TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (TOKYO:4812) (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Setsuo Kamai; “ISID”) decided on the award-winners, including the winners of the Grand Prize, from among the 26 cutting-edge financial services presented at the FIBC2018 Financial Innovation Business Conference “FIBC2018”, held in Tokyo on March 2. “justInCase” and “Opportunity Network” won the Grand Prize.
FIBC is an event specializing in the FinTech field providing a communication platform linking FinTech startups, leading corporations and other businesses, venture capital firms and media professionals through a pitch contest and networking.
With the support by well-known overseas accelerators and incubation centers, such as Startupbootcamp, Lattice80, Stone & Chalk, SuperCharger and various embassies, the event had 26 participants of the pitch contest. Half of them were from overseas, and all presentations were given in English. This year’s event was distinguished by a host of novel and innovative services: technologies such as insurance, investment, loan, money transfer, authentication, and security.
The Grand Prize was awarded for the service that earned the highest scores, which the judging panel determined in five categories: “impact on financial markets,” “quality of the management team,” “innovativeness of the business model,” “business growth potential” and “possibility of becoming a global service.” The award-winning service is as follows.
FinPitch Japan Grand Prize
“justInCase” (justInCase, Inc.) https://justincase.jp
FinPitch Overseas Grand Prize
“Opportunity Network” (Opportunity Network) https://www.opportunitynetwork.com
Other Awards (Japan)
- Audience Award: “STREAM” (Smart Plus Co., Ltd.) https://smartplus-sec.com
- Seven Bank Award: “AuthKey” (CurrencyPort Limited) http://www.ccyport.com
- QUICK Award: “justInCase” (justInCase, Inc.) https://justincase.jp
- Norinchukin Award: “Palette IoT” (momo Inc.) http:/momo-ltd.com
- Special Award: “Gate.” (LEEWAYS Inc.) https://leeways.co.jp
Other Awards (Overseas)
- Audience Award: “Soundpays” (Soundpays Inc.) http://soundpays.com
- Sony Financial Holdings Award: “HitKey” (HitPay Technologies Pte Ltd.) http://www.hitkey.ai
- Mitsubishi Estate FINOLAB Award: “NoPassword” (NoPassword) https://www2.nopassword.com
- ISID Award: “Revolut” (Revolut Ltd.) https://www.revolut.com
FinPitch Participating Startups
CurrencyPort Limited / Smart Plus Co., Ltd. / BrainCat inc. / justInCase, Inc. / MFS, Inc. / Sasuke Financial Lab Inc. / Tryfunds inc. / Keychain Pte. Ltd. / Snippet / FIGS Inc. Japan GK / Real World Games / LEEWAYS Inc. / momo Inc.
HitPay Technologies Pte Ltd.(Singapore) / AIZEN Global Co., Inc.(Korea) / FUCO&SOLUTION Co., Ltd.(Taiwan) / Infosonic, Inc. (Korea) / MyFinB Holdings Pte Ltd.(Singapore) / NoPassword(US) / Opportunity Network(UK) / Mobi-Soft Ltd.(Russia) / Revolut Ltd. (UK) / Smartfolios Pte Ltd.(Singapore) / Soundpays Inc.(Canada) / Tradle(US) / Wishfull Inc.(Korea)
Note: Company and product names in this release are the trademark or registered trademark of each company respectively.