Fintech entrepreneurs focused on two seemingly contradictory things when it comes to investing. On one hand, we have roboadvisors that automate the investment process, removing the human element and biases we bring to the table. On the other hand, big data and analytics firms continue to bring new inputs to active investors to help them make better investments.
The Tradestreaming Awards recognize the talent, energy, and vision that are required to create great digital financial products and the people who create them. The following are our inaugural winners in the investing category.
Best Research Provider
Awarding a business that continuously excels at producing the highest quality research for individual or professional investors.
TipRanks analyzes the analysts, providing transparency on who’s opinion is predictive on a particular investment and who’s not. The firm has a retail product and also sells its data to institutional investors. TipRanks’ Smart Portfolio service provides an analytical layer on top of portfolios to help optimize performance.
Best New Investment Platform
Awarding an up-and-coming investment platform that provides individual investors with necessary tools to build a strong portfolio.
The software-assisted portfolio manager has investors begin by setting goals on their way to constructing a portfolio. Like a roboadvisor for DIY investors, DIY.FUND sends alerts when a portfolio needs attention by making risk exposure easier to understand.
Best Early Stage Fintech Investor
Awarding an angel investor or venture capitalist who has amassed a trophy room of top early stage fintech investments, whether they’ve already played out or are on their way to hefty ROI.
WINNER: QED Investors
QED Investors’ portfolio reads like a who’s who of some of this generations top fintech companies. The portfolio is overweighted towards online lending, in part because the firm’s founders were top leaders at Capital One, and includes Avidxchange, Can Capital, Credit Karma, Green Sky, and Klarna.
Best Later Stage Fintech Investor
Awarding a venture capitalist or private equity investor that has minted money by investing in later stage fintech companies.
WINNER: Bain Capital Ventures
Bain Capital’s fintech portfolio is comprised of firms like FlyWire, iex, and Receivables Exchange. The fintech investment team is lead by Matt Harris, who founded fintech venture firm, Village Ventures, before rejoining Bain Capital in New York.
Come join these award winners at our first Tradestreaming Money Conference as we explore the impact technology is having on big finance.