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24 Startup Finalists From Across the Globe to Compete at the Fintech Finals 2017, Hong Kong

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Only 1 lucky winner will receive the US$10,000 prize

SINGAPORE and HONG KONG, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The following 24 startups will be competing for their chance at the coveted Best in Show prize of US$10,000 at the Fintech Finals 2017 (FF17) pitch competition at PMQ in Hong Kong on January 19, 2017. Each startup will have just 5 minutes to pitch their business in front of industry judges and a live audience. Trophies will also be given out for the following categories: Best Early Stage Startup, Best Growth Stage Startup and Best Mature Stage Startup. Ten of the finalists below (indicated by asterisks) were winners of Regional Semi-Finalist competitions that took place in 10 different cities in Asia and Sao Paulo.  Each winner won US$2,000 for travel expenses and the opportunity to compete at FF17 in January.

In addition, the final winning team will be invited for a co-creation engagement with Visa at its Innovation Center in Singapore, to explore and ideate on business solutions and opportunities together with a team of subject matter experts from across Visa's business.

The complete list of finalists that will be competing at the Fintech Finals 2017 in Hong Kong are:

Early Stage Startups

Perpule** -- (India)

Growth Stage Startups

Dataholics** -- (Brazil)

Tapview** -- (Australia)

DarcMatter** -- (USA)

MyCash Online** -- (Malaysia)

Bugwolf** -- (Australia)

Bluepan** -- (Korea)

Privemanagers -- (Hong Kong)

Crowd Realty** -- (Japan)

Swipestox -- (Germany)

Isbit -- (Mexico)

MoneyDashboard -- (UK)

Veridate -- (Hong Kong)

Blockex -- (UK)

Policypal – (Singapore) 

Bugclipper** -- (India)

KYC Chain -- (Hong Kong)

Valoot -- (Hong Kong)

Mature Stage Startups

NSBeyond --  (Korea)

Ayannah** -- (Philippines)

Clare -- (UK)

Milvik AB -- (Sweden)

Boundlss -- (Australia)

Bambu -- (Singapore)

FF17 is organised by Next Money, and brought to you by Visa, with support from Gold Partner, Oracle Financial Services. Organizational Partners also giving support include InvestHK and Senj? Group. The FF17 is part of the week long StartmeupHK Festival, and Rob Findlay, Next Money's founder, comments, "We are absolutely thrilled at the level of innovation, drive and quality amongst all of the startups attending from Asia and beyond, and we are happy to help highlight their excellent work, here at FF17. Our guest judges will be sure to have a difficult time narrowing down the grand prize to just one winner."

To find out more about the Fintech Finals 2017 and purchase tickets go to

About Next Money

Next Money, co-founded by Rob Findlay, is a global fintech community that fosters the reinvention of finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship. Next Money brings together peers from across disciplines including start-ups, banking, technology and design. Through meet-ups and events, hosting speakers and panelists, members come together to discuss, learn and discover new ways to transform the finance industry for the better. Originating in Singapore, Next Money has grown over the past four years into a global brand represented by city chapters of like-minded people all over the world and continues to expand. Learn more about Next Money and the Fintech Finals 2017, go to

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks --VisaNet -- that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit , and @VisaNews.

About Invest Hong Kong 

InvestHK is the department of the HKSAR Government established in 2000 to attract foreign direct investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. For more information, please visit

About StartmeupHK Festival

Hong Kong's startup ecosystem has witnessed phenomenal growth over the past few years and the city is consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing startup hubs in the world. To celebrate and showcase the startup ecosystem, InvestHK is organising its 2017 StartmeupHK Festival running from 16-20 January. Delving into the future of entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation, the week will feature keynotes, interactive how-to-sessions, hackathons, powerful lessons from seasoned founders and investors in sectors such as fintech, digital health, smart city technologies, IOT, retail innovation plus much more. For more information, please visit

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