Across the globe, boundaries are blurring between technology and finance in a giant amalgamation of products and services leading to digital platforms that are growing to be natural monopolies and unicorns. Tech unicorns are sprouting in India too with a total of 18 indian unicorns today (with over a billion dollar valuation each), and global capital to the tune of billions is now chasing these Indian startups.
Fintech Storm in collaboration with Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX2) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is hosting a 2-day Bengaluru Fintech Summit at Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore to focus on emerging technology themes, identify promising startups, connect them with each other and to a global network of investors, prospective Tech partners, policymakers.
“Fintech Storm has been a pioneer in ecosystem creation and now sees the opportunity for Indian startups to gain global market prominence and foreign investment dollars, and is hosting the summit to bring multiple stakeholders such as founders, investors, lawyers, policymakers, Tech consultancies, global influencers to give a boost to early stage startups in fledgling industries. Fintech – which started as a worldwide revolution in ecommerce, payments, digital finance, banking, wealth management, insuretech and so on, is now embracing new technologies such as Artificial intelligence, Deep learning, Cryptocurrencies, tokenisation, Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and enterprise blockchain where opportunities are enormous. We will educate the nascent Indian ecosystem on global trends in these new fields.” said Ms. Arifa Khan, Founder of Fintech Storm and CEO Himalaya Capital Exchange, to be hosted on 30-31 May 2019 at Taj West End hotel, Bangalore, India.
“Walmart’s $16 bn acquisition in 2008 of Flipkart, the startup which was kickstarted with a mere $20000 angel investment in 2008, and aggressive investment rounds by chinese giants such as Softbank, Ant Financial, Alibaba, Tencent with $2bn investment into indian startups in 2017 alone, marks an inflection point in India’s Tech scene. It shows our growing clout and prominence in the global wealth creation landscape. No serious aspiring Tech unicorn can ignore India today due to its sheer consumer base and market power.” said Mr Rahul Bhasin, Managing Partner, Barings Pvt Equity India, early investor in dozens of indian tech startups, who will speak on “Ingredients for successful creation of Digital Platforms” and on “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for improving prospects of Indian Techies”.
Other featured keynote speakers are TCM Meenakshi Sundaram IDG Ventures, Ganesh Rengasamy, Quona Capital, Melissa Frakman, EMVC, Vinayak Nath Venture Catalysts, and many marquee angel investors such as Venkat Raju.
Indian startups are coming of age so our efforts are to facilitate their blossoming into global Tech leaders, catapulting India into a leadership position in the fourth industrial revolution – a great age of technological leaps. Startups can apply at http://bengalurufintechsummit.com to pitch to investors. VC firms, angel networks and investors can apply to attend.
Featured VC/PE firms:
Barings PE, Quona Capital, IDG Ventures, EMVC, Venture Catalysts
Featured Tech Companies include
Tata Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra, PWC, Deloitte, AB-Inbev
Featured High Tech startups include
Himalaya Capital Exchnage (HCX), Fish Eye Box, Signzy, Idfy, Rainfi, Credit Mantri, Coin DCX, WazirX, PayAgri, Floatbot AI
Featured law firms
Nishit Desai Associates, Thiru & Thiru, Crest Law
Inc42, Lattice80, Blockmanity, ICO Holder, FintechNA, GBA
Representing Govt. of Maharashtra, Principal Secretary IT and architect of Mumbai Fintech Hub, Mr SVR Srinivas, IAS said “Fintech challenge is a huge opportunity for startups as also the established players. Govt of Maha has rolled out the 1st fintech policy in India in 2018. Mumbai Fintech Hub is launching a lot of initiatives for startups enabling market and data access. We recognise Fintech as a policy thrust area and wish to cooperate with other tech focused states to give this a nationwide fillip. I have been observing with great interest Arifa Khan’s fintech forays into capital markets over the past few years and commend her thought leadership, and zeal to support startups, SMEs and the Indian Tech movement.” Mr Srinivas will speak at the summit on Maharashtra’s blockchain framework.
The summit features avant-garde inventions such as Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX), which provides tokenized platform services for initial public offerings (IPOs) on a global stock exchange. The platform aims to become an alternative to investment bank IPO services, providing companies and startups with a cost-effective and democratic way to get access to global financing. This is the first securities marketplace self-governed by token holders.
HCX allows entrepreneurs worldwide to create their own shares and bonds and instantly raise money via an automated investment banking platform that runs on smart contract algorithms. Himalaya Labs expects to implement machine learning and artificial intelligence features in future. To help startup founders explore this fund raising technique, we are launching “The Token Advisory3” to supplement our tokenised securities platform.
HCX is also set out to solve challenges faced by institutional capital in embracing the crypto investing paradigm and is seeking partnerships with digital financing platforms and best-in-class security, audit, compliance, and risk-management service providers to allay the concerns of institutional investors, on its journey to reinvent capital markets and give an alternative to wall street for the first time.
The Summit attendees will:
Identify exciting trends in AI, fintech, Wealthtech, BFSI, cyber-security, crypto, blockchain, tokenisation of shares & bonds
Meet early Fintech pioneers in digital lending platforms, crypto exchanges
Learn about emerging market opportunities India presents for budding entrepreneurs
Learn how to raise capital for startups in any industry through STOs
Meet and hear pitches from founders of hottest new startups
Meet 20 serious investors at Startup Funding Conclave
Hear legal opinions from law firms, clarify regulatory uncertainties
Disruptive startups, angels & VC firms, tech unicorns ready to acquire new startups, incubators, accelerators and a vibrant innovation ecosystem makes Bengaluru Fintech & Crypto Summit one of the best learning and inspirational events for young techies.
Companies can sponsor to reach fintech talent in India.
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