Edgefolio Wins Venturespring Future of Finance Challenge 2017

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Venturespring, the international venture development studio, in association with IBM, NatWest, Level39, and Tech.London was pleased to announce hedge fund platform, Edgefolio, as the winner of The Future of Finance Challenge.

Edgefolio’s platform connects investors and hedge funds, creating technology-driven solutions for a traditionally conservative and fragmented industry.

Participants were given seven minutes to pitch their concept, the companies were then judged by an expert panel from the venture capital and the finance industry including participants from IBM, NatWest, Level 39, Innovate UK, Transferwise, Octopus Investments, Angles Den, and more.

After being selected as the winner, Founder & CEO of Edgefolio, Léopold Gasteen, stated:

“I’m humbled to have won given the caliber of the companies we were up against. The panel was made up of smart & thoughtful industry insiders, who asked the most insightful and challenging of questions, plus the setting was super relaxed – so the experience was not all daunting, but instead intellectually stimulating. The London Fintech ecosystem continues to thrive thanks to people like Cassie at Venturespring, who have made it their mission to put the super interesting people together in the right context.”

Edgefolio showcases technology at DIT’s Fintech Trade Mission to Tokyo

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The UK’s Department for International Trade hosted its second ‘Fintech Trade Mission’ to Tokyo, Japan between the 16th to the 20th of January 2017. Edgefolio was one of 14 UK companies selected for the trip, which aims to help UK firms showcase their products & services to the Japanese market.

The DIT’s Fintech Trade Mission aims to promote the UK’s Fintech sector, boost business opportunities and attract investment. It gives local institutions and investors a chance to meet with firms that are developing technologies in the FinTech space including those active in the asset management, banking and insurance spaces. Japan has one of the largest financial markets in the world. FinTech has been booming since last year and has continuously drawn a great deal of attention.

Edgefolio equips investors with the tools to discover and analyse thousands of hedge fund managers, whilst giving hedge fund managers tools to maintain scalable investor relations in an era of increasing regulations. Additionally, Edgefolio works in partnership with prominent prime brokerage teams, who leverage the cutting-edge technology to streamline the fundraising process for their clients.