Meet the WIRED Money event startup stage speakers
WIRED MONEY 09 June 2015 by Catherine Lawson
The first ten speakers have been announced for the BBVA Ventures Startup Stage at WIRED MONEY, Together with BBVA, our landmark one-day summit at The British Museum on July 8th.
WIRED Money, Together with BBVA will bring together insights from sector newcomers and entrepreneurs, as well as the established financial powerhouses. It will offer a fresh focus on this fast-changing industry and introduce, explain and predict the changes affecting the world of banking, finance and money.
The BBVA Ventures Startup Stage will showcase a wide range of fast-growing businesses working in the banking and finance space, who will introduce their organisations and explain their objectives, aims and applications.
Confirmed speakers on the BBVA Ventures Startup Stage so far include:
– Daniel Gandesha, founder of Property Partner, which allows people to invest in residential properties with as much or little as they like, using a crowdfunding model.
– Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, cofounder and CEO of SyndicateRoom, an equity crowdfunding platform that has democratised investment in startups, allowing individuals the same access to opportunities as professional angel investors.
– Lúí Smyth of CoinJar, a digital multi-currency wallet that allows users to safely acquire, store and spend bitcoin.
– Andy Goldby of The Floow, which supports insurers across the globe, producing insurance models based on analysis of people’s behaviour.
– Gerald Eder of comparison platform CompareAsiaGroup, which helps people in emerging markets save money and make better choices with free, independent comparison tools for financial products.
– Mark Gazit of ThetaRay, a big-data analytics platform and solutions service, providing advanced cybersecurity, operational efficiency and risk detection for financial institutions and infrastructure.
– Julian Oehrlein, cofounder of Oradian, which empowers financial institutions serving the billions of people at the base of the economic pyramid by improving performance, reducing costs and helping them scale services.
– Kerim Derhalli founder and CEO of invstr, which aims to democratise access to financial news and market data with an intuitive app providing financial news, market sentiment and on-demand, real-time data.
– Emily Mackay, CEO of Crowdsurfer, which is building a detailed analytics dashboard enabling users to navigate crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance.
– Dylan Bourguignon, cofounder of Syndico, which provides consumers with cheaper peer-to-peer alternatives to traditional insurance. Its first service, Cycle Syndicate, is a P2P alternative to bicycle insurance.
Serial entrepreneur, investor and P2P authority Julie Hanna, who is executive chair of the board at crowd-lending site Kiva, has been announced as a new speaker on the main stage. She will speak in the MARKETPLACES AND THE CROWD session alongside previously announced speakers Samir Desai of Funding Circle and Darren Westlake from Crowdcube.
WIRED Money, Together with BBVA takes place on July 8, 2015 at The British Museum. WIRED subscribers save 10% on tickets. We also have a limited number of half-price tickets for finance sector startups. For more information or to register, please visit www.wired.co.uk/money15