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Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

Intellias is attending Paris FinTech Forum 2019. Here’s a list of FinTech innovators we can’t wait to meet

December 27, 2018

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Intellias strives to be the first to know about FinTech trends and to stay current on the latest financial news. That’s why on January 29–30 our experts will be at Paris FinTech Forum 2019 to meet the industry’s leaders.

In 2018, the FinTech Forum in Paris connected 2,600 FinTech enthusiasts from 72 countries with 244 CEO speakers during keynote presentations and panel discussions. Following the huge success of the 2018 conference, PFF 2019 has ambitious aims as well: stay the exclusive digital finance event in Europe. This year, it will bring more than 220 experts on stage, including CEOs of the world’s leading FinTech companies.

For the first time, every single person on the planet is connected one-to-one, directly, in real time, globally. That is transformational, as we never had that connectivity before. We invent a new way of doing trade, value exchange, and commerce.

Chris Skinner, CEO of The Financier, speaking at Paris FinTech Forum 2018

Intellias has rich experience designing innovative financial and banking solutions. So below, we highlight the most remarkable companies to see at Paris FinTech Forum 2019. Get to know the key industry influencers you can’t miss at PFF in January.

Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

Intellias overview of top companies at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

R3

Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2015    
  • Headquarters: New York, NY, USA 
  • Employees: 51–200 
  • Website: www.r3.com

R3 will be one of the most remarkable FinTech startups at Paris FinTech Forum 2019. This blockchain consortium company applies innovative blockchain solutions to power multiple industries, including healthcare, FinTech, and insurance.

Striving to bring the blockchain to every business in every industry, R3 has developed Corda, a unique platform that tackles specific business challenges with the blockchain. With two platform versions – open-source Corda and Corda Enterprise, for commercial use – R3 makes the blockchain accessible to both the public and private sectors.

Corda helps businesses transact directly through blockchain networks. On December 6, 2018, a group of international banks in cooperation with R3 managed to complete a live commercial transaction based on the Corda platform worth €100,000 ($113,722).

Ripple Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2012 
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA 
  • Employees: 201–500 
  • Website: www.ripple.com

Boasting “one frictionless experience to send money globally” on their homepage, Ripple connects banks and payment providers for fast and secure money transfers worldwide.

Ripple is a venture-backed startup providing global financial settlement solutions using the power of the blockchain. The company sits on the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force Steering Committee, co-chairs the W3C’s Web Payments Working Group, and partners with banks across the globe to enhance their cross-border payment offerings. Paris FinTech Forum 2019 attendees will get an opportunity to meet Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse.

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Finastra Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2017 
  • Headquarters: London, UK 
  • Employees: 10,000+ 
  • Website: www.finastra.com

The merger between Misys and D+H in 2017 formed Finastra, a global provider of financial services software. The company’s offerings include cloud-based solutions that help its clients accelerate growth, eliminate risk, and scale up to address the ever-evolving needs of end customers. With 48 of the world’s top 50 banks using Finastra technology today, the company is transforming corporate and retail banking, investment management, and treasury and capital markets.

Simon Paris, CEO at Finastra, will share industry insights based on his 20+ years of experience in sales, management, and leadership. His expertise will help conference participants discover how to unlock the potential of financial businesses by creating a platform for open innovation.

Temenos Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 1993  
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland 
  • Employees: 1,001–5,000 
  • Website: www.temenos.com

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Geneva, Temenos helps banks and other financial institutions across the globe expand their businesses and stay ahead of the curve.

Deep domain knowledge and FinTech industry focus make Temenos a market leading software provider for banking and financial services. Customers using Temenos solutions claim to get 31% higher returns on assets and a 9% lower cost/income ratio than banks running legacy applications. It’s no surprise that Temenos delivers to over 3,000 firms around the world, including 41 of the global top 50 banks. The Temenos T24 Core Banking system has been a top seller for 13 years already.

N26 Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2013  
  • Headquarters: Berlin, Germany 
  • Employees: 501–1,000 
  • Website: www.n26.com

With over 2 million customers across 24 countries, N26 is transparent, innovative, and one of the fastest-growing banks in Europe. N26 offers a brand-new banking experience for the digital generation and knows how to respond to challenges of the twenty-first century. Headquartered in Berlin and delivering throughout the entire Eurozone, N26 plans to expand to the US market in early 2019.

Read more: Learn how Intellias helped the first digital bank in Germany build a mobile banking system for painless payment processing

Revolut Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2013   
  • Headquarters: London, UK 
  • Employees: 501–1,000 
  • Website: www.revolut.com

Revolut is a radical, new-generation mobile bank disrupting Europe and planning to launch in the United States and Canada. It aims to meet the needs of today’s hyper-connected world and become a digital alternative to traditional banks.

Revolut powers fast international money transfers and instant global spending using the interbank exchange rate. Nik Storonsky, CEO of Revolut bank, which boasts over 2.5 million customers, will speak at Paris FinTech Forum 2019.

Many people do everything on mobiles now, from shopping to listening to music, and there’s no reason banks should be any different.

Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank and a speaker at Paris FinTech Forum
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Zopa Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2005  
  • Headquarters: London, UK 
  • Employees: 201–500 
  • Website: www.zopa.com

Founded in 2005, Zopa was the first ever peer-to-peer lending company. Zopa is a financial innovator and uses leading solutions to meet the needs of today’s tech-savvy consumers. The company builds its business on transparency and honesty. Thousands of customers trust Zopa and have voted it the Most Trusted Personal Loan Provider in the Moneywise Customer Awards for six years in a row.

Read more: Learn how Intellias helped create a SaaS lending solution for business loans

Kabbage Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2009   
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, GA, USA 
  • Employees: 201–500 
  • Website: www.kabbage.com

Attendees at Paris FinTech Forum 2019 will meet Rob Frohwein, CEO of Kabbage. In 2008, he recognized that giants like eBay allowed small businesses to manage transactions automatically via APIs. He realized that small firms could share transaction data to let underwriters make faster credit decisions. Kabbage became one of the early adopters of financial services data and technology platforms to enable instant, fully automated funding to small and mid-sized businesses.

Today, the company is a top provider of working capital to brick-and-mortar stores, service providers, and online businesses of all types in the UK and the US. The Kabbage Data Context Engine collects and processes shipping, accounting, ecommerce, and payment data to provide business managers with funding in real time. While banks can take weeks to make a decision, Kabbage clients receive funding in a few minutes.

Sum Up  Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 2011 
  • Headquarters: London, UK 
  • Employees: 1,001–5,000 
  • Website: www.sumup.co.uk

Today, businesses should consider innovative tech solutions to improve their day-to-day financial operations. SumUp is an industry disruptor that follows financial technology trends and meets the needs of modern customers. As the first-ever card acceptance brand, SumUp empowers businesses with hardware and software for integrating instant card payments into their apps and services. Launched in 2011, SumUp has attained impressive global reach and has become the leading venture-backed financial technology and mobile point of sale (mPOS) company. Plus, SumUp is the only company providing an end-to-end EMV card acceptance solution powered by proprietary hardware and a full suite of SDKs and APIs.

Wirecard Top 10 FinTech Disruptors You Should Follow at Paris FinTech Forum 2019

  • Founded: 1999  
  • Headquarters: Munich, Germany 
  • Employees: 1,001–5,000 
  • Website: www.wirecard.com

Wirecard claims they’ve been reinventing payments since 1999. With almost 20 years of experience on the market, Wirecard drives innovation in offline, online, and mobile payments and continuously expands its offerings with disruptive technologies. Over 5,000 employees in 26 countries help Wirecard deliver value-added services and remain one of the leading financial commerce platforms across the globe. Wirecard’s focus includes not only payment services but also retail and transaction banking, couponing, data analytics, and conversion rate improvement.


Intellias aims to get a leg up on the competition. To seize emerging opportunities, we’ll continue visiting remarkable FinTech conferences in 2019 just like we did in 2018. Stay tuned for the freshest insights on what’s shaping the financial industry.


Also, feel free to contact us and arrange a meeting with one of our experts at Paris FinTech Forum 2019 to discuss FinTech trends and developments in France!

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