Benzinga FinTech Awards – Notes from the Conference (2)

Anton Mozgovoy – HumanIQ – Listen to the Podcast interview HERE

Financial Inclusion – Provide social and financial services for those that are “Unbanked”.  People who don’t have bank accounts.

Platform for extending credit to the unbanked.

  • Provide initial capital to get the community started
  • Allow those within the community to easily transfer funds and provide loans where banking is not readily accessible or available.
  • Remote communities such as those in Africa, South America and other third world nations.

Humaniq’s Mission:

  • Humaniq exists to bring banking to everybody and digital currency to the many.
  • Humaniq wants to open the 21st Century economy to all those shut out from its opportunities around the world.
  • Humaniq aims to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs to offer services to those who currently are excluded from financial services.

Atans Stoyanov – FinanceBoards

  • FinanceBoards strives for investors to have a better way to generate Alpha through investments.
  • This is done through a Predictive Analytics
  • Finding which data points are best in current markets
    • May be based in some cases on Fundamentals
    • In some cases in Technicals.
    • Depends on the timing
  • Using Artificial Inteligence Models to predict markets.
    • Seeks out previous iterations that happened to predict future trends.
    • Running through massive amounts of data to predict what the future may hold.

Philip Brittan, CEO – Crux

  • Make Data Delightful
  • They strive to find and make use of relevant data.
  • Draw unique insight from conglomerating data.
  • This is a Quant model to bring in and make data usable.
  • Used to be that the only way to get aggregated financial data was by buying it from Bloomberg, Reuters, etc…
    • Now, there are lots of alternative data and underground type sources which can be made useful with Crux.
  • Crux does not sell or resell data, they are simply providing real estate to help companies make use of the data they have acquired.
    • They are selling their process rather than finding data.
    • They are manipulating, cleaning and doing research on the data provided in order to improve businesses.
    • Crux sees most businesses spending 50-80% of their time trying to onboard, structure and transform/ clean data.
      • Crux provides this service so that you can then analyze the clean and usable data.
  • They do have data available through their Core Access Service however.