For the eighth time, the Swiss FinTech Awards are given to outstanding Swiss start-ups and influential organizations on the evening of June 13 at the Swiss FinTech Awards Night in Zurich.
Winner Early stage startup category
In the category “Early Stage Start-up of the Year”, Pelt8 is the winner. The young company offers an innovative solution for the increasingly important sustainability reporting. Pelt8 receives a prize money of CHF 42,000. Also making it to the finals of this category was the start-up Sustainaccount, which makes climate risks easier to analyse. The two finalists show that the sustainability topic has arrived and is thriving in the fintech sector.
Winner growth stage startup category
The category “Growth Stage Startup of the Year” goes to the start-up NetGuardians. Banks and other financial service providers use the AI-based solution from NetGuardians in the fight against fraudulent activities and thereby protect customer funds. Also in the final was the company Taurus, which provides financial institutions the technology stack required for offering digital assets.
Fintech Influencer Award
The business angel network SICTIC is honoured for its long-time contribution to the innovative and dynamic Swiss fintech location.
The Swiss FinTech Awards recognize, among other things, the important role of the investor collective for the funding of early stage fintech start-ups in Switzerland. However, SICTIC not only makes investments in startups, but also organizes the Fintech Investor Days, which are an important networking platform for start-ups throughout Switzerland. The Swiss start-up ecosystem has benefitted from SICTIC’s commitment over the years.
While the start-ups go through a multi-stage application process to convince the jury, the “FinTech Influencer of the Year” is directly nominated and chosen by the jury. The jury of the Swiss FinTech Awards consists of around 20 renowned fintech experts and industry thought leaders.