Agora Innovation GmbH was founded in 2017 by Phong Dao, Evgeny Matershev and Robert Malec, who together have more than 40 years of experience in digitization in the financial sector. The blockchain start-up develops the platform-independent software solution IVE (Identity Verification Engine), which enables regulated and legally compliant security token transactions in different countries by linking digital identities with anonymous cryptowallets. Agora Innovation also offers various complementary services in the area of Crypto Currencies, Smart Contracts and Blockchain. With comprehensive business and technical know-how, the start-up accompanies companies and other institutions with their own initial coin or security token offerings.
As a B2B provider, figo enables third parties to access various financial sources. This includes processed data of bank accounts, credit cards, deposits, Paypal accounts, as well as a variety of FinTechs. Initially, companies used the figo solution, for example, to automate bookkeeping, simplify credit checks, or make account changes a trivial issue. In the meantime, more and more banks have counted themselves among the figo customers. They develop products that deliver added value to the user. These applications allow banking to not take place at the bank, but in everyday life, offering aesthetic appeal and ease of use.
Many Companies are driven to the brink of insolvency, with clients failing to pay invoices on time. Berlin-based internet platform Fundflow helps companies to maintain their liquidity by buying their accounts receivable. The holders of said claims can sell them directly on fundflow.de and receive their money on the next working day, minus a fee that is calculated depending on the debtor and payment deadline.
HandEX is revolutionising the export finance market by using leading technology, to revamp processes and make it as easy as possible for exporters and importers alike to access the financing they need for international trade. Today, if an exporter would like to search for financing for their exports, particularly to emerging markets for loans for an amount under EUR 5M (“small tickets”), they are frequently turned away by their bank. As much as 50% of “small-ticket” export finance loans are rejected by banks, even before appraisal. Targeting SMEs with a mid- to long-term financing requirement of up to EUR 5M, HandEX facilitates and integrates the issuance of export loans and export insurance covers with Euler Hermes, including guarantees issued by the German government..
Iconiq Holding is a global crypto asset management firm headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with offices in London and New York. Iconiq Holding launched Iconiq Lab, the world’s first decentralized venture capital group and token sale accelerator program, in early 2017 and is issuing a series of crypto asset index funds under the Iconiq Funds brand. Iconiq Holding is the developer of the crypto asset management platform, AMaaS, as well as an authorized Sponsor Firm of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) and the issuer of the ICNQ token.
The FinTech company troy is changing the traditional debt collection industry with methods from marketing and CRM. The aim of the start-up with the locations in Lippstadt (NRW) and Hamburg is to maintain the relationship between the company and the customer in addition to the realisation of the receivables. The founders of troy, Philip Rürup and Till Völzke, rely on multichannel communication as well as individualized and data-driven communication in combination with decades of debt collection expertise. The mission: troy becoming the most customer-friendly debt collection company in Europe.
About half of consumers are in default of payment due to forgetfulness or short-term bottlenecks. Despite that, traditional debt collection treats these customers as if they have not paid intentionally. The process is impersonal, bureaucratic and unpleasant. It is obvious that as a result, companies usually lose their customers. troy changes this and continues to treat the customer as a customer. Tried and tested methods of multichannel CRM, targeting approaches and machine learning drive the new approach. troy addresses each customer via the most promising mix of communication channels and with individually adjusted messages. High transparency, multiple payment methods and friendly communication add to the “troy way”. This allows for high recovery rates of both receivables and customer relationships.