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August 31, 2018 in Fintech, United States

Village Capital Selects 12 Startups At Intersection of Finance and Data

We’re excited to announce the twelve startups participating in our upcoming venture development program, Fintech US 2018. Each one of these startups is harnessing financial data to make financial services more accessible, affordable, and transparent.

The program is the latest in our global collaboration with PayPal to support entrepreneurs working to make financial services affordable and accessible (learn more about that collaboration here). The program is also sponsored by BNY Mellon, a financial services firm with over $1.8 trillion under management. The workshops will be co-facilitated by MiddleGame Ventures, a financial services investment fund with a team that has invested over $300 million in nearly 100 financial services firms.

The program will take place over the course of three separate workshops during the months of September, October, and November in Washington, DC, San Francisco and New York. This structure helps participating entrepreneurs sharpen their business case for investment through one-on-one time with investors, mentors, and potential customers while providing access to Village Capital’s methodology, which helps participants assess their company’s strengths and areas for growth.

The full list of startups is:

    • BrightHive (Chicago, IL) helps social services and other organizations combine and analyze their data to measure and share outcomes through a multi-party data management platform.
    • Distilled Analytics (Cambridge, MA) helps financial institutions validate, qualify, and authorize their users through machine learning and “predictive identity.”
    • Distributed ID (Toronto, Canada) is the financial data gateway for open banking, enabling compliant data sharing without leveraged logins or screen scraping.
    • DocumentationHQ (Dublin, Ireland) simplifies the client due diligence process for businesses, financial institutions, accounting, and legal firms.
    • Elsen (Boston, MA) enables anyone at large financial institutions to effortlessly harness vast quantities of data to make better decisions and quickly solve the most complex problems.
    • Fincura (Boston, MA) helps commercial lenders make faster and smarter lending decisions.
    • Global Data Consortium (Raleigh, NC) builds, deploys, and manages localized solutions for electronic consumer identity verification in more than 50 countries.
    • Intrinio (St. Petersburg, FL) is an online financial data intelligence platform that democratizes access to over 300 financial data feeds.
    • LionX (San Francisco, CA) is a FinTech platform for people to control and share their financial information.
    • Mira Financial (New York, NY) is reinventing life insurance using technology and big data, with a unique focus on the specialty risk population.
    • Pairity (New York, NY) uses artificial intelligence to address the growing consumer debt crisis.
    • Treasure (Santa Monica, CA) makes it easy for small businesses to maximize their cash flow by automatically finding and investing idle capital.

At the end of the program, two peer-selected companies in the cohort will receive an offer of $100,000 in investment from Village Capital’s affiliated investment fund, VilCap Investments.

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