By: Baystreet Staff - Monday April 17,2017 Over 200 Fintech Startup Finalists to Celebrate Worldwide Fintech Innovation at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards in New York City May 11 Benzinga Announces Finalists for 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Over 200 companies will compete at fintech’s premier event in New York City May 11 DETROIT Benzinga, a leading online financial media publication and data provider, announced today the finalists for the 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards. The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is the largest fintech event focusing on the capital markets. In its third year, Benzinga has expanded the event’s purview to the global stage, bringing over 200 companies to New York City from countries including India, Israel, Poland, and Singapore. The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards finalists were chosen by their peers in a social voting competition. In all, 372 companies applied to the competition, and 225 finalists received over 100,000 votes to advance to the judging round. Finalists will soon enter the judging stage of the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards competition. A judging board of more than 30 leaders in every fintech vertical will rank the finalists in terms of how innovative their products are and their potential to reshape the finance industry. The judging panel includes an “unprecedented” level of fintech talent, such as current and former C-suite executives of financial institutions like Morningstar and Thomson Reuters, as well as many leading investors, VCs, television personalities and financial innovators of all stripes. Firms from DE Shaw and J.P. Morgan to TD Ameritrade and Fidelity are all contributing insight and mentorship to the 225 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards finalists. The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards finalists, by category: Best Use of Alternative Investments Platform, Tool, or App BankerBay CFX Markets ClearVest Advisers, LLC CoolMellon Entrex Equitise Frictionless Healthcare Finance Income& Kettera Strategies Mercury Capital Advisors SAF Platform Seedrs Swaper YieldStreet Best Analysis Platform, Tool, or App Alpha Hat Artivest BondCliQ ChartYourTrade F.A.S.T. Graphs NewsHedge Novus Orchard Platform Polly Portfolio TradingView Web Financial Group Ycharts Best Digital Mortgage or Real Estate Platform, Tool, or App Brickvest BRICKX BuildFax Cadre Morty Neat Capital Neighborhood Pay Services PeerStreet Quicken Loans / Rocket Mortgage RealtyMogul RealtyShares Unison Home Ownership Investors Best Education & Personal Finance Platform, Tool, or App BillGO Clarity Money Copper Street Dream Forward 401(k) FinTech Business School MoneyLion Shift SmartAsset TradeBench Best Financial Advisor or Wealth Management Platform, Tool, or App Advisor Engine ALBRIDGE Backstop Solutions Group BaseVenture CBOE Vest FUNDBASE LendingCalc Mil Advisor MyVest ORION RobustWealth STRATIFI Truelytics Best Forex Platform, Tool, or App Fortex FXPRIMUS FXStreet Markets.com MarketsFactory.com MobyTrader Remitly TF Global Markets uChange Best InsurTech Platform, Tool, or App Aclaimant Bought By Many Coverfy CoverWallet Embroker FitSense Insureon League Life.io Neuroprofiler Senteri UnBrokerage WeSavvy Best Lending Platform, Tool, or App Bizfi Datanomers Global Debt Registry IdFinance InterNex Capital MYJAR P2Binvestor PayMe Rubique Stilt Suretly Think Money TWINO Best Proprietary Technology or APIs Alpha Exchange Connamara Systems Dataminr Finicity Nomad COnnection OpenFin OptionsCity Overbond Push Payments Quovo Redtail Technology Tradier Xignite Best RegTech Platform, Tool, or App AQMetrics AU10TIX ComplyAdvantage ComplySci Neurensic Qumram Rippleshot ThetaRay Trulioo Trunomi Uniken Best Research Platform, Tool, or App AlphaSense FinanceBoards MackeyRMS OptionMetrics PitchBook Slingshot Insights Sqoop Street Diligence Virtual Cove Best Robo Advisor Betterment Clinc Exeria Gravity Investments Polaris Portfolios Scalable Capital Unicorn Bay Vestwell Ways2Wealth Wealthfront Wealthsimple WiseBanyan Best Trading Execution or Brokerage Platform DriveWealth Fidelity FINVASIA Lime Brokerage (Wedbush) m1 Finance OptionsHouse SelfWealth Sterling Trading Tech StocksToTrade T3 Live TD Ameritrade (AMTD) Best Trading Idea Platform, Tool, or App ADVFN Alpaca BullBoard Chaikin Analytics Equities.com iStockPicker SharingAlpha Stocks For The Week TalkMarkets Ticker.tv TickerTags Trade Ideas Tradespoon Trumid Financial Vest Cycle Vetr Best Under-banked or Emerging Market Solution Amplify Billmo, LLC Eastpesa Limited Elevate FarmDrive Ovamba PayActiv Ping Express WorldRemit Best Use of Blockchain or Bitcoins AlphaPoint Blockchain Brave New Coin I/O Digital Melonport Netcoins Paxos Purse Remitt SecureKey Technologies Finding Alpha AlphaStreet Cindicator Croudify DarcMatter ExtractAlpha Kavout PortfolioEffect Prattle PureFunds RelateTheNews SavaNet Tradagon Visible Alpha Institutional Innovators Bond Price Validation Bridge Financial Technology ChartIQ Cloud9 Technologies Intro-act Marstone, Inc. Opportunity Network Veriday Investing In Millennials Aspiration EZMCOM Inc GRAIN Lean Financial MATADOR Payscape SprinkleBit STASH Leveling the Playing Field CALL LEVELS Capitali.se Click IPO Securities DIY.Fund EnergyFunders finbox.io IEX OptaCredit Fintech Private Limited trigger Solving Problems Through Payments Alipay CHeckbook.io disburze PayKey Payment Rails RenovITe Technologies Inc Sharepay Soundpays Spendesk SWITCH Inc Zebit ZOOZ The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards judges include: Pete Casella, Point72 Ventures Adam Boyden, RPM Ventures Amir Goldman, Susquehanna Growth Equity Partners Yin Luo, Wolfe Research Nathan Richardson, TradeIt David Teten, ff Venture Capital James Altucher Tim Seymour, CNBC Vicki Walia, Alliance-Bernstein Bill Libby, Goldman Sachs (GS) Kim Trautmann, DRW VC Seth Merrin, LiquidNet Steve Lau, WorldQuant Ventures Matt Harris, Bain Capital Ventures Tricia Rothschild, Morningstar Charlie Hartel, Yahoo! Finance (YHOO) Ed Skolarus, Investor’s Business Daily Gene Munster, Loup Ventures Ken Scichiano, TA Associates Nicholas Britz, Google Finance Bill Nosal, NASDAQ John Hart, TD Ameritrade (AMTD) Alex Wong, DE Shaw Ventures Kelli Keough, J.P. Morgan Chase Matt Hatch, E&Y Jennifer Samalis, Fidelity David Jegen, F Prime Capital Man Mahjouri, Tradeworx Philip Brittan, Fmr. Thomson Reuters Sue Britton, Fintech Growth Syndicate Jeff Chiapetta, Charles Schwab Sonny Singh, BitPay Media Information: Spencer White firstname.lastname@example.org (for media email inquiries please put "MEDIA" at the beginning of the subject line) 313-723-2000 About Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards provide winning finalists with new opportunities for growth and exposure. For last year's winners, please visit www.benzingafintechawards.com or use the hashtag #BZAwards. 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