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Fintech encompasses technological innovation to introduce improved alternatives and efficiency for financial services and products. Fintech is attuned to the needs of our digital generation and provides technological financial access for various demographics worldwide.

Over the past few years, the Israeli Fintech industry has established itself as a frontrunner in financial innovation, boasting several unique strengths enabling its success across global markets. These include esteemed expertise in technology such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and cryptography, as well as an active, commercially minded, and entrepreneurial Ffintech community with a global outlook.

Israel’s FinTech sector raised a record-breaking $2.3B in VC and PE investments in the first half of 2021, more than tripling the amount it raised over the same period…

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"The Israeli FinTech landscape is booming, with hundreds of Israeli FinTechs focusing on global opportunities, Israel has become a stronghold for FinTech innovation. Multinationals are opening innovation centers and scouting programs in Israel to keep up to date with the rapidly evolving market and unique technological opportunities. FinTech-Aviv, the Israeli FinTech Association, acts as a FinTech hub for over 30,000 entrepreneurs, FinTechs, financial institutions, investors and multi-nationals. Providing a gateway for global financial institutions and FinTechs who wish to connect with the Israeli FinTech landscape, by hosting monthly events, delegations, content and FinTech courses for corporates and in Israeli Academic institutions. "

- Tal Sharon
Managing Partner at Equitech, President at FinTech-Aviv - The Israeli FinTech Association

"Fintech has shifted from competition to collaboration mode between banks & startups and this resulted in several success stories, especially with Israeli companies bringing a new wave of innovation to global banks, at The Floor we see the emergence of innovators that are helping to impact the financial industry while gaining expert guidance and unique business opportunities. The dominant trends relate to the use of data as a currency, leveraging existing assets for better service/new product offering. Blockchain is early stage yet beginning to move into the implementation phase. The use of AI capabilities to manage new regulation or enhance customer-facing digital experience."

- Avi Cohen
Co-founder & CEO of The Floor

"Technology and innovation have created a new world of opportunity for the insurance industry. Our future customers demand and expect innovation from our industry. We will need to navigate through this new world of opportunity and to develop new models and new partnerships in order to stay relevant. Many insurers and brokers recognize the need to innovate and are Investing in Insurtech Initiatives. I am sure that insurance industry will be much different in five to 10 years."

- Shay Simkin
Managing Director of Howden Insurance Brokers Israel & Head of Cyber for Howden Global

Fintech highlights

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SummerSaaS VC conference and pitch competition

28 March 2022
news

DIFC and Start-Up Nation Central to Promote Innovation-Based Business Ties Between the UAE and Israel

19 October 2021
resource

FinTech 2021

12 September 2021
resource

Fintech H1 2021 report

29 July 2021
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Israeli FinTech is Booming: H1/2021 Investments climb by 260% compared to H1/2020

26 July 2021
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FinTech Startup Pagaya Raises $102M

18 June 2020
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Capital Markets Startup Capitolis Raises $40 Million

26 November 2019
engagements

Inter-American Development Bank

1 September 2019
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CreditPlace Peer-to-Peer Debt Trading Startup Raises $8 Million

6 November 2018
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Start-Up Nation Central Wows Africa with Israeli Innovation

13 September 2018
news

$14M in Series B Funding Raised by Israel-based AI Fintech Company Pagaya

3 September 2018
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Online Lender BlueVine Announces $12M Investment from Microsoft's Venture Fund M12

2 August 2018
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10Bis to be Bought by Dutch Takeaway.com for €135 Million

31 July 2018
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$83 Million Raised by Small Businesses Carrier Next Insurance

16 July 2018
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$7 Million in Seed Funding Announced for Trigo's Advanced Retail Automation Platform

16 July 2018
engagements

Cassava Fintech

4 July 2018
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Start-Up Nation Central's Annual Report

26 June 2018
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Fintech Company Bluevine Raises $200 Million in C Round

9 May 2018
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$3.5 Million Raised in Series A Round by Fintech-Specialist Company Reach


23 April 2018
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ActivePath Acquired by BroadRidge, Expected to Improve Communication Experiences through Interactivity

2 April 2018
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Biocatch secures $30M in funding to redefine digital identity and renew trust in online interactions

13 March 2018
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Fintech Hub to be set up in Tel Aviv by Japanese insurer Sompo

27 November 2017
engagements

Boston Consulting Group

30 October 2017
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New Funding of $130M for BlueVine

24 October 2017

Open Banking

2 October 2017

Mobile and Contactless Solutions

1 October 2017

Security and Biometric Authentication

1 October 2017

Wider Distribution of Blockchain Services

1 October 2017

Integration of Big Data, A.I., Advanced Analytics and Cognitive Computing

1 October 2017

Friction-less Customer Experience

1 October 2017
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$7.6m raised in A funding round by AI text insight platform creators, Amenity Analytics

4 September 2017
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How 300+ Israeli Companies are Changing the Face of FinTech

23 August 2017
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Why International Companies Are Investing in Israeli FinTech Start Ups

23 August 2017
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A Matter of Trust: How an Israeli Start-Up is Making Blockchain Pay Off for Business

23 August 2017
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Why Does Israel Have a Competitive Advantage in FinTech?

17 August 2017
engagements

BNY Mellon

15 August 2017