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Recap: Holt Xchange Year In Review 2021

Hear from our existing portfolio companies about the value Holt Xchange helped bring to the table. With capital to unlock, a 14-week growth program and a full day Year in Review, we have spent the last few months helping these companies grow their business and create new milestones. Apply to Holt 2022 Growth Program Here > About the

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Sentro Partners with HBM+ to Deliver Powerful New Solutions for Canadian Insurers

Innovative Cloud-Native Technology Facilitates Group Insurance Policy Administration and Claims Processing Montréal, November 1, 2021 – New Zealand-based Sentro is partnering with Canada’s HBM+ to offer Canadian insurers a unique end-to-end group health administration solution designed to anticipate and meet diverse business needs. Sentro is a fast-growing tech firm that has developed an innovative platform for group insurers,

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Holt Kicks Off 2021 ACCELERATE Program with 8 New Companies and a New Brand

Driving Canada’s Fintech leadership, Holt Accelerator rebrands to The Holt Xchange to better reflect its mission as a global early stage fintech fund. The X represents the four-axis of [Founder, Market, Product and Financing] to identify the best investment opportunities. The Δ represents the delta (change) that Holt Xchange brings to accelerate their portfolio companies’ growth expansion. The ≡ (triple bar/bond) represents the strength of the bond we

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  • Recap: Holt Xchange Year In Review 2021

    Hear from our existing portfolio companies about the value Holt Xchange helped bring to the table. With capital to unlock, a 14-week growth program and a full day Year in Review, we have spent the last few months helping these companies grow their business and create new milestones. Apply to Holt 2022 Growth Program Here

    Read More
  • Sentro Partners with HBM+ to Deliver Powerful New Solutions for Canadian Insurers

    Innovative Cloud-Native Technology Facilitates Group Insurance Policy Administration and Claims Processing Montréal, November 1, 2021 – New Zealand-based Sentro is partnering with Canada’s HBM+ to offer Canadian insurers a unique end-to-end group health administration solution designed to anticipate and meet diverse business needs. Sentro is a fast-growing tech firm that has developed an innovative platform

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  • Watch the Holt Xchange Fintech Show 2021

    At The Holt Xchange Fintech Show 2021, our latest portfolio additions pitched their company in industries that include payments, real-estate, banking, regtech and trading. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM NOW >

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  • Holt Kicks Off 2021 ACCELERATE Program with 8 New Companies and a New Brand

    Driving Canada’s Fintech leadership, Holt Accelerator rebrands to The Holt Xchange to better reflect its mission as a global early stage fintech fund. The X represents the four-axis of [Founder, Market, Product and Financing] to identify the best investment opportunities. The Δ represents the delta (change) that Holt Xchange brings to accelerate their portfolio companies’ growth expansion. The ≡ (triple bar/bond) represents the strength of

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  • What Changed the Most during the Pandemic & Life Moving Forward

    The Holt Xchange partnered with Territory, a visual design consultancy that works with leaders and teams on how to grow, transform and evolve their strategy, organizations, processes, and people. We captured a sample from our advisors on WHAT CHANGED THE MOST during the pandemic and what life moving forward looks like: Professionally, Personally, Technologically and

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  • Trading with Unknown Market Wizards: A Q&A with Jack Schwager

    Jack Schwager, co-founder of FundSeeder, a platform designed to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide and connect unknown successful traders with sources of investment capital, is coming out with a new book called Unknown Market Wizards: The best traders you’ve never heard of. Q1: What inspired you to write this book? This isn’t Jack’s first rodeo when it

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  • A Canadian Fintech Snapshot: A Report by Holt Accelerator & Fintech Cadence

    In collaboration with Fintech Cadence, we spent the past year gathering feedback from our Advisors to gage how the Fintech landscape in Canada has changed as a result of COVID-19. This report shares key insights on what our government can do to foster a more competitive innovation ecosystem that can enable the Canadian Fintech landscape

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  • Holt Awards a Financial Grant to Agryo, with the Support of Scale AI

    Montreal, QC (January 26 2021) – Holt, a leading Global Fintech Program, has awarded a financial grant to Agryo, an AI-driven blockchain-based risk intelligence platform, with support from Scale AI Acceleration program that helps Canadian accelerators and incubators fund startups to enhance their AI-based product and service offerings, assist on AI go-to-market strategies, thus driving

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  • Recap: Holt Xchange Year In Review 2021

    Hear from our existing portfolio companies about the value Holt Xchange helped bring to the table. With capital to unlock, a 14-week growth program and a full day Year in Review, we have spent the last few months helping these companies grow their business and create new milestones. Apply to Holt 2022 Growth Program Here

    Read More
  • Watch the Holt Xchange Fintech Show 2021

    At The Holt Xchange Fintech Show 2021, our latest portfolio additions pitched their company in industries that include payments, real-estate, banking, regtech and trading. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM NOW >

    Read More
  • A Canadian Fintech Snapshot: A Report by Holt Accelerator & Fintech Cadence

    In collaboration with Fintech Cadence, we spent the past year gathering feedback from our Advisors to gage how the Fintech landscape in Canada has changed as a result of COVID-19. This report shares key insights on what our government can do to foster a more competitive innovation ecosystem that can enable the Canadian Fintech landscape

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  • Holt Selection Day: All You Need To Know!

    Last week was a key milestone for the entire Holt team. After several months searching far and wide for the most innovative fintech startups across the globe to join our accelerator program, we finally had our highly-anticipated ‘Selection Day!’ The 2 day event, held in the beautiful and fitting setting of L’Espace CDPQ, Montreal, welcomed

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  • A Holt Accelerator Thank You

    The application period for the Holt Fintech Accelerator has officially ended! What an exciting period it’s been for the whole Holt team. Our Managing Partners Jan Arp and Brendan Holt Dunn attended numerous events all over the world, from Tel Aviv to Europe to Asia, spreading the word and talking to innovate and promising Fintech

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  • Sentro Partners with HBM+ to Deliver Powerful New Solutions for Canadian Insurers

    Innovative Cloud-Native Technology Facilitates Group Insurance Policy Administration and Claims Processing Montréal, November 1, 2021 – New Zealand-based Sentro is partnering with Canada’s HBM+ to offer Canadian insurers a unique end-to-end group health administration solution designed to anticipate and meet diverse business needs. Sentro is a fast-growing tech firm that has developed an innovative platform

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  • Ivy Lender – UI/UX Designer

    Company Name: Ivy LenderCompany Website: www.ivylender.comSeniority Level: Intermediate/JuniorSkill Set: User Interface and User Experience development The Company: At Ivy Lender, we apply artificial intelligence to solve the complex end-to-end problem of business loan, from matching loan applications to lenders to payment and management and credit improvement. The Role: We are looking for UI/UX Designer who is eager to build

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  • Holt Accelerator Mentor Highlight

    The Holt team is thrilled to announce Amar Ahluwalia, VP of Partnerships and Capital Markets at OnDeck Capital (NYSE: ONDK), as the newest addition to the Holt FinTech Accelerator mentor program bringing nearly 10 years of experience in financial services and capital markets. At OnDeck Canada, Amar leads a team focused on transformative digital initiatives

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  • Holt Highlight: The Liquidity Marketplace

    Who They Are When The Liquidity Marketplace (LMX) was founded, it was done so with the mission to transform liquidity markets for institutional clients, such as Fortune 1000 companies and big banks. The LMX team has created a marketplace where clients can lend directly to each other with no intermediation. They also offer a SaaS

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  • Holt Highlight: KapitalWise

    Who They Are KapitalWise powers deeper relationships between financial institutions and their customers, offering personalized recommendations and helping people set and achieve financial goals.  Using the power of machine learning and predictive analytics, their solutions can uncover opportunities for savings and investing, prompt contextual product offers, build scenario-based forecasting and provide deep insight into a

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  • Holt Highlight: SmartPay.me

    Who They Are SmartPay.me is a mobile solution for banks and retailers that addresses the EU’s new Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulation. PSD2 is an initiative that encourages open banking by making room for new direct-to-account banking methods and better freedom of movement of information between account holders and third parties. Chip and pin payment

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  • Holt Highlight: Owl

    Who They Are From Vancouver, Canada, Owl is a salesbot platform used to complete sales and improve customer rates for various products of banks and insurers. Owl provides a zero-knowledge platform with unique customer profiling capabilities allowing regulated institutions, such as banks and insurers, to offer personalized solutions to their customers without compromising security or

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  • Holt Highlight: QuantumSense

    Who They Are QuantumSense is an artificial intelligence company founded in Canada and a successful graduate of the machine learning track of the CDL program in Toronto. It provides a top semantic search that works on the sentence level to give a more accurate and faster search for ideas or text passages in documents or

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  • HodlBot Internship – Growth Hacker/Digital Marketing

    Company Description: HodlBot is an early stage start-up that helps investors automatically diversify and rebalance their cryptocurrency portfolios. In the last year, HodlBot executed over $60 million in transaction volume. We also have attracted more than 500,000 + people to our blog in the first year. Hodlbot is currently in the Holt fintech accelerator program

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  • HodlBot Internship – Fintech Writer/Creative Content

    Fintech Writer / Creative Content Company Description: HodlBot is an early stage start-up that helps investors automatically diversify and rebalance their cryptocurrency portfolios. In the last year, HodlBot executed over $60 million in transaction volume. We also have attracted more than 500,000 + people to our blog in the first year. Our content strategy is

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  • FundSeeder – Senior DevOps

    A Sr. DevOps is required to join a vibrant financial/tech start-up. Responsibilities: Develop and automate the processes to deploy, manage and configure our application in theAWS & XEN Server environment. Solve technical problems in our systems and improve deployment and maintenance. Explore new technologies, tools, and components. Containerize our services and manage them with orchestration

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  • FundSeeder – Senior Quantative Developer

    A Sr. Quantitative Developer is required to join a vibrant financial/tech start-up. We will consider other locations, so candidates are encouraged to apply irrespective of their geographical location. Responsibilities:The successful applicant will be working alongside other members of the team conducting an analysis of various data-sets to tackle real-world problems in the wider financial sector.

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  • FundSeeder – Senior Ruby Developer

    A Sr. Ruby Developer is required to join a vibrant financial/tech start-up. We will consider other locations, so candidates are encouraged to apply irrespective of their geographical location. Responsibilities:Develop the core of our system that connects different parts and makes data processing to meet complex requirements.This includes, but not limited to get data from external

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  • Ivy Lender – Front-End Web Application Developers

    Company Name: Ivy LenderCompany Website: www.ivylender.comSeniority Level: Intermediate/JuniorSkill Set: Front-end web and mobile development The Company: At Ivy Lender, we apply artificial intelligence to solve the complex end-to-end problem of business loan, from matching loan applications to lenders to payment and management and credit improvement. The Role: We are looking for Front End Web Application Developers who are eager

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  • KapitalWise, Inc. – Head of Sales

    Job Title: Head of SalesCompany Name: KapitalWise, Inc.Company Website: www.kapitalwise.comSeniority Level: SeniorSkill Set: Sales & Business Development The Company:KapitalWise powers deeper relationships between financial institutions and their customers, offering personalized recommendations and helping people set and achieve financial goals. Using the power of machine learning and predictive analytics, our solutions can uncover opportunities for savings and investing, prompt contextual product

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  • QuantumSense – NLP Expert

    Job Title: NLP ExpertCompany Name: QuantumSenseCompany Website: quantumsense.aiSeniority Level: Mid-LevelSkill Set: Data Scientist The Company:We provide an AI-powered semantic search association for FinTech and InsureTech.QuantumSense is an artificial intelligence company founded in Canada and successful graduate of the first quantum machine learning track of the CDL program in Toronto. It provides a top semantic search engine that works on the

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  • Sentro Partners with HBM+ to Deliver Powerful New Solutions for Canadian Insurers

    Innovative Cloud-Native Technology Facilitates Group Insurance Policy Administration and Claims Processing Montréal, November 1, 2021 – New Zealand-based Sentro is partnering with Canada’s HBM+ to offer Canadian insurers a unique end-to-end group health administration solution designed to anticipate and meet diverse business needs. Sentro is a fast-growing tech firm that has developed an innovative platform

    Read More
  • Holt Kicks Off 2021 ACCELERATE Program with 8 New Companies and a New Brand

    Driving Canada’s Fintech leadership, Holt Accelerator rebrands to The Holt Xchange to better reflect its mission as a global early stage fintech fund. The X represents the four-axis of [Founder, Market, Product and Financing] to identify the best investment opportunities. The Δ represents the delta (change) that Holt Xchange brings to accelerate their portfolio companies’ growth expansion. The ≡ (triple bar/bond) represents the strength of

    Read More
  • What Changed the Most during the Pandemic & Life Moving Forward

    The Holt Xchange partnered with Territory, a visual design consultancy that works with leaders and teams on how to grow, transform and evolve their strategy, organizations, processes, and people. We captured a sample from our advisors on WHAT CHANGED THE MOST during the pandemic and what life moving forward looks like: Professionally, Personally, Technologically and

    Read More
  • Trading with Unknown Market Wizards: A Q&A with Jack Schwager

    Jack Schwager, co-founder of FundSeeder, a platform designed to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide and connect unknown successful traders with sources of investment capital, is coming out with a new book called Unknown Market Wizards: The best traders you’ve never heard of. Q1: What inspired you to write this book? This isn’t Jack’s first rodeo when it

    Read More
  • Holt Awards a Financial Grant to Agryo, with the Support of Scale AI

    Montreal, QC (January 26 2021) – Holt, a leading Global Fintech Program, has awarded a financial grant to Agryo, an AI-driven blockchain-based risk intelligence platform, with support from Scale AI Acceleration program that helps Canadian accelerators and incubators fund startups to enhance their AI-based product and service offerings, assist on AI go-to-market strategies, thus driving

    Read More
  • Holt Accelerator Announces 2020 Portfolio Companies

    Today, the Holt Fintech Accelerator announces the launch of its 2020 cohort, the third in its history. This year, Canada’s only business accelerator devoted exclusively to all Fintech verticals has pivoted due to the ongoing pandemic. To accelerate competition in this space during Covid-19, Holt extensively analysed the current market conditions (see Holt’s Fintech Magazine), and identified 4

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  • Trading with Unknown Market Wizards: A Q&A with Jack Schwager

    Jack Schwager, co-founder of FundSeeder, a platform designed to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide and connect unknown successful traders with sources of investment capital, is coming out with a new book called Unknown Market Wizards: The best traders you’ve never heard of. Q1: What inspired you to write this book? This isn’t Jack’s first rodeo when it

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  • Curu secures $3M in funding.

    Curu secures $3M in funding as the demand for credit skyrockets during the global pandemic. Denver, C.O., [May 27, 2020] — Curu, an automated lead recovery solution enabling lenders to fund more loans, announced the close of its $3M seed round led by Vestigo Ventures, a leading fintech firm based in Boston, MA. Vestigo Ventures was joined

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  • Sentro Partners with HBM+ to Deliver Powerful New Solutions for Canadian Insurers

    Innovative Cloud-Native Technology Facilitates Group Insurance Policy Administration and Claims Processing Montréal, November 1, 2021 – New Zealand-based Sentro is partnering with Canada’s HBM+ to offer Canadian insurers a unique end-to-end group health administration solution designed to anticipate and meet diverse business needs. Sentro is a fast-growing tech firm that has developed an innovative platform

    Read More
  • Holt Kicks Off 2021 ACCELERATE Program with 8 New Companies and a New Brand

    Driving Canada’s Fintech leadership, Holt Accelerator rebrands to The Holt Xchange to better reflect its mission as a global early stage fintech fund. The X represents the four-axis of [Founder, Market, Product and Financing] to identify the best investment opportunities. The Δ represents the delta (change) that Holt Xchange brings to accelerate their portfolio companies’ growth expansion. The ≡ (triple bar/bond) represents the strength of

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  • Naoris Creates an Immune Response for your Business by Using your Infrastructure Against Hackers

    Last year, a cross industry survey was released, showing that more than 90% of US companies reported that they knew they were breached at least once in the 12 months prior, and that the resulting average breach cost was around $4M. While this does represent the average, it certainly does not represent damages from loss

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  • Fidectus is Transforming Post-Trade Processing

    Dr. Jens Bartenschlager, CEO of Fidectus, began his career in the energy industry and stayed in the space for more than 15 years. He started off as a consultant in a small management boutique and got into energy trading very early on in his career before he took over the lead for energy & utilities at

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  • Ownest is Changing the Way Financing is Done

    Kendall Raessler, CEO of Ownest, was always fifty steps ahead when it came to understanding the mortgage industry. He was a mortgage broker himself for about 25 years and came to realize first-hand that the model was broken. “A bank lends you money in order to make money and a client wants to save money.

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  • Agryo Creates an Opportunity to Improve Legacy Systems

    In the early 2000s, Isaque  Eberhardt and Leisy Teixeira began their career in the fields working on financial contracts with farmers to get them approved. They came to realize how inefficient this process was, which normally took them one to three weeks and in some cases up to 6 months. Using agryo’s technology, you can have it done in about

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  • Relativity6 Brings AI to Insurance Brokers and Independent Agents

    While Alan Ringvald was writing his thesis at MIT it became very clear that although AI was clearly valuable and transformational as a concept, actually getting it into practice with a large enterprise was incredibly challenging. “These larger organizations have really messy data, don’t structure it correctly, and typically deliver predictions to end users in confusing ways”

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  • Talem Health Analytics is Revolutionizing Claims Management

    Paul Travis and Matt Kay, co-founders of Talem Health Analytics, met back in University, both studying to be Physiotherapists. Looking back at their days in the clinic, they often observed patient dissatisfaction which came hand in hand with longer recovery times and legal involvement. In an effort to improve this process, it became clear there were

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