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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 comes to writing

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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 productivity and boosting

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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

    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 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
  • How Naoris will Create an Immune Response in 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

    Read More
  • How 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

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • How 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”

    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

    Read More
  • 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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  • 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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  • Holt Highlight: PrestaGente

    Who They Are PrestaGente, a company from Bogota, Colombia, solves the issue of safeguarding debt contracts and commercial notes against fraud, through blockchain technology. When a debt transaction takes place, the unity of digital data and physical presence is lost, generating a trust gap for the entire financial system. Beriblock offers a blockchain service that

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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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  • 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
  • How Naoris will Create an Immune Response in 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

    Read More
  • How 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

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • How 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”

    Read More
  • 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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  • Conatix

    Conatix is a cybersecurity firm preventing fraud and data theft from the inside. Conatix helps banks detect suspicious employee activity, improper behavior, policy violations and other threats on IT networks with thousands of employees, in real time. Company Website: https://vimeo.com/163300481Sector: CybersecurityFounder: David Lehrer

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  • ConfirmU

    ConfirmU helps individuals with little or no credit history gain access to financial products by combining financial data and psycholinguistics into an alternative credit scoring system. Website: http://www.confirmu.comSector: Lending/Credit RiskFounder: Yatir Zaluski

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  • HodlBot

    Hodlbot is a Canadian based customizable cryptocurrency trading bot that enables users to index the market, create and automatically rebalance their cryptocurrency portfolios. Website: https://www.hodlbot.io/Sector: Wealth Management/CryptocurrencyFounders: Anthony Le, Calvin Leyon, Lucas Simpson

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  • LexAlign

    LexAlign solves for the skyrocketing demand for remote deposit capture. Under current regulation, FI’s must train commercial customers to mitigate the risks of this service, which is not scalable. LexAlign offers an automated solution that acts as a risk rating agency for security and compliance around RDC. Website: http://www.lexalign.comSector: Data Protection/ComplianceFounder: Trevor Lain

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  • Maat.ai

    Maat.ai is modernizing finance by creating new and compliant digital document management solutions. Their digital ID and wallet make secure interactions easy. This Mexican Fintech is enabling people and organizations to exchange digital documents safely, easily and efficiently, improving the experience for all parties. Website: http://maat.aiSector: Data Protection/Digital IdentityFounders: Alexei Stanislawski, Brian Minutti

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  • Manzil

    Many of the world’s 1 billion Muslims cannot pay or receive interest on financial transactions, hindering their ability to purchase a home. Manzil offers them a murabaha mortgage, balancing modern business practices and religious obligations. Website: http://www.manzil.caSector: Lending/Financial InclusionFounder: Mohamad Sawwaf

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  • Strowz

    Tackling the performance gap in do-it-yourself digital wealth management, Strowz offers a portfolio optimization platform delivering high returns for online investors. Formerly known as Marketsflow, this British firm consistently outperforms other robo-advisors available today. Website: https://www.strowz.com/Sector: Wealth Management/Robo-advisorFounder: Tom Nash

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  • WealthBlock.ai

    US based WealthBlock.AI invites investors to view financial documents via a secure link and tracks the interaction between these investors and the entrepreneurs, to gauge interest and streamline follow ups. Website: http://wealthblock.aiSector: Capital Market/Capital RaisingFounders: Deji Jimoh, Trilliam Jeong

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