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Hong Kong Cyberport startups scoop UK fintech awards
Five start-ups based in Hong Kong technology hub Cyberport clinched prizes at the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Fintech Awards 2015 last week. The event - attended by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London Alan Yarrow -was intended to promote links between London's burgeoning fintech industry and Asia.
UKTI says the UK fintech market is now worth about 20 billion pounds ($31 billion) in annual revenue, making it the fastest growing fintech industry in the world by deal volume. In all two grand prizes, and three runner-up merit prizes, were awarded. The grand prize winners were given a 5-day trip to London and Manchester with business class flights and accommodation. They also bagged three months free co-working space at WeWork in London and free access to the global innovation conference "Innovate UK" in London. All winners will get to have dinner with British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau at the Consul General’s Residence with VIPs from UK and Hong Kong financials institutions.
Here are the winners in full:
Lattice - A capital-markets fintech company, focusing on developing front-office portfolio decision-support platform.
Ironfly Technologies - A combined order and execution management system for equities and equity derivatives.
Argentum Code - An information technology company developing innovative open accounting products.
Bitspark - An end to end money transfer platform leveraging Bitcoin.
Innopage - The company behind stock portfolio management app Ticker.