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Hong Kong Cyberport startups scoop UK fintech awards

By NexChange

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:

Grand Prize 

 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.

Merit Prize

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.

Photo: UKTI

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