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The panel of judges consists of seasoned investors, academics, entrepreneurs, innovation leads and bankers with an extensive track record in the rapid changing world of finance. Get listed here. To suggest additional experts contact Niek van Geffen by email email@example.com.
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David Gyori (Hungary) is CEO of Banking Reports which is a company that writes top quality off-the-shelf and on-demand reports for the financial services industry and the FinTech community. Furthermore David is strategic market analyst at FinTech Circle Innovate, Fintech consultant, trainer, speaker and author.
Guillaume Dubray (Switzerland) is Managing Partner of Polytech ventures, an early stage VC investing in digital startups with a focus on FinTech. Besides Guillaume is the founder of FUSION, Switzerland's first FinTech accelerator based in Geneva. He has 15 years of experience in investment management and corporate finance.
Jurgen Ingels (Belgium) is not only co-founder of Smartfin Capital, but also co-founder of Clear2Pay (sold for 375 mln to FIS), NGData and Volt Ventures. SmartFin Capital is a growth stage Private Equity Fund that provides capital to private growth companies with a special focus on FinTech.
Frank Maene has been working with software startups for the past 25 years, both as investor, coach and executive. Frank currently sits on the board of Awingu, BitSensor, Flavr, VAMP, Sentiance and SweepBright. Prior to Volta Ventures, he was a managing partner at Hummingbird Ventures and Big Bang Ventures.
Mircea Mihaescu (Canada) is COO at Moven and former General Partner and FinTech investor at SBT Venture Capital. He has extensive experience with startups, and the development and deployment of large-scale software systems. Held senior executive positions at Sberbank and BMO Bank of Montreal.
Prakhar Mehrotra is currently leading a team of data scientists as part of the strategic finance group within Uber. Prior to joining Uber, he was a data scientist within Sales & Monetization finance at Twitter. He has an engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology.