Last month, F10 celebrated the completion of their fourth «Prototype to Product» programme with Demo Day. The event showcased 12 FinTech start-ups that were supported in developing their prototypes into a sellable product. I am pleased to introduce the five graduating start-ups that PwC interacted with the most throughout the six-month programme.
Advaisor is an ETH spin-off that makes corporate culture measurable in real time, on multiple dimensions and without survey. Advaisor’s data and AI-driven software offers insights into the main causes of organisational problems such as high employee turnover, low engagement or client dissatisfaction, and it analyses corporate culture and organisational structures to offer benchmarks on improving corporate culture.
BlockState provides an industry-grade, customisable toolbox that enables accessibility to privately-owned assets (SME equity, real estate, and other non-bankable assets) through tokenisation & securitisation, issuance and lifecycle management. BlockState connects asset owners / issuers with investors through an end-to-end legal and technology stack supported by a strong, global network of partners.
ex indiciis provides the Netflix-like recommender system for financial institutions to allow them to move from a purely product-centric approach to a user-centric business model; with the goal to match clients' preferences to the product shelf, increase customer engagement and ultimately improve business results.
Oper is a technology platform that provides European lenders with all the building blocks needed to offer world-class mortgage experiences. The fully modular solution was built with the digital customer in mind, and it provides lenders with short-term efficiency gains today, but also prepares them for the processes of tomorrow.
PXL Vision's solution is Daego® (digital alter ego), a scalable software platform for verifying and managing digital identities. It uses camera-based devices and latest computer vision and machine learning to automatically capture, extract and verify the authenticity of ID documents. It verifies a person’s identity via liveness checks and biometric facial comparison between the user and the document photo.
The story of F10 and PwC Switzerland
Based in Zurich, the F10 accelerator programme was established by SIX Group in 2015 to promote Switzerland's FinTech eco-system, strengthen the innovative capacity of the Swiss finance and insurance sectors, and forge global links. It has been designed for financial firms that want to reach the next level of innovation. It provides access to the most promising international FinTech start-ups, radically new technologies and business models.
In September 2016, PwC Switzerland and Bank Julius Bär became joint corporate founding members of the association, with the overarching objective of making a lasting contribution to the development of a state-of-the-art, future-fit Swiss financial sector. The active involvement in the F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator is one of PwC Switzerland’s core initiatives, with the aim to attract innovative and exciting new ideas to Zurich and the Swiss financial services industry as a whole.