A mature stage startup from the Philippines edged out 22 competitors to take home the $10,000 prize. «Ayannah» was deemed the «Best in Show» by the judges at the Fintech Finals 2017 (FF17) pitch competition in Hong Kong.
Twenty-three startup finalists had six minutes on stage in front of judges and a live audience of fintech professionals, to get their message across.
Ayannah provides affordable and accessible digital financial services for the world’s unbanked.
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«We are thrilled and honoured to receive this recognition this year, we look forward to keeping this momentum going and will work on continuing to grow our business with the proceeds,» said Miguel Perez, Ayannah’s CEO.
As «Best in Show», Ayannah is also invited for a co-creation engagement with Visa at its Innovation Center in Singapore, to explore and ideate on business solutions and opportunities together with a team of subject matter experts from across Visa’s business.
Three other trophies were also distributed. Best Early Stage Startup went to Bambu from Singapore, and Best Growth Stage Startup was won by DarcMatter from the USA. BIMA from Sweden claimed the Best Mature Stage Startup. All winners will also receive the benefits of partnership opportunities and promotion through Next Money channels.