Jason Jones

Judging panel announced for PitchIt Europe competition




Fintech conference LendIt Europe has confirmed the four judges for its second annual PitchIt Europe competition.

Representatives from venture capitalists – Seedcamp, Blenheim Chalcot, CommerzVentures and Balderton Capital – will form the experienced judging panel.

The four firms represented are among the most active investors in the European fintech category and have played key roles in the success of a number of the largest fintech successes in Europe.

The judges will be looking for innovative fintech companies, including those focused on:

lending
payments
wealth management
insurtech
artificial intelligence
blockchain
digital identity and biometrics
regtech
fintech infrastructure
mortgage technology
real estate tech
digital banking
trading and capital markets

The judges confirmed for the start-up competition this year are: 

Reshma Sohoni, partner and co-founder of Seedcamp
Dan Cobley, managing director of fintech at Blencheim Chalcot,
Patrick Meisberger, managing director of CommerzVentures
Rob Moffat, partner at Balderton Capital.

Additionally, mentors have been confirmed from firms including: 

Kreos Capital
Seedrs
Target Global VC
Opus Una Financial Services Consulting
Thei Capital
Growth Unlocked
Startupbootcamp Fintech & Insurance
Polymath Consulting
Capco
Index Ventures.

PitchIt – in partnership with Startupbootcamp Fintech – is designed to help boost the profile of ‘the next big thing’ from the fintech start-up scene across Europe.

“The judges for this year’s PitchIt competition offer a fantastic range of knowledge, skills and experience,” said Jason Jones, co-founder and CEO of Lendit conference (pictured above).

“The high calibre of judges we’ve had over the years is a testament to how the competition has evolved, and it’s inspiring to see another strong panel taking to the stage for the competition.

“I’m confident that their diverse professional backgrounds will see one of the most exciting PitchIt competitions yet.”

The forthcoming LendIt events take place on 9th and 10th October at the InterContinental London – the O2. 

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