New York | June 2016
Credit Suisse Mentor Showcase
After being accepted into Fintech Innovation Labs, ForwardLane was excited to be selected as a Mentee from Credit Suisse. Their continuing mentorship and support following Fintech Innovation Labs has helped us further understand business challenges and use cases within the Universal Swiss Bank. A special thanks to Nick Toro, the Head of GM Architecture Program Office, for his support and belief in ForwardLane.
San Jose | May 2016
At FinnovateSpring 2016, ForwardLane was able to give a live demo of our conversational interface for the first time publicly. We were thrilled with the overall reception from industry veterans, wealth experts, and innovation leaders, but our CEO/Founder Nathan Stevenson was happiest about a tweet comparing him to Matthew Mcconaughey. Check out our musical intro that undoubtedly got the audiences attention.
London | April 2016
Barclays Techstars London Accelerator
ForwardLane was pleased to be accepted as one of the 10 members (out of 685 applicants) of the 2016 Barclays Techstars London Cohort. CEO and Founder Nathan Stevenson kicked off the event to a packed house at the O2 arena after a great introduction from ForwardLane mentor Frank Meehan, formerly Board of Directors on Siri, Spotify, and DeepMind.
Boston | March 2016
FinTech Sandbox
In our first public presentation ever, Nathan Stevenson showcased our innovative approach to wealth management at Fintech Sandbox. Fintech Sandbox was paramount in getting the ball rolling for ForwardLane. The free access we received to Thomson Reuters, Morningstar, and Xignite data as well as webhosting from AWS was critical during our early days.
2016 April
ForwardLane interview with Thomson Reuters
ForwardLane was interviewed by Thomson Reuters following our presentation at Fintech Sandbox. What makes this video so interesting is despite the various sectors of Fintech represented, all of the founders cared about the need for better data, the advantages of crowd sourcing and open innovation. Also, a huge thank you to Thomson Reuters who have been huge supporters of us since the beginning!
In The Press
Finextra | August 8th, 2016
BBVA selects 56 startups to compete in Open Talent innovation contest
ForwardLane was selected out of over 1300 applicants as a finalist in the USA 2016 BBVA Open Talent Contest. We are extremely excited for the two-day event focused on mentorship, connections to banking executives within BBVA, and of course presenting. ForwardLane’s presentation will be its sixth of 2016!
American Banker | June 28th, 2016
How B of A's Billion-Dollar Tech Cuts Could Fuel Startups
American Banker on the growth of support for innovation within financial services. It focuses on the need for slow moving, extremely large banks to attack their challenges with nimble and innovative startups. It highlights a huge pain point for financial advisors today, because of the cognitive overload they face, they spend less then have of their day focused on clients. This is a problem our technology addresses.
Business Insider | June 24th, 2016
Fintech in New York is now bigger than in Silicon Valley
New York has traditionally been the hub of finance while Silicon Valley has the tech industry covered, but the tide of money is turning, and in fintech — the intersection of those two fields — New York is coming out on top. Fintech is short for financial technology, an industry based on using technology to make financial services more efficient.
Accenture | June 23rd, 2016
Eight Innovative Startups Showcase Cutting-Edge Financial Technologies at Sixth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day in New York City
Accenture piece on the eight innovative companies selected to participate in Fintech Innovation Labs 2016. A big thank you to Accenture for their mentorship and support throughout the program. Check out what they said about us and the seven other hot startups in from our class.
Finextra | June 23th, 2016
Fintech funds move to collaborators as NY$ overtakes Silicon Valley
New York topped Silicon Valley for fintech venture funding for the first time in Q1 2016, raking in $690 million in investment flows compared to $511 million from the San Francisco Bay area. The data, compiled by Accenture (ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City, highlights the city’s rapid rise as a fintech hub and a shift in emphasis away from startups that compete against financial institutions to those that partner with them.
Financial Advisor Magazine | June 22, 2016
Will AI Kill the Robo-Advisor?
Thought provoking article from FA Magazine on ForwardLane’s differentiation from Robo-Advisors. It highlights our main belief, that through Ai technology financial advisors should be empowered to provide a better service to their clients, not replaced. FA Magazine truly supports our vision which is great to see throughout the financial advisor community.
ThoughtWorks | May 19th, 2016
8 Fintech Trends to Watch
ThoughtWorks piece on the biggest fintech trends to watch and we where mentioned as a hot company to watch. Great to see our vision resonating with so many on the cusp of innovation.
Nasdaq | May 11th, 2016
ForwardLane Unveils Artificial Intelligence-based Investment Technology
Thoughtworks piece on the biggest fintech trends. We were thrilled to be mentioned as a hot company to watch! Great to see our vision resonating with so many on the cusp of innovation.
Thomson Reuters | April 18th, 2016
Partnering with Fintech startups to power the next generation of disrupters
Large corporates need to partner with startups to tackle their toughest challenges. Thomson Reuters has been huge supporters of us since the very beginning, originally providing us huge amounts of data, access to their latest Ai technology, and even opening up their sales channels globally. Without their continued mentorship we would not be where we are today!