Second Compliance Navigator bootcamp kicks off in Frankfurt’s TechQuartier

Frankfurt am Main, June 16, 2020 – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, equensWorldline, subsidiary of Worldline and the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, PwC, one of the Big Four accounting firms and TechQuartier today announce the launch of the second global FinTech ‘Compliance Navigator’ program.

Compliance Navigator is back in a condensed, fully virtual 2-day format moderated by Frankfurt innovation hub TechQuartier. Held on June 17th and 18th, it will once again involve numerous expert sessions, regulator keynotes, one-on-ones with industry insiders and numerous networking opportunities between the participants.

In the mold of the first program, this edition will aim to support FinTechs to navigate within European banking compliancy and regulatory standards when working with large financial institutions, in order to accelerate the time-to-market of their new services and products.

Out of 40 startup applicants, 15 were selected for this second edition:

  1. Tangany offers a Custody Blockchain Infrastructure (B2B SaaS) solution to tokenize assets into digital assets.
  2. Spotixx is a RegTech focusing on Anti-Fraud- and AML-Analytics as a service.
  3. Salv has built a flexible anti-money-laundering (AML) platform for banks and fintechs.
  4. Smart Forest introduces tokenized trees as a new investment class for long-term investing.
  5. Myos is building the first global product-based working capital provider.
  6. Kymera’s product is a Synthetic Data Fabrication Software that generates synthetic data that mimics real data.
  7. Finleap Connect is a SaaS-provider that combines the full range of FinTech solutions.
  8. Finoa developed the world’s first fully digital (warm-storage) custody and asset-servicing solution built on a crypto-native banking infrastructure.
  9. Bitwala offers the world’s first all-in-one platform combining a regular bank account, crypto wallets, and seamless bitcoin & Ethereum trading options.
  10. Fincite is the creator of Fincite.CIOS, the worlds’ first integrated Financial Advice & Portfolio Management Software.
  11. Agora Innovation GmbH is a financial technology company focusing on blockchain, DLT and digital assets.
  12. AIO Verified Financial Identity built an All-In-One, customer centric, reusable Identity Vault to help financial institutions, online lenders and FinTechs in customer due diligence for corporate and SME clients.
  13. hawk:AI is a software platform aimed at monitoring financial transactions in real-time, delivering next generation Anti-Money-Laundering compliance for financial institutions.
  14. pockid  is a neobank for Generation Z.
  15. Traxpay helps large companies optimize their working capital and, with their SaaS financing platform, offer financing of the supply chain in a safe, sustainable and bank-friendly manner.

“Our community of FinTechs, financial institutions and regulators are very enthusiastic about this program coming back for a second round. Through an open and highly interactive approach, we believe the road to collaboration between startups and large players can be smoothened significantly. Two years later, this is still a remarkably unique opportunity for FinTechs to accelerate their go-to market.”
–  Sebastian Schaefer, Managing Director at TechQuartier

“The ‘Compliance Navigator’ program designed together with equensWorldline, TechQuartier and PwC is a fantastic acceleration program which aims to support FinTechs navigate European banking compliancy and regulatory standards when working with large financial institutions, in order to accelerate the time-to-market of their new services and products.”
– Olaf Badstübner, Global Director, Head Risk & Compliance, Global Financial Services at Atos.

“Changing market requirements make the world of payment services as exciting as it is challenging. Moving from a more competitive perspective, existing market players and FinTechs are beginning to realize the benefits of collaboration – or co-innovation. At equensWorldline we strongly believe that combining our technological expertise with those of our customers and partners with the creativity of FinTechs will hugely benefit the end customer. The Worldline e-Payments Challenge and the Compliance Navigator clearly demonstrate our dedication to the concept of co-innovation.”
Alessandro Baroni, Chief Business Division Officer, equensWorldline.

Atos and equensWorldline have worked with TechQuartier since July 2017. PwC is also a long-time collaborator of TechQuartier, namely in the context of the UX Accelerator, a 3-month program that provides startups with the opportunity to test the usability of their digital products through PwC’s facilities and experts.

“TechQuartier offers a unique platform for startups in Frankfurt and Rhein-Main to facilitate collaboration with corporates and investors. A good understanding of regulatory requirements is key for startups to be well prepared for interactions with new partners. The compliance navigator program trains startups in relevant requirements and helps to identify and close areas for action. The Compliance Navigator program is the perfect place to accelerate cooperations with FinTechs even in a highly regulated environment and connecting experts from many disciplines.”
–  Marc Billeb, Partner at PwC Germany

Press Contacts

Atos: Laura Fau | laura.fau@atos.net | +33 6 73 64 04 18

equensWorldline: 

Jörg Richter | joerg.richter@equensworldline.com +49 69 256 60362

PwC Germany: Claudia Barbe | claudia.barbe@pwc.com+49 211 981 5374