In may the fintech community gathered in San Jose, CA for the Finovate conference. This article provides a great summary of three trends coming out of the conference: Wearables, SMBs and Crowdfunding.
with over 70 companies presenting at Finovate Spring in San Jose, CA vying for the coveted ‘Best of Show‘ designation. In a two-day marathon of rapid-fire presentations, each company had just seven minutes to discuss their latest innovations. While we heard from an array of startups, established players also made it clear that they are in the innovation game. Financial services companies of all shapes and sizes appear to be taking risks. While not all of those bets will pay off, the level of investment bodes well for the future of the industry. One of the most interesting things about Finovate is that it serves as something of a leading indicator of emerging trends.