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Celebrating the best at the US FinTech Awards 2023

Welcome to the virtual programme for the US Fintech Awards 2023. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the awards ceremony, from who’s hosting and what’s on the menu, to the all-important shortlist.


What is the dress-code?

Black-tie and formal wear.

What time do the awards begin?

6:30pm sharp, until late.

What is the structure of the evening?

The evening begins with a drinks reception. Dinner follows, with the awards ceremony and then entertainment to end the evening.

Is there a set menu?

Yes, across three courses. But individual dietary requirements are catered for. Let us know when you book your tickets / confirm who will be attending.

What if my question isn’t covered here?

Get in touch with Kieren Beal via

Chair of the judging panel

Kicking off the programme below is an introduction from Penny Lee, chief executive officer of the Financial Technology Association, who chaired the independent judging panel.

Penny Lee

Welcome to the first live US FinTech Awards. It is terrific to be part of this event alongside all of the founders, executives, fintech enthusiasts and my fellow judges.  This year, we saw a record number of entries—206 across 20 different categories, with 129 unique companies.

As president and chief executive officer of the Financial Technology Association, an organisation representing leading financial technology companies, I get to see every day the remarkable transformation the industry is having as it reshapes and redefines the boundaries of financial services by using cutting-edge technology solutions and transformative ideas.

Throughout the evening, we will witness the culmination of hard work, dedication, and ingenuity as we recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of the brightest minds and the most groundbreaking companies in the realm of technology. Their commitment to pushing the notion of what is possible has not only changed the way we manage our finances but has also laid the groundwork for a more accessible, inclusive and secure financial future.

As we applaud the exceptional contributions of our finalists and winners, let us also acknowledge the collective efforts that have propelled the fintech industry to new heights and set the stage for a future that is as promising as it is transformative.

Thank you for being part of this extraordinary evening.

Your host

Headshot of host

Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and the Letterman Show. 

Moody has performed at the best clubs in the land and can be heard on SiriusXM.  He’s also been featured on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing.



The band

Four members of the band

Once Ibex is the neo-psychedelic rock project from singer and guitaist, Hunter Hawke. 


The Edison Ballroom logo

The Edison Ballroom is hosting the US FinTech Awards on November 2

The US FinTech Awards ceremony is a black-tie event that includes a welcome reception, three-course meal and the awards ceremony.

Originally opened in the 1930s as the Grand Ballroom of the adjacent Edison Hotel, The Edison Ballroom re-opened in 2008 after an extensive renovation that preserved its original flair and art deco style.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, only steps away from Times Square, this multi-level venue boasts a superb in-house catering menu prepared by celebrity chef Mina Newman and the experienced guide of owner Allan Wartski, The Edison Ballroom is keeping alive a tradition that started decades ago and is the perfect environment to celebrate. 



Arugula, roasted peppers, tomatoes and toasted pecans with sherry vinaigrette​


Individual filet mignon with Bordelaise sauce​ served with creamy scalloped potatoes and glazed honey carrots  ​​

Breast of chicken with shiitake mushrooms and shallot beurre blanc sauce served with fresh seasonal vegetable saute and garlic mashed potatoes​

Kimchi quinoa with grilled root vegetables and tofu​​


Chocolate ganache​ and caramel tart

Petit fours​

Seven providers are sponsoring or partnering with the US FinTech Awards 2023.

This is the independent panel of experts from across fintech and financial services that judged the 2023 awards.

We had a record number of entries for the US FinTech Awards 2023. Click on the categories to see the finalists.

Share your thoughts on the awards process and the ceremony.


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