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US FinTech Awards 2023: Honouring fintech pioneers and innovators

Posted by Josh Poyser on 3 November 2023


The prestigious US FinTech Awards, produced by FinTech Intel, celebrated the remarkable achievements of the brightest innovators and leaders in the financial technology sector at the 2023 awards ceremony. This year’s event witnessed a record number of entries and showcased the growing impact of the fintech industry in the US. 

The awards ceremony, held at the iconic Edison Ballroom in Manhattan on November 2nd, marked a momentous occasion in the world of fintech. A distinguished panel of judges engaged in rigorous deliberation to select 20 winners, recognising their outstanding contributions to the industry. 

Funding Circle, a standout in the industry, was awarded the coveted title of FinTech of the Year. The fintech is transforming the lending landscape for small businesses. Its fast, accurate and competitive service allows small businesses to access the financing they need to grow. 

The evening also featured several other remarkable award winners: 

  • Bill Capuzzi, from Apex Fintech Solutions, earned the title of Director of the Year, recognising his exceptional leadership and vision in the fintech realm. 
  • Sonali Sambhus, representing AvidXchange, was honoured with the Rising Star of the Year award, acknowledging her promising contributions to the industry’s growth. 
  • David Mitchell from Owners Bank, a division of Liberty Bank, secured the Innovator of the Year prize for his pioneering work in financial technology. 

Penny Lee, chair of the judging panel, said: “As president and chief executive officer of the Financial Technology Association, 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 witnessed the culmination of hard work, dedication, and ingenuity as we recognised and honoured 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.” 

Josh Poyser, FinTech Intel, said: “The US FinTech team would like to thank everyone who took part in making the awards a success. 

“Congratulations to all the finalists and winners on their incredible achievements and contributions to the fintech industry.”  

The US FinTech Awards have become a beacon of recognition and celebration for those who continuously drive innovation and progress in the world of fintech. The 2023 awards ceremony shows that the future of fintech in the US promises to be bright.  

2023 Winners 

Data Initiative of the Year: Provenir 

Best Use of Blockchain Technolgy: AlphaPoint 

LendTech of the Year: Point Predictive 

Rising Star of the Year (sponsored by Sonali Sambhus from AvidXchange 

RegTech of the Year: Onfido 

Startup of the Year: Dragonfly Financial Technologies 

Accounting Tech of the Year: ForwardAI 

Diversity and Inclusion Award: Synechron 

Investment Tech of the Year: TOGGLE AI 

WealthTech of the Year: Dollarize  

Payments Tech of the Year: Tassat Group 

InsurTech of the Year: Bolt Insurance  

Personal Finance Tech of the Year: FlyFin AI 

Best Employer Award: North American Bancard 

Young Achiever of the Year: Colleen Judge from Matrix Applications 

Banking Tech of the Year: Themis   

Innovator of the Year: David Mitchell from Owners Bank, a division of Liberty Bank 

Director of the Year: Bill Capuzzi from Apex Fintech Solutions 

Team of the Year: 

FinTech of the Year: Funding Circle 

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