Winners of 2019 Global Fintech Venture Competition Announced
On December 15th, the award ceremony of 2019 Global Fintech Venture Competition (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) was held at Tsinghua University. With the guidance of Tsinghua IFR and support from Haidian District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, the Competition was held by WeiyangX.com and co-organized with 100 PARTNER. 50 participating entities stood out from the regional finals held in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Chengdu. There were both startups and growth companies in the finalists, covering a range of fintech business including financial information services, Regtech, Banktech, securities technology, Insurtech, asset management technology, corporate wealth technology, consumer financing, etc.
The panel of judges for the Competition is composed of 80 experts and representatives from authoritative fintech academic institutions, large financial institutions, leading venture capitals and regulatory agencies. Through primary and final review, the panel selected the winners based on a set of judging criteria including creativity (30%), growth potential (30%), team capability (20%) and investment intent (20%). Here are the winners of this year’s Global Fintech Venture Competition: (Source: WeiyangX)
- ABC Technology
- ICE Kredit
- Cheche Technology
- DATA GRAND
- AHI Fintech
- Gago Group
- FX Federation
Rise Award of Overseas Division: Carta
Best Innovation Award:
- Jiahe Info
- TEESE MKEYS
Promising Practices Award:
- Inclusive Cloud
Best Team Award:
Investor’s Choice Award:
- BigOne Lab
Former CSRC Officer Reported to Head New Technology Regulation Division
China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), as reported by Caijing Magazine, is building a new technology regulation division. Technology regulation has long been an important task of CSRC, and included in the Measures of Deepening Capital Market Reform issued in 2019. In the future, the new division will share the regulatory responsibility with CSRC IT Service Center.
YAO Qian, general manager of China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (CSDC)is said to head the new division. Yao has been working in the CSRC from 1997 to 2010. He then served in the PBC Credit Information System Bureau, PBC Technology Department and PBC Digital Currency Research Institute before heading CSDC. (Source: Caijing.com)
National Fintech Assessment Center established in Shenzhen
On December 11st, the National Fintech Assessment Center was officially announced at the 2019 China Global Fintech Summit and established in Shenzhen. The center has been set up by Bank Card Test Center (BCTC) with support and guidance from People’s Bank of China and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. The center is committed to Fintech application assessment, risk monitoring and the development of regulation technology. (Source: cnstock.com)
Shanghai Joins the Rank of Fintech Sandboxes
On December 12nd, WANG Hua, deputy head of the Pudong New Area of Shanghai, revealed that Pudong would build a “test field” for Fintech innovations. In order to achieve that goal, the local government will set up a “Fintech Special Committee” and launch a Fintech sandbox, creating a business-friendly environment for fintech enterprises. To date, both Beijing and Shanghai have issued the plan of fintech sandbox. (Source: huoxing24.com)
The above is a weekly synopsis of the biggest stories on Fintech in China provided by WeiyangX, part of Tsinghua University, in partnership with Crowdfund Insider.
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