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2016 Boston Diamond Winner

Our team is committed to creating actionable intelligence from satellite imagery and other data about the planet. Our technology allows us to quickly go from hypothesis testing to meaningful, global-scale measurements and forecasts aimed at decision makers in finance, insurance, government and agribusiness. Our first product is called Kernel: an in-season yield forecast for US corn that is now in testing with a select group of pilot customers this growing season.

2016 Boston Diamond Winner

EYL provides a hardware-based solution to secure computer network systems and replace software options that can be easily hacked. EYL provides unpredictable quantum random numbers by extracting them from a radioisotope in a tiny 5mm chip. The result is extremely fast and effective random numbers that can be deployed for security systems, computer networks and other purposes. EYL technology is being trialled in the public and private sectors.

Gold Winners
2016 Boston Gold Winner

RateGravity addresses the major issues in the $2.0T US mortgage market. Due to the actions of the highly commissioned mortgage salesperson, consumers are paying tens of thousands of dollars in excess interest on their loans and only 1 of 4 borrowers applies with more than one lender. RateGravity is redefining how consumers finance their home by eliminating the salesperson and providing a solution to compare, choose and close with local lenders, saving tens of thousands of dollars in interest.

2016 Mexico Gold Winner

We build technology that leverages Blockchain and Bitcoin to achieve faster, cheaper, more secure, and more accessible financial services for individuals and businesses in Mexico. We believe digital currencies will revolutionize our global financial system and cross-border payments by reducing operational friction and lowering the cost of these services. We have a particular focus on remittances, international payments, payment processing, and micropayments.

2016 Mexico Gold Winner

Bayonet is a financial technology company, focused on increasing ecommerce acceptance rates and reducing chargebacks due to fraud related issues. According to Visa, over 1.2 billion USD were lost to fraud related issues in Latin America during 2016. A 60 billion USD online sales region, where Mexico faces a 13.9% rejection of all orders due to suspected fraud and more than 1.9% of chargebacks. Bayonet's team experienced this problem first hand at a local payment gateway and is now solving it.

Silver Winners
2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Swap is a free-for-download app, available on both the App and Play Store, that allows users to pay anyone on their contact list (as long as they have a phone number or email of the person they wish to pay) using any credit or debit card. If the person receiving the payment doesn't have the app, s/he will receive a link to a page where they can enter their bank details in order to receive the money immediately.

2016 UK Silver Winner

AID:Tech brings transparency and efficient to the distribution of funds and social services by governments & NGOs. We use blockchain technology to create a fully traceable flow of information. Our solution works offline and in environments with interrupted power supplies.

2015 UK Silver Winner

People across the world are faced with a multitude of problems: lack of access to clean water, poor nutrition - and they spend years waiting on external bodies to secure funding, come in and save the day. Unfortunately over 50% of fundraising campaigns addressing these problems fail on the major CF platforms.

We’re changing this. HelpingB currently has a 100% success rate and intends to maintain a 80-90% success rate through investment in its due diligence and vetting process.

Startups
2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Swap is a free-for-download app, available on both the App and Play Store, that allows users to pay anyone on their contact list (as long as they have a phone number or email of the person they wish to pay) using any credit or debit card. If the person receiving the payment doesn't have the app, s/he will receive a link to a page where they can enter their bank details in order to receive the money immediately.

2016 Boston Diamond Winner

Our team is committed to creating actionable intelligence from satellite imagery and other data about the planet. Our technology allows us to quickly go from hypothesis testing to meaningful, global-scale measurements and forecasts aimed at decision makers in finance, insurance, government and agribusiness. Our first product is called Kernel: an in-season yield forecast for US corn that is now in testing with a select group of pilot customers this growing season.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

RateGravity addresses the major issues in the $2.0T US mortgage market. Due to the actions of the highly commissioned mortgage salesperson, consumers are paying tens of thousands of dollars in excess interest on their loans and only 1 of 4 borrowers applies with more than one lender. RateGravity is redefining how consumers finance their home by eliminating the salesperson and providing a solution to compare, choose and close with local lenders, saving tens of thousands of dollars in interest.

2016 Boston Diamond Winner

EYL provides a hardware-based solution to secure computer network systems and replace software options that can be easily hacked. EYL provides unpredictable quantum random numbers by extracting them from a radioisotope in a tiny 5mm chip. The result is extremely fast and effective random numbers that can be deployed for security systems, computer networks and other purposes. EYL technology is being trialled in the public and private sectors.

2016 Mexico Winner

Undostres is building a cashless Mexico via online platform for mobile recharges & TAG. Recharges is USD 10B market – 89M Mexicans have prepaid mobile & they do at least one topup every month, with cash. At undostres, you can do a recharge in just 3 clicks in less than 30sec & you receive topup immediately. Additionally, you receive coupons giving savings on daily needs like free Uber rides, free Cervezas, free movies etc. Undostres is the simplest, fastest & most rewarding recharge experience!

2016 Mexico Winner

A peer-to-peer lending platform focused in solar energy. GIRASOL provides the best solar financing solution in Mexico, backed by people and companies that wish to invest in renewable energies. The main goal is that residents pay the credit with the savings the system generates. GIRASOL also works as a marketplace that matches clients with professional installers. Through our algorithm we generate automatic, personalized and comparable quotes so the client can make an informed decision.

2016 Mexico Winner

Briq.mx is Mexico´s first real estate crowdfunding platform. Briq.mx allows small and medium size savers access to top-quality real estate development investment opportunities. To investors, we provide access to previously evaluated investment opportunities in one of the world’s biggest asset class, with investment minimums as low as Us. $1,000. To developers, we offer an efficient complimentary financing alternative (cheaper, faster and with more flexibility than traditional banks)

2016 Mexico Gold Winner

We build technology that leverages Blockchain and Bitcoin to achieve faster, cheaper, more secure, and more accessible financial services for individuals and businesses in Mexico. We believe digital currencies will revolutionize our global financial system and cross-border payments by reducing operational friction and lowering the cost of these services. We have a particular focus on remittances, international payments, payment processing, and micropayments.

2016 Mexico Gold Winner

Bayonet is a financial technology company, focused on increasing ecommerce acceptance rates and reducing chargebacks due to fraud related issues. According to Visa, over 1.2 billion USD were lost to fraud related issues in Latin America during 2016. A 60 billion USD online sales region, where Mexico faces a 13.9% rejection of all orders due to suspected fraud and more than 1.9% of chargebacks. Bayonet's team experienced this problem first hand at a local payment gateway and is now solving it.

2016 UK Silver Winner

AID:Tech brings transparency and efficient to the distribution of funds and social services by governments & NGOs. We use blockchain technology to create a fully traceable flow of information. Our solution works offline and in environments with interrupted power supplies.

2015 UK Silver Winner

People across the world are faced with a multitude of problems: lack of access to clean water, poor nutrition - and they spend years waiting on external bodies to secure funding, come in and save the day. Unfortunately over 50% of fundraising campaigns addressing these problems fail on the major CF platforms.

We’re changing this. HelpingB currently has a 100% success rate and intends to maintain a 80-90% success rate through investment in its due diligence and vetting process.