FinTech
19 September 2018

Fidelity Investments: FinTech Startup Challenges 2019 

Written by Amy Danforth

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Thanks for your interest in Fidelity Investments and the MassChallenge FinTech program. I am excited to lead Fidelity’s participation in this exciting new initiative that will offer you a chance to accelerate your company’s growth. 

Fidelity's mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. We focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers: helping people invest their own life savings, businesses managing employee benefit programs, as well as providing financial advisory firms with investment and technology solutions to invest their own clients' money. We serve over 30 million customers across all of our businesses through a broad and comprehensive set of financial offerings. 

While we are known for being a leader in financial services, what is less known is how deeply we invest in technology and innovation. We have a long track record of innovation from offering automated voice quotes over the phone in the 80’s to exploring emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and Blockchain today. With a constant focus on what’s next, our 10,000 technologists take intelligent risks rather than follow the crowd to make every product, service, and experience better for our customers. 

We’re excited about the level of innovation occurring in the financial services industry and we are seeking new ways to connect to emerging high potential businesses. Engaging startups is a perfect way for Fidelity to stay ahead of the curve, gain exposure to advances in new technologies, and spot innovation as it happens. 

We look forward to seeing what we learn, and how it will impact our business. 

Fidelity operates across the spectrum of people’s financial lives from birth to retirement, so there is a breadth of challenges at Fidelity.   

Our challenges are:  

  • Advancing financial wellness through AI, blockchain or virtual reality 
  • Providing budgeting/cashflow tools 
  • Delivering automated micro-targeting guidance based on robust data sets  

How will we help startups grow their businesses? 

We are actively engaged in the MassChallenge FinTech program to continue our efforts at accelerating our growth, driving breakthrough experiences and immersing ourselves in the vibrant FinTech ecosystem. We believe that this program will provide a great opportunity for mutual learning through tackling our challenges.   

I invite you to work with us to imagine the future of financial services applying your expertise and ideas to the challenges we face.  Fidelity will offer an unparalleled opportunity to work with leading technologists and business leaders who are shaping the future of financial wellness. Our platform and resources will empower your efforts as a FinTech player.   

 

Amy Danforth, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Services 

Want to partner with Fidelity Investments during the 2019 MassChallenge FinTech program?

Apply at https://accelerate.masschallenge.org by October 12, 2018 at 12:00PM (noon) ET. 

 

Browse the list below to learn more about the challenges issued by MassChallenge FinTech partners for the 2019 program.

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Mission

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.