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Ascential : Money20/20 Successfully Re-Unites Global Fintech Community

11/30/2021 | 10:21am EDT

29th November, 2021 - London: Money20/20 today reports that more than 8,000 attendees, from over 2,500 companies participated at Money20/20 USA at The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas in late October. The event was a showcase for the fastest growing and most innovative fintech companies. This follows the hugely successful Money 20/20 Europe, held in Amsterdam in September, which hosted more than 4,000 attendees from 1,500 companies. Combined with positive attendee feedback these results yet again prove that Money 20/20 is the fintech industry's premier event.

"It is fantastic to celebrate the successful return of Money20/20, the industry's leading fintech event, with Money 20/20 USA being one of the largest convened anywhere for nearly two years. With a quarter of all attendees being C-Suite and above and more than 14,000 meetings booked via the app across the two events, Money20/20 has proved once again to be the place where decision makers meet, new partnerships are forged and business gets done", said Money20/20 President Tracey Davies.

At the center of the ecosystem, attendees also came to Money20/20 to hear from best in class speakers covering crucial topics shaping the future of the industry. At Money 20/20 USA more than 300 speakers, carefully selected from nearly 1,000 submissions, engaged in 4 days of conversations that will have a direct impact on the industry moving forward. Key themes this year ranged from infrastructure, the intersection of payments through things like crypto and BNPL, and financial inclusion, in particular the provision of financial products and services for underserved, minority communities.

The Money20/20 RiseUp Programme and Stage, in partnership with Trustly, highlighted the challenges and the opportunities that diversity brings. Money20/20 has long advocated that women and people of colour should have a louder voice and more seats at the table in financial services. The RiseUp Programme helps amplify those voices, opens doors and collaborates with our community to empower real change. In support of these values, nearly 40% of Money20/20 USA speakers were women and 29% were speakers of colour.

Amongst the many brilliant speakers that took to the stage at Money20/20 USA were:

  • Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
  • Stephanie Cohen, Global Co-Head of Consumer & Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs
  • Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing Officer, Mastercard
  • Jelena McWilliams Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Umar Farooq, CEO, Onyx by J.P. Morgan
  • Eric Sager, COO, Plaid
  • Tim Sheehan, CEO & Co-Founder, Greenlight
  • Ryan Glover, Chairman/Co-Founder & Michael Render aka Killer Mike, Investor/Owner, Greenwood
  • Nikil Viswanathan, Co-Founder & CEO, Alchemy
  • Jason Gardner, CEO Marqeta
  • Noah Kerner, CEO, Acorns
  • Umesh Sripad, Chief Digital Officer, IKEA
  • Lior Ron, Co-founder and CEO, Uber Freight
  • Daymond John, Founder/CEO of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Star of ABC's Shark Tank and CEO of The Shark Group
  • Vanessa Vreeland, Head of Truist Ventures, Truist
  • Alissa Knight, Partner, Knight Ink
  • Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder, Former Executive Chairman / Venture Capitalist, Reddit / Founder of Seven Seven Six
  • Alex Honnold, World Record Rock Climber, Star of the Academy-Award Winning Documentary, Free Solo
  • Danica Patrick, Entrepreneur, Podcast Host, Author, Former Professional Driver
  • Garret McNamara, Extreme Waterman, World Record for Riding the Biggest Wave, Star of the HBO Documentary, 100 Foot Wave

There were also more than 150 media and industry analysts at the event to report on the many significant industry announcements, including:

  • Mastercard's partnership with Bakkt, that will see them offer a range of crypto services to any of the thousands of banks and millions of merchants on its payments network.
  • Wise, the cross-border payments provider with around 11 million customers, including 300,000 small businesses, confirmed that acquisitions were not on their agenda, despite their recent listing that valued the company at $11billion.
  • Nium, the embedded finance company, announced the extension of its range of Banking-as-a-Service products to include cryptocurrency buying.
  • Socure, the digital identity verification and fraud solutions provider, announced the launch of Socure Sigma Identity Fraud, which will enable enterprises and government agencies to dramatically increase auto-approval rates and reduce fraud losses, false positives, friction, and costs associated with manual reviews.
  • Alchemy's announcement that they had closed a $250 million funding round, that values the business at $3.5 billion, making it one of the largest and fastest growing crypto unicorns.
  • Grow Credit launched three new Credit Builder Plans that help U.S consumers establish and build credit by leveraging their monthly subscription payments.
  • Valley Bank announced MRB payment product

The 2021 edition of Money20/20 USA achieved over 95% of the revenue of the last, 2019 edition of the event. Together with Money20/20 Europe in September, we expect to report combined revenues for the two events of approximately £37m representing a combined 85% of the like-for-like* 2019 revenue. *Like-for-like revenue comparison is stated at constant currency and excludes Money20/20 Asia which last ran in 2019.

The following companies took to Money20/20 USA's stages to debate the big issues facing the industry, share their inspirational stories, and together shape the future of fintech:

Acies AI; ACI Worldwide; Accion; Acorns; Acrew Capital; ADP; AiCurio; AID:TECH; Alchemy; Alliance Data; Alliance For Innovative Regulation; Alloy; Amazon; Amazon Web Services; AMZ; Ant Group; Anthem; Arkose Labs; Aspiration; Association For Digital Asset Markets; Atomic; Authid.ai; Avant; Avanti Bank; Bain Capital Ventures; BBVA; BECU; BillGO; BitGo; Blockchain Association; BlockFi; Blockforce Capital; Bloom Credit; Bluesnap; Bluestem Brands; BNP Paribas; Bodybuilding.com; BOKU; Bottomline Technologies; Branch; California Bank of Commerce; CAPCO.COM; CapitalG; Cardless; Catch; Checkalt; Cion Digital; Circle; Citi; Citizens Bank; Clearsale; Cleo Capital; Coastpay.com; Coinbase; Commerce Ventures; Commonstock; Community Bank of the Bay; CompoSecure; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Consenys; Copper.co; Corechain Technologies; Cowboy Ventures; Credit Sesame; Credit Suisse; Crush Industries; Current; Dave; Daylight; Dbilia; Dealmaker; Deciens; Digipli; Discover Financial Services; Dreamspring; Emerge; EM.ME; ethyca; Equifax; Evoshare; Extractable; Fairplay; FalconX; Featurespace; Federal Deposit Insurance Corp; Federal Reserve System; Feedzai; Finavator Inc; FinRegLab; Fintech Americas; Fin VC; Fireblocks; First DAG; First Boulevard; FIS; Fifth Third Bank; Floatme.io; Flutterwave; Flywire; Forter; F-Prime Capital; Forty Grand; Frog; Galileo; Gartner; Gig Wage; Glo; Global iD; Goldman Sachs; Google; Google Cloud; Gr4vy; Green Dot Bank; Greenlight; Greenwood, Grow Credit Inc; Guava; Honeybee; Honeycomb Credit; Hummingbird; Hyperscience; IBM; IBM Cloud; ibex.co; Ikea Retail US; Ikigai Asset Management; Instamed; instnt; Jifiti; J.P. Morgan; Kabbage; Kaufmanrossin.com; Key Bridge Advisors; Kiddie Kredit; Klana; Klaros Group; Klickly; Knight Ink; Kount; Kyndryl; Lendio; Levro; Levvel; LexiNexis Risk Solutions; Liberty Lending LLC; Locality Bank IO; Magic Johnson Enterprises; Mantl; Marqeta; Mastercard; Mayer Brown LLP; Melio; McKinsey & Company; Merchant's Pack; Messari; Metal; Midwest BankCentre; MMH Technology Group; MobileCoin; Modusbox; MoneyLion; Moov; Mo Technologies; Motorefi; MX; My Money My Future; Nav.it; Nexo; Nium; Nivelo; Nova Credit; Numerated; NYCA; NYDIG; NYMBUS; Ocrolus; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Opportunity Finance Network; Oportun; Orum; Paceline; Pave.dev; Pagaya; Park Place Payments; Partnership Fund For New York City; Patomak Global Partners; Paybby.com; PayPal; Paysafe; Peachy Pay; Performline; Plaid; Pillar Financial; Pilot.com; Pinwheel; PNC Bank; pokerpower.com; Polsinelli; Polygon; Propel.vc; Prove; Provident Mexico; Public.com; Quointec; Quontic Bank; Railsbank; Ramp; Rappi; Realpage; Redpoint Ventures; Rosenblatt Securities; Seashell; Selfbook; Sentilink Corp; Serrala; Sezzle; Seven Seven Six; Shopify; Sift; Silicon Valley Bank; Sitecore; Skadden; SmartGift; Snapcheck; Snap Finance; Socure; Spring Labs; StableCorp Inc; Stanford University; Stellar Development Foundation; Sunrise Banks; Synctera; Talkdesk; Taulia; The Clearing House; The Lieberman Group; Themis; Theory+Practice; TiFiPay; Titan Global Capital Management; Tomocredit; TouchBistro; Transactions Insights; Transunion; TripActions; TripleBlind; TrueAccord; Truist; Trulioo; Trustly; Twilio; Uber; Uber Freight; Unit21; unitQ; Upwork; urjanet; U.S. Bank; U.S. Bank Foundation; Valora; Valley Bank; Varo Money; myvelocity.com; Very Good Security; Vesper Finance; Visa; Vystar Credit Union; Wallmart; Wells Fargo; WGSN; Wipro; WNET; World Economic Forum; World Wide Technology; Yapstone; Zero Hash; Zogo.

Money20/20 USA More information on Money20/20 US is available at us.money2020.com Follow Money20/20 on Twitter for event developments and updates. You can also find us on LinkedIn at Money20/20.

Media Contact
Veronica Petty Head of PR, Money20/20 veronica.petty@money20/20.com

About Money20/20
Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination events where the most innovative people in payments, fintech and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their high-impact networking, the USA edition, held in Las Vegas (October 2021), and Europe edition, held in Amsterdam (June 2022), are widely considered unmissable by the industry they serve. Money20/20 is the space where the industry's smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. Money20/20 is an Ascential event. www.money2020.com

About Ascential
Ascential delivers specialist information, analytics and ecommerce optimisation platforms to the world's leading consumer brands and their ecosystems. Our world-class businesses improve performance and solve problems for our customers by delivering immediately actionable information combined with visionary longer-term thinking across Digital Commerce, Product Design and Marketing. We also serve customers across Retail & Financial Services. With more than 2,000 employees across five continents, we combine local expertise with a global footprint for clients in over 120 countries.

Ascential is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


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