Matt Haraburda, FIA Principal Traders Group
The companies selected for this year's Innovators Pavilion will be given TechPod on the Expo show floor to display their products and services. FIA also will host a "Meet the Innovators" competition to spotlight the five most exciting companies within the Pavilion. The winner of this competition will receive more than $20,000 in cash and other resources.
"I'm proud to announce the 2017 class of FIA Innovators," said Matt Haraburda of XR Trading, chairman of the Innovators Pavilion selection committee and executive committee member of the FIA Principal Traders Group. "We had a strong pool of very qualified applicants from all over the world. The companies chosen to exhibit at Expo represent a range of valuable services, providing everything from indices for political risk and cropland values to artificial intelligence and augmented reality for market data."
The companies chosen are:
- Amenity Analytics
- BCause LLC
- Financial Network Analytics
- Halo Investing
- Peak Soil Indices
- Prosparency LLC
- Virtual Cove, Inc.
This year's Innovators Pavilion is sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Nasdaq and supported by several fintech organizations and angel investor groups. This is the third year that FIA has organized this showcase for fintech startups, which is designed to encourage greater innovation in the derivatives industry.
Haraburda led a panel of industry leaders assembled by FIA to review the applications submitted by the candidates and choose companies best suited to providing innovative forward-thinking solutions for the futures, options and cleared swaps industry.