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Holt Highlight: The Liquidity Marketplace

Who They Are When The Liquidity Marketplace (LMX) was founded, it was done so with the mission to transform liquidity markets for institutional clients, such as Fortune 1000 companies and big banks. The LMX team has created a marketplace where...

Holt Highlight: KapitalWise

KapitalWise powers deeper relationships between financial institutions and their customers, offering personalized recommendations and helping people set and achieve financial goals.  Using the power of machine learning and…

Holt Highlight: SmartPay.me

Who They Are SmartPay.me is a mobile solution for banks and retailers that addresses the EU’s new Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulation. PSD2 is an initiative that encourages open banking by making room for new direct-to-account...

The Holt Accelerator — Halfway Point Highlights!

The Holt Accelerator officially kicked over just a little 6 weeks ago -- and what a first half it’s been!  September 17th marked the start of the 12 week program, where we welcomed our 13 finalists to Holt HQ in Montreal, for the start of what promised to be an...

Fintech Forum Week Roundup!

Last week, the Holt Accelerator team had a busy couple of days celebrating Fintech Week held right here in Montreal, including Finance Montreal’s 6th annual 2-day Fintech Forum event. Celebrating open innovation in financial services, the event...

Holt Highlight: Owl

Who They Are From Vancouver, Canada, Owl is a salesbot platform used to complete sales and improve customer rates for various products of banks and insurers. Owl provides a zero-knowledge platform with unique customer profiling capabilities allowing...

Holt Highlight: QuantumSense

Who They Are QuantumSense is an artificial intelligence company founded in Canada and a successful graduate of the machine learning track of the CDL program in Toronto. It provides a top semantic search that works on the sentence level to give...

Holt Highlight: PrestaGente

Who They Are PrestaGente, a company from Bogota, Colombia, solves the issue of safeguarding debt contracts and commercial notes against fraud, through blockchain technology. When a debt transaction takes place, the unity of digital data and...

Holt Highlight: LoanConnect

Who They Are LoanConnect is Canada’s leading platform for unsecured loans, and a member of the Holt Fintech Accelerator’s 2018 cohort of teams. LoanConnect connects consumers of all credit scores with the best possible loan for them. Potential...

Holt Highlight: Curu

Who They Are Holt Fintech Accelerator 2018 cohort member Curu is a mobile app that automates credit building for its users, primarily aimed at millennial students and young professionals. Curu grew out of the real-life experiences of Co-Founder and CEO,...

Holt Highlight: CreditSCRIPT

Who They Are CreditSCRIPT, a Holt Fintech Accelerator 2018 cohort team, is an investment platform that is focused on being a one-stop-shop for professional investors to access investment opportunities in alternative lending. Alternative lending...

Holt Highlight: FundSeeder Technologies

Who They Are FundSeeder Technologies, a Holt Fintech Accelerator 2018 cohort team, is developing a marketplace for discovering new trading and money manager talent. Their goal is to solve a major problem for investors who are currently limited...

Holt Highlight: Consilium Crypto

Who They Are Holt Fintech Accelerator 2018 team Consilium Crypto is a big data company that provides quantitative and qualitative research on cryptocurrency assets. After collecting data from a variety of different silos and sources, Consilium...

Holt Highlight: Ivy Lender

Who They Are Holt Fintech Accelerator 2018 chosen team Ivy Lender is an SME lending platform that connects small and mid-sized businesses with institutional and alternative lenders. Unique to the Ivy Lender platform is their ability to process...

Holt Highlight: Commercial Passport

Who They Are Commercial Passport, a digital KYC platform for financial services in capital markets including offshore banking, trusts services  and fund administration, is a chosen finalist member of the 2018 cohort of the Holt Fintech Accelerator. Using...

The Holt Fintech Accelerator: Week One in Pictures

The Holt Fintech Accelerator officially kicked off last week on Monday, September 17th! We’ve been hard at work with our first cohort of teams -- why not check out what it is we were up to? Monday On Monday, we started the day with Managing Partner Brendan Holt Dunn...

Mentor Highlight: Damien Lefebvre

The Holt team is pleased to introduce Damien Lefebvre, President of Valtech Montreal, as the latest Holt Fintech Accelerator program mentor! After a year as Senior Director at Bell in Montreal, he launched himself into new entrepreneurial pursuits, first...

Partner Highlight: Valtech

Our team is delighted to introduce another Holt Fintech Accelerator partner, a global digital agency making its mark on Montreal and the fintech startup community! Valtech -- where experiences are engineered -- boasts 36 offices helping clients to...

Holt Selection Day: All You Need To Know!

Last week was a key milestone for the entire Holt team. After several months searching far and wide for the most innovative fintech startups across the globe to join our accelerator program, we finally had our highly-anticipated ‘Selection Day!’ The 2 day event, held...

What’s Next for the Holt Fintech Accelerator

The application period for the Holt Fintech Accelerator’s 2018 cohort is officially closed. Our hard work and your enthusiasm has paid off — we’ve received applications from all over the world, with some teams close to home here in Montreal and others...

A Holt Accelerator Thank You

The application period for the Holt Fintech Accelerator has officially ended! What an exciting period it’s been for the whole Holt team. Our Managing Partners Jan Arp and Brendan Holt Dunn attended numerous events all over the world, from Tel Aviv to...

Mentor Highlight: Maor Amar

The Holt team is excited to introduce Maor Amar, Managing Partner at Impression Ventures and Holt Fintech Accelerator mentor! Maor started with a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from McGill University and a Masters in Management degree from Ecole...

Mentor Highlight: Leonard Brody

Holt is delighted to have Leonard Brody bring his invaluable expertise to the Holt Fintech Accelerator as a program mentor. Leonard is the Chairman of Creative Labs, a joint-venture with Creative Artists Agency, the largest sport and entertainment agency...

Mentor Highlight: David Nault

The Holt team is happy to announce David Nault, co-founder and General Partner at Luge Capital, is a Holt Fintech Accelerator mentor. David has been building early stage technology companies as an investor, founder, or senior member of the executive team...