Every month, we put together a rundown of the news related to Fintech71. Enjoy.

Briefing: First Class Startups – Columbus has the smarts to compete and the wherewithal to give fintech entrepreneurs a leg up on competition, as witnessed by Fintech71’s accelerator program. Read More

SafeChain Wins ‘Rise of the Rest’ Columbus – The winner of the $100,000 cash prize is Fintech71’s very own SafeChain Financial LLC! Safechain won a personal investment from Steve Case, AOL co-founder and venture capitalist, during a stop in Columbus for the ‘Rise of the Rest’ bus tour. Congratulations SafeChain! Read More

Office Space: Home of Fintech71 is Big Enough to Ride a Bike, Small Enough to do Focused Work – We gave Columbus CEO magazine the ultimate tour of Fintech71’s colorful and collaborative headquarters. Read More

PayKey Raises $10M for its Millennial Targeted “Social Banking” Smartphone Keyboard – PayKey announced that it has raised $10 million Series B funding led by MizMaa, with participation from other investors including SBI Group, Siam Commercial Bank’s financial tech subsidiary Digital Ventures, SixThirty and FinTech71. Read More

Steady Wins Money20/20 Startup PitchSteady has won the Startup Pitch at Money20/20 USA 2017! Money20/20 is the world’s largest payments and financial services innovation event, with the Startup Pitch being the fintech ecosystem’s most exclusive startup challenge. Congrats Steady! Read More 

ID-Pal Recognized by Irish Tech News – ID-Pal was featured in Irish Tech News and named as one of Ireland’s most innovative fintech companies AND a top 20 fintech company in Ireland for 2017. Way to go ID-Pal! Read More

What is Blockchain | Real Estate – In episode 1 of #Blocktalk, CTO Rob Zwink of Fintech71 team SafeChain describes in simple terms what Blockchain is, what opportunities are ahead for real estate title transactions, and his love for Christmas music. Watch Here

Hexanika Makes the Regtech Top 100 List – Hexanika has earned the well-deserve accolade of being named one of the most influential regtech companies in the world and is revolutionizing the way banks comply with regulatory obligations. Read More