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The 2016 Fintech Finance 35: Nektarios Liolios


< Fintech's Most Powerful Dealmakers of 201627. Nektarios LioliosChief Executive OfficerStartupbootcamp FinTechLast year: 31

From 2011 to 2014, Nektarios Liolios was in charge of the Innotribe Startup Challenge, one of the SWIFT network’s innovation initiatives overseen by Fabian Vandenreydt (No. 24). Liolios left to start a specialized fintech program under the aegis of Startupbootcamp, a global chain of technology accelerators in such fields as digital health, food technology, and the Internet of Things. In two years London’s Startupbootcamp Fintech has not only helped 15 young companies raise a total of €16 million ($17.9 million), but co-founder and CEO Liolios has taken the model to New York and Singapore. What’s more, applications are open for Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai; the Fintech & Cybersecurity boot camp is under way in Amsterdam; and Startupbootcamp InsurTech in London, also co-founded by Liolios, is entering its second year. He describes his mandate as “giving start-ups access to industry players; for banks and other partners, we are about R&D and experimentation.” Startupbootcamp puts companies through an intensive three months of mentoring and introductions to potential customers and funders. It offers London candidates, for example, such amenities as free office space, €550,000 in partner services, and €15,000 in relocation expenses in return for 6 percent of their equity. “The reality is that most of the financial and insurance industries understand the concept of R&D but don’t have the processes for it,” says Liolios, 49. “When a bank or asset manager builds a product, there is no experimentation. It’s a tweak of something.” In his view, they have to get faster: “No one has five years any more” to carry out a complex IT project. Liolios notes that despite considerable entrepreneurial interest in blockchain technology, “nobody has figured out how influential it will be. It has the potential to be transformational.” Half of his most recent cohort of start-ups are in robo-advisory and other asset and wealth management categories. His London graduates include BondIT, an algorithm-based system for bond portfolio managers; private investment management platform Delio; and Epiphyte, a blockchain-powered transaction settlement system.


 The 2016 Fintech Finance 35 Click below to view profiles
1. Jonathan KorngoldGeneral Atlantic2. Matthew HarrisBain Capital Ventures3. Jane GladstoneEvercore Partners4. James Robinson III & James
Robinson IV
RRE Ventures5. Steven McLaughlinFinancial Technology Partners6. Amy Nauiokas & Sean ParkAnthemis Group
7. Richard Garman &
Brad Bernstein
FTV Capital8. Gerard
von Dohlen
Broadhaven Capital Partners9. Darren CohenGoldman Sachs Group10. Hans MorrisNyca Partners11. Meyer (Micky) MalkaRibbit Capital12. Maria GotschPartnership Fund for New York City
13. Barry SilbertDigital Currency Group14. Jay ReinemannPropel Venture Partners15. Mariano BelinkySantander InnoVentures16. Justin Brownhill & Neil DeSenaSenaHill Partners17. François RobinetAXA Strategic Ventures18. Vanessa ColellaCiti Ventures
19. Michael SchleinAccion International20. Kenneth MarlinMarlin & Associates21. Rumi MoralesCME Ventures22. Alastair (Alex) RampellAndreessen Horowitz23. Steve GibsonEuclid Opportunities24. Fabian VandenreydtSWIFT
25. Vladislav SolodkiyLife.SREDA26. Gardiner Garrard IIITTV Capital27. Nektarios LioliosStartupbootcamp Fintech28. Lawrence WintermeyerInnovate Finance29. Bina KalolaBank of America Merrill Lynch30. Hyder JaffreyFintech Innovation
31. Calvin ChoiAMTD Group32. Janos BarberisFinTech
Hong Kong33. Jalak JobanputraFuture Perfect Ventures34. Sopnendu MohantyMonetary Authority of Singapore35. Oskar Mielczarek
de la Miel
Rakuten
FinTech Fund