PayExpo Europe 2018

8-9 October 2019
Business Design Centre, London

Payments Dragons' Den

Payments Dragons' Den

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What is the next big thing set to change the payments industry?
In our exciting, energy-packed Payments Dragons' Den we invite four
up-and-coming companies to showcase their financial services products and programmes, set to revolutionise how people move, manage and spend their money.

With only 5 minutes to pitch their product, this fast-paced section sees each of the pitchers put through their paces by our expert Dragons with questions aiming to tease out any faults in products and business plans.

The 2019 Dragons:

Marin Cauvas, Investor - Anthemis Group
Lebo Gunguluza
, Executive Chairman, GEM Group, Dragon’s Den Africa
David Parker, Founder and CEO, Polymath Consulting,Co-Founder, Konsentus
  Piero Macari , Vice President, Fintech Market Development & Strategy - Mastercard
John J Stewart, Global Head of Scouting and Research, Innovation and Solutions - Royal Bank of Scotland


*Relevant start-ups must be younger than 2 years have less than $2m in overall funding and never exhibited at PayExpo before to qualify.

Payments Dragons' Den  2018 Winner

       ID Pal

ID-Pal enables businesses to verify the identity of customers simply, securely and conveniently.
It is the only KYC solution that enables businesses to seamlessly onboard their customers in person, remotely and via their broker network. It provides a complete end-to-end solution that is easier to implement and even simpler to use than anything else on the market.
ID-Pal's flexible architecture enables a business to brand, configure and integrate the entire solution in less than a day, thereby massively reducing the complexity, timelines, costs and risks that are associated with implementing competing solutions. 

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Asi Sivan
CEO and Founder


James O'Toole     

Repay Solutions

George Robbins
Founder & CEO
Repay Solutions

True Name

Michael Ng
 Founder & CEO
True Name

  • PayExpo is fantastic because it has thought provoking discussions and is a great place to connect with other leaders in the industry.
    Megan Caywood
    Starling Bank
  • Very well organised, covering all the key topics with an inclusive and relevant speaker and exhibitor base.
    Helene Panzarino
    Rainmaking Colab Fintech
  • Very wide ranging and varied content with a good mix of fact and opinions, hotly debated.
    Ian Dawson
    Hays Travel Limited
  • This is both a networking event and a trade show, and should be in everyone's diary.
    Paul Love Twelves
    Open Payments Cloud
  • Had a great time across the two days, very well looked after and heard some interesting things about the industry. Look forward to returning next year!
    Jon Ellis
    Atom Bank
  • PayExpo 2018 was fantastic with a great variety in exhibitors as well as content for talks and debates. We found some very good potential partners that will help us make a major impact in the banking industry over the next few years.
    Simon Phillips
    Money Global Limited
  • I really liked the sessions and panel discussions and I am looking forward to some more presentations.
    Liisi Kirsipuu
  • I found the event very interesting and lively, I really liked the presentations in theatre 2 as I am coming from a payments area I found them very informative.
    Martynas Rajuncios
    Lietuvos Bankas


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