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MEF this week hosted a fintech-focused Innovation Meetup with the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars, attended by MEF members and invited guests as part of our new and dedicated Innovation Programme.

The event showcased the current cohort participating in the Accelerator based at the London Escalator, an open innovation space designed to support start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Barclays-Accelerator-LogoNine companies (unfortunately the 10th startup was unable to attend) presented a quick-fire pitch about their business to the assembled audience, which was followed by enthusiastic networking, giving MEF members the opportunity to meet  the rising stars of Fintech over pizza and beer. Watch out on the MEF Minute for video interviews with the cohort – meanwhile below a short introduction to all of the companies that presented.

Barclays and Techstars plan to launch their flagship Accelerator program in New York, following its resounding success in London; where a further ten companies will have the chance to shape the future of financial services.

The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will open in New York in July 2015. The program will provide the opportunity for ten companies to participate in thirteen weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, aimed at supporting breakthrough financial technology innovations.

Applications close May 12 2015. Visit for more information.


London – @basestone

BaseStone is a software for collaboration on large construction projects. The tool provides live data on the progress of projects which could impact risk and insurance pricing for corporate real estate clients.




Everledger provides an immutable ledger for diamond identification and transaction verification for various stakeholders, from Insurance companies to claimants and Law enforcement agencies.


London – @godesicuk

Godesic provides project management software for minute-by-minute tracking of transition into operations for large IT programmes.


San Francisco – @lqdlandscape

LiquidLandscape is a data visualization engine for creating linked, immersive data exploration environments with live time series data – in 2D, 3D, and VR.


 London – @originmarkets

The “Lending Club” for large corporations and institutional investors, using technology to facilitate corporate debt issuance.


 London – @PQChatApp

Post-quantum cyber security solutions using innovative encryption and authentication techniques to counter quantum computer attacks.


 London – @ravelinhq

Ravelin combines data science and machine learning with a merchant’s fraud profile to deliver pin-point accurate online fraud detection.


Stockholm – @SafelloAB

The European Coinbase.  A Europe-focused Bitcoin exchange with plans to expand into Bitcoin payments.


New York – @stockfuse

Gaming platform allowing users to demonstrate their ability to trade the markets. Used by banks to identify & find future trading employees.

Mef_Connects_ThailandNext week in Bangkok there will be another start-up showcase of companies participating in Thailand’s Dtac Accelerate programme as part of MEF Connects Thailand – register your interest here.