Fintech Week Lithuania yesterday announced the 2020 winners of the first-ever Lithuanian Fintech Awards.
The awards recognise the success stories of the past year across numerous areas in fintech, including payments, lending & investing, KYC and analytics. The awards were selected by a jury composed of Lithuanian and international experts in financial services.
“As well as having optimum business conditions, a friendly and supportive regulator and a highly educated workforce, Lithuania is increasingly a place where entrepreneurs with a vision can turn their ideas into innovative solutions. It’s our pleasure to extend the first ever Lithuanian Fintech Awards to some of the most brilliant minds of Lithuanian fintech, and we look forward to seeing what the sector will bring in the next 12 months,”
said Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Acting Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania.
“The fintech industry in Lithuania has grown exponentially in terms of numbers of companies and licences. In the last few years we have matured significantly, attracting reputable brands from abroad as well as seeing a number of homegrown startups making a name for themselves internationally. At Rockit, we’re proud to launch the Lithuanian Fintech Awards and highlight some of the stories from within the Lithuanian ecosystem,”
said Šarūnė Smalakytė, Head of Rockit Vilnius, Lithuania’s most important fintech hub.
The winners of the 1st Lithuanian Fintech Awards were:
Fintech for business impact of the year: Bankera
Company of the year in lending, investment and P2P: Neo Finance
Fintech innovator of the year: MANU Analytics
Fintech enabler of the year: Ondato
Company of the year in payments and digital banking: Revolut
Empowerment of Fintech in Lithuania: Lietuvos Bankas / The Bank of Lithuania
Female executive of the year: Viktorija Vanage (Founder and Chair of the Board, Profitus)
Fintech leader of the year: Jekaterina Govina (Executive Director of Supervision Service, Bank of Lithuania)
Fintech leader of the year: Liudas Kanapienis (Co-founder & CEO, Ondato)
Featured image: Jekaterina Govina, Fintech leader of the year.