small_pic_fintech2014Dovetail recognised as one of the hottest FinTech firms in Europe

19 March 2013

Dovetail listed on the inaugural FinTech 50 Watchlist, a guide to game-changing technologies across Europe which are redefining financial services.

Dovetail has been placed on the 2013 FinTech50 Watchlist, a shortlist of fifty companies in Europe that are redefining financial services through technology. The List, a collaborative project by The CEO Agenda, ICON Corporate Finance, Hotwire, Silicon Valley Bank and Fox Williams, is the first of an annual exercise to track one of the fastest moving sectors in technology.

The inaugural FinTech 50 Watchlist is based on the expertise of the Watchlist Panel, ten industry leaders from across the financial services and technology industry. The panel convened at the end of 2012 to select the top companies that demonstrate the potential to become a game-changer in FinTech or the competitive staying power to continue being one.

‘FinTech’ – financial technology – is a tremendous growth sector in Europe, and it’s not just the traditional players getting in on the act. Entrepreneurs and established companies from different backgrounds are using technology to transform financial services across the board: from consumer finance, to payments, to whole new verticals such as peer-to-peer lending and crowd funding.

Dovetail was selected as part of the FinTech 50 Watchlist — it builds and implements best in class enterprise banking solutions using its product, the Dovetail Payment Services Hub

Martin Coen, CEO of Dovetail, said:”We are honoured to be recognised by the FinTech50 Watchlist. As the volume and importance of native digital transactions continues to rise, the payments market offers greater opportunity and greater competition. For over a decade, Dovetail has been enabling an increasing number of banks worldwide to respond competitively to this changing landscape. With a clear vision, leading client list and unrivalled track record in execution, Dovetail continues to set the standard for excellence in payments.”

The FinTech50 Watchlist Founders:

ICON Corporate Finance
An International award-winning firm of corporate finance advisers to companies and management teams in high-growth technology sectors such as: FinTech, Telecoms, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Defence, Security, IT Services, MedTech, CleanTech, e-commerce, digital media and internet technologies. Experts at selling companies, raising venture capital funding and corporate finance strategy, ICON’s success stems from its sector knowledge, experience, deal expertise and global reach. It has key relationships with both the sources of finance, the global acquirers of technology companies and long standing relationships with IT giants: Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Google, Intel, ARM, Qualcomm, Symantec, HP, Amazon, Experian, Capita, Tata Consultancy Services and many others.
To speak to ICON, please contact Eddie Harding, e: eddie@iconcorpfin.co.uk
Tel: 020 7152 6375
Hotwire
Hotwire is a global PR and communications agency dedicated to helping forward-looking organisations manage reputations in a rapidly evolving influencer landscape. We work with brands on campaigns through our wholly owned offices in the in the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, and those of our global affiliate network. Our dedicated financial services and technology practice supports companies across Europe and the globe. Campaigns reach out to customers, high net worth individuals, businesses or financial institutions through traditional, online and social media outlets. Sector expertise includes payments, retail & core banking, capital markets, mobile financial services and venture capital.
To speak to Hotwire please contact: Claudia Bate: FS&Tech@hotwirepr.com
Fox Williams
Fox Williams is a City business law firm with particular expertise in financial services and technology. The firm’s specialist financial services team has first-hand experience of enforcing regulation from within the regulator – now the FCA – and also helps technology firms to protect and unlock their value by guiding them through merger & acquisition, capital raising and other commercial ventures.
Contact: Technology, Nigel Miller e: nmiller@foxwilliams.com Tel: 020 7614 2504.
Financial Services e: pwright@foxwilliams.com  Tel: 020 7614 2680
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is the only global bank dedicated to the innovation sector. Our niche sector focus has made us an expert in our field and we have a proven record in the technology, life science, cleantech, private equity and venture capital industries. SVB is at the centre of the global innovation ecosystem and our unique focus means we understand the industry dynamics. We know how to manage risk and have the experience to help our clients get to the next stage. With an unparalleled network of peers and investors, SVB offers expertise, guidance and the kind of networking connections that only a bank with true industry knowledge can deliver.
To speak to SVB please contact: Alex McCracken e: amccracken@svb.com  Tel: 020 7367 7865
The CEO Agenda
The CEO Agenda is a collaboration between businesses whose focus is the technology sector. Together we develop opportunities for start-up and high-growth technology businesses to engage with global brands and with one another. Our first major initiative in 2012 sold out overnight, and in January this year our FinTech event, hosted by Bloomberg, attracted 360 CEO level guests, as well as a panel featuring leaders from Google, O2Money, Barclaycard and Monitise.