June 23, 2016
The British Museum, London


Download the 2016 agenda here (PDF)
Download the Startup Stage agenda here (PDF)

“Incredible day. Superb event, many many thanks.”
Pat Phelan
Cofounder and CEO, Trustev (Main stage speaker)

“I really enjoyed it. I have to say, that I never have experienced such a professional organization and treatment!! Chapeau!!!”
Matthias Kroner
Founder and CEO, Fidor Bank (Main stage speaker)

“I had a blast, met great people, and was seriously impressed by the organisation. I know what goes into that!”
Philipp Moehring
AngelList (Main stage speaker)

“Just a quick note to say thanks for having us at Wired Money, it was a great event and provided lots of fuel and contacts to get the cogs whirring.”
Lex Deak
Managing Partner, QVentures (Startup stage speaker)

“Thank you for a great event yesterday. I really enjoyed the variety of speakers and the quality of their presentations. As a side note, one of the best networking events I have been a part of — some truly creative and amazing people were in attendance.”
Chris Severson
Chief Controls Office, Infrastructure — Investment Bank (delegate)

“As I expected, it was a fabulous event and not only did I have a great time, but I learned so much.”
Amy ter Haar
Chief Executive Officer, FLOW INC. (delegate)

“Simply impressive. Loads of feedback but at the core, great insights.”
Ben Jones
AKQA (delegate)


The Startup Stage agenda is available here.

You could discover the founders bringing new platforms, technologies and ideas to the financial industry on the BBVA Open Talent Startup Stage at WIRED Money. The fast-growing companies that pitched on June 23 were selected by WIRED for their potential to disrupt business-as-usual. Judges for the startup pitch sessions include Seth Pierrepont, investor at Accel Partners; Yann Kandelman, head of investments & development at Orange Digital Ventures; Marisol Menendez, open innovation manager at BBVA; and James Temperton, WIRED.co.uk acting editor.

In addition to the startups pitching, four BBVA Open Talent 2015 winners presented throughout the day. Origin Markets enables corporate P2P borrowing and lending; Destacame is a financial inclusion startup focused on credit scoring; ModernLend offers new ways to lend funds; and Everledger uses the blockchain to combat fraud.


Sebastián Ugarte
Destácame gathers credit scores from non-traditional sources such as utilities and telecoms companies. The scores allow its customers to prove they are creditworthy.

Kobina Ansah
ModernLend uses alternative data metrics to provide credit cards and loans to its customers. It is launching the first card tailored for international citizens this autumn.

Calogero Scibetta

Everledger is a digital ledger that provides financial companies and law enforcers with an immutable history of an item’s authenticity, existence and ownership.

Raja Palaniappan
Origin is a digital community for the issuance of placements and bonds. It connects investment banks to borrowers, streamlining the communication and pricing process.


Now in its eighth edition, BBVA Open Talent — the group’s competition for early-stage startups — will be sponsoring the Startup Stage at WIRED Money 2016. Dedicated to finding the brightest and best entrepreneurs who are changing financial services through digital innovation, BBVA Open Talent looks for exciting new business set to improve customers’ financial lives through technology.

Open to early stage startups — companies with less than EUR 2.5 million in investment and EUR 1.5 million in annual revenue — across the world, registration for this year’s BBVA Open Talent is now open at bbvaopentalent.com

Regional finals will be held in Mexico, New York and London. 6 winners will receive EUR 30,000 each and two non-consecutive immersion weeks with BBVA in Mexico and Madrid. bbvaopentalent.com

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