LendIt Europe, Europe’s fintech and lending conference, and Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading global FinTech accelerator, have today announced the judging panel for thesecond annual PitchIt Europe competition. Representatives from Venture Capitalists: Seedcamp, Blenheim Chalcot, CommerzVentures, and Balderton Capital will form the judging panel of experienced VCs from and around Europe.

Collectively, these four firms are some of the most active investors in the European fintech category and have played key roles in the success of several of the largest fintech successes in Europe. They will be looking for innovative fintech companies including those focused on lending, payments, wealth management, insurtech, artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital identity and biometrics, regtech, fintech infrastructure, mortgage technology, real estate tech, digital banking, trading and capital markets, or any other category that represents innovation taking place in financial services.
The judges confirmed for the startup competition this year are:

  • Reshma Sohoni, Partner and co-founder of Seedcamp
  • Dan Cobley, Managing Partner, Fintech at Blenheim Chalcot
  • Patrick Meisberger, Managing Director of CommerzVentures
  • Rob Moffat, Partner at Balderton Capital

PitchIt, in partnership with Startupbootcamp FinTech, has been designed to help boost the profile of ‘the next big thing’ from the fintech startup scene across Europe. Jason Jones, Co-Founder & CEO of LendIt Conference said “The judges for this year’s PitchIt competition offer a fantastic range of knowledge, skills and experience. The high caliber of judges we’ve had over the years is a testament to how the competition has evolved, and it’s inspiring to see another strong panel taking to the stage for the competition. I’m confident that their diverse professional backgrounds will see one of the most exciting PitchIt competitions yet.”