NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO and SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nex Cubed, an investor that creates and accelerates frontier tech companies, has named Mike Ma as Managing Director of its FinTech Accelerator and has announced seven companies selected to participate in its Spring 2020 FinTech Program.
Over the last three years, Nex Cubed has established itself as a leader in early-stage innovation and acceleration, creating a global ecosystem of strategic investors, with 140 mentors, 50 advisors, 3 industry-specific Centers of Excellence, 20 corporate and government partners, and investments in over 70 startups.
In 2020, Nex Cubed is building on its success by scaling existing programming, including the launch of its FinTech Accelerator in New York City.
Nex Cubed’s FinTech Accelerator is a bespoke, semi-remote, sixteen-week program focused on pairing technically and operationally talented founders with fintech advisors and subject matter experts. These experts work with teams daily, preparing the startups for investment and enterprise readiness.
“With innovation in fintech addressing issues throughout the global economy, we are extremely proud to introduce this select group of founders pioneering transformative fintech solutions,” said Marlon Evans, CEO at Nex Cubed.
The FinTech Accelerator is part of Nex Cubed’s startup acceleration platform that also includes the Nex Cubed Frontier Tech Accelerator in San Francisco and the Nex Cubed Digital Health Accelerator in San Diego. Nex Cubed’s platform supports angel to seed stage startups and helps them to drive commercial adoption of their solutions and prepares founding teams for their next round of financing.
Nex Cubed has hired Mike Ma to serve as the Managing Director of the FinTech Accelerator. Mike has an extended track record of success in technology, advertising, marketing, and sales in organizations ranging from founding and advising startups to running product strategy and advertising campaigns for multi-billion dollar companies.
“We’re thrilled to have Mike join us at a time of exceptional growth and opportunity for Nex Cubed,” said Nex Cubed Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Kelsey Morgan Pasqualichio. “Mike’s experience working with companies at all stages and his in-depth knowledge of the financial industry uniquely positions him to help us build on existing momentum and provide strong leadership as we accelerate the world’s most innovative fintech companies.”
Nex Cubed has assembled a distinguished 17-member Advisory Team that is embedded with the accelerator companies and works with founders on a daily basis. The team includes change agents who have served at organizations like JPMorgan, 3iGroup, Credit Suisse, Fortress, Route 66 Ventures, Nasdaq, Blockchain at UCLA, Tradeshift, Box, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bank of America, Visa, Wells Fargo, TangoTrade, GE Capital, New York Angels, SoFi, PayPal, UBS, Sway Ventures, Harvard Business School, and Goldman Sachs.
The seven companies selected for the Spring FinTech program are A.I. Capital Research, DeFiner, Destiny, Earn.re, InnoDT, Sixpence, and Vestalyze. The Spring program launched on March 2nd with a 2-day kickoff event held at the Franklin Templeton Investment offices in New York, and will culminate in June with a formal Showcase and Demo Night in New York.
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