Payments Pitch-Off & E-Pay Innovation Award

Thursday, May 11
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Product Theater

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Sponsored by Vantiv, ETA will again provide the opportunity for payments startups to demonstrate their products and be eligible to win the E-Pay Innovation Award. The Payments Pitch-Off (PPO) will provide startups the opportunity to demonstrate their innovative new electronic payments technology product or service to an audience which includes media, venture investors and potential industry partners.

One E-Pay Innovation Award winner will be selected by the judging panel. The winner for best new technology / product / service will receive an award of $25,000!

Matt Ozvat

Head of Developer Integrations


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Scott DeAngelo

Head of Product


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Tom Brown

Camp One


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Alex Acree

Managing Director & General Counsel
Fenway Summer


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Benjamin Malka

General Partner
FPrime Capital
Boston, Massachusetts

Ben is a partner at F-Prime Capital and invests our early-stage tech fund focused on Enterprise IT and FinTech. Ben joined F-Prime Capital from Capital One/North Hill Ventures during 2015 and brought nearly two decades of experience investing in the financial services industry. As a venture capitalist, he has led investments in Compete (acquired by WPP), Paychoice (acquired by Sage Software), Placemark Investments (acquired by Envestnet), and FSV Payments (acquired by US Bank). Prior to working in venture capital, Ben was at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on advising consumer brands, financial institutions and software vendors to the financial services industry. Early in his career, Ben worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company and a risk analyst at Bank of America.

Ben graduated with an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and earned degrees in Quantitative Economics and Political Science from Stanford University. Except when skiing during mid- winter breaks, Ben serves as a co-chairman of the Financial Services Venture Capital Association and has previously been President of the Stanford Alumni Association of New England.

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David Sica

Nyca Partners

David Sica is a Principal at Nyca Partners – a venture capital firm focused solely on fintech. Prior to joining Nyca Partners, David was a Director at Visa, focusing on the merchant side of the business during a period of government regulation and new payment innovation. Before Visa, David worked at Merrill Lynch in Real Estate Investment Banking and Institutional Sales, specializing in emerging markets. David is a graduate of The George Washington University.


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Matt Risley



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Daniel Chen

Head of Business Development

Daniel is Head of Business Development at Quicken, the leading personal finance software company. At Quicken, Daniel leads strategic partnerships for investment services, card, and payments initiatives. Before Quicken, Daniel was CEO of VC-backed fintech startups Levanto Financial and Bucksprout. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Daniel held finance roles at eBay, Trapeze Software, and KPMG.

Daniel has a Wharton MBA, CPA, CA/CPA, and a BBA from the University of Toronto. Daniel lives in Silicon Valley and can be reached @chenthusiast.


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Sean Banks

TTV Capital
atlanta, Georgia

Sean M. Banks. Sean joined TTV in 2002 as a summer associate and returned to TTV in 2005. He currently serves as a Partner and has over 13 years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining TTV, Sean served as the Vice President of Finance and General Counsel for an Atlanta-based technology start-up company. Sean is currently the Chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia’s FinTech super society and serves on the Technology Association of Georgia’s Board of Directors. Sean also is a member of the Southern Capital Conference Executive Steering Committee and a member of the Venture Atlanta Selection Committee. Sean is frequently featured in print and on the radio and TV as a expert on advances in fintech and the fintech ecosystem in Georgia. Sean was one of the first to identify advances in multi channel digital banking, transaction processing security and ecommerce marketing robotics. He earned his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was one of five Woodruff Fellows, and earned his J.D. at the University of San Diego in 2001. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a B.S. in Economics. For TTV, he has served on the Board of Directors for four companies and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ControlScan, FX Bridge, and FTRANS and as an observer on the Springbot and MX Board of Directors.


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