Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Canadian FinTech & AI Awards

Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Canadian FinTech & AI Awards

Top Financial Institution, Investment Firm, FinTech Company and Several Other Leaders honoured in Toronto at National Technology Event

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW/ – The Digital Finance Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th Annual Canadian FinTech & AI Awards, which were announced at a sold out Awards Gala Ceremony.

The Canadian FinTech and AI Awards honour and recognize banks, innovators, investors, advisory firms and law firms, FinTechs, impactors and thought leaders across Canada in the financial technology and artificial intelligence space. This year’s Awards Gala Ceremony was held on November 26, 2018, in Toronto and was attended by over 550 people in financial services from across Canada. The MC of the Gala Awards Ceremony was Geoff Cher from Wildeboer Dellelce LLP and Award presenters included Nobel Prize Winner Arthur McDonald, Chairman of Difference Capital Michael Wekerle, PayPal Canada President Paul Parisi and Real Housewives of Toronto Star and FinTech CEO Ann Kaplan.

An independent judging committee of 40 experts determined the recipients of the Awards.

“The FinTech & AI Awards recognize ground breaking innovation in the financial services sector in Canada, and the service companies that support the delivery of FinTech and AI excellence,” said Ellis Odynn, the CEO of the Awards Gala Dinner.

Canada’s Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, prepared remarks for the 4th Annual Canadian FinTech and AI Awards and The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory opened the Awards Gala Dinner.

The Winners of the 2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards are:

1. Financial Institution of the Year
Royal Bank of Canada

2. Investment Firm of the Year
Portag3 Ventures

3. Accelerator/Incubator of the Year
Accelerator Centre

4. Advisory Firm of the Year
Market Gravity

5. FinTech Startup

6. FinTech Company of the Year
Interac Corp

7. Blockchain Company of the Year
Coinsquare Ltd.

8. Law Firm of the Year
Gowling WLG

9. FinTech Leader of the Year
Anthony Di Iorio

10. RegTech Company of the Year

11. AI Company of the Year
Nudge AI

12. AI Leader of the Year
Eli Fathi

13. Judge’s Choice Awards
MaRS Discovery District

The Digital Finance Institute is a think tank for financial technology, AI, law and innovation.

SOURCE Digital Finance Institute

For further information: Media Contact: Ellis Odynn,, (647) 302-0700

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