Excel Rollup wins NDRC FinTech pitch competition

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Pictured: Ben Hurley, NDRC and Paul Doherty, Excel Rollup.

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23 June 2014 | 0

Excel Rollup has been named winner of a pitch competition at first NDRC FinTech financial technology start-up accelerator programme.

The company, which provides a method to monitor spreadsheets for human error, will now become the first Irish company to pitch in front of an international audience at Wired Money’s start-up stage on in London on 2 July.

Excel Rollup was selected by an expert panel comprised of Declan McCarthy (State Street), Adrian Mullett (Bank of Ireland), Billy Hanley (Enterprise Ireland), Luc Simoncini (Mediolanum International Funds) and Patricia Stack (EY).

NDRC FinTech 2014 saw 10 start-ups take part in a five-week programme of product develop and business mentoring. It was established in association with Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, EY, Mediolanum International Funds and State Street.

Other participating companies included MyFutureNow, Signatur and TradeFlow.

Gary Leyden, programme lead for NDRC, said: “Working with such blue chip partners provided the start-ups with access to deep domain knowledge as well as experienced mentors. The founders and their products were able to address the challenges and opportunities of the current world of financial services and re-invent the ways in which financial business takes place.

“With hands-on mentoring from the NDRC team plus connections with some of the largest financial services players in the world, the 10 start-ups were able to better understand the market they are selling in to and create compelling business models that will truly disrupt the world of financial services.”

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