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Take a look at Rietumu FinTech Challenge 2017 jury panel

Here is the list of FinTech and Business experts, who will be judging selected startups tomorrow at Rietumu FinTech Challenge 2017
Here is the list of FinTech and Business experts, who will be judging selected startups tomorrow at Rietumu FinTech Challenge 2017:

Ilya Suharenko - Rietumu Bank, Member of the Board, Senior Vice-president, responsible for sales and advertising.
Ilya supervises the bank’s operations in business promotion, marketing, sales and consolidating client relations. He has joined the Risk Management Department of Rietumu in 2003. Secretary of the Council of Rietumu Bank since 2005. Has held the positions of Board Member, then Council Member of the bank’s subsidiary RB Investments. Member of the Board of Rietumu Bank since 2010.


Deniss Fiļipovs - Head of Payment Systems Policy division with the responsibility for oversight of payment systems and payment instruments in Latvia.
Started to work at the central bank of Latvia in 2011 as payment and financial market analyst with the focus on payments policy, development and innovation. Currently Deniss’s work includes also the monitoring of the tendencies in FinTech and analysing the impact of the new financial technologies on the payments industry. In collaboration with payment markets regulator I help the market participants to better understand challenges and opportunities of the revised Payment Services directive (PSD2). In addition, Deniss is participating in the Bank of Latvia’s project aiming to introduce the instant payments infrastructure in Latvia.


Renat Lokomet – Member of the board of Latvian Startup Association “Startin.LV”. Renat is an active member of the board at Latvian Startup Association “Startin.LV”, focusing on FinTech issues. Renat has extensive experience both in new and traditional financial technologies management and development and also in organizing international investment and lending deals.


Janis Janevics - Partner at Imprimatur Capital Fund Management, early stage technology VC.
Prior to joining Imprimatur, Janis was involved in work at Eko Investors - early stage venture capital company in Latvia, Suprema -  leading pan-Baltic investment bank, Hansabank Markets - the capital markets arm of Hansabank. Janis also acted as chairman of the board and a member of the board of a number of investee companies where he had a significant role in the business development process including financing, budgets, recruitment, and marketing.


Janis Skutelis – Partner at FlyCap Venture Capital Fund. Janis has 5 years of experience in BaltCap, where Janis managed 5 investment projects. Afterwards, he invested and managed assets of private business angels. Janis has been actively involved in managing a portfolio with net worth of EUR 17 million.



Matiss Ansviesulis, Co-Founder and CEO of Creamfinance. Matiss has founded the Creamfinance in 2012, and already in few years Creamfinance became acknowledged as the fastest-growing FinTech startup reaching €35M revenue. Matiss is also a keyspeaker for Rietumu FinTech Challenge 2017, where he will share the story of Creamfinance successful journey!



Shaul David – FinTech Sector Expert form UK. Shaul has a strong FinTech and Business experience, as he has advised over 300 foreign and British Fintech companies on global expansion plans and has established a global network of key Fintech stakeholders in UK and overseas markets. Currently, Shaul is working directly with innovative companies seeking to enter the UK market. He is also a keyspeaker for Rietumu FinTech Challenge 2017, where he will talk about future of the financial technologies.



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