Global event organiser Hyve has taken another big step in its omnichannel evolution with the acquisition of Fintech Meetup, a leading US financial technology event.
“The addition of Fintech Meetup to our group delivers on Hyve’s goal to acquire market-leading events in large industries that are undergoing dramatic, decades-long, technology-driven changes,” said Hyve CEO Mark Shashoua (pictured).
Fintech Meetup was founded by event industry disrupters and fintech industry insiders Anil Aggarwal and Simran Rekhi Aggarwal, the same creators of online networking platform Retail Meetup, which Hyve acquired in December 2020.
“We’re thrilled to become part of Hyve to accelerate the growth and transformation of all areas of fintech, banking and financial services through our ground-breaking events which focus on delivering significant value across the whole sector. Hyve’s solid track record of investing in and growing its acquisitions, including Shoptalk, gives us every confidence in the success of Fintech Meetup's future,” said Jonathan Lear, president of Fintech Meetup.
In-person event for 2023
“Having facilitated over 250,000 requests to meet and 50,000 virtual meetings since we started Fintech Meetup last year, we’re now excited to launch in-person events,” said Lear. “Our March 2023 Las Vegas event is designed to be the key kickoff event for the entire fintech industry at the beginning of every year, and will enable us to quickly build the biggest and best US fintech events.”
Organisations from across the fintech ecosystem supporting the launch of Fintech Meetup, include Visa, Bank of America and Microsoft.
“In a short space of time, Fintech Meetup has delivered significant value to thousands of individuals and organisations across the industry and established itself as a leading hub of the sector,” said Mark Shashoua. “It holds tremendous potential for short- and long-term growth, especially with its first in-person event scheduled to take place in just 12 months.”