Elliptic, a leading provider of crypto risk monitoring solutions, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Since 2013 when Elliptic was founded, it has set an uncompromising global standard for crypto compliance which is recognised by regulators, crypto businesses, and financial institutions alike.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. Technology Pioneers community is an integral part of the larger Global Innovators community of start-ups at the World Economic Forum.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Simone Maini of Elliptic will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Elliptic will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues in financial access and inclusion through the blockchain.
“We’re excited to welcome Elliptic to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Elliptic and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”
“It’s an honour for Elliptic to be acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum”, said CEO Simone Maini. “The Elliptic team strives to find innovative solutions to eliminate the problem of financial crime in crypto, and this is validation that our efforts are having a positive real world impact.Working with crypto businesses, fin-techs and traditional financial institutions the world over, we are helping to make an open financial system enabled by cryptoassets a reality, and one that is safe to use by all. We look forward to contributing to the Forum dialogues on this challenge.”
This year’s cohort selection marks the 20th anniversary of the Tech Pioneers community. Throughout its 20-year run, many Technology Pioneers have continuously contributed to advancement in their industries while some have even gone on to become household names. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.
2020 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as over 25% of 2020 Tech Pioneers are female led. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.