Nominations India FinTech Awards 2023 - India FinTech Forum

India FinTech Forum’s IFTA 2023

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2023
Mumbai, India

Nominations for IFTA 2023 are closed.

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Fintech Leader of the Year

Nithin Kamath, Zerodha

Woman Leader in Fintech

Pallavi Shrivastava, Progcap

Fintech Startup of the Year

Pismo Labs

Fintech Scaleup of the Year

Valocity Global

Most Innovative Fintech Product

Open Financial Technologies

Fintech Rising Star


Fintech Rising Star


Fintech Rising Star


Fintech Rising Star


Best Fintech Business Lender


Best Fintech Consumer Lender


Best International Fintech in India

Drip Capital

Best FinTech Ecosystem Partner


Most Innovative Bank of the Year

Airtel Payments Bank

Best Fintech Initiative For Social Impact

Spice Money

Excellence in Payments

One97 Communications(Paytm)

Best Use of AI in Fintech


Most Innovative Blockchain or Crypto Product


Best Innovation in RegTech

National e-Governance Services Limited (NeSL)

Best Innovation in WealthTech


Best Technology Company for Fintech Solutions


Most Innovative Neo Bank


Excellence in InsurTech

Digit Insurance


IFTA Media Coverage


If your company makes it to the the final round:

  1. You will have an opportunity to win the prestigious IFTA 2023 award in the applicable category.
  2. You will get 3 Premium Memberships (worth INR 23,700) of India FinTech Forum for 1 year. The three memberships can be utilized for online networking and access to exclusive content throughout the year. The complimentary memberships may be used by your CXOs, directors, employees, guests, partners, clients, investors etc.
  3. Your company’s profile will be shared with the esteemed Panel of Judges consisting of industry leaders.
  4. You will get an opportunity to network with IFTA attendees.
  5. Your company’s name and logo will be promoted on our website and social media.


If your nomination is also selected for a demo, you shall get the following special benefits:

  1. An opportunity to showcase your product to thousands of attendees from across the globe. The online demo will be presented during IFTA 2023 followed by a live Q&A session with Judges.
  2. A virtual stall (a custom landing page) where you will be able to share brochures, videos, contact details etc. and collect leads.
  3. An opportunity to win either the IFTA Startup of the Year or IFTA Scaleup of the Year award, depending on the year of incorporation.


If you win in any category, you shall receive:

  1. Recognition of your groundbreaking work, to further strengthen your brand and get great PR. The recognition and visibility is invaluable in front of potential investors.
  2. Authorisation to use IFTA logo and branding in your website and other marketing materials such as press release, social media, brochures etc.
  3. IFTA Winner’s badge that can be included in your organisation’s email signature for 1 year.


Stages in the nomination and awards process:

  1. Applicants shall submit the online nomination form. Multiple categories can be selected in the online form. No fee is applicable at this stage to keep the process fair and independent.
  2. All submitted applications are shared with an external Panel of Judges and Partners. Please do not submit any confidential data as multiple parties are involved in the assessment.
  3. The Panel of Judges and Partners decide the category-wise merit list.
  4. Applicants on the merit list for Fintech Startup of the Year and Fintech Scaleup of the Year award categories get an opportunity to demo their product in front of the esteemed Panel of Judges for the final round. Only these applicants are uniformly invited to confirm their participation in the final round by paying a nominal application processing fee.
  5. If your company is selected for an online demo at IFTA 2023, the application processing fee shall be Rs. 30,000 for an Indian company or USD 750 for any company incorporated outside India. The online demo will provide an opportunity to present your product to thousands of attendees from the global fintech industry. The companies that demo will compete for the prestigious IFTA awards: Fintech Startup of the Year or Fintech Scaleup of the Year. This application processing fee for the online demos is non-refundable and non-negotiable. Non-receipt of application processing fee within the stipulated period shall indicate that the shortlisted company has regretted the invitation to participate. The application processing fee provides 3 IFTA tickets along with complimentary annual IFF Premium Memberships.
  6. There is no application processing fee for any of the other award categories (opportunity to demo a product is not included).
  7. Category-wise finalists are announced on IFTA website and social media.
  8. Judges do a final round of assessment for each award category, and results are compiled by an independent firm.
  9. Category-wise winners are announced on the IFTA website and social media.
  10. IFTA Award Ceremony will be held in Mumbai, India.
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Read what they had to say

Valocity Global had an incredible experience at the IFTA Awards. Attending as a Fintech Finalist presented a great opportunity to demonstrate the Valocity platform to leading key lenders and participants in the banking ecosystem and the highlight was undoubtedly winning Fintech Start Up of the Year!

Valocity Global was very impressed with the IFTA Forum by the breadth and depth of attendees and especially the wide range of innovative attendees coming from all over the globe. What a great opportunity to collaborate and network – we will definitely be back!

Carmen Vicelich
CEO and Founder, Valocity Global

The team at Simpl is ecstatic at this honour. We are both happy and proud to be awarded Fintech Startup of the Year, as an acknowledgement of the hard work we have put into building a product that completely reimagines the payment experience, both for merchants and consumers. This award is a recognition of all the hard work the team has put into creating a new category of payments and a breakthrough consumer experience. I would also like to thank IFTA for organizing a top of the class event that included the best from the Fintech space and a truly enriching experience.

Nitya Sharma
Co-Founder & CEO, Simpl

I was mighty impressed with the depth and the quality of young companies presenting at IFTA 2019. Fintech is now better understood and there’s always a risk that such events become a rehash of what worked yesterday. In that respect I would say that IFTA 2019 was very refreshing and it will make me want to come back for IFTA 2020.

Mr. Rajeev Ahuja
Executive Director, RBL Bank

Our technology and our team is what we trust in the most. This recognition by IFTA is a sign that our efforts in revolutionising the financial ecosystem are in the right direction. I would like to thank IFTA for a well-organised forum – it was a great evening and extend my congratulations to all the winners and participants

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Harshil Mathur
CEO and Founder, Razorpay

I am honoured to win the Woman Leader in Fintech award at IFTA 2019. A lot of great conversations happened during India FinTech Awards that brought together different perspectives on all the latest developments in fintech.

Mabel Chacko
Co-founder and COO, Open Financial Technologies

The award opened doors to several Indian banks and added weight to our innovation in a market we were keen to enter.
The pitching process and the judges were very professional and we enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Thank you!

Kate Davis
Head of Marketing, MeReal Biometrics

It was such a great honor to be awarded Fintech Rising Star at IFTA. We are a global platform that has been establishing many partnerships with Indian based companies to help with our global expansion. The relationships we were able to build at the event, and the recognition received thereafter as a result of winning the award, are invaluable to our mission to become the world’s leading fintech platform.

Co-Founder, Hydrogen

Unlike other award functions, IFTA is more about brining relevant ecosystem stakeholders together. It provides a platform for them to interact, share knowledge, appreciate the achievements and understand the trends within this very dynamic FinTech ecosystem.

Vikram Pandya
Director - Fintech, S P Jain School of Global Management

IFTA’s ‘Fintech Start-Up of the Year’ award in 2016 was among the first honourable recognitions Capital Float received. The award acknowledged the company’s immense potential to disrupt financial services and be a chief driver of technological innovations in the space. The Indian Fintech Forum continues to encourage tech-driven start-ups in BFSI to push the envelope and support India’s objective of being a Fintech superpower.

Gaurav Hinduja
Co-Founder and MD, axio

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