Fabio Maffioli has joined SizeUp to expand its international presence by launching its services in additional countries in partnership with financial services enterprises. Before joining SizeUp, Fabio was Innotribe Startup Challenge Manager for SWIFT in its Belgium headquarters. The Innotribe Startup Challenge has become one of the leading global startup competitions, connecting the financial services industry with more than 650 FinTech startups around the world and reaching over 4,000 audience members through global showcases and networking events including Sibos. Fabio will work out of the new SizeUp office in London’s Canary Wharf.
The Credit Union Times article “Sizing Up Small Business Lending” discusses how credit unions are in an ideal position to benefit from SizeUp FI because they need scalable solutions to serve their small business customers. According to the article, “Solutions such as these are timely since credit union members will soon have greater access to capital to start or expand a small business, due to a joint initiative between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the NCUA.”
The article further explains that “SizeUp FI is a new service that enables financial institutions to provide members and customers with valuable business intelligence directly through its own website. Using analytics and information gathered from hundreds of public and private information sources, the system analyzes whether a business’ projections are reasonable. The data also helps the financial institution create stronger partnerships with business customers and helps the businesses succeed.”
“A couple of themes seem to be emerging. One that I don’t recall previously was the focus on small business,” said Stephen Ramirez, CEO of Beyond the Arc. “SizeUp in particular has a great offering in its ability to bring business intelligence to small business.”