Aave (from the Finnish word for "ghost") is an open source non-custodial protocol on Ethereum for decentralized lending and borrowing. For lenders, the protocol mints ERC20-compliant aTokens at a 1:1 ratio to supplied assets. Interest immediately starts compounding continuously, represented by a steady increase in the amount of aTokens held by the lender. This interest stream may be redirected to any address, separate from the aTokens that represent the underlying principal. Aave offers flash loans: trustless, uncollateralized loans where borrowing and repayment must occur in the same transaction. Aimed at developers, this feature could lead to innovative uses of DeFi.
Abra is the world’s first digital cash, peer-to-peer money transfer network. Buy, sell, and hold bitcoin or send bitcoin or fiat to any bitcoin wallet or any other Abra user instantly and securely. Abra uses bitcoin and blockchain technology to enable users to transact in over 50 currencies, including bitcoin. Founded in 2014 by Bill Barhydt, serial entrepreneur and global mobile-banking veteran, their team is based in Silicon Valley and committed to forever changing how the world moves money.
Acorns is a finance company that allows individuals to round up purchases and automatically invest the change. It allows customers to automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some asset managers including Vanguard and BlackRock. Acorns was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
Addition Wealth is a holistic financial wellness platform that empowers employees to make smart, informed financial decisions. By taking a tech-forward approach that combines digital tools, community events, expert content, and access to financial professionals, Addition is making personalized financial expertise inclusive and accessible for all employees. Addition partners with forward-thinking employers to help employees make the most of their money.
Ascend is a modern, all-in-one payments solution purpose-built for insurance. We automate insurance payments end-to-end — from online customer payments including premium financing to the distribution of commissions and carrier payables. We help digital distributors sell more insurance by simplifying operations, reducing payment friction and delivering the modern checkout experience customers expect.
AvidXchange is the industry leader in automating invoice and payment processes for mid-market businesses. Founded in the year 2000, AvidXchange processes over $140 billion transactions annually across its network of more than 680,000 suppliers, transforming the way 6,000 customers in North America pay their bills. AvidXchange is distinguished as a global fintech unicorn and one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. with 1,500 employees supporting customers across seven office locations.
Axoni Axoni offers blockchain infrastructure, distributed application development, and workflow automation tools. The technology firm serves financial institutions and capital markets service providers with full-stack blockchain solutions. Its product offerings include distributed ledger technology deployments, bespoke smart contract development, and analytics tools. The company was founded in 2013 by Greg and Jeff Schvey in New York, New York.