ZAGREB, Croatia, September 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Oradian, the fintech company from Zagreb, claimed its position as a leading provider with its first place finish in the European FinTech Awards competition, recognising its Innovative Banking Software designed specially for microfinance institutions.
At the awards event held in Brussels on September 27, the finalists and Europe's most prospective tech companies from each category went head-to-head in a pitch competition, judged by fintech experts, investors and academics. Based on Oradian co-founder Julian Oehrlein's pitch, the jury proudly named Oradian the winner of this year's European FinTech Award.
In the weeks leading up to the awards event, Oradian rose to the top of its category as a top three finalist in Innovative Banking Software, surpassing 55 European software companies in public voting and judges' scoring.
"This is a great chance for Oradian to show how we are using fintech and applying some of the industry's greatest minds to make an impact in financial inclusion. Microfinance institutions around the world are using our platform to reach millions, many of whom live on less than two dollars per day," said Oradian's co-founder Julian Oehrlein. "We are proud because the award recognises the progress we're making. We are enabling countless fintechs to gain traction with mass markets of microfinance clients. Through API integration, institutions can add other fintech solutions, like mobile money apps, to our platform and offer these new services to their clients," stated Oehrlein.
The European FinTech award marks Oradian's tenth award in three years. Additionally, Oradian's latest acknowledgment comes from Forbes, as Julian Oerhlein is nominated for the prestigious "30 under 30" award reserved for the brightest entrepreneurs under the age of 30 using business to change the world.
With operations in five countries and 45 partnering microfinance institutions, Oradian reached a new milestone of serving one million end-clients globally in June 2017. Oradian currently employs 50 people worldwide, with majority of the staff in Zagreb, where they offer several job opportunities.
Oradian is connecting underserved individuals to financial services by empowering microfinance institutions with leading technology and global best practice on a SaaS subscription basis. Oradian's cloud-based banking platform allows microfinance institutions to become more efficient, know and control their portfolios and serve more clients. Oradian is headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia with specialist teams in the UK, the Philippines and Nigeria.