A Female Tech Founder Who Chose to Bypass Venture Capital
In 2005, Janice Diner, a creative director at a Canadian ad agency, fell in love with tech. In 2012, she left the ad agency world to start her own company, Horizn, to accelerate the adoption of mobile innovation using SAAS tools. After attending investor meetings, it became abundantly clear to Diner that raising equity as a startup without a male CEO was not in the cards for her. In this Forbes feature, learn how Horizn’s CEO funded the growth of a successful fintech company that’s now worldwide.
Startups are making banking better for consumers
Banking, an industry once dominated by convention, has been reborn thanks to Canada’s innovation boom. New and emerging technologies are making banks more profitable and efficient, as well as engaging employees and customers more than ever before.
There’s an old saying: “Build it and they will come.” Janice Diner isn’t having any of it. “That’s a myth,” says the founding partner and CEO of startup Horizn. “It’s not just about bringing a product to market. It’s about getting your clients, and clients’ clients, to use it well.”
Horizn wins Best in Show at Digital Banking 2018 American Banker
The attendees at Digital Banking have spoken and the votes are in! After viewing a series of innovative product demos at the 2018 event in Austin, attendees were asked to vote on who they felt was best in show.
Digital Banking 2018 is the leading and largest digital banking event in the industry, covering innovation in financial services for consumer and commercial customers around mobile, digital, AI, payments, RegTech, data, blockchain, API, channel and technology strategies.
Horizn Knowledge Platform Capabilities That Facilitate RBC’s Digital Activation Strategy Recognized By Celent With A Model Bank 2018 Award
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Horizn is pleased to share that the Horizn Knowledge Platform used to power the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Digital Activation Strategy led to RBC winning a Model Bank 2018 award for Employee Productivity. Celent is a global research and advisory firm for the financial services industry. RBC is Canada’s largest bank by market capitalization, the 5th largest in North America, and the 11th largest globally. Learn More