Four Fintechs Receive Grants from Association for Financial Technology (AFT)

 Inaugural Program in Partnership with ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Association for Financial Technology (AFT), a national association devoted to the advancement of fintech companies and a broader U.S. financial industry through technology, today announced that it has given non-equity grants to four companies: Adlumin, Botdoc, MK Decision and Teslar Software. Each of the companies completed the Independent Community Bankers of America’s® ThinkTECH Accelerator program in Little Rock, Ark., at The Venture Center. The grants cover the costs associated with AFT membership and participation in the spring and fall summits for 2020.

“The AFT Fintech Grant Program, in association with our partner ICBA, enables our members to gain access to some of the talent and creativity coming from the early-stage fintech segment of our industry,” said Brian Otte, Director of Sales of ProfitStars (a Jack Henry Company) Solutions and AFT president.

Kevin Tweddle, chief operating officer of ICBA Services Network said, “Understanding the existing technology landscape serving U.S. financial institutions is critical to most fintechs’ successes. The grants will enable these four companies to participate and engage with the leading financial technology providers and help them gain an understanding of business relationships, integrations and how they can advance their businesses.”

Teslar Software

Teslar Software is a provider of automated workflow and portfolio management tools that help community financial institutions thrive. The platform increases efficiencies, transparency and accountability across the commercial lending process.
Joe Ehrhardt, CEO,


Adlumin is the leading compliance and cyber security automation platform in Finance. Adlumin is the Independent Community Bankers of America Preferred Solution Provider for the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform, with world-class analytics and machine learning, deploys in 20 minutes, and is priced for any size business. Timothy Evans, Senior Vice President,

MK Decision

MK Decision is a financial technology company whose mission is to make lending simple. MK helps community financial institutions gain a competitive advantage through simple, beautiful customer experiences and streamlined lender workflows.
Har Rai Khalsa, CEO, or Dianna Dunne-Vecchio, Communications Coordinator,


Botdoc is the first ever easy, remote, real-time, digital, secure file transfer service that works via text messaging and email with end-to-end encryption.
Karl Falk, CEO, or Tracy Fox, CRO,

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Leah Allen