SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - April 09, 2015) - Motif Investing, an online broker pioneering thematic investing, today announced that it was recognized by Benzinga as the Most Disruptive Company in Fintech. The Benzinga Fintech Awards were created to seek out the most innovative companies that are improving the way wealth is created within the capital markets.

"To receive this kind of recognition from an organization devoted to innovation in the financial industry, as well as from our peers, is particularly meaningful as it demonstrates that we are executing on our mission of making thematic investing accessible to investors and delivering clear value to our customers," said Motif Investing CEO and founder, Hardeep Walia. "We are honored that Benzinga understands the potential for Motif Investing to disrupt Wall Street."

The 2015 Benzinga Fintech Awards is an online competition that went viral and garnered over 10 million impressions through a social media based voting system. Over 100 of the most innovative financial technology companies competed against each other. The finalists were then reviewed by a five judge panel comprised of Josh Brown, of Ritholtz Wealth Management, Steve Ehrlich of Honos Financial, Ron Insana of CNBC, Andrew Ackerman of DreamIt New York, Charlie Kroll of Andrea, and Kyle Bazzy of Benzinga who made the ultimate decisions on category winners.

Award winners were announced at a special awards gala held on April 8 in New York City. In total, Benzinga gave out more than $1,000,000 in prizes and services, which included a grand prize of 5 million ad impressions on and a one-year Benzinga Cloud news & data license subscription.

About Motif Investing
Motif Investing is a next-generation online broker that is pioneering thematic investing for individuals and financial advisors. The company, based in Silicon Valley, allows investors to trade "motifs" -- intelligently-weighted basket of stocks and bonds built around themes, investing styles or multi-asset models -- in single transactions, for low fees. Motif Investing is a registered broker dealer and a member of SIPC. Motif was recently ranked number one on Fast Company's list of Most Innovative Companies in Personal Finance and earned the fourth spot on CNBC's 2014 Disruptor List. The company's investors include Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Renren Inc. Board members include former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and former Boston Consulting Group Chairman Carl Stern.

About Benzinga Fintech Awards
Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards will provide the winning finalist companies with new opportunities for growth. Benzinga is giving out over $1,000,000 in total prizes and services, which includes a grand prize of 5 million ad impressions on and a one-year Benzinga Cloud news & data license subscription.

About Benzinga
Benzinga is a premier financial media outlet, helping millions of people improve their trading and investing each month. By providing superior information, data and tools, Benzinga gives traders and investors the edge needed to profit in the markets. Our team is devoted to the ambitious mission of transforming the financial industry and empowering individual investors.

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