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Banking Tech Awards
4th December 2024
Royal Lancaster Hotel

Banking Tech Awards 2022 Finalist: Adwait Joshi, CEO/ChiefSeer, DataSeers

Adwait Joshi, CEO/ChiefSeer, DataSeers has been selected as a finalist in the Rising FinTech Star category in the Banking Tech Awards 2022.

Adwait Joshi, CEO/ChiefSeer, DataSeers

Adwait Joshi is a technologist and an entrepreneur. He has more than 15 years of experience in Big Data and 10+ years in the payments space. He has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He started his first business right out of high school, and this venture was profitable in the first year. In 2018, he created DataSeers with the mission to provide a solution for banks and other FinTech companies that is simple yet very effective in Taming the Data Demon®. The company has been completely bootstrapped, experiencing organic growth year-over-year.

He engineered FinanSeer®, the first and only all-in-one product on the market that helps with compliance, reconciliation, fraud detection, analytics, onboarding, and ACH processing. This product helps streamline all the operations and has completely erased the need for using multiple vendors, reducing the chances of human error. Under Adwait’s leadership, DataSeers has won multiple recognitions.

Adwait is a respected leader because of his valuable knowledge of big data and AI space, along with his many achievements in the world of FinTech. His vast experience in big data and analytics, combined with his charismatic personality, makes Adwait an extraordinary source of wisdom and insight for those in the FinTech industry.

Adwait Joshi is the founder and CEO of DataSeers, an award-winning FinTech that helps banks and payment companies by “Taming the Data Demon.” His skillful management of people and resources has driven DataSeers to continue to grow successfully. Adwait has vast experience in FinTech, which allows him to provide a rich perspective on the industry. He is well versed in big data and analytics at a large scale, using algorithms and techniques to solve the unique challenges of this industry. Organizations that value analytics and business intelligence would benefit from his industrial expertise.

When it comes to all things FinTech, Adwait is among the most trusted people to talk to. His depth of knowledge and experience has made him a driving force in the industry. Adwait launched DataSeers in his home basement in Duluth, GA back in 2017. In this unlikely setting, Adwait had a mission to create a simple solution for even the most complex problems, and he had the credentials and experience to make it happen.

DataSeers engineered the first product on the market encompassing all the services of onboarding, reconciliation, AML/BSA compliance, fraud detection, analytics, and ACH processing in one easy-to-use, easy-to-implement solution, FinanSeer®. It was specifically designed to assist banks and payment companies in Taming the Data Demon by helping them throughout the entire customer lifecycle. DataSeers hired its first employee in 2017 and moved to Tech Alpharetta, a local coworking space dedicated to helping the local tech community grow and excel. By 2018, DataSeers had landed its first client and hired 7 additional people.

By the end of that year, DataSeers graduated from the tech incubator in record time. DataSeers relocated to Windward Plaza in a dedicated office space and continued to implement new employees and FinanSeer® users. More than just an address change, the move marked the company's professionalization and commitment to growth. That same year, the company expanded internationally by opening its office in Mumbai, India.

As the new DataSeers team in India grew, the Alpharetta location continued to expand exponentially. In 2020, the company moved to a bigger office to allow for additional growth. Since 2021, the company has added an additional 40 full-time employees and is still actively hiring. Since inception, DataSeers has been completely bootstrapped, and this exceptional growth has been organic with no external funding. This is rare in the technological sphere in which investors are plentiful. We attribute this to the leadership and the experience of the DataSeers team.

DataSeers was named one of the Best Places to Work in FinTech by the American Banker and was selected in the prestigious AI FinTech 100 list. The company has been recognized as one of TAG’s TOP 40 Technology Companies of Georgia three years in a row. In December 2018, FinanSeer was voted the ‘Best Gadget’ at the 5th Anniversary Celebration Gala hosted by Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce. LexisNexis awarded DataSeers for creating a ‘Truly Unique Solution’ which utilizes their HPCC Technology. DataSeers was among Atlanta Inno’s 2019 “50 on Fire” companies in Georgia. The company was also a winner in the New to Export category at the 2019 GLOBE Awards presented by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and among the 2020 award recipients.

DataSeers was also awarded the 2021 Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Atlanta. Outside of the role as CEO, Adwait Joshi is a standup comedian at heart—something he brings to his employees daily. In addition to his dedication and hard work, Adwait possesses a great sense of humor and provides an entertaining atmosphere around the office. With three years of improv under his belt, Adwait knows how to be quick on his feet and deliver a joke that makes everyone laugh. A unique combination of culture and comedy is what fuels Adwait.

He can adapt quickly to any setting, whether he needs to tailor a joke for an audience or deliver a presentation in front of hundreds. Adwait states that if he can make someone laugh in the first minute of a meeting, a connection can be made. This unique ability has opened his network, making him someone everyone wants to get to know. He also has 30 years of being a musician, performing his first show at only five years old. He now runs SwarGanga, an Indian music foundation that promotes North Indian Classical music. This organization has grown to be the largest resource for Indian Music on the entire Internet. Under his leadership, SwarGanga has created a strong platform with 40,000 registered members from 140 countries.

Adwait enjoys being able to be a part of the music community and supports many young and upcoming artists in the field of North Indian Classical music, bringing together a community of creative music lovers.

As CEO, Adwait is a creative, daring, and powerful leader. With a bold leadership approach, Adwait has created a culture that promotes creativity and innovation in all segments of the business. This has resulted in significant growth across all offerings. His extensive experience in big data and analytics, combined with his charismatic personality, makes Adwait an extraordinary source of wisdom and insight for those in the FinTech industry. Under his leadership, DataSeers has accumulated various awards in just five years, many recognizing his solution as one of mass innovation.

Adwait received the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce Community Award for his dedication to helping others. Adwait is also a board member of Tech Alpharetta, the business incubator from where the DataSeers story began. Adwait Joshi was also one of the ETA 40 Under 40 in 2020.