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Alumni News-- June 27, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMatchi announces signing sponsorship agreement with Standard Bank Group.
  • Intuit's PayByCoin integrates Quickbooks Online with Coinbase to allow merchants to accept bitcoin.
  • RevolutionCredit is among six startups presenting at the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab in New York.
  • Trustly partners with PayPal to facilitate direct payments for online bank customers in Sweden and Denmark.
  • Acculynk joins with Navicure to offer payment platform for healthcare providers.
  • 500 Startups teams up with SeedInvest to raise money for $100 million Fund III.
  • A review of digital ID technology by the Economist includes a nod toward miiCard.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgHuff Post lists Mint and BillGuard as 2 tools to help monitor your account 
  • American Banker looks at how Open Bank Project seeks to help banks open their own app stores.
  • CBS Pittsburgh features Dynamics. Come see it demo its latest technology at FinovateEurope.
  • Acculynk's P2P platform Payzur now allows businesses to make instant direct deposit payments to debit cards.
  • Data scientists return to Check for clues on consumer behavior.
  • Guaranty Bank announces its deployment of FIS core banking platform.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- January 17, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAcculynk announces patent for PIN based, online authentication.
  • St. Louis Business Journal takes a look at miiCard's chances at winning the FStech Award for "most disruptive financial services technology."
  • Kapitall launches bonus program; $200 and 2,000 koins for new accounts.
  • The Financial Brand features Strategy Corps' BaZing.
  • Management Today interviews with Christian Laang, Tradeshift CEO.
  • CNBC highlights FutureAdvisor and how it can help you save on fees.
  • Kofax today announces availability of the Kofax Mobile Capture Platform.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBillhighway listed as one of the 100 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for.
  • Actiance to launch Vantage Compliance App on Salesforce.com's AppExchange.
  • Virtual Piggy launches new iOS mobile app. 
  • hyperWALLET to integrate with PayNearMe to offer cash payment acceptance options.
  • Uber is first company to use PayPal's mobile SDK.
  • Acculynk offers UnionPay debit card acceptance to U.S. merchants.
  • American Banker takes a look at efforts by Moven and GreenDot to bring transparency to payments.
  • Techcrunch reviews Finovera, includes shout-outs to Mint, Manilla, and doxo.
  • Intellaegis to provide masterQueue to Portfolio Recovery Associates, world's largest debt buying company.
  • The Week features Saved Plus in column "3 money apps that look more useful than Coin."
  • MasterCard and Worldline partner to provide MasterPass-powered digital wallet.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgHydrantID selects Authentify's Services to Strengthen Online SSL Certificate Delivery.
  • The Dexterity Ventures' Place2Give team describes its time at FinovateFall 2013.
  • EBG Podcast interviews Taulia about dynamic discounting and common misunderstandings.
  • BellaDati launches version 2.7.5.3 with extended social networking capabilities, HANA platform connector, & 15 new stat functions.
  • Nous Infosystems signed with Kony's partner program as a strategic reseller and implementation partner.
  • Affinity Solutions joins CardLinx Association as launch member.
  • Support for its PaySecure International solution growing in Indian e-commerce market, says Acculynk.
  • FIS launches first cloud-based, real-time, core banking utility for Central and Eastern European mid-tier banks.
  • Arroweye Solutions announces launch of EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) On-Demand.
  • Prepaid Resources forms wholly-owned subsidiary, Trefoil Technology, LLC.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgWashington-based Connection CU now providing MoneyDesktop PFM services to members.
  • TA Associates completes majority investment in Arxan Technologies. Terms not disclosed 
  • DoughMain's new logo wins an American graphic design award.
  • NPR's Marketplace takes a look at Manilla and the rise of automatic bill pay.
  • Wall Street Journal column on innovation in banking features Finovate alumni mBank and Ignite Sales.
  • PaySecure International from Acculynk helps solve authentication problems for merchants accepting non-US cards.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCapital Access Network named one of the top financial services companies of the year at the 11th Annual American Business Awards.
  • American Banker looks to Zigrhra, GoodApril, Realty Mogul, Entrepreneurial Finance Lab for innovation.
  • Lead411 names Cartera Commerce to Hottest Companies in Boston list.
  • TIBCO and Western Union partner to leverage Big Data to anticipate consumer trends and customize customer engagement.
  • Banking2020.com interviews Andera and Intuit on the branch of the future.
  • Tagit to expand in the Philippines by offering mobile-banking application software to banks.
  • Manilla adds email integration feature to personal finance platform.
  • Acculynk announces RuPay debit cardholders in India can make online purchases using the card.
  • Keynote DeviceAnywhere to be acquired by private equity investment firm, Thoma Bravo in a $395 million, all-cash, deal.
  • Adotas column on mobile commerce for SMBs takes a look at Zooz.
  • NordFX and Currensee launch partnership as former joins Trade Leaders Investment Program.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- June 4, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechnorati takes a look at PayMobile, the mobile payment app from Corduro.
  • Auto Rental News features AuthenticID's PictureID authentication solution.
  • Abril to use Service2Media's app development platform, M2Active.
  • Cox Business to offer Acculynk's cloud-based payment processing option, PayLeap.
  • Quartz looks at how Betterment and CEO Jon Stein are "turning financial advice into an algorithm."
  • IDentity Theft 911 announces upgrade to LifeStages Identity Management Services.
  • Former Cap One Exec, James Mendelsohn, joins Capital Access Network as CMO.
  • Actiance updates Vantage to allow organizations to manage security, retention & compliance policies.
  • Blackhawk Network & Monitise to make mobile gift card purchasing available to consumers through certain FIs in the U.S.
  • Xero announces "Xero For Dummies" book now available.
  • BBVA Compass to offer Mitek's Mobile Photo Bill Pay to its retail customers.
  • Alltel Wireless customers now able to pay bills via smartphone thanks to a new partnership with Check (formerly Pageonce).
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- March 27, 2013

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  • Acculynk to provide UnionPay International UPOP authentication service via PaySecure.
  • GMC  Software Technology's GMC Inspire now available as a complete solution with Xerox devices.
  • Klarna AB wins SEK 150 million contract with EVRY.
  • Finextra reports East River FCU & Ishpeming Community FCU to integrate Geezeo's PFM product.
  • International Business News reports Aditi Technologies and TIBCO Software announce strategic alliance to bolster enterprise social and e-commerce solutions.
  • Lend Academy reports: Lending Club adds monthly income and loan ID filters.
  • American Banker reports: Harleysville Savings chooses Q2ebanking's online banking platform.
  • TIO Networks surpasses 1 million transactions across all TIO Wallet members.
  • BankersLab launches Collections Edition of its Bank-it mobile game.
  • Bell State Bank deploys Fiserv's mobile banking system.
  • Banking Technology looks at Kiboo's participation in London's fintech Innovation Lab.
  • Wilson Bank & Trust introduces MoneyDesktop to members.
  • TIBCO Software acquires Maporama Solutions.
  • P2P lending comes to real estate courtesy of Realty Mogul.
  • Small Business Computing takes a look at Flint's pursuit of "highly mobile small businesses."
  • Retail Touch Points features Jingit and a conversation on the importance of in-store marketing ROI.
  • Bank Crerdit News talks compliance with Fenergo CEO Marc Murphy.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News -- February 19, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgRescuecom highlights TransferWise as low cost, currency conversion option.
  • Acculynk's Payzur brings person-to-person payments to consumers on PULSE debit/ATM network.
  • Compass Plus helps Russian-based FI SwitchMaster reach processing benchmark.
  • ekmPowershop announces partnership with EZBOB.
  • American Banker reports: Planwise to Participate in Yodlee's Incubator Program.
  • BillHighway hires new CFO.
  • Arroweye Solutions reports 40% growth due to 175% uptick in open loop card production, added 27 new clients in 2012.
  • Bill.com to provide Frantopia with accounting services.
  • Prosper unveils new protection for lenders.
  • The Next Web reports: Tradeshift adds support for accounting services Sage and Kashflow, helping businesses get paid.
  • Forbes considers how SoMoLend provides capital to small businesses.
  • VentureBeat reports SecondMarket is partnering with CircleUp to allow investors to invest in up-and-coming consumer product businesses.
  • Thomaston Savings Bank selects Q2ebanking's full suite of ebanking solutions.
  • HiddenLevers launches portfolio stress testing app to help advisors generate leads.
  • Fiserv awarded Best-in-Class rating in 2012 Anti-Money Laundering Technology Review.
  • Gifting app Wrapp selects Braintree to power payments.
  • Pageonce adds person-to-person payment functionality to mobile app.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgLend Acadamey reports: SocietyOne May Be the Most Innovative P2P Lender on the Planet.
  • American Banker reports: Experian providing prepaid card service provider Cardplatforms with its global authentication services.
  • ValidSoft's Secure Mobile Architecture for Real-time Transactions selected to be an integral element in Spindle's payment acceptance service.
  • Cortera's Pulse is winner of the 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Business Information Solution.
  • SumUp partners with blue solution software to integrate API into Top Reparatur.  See them demo at FinovateEurope next week.
  • Acculynk's PayLeap reaches strategic agreement with Spindle to integrate platforms.
  • IgniteSales reports 100% revenue growth for 2012.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- January 30, 2013

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  • Jemstep launches new Portfolio Manager service.
  • Aite Group names ACI Worldwide "Vendor to Watch" in 2013.
  • Acculynk's PayLeap now features API developer integration tools.
  • Figlo is 1 of 16 companies to join a global alliance with Microsoft.
  • American Banker reports Simple Enacts New Security Features.
  • All Things D lists Tuition.io as 1 of 2 companies to help college grads with empty pockets.
  • Netbanker reports: Movenbank Provides a Peek at its User Interface. Come check it out at FinovateEurope, less than 2 weeks away.
  • Experian extends Precise ID fraud prevention to online Social Security related services.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- January 29, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAcculynk joins EMV Migration Forum.
  • TSYS announces extension agreement with Payment Alliance International.
  • True Office scores $3 million funding round. See them demo at FinovateEurope in London!
  • GetApp compares accounting options in FreeAgent and Kashoo.
  • Taulia doubles customer base in 2012.
  • miiCard granted U.S. patent for method of establishing true online identity based on ability to access online financial accounts.
  • TIO Networks appoints Bill Burnham, founder of Inductive Capital, to Board of Directors.
  • WorkSaveLive blog features ReadyForZero.
  • PaySimple launches 3 new integrated partners.
  • PlayMoolah launches Yusheng Rush, a Chinese New Year themed mobile game.
  • IP Commerce announces latest release of Commerce Boarding, a real-time qualification and decision engine.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Financial Brand investigates how Mitek's bill payment service can aid customer account switching.
  • ShopKeep POS partners with Griffin Technology to launch iPad POS system with a built-in magnetic card reader.
  • Fiserv selects Aconite's Smart EMV Manager solution to enhance EMV card processing systems.
  • LearnVest app reaches 100,000 downloads.
  • SEO-Cart integrates PayLeap from Acculynk Direct, a division of Acculynk.
  • Profile of Banno CEO in American Banker highlights recent partnership with ProfitStars.
  • Phillip Capital signs Heckyl Technologies to integrate News and Sentiment analytic platform.
  • CreditKarma, PayPal, Experian, Pageonce, and Manilla earn spots on Netbanker's top 50 iPhone and iPad finance apps.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDwolla launches the ability to send money over Twitter.
  • Planwise launches free online tool that's like Google Maps for your money to visualize your future spending.
  • Intuit-owned Mint to collaborate with Monitise to enhance banks' mobile apps with Mint functionality.
  • InComm buys majority stake in Adility. Financial terms have yet to be announced.
  • Equity Administration Solutions collaborates with SecondMarket so clients can more easily manage shareholder information.
  • PaySimple named Red Herring Global Top 100 winner.
  • Wonga launches PayLater, a service that offers users financing deals on online purchases with certain retailers.
  • BellaDati opens first international office in Seoul.
  • Experian announces IntelliView, a web-based query, analysis and reporting tool that gives 24-7 access to quarterly consumer credit data.
  • Diversinet's mobiSecure SDK to power ultra-secure messaging in AirStrip Technology's mHealth application.
  • Acculynk's Payzur heads west as Washington credit union offers P2P service to members.
  • Long-term payments agreement announced between TSYS and Merrick Bank.
  • Bible Money Matters takes a closer look at the merger between Zecco and TradeKing.
  • BillFloat to provide handset financing options for MetroPCS customers.
  • Virtual Piggy signs agreement with CardinalCommerce to integrate its youth payment tech into their Centinel Universal Merchant Platform through Cardinal.
  • TechCrunch reports Concur to use Nor1's eStandby Upgrade tech to make hotel offers available to their business travel customers via TripIt.
  • Simple shows off Android app teaser on Twitter and Facebook. The app to launch early next year.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgInternational Adviser features The Currency Cloud.
  • Time Magazine looks at P2P lending strategies with Prosper and Lending Club.
  • ThreatMetrix Wins Bronze for the Enterprise Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2012.
  • Blackhawk Network reaches multiyear agreement with Facebook gifting app, Wrapp.
  • Vestas Wind Systems signs with Tradeshift.
  • Bazaarvoice appoints CFO Steven Collins to CEO.
  • Acculynk announces First Data Corp Executive VP Mark Herrington to join Board of Directors.
  • TechCrunch: Flint Mobile exits beta to take on Square with its camera-based mobile payment app. 
  • Portfolio Football re-brands, officially launches Sports Lever.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSimpleTuition acquires textbook marketplace ValoreBooks to help college students save
  • Virtual Piggy partners with skateboard brand, GoldCoast. Come see Virtual Piggy's live demo at FinovateFall.
  • Acculynk wins Lion's Den competition at the ATPS Latinoamerica in Miami.
  • Planwise gives a sneak peek demo of platform upgrades.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reports UBank wins 2012 Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award for its variable home loan. Come see UBank at FinovateAsia in Singapore.
  • Digital Trends looks at how (Bank)Simple is jumping through regulatory hoops.
  • NY Times suggests FamZoo to help children & parents manage allowance.
  • Millennial Vision and Cachet Financial Solutions partner to remarket mobile remote deposit solution. Come check out Cachet Financial at FinovateFall this week in New York.
  • Huff Post reports: Andera CEO Charlie Kroll Builds Business To 'Help Small Banks Compete Against The Big Guys'.
  • TechCrunch reports: Doxo Uses QR Codes To Bridge The Gap Between Paper Bills And Mobile Payments.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgJP Nicols, CEO of Clientific advisory firm, mentions Personal Capital, MoneyDesktop, and Actiance as 3 companies to watch at FinovateFall.
  • Former E*TRADE General Counsel joins Lending Club as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
  • SecureKey teams up with Dell for private cloud expansion.
  • Safeway announces preparations for Blackhawk IPO. Come check out Blackhawk at FinovateFall.
  • Acculynk announces acquisition of PayLeap Gateway & Merchant Services.
  • Mootwin partners with Progress to build mobile apps.
  • Sacramento's Fox40 interviews Priya Haji, SaveUp CEO.
  • South Metro FCU offers members mobile deposits through Cachet Financial Services. Come see Cachet at FinovateFall.
  • InComm announces minority investment by Warburg Pincus.
  • Tradeshift selected by UK-based strategic outsourcing & energy corp to implement e-invoicing solution.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • SmartyPig blog describes how you can use Manilla to reach your savings goals. Check out Manilla at FinovateFall.
  • CREALOGIX recognized in Gartner Hype Cycle report for widget-based internet banking & online PFM.
  • TechCrunch reports: PayPal partners with Discover to bring in-store payments platform to 7mil merchants in 2013.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Acculynk Raises $3.5 Million

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Last week, online authentication company Acculynk raised $3.5 million.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports:

"CEO Ashish Bahl declined to name the new investor, but said it is a Fortune 500 company."

Launched in 2008, the Georgia-based company has now raised $21 million to date.

Acculynk demoed at FinovateStartup 2009.

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAcculynk and American Airlines to offer new, convenient payment option.
  • How to Write a Business Plan interviews ReadyForZero CEO & Co-founder, Rod Ebrahimi.
  • BankTalk explains why Kabbage is a great idea.
  • Seeking Alpha reports-- Mitek: The Mobile Revolution Is Changing How We Live.
  • Works interviews Lisa Halpern, Founder & CEO of Kiboo.com.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgKabbage to provide Monsoon Commerce customers $20 million in capital.
  • Paul Farmer joins Silver Tail Systems as CFO.
  • BofA to provide Acculynk's PaySecure to enable PIN debit payments online.
  • peerTransfer now supports Indian Rupee and 36 new partner schools.
  • Angry Birds creator selects Braintree's payments platform.
  • Continuity Control reels in $2.25 million in funding.
  • CashStar receives $5 million in funding.
  • Farm Credit Services of Mid-America selects ProfitStars for ALM reporting.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTradeshift to Offer Taulia's Dynamic Discounting.
  • Startup Beat interviews CoverHound CEO, Basil Enan.
  • Acculynk and National Payments Corporation of India Announce Internet PIN Debit Partnership.
  • miiCard Launches Twitter Trust Campaign By Verifying Real Identities.
  • PaySimple Named Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner.
  • Financial Post discusses Kashoo's mobile distribution strategy.
  • High Beam Research reports on DoughMain's financial education pointers.
  • TechCrunch reports BOKU Scales Up, Will Power Carrier Billing For In-App Payments In The T-Mobile Mall.
  • CU Times reports MoneyDesktop Adds 17 Credit Unions as PFM Users.
  • Check Point Introduces New Security Acceleration Module with Advanced SecurityCore Technology for High Performance in Low Latency Environments.
  • CNN Money Launches New Investing Home Page with StockTwits Trending Tickers.
  • Advocate's Studio recommends Enloop for when you need a fast business plan.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • GeekWire examines Bobber Interactive's move to hire a behavioral economist.
  • Des Monies Register reports Entrepreneur magazine includes Dwolla in '100 Brilliant Companies' list.
  • TechCrunch reports PayPal rolls out to 15 more national retailers, announces deals with 6 top POS software and terminal makers.
  • Payments Journal reports Acculynk to Pilot P2P Product.
  • Kabbage named Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner.
  • CHOICE Savings Division of IDEON Financial Solutions releases new self-service multi channel solution.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
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  • Geezeo signs Westmoreland Community Federal Credit Union.
  • Bobber Interactive adds Scott Rigby, Ph.D, Founder of Immersyve Inc., to its executive team.
  • Mortgagebot launches consumer loan product to automate mortgage & consumer loan origination.
  • Pawtucket Credit Union selects Q2ebanking for ebanking services.
  • Virtual Piggy appoints best-selling author, Stedman Graham, to its board of advisors.
  • MyBankTracker comments on Money Desktop's integration of Deals into a PFM.
  • Mobile Payments Today looks at the CSI globalVCard.
  • Business2Community looks at Linkable Networks' technology.
  • Crain's Chicago Business covers Kabbage's Social Klimbing.
  • Acculynk announces a UX upgrade to their graphical PIN pad.
  • Luup powers National Bank of Abu Dhabi's real-time international account-to-account money transfer service via mobile.
  • Figlo wins Best Demo award.
  • SoMoLend wins Startup 2012 business pitch competition.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCU Insight reports cbanc Network Reaches 10,000 Users Milestone.
  • Bill.com Wins Barlow Research Client Conference Innovation Showcase Award.
  • Clairmail Wins San Francisco Business Times Tech and Innovation Award.
  • AcceptEmail and TrustWeaver announce partnership.
  • PYMNTS News reports Acculynk announces Alaska option issuers enabled with PaySecure internet PIN debit.
  • Aptys Solutions Offers Financial Institutions Affordable Archiving Alternative.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
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  • Arroweye Solutions patents digital on-demand technology.
  • Ensenta & MShift extend the reach of mobile banking with mobile deposit.
  • P2P-Banking reports Zopa to add more loan terms.
  • Celent publishes FinovateEurope 2012 report that looks at innovative payment startups.
  • Acculynk announces Digital River World Payments as a new PaySecure client.
  • Corporate Insight looks at FutureAdvisor. Come see their new tech at FinovateSpring 2012 in two weeks.
  • BancVue's MoneyIsland wins Eifle Award for Instructional Game of the Year.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
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  • Bank Technology News lists ActivePath, Cardlytics, and PayPal as 3 of the top 10 tech companies to watch.
  • mFoundry powers First Hawaiian Bank's m-banking.
  • The Houston Chronicle examines how Dwolla helps consumers give money to friends & family without exchanging cash.
  • Mixergy interviews Matt Fellowes, CEO of HelloWallet, to discover how it went from 0 to 300K subscribers in 5 months.
  • Plastyc receives over $1.2 mil in new funding from undisclosed investor.
  • Acculynk forms International Internet PIN Acceptance Consortium with major e-commerce merchants.
  • Taulia's billFLO to continue service beyond December 1 shutdown date.
  • Continuity Control doubles 3rd quarter revenue, partners with BancVue.
  • PeerTransfer partners with Tuition Management Systems.
  • MasterCard invests in mFoundry to bring PayPass to mobile phones.
  • Dwolla now free for transactions under $10.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
First Data selects Acculynk's online PIN debit service. Acculynk's PaySecure is available to over 3,000 US e-commerce merchants. http://bit.ly/finovate216113

GoalMine introduces accounts for children. Now you can open an account under UTMA for your child or the child of a loved one. http://bit.ly/finovate216111

Pageonce hits four million users, up from just one million a year ago. http://bit.ly/finovate2161134

SecureKey receives undisclosed investment from Intel Capital. SecureKey develops hardware to encrypt debit and credit card transactions. http://bit.ly/finovate216115

TSYS and CASSIS enter into mobile NFC partnership to enable merchant payments, loyalty programs, coupons and rewards. http://bit.ly/finovate218113

Yodlee announces its global reach has surpassed 26 million individuals. http://bit.ly/finovate218111

Zecco launches Zecco Mobile Lite an iPhone app to manage your Zecco brokerage account. http://bit.ly/finovate216112

Alumni News -- Week of January 17, 2011

To see Finovate alumni company news in real-time, follow our feed on Twitter here

Acculynk brings PaySecure PIN security to mobile devices. - The mobile PIN payment system should be available to consumers in first quarter 2011. http://bit.ly/finovate119113

AlphaClone is mentioned on Wall Street Journal front page article, "Pack Mentality Grips Hedge Funds." - The story ran Jan 15, 2011 and details the similar strategies in hedge fund management. http://bit.ly/finovate118113

Backbase opens a New York City office to house field operations staff and help to serve East Coast financial institutions. http://bit.ly/finovate117112

Bill.com partners with Track1099 for easy, paperless IRS-1099 filing. - Users can report independent contractor payments in two easy steps direct from their bill.com page. http://bit.ly/finovate118112

iPay Technologies launches Biz 2.0 Crossover to help small businesses convert to business online bill payment. - The system identifies businesses using consumer online bill pay and targest them for upgrade to the business version. http://bit.ly/finovate119111

Kasasa adds Neighborhood Credit Union to the fold. - NCU is the largest credit union in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. http://bit.ly/finovate117114

Kony solutions raises $19.1 million for mobile application platform. - Kony creates mobile applications for numerous industries including banking and investments. http://tcrn.ch/finovate119115

Frost and Sullivan names mFoundry "Entrepreneurial Company of the Year" in the mobile banking category. http://bit.ly/finovate121114

Mint and TurboTax team up to make taxes easier. - Mint allows for tagging of deductible transactions and free e-filing via Turbo Tax. http://bit.ly/finovate121111

SilverTail Systems is hosting a Webinar on Jan 27 covering the differences between ecommerce and online financial Fraud. -- http://bit.ly/finovate117111

SmartyPig's cash rewards card wins Paybefore award twice. - Congratulations to Smartypig for winning in two categories, "best general purpose reloadable program" and "best consumer value in prepaid." http://bit.ly/finovate12112

Joseph Leone, former vice chairman and CFO of CIT Group, joins the board of advisors at The Receivables Exchange. - Leone is a nationally recognized expert in commercial lending.  http://bit.ly/finovate118111

Alumni News -- Week of September 20, 2010

Here are the news updates for the past week. To view our updates in real-time, follow us on Twitter here.

Acculynk partners with JetPay for Internet PIN debit.  New system PaySecure allows users to enter their PINs without using the keyboard, providing additional security. Merchants can use the system without changing credit card processors.  http://bit.ly/finovate9211

Bling Nation partners with VeriFone for a mobile tap-and-pay initiative. http://bit.ly/finovate9234

Boulevard R is offering retirement advisors a one-year free trial of its new Retiremap product. http://bit.ly/finovate9231

CashEdge launches PopMoney for small business. http://bit.ly/finovate9235 

MPowerMobile is on track to provide financial services to 5 million underserved people within 5 years.  http://bit.ly/finovate9233

Outright.com launched site improvements including the ability to edit multiple transactions at once, and added support for Harvest, the time-tracking platform.  Outright has also added a  subscribe option on help boards. http://bit.ly/finovate9236

How (and why) did National Australia Bank (NAB) create its own best competitor, UBank? Read more here: http://bit.ly/finovate9232

Here are the news updates for the week of August 16, 2010. To view in real-time, follow us here

Acculynk partners with NetWorks to provide pin debit solutions. NetWorks is a nonprofit processing organization which serves credit unions in ten states, processing 13 million transactions a month. http://bit.ly/finovate8171

BlingNation founder Meyer Malka interviewed by The Paypers. The story focuses on new innovation in mobile payments. http://bit.ly/finovate8192 

ClairMail unveils new tools for international currency conversion. The tools include multi-currency management, international bank/ATM locators, and multi-language capability. http://bit.ly/finovate8191

Warren Buffett buys 4.4 million shares of Fiserv. The $220 million investment boosts confidence in the fintech sector. http://bit.ly/finovate8193  

Finovate alum Kabbage selected as Microsoft BizSpark partner of the day. http://bit.ly/finovate8182

Want to see Lending Club, BillShrink and more at SXSW 2011? See Lending Club's post and vote for the panels you would like to see. http://bit.ly/finovate8161  

Prosper releases 12-month P2P lending statistics. Prosper considers itself the world's largest peer-to-peer lender with 34,000 loans totaling $202 million. http://bit.ly/finovate8181
Here are our news updates for the week of July 11, 2010. To get our updates real-time, follow us here.

Acculynk's pin debit software powers the PULSE home debit pin pad technology. The PULSE technology will allow financial institutions to issue bank-branded home pin pads to  consumers for online purchases. http://bit.ly/finovate7151  

Blippy can now import purchase receipts direct from your Gmail inbox. Don't worry, you'll still get to approve them before they post to the world. http://bit.ly/finovate7162  

California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) selects BrightScope to analyze teachers portfolios. BrightScope's "On Target Index" will be used to benchmark portfolios in this optional retirement plan for Calif. teachers. http://yhoo.it/finovate7142  

Cortera releases study showing businesses are experiencing better cash-flow. Businesses are being paid nearly one week faster, the fastest in two years. http://bit.ly/finovate7131

eRollover raises $1 million from Imlay. This investment was announced previously, but the amount was undisclosed. http://bit.ly/finovate7132

Kapitall's platform can be used for a portfolio contest! See details here: http://bit.ly/finovate7143  

Kasasa has full-page ad on the back of this month's issue of ICBA's Independent Banker 

Mshift and CashEdge team with Patelco Credit Union (San Francisco) for Popmoney person-to-person electronic funds transfers -- Patelco users can send funds via text or MMS message from a mobile device. http://bit.ly/finovate141 

OnPoint Community Credit Union finds that Tyfone mobile adoption has grown much faster than expected. Monthly enrollment of mobile banking grows an average 20% per month. http://bit.ly/finovate7111  

Powered by Jwaala, Michigan First Credit Union now includes Twitter direct messages as a "mobile alert" option. Members can receive account alerts via Twitter DM, email and text: 31% of members are active users of the mobile alerts system. http://bit.ly/finovate7144  

TradeKing hires CIO. Dan Raju was formerly the senior technology executive at Associated Press. http://bit.ly/finovate7133 

Visa invests more in Monitise, now owns 14.4%. Monitise's shares increased 12% as consumers responded to the news on July 13. http://bit.ly/finovate7161

Alumni News - Week of March 29

Here are the news headlines we posted this week on Twitter (follow it here).

Acculynk Provides Debit Service to Sun Country Airlines - Sun Country Airlines has partnered with Acculynk to provide its customers PIN debit service. Acculynk's service allows users to make online purchases using their current debit card and PIN numbers without requiring any additional enrollment with the merchant. http://bit.ly/97u9EE

AlphaClone Adds Funds, History-Viewing Features, and Alerts - AlphaClone, which develops investment portfolios by duplicating the patterns of successful investors, has added 18 new funds to its investment options. The company also added a feature that allows members to view a manager's holdings back to 1999. Finally, AlphaClone is now providing email alerts when fund managers file a Form 13G or 13D with the SEC, indicating that the manager has purchased more than 5% of a public company. http://bit.ly/aKCsIE; http://bit.ly/9Pj1As; http://bit.ly/9q9QB2

DebtGoal Gains Board Member and New COO - Ed Ojdana, the founder of FreeCreditReport.com, has joined DebtGoal's board of directors. Igor Vaks, former CIO of Experian Consumer Direct, has joined as the company's chief operating officer. http://bit.ly/93UWux

Fiserv Launches Bill Payment Widget - Fiserv launched a new bill payment widget that enables consumers to pay bills from within their online banking homepage. The widget is available to financial institutions using Fiserv's online banking solutions. http://bit.ly/aYNFb2

mFoundry Provides Platform to Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union - Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union will offer its 140,000 members mobile banking services supported by mFoundry's mobile platform. Services will include bill payments, fund transfers, and balance checking. http://bit.ly/9k4Q9N

moneyStrands Celebrates First Anniversary of PFM launch - moneyStrands is celebrating the first anniversary of launching its PFM. Highlights of the year include acquiring Expensr and partnering with Savings.com and SouthPointe Digital Technologies. The company also passed 100,000 users in its first seven months. http://bit.ly/aVDXCp

Outright.com Opens Blog for Developers - Online bookkeeping service Outright.com has added a new blog for developers. Outright already hosts a support blog for its users. http://community.outright.com/

Prosper Raising Fourth Round of Funding - Prosper is finalizing its fourth round of funding, seeking to raise $13.3 million to $15.8 million. The company signed a letter of intent with new and existing investors to raise the round, which is expected to close by April 15. http://bit.ly/cqiRr6

ThreatMetrix Provides Fraud Protection to iReel.com - ThreatMetrix is providing fraud detection and prevention services to online movie rental company iReel.com. iReel offers digital movies through an automated process. ThreatMetrix adds a layer of credit card authentication to the system. http://bit.ly/9uFTDI

TradeKing Deploys Recognia's Strategy Builder - TradeKing is making Recognia's Strategy Builder stock-research tools available free to its clients. Strategy Builder allows users to compare the performance of various investment strategies. http://bit.ly/bVzF1z

Alumni News – Week of March 1

Here are the news headlines we posted recently on our Finovate Twitter feed (follow it here).

Acculynk Provides Debit Payment System for Ritz Interactive -- Acculynk will provide its PaySecure debit payment service to Ritz Interactive. The service, which allows consumers to make PIN-based debit transactions online, is being deployed on 16 Ritz e-commerce sites. http://bit.ly/aE5DlD

FIRST ROI Joins BancVue -- FIRST ROI, which develops interactive products for financial institutions, is joining its parent company BancVue and changing its name to BancVue Interactive. http://bit.ly/auuovg

NFCNews Covers Bling Nation's Mobile Payments Pilot Program - Bling Nation is testing its mobile payments program in Colorado. According to the NFCNews report, about 500 customers of The State Bank of La Junta use Bling Tags - tiny chips attached to their cell phones - in order to make debit purchases at more than 50 participating businesses in the Colorado town. Bling Nation authenticates the transactions over cell phone networks. About half the bank's customers have signed up for the service. http://bit.ly/bqHhMa

Financial Institutions Adopting POPMoney -- CashEdge announced that more than 100 financial institutions will add its POPMoney person-to-person payment service to their customer options by the end of the second quarter of 2010. POPMoney allows payment transactions over e-mail and mobile services. http://bit.ly/aNNazq

Fiserv Introduces Boardroom Series -- Fiserv announced a new information service for its clients. Called the Fiserv Boardroom Series, the service provides clients with research data and business advice from a series of subject matter experts. The Series will include videos, webinars, and white papers. http://bit.ly/9hEA8J

Fiserv Study on Gen Y Banking Habits -- Research conducted by Fiserv shows that members of Generation Y are frequent users of online and mobile financial services. Gen Y also favors debit cards over credit cards and is more comfortable with Internet-based services than previous generations. http://bit.ly/cLbHBu

Firethorn Expands its Mobile Offering to More Banks -- Firethorn has updated its mobile banking app to allow consumers to access their accounts at more than 3,700 US financial institutions. Previously, Firethorn's mobile banking solution only worked with institutions that were integrated Firethorn providers. http://bit.ly/apbePC (Finovate blog entry here.)

Geezeo to Provide PFM & Social Tools to Vantage Credit Union -- Vantage Credit Union selected Geezeo to provide additional online tools to its Internet banking services. Vantage members now have access to Geezeo's customizable online personal finance management and social networking platform. http://bit.ly/9tHqWH

iPay Technologies Announces Invoicing System -- iPay Technologies announced Billpayperless, a new electronic invoicing and receivables management product for small businesses. The system allows small business owners to receive electronic payments through credit cards or PayPal accounts. http://bit.ly/9C9hUb

iThryv Rebrands to Alkami Technology -- iThryv announced on March 2 that it has completed the transition to its new corporate identity, Alkami Technology. Under the new name, the company will focus on providing online banking solutions for the financial services industry. http://bit.ly/domtAa

Mint Giving Away Apple iPad -- Mint.com is encouraging people to follow the company on Facebook by giving away a free Apple iPad. The winner will be selected on March 17. http://bit.ly/cvRsPi

Prosper Launches Talk Taboo Website -- On March 3, Prosper launched its new Talk Taboo website. The site allows users to share personal finance stories. The site offers a debt consolidation guide and is running an introductory sweepstakes to encourage users. http://bit.ly/9SuG02

TradeKing Launches Mobile Trading Site -- Online broker TradeKing announced a new mobile trading site. After activating the mobile features, clients can access TradeKing from any mobile at http://m.tradeking.com to get stock quotes, check account balances, and place trades. http://bit.ly/b4GRrP

Tyfone Announces MicroSD Secure Digital Memory Cards -- Tyfone announced the completion of its SideTap micro secure digital (MicroSD) memory cards, which will become available to consumers in the second half of 2010. The memory cards, which carry financial information, can be used in mobile phones and accessed at contactless payment terminals, creating an electronic wallet. http://bit.ly/9wi5aR

WorkLight to Host Widget Webinar -- On March 16, 2010, WorkLight will host a webinar entitled, "5 Questions You Should Answer Before Launching Widget Banking." The webinar will cover widget technology and its impact on the banking world, as well as providing discussion on implementation. http://bit.ly/d7LhDz

Zecco Updates Website with New Tools -- Online broker Zecco has rebuilt its website to offer new data tools for investors. New additions to the site include real-time quotes, charting tools, and real-time portfolio monitoring. http://bit.ly/aYghMi

Alumni News – Week of Feb. 22

Here are the news headlines we posted recently on our Finovate Twitter feed (follow it here).

Acculynk and EFT Networks Establish Advisory Council -- Acculynk and partner EFT Networks have established the Internet PIN Advisory Council. The council brings together members of EFT's business network, including ACCEL/Exchange, Alaska Option, Credit Union 24, PULSE and SHAZAM. The function of the council is to establish the processes, procedures, rules and best PIN practices for PaySecure, Acculynk's software service for online debit payments. http://bit.ly/cxlCLv

CashEdge Launches Integration Kit - CashEdge has launched a new Integration Kit, making it easier for financial planning, customer relationship management, and portfolio management application providers to simplify the addition of aggregation services into their applications. http://bit.ly/9aSYKv

Credit.com in Money Magazine's Top 20 Websites & Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies -- Credit.com has been listed at #7 among Money Magazine's top 20 best money websites. Other companies on the list include Mint.com, BillShrink, and Morningstar. Credit.com has also been included in Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies list, where it ranks #7 in the finance category. http://bit.ly/cPzRT6

Mint.com Offers New Support Forum -- PFM Mint.com is implementing a new user support forum, supported by San Francisco company Get Satisfaction. The forum provides a support resource for Mint's nearly 2 million users. http://bit.ly/bg2FYW

Online Resources Launches iPhone App for PeoplesBank -- Online Resources launched a new iPhone app that provides mobile banking services to customers of PeoplesBank. The Massachusetts bank has $1.5 billion in assets and has been a client of Online Resources since 1999. http://bit.ly/bckTX3

SecondMarket Secures Second Round of Venture Capital -- SecondMarket, which provides a market for illiquid assets, has received $15 million in its second round of venture capital. The funding was provided by Hong Kong-based Li Ka-shing Foundation and Singapore-based Temasek Holdings (through its Dunearn Investments subsidiary). Each invested $7.5 million. http://bit.ly/bclL0J

SeerGate and Integrated Banking Technology Introduce Online Banking System -- SeerGate and Integrated Banking Technology have joined to launch SeerGate's Secured Lock System, a secure platform for real-time online banking transactions. IBT will include the Secured Lock platform among the outsourced service offerings it provides to financial institutions in the US and Canada. http://bit.ly/97bzXu

Sparkroom Partners with eBureau -- Sparkroom has announced a partnership with eBureau, a provider of information services for online marketers. The companies will work together to provide technology solutions to help advertisers and lead generators manage online consumer leads. http://bit.ly/c2Woj7

ThreatMetrix Partners with CyberSource -- Online fraud prevention company ThreatMetrix has partnered with CyberSource to provide advanced device identification systems for fraud detection. CyberSource provides more than 200 fraud detection tests and services, while ThreatMetrix offers systems for digitally profiling devices and their online behaviors. http://bit.ly/9w3SXH

Yodlee Officially Opens FinApp Store -- Yodlee has opened its FinApp Store, a platform where certified developers can create financial apps and distribute them to users of Yodlee-based PFM products. The FinApp Store supports both free and pay applications. Yodlee is also making its Software Development Kit available to FinApp Store developers, allowing them to work with the Yodlee data infrastructure. Yodlee demoed the store at Finovate2009. http://bit.ly/cWolZR

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