Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Ayondo Pursues IPO After Reverse Takeover Deal Lapses.
  • Personal Capital Launches Education Planner to Prepare You for College Costs.
  • Finastra Partners with VASCO to Offer Customers eSignLive Capability.
  • Trustly Teams Up with Emric to Broaden Payment Options for Businesses.

Around the web

  • Cuffelinks features Jon Medved, CEO and Founder of OurCrowd.
  • Openbank, the digital bank of Santander Group, selects Temenos Core Banking.
  • Interxion working with global institutional agency-model broker INSTINET to host the firm’s BlockMatch.
  • Arroweye Solutions selected by Obsidian to produce custom local open-loop prepaid cards.
  • SecureKey Technologies adds National Bank of Canada to its digital identity network.

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.

SocietyOne Tops $350 Million in Loans

Australian P2P lender SocietyOne announced today it has issued more than $350 million in loans on its platform since 2012. Additionally, the company has the highest number of current loans, setting a record for itself with $200 million in its books.

“Our growth in 2017 underlines the demand from consumers for a real alternative to the major banks. Consumers are looking for a better deal on their finances and our risk-based pricing is attractive for customers that have demonstrated that they have a good credit history,” said Jason Yetton, CEO and Managing Director of SocietyOne. The company’s loan volumes have seen seven successive quarters of growth. In fact, loan volumes in the first three quarters of this year have totaled $141 million so far; surpassing the $139 million in loans facilitated over the entire course of 2016.

Yetton also noted the growth of SocietyOne’s AgriLending product, which launched in 2014 to serve Australia’s farmers and ranchers. Out of the $350 million in lending on the company’s platform, $80 million was issued to farmers, ranchers, and their agents via AgriLending. “I’m also pleased at the way we are getting behind Australian livestock farmers as the growth in SocietyOne AgriLending has shown. The team is standing ready to help them even more so as rural and regional Australia waits for the rains that will kick start the Spring growth and rearing season,” said Yetton.

In addition to having a strong base of borrowers, SocietyOne reported that the number of lenders on its platform has also risen. The company has an investor base of 320 individuals who have committed a total of $61 million in loans. On the bank side, SocietyOne has 20 partners who have, to date, contributed $100 million of the $350 million in loans advanced to borrowers.

SocietyOne presented its P2P lending platform at FinovateAsia 2012 in Singapore. The company offers borrowers personalized repayment programs with lower interest rates than major banks. Users can borrow between $5,000 to $50,000 for unsecured, personal loans for two, three, or five year terms. In August, the company celebrated five years of facilitating loans and earlier that month was recognized at the 2017 Australian Business Banking Awards.

Bill.com Discloses September Investment Round, Doubles Total Funding

Business payments network Bill.com has updated the news regarding the $100 million in funding it landed last month. The round was lead by JPMorgan Chase and Temasek, with participation from lead investors in each of Bill.com’s earlier funding rounds. The financing doubles the company’s previous funding total to $200 million.

In a blog post titled Funding for a Better Future in Digital Payments, Bill.com CEO René Lacerte said the company plans to do “what no other fintech company has been able to do before: eliminate checks and paper from the business operating manual.” Lacerte continued, “With this additional capital, we will cross the chasm shifting digital payments from early adoption to major, widespread market acceptance.”

Bill.com was founded in 2006 to help businesses manage accounts payables and receivables with online billpay, custom invoicing, document storage, collaboration tools, and more. Today, the company remains focused on digital, paperless payment options and offers the largest business payment network in the U.S. Bill.com’s 2.5 million members account for more than 1% of all U.S. businesses and process more than $50 billion in payments each year. The company has 100,000 customers and is partnered with four of the top 10 U.S. banks and with more than half of the top 100 accounting firms.

Bill.com’s Lacerte debuted the company’s CashView tools at FinovateSpring 2012. Last month, the company won the Accountex User Favorite Award in the Bill Pay Solution category. Most recently, Bill.com announced a partnership with JP Morgan Chase in which it will help Chase’s business customers manage their cash flow.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: additiv

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

additiv is the leading provider of B2B2C digital financial solutions as a service for financial institutions, wealth managers, and fintech companies.

Features

  • Quick implementation and sufficiently configurable roboadvisor
  • Rapid to deploy but integrated with bank’s key data repositories
  • Country and local compliant setup

Why it’s greatadditiv is the leading provider of B2B2C digital financial solutions-as-a-service for financial institutions, wealth managers, and fintech companies.

Presenters

Michael Stemmle, CEO
Stemmle is CEO of additiv, building the digital future of the financial industry.
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Martin Kull, Managing Director, Orange Business Services Kull is the Managing Director of OBS Switzerland and the Executive Sponsor within Orange Business International for the financial vertical global.
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Thomas Achhorner, Global Head of Solutions
Achhorner is a former PwC and BCG partner and develops additiv’s SaaS offering by packaging the firm’s renowned digital finance services platform as cloud-based products.
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FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Call Levels

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

CLAIRE (Call Levels AI for Reimagining Enterprises) is a secure, intelligent, chatbot SAAS solution for banks and financial institutions to optimize their customers’ experiences.

Features

  • AI chatbot framework
  • Real-time financial monitoring system and analytics
  • Double hashing blockchain security

Why it’s great
CLAIRE’s AI-powered automation enables you to bank when you want, where you want.

Presenters

Linda Ang, Head, Strategy & Development
Familiar with both corporate developments and the dynamics of financial markets, Ang is a business strategist with significant experience in Business Development and Investor Relations.
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Taqin Jamil, Head of Design
Jamil is responsible for the overall product interaction and experience. As Head of Design, he leads the team in creating UX-friendly fintech applications.
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TASCET Teams with Secured2 to Launch Algo5 Data Security Offering

Identification technology company TASCET announced this week it has partnered with Secured2 to launch a new data security offering. The product, Algo5, aims to protect data against both internal and external breaches, hacks, and disasters.

The new data storage solution combines TASCET’s SuperToken, which verifies a user’s identity, with Secured2’s Beyond Encryption, which protects data from the origination of a document to an endpoint of cloud, local, or hybrid storage. Algo5 offers cost savings by shrinking, shredding, and dispersing data to numerous locations, each with its own encryption. To retrieve the data, users must be authorized and verified through SuperToken.

Daren Klum, CEO of Secured2 acknowledges that there are too many “weak points” in data storage and access. Explaining the advantage of the new technology, Klum said, “Algo5 brings together two technologies – identification and data security at the file level – that are changing the way companies store, access, and retrieve data.”

“Algo5 provides all of the crucial components necessary to secure data in today’s high risk environment,” said TASCET CEO Larry Aubol. “This includes the identification of users, which ensures that access is allowed only by users who are known. This step is nonexistent in approaches that rely on authentication,” he added.

Founded in 2005, TASCET debuted Financial ICONN at FinovateSpring 2012. In June of this year, TASCET announced a partnership with Mobility Exchange to bring TASCET’s SuperToken technology to Mobility Exchange’s clients. TASCET is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and has raised just over $13 million.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • TASCET Teams with Secured2 to Launch Algo5 Data Security Offering.
  • NYMBUS Launches Digital-First Banking Platform, NYMBUS SmartDigital.

Around the web

  • Mastercard and PayPal expand partnership to Canada, Europe, LatinAm, Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Affirmative Technologies partners with TransCard to provide electronic payment processing for SMBs.
  • FICO introduces new payment card fraud detection models.
  • Arxan receives ISO 13485 certification.

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.

TIBCO Acquires Cisco’s Data Virtualization Business

Integration, analytics, and event-processing software company TIBCO has agreed to acquire Cisco’s Data Virtualization business (formerly Composite Software). Today’s acquisition, which is subject to conditions, is expected to close in a few weeks.

The solution powers enterprise-scale data virtualization and offers associated consulting and support services. TIBCO will leverage the new solution to enhance its portfolio of analytics products and will help clients onboard analytics solutions faster than competing products. Additionally, it will help TIBCO adapt to a range of data sources — from traditional,  IoT-sourced, to big data. The new technology creates a virtual layer of data (without the need for extracting) and leaves the original data sources in tact.

“Data Virtualization helps our customers find and analyze the data they need in hours or days, rather than months, so that they can quickly discover insights and take insight-driven action,” said Mark Palmer, senior vice president of analytics at TIBCO. “The next generation of business intelligence depends on doing more with analytics than just putting data on a graph. Data Virtualization is a key component of getting the right data at the right time to business analysts, data scientists, and automated applications using streaming analytics.”

This is the California-based company’s third acquisition this year, after announcing plans to acquire both nanoscale.io for its microservices in July, and data science company Statistica in May. Last month, TIBCO received a number of accolades, having been named a leader by Dresner Advisory Services, and Forrester, and ranking first in Dresner Advisory Services 2017 Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study.

TIBCO presented at FinovateAsia 2013, showcasing how banks can leverage their clients’ transactional data to gain insight into customer behavior. Founded in 1997, TIBCO was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2014.

Temenos Teams Up with MuleSoft to Accelerate Open Banking

Temenos Teams Up with MuleSoft to Accelerate Open Banking

Banking software provider Temenos has teamed up with Mulesoft, a platform provider for building application networks. The move is intended to break down barriers to the open banking initiative by facilitating API connections.

As a part of the partnership, Temenos will develop a core banking adaptor for MuleSoft’s AnyPoint platform, a system that helps companies connect applications, data and devices into a network that allows for reuse and self-service. This will establish a standard interface between MuleSoft and the Temenos integration framework and “reduce barriers” to offer banks a “seamless experience on a unified banking platform.”

Neal McLoughlin, Head of Partners at Temenos said, “With MuleSoft, clients gain an experienced and knowledgeable partner to facilitate integration between our Core Banking platform and countless other applications and devices. We are pleased to partner with MuleSoft on this open banking initiative.”

Founded in 1993, Temenos debuted its Connect Mobile Banking application at FinovateFall 2015 in London. Earlier this month the company announced that the Cooperative Bank of Oromia (CBO) went live with its UniversalSuite. Temenos is headquartered in Switzerland, employs 4,300+ people in 63 offices to serve clients in 145+ countries. David Arnott is CEO.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Temenos Teams Up with MuleSoft to Accelerate Open Banking.
  • TIBCO Acquires Cisco’s Data Virtualization Business.
  • Aviva Acquires Majority Stake in U.K. Online Wealth Management Specialist, Wealthify.

Around the web

  • PayNearMe announces the PayNearMe Channel Partner Program for U.S. Partners.
  • CoverHound reveals an expanded partner and insurance carrier network.
  • Neustar’s Trusted Device Identity solution integrates with NetFoundry’s Application Specific Networking. platform to extend ID-based solutions across multiple networks and clouds.
  • BlackRock in talks for stake in Capital Preferences.

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.