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Finovate Alumni News -- March 25, 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.jpgEleven Finovate alums win awards at PYMNTS Innovation Project 2014.
  • Bazaarvoice announces partnership with Spredfast.
  • TechCrunch: Wealthfront, OnDeck, Lending Club, Credit Karma, Betterment, and Kapitall "come of age."
  • CMS Wire reviews Backbase's customer experience platform.
  • Top Image Systems' eFLOW to process the digital census of a country in EMEA in a deal worth more than $1 million.
  • Place2Give releases GIVE-API to provide access to its database of charities as well as its payment processing tech.
  • SmartAsset raises $5.2 million in series A funding. Come see their live demo at FinovateSpring next month in San Jose.
  • Netherlands Queen Maxima visits Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) to see its psychometric credit scoring methodology in action.
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-- July 29, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgJilliene Helman, CEO and co-founder of Realty Mogultalks crowdfunding and real estate in NAWRB's N Magazine.
  • Bazaarvoice CEO Stephen Collins writes about why Big Data needs big problems.
  • Finect's Jennifer Openshaw talks about social media and the coming deluge of hedge fund advertising.
  • Total Payments features Moven founder, Brett King, as he discusses the future of banking and payments.
  • Bank Innovation looks at Moven, Simple, GoBank, and the decline of personal checks.
  • TechPost considers the success Lending Club, SocietyOne, and Zopa have had implementing P2P lending platforms.
  • American Banker reports ID Analytics announces updated ID fraud software, ID Score.
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.
  • Newfination hosts Coverhound CEO Basil Enan who talks about its online insurance service.
  • ProgrammableWeb interviews Michael Sconfield, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.
  • Caribbean360 reports that the Inter-American Development Bank is testing Entrepreneurial Finance Lab's psychometric method of testing creditworthiness.
  • Fort Mill Times takes a look at TipRanks. See them demo at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • Bazaarvoice appoints former Convio Inc. CEO Gene Austin as president.
  • PayMobl reviews Pageonce mobile bill payment app.
  • Innovation Agency launches new features for Innovation Café to make it easier to manage and keep users up to date
  • Realty Mogul wins top honors at Founder Showcase 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.

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgInvestors Business Daily interviews Barry Silbert, SecondMarket CEO, who says the stock market is broken.
  • Xero opening new LA office for Southern California team.
  • Bank Innovation reports: Fiserv Tops 1 Million Mobile Deposit Capture Users, 7 Million Mobile Users.
  • Radio New Zealand reports: Xero to launch fully into U.S. market in July.
  • Candace Klein, SoMoLend CEO, discusses the hardship that the SEC's delay of the JOBS Act has caused.
  • Yodlee receives 2013 Honorable Mention in Industry Partner category for the Barlow Research Associates' Monarch Innovation Awards.
  • Virtual Piggy integrates with Oracle ATG Web Commerce, expands reach of network to more than 390,000 brands.
  • Mitek's Mobile Deposit solution receives top award for Overall Most Innovative from Barlow Research Associates.
  • Management Today interviews Zopa CEO, Giles Andrews.
  • TechCrunch looks at Realty Mogul and its recent win at the Founder Showcase pitch competition. See them in action at FinovateSpring in May.
  • GreenDot and UniRush launch reloadable prepaid Visa card. Join GreenDot for FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • Allied Payment Network bill payment technology integrates with CSPI's Aurora online banking platform.
  • Zooz announces partnership with ChronoPay. Join Zooz in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • Identity Theft 911 CEO to lead discussion on social media and insurer risk at upcoming NAMIC seminar.
  • Roadtrip Nation interviews Dan Reed of Bazaarvoice.
  • Money Street Smart reviews TradeKing.
  • Hard Assets Alliance features an interview with Gold Bullion International CEO Steven Feldman.
  • Newfination interviews Taavet Hinrikus of TransferWise.
  • Engine talks about rewarding risk-takers with GoodApril founder Benny Joseph.
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.jpgrplan has launched an online course providing education on the fundamentals of investing.
  • Tuition.io scores a 9 out of 10 in AppStorm's review.
  • Virtual Piggy receives Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Best Practices Award.
  • IDT & Fiserv partner to expand availability of International calling services and walk-in bill payments.
  • ABC News reviews student banking service Waspit.
  • PaySimple launches redesigned mobile app and credit card reader.
  • Ping Identity names Michael J. Sullivan CFO.
  • TradeKing wins seventh consecutive, four-star rating in Barron's Online Broker Survey.
  • Cloud Squads reflects on the Bazaarvoice Summit 2013.
  • TechCrunch reports PayPal acquires mobile app development Studio Duff Research to work on its mobile and digital wallet.
  • Aptys Solutions chosen by Texas-based Mainstay Group as payment exchange provider.
  • Manilla adds more than 54,000 small businesses to its network.
  • Identity Theft 911 talks with Reuters about identity protection during tax time.
  • TSYS scheduled to present at Barclays Emerging Payments forum in Boston.
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 has provided SMBs access to more than $3 billion in working capital and facilitated 100k transactions since its inception.
  • Online CV certification service Veritas Vitae enlists miiCard to help eliminate CV fraud.
  • Forbes highlights BillGuard as 1 of 7 Tel Aviv-based startups.
  • Finextra reports Yorkshire Building Society taps eWise for PFM service.
  • Affinity Solutions to discuss brand loyalty, transaction-enabled marketing at Loyalty Expo 2013.
  • ACI Worldwide assures that it will maintain roadmaps, commitments to ORCC customers in wake of acquisition.
  • Bazaarvoice chooses Cohn & Wolfe as agency of record for North America.
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 26, 2013

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  • TSYS reaches long-term deal with MLS Direct Network.
  • ProfitStars launches Gladiator Managed IT Services.
  • Expensify now available for BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry PlayBook.
  • Bank Innovation reports: New Banno President Charles E. Potts says Grip Will Triple User Base in 2013.
  • MyBankTracker lists Expensify as 1 of 3 finance apps that is way better than Mint.
  • ThreatMetrix introduces Behavioral Analysis in the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Defender Platform.
  • Monitise triples value of payments and transfers over its technology platform from $10bn to $31bn.
  • Segodnya.ua features Liqpay in its review of the advantages and disadvantages of electronic money.
  • Coast Capital Savings Credit Union in Canada to deploy Temenos T24 core banking app.
  • Pockets United among the startups presenting at TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona this week.
  • Xconomy's "Innovations in Financial Technology" features TradeKing.
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.jpgVoiceTrust and Finantix partner to provide voice-driven, secure mobile solutions.
  • Upstart Business Journal reports ShopKeep and LevelUp partner to keep up with the competition.
  • FamZoo introduces Family Pack of prepaid cards through partnership with TransCard.
  • Monitise collaborates with Blackberry & Permatabank to launch mobile payments service on Blackberry Messenger in Indonesia.
  • Lend Academy features Interview with New Prosper CEO Stephan Vermut.
  • SafetyPay partners with Computop to offer SafetyPay as part of its Paygate payment platform.
  • EnStream to enable the support of SecureKey's authentication, identity & online payment solutions on mobile phones in Canada.
  • Virtual Piggy & WorldPay integrate to deliver youth payment solution internationally.
  • Luminous partners with Nihilent Technologies to sell Luminous' solutions in India.
  • Tuition.io featured in this week's Venture Capital program.
  • Mortgagebot expands space in Mequon with lease for new building.
  • PayPal to stop personal payments in Singapore on February 20 due to regulatory instructions.
  • iMore.com interviews Kashoo CEO Jim Secord at MacWorld|iWorld 2013.
  • TSYS announces acquisition of NetSpend in deal worth more than $1 billion.
  • ProfitStars announces year-over-year growth in P2P users, payments for its iPay Solutions service.
  • Metaforic's product line now available for mobile apps written in Objective-C, the most commonly used language on iOS platform.
  • Delaware Online hails eDeposit as a boon for small businesses.
  • ACI Worldwide launches ACI Proactive Risk Manager to help FIs detect payment fraud.
  • Bazaarvoice builds new research and development unit, Bazaarvoice Media Labs.
  • Jack Henry & Associates add remote deposit capture to Android and iPhone versions of goDough app.
  • Opencart announces full integration of Klarna invoice and partial payment system.
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.jpgDallas Business Journal reports PayTap helps split bills among friends, family.
  • Taulia to provide e-invoicing and supplier self-services to real estate market.
  • Ping Identity announces annual bookings grew more than 50% for the third consecutive year, cites other growth metrics.
  • Locaid to provide geofencing, location authentication for GTECH.
  • Nationwide shares pointers on how to use eDeposit.
  • ACI Worldwide announces winners of its 2013 Excellence Award.
  • Bazaarvoice to help UK furniture retailer Harveys execute social media strategy.
  • CurrencyFair wins "Start up of the Year" in The Next Web's Irish Startup Awards competition.  See them demo at FinovateEurope in London!
  • In this Forbes piece, BankersLab CEO and Co-Founder Michelle Katics gives a crash course on what it's like to take a startup global.
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 WSJ looks at angel investing via SecondMarket.
  • BOKU announces mobile payments partnership with U.S. Cellular.
  • In 4Q 2012, peerTransfer partnered with 51 schools. Over 25% of international students in the U.S. can pay their education expenses using peerTransfer.
  • TSYS announces partnership with Priority Payment Systems.
  • Jim Offerdahl appointed as new Bazaarvoice CFO.
  • Credit Agricole is the first bank in Portugal to provide contactless cards.  See their demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Keynote offers free mobile testing via DeviceAnywhere.
  • American Banker reports: Iowa Bank Creates Digital Identities from Fingerprints & Photos using TASCET's Financial ICONN software.
  • VentureBeat reports BBVA pools $100 million fund to invest in fintech startups. Come see BBVA's live demo at FinovateEurope.
  • Credit.com announces "best balance transfer card" as part of Best Credit Cards in America series.
  • TrueOffice announces $3 million raised in Series A financing.  Catch their demo at FinovateEurope in February.
  • Access Development launches "Savings Across America" customer incentive product.
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 23, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTemenos wins praise as "top advisor solution" from Aite Group.  Come see their demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Pageonce reaches $1 million mark in daily mobile bill payments processed.
  • A look at TradeKing after the merger.
  • ACI Worldwide's Money Transfer System helps FIs with Dodd-Frank compliance.
  • EZBOB forms partnership with ChannelGrabber.  Watch EZBOB in action at FinovateEurope!
  • Monitise and CGI Logica form mobile FS alliance to target European retail banks.
  • Tradeshift partners with Intuit to bring its social invoicing platform to more than 5m QuickBooks users.
  • American Banker reports: Fiserv extends relationship with BofA. Come to FinovateEurope in London to see its live demo.
  • CNBC talks with Alexa Von Tobel, LearnVest CEO.
  • Bill.com and Expensify announce product integration.
  • GrowthBusiness profiles Holvi. Comes see Holvi's new tech at FinovateEurope next month.
  • Fast Company reports you can now pay taxes in Iowa using Dwolla.
  • SimpleTuition reports 2012 success metrics for SmarterBucks program.
  • DemystData a finalist in AWS Global Startup Challenge. 
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 11, 2013

  • Netbanker considers how Prosper, Zopa, and Lending Club have disrupted lending.
  • American Banker reports on NICE Systems' launch of voice authentication technology. Watch its live demo at FinovateEurope Feb. 12 and 13.
  • P2P Lending News: Zopa CEO talks to BBC Radio.
  • BostInno talks with ImpulseSave CEO on how it can help with all kinds of New Year's resolutions.
  • Equifax partners with DocuSign for easy e-sign and submission of Transcript of Tax Return form.
  • Fiserv enhances TradeFlow, its post-trade processing solution. Come to FinovateEurope in London to see the live demo of its new technology.
  • ZDNet looks at how miiCard is solving identity verification headaches.
  • Digital Journal reports on EZBOB's battle with Amazon in the small business financing space.  See them at FinovateEurope in February.
  • Leadfusion collaborates with McCulluy Design Lab to get a new look.
  • Happy birthday, TSYS!  Company celebrates 30th anniversary on Friday.
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 7, 2013

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  • ACI Worldwide launches ACI Money Transfer System 5.0.
  • Suncorp Bank chooses FIS to manage ATM and POS transactions
  • 500Friends to integrate LoyaltyPlus platform with Bazaarvoice.
  • Financial Edge Community CU partners with SaveUp.
  • Mitek issued new patent for "Methods for Mobile Image Capture and Processing of Documents".
  • The Financial Brand checks out the "Simple" way of banking.
  • The New York Times looks at SoMoLend's take on crowdfunding, seeking out institutions to serve as lenders.
  • New York Times looks at Enloop's hassle free business plan writing service.
  • The Telegraph highlights TransferWise as a cost-saving option for overseas money transfers.
  • Luxembourg's Nordea Bank picks Temenos to standardize IT infrastructure.
  • GMC Software Technology helps Gala Bingo move to "third generation" bingo tickets.
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.jpgHere is a list of all the funding Finovate alumni received over the course of 2012.  

After an impressive 2011, where more than $423 million was raised, 2012 was even better, with more than $450 raised.

A few stand-out metrics for the year:

  • A total of 44 companies received funding, some more than once in 2012
  • Combined, more than $450 million was raised
  • The best quarter for raising capital was the first quarter when more than $150 was raised
  • The biggest funding month this year was March, with more than $68 million raised by three companies
Here is a month-by-month breakdown of funding received.

January -- $25 million raised by 3 companies
Currensee: $2 million -- blog post
Finsphere: $11.3 million -- blog post
HelloWallet: $12 million -- blog post

February -- $57 million raised by 5 companies
Capital Access Network: $30 million -- blog post
Dwolla: $5 million -- blog post
Jemstep: $6 million -- blog post
Kabbage: undisclosed -- blog post
Xero: $16.6 million -- blog post

March -- $68 million raised by 3 companies
Boku: $35 million -- blog post
eToro: $15 million -- blog post
ThreatMetrix: $18 million -- blog post

April -- $2.5 million raised by 1 company
miiCard: $2.5 million -- blog post

May -- $55.5 million raised by 5 companies
Kony: $15 million - blog post
Pindrop Security: $1 million -- blog post
SecureKey: $30 million -- blog post
SoMoLend: $1.17 million -- blog post
Yodlee: $8.3 million -- blog post

June -- More than $62 million raised by 8 companies
Affinity Solutions: $14.5 million -- blog post
Arroweye Solutions: $3 million -- blog post
Cartera Commerce: $12.2 million -- blog post
Credit Sesame: $12 million -- blog post
Doughmain: undisclosed -- blog post
Lending Club: $15 million -- blog post
Nutmeg: $5.3 million -- blog post
Planwise: $200,000 -- blog post

July -- $6 million raised by 2 companies
Continuity Control: $1 million -- press release
SaveUp: $5 million -- blog post

August -- More than $49 million raised by 6 companies*
DemystData: undisclosed -- blog post
FutureAdvisor: $5 million -- blog post
FreeMonee: $34 million -- blog post
The Currency Cloud: $3.1 million -- blog post
CashStar: $5 million -- blog post
Continuity Control: $2.25 million -- blog post

September -- More than $59 million raised by 5 companies
Banno: $2 million -- press release
Betterment: $10 million -- press release
Edo Interactive: $15 million -- press release
Fuze Network: $2.5 million -- press release
Kabbage: $30 million -- blog post

October -- $37 million raised by 2 companies
The Currency Cloud: $1.9 million -- blog post
Braintree: $35 million -- blog post

November -- More than $23 raised by 4 companies
ActivePath: $10 million -- blog post
Jingit: $7 million -- blog post
Bazaarvoice: $6.7 million -- blog post
Xero: $49 million -- blog post

December -- More than $16 million raised by 4 companies
Waspit: $3 million -- blog post
Controlabill: $570,000 (A$600,000) -- blog post
Zopa: undisclosed -- blog post
ShopKeep POS: $10 million - blog post
Clover Networks: $3.3 million - blog post

*In addition to the companies listed for August, On Deck Capital raised $100 million in credit facility commitments.

Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. Questions? Comments? E-mail us at Julie@Finovate.com or David@Finovate.com.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMetaforic unveils Latest Software Protection Technology.
  • Monitise in talks to raise up to 100 million pounds ($160 million USD).
  • miiCard launches online identity trust challenge for Scotland's university students.
  • American Banker looks at My Community FCU's experience with MoneyDesktop.
  • Zopa exceeds a quarter of a billion pounds ($400 million USD) in P2P loans.
  • Forbes reports that Corduro is seeking to raise $10 million in series B funding.
  • Pageonce adds File Cabinet, Scheduled Payments to improved Money & Bills app.
  • Epson expands global deployment of Bazaarvoice platform.
  • Matchfund wins place in Yodlee Interactive Incubator Program.
  • Experian announces renewed data, analytics deal with Hitachi Capital UK.
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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  • Payelp Global partners with SafetyPay to expand online payment options for merchants and customers worldwide.
  • Enloop releases the next generation of its business planning app to help entrepreneurs plan businesses.
  • Social Money announces launch of new product, CorePro, with a new partner, The Bancorp.
  • Tradeshift announces partnership with Verbella CMG, an SAP Content mgmt. solutions provider.
  • Anton Commissaris, a founding exec of Mint.com, joins Credit Sesame as COO.
  • Betterment enhances advice for life goals.
  • Capital Access Network names advisory board to guide launch and growth of latest offering to small businesses, CapTap.
  • CNBC reports CashStar, WEX partner to provide eGift card services.
  • New partnership with Klarna helps 3dcart reach European customers.
  • Compass Plus earns high ranking in annual PayX report.
  • AdExchanger interviews Bazaarvoice Media GM Barkow.
  • Team Bronson Moneymakers reviews Jingit.
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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The funding comes as Bazaarvoice completes its acquisition of Longboard Media Inc. According to this report from the Austin Business Journal, three investors provided the $6.7 million in additional financing. The total value of the deal is $33 million in cash and stock.

Accompanying the announcement was news that long-time CFO Stephen Collins will step up to replace to outgoing CEO and co-founder Brett Hurt. Hurt will remain on the company's Board of Directors.

To learn more about Bazaarvoice, please see the company's latest demo at Finovate Spring 2012 here.  

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgShares Magazine recognizes eToro for Best Use of Social Media.
  • Business Insider tours LearnVest's New York office.
  • American Banker reports: Artisans' Bank Chooses Andera's Account Opening System.
  • American Banker looks at how Banno's (formerly T8 Webware) Help Me Decide feature gives consumers an advantage when selecting which card to use.
  • Bazaarvoice completes $6.7 million financing related to acquisition.
  • Zions Bank and Access Development introduce mobile payments 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.
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  • 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.jpgBill Dwight, CEO of FamZoo, interviewed by Unlock Your Wealth Radio.
  • TechCrunch reports BillGuard Teams Up With Lemon's Mobile Wallet, Will Alert Users To Fraudulent Charges.
  • MyBankTracker reviews Betterment's gift registry feature.
  • Tech in Asia describes why Striata caught its eye at FinovateAsia.
  • Personal Loan Finder looks at SocietyOne.
  • BetaKit reports ShopKeep adds employee time tracking feature to iPad POS system.
  • SecureKey launches Online Authentication Service for Government of Canada.
  • TechCrunch reports Lending Club Surpasses $1B In Personal Loans, Hits Profitability.
  • PaySimple Launches ReceivablesPro Turnkey Private-Label Solution.
  • Campaign Asia reports London-based Innovation Agency launches in Singapore.
  • At FinovateAsia, Barclays announces the launch of PFM powered by Strands.
  • SG Entrepreneurs covers Perfectsen's launch of The Hook at FinovateAsia.
  • Des Moines Register covers Dwolla's MassPay.
  • e27 lists 3 finance startups that caught their eye at FinovateAsia 2012.
  • Pando Daily reports Bazaarvoice replaces its CEO and acquires Longboard Media.
  • Finextra reports Authentify opens Japanese subsidiary.
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.
  • Argos sees a record 79 mil of its online visitors engage in conversations about the brand since implementing Bazaarvoice's Conversations.
  • IP Commerce Payment API Sample Code Now Available on Github.
  • Silver Tail Systems Acquired by Data Storage Giant, EMC.
  • Lendio.com ends Q3 adding record number of lenders to 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.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBazaarvoice unveils newest edition of its Bazaarvoice Connections offering.
  • Yodlee Interactive doubles annual growth in its API business.
  • Filene conducts independent review of SaveUp program.
  • GigaOM reports PayPal offers small businesses simple Bill Me Later financing option.
  • Taulia teams with SAP HANA & Amazon Web Services.
  • Equifax introduces EFX Link, advanced customer data integration solution that gives a 360-degree view of customers.
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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  • ThreatMetrix honored as bronze winner in the 4th annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards.
  • Euromoney looks at SoMoLend as a funding alternative.
  • ReadyForZero answers questions about debt on Lifehacker.
  • Geezeo opens API to third party developers.
  • Monitise CFO John Brougham retires.
  • TIO transforms bill pay options for growing Hispanic marketplace through partnership with Progreso Financiero.
  • Arroweye Solutions' digital tech powers growth at GiftCard.com.
  • Allied Wallet partners with Swedish e-commerce payment services provider Klarna.
  • Janrain and Bazaarvoice team to enhance social shopping experience via social login.
  • Pageonce and Blackstone Tech Group partner to bring utility companies a mobile payment option for customers.
  • Idaho Central CU launches RDC powered by MShift.
  • MyBankTracker reports Fifth Third Bank Statements Now Available on Manilla.
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.jpgAustin Business Journal profiles Bazaarvoice CEO, Brett Hurt.
  • Lending Club announces updates and enhancements.
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle reports Cardlytics to add over 100 jobs.
  • CreditUnions.com looks at solutions demoed at FinovateFall earlier this month.
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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  • MyBankTracker.com profiles Virtual Piggy.
  • FreeMonee brings in $34 mil in series B funding.
  • Bazaarvoice partners with consulting firm Booz & Company.
  • InComm partners with Galaxia Communications to distribute gift cards to Korean retailers.
  • Citywire's WealthManager interviews Nick Hungerford CEO of Nutmeg.
  • Information Week profiles Franck Fatras of Capital Access Network.
  • Virtual Piggy to provide child-safe e-commerce solution for Under-18's to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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.
  • PayPal acquires mobile credit card scanning startup, Card.io.
  • Bazaarvoice to raise $131 million for working capital by selling 8.5 million shares of stock.
  • WSJ blog looks at BillGuard's experience at the NY FinTech Innovation Lab.
  • JD Supra reports SecondMarket provides new liquidity options for startup investors & employees.
  • Business Insider reports Tuition.io aims to help students better manage college loan debt.
  • The Greenfield Daily Reporter conducts case study on The Receivables Exchange.
  • Wired UK features Nutmeg as startup of the week.
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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  • IBT, FI solutions provider announces the launch MoneyDesktop as its PFM solution.
  • Affinity Solutions Lands $14.5 Million in Funding from Chestnut Hill Ventures.
  • Finovate takes a closer look into the Strands Finance PFM.
  • The WSJ examines how SimpleTuition's SmarterBank help students and alumni pay back student debt.
  • Balance Street becomes an Affiliate Member of the California Bankers Association, will begin a pilot program to bring its debt settlement tool to California banks.
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.jpgO'Reilly Radar takes an in-depth look at FutureAdvisor, interviews CEO Bo Lu.
  • Business Insider recommends Mint & BillGuard as worthy personal finance apps to help you control your finances.
  • Strands Finance, selected as tech partner of PostFinance, a Swiss FI & payment transactions provider.
  • HIT Consultant features Diversinet CEO on Newest Podcast.
  • Security Service FCU selects Tyfone to deliver next gen mobile services.
  • PaySimple named to JMP Securities Hot 100 Software Companies 2012.
  • Austin's Statesman.com asks: Can Bazaarvoice IPO be catalyst for new wave of startups?
  • Altoona's Hearld-Index profiles T8 Webare.
  • Barron's looks at SigFig as A Take-Charge Portfolio Manager.
  • InComm & Absolute Software form partnership.
  • The Examiner looks at how Virtual Piggy is protecting kids online & interviews Founder & CEO, Dr. Jo Webber.
  • Check out the latest founder interview: Laura Mather of Silver Tail Systems.
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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Earlier this week, social data company Bazaarvoice announced it is acquiring PowerReviews for $151 million. The settlement states that $31 million of the sum will be paid in cash and the remainder in stock.

The companies, who both offer social commerce products, will combine their technology, content, and data. PowerReviews, with its more self-service product, will help Bazaarvoice break into the small and medium-sized market.

The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of July.

To learn more about Bazaarvoice, watch its FinovateSpring, 2012 demo (coming soon).

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  • American Banker looks at TIO Networks as a Silicon Valley Tech company serving the underbanked.
  • CorFire and edo Interactive to connect purchase data and targeted offers via mobile.
  • Silver Tail Systems positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud Detection.
  • Bazaarvoice acquires PowerReviews for $151 million.
  • doxo adds mobile bill Pay, launches Android app.
  • Prosper takes on Lending Club's PRIME service with Premier.
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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Afterwards, Bazaarvoice demonstrated Conversations, a tool that captures customer comments to share online:

"Bazaarvoice Conversations is a SaaS solution that allows highly regulated brands to safely capture, moderate, analyze, and display authentic customer word of mouth in digital and mobile experiences. Bazaarvoice Conversations helps brands propagate a multidimensional social experience resulting in higher sales and customer satisfaction while gathering powerful insights and intelligence. 

With the Conversations platform, brands can capture customer word of mouth content from virtually anywhere and display it in numerous places including websites, branded communities, social extensions, mobile and tablet applications, and display ads using our syndication and media solutions."

Product Launched: February 2012

HQ Location: Austin, TX
Company Founded: May 2005
Metrics: Over 300 billion total impressions served. These impressions are unique instances of online word of mouth delivered to end users' web browsers, since our inception in 2005. We serve 23% of the Fortune 500 in 36 countries and 27 languages worldwide.

Introducing Mike Svatek (Chief Strategy Officer) and Sam Wettling (Solutions Architect)

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  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTIO Networks named one of Canada's leading tech companies, placed in Canada's Branham25. See TIO Networks new tech at FinovateSpring.
  • SecureKey named  one of the top 25 up and comers in the Branham300 list of top tech companies in Canada.
  • Guardian Analytics launches fraud detection software for mobiles.
  • The Brainyard reports Bazaarvoice adds SAP, Salesforce.com integration.
  • Mortgagebot's online lending tech supports 25% increase in loan production for Bank of Colorado.
  • DoughMain launches new savings tool for kids.
  • KeyBank launches new mobile banking solution with mFoundry.
  • SpendMatters covers Taulia. Come see Taulia's demo at FinovateSpring 2012.
  • WSJ looks at US Bank's implementation of FreeMonee.
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  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDynamics launches ePlate card technology, allows users to choose payment rewards. Come see it demo live at FinovateSpring.
  • HelloWallet hires Michael Yoch, former NPR product lead & Trooper Sanders, former Michelle Obama advisor.
  • Klarna wins Billion Dollar Company award at GP Bullhound Digital Champions Nordic 2012.
  • Integration Developer News covers Ping Identity's PingOne.
  • AOL Daily Finance discusses why they like Bazaarvoice.
  •  First quarter 2012 funding for Finovate alumni: $150 million raised.
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.jpgQ2ebanking partners with cybercrime prevention company, Trusteer.
  • Kasasa's Tunes program pulls in Gen-Y checking customers.
  • DR Power Equipment, partners with Bazaarvoice to manage consumer ratings and reviews. Come see Bazaarvoice at FinovateSpring.
  • Check Point Software announces Check Point ThreatCloud, a collaborative network to fight cybercrime.
  • Plastyc announces you can now add minutes to friends' & family members' phones abroad in 85 countries.
  • Holtmeyer & Monson partners with ProfitStars.
  • Bank Technology News reports Fiserv names Ally financial executive as CIO.
  • ABC 7 San Fran covers BillGuard. Come see its live demo at Finovate Spring in San Fran May 8 & 9.
  • GigaOM looks at how Braintree powers payments for hot startups.
  • OpenCuro's payment module now available for Zen Cart.
  • Balance Financial launches Portfolio Reporting, adds 2 board members.
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  • Bazaarvoice appoints Kelly Connery as GM of brands in North America & Matthew Schatz as GM of retail & emerging markets.
  • SoMoLend wins first place prize in the University of Dayton's 2011-12 Business Plan Competition. See it demo live at FinovateSpring.
  • Bank Technology News reports Intuit Buys M-Payments Co. AisleBuyer.
  • Over 100 institutional partners offer Currensee Trade Leaders Investment program to investors.
  • Expensify Lite iPhone app is now Expensify.
  • Mashable features Personal Capital. Come see its live demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Equifax launches ID protection & credit monitoring product for the family.
  • Ping Identity partners with Macnica Networks.
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More than 60 leading fintech innovators, both startups and established companies, are gearing up to present at the annual FinovateSpring conference in San Francisco May 8 and 9.

Each company provided a sneak peek of what they'll demo on stage next month. Below is the first installment of these teasers. We'll have more next week.

Don't miss your chance to see the live demo from each company and meet the execs responsible. Get your FinovateSpring ticket here.

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Balance Street

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The premier direct marketplace between consumers and creditors for the purpose of debt settlement, Balance Street, provides consumers the opportunity to relieve their debt burden without fees. Consumers use its web-based automated system to negotiate with creditors directly, avoiding debt settlement companies who charge exorbitant fees (up to 20% of total debt owed).

Eliminating this 20% market inefficiency makes for a better financial outcome for consumers and creditors. With over $780 billion in credit card debt in the U.S., the Balance Street technology will revolutionize the way debt is settled.

Innovation type: Cards, marketing, PFM


Bazaarvoice

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See how leading brands are harnessing the power of online word-of-mouth to boost customer referrals, sales, retention, advocacy, and company innovation while building the world's most powerful social data asset.

Innovation type: Communications, marketing, sales and customer service


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BehavioSec

No one wants a complicated process for logging in to online or mobile banking. European banks have been forced to go down this route with hardware tokens and smart cards.

So now when U.S. banks will be rolling out new multi-layered security on the front-end following FFIEC, will we see the same thing here?

With BehavioSec's solution there is a better choice. They add multilayered security through the use of behavioral biometrics. So when the user connects via mobile or online, the technology helps verify that they are who they say they are. Learn more at FinovateSpring 2012.

Innovation type: Identity, mobile, security


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BillGuard

BillGuard identifies deceptive, erroneous and unauthorized charges on consumer payment cards using advanced crowdsourcing and big-data mining techniques that harness the collective knowledge of millions of consumers reporting billing complaints online and to their banks. 

BillGuard's Advanced Card Protection Service for Banks is a seamlessly integrated, cloud-based solution that enables issuers to generate new value-add service revenue, and lower inquiry/dispute processing costs, by providing their customers daily bill monitoring and notification, enriched transition details and direct-to-merchant resolution.

Innovation type: Cards, communications, online UI


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CoverHound is changing the way people shop for insurance online. Launching at FinovateSpring, CoverHound's new rate comparison shopping service allows consumers for the first time to compare multiple, instant, accurate rates from top carriers. CoverHound will also be demonstrating an exciting array of products specifically designed to help banks and credit unions generate significant non-interest income while providing a valuable service to their members.

Innovation type: Insurance


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Never before has it been so easy for companies to provide business and retail customers with a way to validate creditworthiness through the use of online deposits. eDeposit provides patented funds visibility and real time settlement to markets across the U.S. in an innovative, new form of payment.

At FinovateSpring, eDeposit announces a new innovation that makes conducting B2B and B2C e-business faster, cheaper and safer.

Innovation type: Payments, security, small business


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From "check-in to check-out", intersecting the worlds of Payments and Advertising, edo takes the next step forward in its vision to transform shopping and saving.  

This next wave connects mobile and multi-channel retail . . . imagine a world where purchase and location meet and the new standard for mobile advertising moves from "check-in" to "check-out."

Innovation type: Marketing, mobile, rewards


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Expensify <3's Finovate -- they view it as the premier stage on which to make their biggest announcement of the year. Three years ago, it launched an open beta on the Finovate stage. Two years ago, it unveiled a major realtime analytics feature. One year ago it launched a revolutionary SmartScan service. But this year will trump all that.  A whole new approach to business travel. Prepare yourself!

Innovation type: Back office, mobile, small business


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Most investors have assets spread across financial institutions and accounts, including limited-option accounts such as their employer's 401(k) plan.

Managing this is a chore - including figuring out which funds, in which amounts, and rebalancing.

Well, it was a chore, before FutureAdvisor.

Innovation type: Investing and asset management, online, PFM


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Giftly is inventing the future of the gift card. Using its new iPhone app, users can send anyone a Giftly for any place they choose. The recipient redeems it on their smartphone when they go. It's fast, fun, and secure.

Giftly's app and web products have been designed to be social, simple, and powerful. Thanks to Facebook, Foursquare, and smart iOS integration, you'll always know which friends are celebrating birthdays, are checking in to cool new places, or are otherwise in need of a quick gift.


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Is it possible to separate the fun of buying from the nuisance of paying? Klarna thinks so. The idea behind Klarna's e-commerce services is the concept of after-delivery payment, letting buyers receive ordered goods before any payment is due. Instead of giving financial information, buyers shop with Klarna just by giving their name and select information (Klarna calculates the risk).

Innovation type: Payments


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Linkable Networks will be debuting a first-to-market capability that significantly broadens the value proposition of card-linked offers to issuing banks, merchants, manufacturers, and cardholding consumers. In addition, Linkable Networks will demonstrate new features recently added to its product platform and user interface.

Innovation type: Cards, mobile, rewards


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MShift believes that financial institutions need to enhance existing mobile banking solutions into mobile wallet and payment solutions.

At Finovate, MShift will demonstrate how mobile banking can influence how a consumer spends money in various retail scenarios.

Innovation type: Banking, payments, small business


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Your customers go mobile with smartphones and tablets. When they cannot fulfill their needs in mobile self-service, do you jump in at the right time to help them complete their business? Do you want to maximize the opportunity for smart customer experience and increased business via smart mobile devices (while reducing costs)? NICE Mobile Reach can do that for you. Don't miss its demo at FinovateSpring.

Innovation type: Mobile, sales


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Personal Capital is wealth management for the Internet Age. The company's online platform combines digital technology with highly personalized service to provide a holistic view of your unique financial picture. The free online dashboard presents all of your financial data in one place, including an assessment of your allocation, investment risk and fees.

These days, the financial lives of Americans are becoming more and more complex. At FinovateSpring, Personal Capital will unveil core new features that enable you to access your financial data in real time, on-the-go. You'll be able to view and do, anywhere, anytime.

Innovation type: Investing, mobile, PFM


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Pindrop Security provides enterprise solutions that help prevent phone-based fraud. Pindrop's acoustical fingerprinting technology detects fraudulent calls and authenticates legitimate callers, helping customers eliminate financial losses and reduce operational costs. Pindrop's breakthrough technology is the first of its kind to fingerprint individual phone calls, providing verification of caller provenance. 

Recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies at the 2012 RSA conference, Pindrop's solutions help companies feel more confident in the security of phone-based financial transactions.

Innovation type: Identity, security


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Easily administer and coordinate your annual budget with Budget Manager from ProfitStars. ProfitStars takes the headaches, and the spreadsheets, out of the budgeting process and optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of budgeting and planning.  

The company will show you how this newly redesigned browser-based version enables users to construct and manage a more efficient budgeting process, including how to tackle more difficult items like salaries and fixed assets.

Innovation type: Banking


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Discover a new Facebook app for banks that will not only make you relevant and engage Facebook users, but will also get your customers recommending and endorsing your card products.  It drives great loyalty from existing customers and also helps to devise new customer acquisition --all through Facebook. 

Serverside does this by letting people design their own credit or debit card using a picture from their Facebook gallery, then post it to their Facebook wall. Their friends then click on the card image to design their own card and help your bank to go viral!

Innovation type: cards


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Social Money can provide any bank in the world its own branded version of our revolutionary and award-winning SmartyPig technology. A new bank can be up and running on our system within 90 days in any language and currency, for a fraction of the cost of internal development efforts.

Innovation type: Banking products, PFM


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The dawn of compliance solutions that work.

Meet Molly. 115 different people use Molly's SSN.
Financial institutions have no idea who these people really are.

This is possible because FIs and so-called identity protection companies can only verify identity. Verification is not enough. Full identification is needed to fight fraud and provide FIs the means to meet compliance requirements. Only Financial ICONN from TASCET can identify financial customers.

Once Molly activates her ICONN, TASCET proactively secures her identity and FIs know exactly who she is.

Innovation type: Identity, security


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Taulia takes the waste out of the supply chains of Fortune 500 Enterprises while simultaneously solving the cash-flow needs of their suppliers. The large enterprise buyers get discounts by paying their invoices early. In return, their suppliers get paid when they want. In Taulia's young life, it has already enabled small suppliers from 40+ countries around the world to receive hundreds of millions of dollars of early payments.

Innovation type: Lending, payments, small business


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The Under-18 audience has an estimated $50 billion in spending power. Learn how to successfully monetize the kids/teen market in this powerful demo by Virtual Piggy, an exciting new company that provides innovative technological solutions to help bridge the gap between children, parents and online retailers.

Innovation type: Payments


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Wall Street Survivor is the only place for the beginner to learn about investing. Guided missions, beginner-focused learning content, combined with the web's best stock simulator help users effectively manage their financial future.

Innovation type: Investing & asset management, marketing, PFM


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Mobile commerce is estimated to be a $31 billion industry by 2015, but how will the underbanked participate? Wipit has unlocked mobile payments for this massive and largely untapped consumer demographic representing 25% of all U.S. households and over 70 million U.S. prepaid wireless subscribers. Underbanked consumers can now make in-app and online payments with a single click. No need for bank accounts or credit cards; Wipit lets underbanked consumers use their payment method of choice-- cash.

Innovation type: Cards, payments


Stay tuned next week for another sneak peek of FinovateSpring 2012 presenting companies.

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