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Hats off to eight Finovate alumni for winning spots on CNBC's Disruptor 50.

2014 marks the second year of CNBC's Disruptor 50 list. The selection credits companies for being "forward-thinking" and working to discover untapped markets en route to becoming "billion-dollar businesses." Read more about CNBC's selection methodology here.

CNBC's David Spiegel wrote: 
"All of these companies entered traditional sectors and turned them upside down ... It's the power of a company to displace the established incumbents in its own industry, prompting a ripple effect throughout its economic ecosystem."

See CNBCs inaugural Disruptor 50 here. The 2013 list included alums boku, CircleUp, Lending Club, and Wealthfront.

Finovate Alumni News -- March 26, 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.jpgProfitStars' Gladiator ranks #36 in MSPmentor's top 501 managed service providers.
  • Kofax Mobile Capture platform wins "Elegant Implementation" category of Housing-Wire magazine's HW TECH 100.
  • Online TV host Doug Sleeter interviews Xero CEO, Rod Drury.
  • Jumio wins 2014 METAward in "established" category.
  • miiCard bringing its ID verification technology to eMerchantPay.
  • WTOP News asks: is the credit card with keypad from Dynamics is the "card of the future"?
  • MasterCard selects Anna Yip as head of Hong Kong and Macau.
  • Digital Insight to expand online banking portfolio to include shared access and small business payments. Come see Digital Insight demo at FinovateSpring next month.
  • Kraken, the digital currency exchange platform used by Fidor Bank, raises $5 million.
  • ZipZap pauses UK cash-to-bitcoin transfers through its platform.
  • Boku partners with sunhill technologies to enable direct global carrier billing for sunhill's 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-F-Logo.jpgXero and Stripe partner to simplify online payments for small businesses.
  • Bank Innovation reports: Mitek Launches V 2.0 of Mobile Photo Bill Pay solution.
  • Boku teams with PlayJam to bring mobile payments to smart TVs.
  • SimpleTuition partners with College Parents of America to bring student loan and loan comparison insight from SimpleTuition its members.
  • Creditnet.com ranks the Best Personal Finance Software of 2013 (So Far): 1) Personal Capital, 2) Mint.com 3) ReadyForZero.
  • Emida adds Colombia to list of operating countries.
  • Kofax launches Analytics for Capture business intelligence solution.
  • Pymnts.com interviews TransferWise co-founder Kristo Kaarmann.
  • RightStartups takes a look at Betterment as a "new concept in a very traditional industry."
  • Dynamics launches "Everything Else is Just Plastic" TV Ad.
  • TradeBox Media reviews Zooz's retail app plug-in.
  • International Business Times looks at how Arxan's technology is used to protect mobile banking apps from attacks.
  • Newfination interviews Uri Gruenbaum, co-founder and CEO of TipRanks.
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-- April 16, 2013

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  • Upstart Business Journal features SeedInvest. See them demo at FinovateSpring in San Francisco in May.
  • Experian announces acquisition of Decisioning Solutions.
  • Volunteer Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank of the South choose Jack Henry Banking for  enterprise-wide automation.
  • GFT Blog interviews Matthias Kroner, chairman of the Fidor management board for Fidor Bank.
  • Authentify placed in Visionaries quadrant of the Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for User Authentication." 
  • Boku partners with Bigpoint SARL and Co to allow users to make virtual payments.
  • Kony Solutions partners with Blue Shield of CA to develop and deploy apps on the KonyOne Platform.
  • miiCard adds YubiKey Authentication to online identity proofing solution.
  • SF Gate lists Mint and Expensify as 2 of 4 services to keep tax records organized.
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 Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAccording to Forbes, four of the 100 most promising companies in the United States right now aren't just fintech companies. They are Finovate alumni, as well.

Of the four, Lending Club is the highest rated, earning the number 12 spot in Forbes's "America's Most Promising Companies" roster. Also making the top 50 was Boku, with alumni On Deck Capital and Swipely helping round out the list.

Interestingly, Swipely CEO Angus Davis recently made a "most promising" list of his own.  Davis was featured along with more than 20 of his peers in a profile of "America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35" also compiled by Forbes.

Here's a closer look at the alumni featured.

  • Rank: 12
  • Revenue: $16 million
  • Employees: 125
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  • Rank: 38
  • Revenue: $195 million
  • Employees: 115
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  • Rank: 94
  • Revenue: $37 million
  • Employees: 152
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  • Rank: 95
  • Revenue: $1 million
  • Employees: 36
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  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechCrunch reports Braintree's New Payments Layer Lets Users Sign Up For Apps Without Re-Entering Their Credit Card Data.
  • Mitek and Allied Payment Network Expand Availability of Mobile Photo Bill Pay.
  • Backbase and iQStore sign partnership agreement for Russian market.
  • Xero integrates with Harvest, a time tracking and invoicing software company.
  • CNBC's Squawk on the Street features BOKU.
  • HID Global partners with BehavioSec to improve fraud detection system.
  • Facebook integration, customer management features added to Flint mobile app.
  • ACI Worldwide to buy Online Resources for more than $120 million.
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.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgVirtual Piggy integrates its youth payment system into Arbor Collective's ecommerce operations.
  • AcceptEmail featured in The E-invoicing Market Guide 2012.
  • BOKU receives A+Trust rating from the Better Business Bureau.
  • Barnard College partners with peerTransfer to streamline international education payments.
  • Simple begins on-boarding customers, loses CTO Alex Payne.
  • Xero reaches 100k paying customers, discloses additional metrics.
  • Tinkoff Credit Systems launches new online banking on Backbase.
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.jpgTaulia provides Dynamic Discounting platform to Northgate Information Solutions.
  • OANDA's trading app integrates StockTwits social commentary on currency & forex markets.
  • TMC reports Locaid aids enterprises with secure location needs.
  • Forbes publishes facts and stats about payment gateway, Braintree.
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.jpgAlbany Times Union reports CSI's globalVCard leads execs out of ID theft and into mobile payments.
  • $3.7 bil Patelco CU commits to ThreatMetrix's malware defense software.
  • Backbase powering online banking platform for Absa Group, a subsidiary of Barclays.
  • American Banker reports Firethorn Mobile to power Burger King's mobile app.
  • GlobalCollect offers BOKU as Mobile Payment Checkout to its Merchant Network.
  • Financial Services and Big-Data Executive Mary Anne Keegan joins BillGuard as CMO.
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.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCNBC covers how SecondMarket is looking to move from trading Facebook to Pinterest.
  • TechCrunch reports Boku launched billing partnership with Sprint, giving it partnerships with all 4 major U.S. carriers.
  • Meniga's PFM solution powers Sweden's first Smartbank, launched by Skandia.
  • SecureKey adds 40 staff in past six months, reaches business and recognition milestones.
  • Lendio sees nearly 500% increase in matching businesses with small business loans.
  • Check Point launches free ZoneAlarm anti-virus/firewall combo.
  • Forbes features article by Mike Alfred, CEO of BrightScope, discussing the differing opinions he, Personal Capital and FutureAdvisor have on the role of financial advisors.
  • Fiserv to offer global ACH payments through partnership with Earthport.
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.jpgFinovate Alums take the stage at the Future of Money Conference 2012.
  • Netbanker: Pageonce Removes Billpay Subscription Fee in Favor of Per-Transaction Pricing.
  • Hypebot.com followed Personal Capital, Intuit, Boku, Tradeshift, and CashStar at the Future of Money Conference.
  • Backbase & GFT sign European partnership agreement.
  • State of Washington picks Doxo for paperless files.
  • BehavioSec chosen as one of the "Cool Vendors" in Identity Access Management, 2012 report by Gartner.
  • Alpena Alcona Area CU selects MoneyDesktop's PFM to offer members a better online banking experience.
  • Northwoods CU signs onto Cachet Financial Services' mobile remote deposit capture.
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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Since we are nearing the end of the first quarter, we wanted to look back at all of the Finovate alums who have raised funding over the past few months.

Here's the month-by-month breakdown:

January -- $25 million raised by 3 companies

February -- $57 million raised by 5 companies
March -- $68 million raised by 3 companies

Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. If you see any funding that is not on this list, please send the name of the company along with a link to the funding information to julie@netbanker.com and I will add it.

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Independent recommends using Zopa to boost your pension.
  • Creditnet examines how BillGuard can fight unwanted credit card charges.
  • TechCocktail interviews Ben Milne, Dwolla CEO, at SXSW 2012.
  • All Things D looks at SecondMarket CEO's answer to why it wasn't part of the SEC's secondary market ruling.
  • Forbes looks at MasterCard's partnership with BOKU.
  • Channel Partners turns to Expensify to lower expense-reporting costs.
  • SecureKey Technologies and INSIDE Secure bring POS convenience to online merchants.
  • Plastyc launches more robust mobile app to empower users who own a smartphone.
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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Mobile payments company BOKU announced yesterday that it has landed $35 million in funding:

"Investors include New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Telefonica Digital, the growth arm of the global telecoms leader, as well as previous investors. Additional participants in the round include Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures."

The California-based company plans to use the funding to hire more employees, continue its global expansion, and broaden its infrastructure.

This new round brings the company's total funding to $75 million.

To learn more about BOKU, watch its FinovateEurope 2011 demo.

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  • InComm patents "Value Insert" solution for more effective RFID card products and services.
  • Business Insider rumors that Ashton Kutcher, an Iowa native, participated in Dwolla's recent round of funding.
  • BOKU announces another partnership: teams with Vindicia for mobile carrier billing.
  • TechCrunch lists Holvi as 1 of 5 startups to watch from Seedcamp's demo day.
  • Confident Technologies joins McAfee security innovation alliance.
  • miiCard shares its incentive for predictions from the FinovateEurope audience of the top 2012 trends.
  • SigFig wins windows 8 First Apps contest.
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 BokuLogo8.25.jpgLast week, online mobile payments company BOKU announced that it is working with MasterCard to launch BOKU Accounts, a mobile payments platform:

"The BOKU Accounts platform allows MNOs to issue their subscribers an MNO-branded mobile payment account accessible via both mobile device and the Web. The account allows subscribers to make payments online, in-app, and in-store. In-store purchases via BOKU accounts will be enabled anywhere MasterCard is accepted."

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Through BOKU Accounts, users will be able to access deals and rewards (pictured right), and will be provided an enhanced view of their spending.

To learn more about BOKU, watch its FinovateEurope 2011 demo.



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  • TechCrunch reports TradeShift launches instant payment solution.
  • Boston Business Journal covers Cartera Commerce card-linked offers.
  • Cartera Commerce Card-Linked advertising network generates over $1 bil in merchant sales in 2011, more than previous 4 years combined.
  • Tech.li looks at how Expensify takes control of expense reports with less "suck."
  • InvestorBee launches Compare Investments tool.
  • BOKU works with MasterCard to launch mobile payment 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.jpgLodo chosen by 120 banks and CUs.
  • Betterment lowers fees, introduces new features.
  • WorldPay offers BOKU as mobile payment method to its merchant network.
  • Insurance Journal features Mitek's Mobile Photo Quoting app for insurance.
  • Credit Sesame launches mortgage comparison tool.
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.jpgMaine Public Broadcasting Network profiles CashStar.
  • Bank Technology News describes how Bill.com uses capital infusion to build a cash flow dashboard for businesses.
  • SecondMarket's homepage gets a makeover.
  • The CBS Early Show features Weemba, Lighter Capital, and Rebirth Financial.
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.

Earlier this week, Forbes published a list of America's 100 most promising private companies.  The rankings are based on annual revenue, number of employees, company strengths, partnerships, and a number of other qualifications. 

Three Finovate alumni made it onto the list, all the top 20:

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BOKU
Rank: 2
Category: Mobile payments platform
Founded: 2009
Funding: $38 million
Headquarters: San Francisco
FinovateEurope 2011 demo

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SecondMarket
Rank: 8
Category: Alternative trading platform
Founded: 2004
Funding: $34.2 million
Headquarters: New York
FinovateStartup09 demo

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Lending Club
Rank: 20
Category: P2P Lending Platform
Founded: 2006
Funding: $77.7 million
Headquarters: San Francisco 
FinovateStartup09 demo

To learn more about the ranking methodologies, visit here.
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  • MasterCard and mFoundry executives discuss partnership.
  • The Silicon Prairie names Dwolla number 1 startup in DesMoines, looks for a number 2 startup following the "Dwolla-trajectory."
  • Simple is slowly sending out a few dozen invites at a time.
  • Prosper announces its support of UK P2P Finance Association.
  • The Social Lending Network shows off Lending Club's Trading Platform.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek lists Expensify as an app that lets you work like an executive.
  • peerTransfer partners with Nelnet Business Solutions, provider of campus commerce services.
  • Boku, SecondMarket, & Lending Club listed in Forbes Top 20 Private Companies.
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.
Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete. 

Out of 268 alumni, 80 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in September 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 33 (41%) had more visitors in September than August. Year-over-year, 42 (52%) had traffic increases.

Private Companies

  • Seeking Alpha and Cortera had the highest traffic in September with 2.1 and 2.0 million unique visitors, respectively. Cortera also had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visits with over 1.5 more visits in 2011 than in 2010.
  • Kabbage had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 280x.
  • Weemba saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 7.5 times the number of unique visitors in September compared to August.
  • SmartCredit.com had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 126,000.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was August 2011
2) Sears Credit Score is powered by CreditKarma.com
3) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue

Public companies

  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 7 times the number of visitors this year than last year.
  • Intuit had a notable increase in number of unique, year-over-year visitors, increasing by 300,000 visits.
  • Check Point had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 41% more visitors in September than in August.
PublicWebTrafficSeptember2.jpgSource: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = not measurable
4. t= tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.
Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete

Out of 268 alumni, 75 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in August 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 41 (55%) had more visitors in August than July. Year-over-year, 45 (60%) had traffic increases.

Private Companies

  • Seeking Alpha -- the most-trafficked in August with 2.5 million unique visitors -- also had the highest increase in number of unique month-over-month visits with 300,000 more visits in August than in July.
  • Budgettracker.com saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 6.5 times the number of unique visitors in August compared to July.
  • Betterment had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 88x.
  • Cortera had the highest number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 1.5 million. 
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Source: Compete.com retrieved week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011
2) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue
5) Checkingfinder.com is powered by BancVue

Public Companies

  • Fiserv had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 50% more visitors.
  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 5 times the number of visitors.
  • S1 also had a high percentage growth year-over-year, doubling its visitors.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = Not measurable
4. t= Tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.
Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete

Out of 255 alumni, 59 (23%) had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in July 2011 (see tables below). Of those, 19 (32%) had more visitors than in the previous month and 25 (42%) were flat. Year-over-year, 26 (44%) had an increase, 10 (17%) were flat, and 23 (39%) were down. 

Private Companies
Notable successes:
  • Seeking Alpha had the most traffic in July with more than 2 million unique visitors.
  • eToro saw the highest monthly growth percentage with 3 times the number of unique visitors in July compared to June.
  • Bundle had the highest increase in number of unique month-over-month visits, with 450,000 more visitors in July than in June.
  • eRollover had the highest percent year-over-year traffic increase, with 260,000 more visitors from last July. 
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Source: Compete.com retrieved week of August 15, 2011
1. The previous month recorded was May 2011
2. Sears Credit Score is powered by CreditKarma.com
3. Kasasa is powered by BancVue

Public Companies
Notable successes:
  • PayPal had the highest number of U.S. visitors in July, with more than 30 million visitors.
  • Jack Henry & Associates saw the highest monthly growth with twice as many visitors in July than June.
  • Wipro Technologies had the highest year-over-year growth, with 3 times as many visitors this year compared to last year.
  • FIS Global and Online Resources also doubled their traffic compared to last year. 

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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of August 15, 2011
1. The previous month recorded was May 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 255 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = Not measurable
4. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.

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BOKU, a mobile payments startup, announced yesterday that it has launched direct payments agreements with two of France's largest cell phone carriers, Bouygues Telecom and SFR. Combined, these two carriers account for 32 million French customers.

"These deals give BOKU nearly 100% coverage of the French mobile market, which is nearly 50 million mobile subscribers total. Bouygues Telecom and SFR are actually launching a new service, called Internet + Mobile, allowing consumers to purchase goods online and use BOKU to pay with their mobile phone number. BOKU says the purchase process only requires two-clicks and gives online merchants access to a full range of price points of up to 10 Euros."

BOKU negotiates direct relationships with mobile carriers to mitigate transaction costs passed down to the consumer.

To learn more about BOKU, watch its FinovateEurope 2011 demo.

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