Q2 To Acquire Cloud Lending Solutions

Digital banking solutions provider for community-based FIs, Q2 Holdings has announced an agreement to acquire fellow Finovate alum, Cloud Lending Solutions. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, though the transaction has been approved by the boards of directors for both companies.

“By acquiring Cloud Lending, we will be able to help our community and regional financial institutions more effectively manage and grow their lending portfolios – their fundamental income-generating activity,” Q2 CEO Matt Flake explained in a statement. “There’s a substantial market opportunity for digital lending, and the addition of Cloud Lending’s talented team and next-generation technology solutions will help Q2 expand our footprint in existing markets, as well as enter new ones.”

Cloud Lending provides an end-to-end lending solution built natively on Salesforce.com. The platform enables lenders to conduct origination, underwriting, servicing, collections, and reporting activities. In joining with Q2, Cloud Lending Solutions will be able to leverage the scale, infrastructure, and resources of its larger acquirer.

“This partnership means more lenders will provide greater access to credit for more people and businesses across the globe,” Cloud Lending CEO Snehal Fulzele said. “Cloud Lending’s team members are excited to partner with Q2 and to continue delivering on our proven track record of innovation in digital lending and leasing.”

Cloud Lending demonstrated its CL Exchange offering at FinovateSpring 2015. CL Exchange enables online marketplaces and lenders to exchange business and consumer loan applications in order to build the most appropriate loan portfolios for their businesses. Cloud Lending was founded in 2012, and is based in San Mateo, California. Heading into the acquisition announcement, the company had raised more than $14 million from investors including Cota Capital and SF Capital Group.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Q2 is a leading cloud-based digital banking solutions provider. Delivering actionable data insights, and equipped with open development tools, Q2’s platform helps FIs enhance and improve the customer experience, while becoming more efficient and growing faster. Broadway Bank, Inwood National Bank, and First Financial Bank are just a few of the company’s FI clients who have leveraged Q2 technology to grow assets, improve marketing campaigns, and increase the number of online users.

Q2 demonstrated its Biller Direct solution at FinovateSpring 2018. The technology benefits consumers by enabling them to aggregate their bills and pay them with a debit or credit card. At the same time, FIs benefit from the interchange revenue generated from card-based bill pay. Also this spring, Q2 – working with StoneCastle Partners – announced a deal with MoneyLion to help the New York-based fintech launch deposit accounts and debit cards. In February, Q2 inked a multiyear partnership with financial services platform, Acorns, which will leverage the company’s Q2 Open API portfolio – launched last year – to deliver new services to its more than three million customers.

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “QTWO,” Q2 has a market capitalization of $2 billion. The company was founded in 2004.

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  • Dynamics’ Battery-Powered Cards Hit Japan.
  • Q2 to Acquire Cloud Lending Solutions.
  • Onfido Helps TransferGo Onboard New Users Faster.

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  • Outsystems announces record-breaking quarter across all key business metrics, including a 63% gain in annual recurring revenue for Q2.
  • Varo Money to deploy Temenos’ T24 core banking system.
  • Ondot partners with PSCU, the premier payments credit union service organization to provide its card alerts and controls technology.
  • Tuition.io partners with Carhartt to help employees pay down student debt.
  • App Annie selected for JMP’s Hot 100 Best Privately Held Software Companies of 2018.

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 Alums Take Top Honors at FinTech Breakthrough Awards

Dedicated to recognizing “the top companies and products in the financial services and technology industry today,” FinTech Breakthrough has announced its FinTech Breakthrough Award Winners for 2018. This marks the second year the independent organization has sponsored the fintech awards event, recognizing fintech startups and veterans from a wide variety of categories including payments, lending, investing, and regtech.

“The FinTech Breakthrough Awards serve as a testament to the passion, skill and vision of individuals and teams that are truly setting the standard for innovation in the global FinTech industry,” Managing Director for FinTech Breakthrough James Johnson said in 2017 during the Awards’ inaugural year. “We are thrilled to recognize all of the FinTech Breakthrough Award winners for their well-deserved industry recognition as they drive the global FinTech market forward.”

This year featured 20 Finovate alums earning top honors from FinTech Breakthrough. The names and Finovate demo dates for each winning alum – as well as the category they won – are featured below. For a complete list of 2018 FinTech Breakthrough Award Winners, visit the company’s awards announcement page.

Leadership

Consumer Lending

  • Innovation Award for Consumer Lending – Text for Credit by Experian (FF17)

Business Lending

Wealth Management

Payments

Investments

Consumer Banking

Financial Research and Data

Fraud Prevention and Transaction Security

This marks the second time both eMoney Advisor and ThreatMetrix have been honored by the FinTech Breakthrough Awards. Among last year’s winners were a significant number of Finovate alums including: Sindeo, BizFi, DriveWealth, Quovo, Jumio, Trulioo, Qumram, and Xero.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • JPMorgan Chase Signs Deal with Cardlytics.
  • Revolut Introduces New Payment Sharing Feature, Near Me.

Around the web

  • FinTech Breakthrough names Cloud Lending Solutions Best Business Lending Platform.
  • Payoneer announces new investment and support for cross-border U.S. SMEs.
  • eToro to launch cryptocurrency offering in the U.S., initially enabling investors to buy and sell 10 cryptocurrencies.
  • Uniken earns Cool Vendor in Identity and Access Management recognition from Gartner.

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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  • Business-only Australian bank Tyro forges partnerships to improve connectivity between POS, apps, and merchants.
  • Finastra appoints Elona Ruka-Wright as its new Chief Risk Officer.
  • Australian FinTech Study Loans partners with Cloud Lending Solutions to build new student loan offering.
  • LendingTree to acquire Ovation Credit Services for total consideration of $20.75 million.
  • Socure secures three new ISO certifications for privacy and security controls.
  • Spreedly to integrate Worldpay’s international payment processing API courtesy of new partnership.
  • Hypepotamous profiles South African authentication specialist Entersekt.

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

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  • Neener Analytics completes a Proof-of-Concept with one of the largest credit card issuers in Mexico
  • NetGuardians partners with valantic to take on the German market
  • Study Loans leverages Cloud Lending Solutions for Student Lending Offering.
  • Celent recognizes Fidor for its customer experience as a pioneer in the use of open APIs in banking.
  • Jack Henry & Associates partners with Autobooks to deliver enhanced small business banking functionality.
  • OnDeck delivers 8% sequential loan growth, announces Q1 gross revenue of $90 million.
  • PaySimple announces real-time data integration with QuickBooks Online.

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

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  • Best of Show winner Clinc launches Spotlight, the first self-service training program for conversational AI.
  • Cloud Lending Solutions recognized as a Top 10 Best Performing Salesforce Solution Provider for 2017 by Insight Success Magazine.
  • Ohpen Angelique Schouten named Chief Commercial Officer; Lydia van de Voort appointed to U.K. CEO post.
  • Auto financing offers from Santander Consumer USA now available on the AutoGravity app.
  • Pushfor wins public vote at inaugural Dublin Innovation Jam.
  • Members Heritage Credit Union launches member-owned insurance agency in partnership with Insuritas.
  • Lendio introduces new franchise in Gainesville-Ocala Florida region.

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

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  • Revolut Adds Travel Insurance to its Insurtech Offerings.
  • Going Beyond the Demos this Year
  • Envestnet | Yodlee Unveils Single API Solution to Support PSD2, Open Banking Compliance.
  • Upserve Bolsters Online Ordering Features

Around the web

  • Expensify celebrates 10 years of expense reports.
  • Handelsblatt features Kreditech (article in German).
  • Kinetica and UClick push solutions to South Korea.
  • NCR to power prototype branch for UnionBank of the Philippines
  • Bluefin partners with AvantCom Payments Corporation (APC) to provide PCI-Validated P2PE to Oracle clients.
  • Worldpay expands payment processing into Turkey with iyzico.
  • VietinBank announces migration of debit card transactions to Compass Plus’ TranzWare system.
  • Barbican Insurance Group teams up with FICO to better measure the cybersecurity risk of the insured.
  • Cloud Lending Solutions unveils Xcelerate Software Implementation Program.
  • Panalpina World Transport chooses Tradeshift to support digitization of its procure-to-pay process.
  • Ripple joins sharing economy startup Omni’s $25 million fundraising with an investment of XRP.
  • Overbond wins Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Vendor (Front Office) category at American Financial Technology Awards.

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.

Cloud Lending Solutions Picks Up Investment from ABN Amro’s Digital Impact Fund

ABN AMRO’s venture capital fund, the Digital Impact Fund (DIF) has made an investment in Cloud Lending Solutions this week. The amount of the funding was not disclosed. “We are excited for the long-term support of ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund with this investment,” Cloud Lending Solutions CEO Snehal Fulzele said in a statement. “We look forward to working with DIF to deepen out global footprint and broaden our lending impact.”

This week’s funding adds to the more than $8 million in capital already raised by Cloud Lending Solutions, which also completed a Series B round in February (amount undisclosed). ABN AMRO joins SF Capital Group and Cota Capital as investors in the company.

Pictured: Cloud Lending Solutions co-founder and CEO Snehal Fulzele demonstrating CL Exchange at FinovateSpring 2015.

Director of DIF, Hugo Bongers, praised the company’s management team, its “broad and innovative product portfolio,” and its track record. “With Cloud Lending Solutions’ robust worldwide growth, they will be able to utilize our investment to further their global expansion,” Bongers said. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Cloud Lending Solutions also currently has offices in London, Sydney, and Bangalore.

Cloud Lending Solutions provides end-to-end loan and leasing technology that digitizes every aspect of the lending process including origination, underwriting, servicing, and collections. Built natively on Salesforce.com, the company’s solutions enable FIs to leverage the cloud to provide alternative financing to unbanked and underbanked communities worldwide. Founded in 2012, Cloud Lending Solutions demonstrated its CL Exchange platform at FinovateSpring 2015. CL Exchange gives participating online marketplaces and lenders the ability to exchange both consumer and business loan applications to source the most appropriate loans for each company’s lending portfolio. Last month, the company introduced new enhancements to its CL Lease solution in an upgrade that included more than 45 specific product changes and “hundreds of smaller updates.”

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Cloud Lending Solutions Picks Up Investment from ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund.

Around the web

  • Digital Onboarding and Geezeo forge new partnership. See Digital Onboarding at FinovateFall next week.
  • Icon Solutions initiates functional testing between Instant Payments Framework and RT1.
  • Veridium CTO John Callahan discusses the potential of iris recognition as a biometric security solution for the enterprise.
  • Harborx Wins two Innovation Awards from the World Finance Markets.

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.