Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Best of Show Winner Bambu Raises $3 Million in Series A.
  • Bill.com Launches International Business Payments.

Around the web

  • Onfido to provide identity verification for HBUS, the strategic partner of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi.
  • Jack Henry migrates 66 FIs to its JHA Card Processing Solutions.
  • Avaloq to help U.K.-based financial services firm Smith & Williamson deliver investment management services to clients.
  • PYMNTS.com looks at Emailage and its expansion into the Canadian market.
  • Jumio and Backbase partner to improve customer onboarding with online identity verification technology.

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

On Finovate.com

  • Baker Hill Brings its Cloud-Based Loan Origination Solution to First Bank.

Around the web

  • Online banking innovator Dollar Bank to upgrade its digital offerings with technology from Fiserv.
  • Brazil’s Nubank reaches milestone of 1.5 million digital account openings in six months.
  • Aire, Onfido, Trunomi, TransferWise, YoYo Wallet and Revolut earn finalist spots in TechCrunch Europas Awards.
  • Emailage announces expansion across APAC and plans to double the size of its Phoenix, Arizona office.

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

On Finovate.com

  • doxo Teams with Coinstar to Facilitate Cash Payments for Underbanked.
  • Agreement Express Lands Funding from Frontier Capital.
  • Low-Code Development Platform OutSystems Forges Strategic Partnership with Atos.

Around the web

  • Iowa City-based Farmers & Merchants and Savings Bank to deploy Fiserv’s retail and business banking platform.
  • Zopa announces restructuring in advance of the launch of its challenger bank.
  • PYMNTS.com features Trulioo CEO Stephen Ufford in a conversation about the present and future of KYC.
  • Santander introduces its Santander One Pay FX service, a blockchain-based money transfer offering that leverages Ripple’s xCurrent technology.
  • Meniga CEO Georg Ludviksson selected as one of top 200 Fintech leaders in Europe
  • NuCypher teams with Origin Protocol to control access to sensitive information in decentralized marketplaces.
  • Efigence powers concept, UX, and design for BGŻOptima Bank’s new portal.
  • PYMNTS.com profiles anti-cyberfraud startup, Emailage.

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.

Emailage Raises $10 Million in Round Led by Anthos Capital

Fraud prevention and identity verification innovator Emailage has raised $10 million in new funding. The round was led by Anthos Capital, and featured the participation of Mucker Capital, Radian Capital, Tallwave Capital, and Wipro Ventures.  “This investment will allow us to continue our rapid growth, enhance our leadership position in the online fraud detection market and deliver significant fraud prevention capabilities to businesses around the world,” Emailage CEO Rei Carvalho said. The funding takes Emailage’s total capital to more than $15 million.

Emailage’s innovation is to leverage email addresses as unique global identifiers. The company’s real-time risk intelligence technology uses email transaction history, machine learning algorithms, and “positive and negative data” to produce a predictive risk score for any transaction involving an email address.

Pictured: Emailage Chief Product Officer Amador Testa demonstrating the Emailage Browser Extension at FinovateSpring 2015.

Emailage’s technology can be used to provide verification for online transactions, account signups, marketplace listings, and more. In addition to the top three PC manufacturers and the top four money transfer providers, Emailage’s customers include:

  • five of the top 10 global retailers
  • three of the top five largest global airlines
  • three of the top six credit card issuers
  • three of the top five marketplace lenders
  • three of the top five travel websites

In 2017 alone, Emailage has analyzed $100 billion in transaction volume, identifying more than 17 million high-risk transactions. “Emailage has developed a powerful solution that is critical for any company doing business online,” Anthos Capital’s Paul Farr said, crediting the company for “making online transactions safer for businesses and consumers.”

Founded  in 2012 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Emailage demonstrated its Browser Extension at FinovateSpring 2015. The company recently revealed that fellow Finovate alum Experian was using its technology among others to help lower fraud on its CrossCore platform. Emailage CEO Carvalho was interviewed by Silicon Review at the beginning of the year, discussing strategies for staying ahead of the fraudsters.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Emailage Raises $10 Million in Round Led by Anthos Capital.

Around the web

  • Federacion Nacional de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Credito selects core banking technology from Temenos.
  • Azimo introduces “one hour or less” cash pick-up services in the Philippines.
  • ING Bank in Czech Republic to deploy decision management software from FICO.
  • Virtual StrongBox secures 5th patent for secure document exchange technology.

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.

Where Are They Now? FinovateSpring Alums Raise More than $326 Million in a Year

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Last week we took a look at what the alums of FinovateSpring 2015 have been up to in the year since they demoed on the Finovate stage. Today, we’re focusing on the funding.

All $326 million of it.

Of the 72 companies that demoed at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose last year, 21 of them had raised capital within a year. Kabbage’s raise of $135 million certainly stands out. But the $25 million investment picked up by itBit in May of last year, as well as the $15 million raised by Trulioo and the $12 million raised by Moven were also major contributors to a strong fundraising performance from the Class of FinovateSpring 2015. And this doesn’t even include companies such as Yodlee, which was acquired by Envestnet for $660 million, or Aurora Financial Systems, bought by fellow Finovate alum, Finicity, for an undisclosed sum.

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FinovateSpring 2016 is less than a month away. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot at our upcoming spring conference in San Jose, California.

 

Emailage Receives Strategic Investment from Wipro

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Arizona-based Emailage announced this week it has received an investment from Wipro Ventures, Wipro’s investment arm. The $4.8 million round is an extension of its Series A round originally made in November 2014. Wipro, the India-based information technology giant, becomes the eighth investor in Emailage.

In addition to the funding, the two companies have formed a partnership through which Wipro will offer Emailage’s email-address risk-evaluation solution to its customer network. Emailage debuted the browser extension for its risk-evaluation tool at FinovateSpring 2015. In October of 2015 the company partnered with Feedzai to bolster its fraud-prevention solution.

Founded in 1945, Wipro last demoed at FinovateEurope 2015, where it debuted Wipro ngGenie™ myAdvisor.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • “Emailage Receives Strategic Investment from Wipro”
  • “CurrencyFair Raises €8 Million; Names New CMO”

Around the web

  • Xignite to provide free market data for FinTech Sandbox demo participants. Join Xignite in New York for FinDEVr next week.
  • 3dcart merchants gain access to end-to-end payment processing courtesy of Braintree. See Braintree’s presentation at FinDEVr New York.
  • PayPal to enable money transfers to Cuba via its Xoom acquisition.
  • Markit to supply FinTech Sandbox with fixed-income pricing and reference data.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate Debuts: Alerts from Ethoca Foils Fraudsters”
  • “BBVA Compass to Leverage BlackRock-owned FutureAdvisor”

Around the web

  • Fenergo forges strategic partnership with Markit and kyc.com, bringing its client lifecycle management solution to FIs.
  • Union Bank & Trust to leverage Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware to power its new bank-branded mobile wallet.
  • SunTrust Bank selects the Enterprise Risk Case Management (ERCM) solution from NICE Actimize.
  • Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair gives Blooom a “ringing endorsement” during a recent visit.
  • Jack Henry & Associates promotes former president David Foss to CEO; Jack Prim transitions to executive chairman of the board.
  • Emailage and Quatrro Processing team up to provide end-to-end, anti-fraud and chargeback-management solutions to merchants.
  • Pymnts talks to Kashoo about connecting with SMEs that procure through Amazon Business.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Emailage & Feedzai Partner to Combine Machine Learning with Email Risk Assessment

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Fraud-prevention companies Emailage and Feedzai have teamed up to create an even stronger edifice against would-be hackers.

In the agreement, both companies will leverage the other’s unique security layer to combine email risk-assessment with fraud scoring.

Emailage, which debuted at FinovateSpring 2015, offers a tool that assesses the risk associated with an email address. We covered the product, used for underwriting risk on everything from ecommerce transactions to P2P payments in our Finovate Debuts series in August.

Feedzai’s fraud-prevention solution analyzes data furnished by session clickstream, access frequency, malware signatures, social biometrics, and now email addresses. Its machine-learning software analyzes the data-sets to determine risk level. Feedzai made its European debut at FinovateEurope 2014.