Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • TSYS to Acquire Cayan for $1.05 Billion
  • TransferTo Adds Digital Wallet to Payments Network via Cellum Partnership

Around the Web

  • GoodData appoints James Smith as chief marketing officer.
  • Passport and TransLink partner to develop and launch Park&Go, an app for Vancouver Park and Ride payments.
  • Tucson FCU implements NCR’s Interactive Teller software to allow members to bank face-to-face with a live teller from their cars.
  • Azimo introduces near-instant, 24/7 money transfers to Nigeria.
  • ThreatMetrix exceeds 45% Annual Growth.
  • The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review ranks CK Mack, Realty Mogul, & Patch of Land in its list of top 100 real estate crowdfunding sites.
  • Fortune features Pindrop’s AI voice recognition.

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

  • IBM Launches Security Testing Services for IoT Developers.
  • TickSmith Lands $2 Million Investment from Illuminate Financial.
  • Layer’s New Messaging Design System Helps Create Perfect Conversational Experiences.

Around the web

  • Vantiv partners with Columbia Bank to provide new payment services to business customers.
  • Commerce Bank to offer AP and AR automated service, CashFlow Complete, powered by Bill.com.
  • Xero and Recurly team up in new integration that combines subscription management with cloud accounting.
  • Fintech Supercharger features an interview with Roman Stanek, Founder and CEO, GoodData.
  • BARC Score Data Discovery identifies MicroStrategy as a ‘Market Leader’ ranking #1 in “Platform Capabilities”
  • Chicago Tribune column on savvy saving highlights MaxMyInterest.
  • Village of Palos Park Introduces Passport’s Parking 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.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: GoodData

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FS2017-Logo(rev)V1A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on April 26 & 27 in San Jose. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

GoodData will demonstrate how to leverage machine learning as part of a complete Enterprise Insights Platform to deliver prescriptive insights to users at the point-of-work.

Features

  • Boost profits and productivity via machine learning
  • Radical personalization for users at their point-of-work
  • Data enrichment as a precondition for better models

Why it’s great
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Presenters

Bill Creekbaum, VP of Products
Creekbaum has been in product management and product marketing for nearly 20 years and for the past 10 has been focused on successfully delivering SaaS and Cloud Applications to the market.
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Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 2.50.21 PMGrant Salisbury, Head of Sales Engineering
As Head of Sales Engineering, Salisbury helps global companies create collaborative data products and smart business applications that drive innovation across their business ecosystems.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Debuts: unblu Delivers an In-Person Customer Experience Online.
  • Check out our latest Sneak Peeks of upcoming FinovateSpring demos from Newchip, IBM Trusteer, Divy, CallVU, Finicity, GoodData, & NCR Corporation.
  • Narrative Science Raises $11 Million Series E.

Around the web

  • MaxMyInterest members gain access to increased FDIC insurance and competitive yields on cash balances courtesy of new partnership with UFB Direct.
  • Bahrain-based Bank ABC goes live with omni-channel digital banking service using Backbase’s platform.
  • Revolut joins forces with UK online mortgage broker, Trussle, enabling prospective homebuyers to begin the application process on mobile phones.
  • PayPal teams with Android to launch a new way to pay.
  • Lending Club launches mobile app for investors.
  • Handpoint launches analytics dashboard.
  • ProfitStars and Tyfone partner to offer digital banking and billpay solution.

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.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FDNY17-Logo-RevFinDEVr New York will be here in less than one week! Check out company features and take a look at the previews from upcoming presentations. And of course, don’t forget to register today to save!

On FinDEVr.com

Alumni updates

  • Citi introduces new mobile passcode solution for its Treasury and Trade clients. See Citi at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • Putnam-Greene Financial Corporation to deploy core banking technology from Fiserv. Join Fiserv in New York next week for FinDEVr New York.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation appoints Amy Lenander as UK CEO.
  • Barclaycard adds free Uber ride as reward for loyal cardholders. See Barclaycard next week at FinDEVr New York.
  • OutsideIQ partners with SAP Ariba to help corporations quickly screen vendors for risk and regulatory compliance.
  • FinDEVr alum Capital One joins the chatbot revolution with its new SMS virtual assistant, Eno.
  • Currencycloud Collects $25 Million in New Funding.
  • BBVA Compass unveils BBVA Momentum, a seven-month accelerator for socially-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans.
  • Fidor partners with Van Lanschot to create the first PSD2-inspired Payment Avenue.
  • MX to power digital money management tools for Travis CU.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr Preview: GoodData

FinDEVr PreviewsFDNY17-Logo-Rev highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr New York 2017, March 21 & 22. Tickets are on sale now. Visit our registration page and save your spot today.

GoodData will demonstrate how to leverage the latent data of financial services organizations and turn it into actionable insights delivered to thousands of business users at their point-of-work. Specifically, embedding machine learning-augmented insights of business users’ transactional systems, ensuring they have the best guidance available.

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Why it’s a must-see:

Understand how the delivery of actionable insights to business users at their point-of-work helps them improve the quality, efficiency, and profitability of each decision they make every day of the year. These better daily business decisions will result in your company’s growth, customer satisfaction, and competitive differentiation.


Check out more previews of upcoming FinDEVr New York 2017 presentations and don’t forget to register before it’s too late.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • SWITCH Lands $400,000 Angel Investment.

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • Customers can now host Actiance Vantage on Microsoft Azure
  • Handpoint launches EMV Tip Adjustment feature for MPOS.
  • Financial Times reports: Starling Bank strikes money transfer deal with TransferWise
  • ShopKeep expands into online ordering and delivery with ChowBOT acquisition.
  • Narrative Science launches Narratives for Business Intelligence API.
  • Strands to power PFM for Kenya’s largest bank, Commercial Bank of Africa.
  • Citi introduces new mobile passcode solution for its Treasury and Trade clients. See Citi at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • BBVA to focus on identity, AI, and “fintech for companies” in ninth installment of its Open Talent innovation competition.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions aims to raise more than $9 million in initial public offering this week.
  • Following its platform limit announced in December, Zopa has set up a waiting list for new prospective investors.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation appoints Amy Lenander as UK CEO.
  • Putnam-Greene Financial Corporation to deploy core banking technology from Fiserv. Join Fiserv in New York next week for FinDEVr New York.
  • PaySwag to power mobile loyalty and instant rewards to the underbanked for Sionic Mobile.

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 Debuts: GoodData Helps Banks Put Their Data to Work

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Every financial services organization produces data, but not all of them organize and “product-ize” the information because dealing with high data volumes is costly. GoodData seeks to help financial services companies monetize their data in a cost-efficient manner.

Blaine Mathieu, chief marketing and products officer, explains: “For us and for our clients, data and analytics are our profit center. We do this by helping you take your data, wrap it in analytics, and product-ize it and then distribute those products securely and on a massive scale.” Mathieu points out that “turning data into insight and finally into action is something we call a smart business application.”

At FinovateFall 2016 earlier this year, GoodData—used by companies across a range of industries—unveiled a product specifically for the financial services sector. The analytics delivered by GoodData help financial institutions personalize applications for clients’ needs, improve customer loyalty, and potentially increase sales.

Company facts:

  • Based in San Francisco
  • Founded in 2007
  • 42% of Fortune 500 companies use GoodData
  • Its network is made up of more than 40,000 global businesses across a variety of industries
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We caught up with Roman Stanek, CEO and founder of GoodData, for a personal perspective on the company and its future plans.2fe61bd

Finovate: What problem does GoodData solve?

Stanek: The GoodData platform allows enterprises to take their latent data and turn it into a profit center. Customers embed analytics into their existing workflows to distribute customized analytics to their entire business ecosystem. GoodData allows you to launch data products in weeks or months, not years. Our team of experts support enterprises from inception through launch, and with thousands of successful launches we can help enterprises monetize their data assets quickly and easily.

Finovate: Who are your primary customers?

Stanek: GoodData’s primary customers are large corporations who have recognized the value in their data and are disrupting their markets by offering data products to their end users. GoodData works with companies in all verticals with the following industries leading the way: healthcare, media, retail, financial services, travel and hospitality, along with ISVs across all verticals.

Finovate: How does GoodData solve the problem better?

Stanek: By embedding analytics into the business users’ daily applications, thereby eliminating the need to toggle between applications, insight is delivered at the point of action. Given that most business users aren’t analysts, dashboards also provide suggested actions to front-line managers to easily make decisions.

Finovate: Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution.

Stanek: One of my favorite implementations is with ServiceChannel, a facilities management company that has completely disrupted their market. Along with providing analytics to their customers, they’ve also provided data to the contractors vying for work who would not normally think about data analysis. They’ve also provided predictive analytics to their customers by bringing in weather and geography data to help gauge when they may need to contract for HVAC work prior to large storms or heat waves, as an example. We have dozens and dozens of examples of customers who have completely changed the way their industry looks at and uses data today.

Finovate: What in your background gave you the confidence to tackle this challenge?

Stanek: I became an entrepreneur in the mid-90s, and while there were some difficult lessons learned, as with any successful project, I enjoyed the challenge of building a team and a company. I am constantly innovating in the dynamic, high-tech sphere and have over 20 years’ experience to help guide my decision making.

Finovate: What are some upcoming initiatives from GoodData that we can look forward to over the next few months?

Stanek: GoodData is excited about helping companies building smart business applications to allow all those involved in the business ecosystem access to actionable analytics. We’re also very excited about how GoodData plays a role in AI with our predictive and prescriptive analytics capabilities.

Finovate: Where do you see GoodData a year or two from now?

Stanek: You’ll see GoodData partner with large SIs to expand our network and bring analytics to everyone in the business network. We’ll work with innovative companies interested in disrupting and transforming their industry. And we’ll continue to focus on our AI technology.

GoodData’s Blaine Mathieu, chief marketing and product officer, and Marco Mankerious, senior sales engineer, debuted at FinovateFall 2016:

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Quantopian
  • “Finovate Debuts: GoodData Helps Banks Put Their Data to Work”
  • “Nutmeg Spices Things Up with New $37 Million Investment”

Around the web

  • FinDEVr alum Smart Token Chain completes first smart token transfer via Ripple network.
  • From apps to APIs: Dwolla rebrands as platform.
  • PwC unveils Vulcan Digital Asset Services, a suite of digital currency solutions including digital wallets and international payment processing.
  • Entersekt to power mobile app security for FirstBank.
  • CoverHound partners with Metromile to offer more coverage options for auto and property insurance.
  • WealthForge exceeds $250M in transactions completed on platform.
  • Kabbage hires chief technology officer and chief data officer.
  • AutoGravity to power digital car sales and finance app for Fletcher Jones Motorcars.
  • Visa Developer Challenge winner Corezoid earns recognition at Money 20/20 Hackathon.

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

  • Boku Lands $13.75 Million in Venture Funding

Around the web

  • Tradeshift, Taulia, and GoodData earn spots on Battery Ventures/Glassdoor’s “50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Companies to Work For” roster. See GoodData next week at FinovateFall in New York.
  • Sesloc FCU picks Symitar Episys core system from Jack Henry & Associates for in-house processing.
  • Q2 announces redesign of its corporate website.
  • First Annapolis interviews Cardlytics CEO Scott Grimes, co-founder.
  • NCR honored by 2016 Industrial Design Excellence Awards.
  • NuData Security Included in Industry Analyst Reports by Gartner for Fraud Detection
  • Top Image Systems names Brendan Reidy CEO.
  • Worldpay renews Ingenico terminal contract.

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.