Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Avadian CU Chooses Jwaala’s Ignite Platform for Online and Mobile Banking

Around the web

  • Prosper sets up the Prosper Capital Consumer Credit Fund to invest in loans originated on its platform.
  • Kris Finsoftware and CustomerXPs Launch Clari5 for banks in AsiaPacific.
  • Excelian, Luxoft and Calypso Technology Sign New Partnership
  • Entrust Datacard teams up with Harman to safeguard IoT data.
  • Kabbage turns to Marketo for new marketing solutions.
  • Nomis Solutions upgrades its Deal Manager platform to give retail bankers greater insight into real-time sales and competitive data.
  • A look at fintech in Berlin and London highlights Mambu.
  • defiSOLUTIONS announces new partnership with eOriginal, a digital transaction specialist.
  • Investor’s Business Daily profiles Stockpile.
  • American Banker names SigFig as leader in robo-advisory revolution.

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 latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Institutional Investor features Xignite and PayPal CEOs in the 2016 Tech-50 list of fintech technologists.
  • CoinTelegraph names Braintree as a company that will shape the future of money.
  • Markit Unveils Chartworks Suite.
  • Inc’s look at global payment options features Braintree.

Alumni updates

  • Kabbage Revamps App to Enable Mobile On-Boarding for Loan Applications

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Kabbage Revamps App to Enable Mobile Onboarding for Loan Applications

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Alternative financing provider Kabbage unveiled a major mobile update this week. The Atlanta-based company revamped its iOS app to allow small businesses to apply for funding on their mobile devices.

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Kabbage launched a native app in 2013 to help customers manage and track their financing. The company has since grown to serve 80,000 small businesses.

Underlying the mobile application process are tools such as driver’s license recognition, bank account verification, and TouchID authentication. After users become qualified, they can continue to manage, track and access funds from within the app.

Kabbage said it hopes the new release will “fundamentally transform the borrowing experience.” The company now drives $7 million per month in loan originations from mobile devices. The app will be available on Android later this summer.

At FinovateSpring 2015, Kabbage unveiled the Kabbage Card, a payment card that lets small business owners carry a financing tool in their wallet to pay for supplies needed to keep their business running. The company’s CTO Andy Badstubner presented at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 on how to integrate into the Kabbage platform.

Last month, the Kabbage partnered with Scotiabank which will co-brand small-business loans in Mexico and Canada. Scotiabank joins Santander and ING, both of whom already selected Kabbage to power their online business loans.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • CREALOGIX Wins Best Web Development at Systems in the City Awards 2016
  • Yandex.Money Releases Apple Watch Payments App
  • Neustar Taps Former Walmart Executive Venkat Achanta as First Chief Data & Analytics Officer
  • Kabbage Revamps App to Enable Mobile On-Boarding for Loan Applications

Around the web

  • NIIT Technologies announced financial results for the quarter ended in June 30, 2016, with a revenue increase of 4.5% over the same period last year.
  • Micronotes Releases Retain To Predict and Prevent Customer Attrition
  • Luxoft partners with Deloitte to launch project overview dashboard.
  • FIS teams up with Payment Alliance International (PAI) to take FIS Cardless Cash nationwide.
  • Inc’s look at global payment options features Braintree, PayStand, and CSIglobalVCard.
  • Klarna adds online fashion startup Lyst to its client roster.

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.

Kabbage and Scotiabank Ink Partnership

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Small business lending platform Kabbage added a big name to its list of bank partners today. The Atlanta-based company announced it has teamed up with Scotiabank, a Canadian bank that contributed to the alt-lender’s $135 million funding round last October.

The partnership licenses Kabbage’s lending technology to Scotiabank, which will co-brand loans offered to small business customers in Mexico and Canada. Through the agreement, Kabbage will automate the onboarding process, underwrite and service the loans, and provide ongoing monitoring throughout the life of the loan. Scotiabank will keep the majority of loans on its balance sheet; Kabbage will have the option to buy a minority share.

Scotiabank will pilot the new offering in Mexico with 12-month term loans, and in Canada with 6-month term loans. The bank is using a phased-in approach and will launch for current, non-borrowing small business customers starting next month.

Scotiabank is the third international bank and the first bank in Canada to select Kabbage to power its online business loans in the past six months. Kabbage CEO Rob Frohwein says that the global reach “demonstrates the scalability of Kabbage to power lending for organizations worldwide.”

At FinovateSpring 2015 Kabbage unveiled the Kabbage Card, a payment card that lets small business owners carry a financing tool in their wallet to pay for supplies needed to keep their business running. The company’s CTO Andy Badstubner presented at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 on how to integrate into the Kabbage platform.

Founded in 2009, Kabbage maintains similar partnerships with ING and Santander. A few weeks back, the company was featured on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list and last month achieved a milestone by extending $2 billion in loans in five years.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • In Third Deal in Four Weeks, NYMBUS Acquires Sharp BancShares.

On FinDEVr

  • Hyperwallet Expands Offerings in Partnership with Choice Bank.

Around the web

  • Operational Risk Magazine names Clari5 from CustomerXPs Best Fraud Detection Product at the 2016 OpRisk Awards.
  • Banking CIO Outlook names Tyfone a Top 10 Mobile Banking Solution Provider for second year in a row.
  • Let’s Talk Payments asks if fintech startups should be able to access bank data in the wake of Plaid’s $44 million Series B.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils compliance solution, Checkpoint State Clear Comply.
  • FIS wins Most Innovative Tech Company, Maverick of the Year, and Woman of the Year at American Business Awards.
  • The American Bankers Association endorsees Rippleshot’s Sonar card-compromise-detection tool.
  • Toshl launches Finance 2.0 app for Android.

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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On FinDEVr.com

  • BlockCypher to Developers: Your Ethereum Toolkit is Ready.
  • FICO Launches Falcon Assurance Navigator to Help Universities Monitor Federal Grant Spending.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Markit to provide fixed-income pricing data and liquidity metrics for the European Commission.
  • Fidor Bank Opens its Doors in Dubai; Ge Drossaert Tapped as Managing Director.
  • FICO launches its Academic Engagement Program, helping business students get hands-on experience with analytic software.
  • Braintree announces new integrations with Demandware and Netsuite.
  • Tokbox launches its video broadcast solution for producers.
  • Banking Technology: Goldman Sachs to use technology from Infosys to power its new digital bank, GS Bank.

Alumni updates

  • PCWorld votes Xero as its top-choice accounting software in 2016.
  • 2016 CNBC Distruptor 50 Features Kabbage and Twilio.
  • CNN features StockTwits in a list of the 10 best investing apps.
  • Business Insider features Currency Cloud in list of potential future U.K. fintech unicorns.

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2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 Features Klarna, Kabbage, Twilio, and Motif Investing

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What does it take to win a spot on the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50? Ask alternative online broker Motif Investing. They’ve done it three times in a row.

“We’re very proud to be continuously recognized by CNBC for our hard work and commitment to making smart investing easy,” Motif founder and CEO Hardeep Walia said. “The CNBC Disruptor list is a well-respected industry benchmark and we’re honored to be ranked on the list for the past three years.”

Or ask cloud communications and authentication specialist Twilio, a FinDEVr alum (FinDEVr San Francisco 2015) enjoying its third consecutive year on CNBC’s Disruptors List of companies “whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape.”

Sponsored by Nasdaq, the CNBC Disruptor 50 for 2016 was released last week. And among some of the easy-to-call favorites like Uber and SpaceX and Snapchat, there are additional familiar faces, especially to fans of Finovate and financial technology. This year more than 750 companies competed for the 50 spots in CNBC’s Disruptor roster. Combined, the 50 companies in this year’s roster have raised more than $40 billion in venture capital and have an implied market valuation of $242 billion. Joining Motif Investing and Twilio in this year’s roster are alums Klarna at #8 and Kabbage at #35. This marks Klarna’s second year in a row on the list, and Kabbage’s first.

Klarna was featured earlier this month in PYMNTS.com in a look at the tech scene in Stockholm and, in May, the company’s CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski was interviewed in BankNxt. In April, Klarna announced a partnership with U.K. e-commerce provider EKM. CNBC Disruptor 50 newcomer Kabbage just reached $2 billion in loans underwritten last month. Also in May, Kabbage announced a partnership with fellow Finovate alums OnDeck and CAN Capital to launch a pair of new initiatives: the Innovative Lending Platform Association and Smart Box. Both projects are geared toward improving transparency among online lenders and borrowers. In April, Kabbage teamed up with Santander to bring same-day financing to small businesses in the U.K.

Here’s a quick look at Finovate alums that have made the CNBC Disruptor 50 in years past.

  • 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 featured alums TransferWise, Personal Capital, Motif Investing, Zen Payroll, Coinbase, Klarna, Wealthfront, Betterment, Twilio, Narrative Science
  • 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 featured alums Motif Investing, TransferWise, Personal Capital, Wealthfront, Lending Club, Coinbase, Bill.com, Nexmo, Betterment, Twilio
  • 2013 CNBC Disruptor 50 featured alums Boku, Lending Club, Twilio, Wealthfront

Motif Investing demoed its Advisor Platform at FinovateSpring 2014. At FinDEVr San Francisco 2014, Twilio discussed the challenges of multifactor authentication in its presentation, “Authy 2FA in 20 Minutes.” Klarna demonstrated its e-commerce solution at FinovateSpring 2012. And Kabbage demoed its small business line of credit, the Kabbage Card, at FinovateSpring 2015.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “2016 CNBC Distruptor 50 Features Klarna, Kabbage, Twilio, and Motif Investing”
  • “Ping Goes the Blockchain: Partnership Brings Consensus, Kill Switch with New Platform”
  • “Ripple Receives BitLicense to Sell XRP”

Around the web

  • FICO launches its Academic Engagement Program, helping business students get hands-on experience with analytic software.
  • Mashable features Dashlane in its list of “7 can’t miss apps.”
  • Ping Identity partners with blockchain innovator, Swirlds.
  • Braintree announces new integrations with Demandware and Netsuite.
  • Top Image Systems earns spot in the Russell Microcap Index.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek profiles TransferWise, ‘London’s Lonely Unicorn.’
  • The economist looks at Strands and Entrepreneurial Finanace Lab’s roles for businesses in developing countries.
  • Unicredit launches Appathon powered by Open Bank Project.
  • Crowdtrader looks at C.K. Mack’s new take on crowd-sourced real estate investing.

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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On FinDEVr.com

  • Flybits Earns Gartner Cool Vendor Recognition in its Platform-as-a-Service 2016 Report.
  • UpGuard Brings Better Vulnerability Detection to ServiceNow.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Infoworld feature on AI shares insights from OutsideIQ CEO Dan Adamson.
  • Markit partners with BitSight Technologies to enhance its Know Your Third Party (KY3P) platform.
  • NYMBUS Acquires R. C. Olmstead to Enhance Core Data Processing.
  • The WSJ calls PayPal “the new face of banking.”

Alumni updates

  • MX to power Homeownership Preservation Foundation’s digital money management app.
  • Cater Allen Private Bank to implement new core banking system from Temenos.
  • Trulioo enhances address validation in Global Gateway.
  • Token Facilitates PSD2 Compliance with New Payment Network.
  • Kabbage Named a CNBC Top Disruptor.
  • Fragmob and CardFlight Announce Integrated Partnership.
  • Xero featured as one of first New & Notable Apps on Google Apps Marketplace.
  • Banking Technology reports that Temenos is nearing a core banking software deal with Iran’s Ayandeh Bank (Future Bank).

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