Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Net Neutrality: Pay Up for Fast Fintech or Let the Invisible Hand be Your Guide?
  • Financeit Recapitalization Gives Goldman Sachs Majority Stake
  • Symbiont Smart Contracts to Simplify Index Data Sharing for Vanguard

Around the web

  • Pindrop and Lloyds Banking Group win Gold Award for ‘best risk and fraud management programme’ at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards.
  • Socure named one of the Top AI Companies in the world by CB Insights.
  • GreenKey joins Symphony Software Foundation.
  • Argentine digital consumer lender Wenance chooses Mambu’s SaaS engine.
  • Finicity integrates its asset verification tool into Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange Digital platform.
  • HousingWire features Roostify and its focus on the consumer experience.

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

  • HooYu to Provide Verification Services for U.K. Challenger Bank Countingup.
  • Following J.P. Morgan Chase Acquisition, WePay to Power Payments for Volusion.

Around the web

  • Temenos named a leader in global retail core banking by Gartner for eighth year in a row.
  • Bloomberg looks at the blockchain-based digital identity solutions from SecureKey.
  • CBInsight features Expensify among its 4 Mobile Apps Every Executive Should Download Now.
  • CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2017 recognizes Wipro as one of India’s most innovative companies.
  • Zinnov Zones 2017 features Persistent Systems in the “leadership zone” for enterprise software and consumer software for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Blackhawk’s CashStar wins a 2017 Emerging Payments Award.
  • Capgemini names Backbase Growth Partner of the Year.
  • Neustar moves its website from Neustar.biz to Home.Neustar.
  • Lendio opens new Lendio franchise in Nashville, Tennessee

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

  • Efigence Teams Up with Alior Bank, Telekom Romania to Help Launch Telekom Banking.
  • Mastercard Takes Blockchain Mainstream with API.
  • Zighra Launches Flagship Continuous Authentication Product.
  • Stash Reveals Plans to Launch Mobile-First Banking Service.

Around the web

  • Latvian Bank Citadele secures mobile and online banking with VASCO’s DIGIPASS for Apps and CRONTO
  • Azimo’s momentum continues with triple-digit growth.
  • Visa to offer ThreatMetrix technologies through its Visa ID Intelligence platform.
  • Lendio joins lending platform association.
  • Dream Payments unveils its point of sale solution for First Data’s Clover merchants.

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.

Lendio’s Marketplace Surpasses $500 Million in Loans

Small business loan marketplace Lendio announced it has matched borrowers with more than $500 million in loans on its platform since it facilitated its first loan in 2013. That’s more than half a billion dollars in working capital extended to empower small businesses.

These funds have been distributed from Lendio’s network of more than 75 small business lenders to more than 21,000 businesses across the U.S. This growth comes after the company reported an increase of more than 1.4X in loans originated via the Lendio platform in the last year.

“Small businesses create the lion’s share of economic growth and jobs in this country. Lendio is proud of the impact that $500 million in business loans is having on the American economy,” said Brock Blake, CEO and founder of Lendio. “From restaurants and retail shops, to plumbers and landscapers, our team is passionate about providing the access to capital to help these businesses grow, recharge and thrive.”

Lendio showcased its marketplace at FinovateSpring 2011. The company’s average loan size is just under $27,000 and Lendio reports that 70% of businesses received the funds they requested within five days of submitting an application. The top business categories funded on Lendio’s marketplace include construction, restaurants, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Last month, the Utah-based company began a pilot with Comcast Business customers that offers streamlined access to the Lendio marketplace. Earlier this spring, the company launched a marketplace lending franchise program that gives Lendio franchisees get access to Lendio’s marketplace and technology, training, branded marketing tools and advertising, partnerships, and training. In the fall of 2016, the company landed $20 million in funding, bringing its total raised to $31 million. Lendio’s partners include American Express and Finovate alums BlueVine, Lending Club, On Deck, and Kabbage.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Lendio’s Marketplace surpasses $500 Million in Loans.
  • Worldpay Ships New Features for Worldpay Total
  • Braintree Tops A Billion Transactions Per Quarter Mark

Around the web

  • Temenos Marketplace now hosts Moroku’s Chore Scout.
  • TransferWise links with Apple Pay globally.
  • Vasco names Scott Clements president and CEO.

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.

Lendio Brings the Franchising Model to Small Business Lending

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Lendio has expanded its approach to client acquisition this week by offering franchising opportunities. This boots-on-the-ground approach supports the company’s vision of helping small business owners achieve the American Dream.

Brock Blake, CEO and founder of Lendio said, “With 80 percent of small business loan applications being rejected by traditional banks, now more than ever, small business owners need access to various sources of funding. Having a local presence will help bridge the awareness and trust gap for small business owners, helping borrowers position themselves and their companies for a great future.”

Franchise owners will work with local small business owners in their community to support their needs for working capital. The Salt Lake City-based company will support franchisees by giving them access to Lendio’s marketplace and technology, training, marketing tools, national advertising, and partnerships. Franchise owners will also receive coaching from Lendio’s franchise support team, who will guide them through the process. The company currently has franchisees in five territories, with “significant interest” in many others.

Lendio’s Ben Davis, chief franchising officer said, “Lendio franchisees bring a wealth of knowledge about local businesses and their capital requirements” to “Lendio’s already powerful online marketplace.” Davis continued, “They are connected to their communities and uniquely driven to build great neighborhoods and strong local economies.”

Founded in 2006, Lendio debuted at FinovateSpring 2011. The company, which has raised a total of $31 million, works on behalf of small business borrowers to match them with the right loan, helping the 75 lenders on its platform reach qualified borrowers. Last month, Lendio announced record results for Q4 of 2016 after seeing an 87% annual increase of loans originated through its platform. By the close of 2016, the company had facilitated $240+ million in loans over the course of the year.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Lendio Brings the Franchising Model to Small Business Lending.
  • Excited to see Symphony Software Foundation at FinDEVr NY March 21 & 22. Check out our interview with Executive Director, Gabriele Columbro.
  • Scotiabank and AlphaPoint Wrap Up Blockchain Trial.

On FinDEVr.com

  • RSVP for FinDEVr’s International Debut.
  • PwC Brings Blockchain PoC to London’s Specialty Insurers.
  • Shwayhat Steps Up: Greenkey Technologies Announces New CEO.

Around the web

  • Vantiv to provide payment processing for Tyndall FCU ($1.3 billion in assets). See Vantiv at FinDEVr New York this month.
  • Scalable Capital recognized as only European startup on CNBC Upstart 25 roster.
  • Wealthify lowers minimum investment to £1.
  • Mambu goes live in the Americas with new offices in Miami and new regional managing director.
  • Trustly processes more than €3 billion in payments in 2016, announces UK expansion.
  • Fiserv Expands Contact and Servicing Center into Florida.
  • Yandex Money brings bankers onboard.
  • D+H Mortgagebot named HW Tech100 winner.

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.

Lendio Closes $20 Million Funding Round

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Small-business loan-marketplace Lendio today reeled in $20 million in Series D funding. Leading the round were Comcast Ventures and Stereo Capital. Existing investors Napier Park, Blumberg Capital, Tribeca Venture Partners and North Hill Ventures also contributed, bringing Lendio’s total funding to $31 million.

The Utah-based company will use the funds to boost Lendio’s growth via marketing, sales, and brand awareness, which should augment its YOY growth, which already sits at 100%. Other growth figures include:

  • In Q3, Lendio funded $63+ million in loans, up 14% from Q2 2016
  • In Q3, Lendio funded more than 2,900 businesses, up 22% from Q2 2016
  • Lendio saw a record number of repeat customers in Q3, up 33% over Q2 2016

Regarding the company’s growth, Lendio founder and CEO Brock Blake said, “Even though we’ve helped facilitate funding for more than 13,000 small business owners, we’re just scratching the surface as to the number of business owners that we can help; our goal is to help fuel the American Dream for the millions of SMBs that make up the backbone of our U.S. economy.”

Lendio seeks to decrease the time it takes for small businesses to secure loans. The company works on behalf of small business borrowers to match them with the right loan, helping the 75 lenders on its platform reach qualified borrowers. Lendio partnered with American Express in April to power its merchant-financing offering. In 2015, the company facilitated $128+ million in financing to more than 5,100 businesses. Lendio debuted at FinovateSpring 2011.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Lendio Closes $20 Million Funding Round
  • Lending Club Launches Car Loan Refinancing Product
  • Check out today’s sneak peeks of upcoming FinovateAsia demos:

Around the web

  • AdviceRobo reaches 900k credit scores
  • Bill.com partners with Intuit to power end-to-end accounts payable within QuickBooks Online
  • Actiance appoints Cynthia Crossland as CMO
  • Entrepreneur Magazine names Cardlytics One of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America
  • American Banker: Bizfi Hires Former Lending Club Exec as New CEO
  • Intuit expands partnership with PayPal to provide QuickBooks’ Online customers with a new way of accepting payments via PayPal
  • Farm Credit Services of America picks DNA from Fiserv to support agricultural lending
  • Extended partnership makes Yodlee’s data aggregation available via Backbase’s Open Banking Marketplace
  • Chain launches open source edition of its distributed ledger, Chain Core Developer Edition
  • Avoka earns a pair of “XCelent Awards” for service and breadth of functionality from Celent
  • Trulioo announced that its GlobalGateway platform now reaches 60 countries
  • Hyperwallet announces support for real-time, push-to-card payments solution, Visa Direct

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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  • Lleida.net Calls New Patent a Turning Point.

Around the web

  • EVRY launches cloud services with global capacity and secure data storage in Norway.
  • IBM to provide new real-time payments systems for The Clearing House.
  • Prosper Marketplace reports its 2016 portfolio is on pace for its highest estimated return since 2013.
  • Fiserv rings opening bell on Nasdaq to celebrate 30 years on the exchange.
  • Chubb and Nationwide launch several core products on the Insuritas SmartCART platform.
  • Lendio partners with Supplier Success to offer working capital to its clients.
  • Oracle names SuiteBox among platform innovation winners.
  • TIO Networks makes Canada’s 2016 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 125%.
  • Guardian Analytics partners with The Pathfinder Group to streamline real-time wire-fraud prevention for wire-transfer system customers.
  • BBC article names Featurespace one of the notable tech companies headquartered in the city.

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.