Women on the Finovate Stage

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There are plenty of things about fintech worth celebrating, but today, in honor of International Women’s Day, we’re giving three cheers to the women in fintech!

We’re taking a special look at our most recent show, FinovateEurope, where 23% of the presenting companies were represented by a woman on stage. That’s a 50% increase from 2015, where 15% of the companies had female speakers, and a huge leap from our first event in 2007 with zero (see note 1).

So here’s to progress. And here’s to the women of FinovateEurope:

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Hali Khan, Director, Business Development

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Paulina Powązka, Sr. Business Solutions Consultant

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Eszter Vass, Sr. Product Strategy & Presales Consultant

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Reanta Stein, Business Development Director

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Diana Winstanley, Business Developer

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Tinna Hung, Director, Marketing

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Angelique Mohring, CEO & Founder

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Janice Diner, CEO, Founding Partner

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Mariona Campmany, CMO

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Patricia Soares, Business Developer

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Sarah Clark, General Manager, Identity

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Trisha Price, EVP, Product Development & Engineering

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Iveta Brūvele, CEO, and Elīna Rasmane, COO

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Märta Viberg, Head of Product & Consumer Risk

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Michelle Pearce, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

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Vanessa Gatihi, Global Head, Customer Success

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Editor’s Note: While sadly it’s true that no women were on stage during the 20 demos of the first Finovate. One company, iPay Technologies, was founded by Dana Bowers, but she chose not to speak that day. And Finovate might not even exist if it wasn’t for Melanie Flanagan, then Marketing Manager at Yodlee (also co-founded by a woman), who was the first person to agree to demo. Finally, Susan Hawkins, then SVP at Metavante, was instrumental in getting both her company and Monitise on stage. So there you have it, woman called the shots for at least 20% of Finovate v1.0’s content, even if they ended up delegating the on-stage pitching to men. Thanks Melanie, Dana and Susan! — Jim Bruene, Founder

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On FinDEVr.com

  • Payoneer Launches Cross-Border, Mass Payment APIs.

Alumni updates

  • FinDEVr veteran Hyperwallet adds former SecureNet Payments EVP, Mark Engels, as Chief Revenue Officer.
  • Best of Show winner AutoGravity forges new partnership with Westlake Financial Services to expand financing options for car shoppers.
  • The Paypers interviews Nicole Mantow, General Manager of EVO Payments, parent company of FinDEVr veteran, EVO Snap.
  • PayPal Acquires TIO Networks in $230 Million Deal.
  • Thomson Reuters Labs’ latest data science lab opens in Singapore.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems powers payment processing solution for ticketing and ecommerce platform, AudienceView.
  • Mitek to provide AML and KYC compliance technology for European blockchain firm, Nocks.
  • AutoGravity Earns Multi-Million Euro Investment from Daimler.
  • Northern California’s Kaiperm Diablo FCU to deploy core banking technology from NYMBUS.
  • Arxan launches Arxan Application Protection for JavaScript to protect JavaScript-based applications.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Three Credit Unions Sign Up for Bankjoy’s Mobile Banking Technology.

Around the web

  • Bluefin Payment Systems powers payment processing solution for ticketing and ecommerce platform, AudienceView.
  • Almaviva develops new Consent and Data Rights Management solution courtesy of partnership with Trunomi.
  • Mitek to provide AML and KYC compliance technology for European blockchain firm, Nocks.
  • InComm Canada was named the North West Company’s General Merchandise Vendor of the Year for 2016.
  • Jemstep Partners with SSG to offer Advisor Pro Platform to over 1,500 RIA Client Firms.

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

  • Braintree Hires John MacIlwaine as New CTO.

The latest from FinDEVr New York presenters. Catch them at FinDEVr New York next month!

  • ChartIQ to provide Fidessa with HTML5 charting options.

  • Clutch recognizes Softjourn as one of the top web and software developers in the Ukraine.

  • Fiserv wins inaugural Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Fintech ADVANCE Award for its Verifast palm authentication technology.

  • Vantiv to provide debit, credit, and ATM processing services for Financial Technology Solutions International.

  • Massachusetts-based bank, Salem Five ($4.2 billion in assets) picks Fiserv as its new technology partner.

  • Vantiv partners with CardFlight to Offer EMV Mobile POS Solution.

Alumni updates

  • Intuit deploys VersaPay ARC for its SME customers and accountant clients.

  • Wave to offer OnDeck business loans and lines of credit courtesy of new partnership.

  • IBM leverages Hyperledger Fabric to support a trade finance-oriented blockchain project in Dubai.

  • Entersekt CIO Gerhard Oosthuizen shares advice on passwords and protecting personal data in Moneyweb.

  • ACI Worldwide teams up with Chargebacks911 to help merchants handle fraudulent chargebacks.

  • MoneyGram using Mobile Verify from Mitek to meet AML requirements.

  • Envestnet | Yodlee partners with mobile-only banking startup, Varo Money.

  • Xero partners with Sasfin Bank to offer next generation financial management to small businesses.

  • Betterment unveils new multi-plan offering with access to human advisors.

  • Fidor partners with EPAM Systems to gain access to additional product development and software engineering talent.

  • Avoka names former KPMG executive Matt Lewis as new CFO.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Debuts: InSpirAVE’s Internet of SavingsHelps You Save for What Matters.

Around the web

  • ACI Worldwide teams up with Chargebacks911 to help merchants handle fraudulent chargebacks.
  • Wipro joins Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
  • SS&C Technologies Holdings announces partnership with HedgeCoVest.
  • MoneyGram using Mobile Verify from Mitek to meet AML requirements.

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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  • Calling All Development Teams – Last Chance to Speak at FinDEVr NY.

The latest from FinDEVr Silicon Valley presenters

  • Finovate Debuts: AutoGravity Unveils the Future of Auto Financing.
  • Hyperwallet announces new office in London.
  • PwC and Supply Chain Finance Community launch SCF Barometer to better understand the development of supply chain finance industries.

Alumni updates

  • Bluefin Payment Systems wins patents for a pair of decryption-as-a-service technology.
  • Finance Disrupted interviews Xignite CEO and founder, Stephane Dubois.
  • Pakistan’s Samba Bank to deploy new core banking technology from Temenos.
  • ACI Worldwide to provide fraud protection for Kuwait’s Shared Electronic Banking Services Company (KNET).
  • Mitek partners with the American Cancer Society, supporting mobile fundraising with its mobile deposit and MiSnap technology.

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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Mitek

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FE2017-V2-wdateA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateEurope on the 7 and 8 of February 2017 in London. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Trusted by over 5,000 organisations worldwide, Mitek will debut its unique machine-learning passport verification technology allowing service providers to onboard customers from across Europe.

Features

  • Instant verification via native and mobile web apps
  • Reduce onboarding abandonment with a 100% digital process via mobile
  • Machine and deep learning combats advanced fraud techniques

Why it’s great
Omni-channel identity verification establishes mutual trust between the individual and their institution reducing fraud, speeding onboarding, and propelling digital transformation.

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Sarah Clark, General Manager for Identity
Clark has worked in high growth fintech companies her entire career, helping companies bring both B2C and B2B products into blue ocean markets.
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Marsal has over 20 years of marketing, technology entrepreneurship, VC, and general management experience in digital imaging, telecommunications, mobility, printing, and other high-technology industries.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • AnchorID Adds Apple, SolarCity Vet Mark Roe to Board of Directors.
  • Equifax Shakes Up Mortgage Tech with Castlight Partnership
  • Payfone Lands $23.5 Million in Funding

Around the web

  • Pakistan’s Samba Bank to deploy new core banking technology from Temenos.
  • Infosys’s core banking software Finacle goes live at Nepal’s Sunrise Bank.
  • ACI Worldwide to provide fraud protection for Kuwait’s Shared Electronic Banking Services Company (KNET).
  • Mitek partners with the American Cancer Society, supporting mobile fundraising with its mobile deposit and MiSnap technology.
  • Check Point Software partners with Attivo Networks to improve fraud detection.
  • DAVO Technologies has just been approved as a Certified Electronic Return Originator (ERO) with the California State Board of Equalization.

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

Around the web

  • Mitek recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America.
  • FinDEVr alum Hyperwallet teams up with music and media rights company, USA Media Rights.
  • San Diego Union-Tribune adds Jack Henry & Associates to its Top Workplaces list.
  • Yseop wins Information Technology Innovation award from Ventana Research.
  • Liferay opens new office in Dubai.

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.

 

Backbase and Mitek Partner to Remove Onboarding Friction

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A new partnership between mobile capture innovator Mitek and omnichannel digital banking solution provider Backbase will make Mitek’s document scanning and validation technology available via the Backbase Open Banking Marketplace. “Backbase is on a mission to deliver seamless digital banking experiences across all devices and channels,” company co-founder and CEO Jouk Pleiter said in a statement. “Our omnichannel banking platform easily enables banks to plug in best-of-breed fintech capabilities.”

The collaboration is an extension of the existing partnership between the two Finovate alums. Among the first to take advantage of the enhanced relationship between the two innovators is Malaysian financial service provider AmBank with more than six million customers. Sarah Clark, general manager for Identity Solutions at Mitek, called AmBank “just one example of how financial institutions can benefit from optimizing the digital experience with Mitek’s innovative and industry-leading technologies.”

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Founded in 1985 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Mitek demonstrated its Mobile Verify technology at FinovateSpring 2016. Last month, the company unveiled its new mobile, multicheck capture SDK that helps FIs and their developers deploy mobile banking apps for businesses faster. Online currency exchange b-Sharpe announced it would deploy Mitek’s Mobile Verify last month, as well. In May, Mitek partnered with another Finovate alum, Avoka, integrating its Mobile Fill technology with the Avoka Transact platform to speed new customer acquisition, loan origination, and customer onboarding for banks. Mitek won Best of Show for its Mobile Photo Account Opening solution demonstrated at FinovateFall 2013. James DeBello is CEO.

Backbase, which took home Best of Show honors at FinovateFall 2016 last month, was founded in 2003 and is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company partnered with fellow Finovate alum Entersekt in August, bringing the company’s payment-authentication technology to its Open Banking Marketplace. The company’s digital banking platform was picked by India-based HDFC Bank earlier this month, selected by India’s IDFC Bank in August, and chosen by U.K.’s oldest bank, C. Hoare & Co., in May.