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.

Finovate Alumni News

Around the web

  • TechCrunch talks with HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos on bug bounties and the value of white hat hackers.
  • Cardlytics bolsters executive ranks with pair of new group presidents: Randall Beard and Shannon Johnson.
  • American Banker interviews new SoFi CEO Anthony Neto.
  • First Data goes live with Clover Mini and Clover Flex smart terminals in Germany and Austria.
  • Chetu earns Best Custom Business Software Developer Award from US Business News.
  • Ivan Nabalon, CEO and founder of Best of Show winning Electronic IDentification discusses the mainstream potential for cryptocurrencies.
  • ChartIQ teams up with Trading Central to provide technical insights and tool to traders.
  • Blockchain healthcare platform HealthCombix partners with NuCypher.

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.

NuCypher Raises $4.3 Million from Token Sale and VC Funds

According to a report from CoinJournal, NuCypher, a platform that offers security and encryption services for distributed systems, has pulled in $4.3 million. This brings the company’s total funding to just over $5 million.

The funds come from a token pre-sale from 13 cryptofunds and venture capital firms. Leading the VC portion of the round was Polychain Capital. Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Assets Fund, FBG Capital, Compound VC, Satoshi Fund, and Blockchain Korea Partners, and others also participated.

Founded in 2016, NuCypher works to secure and encrypt big data, the blockchain, the cloud, and the internet of things (IoT). The San Francisco-based company differentiates its technology with the ability to transfer data from one public key to another without either party gaining visibility to the contents of the message.

CoinJournal reported NuCypher said that it is “part of that core infrastructure, enabling developers to store, share and manage private data on public blockchains.” The company emphasized it has been “very diligent” in building out its network ahead of its token sale to make it usable “from day one.”

Above: NuCypher CEO MacLane Wilkison (pictured left) and CTO Michael Egorov (pictured right) presenting at FinDEVr London 2017

At FinDEVr London 2017, the company’s CEO MacLane Wilkison and CTO Michael Egorov gave a presentation titled Body Armor for Big Data. The company is planning to hold its public ICO in early 2018. The token of the ICO will be used to ensure computations are correct. The company said that a year from now it will power many decentralized applications, from data exchanges and marketplaces to end-to-end encrypted databases to healthcare apps.

Earlier this summer, NuCypher introduced its decentralized key management system, NuCypher KMS. In May, the company earned finalist spots in Citi Tech’s Tech for Integrity Challenge and in TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017’s Startup Battlefield. NuCypher also bears the honor of being a Y Combinator alum.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • NuCypher Raises $4.3 Million from Token Sale and VC Funds
  • Simility Adds PayPal as Strategic Investor in Latest $17.5 Million Fundraising

Around the web:

  • INETCO adds centralized switch application performance monitoring capabilities within the INETCO Insight software platform.
  • CFCU Community Credit Union Selects nCino to Boost Operational Efficiencies.
  • Blackhawk’s CashStar powers the launch of enhanced consumer gift card ecommerce program for Chico’s FAS
  • Tuition.io to power Student Loan Debt Reduction benefit to their Educational Assistance Program for MidWestOne Financial Group.
  • VentureBurn lists Entersekt as 1 of 8 12 South African startups to watch in 2018.
  • Vanguard turns to Symbiont smart contracts to simplify index data sharing process.

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

  • EquityZen Secures $3 Million in Round Led by Draper Associates.
  • Karmic Labs Lands $17.2 Million to Grow Enterprise Payment Solutions.
  • Innovation Acceleration: Incubators and Incubation Labs Drive Development in Fintech.

Around the web

  • MoneYou integrates Mitek’s identity solutions for real-time digital onboarding.
  • Xignite launches the Xignite Channel Partner Program to offer partners integrated cloud-based market data solutions.
  • Betterment launches new Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Portfolio.
  • Forbes profiles Unison in look at the challenges facing homebuying millennials.
  • CrowdFlower adds former Amazon AI product specialist Robert Munro as VP of Machine Learning.
  • NuCypher introduces its decentralized key management system, NuCypher KMS.
  • AltFi talks about the role of “platformification” in supporting innovation in fintech with Avoka CEO Phil Copeland.
  • IDG Connect interviews Xpenditure CEO Boris Bogaert on current trends in banking including blockchain R&D.
  • IBM opens new data centers in London, U.K.; Sydney, Australia; and San Jose, California.

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

Our first developers conference in the U.K. is next month. Join us for two days of developer-focused presentations, demonstrations, and conversations at FinDEVr 2017 London, June 12 and 13. Stop by our registration page today and save your spot.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Trulioo and the Regtech Revolution: How Smaller Teams Tackle the Compliance Challenge.
  • Inside BBVA’s Open API Marketplace

Alumni updates

  • NuCypher earns finalist spot in BBVA Open Talent 2017. Join NuCypher at FinDEVr London, Jun 12 & 13.
  • Expensify exceeds 35,000 global customers, adding Xero, HappyFresh, GoCardless, and Adroll as clients
  • Cisco and IBM team up on security.
  • Glenmede taps IHS Markit for data management.
  • Bank of Sydney replaces its digital banking platform with DigitalAccess from Fiserv.
  • eWise integrates its Aegis data aggregation platform into Backbase’s Open Banking Marketplace.
  • Xero Partners with Expensify for In-House Expense Management.
  • PYMNTS.com features The CardLinx Association’s success.
  • Xero expands online-invoice payment options in Xero for Australia.
  • Worldpay tests payments in virtual reality

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

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Signicat Launches Mobile Authentication.
  • 3 Steps to Take During the Countdown to GDPR and PSD2.

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • NuCypher earns finalist spot in BBVA Open Talent 2017. Join NuCypher at FinDEVr London, Jun 12 & 13.
  • TSYS enables tokenization across its North American commercial card platforms.
  • Catholic Vantage Financial ($98M) hires Insuritas to deploy and manage their insurance agency solution.
  • AuthenticID enhances CatfishAIR Identity Platform to support real-time identity authorization for CNP transactions.
  • Vera announces support for multi-factor authentication solutions from Duo Security, RSA SecureID, and fellow Finovate alum, Twilio.
  • Amsterdam Trade Bank (ATB) to streamline banking, treasury, and finance operations in partnership with Misys.
  • Cisco and IBM team up on security.
  • Glenmede taps IHS Markit for data management.
  • GMC Software launches Business Partner Track for Partner Advantage Program
  • Expensify exceeds 35,000 global customers, adding Xero, HappyFresh, GoCardless, and Adroll as clients
  • Jumio announces expansion into new Shoreditch U.K. headquarters.
  • Steve Lewczyk joins Trizic as new Chief Revenue Officer.

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 Preview: NuCypher

FinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr London 2017, 12  & 13 June. Visit our registration page and save your spot today. Hurry– ticket prices increase at midnight tomorrow!

NuCypher is a security and encryption platform for big data. Its state-of-the-art protection follows data wherever it goes. Flexible, powerful, and secure – it’s body armor for big data.

Why it’s a must-see

With the advent of big data and cloud technologies, security engineers need to consider an entirely new set of challenges. By embedding access policies directly into encryption, NuCypher’s data-centric encryption follows data wherever it goes: across platforms (Hadoop, Kafka, Spark) and between on-premises and cloud environments.


Check out more previews of upcoming FinDEVr London 2017 presentations. Visit our registration page to save your spot. Remember, ticket prices go up at midnight tomorrow so register soon!

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Xero Partners with Expensify for In-House Expense Management.
  • Kony and Diebold Nixdorf Enter into Strategic Partnership.
  • banqUP Previews its Bank-as-a-Platform Solution for European SMEs
  • Inside BBVA’s Open API Marketplace.

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • PYMNTS.com features The CardLinx Association’s success.
  • Xero expands online-invoice payment options in Xero for Australia.
  • Zopa introduces flexible Innovative Finance ISA.
  • NelsonHall’s ‘Digital Transformation Services NEAT’ report lists NIIT Technologies as an ‘Innovator’.
  • Worldpay tests payments in virtual reality
  • Misys to power corporate banking, treasury and capital management (TCM) and trade finance operations for Amsterdam Trade Bank.

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 Alums Prepare for Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge Finals

For the the next month or so, we’re calling a bunch of Finovate alums the “Awesome Eight”. Citi revealed the finalists for its Tech for Integrity Challenge (T41) Demo Days competition last week. And out of the more than 1,000 entries, eight of the 103 finalists are alumni of Finovate and/or FinDEVr conferences.

Speaking at the launch of the Tech for Integrity Challenge earlier this year, Citi global head of the public sector group in charge of corporate and investment banking, Julie Mocaco said, “By supporting open innovation and providing innovators with the tools they need to develop ideas, we hope to help solve some of the biggest challenges that the public sector faces.”

The Challenge encourages technology companies to develop solutions that “promote integrity, accountability, and transparency in the public sector.” Competition organizers crowd-sourced a set of “pain points” ranging from financial transactions and information security to analytics and financial crime to provide contest participants with potential “solution areas” in which to innovate. The 103 finalists are presenting their pilot-ready technologies at live demonstration events in Abu Dhabi, UAE; Dublin, Ireland; Mexico City, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Singapore; and Hyderabad, India from mid-May through mid-June.

Here’s a look at the eight alums. Click on the company logo to visit their website.

 

 

DigiByte Holdings

  • Headquartered in Santa Monica, California
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised $250,000 in funding
  • Jared Tate is President
  • Demoed at FinovateSpring 2016; Presented at FinDEVr 2016 New York

 

identitii

  • Headquartered in Sydney, Australia
  • Founded in 2014
  • Nick Armstrong is CEO and co-founder
  • Demoed at FinovateFall 2016

 

 

 

 

iProov

  • Headquartered in London, UK
  • Founded in 2011
  • Andrew Bud is CEO
  • Demoed at FinovateEurope 2017

 

 

Moxtra

  • Headquartered in Cupertino, California
  • Founded in 2012
  • Raised $20 million in funding
  • Subrah Iyar is CEO
  • Demoed at FinovateSpring 2017

 

 

 

Neener Analytics

  • Headquartered in San Jose, California
  • Founded in 2014
  • Jeff LoCastro is CEO and co-founder
  • Demoed at FinovateSpring 2017; Won Best of Show

 

 

NICE

  • Headquartered in Ranana, Israel
  • Founded in 1986
  • Publicly traded with market capitalization of $4.4 billion
  • Barak Eilam is CEO
  • Demoed at FinovateEurope 2015

 

NuCypher

  • Headquartered in San Francisco, California
  • Founded in 2016
  • Investors include Base Ventures, Mission and Market, NewGen Capital, Y Combinator
  • MacLane Wilkison is CEO
  • Presented at FinDEVr 2017 New York
  • Selected to present at FinDEVr 2017 London

 

 

 

Trulioo

  • Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Founded in 2011
  • Raised $23.3 million in funding
  • Stephen Ufford is CEO and founder
  • Demoed at FinovateFall 2016; Presented at FinDEVr 2014 Silicon Valley

See the full list.

Winners of the Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge will be announced in June. One or more finalist will receive a cash award as the Global T4I award recipient(s). The Demo Days events will also feature Audience, Peer’s Choice, Citi and Ally awards, as well. Partnering with Citi as strategic allies are companies including IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, Let’s Talk Payments, pwc, Clifford Chance, and Mastercard.