Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Ripple Joins Hyperledger Project, Launches Hyperledger Quilt Project.
  • Moxtra Collaborates with OCBC Bank to Help Pilot New Mobile App.
  • MicroStrategy Powering Kasasa’s New Insight Solution.

Around the web

  • ThePaypers interviews BioCatch VP Frances Zelazny.
  • Charlotte Business Journal recognizes LendingTree Senior Talent Development Manager Tess Ausman in its 40 Under 40 for 2018 roster.
  • PYMNTS.com talks with Socure CEO Sunil Madhu on Facebook’s challenges with user data.
  • Park Plymouth in Plymouth, Massachusetts deploys Passport’s mobile parking app, PassportParking.
  • IdentityMind Global named to Disruptor Daily’s 10 RegTech Companies Making Waves in the Industry list.
  • Josh Glover, EVP of the Americas for nCino talks with PYMNTS.com about the importance of the customer experience in corporate banking and lending.
  • InfoQ interviews Eric Horesnyi, CEO at streamdata.io.
  • Check Point Software Technologies teams with TrapX Security to launch real-time visibility, threat detection, and rapid threat containment solution.
  • VM Blog interviews Arvin Hsu, Senior Director of Data Science and Machine Learning at GoodData.
  • Spacequant earns finalist spot in PitchIt competition at Lendit Fintech conference.
  • Sberbank Enters Cloud Products Market.
  • ITSector launches ITSCredit spinoff (news in Portugese).

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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  • Nubank Challenges Brazil’s Big Banks in Wake of $150 Million Funding Round.

Around the web

  • West Virginia city Beckley introduces mobile parking app, Passport Parking, powered by Passport.
  • Diginomica features Temenos CTO Dharmesh Mistry in discussion on the importance of core banking renewal.
  • Darwinex launches new performance fee structure, Darwinian Dividends.
  • Lendio opens franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • The Paypers interviews BioCatch VP, Frances Zelazny.
  • Business News Daily profiles Palo Alto Software’s LivePlan.
  • Enveil wins Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year and Best of Howard County at Maryland Cyber Awards 2018.
  • Sberbank acquires 60% stake in dialog enterprise corporate messenger developer, Dialog.

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.

Passport Raises $43 Million from Bain Capital

Transportation mobile payments company Passport is starting 2018 with an extra $43 million in the bank. The North Carolina-based company closed the Series C round– an investment that brings Passport’s total capital to $60 million–  just before the holidays.

Today’s investment comes from Bain Capital, which joins previous investors Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Bob Youakim, Passport’s founder and CEO, said that he sees the Bain Capital team as partners who “align really well with both our vision and our culture.”

In the press release, the company notes it will use the funding to evaluate strategic acquisition opportunities and bolster sales and marketing efforts. Youakim also said the investment, “gives us additional resources to expand quickly and strategically into new markets, innovate rapidly, and support our clients around the world.”

Proving its readiness for expansion, the company has already achieved notable growth. In the past three years, Passport has experienced 3.5x revenue growth and has expanded its staff to 100 employees in the past year with plans to add 50 more employees in 2018.

Founded in 2010, Passport offers mobile payment solutions for parking, transit, and tolling. To date, the company’s solutions have been adopted by more than 450 agencies in over 5,000 locations worldwide, including Chicago, London, Toronto, Boston, Vancouver, Portland, Montreal, and Miami. At FinovateEurope 2016, the company demoed its Mobile Ticketing for Transit solution. Last month, the company partnered with TransLink to develop and launch Park&Go, a free mobile payment app for Park & Ride users in Metro Vancouver.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Passport Raises $43 Million from Bain Capital.
  • Tradeshift Partners with Infosys to Help Clients Digitize Supply Chain Management

Around the web

  • Finastra CMO Martin Häring discusses mobile payments with Tearsheet.
  • Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Exchange to deploy AML Risk Manager from Fiserv.
  • Ripple’s XRP now available on 50 exchanges worldwide.
  • Kinetica listed among ProgrammableWeb’s Most Interesting APIs in 2017.

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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  • 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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Turnkey Lender Raises $2 Million in Series A.
  • Enhancing the Customer Experience in Financial Services.
  • New Partnership Turns PayPal into Apple App Store Payment Option

Around the web

  • Signifyd brings its Guaranteed Fraud Protection solution to Authorize.Net’s U.S.-based e-commerce merchants.
  • Passport launches parking payment app, Passport Canada, for students at Simon Fraser University.
  • Strategic partnership will integrate Key Lifestyle Indicator technology from Segmint with financial services solutions from IBM.

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

  • Six Alums Earn a Spot on on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List

On FinDEVr.com

  • Online Lending Innovator SoFi Launches Robo Advisor

Around the web

  • Upserve grows 100%, Boasts 32 Million Active Diners, 21 Million Meals per Month, $11 Billion in Annual Transaction Volume.
  • Passport Launches Mobile Parking App in Ann Arbor.
  • Alkami has increased client base by 38%; grown users by 103%,  & grown contracted users by 51% since January 2016

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

  • Fintech Favorites: Token and Fidor Pilot Payments Project; Meet Miss Kaya: Singapore’s First Women-Centered Robo Advisor.
  • EVRY Inks Five-Year Core Banking Agreement with Fana Sparebank.

Around the web

  • Alfa Bank and S7 Airlines test service payment transaction processing using blockchain-based smart contracts.
  • WalesOnline recognizes Wealthify in its feature on Welsh firms “likely to have a very good 2017.” Join Wealthify in London for FinovateEurope in February.
  • The Wild Wong looks at money saving strategies with Qapital.
  • PwC and Supply Chain Finance Community launch SCF Barometer to better understand the development of supply chain finance industries.
  • FinTecSystems opens office in Spain. See FinTecSystems at FinovateEurope in London in February.
  • North Dakota State University using Passport for campus parking.
  • Nerd Wallet names Wealthfront and Betterment best overall robo advisors.
  • India-based Axis Bank to use Ripple’s network for cross-border transactions.
  • NopSec named finalist in 13th Annual Info Security PG’s 2017 Global Excellence Awards.

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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  • Polly Portfolio Unveils Bespoke Custom Investing Platform for Financial Advisers”
  • “Top Direct-to-Consumer Wealth Tech Plays”

Around the web

  • CashStar announces digital gift card agreements with online marketplace OpenSky and Marcus Theatres.
  • Nasdaq.com profiles Moven, “the future of banking.”
  • Charlotte Business Journal names Passport among its Fast 50 award winners for its more than 475% revenue growth from 2013 to 2015.
  • Inc. lists Xero, Gusto, and PayPal among 8 business apps that will crush it in 2017.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.