Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Mastercard Adds to Authentication Arsenal with Acquisition of NuData Security.

Around the web

  • Scalable Capital doubles assets in three months.
  • Pindrop’s Security and Authentication Technology Will Be Available With Amazon Connect.
  • HSBC announces fintech partnership with Tradeshift.
  • Xero named a “2017 Top Rated Accounting & Budgeting Software” on TrustRadius.
  • nCino to power commercial lending for Valley National Bank.
  • Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association to deploy core processing system from Fiserv.
  • Trustly unveils new solution for recurring payments, Trustly Direct Debit.
  • Braspag announces integration of e-commerce and anti-fraud technology from ACI Worldwide.
  • Mid-office operations automation from Five Degrees, Matrix, goes live at GarantiBank International.

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.

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

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • LendUp Lands $100 Million Credit Facility.
  • LikeFolio Begins Licensing Brand-Mapping Database.
  • Euronext Invests $10 Million in Algomi; Expands Joint Venture Agreement.

Around the web

  • Yoyo hires former PayPal GM Simon Moran as first VP of Commercial.
  • Fiserv expands its Florida contact and servicing center by 22%.
  • Trustly partners with UATP to enable online bank payments for airfare.
  • NICE extends real-time authentication across all voice channels.
  • The Asian Review covers Ayondo’s upcoming listing on the Singapore Exchange.
  • Signifyd wins Finance Monthly’s 2017 Fintech Award for Fraud.

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

  • 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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Debuts: Juvo’s Identity Scoring Builds Credit for the Underserved.

Around the web

  • Techfoliance features Dyme, Personetics, and Finn.ai.
  • Cryptocoins news examines LendingRobot’s new automated hedge fund.
  • The CardLinx Association unveils Microsoft-developed, open source, card-linking software available to public.
  • Capital One forges strategic partnership with Bill.com and Gusto to develop financial management tools for SMEs.

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.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Trustly

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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.

Trustly makes paying directly from your online bank account fast, simple, and secure. Trustly’s newest product, Direct Debit, solves credit card woes for recurring payments.

Why it’s great
Credit cards expire, get lost, or get stolen–your bank account doesn’t! Trustly Direct Debit is a new solution for reducing churn related to recurring payments.

Presenters

Märta Viberg, Head of Product and Consumer Risk
As head of product and consumer risk at Trustly, Viberg leads the development of new products and prioritizes new features. Prior to Trustly, she worked in risk at Klarna.
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Josef Darmark, Chief Product Officer
As chief product officer, Josef leads the development of Trustly’s bank payment services. Prior to Trustly, he worked at Betsson, Betsafe and H&M.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • NuData Security Brings Behavioral Biometrics to Arvato Financial Services”

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • Token signs memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fidor Bank for digital payments.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews Nick Thomas, cofounder of Finicity, in the wake of his company’s latest funding round.
  • Aerospike announces 100% year-over-year bookings growth.
  • Touch Bank to deploy FraudNet, online fraud prevention technology from Experian.
  • More than 100,000 customers of Avanza Bank have used Trustly’s real-time deposit service since the two companies forged a partnership last year.
  • Dashlane joins two-factor authentication awareness campaign, #TurnOn2FA.
  • Cortera Decisions‘ credit scorecard capability is now available through Boost, its self-service tool that gives businesses insights on their customers and prospects.
  • TickSmith’s TickVault Big Data management platform is compatible with Thomson Reuters Tick History.
  • NIIT Technologies partners with a top-ranked retirement plan provider to manage their legacy systems.
  • Arxan Technologies wins six industry IoT security awards.

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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “The Best of FinovateAsia 2016 in Photos
  • “Sezzle Raises Seed Funding Ahead of Shopify Debut”

Around the web

  • PayNearMe to power cash payments at Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
  • IBM to launch 4 new data centers in the U.K.
  • NYMBUS partners with QTS Realty Trust to enable financial institutions to move legacy core systems to NYMBUS’s private cloud.
  • Compass Plus enabled processing center Quipu to reach 100% service availability in 2015.
  • PYMNTS.com takes a look at the challenges facing Prosper and its incoming CEO David Kimball.
  • Trustly hires new Head of People Operations, Ulrica Falkenberg.
  • HVAC manufacturer Mestek to offer Student Loan Genius benefit via Prudential.
  • Lighter Capital ranked #4 in Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of fastest-growing private companies in Washington state.

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

  • FinDEVr Silicon Valley: When You’re a Dev, You’re a Dev All the Way
  • DriveWealth Brings Robo-advisory to Latin America in New Partnership with Alkanza. See DriveWealth make its FinDEVr debut next week at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016.

Around the web

  • Personetics launches Chatbot Bootcamp.
  • Klarna unveils online retailer financing.
  • ACI Worldwide to provide back-end tech for TransferWise’s integration into the Faster Payments Scheme.

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.

Trustly Taps Oscar Berglund as New CEO

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Swedish payments company Trustly announced that the man who served as both the company’s CFO and Deputy CEO, Oscar Berglund, has been appointed CEO. Carl Wilsson, Trustly-co-founder and CEO, will take a new role as VP of Business Development, where he will specialize on strategic product development and implementation.

Saying that this was the “right time” to pass the torch to someone he’d worked with for more than six years, Wilsson said the company was now on a path that would “support a continued high-growth journey.” Andreas Bernstrom, chairman of the company’s board, praised Wilsson’s decision to shift to “a more focused, growth-oriented role” and called his replacement, Oscar Berglund, “a key contributor to the company’s development.”

Oscar Berglund arrived at Trustly in January 2013 from Alpcot Capital Management, where he spent five oscarberglundyears as a portfolio manager. Before that, Berglund was a financial analyst and later an associate at Goldman Sachs in the firm’s investment banking division. A veteran of the Swedish Army, where he earned the rank of 2nd lieutenant, Berglund holds an MS in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

“We are in the very beginning of our journey, and I look forward to continue working with the rest of the team in servicing our customers with Trustly’s unique payment solutions,” Berglund said. “I am delighted that Trustly will continue to benefit fully from Carl’s expertise and experience as we together with the rest of our colleagues drive the company forward.”

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Trustly demonstrated its technology at FinovateEurope 2013. The company’s news comes just a month after it announced a partnership with Nordnet Bank, giving the Nasdaq-listed bank access to Trustly’s European instant payments platform which will give customers greater control over their savings and investments. At the beginning of September, Trustly launched its Direct Debit solution, and in August, the company was recognized by CoinTelegraph as one of the “10 hottest Nordic fintech startups.”