Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • BillShark Lands Funding and Advisory Backing from Mark Cuban.
  • Revolut Unveils New Savings Solution, Vaults.

Around the web

  • Openbank, Santander Group’s digital bank, to deploy WealthSuite from Temenos.
  • The Victory Bank chooses ProfitStarsCommercial Lending Center Suite to support commercial loan growth.
  • Identity verification provider Onfido names David Clarke as new CFO.
  • First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Texas partners with Insuritas to launch bank-owned insurance agency.
  • NTT Data announces successful completion of PoC data analysis trial for Bank of England, Join NTT Data at FinovateSpring, May 8-11.
  • CAN Capital hires Tom Davidson as Chief Financial Officer.
  • Entrust Datacard’s IntelliTrust Authentication Solution wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 North American Technology Leadership Award.
  • TechCrunch: Twilio’s wireless platform hits general availability.

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

  • Behavioral Biometrics Specialist BioCatch Raises $30 Million in New Funding.
  • Gro Solutions Partners with 4Front CU, NBKC to Ease Onboarding, Support National Rollout.

Around the web

  • Nordic digital lender Folkefinans chooses Mambu’s SaaS core banking engine.
  • BBVA Compass opens up its Express Personal Loan solution to both customers and non-customers.
  • American Banker highlights Kasasa. Come see Kasasa’s latest tech at FinovateSpring in May.
  • OurCrowd expands global operations, opens office in London.
  • Authy’s Twilio launches Flex, a programmable contact center.
  • Ohio Healthcare FCU selects Digital Onboarding to maximize member engagement rates.

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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • A Finovate Guide to the Future of SavingsTech.

Around the web

  • Matchi partners with ATB Financial & KPMG Canada to run fintech challenge.
  • BizEquity adds benefit plan data to its big data prospecting service.
  • Twilio launches programmable fax service.

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

  • P2Binvestor Scoops Up More Than $7 Million in New Funding.
  • Ahead of Anticipated IPO, ayondo Acquires TradeHero.

Around the web

  • IBM introduces blockchain-based KYC project with Singapore’s KYCK!
  • Cardlytics adds Peter Gleason as president of international operations.
  • Jordan Ahli Bank goes live with T24 core banking system from Temenos.
  • Let’s Talk Payments features Ripple and Plaid in roundup of “startups to support your startup.”
  • Ben Brandt of Retirement Starts Today Radio interviews ProActive Budget.
  • ProfitStars announces RemitPlus Express, a remittance solution.
  • InComm collaborates with CVV+ to reduce payment card fraud.
  • Student Loan Genius powers student-loan benefits for employees of Pinterest, Twilio and Spredfast.
  • Prosper names Chief Executive Officer David Kimball.

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

FinDEVrSV16-withdateOur FinDEVr New York developer showcase was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held 18/19 October in Santa Clara. Early bird tickets expire soon so register today to save your spot!

On FinDEVr.com

  • First Wave of FinDEVr Silicon Valley Presenters Revealed

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • NYMBUS Raises $12 Million in Round Led by Vensure  Enterprises
  • Braintree, Finicity, and Twilio Take Top Honors at API World Awards
  • Markit enhances WSO software suite to offer new levels of automation for syndicated loan market.

Alumni updates

  • National Bank of Kuwait goes live with Temenos Treasury Trader.
  • CardFlight to Power EMV Mobile Processing for BluePay
  • Trulioo announces enhancements to the global AML watchlist capabilities of its GlobalGateway platform.
  • Chain announces new partnership with Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3).
  • Fintech News Switzerland highlights Currency Cloud in a look at London’s top rising fintech stars.

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

Braintree, Finicity, and Twilio Take Top Honors at API World Awards

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Finovate and FinDEVr alums Braintree, Finicity and Twilio won recognition at the API World Awards sponsored by API World 2016. Braintree earned the top spot in the Payment APIs category for its payments-platform technology, and Finicity won first place in the Finance APIs category for its Financial Data API with TxPUSH. Twilio was the top recipient of votes in the Communication APIs category. The three companies were among 18 startups competing in more than 30 API categories ranging from API Infrastructure and API Security to Enterprise APIs and Internet of Things APIs.

The jury of six featured Michael Ludden, product manager, developer relations for IBM Watson; John Musser, founder and CEO of API Science; Neha Sampat, CEO of Built.io; Michael Stowe, developer relations manager for MuleSoft; Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale; and Rob Zazueta, director of digital strategy, TIBCO Software.

API_Award_BraintreeBraintree’s payment platform serves both online and mobile merchants, providing a secure payment gateway, merchant account, recurrent billing and credit card storage. The company’s APIs are used around the world, giving businesses in 40 countries in North America, Europe, and Australia the ability to accept payments in more than 130 different currencies. Braintree demonstrated its payment solution Venmo Touch at FinovateSpring 2013, and more recently has been a mainstay of our FinDEVr developer conferences on both East and West Coasts. Braintree, which was acquired by PayPal for $800 million in cash in 2013, announced that its Venmo P2P solution could be used for in-app purchases with selected merchants starting last month.

API_Award_FinicityBased in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finicity demoed its Data Services technology at FinovateSpring 2015, and more recently presented at FinDEVr New York 2016 this spring. At FinDEVr, Finicity unveiled the first TxPUSH-compliant, real-time aggregation service that pushes transaction data to software apps rather than the standard “pull” methodology common to most aggregation services. The company joined forces with fellow FinDEVr alum Intuit when the latter transitioned away from financial data services earlier this year, and acquired fellow Finovate alum Aurora Financial Systems last fall. Nick Thomas is president and co-founder.

API_Award_TwilioTwilio demonstrated its Authy Two-Factor Authentication technology at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 and at FinovateFall 2015. The company went public in June, raising more than $150 million, and now sports a market capitalization of $4 billion. Twilio announced that it would help AWS deliver SMS messages in July, and was named to the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 in June.


FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 goes live 8/9 October. Join us for two days of developer-friendly presentations, demonstrations, case studies, and more. Tickets are on sale now. So visit our registration page today and save your spot!

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Debuts: How the Kore Bots Deliver More than Your Average Chatbot
  • DriveWealth Expands APIs for Wealth Managers
  • Braintree, Finicity, and Twilio Take Top Honors at API World Awards

Around the web

  • BankBazaar wins “Emerging Brand of the Year” and “CEO of the Year” at seventh CMO Asia Awards.
  • Fintech News Switzerland highlights Currency Cloud and Zopa in a look at London’s top rising fintech stars.
  • Boku brings direct carrier billing to Windows 10 phones in the United Kingdom and Italy.
  • Markit enhances WSO software suite to offer new levels of automation for syndicated loan market.

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.

 

Twilio to Help Amazon Web Services Deliver SMS Messages

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Twilio announced this week that it was partnering with Amazon Web Services to help deliver SMS messages via Amazon’s Simple Notification Service (SNS). And while details remain scant, Twilio told TechCrunch that Amazon’s SNS will “leverage the benefits of Twilio’s Super Network.”

“Amazon Web Services truly embodies the spirit of iteration upon which Twilio was built,” Twilio CEO and co-founder Jeff Lawson said. “With this latest collaboration, we’re strengthening the communications ecosystem with scalable, efficient tools that ensure the best option for delivering a message is available.” AWS VP for Mobile and IoT Marco Argenti pointed to the importance of “efficient, scalable technology solutions” that help developers build great apps instead of simply “managing infrastructure.” He added that the two companies would “continue to work together to help empower developers to communicate with their users seamlessly across devices.”

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Marc Boroditsky, VP and GM of authentication at Twilio, demonstrated Authy OneTouch authentication at FinovateFall 2015 in New York.

This week’s announcement represents a continuation of Twilio’s relationship with Amazon and Amazon Web Services. Twilio has long used AWS to host its platform, and Amazon was one of the investors in Twilio’s $130 million Series E round last summer. Moreover, the news comes just days after Twilio’s successful initial public offering which saw its stock climb by more than 90% on its first day of trading last Thursday. Twilio trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWLO and closed at $28.79 on its opening day after being initially priced at $15 per share. Twilio’s market capitalization is $2.8 billion.

A specialist in cloud communications, Twilio’s technology enables developers to add voice, messaging, and video functionality to their mobile apps and web sites. Twilio demonstrated Authy One Touch at FinovateFall 2015, and presented its technology at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco later that year. The cloud communications company was founded in 2008, is headquartered in San Francisco, and has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Germany, Estonia, and Columbia. Last month, Twilio was named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for 2016 for its third consecutive year. Read more about the company’s Authy division in our Finovate Debuts feature from earlier this year.