Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Scalable Capital Raises $33 Million in BlackRock-Led Series B.

Around the web

  • TSYS reups payments partnership with Tesco Bank.
  • Payoneer expands to the U.K., opening new office in London.
  • Zopa launches IFISA for tax free interest on up to £20,000 of their P2P investments.
  • ACI Worldwide to power Pan-European faster online payments.
  • PYMNTS talks with WePay Co-Founder Rich Aberman.

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 FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • PaySimple unveils new Service Point of Sale (sPOS) platform.
  • NY State Department of Financial Services to allow Coinbase to offer Ethereum and Litecoin to customers in New York.
  • Backbase to locate new R&D center in Cardiff, Wales.
  • Revolut announces £4 million crowdfunding investment round and launch of subscription service.
  • Scalable Capital founder and CEO Adam French earns spot on 2017 PAM Top 40 Under 40 roster.
  • Innovate Finance names Nous Global Markets, Moxtra, and Qumram as finalists in its Pitch360 fintech startup competition.
  • WePay customers can now use Apple Pay on the Web and Google’s Android Pay on the Web for increased revenue generation.

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 FinDEVr.com

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Debuts: W.UP Offers a Library of Customer Insight Tools for Cross-Selling.

Around the web

  • Cachet Financial Solutions and Central Bank of Kansas City selected as the prepaid mobile banking provider of choice by ICBA Bancard.
  • Flywire (fka peerTransfer) expands to accept cross-border B2B transactions below the interbank rate.
  • WePay now accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay.
  • mBank announces new €50 million fintech fund for CEE startups.
  • South African payment service Peach Payments to offer merchants mobile checkout option using ACI mSDK from ACI Worldwide.
  • Misys earns top honors in three categories at the Xcelent 2017 awards.
  • Wipro unveils its digital consultant cloud bot, HOLMES.
  • Corning FCU ($1.29 billion) partners with Insuritas to improve insurance offerings for its more than 100,00 members.
  • InSpirAVE launches #SaveForWhatMatters podcast.

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

  • CoverHound Launches Insurance for Small Businesses
  • Avalara Raises $96 Million in New Funding

Around the web

  • Dwolla to power same day ACH transfers with new API.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Tommy Petrogiannis, eSignLive CEO.
  • WePay chooses Workflow Manager from Sphonic to help meet KYC and KYB requirements.
  • Kony Wins First Place Honors for 2016 CTIA Emerging Tech Awards.
  • Expensify launches Concierge, and AI virtual assistant.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions to Deploy Select Mobile Deposit Solution for Mobile-Only Bank Varo Money.

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.

WePay Launches in the U.K.

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Payments-as-a-service company WePay is launching outside of the U.S. and Canada. Today the Palo Alto, California-based company expanded to the U.K.

That means that WePay clients such as GoFundMe, FreshBooks, and Constant Contact can now serve U.K. clients using WePay’s white-labeled, integrated service with fraud protection and compliance offerings. WePay CEO Bill Clerico said the launch facilitates what has “traditionally been a frustrating process for companies that offer payments.” Clerico adds, “By partnering with WePay, platforms can now integrate once and immediately offer the same level of payments service on both sides of the Atlantic, safely and seamlessly.”

To bolster business development efforts in the new region, WePay has opened a new office in London. The company has also opened an office in Providence, Rhode Island, to support extended customer-support hours.

WePay said Brexit was not a concern for the launch, saying that the developments “do not have bearing on WePay’s commitment or ability to support platform payments in the U.K.” The company added that, for North American platforms looking to launch internationally, the U.K. is a good destination. Along with the ease of the shared language, the country is the world’s third largest ecommerce market, claiming the world’s highest per capita ecommerce spend.

Founded in 2009, WePay launched its Veda Risk API at FinovateSpring 2014. In 2015, the company was named to the Inc. 500 list as the 62nd fastest-growing private company in the U.S. In May 2016, WePay launched a white-label mobile card reader.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Avadian CU Chooses Jwaala’s Ignite Platform for Online and Mobile Banking

Around the web

  • Prosper sets up the Prosper Capital Consumer Credit Fund to invest in loans originated on its platform.
  • Kris Finsoftware and CustomerXPs Launch Clari5 for banks in AsiaPacific.
  • Excelian, Luxoft and Calypso Technology Sign New Partnership
  • Entrust Datacard teams up with Harman to safeguard IoT data.
  • Kabbage turns to Marketo for new marketing solutions.
  • Nomis Solutions upgrades its Deal Manager platform to give retail bankers greater insight into real-time sales and competitive data.
  • A look at fintech in Berlin and London highlights Mambu.
  • defiSOLUTIONS announces new partnership with eOriginal, a digital transaction specialist.
  • Investor’s Business Daily profiles Stockpile.
  • American Banker names SigFig as leader in robo-advisory revolution.

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

  • “SuiteBox Teams Up with Midwinter to Ease Compliance Burdens for Investment Advisers”
  • “SigFig Partnership with UBS Features Equity Investment, Tools for Wealth Managers”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “PIMCO Selects Markit and KYC.com to Bolster Onboarding”

Around the web

  • PaymentEye interviews Azimo CEO Michael Kent in discussion with Ricky Knox, Tandem CEO.
  • Sberbank introduces fundraising function in mobile application.
  • Guardian Analytics partners with the Norman Group.
  • WePay unveils its white-label mPOS solution.
  • Misys wins awards for its work with Bank of Beijing and Vietnam Technological & Commercial Joint Stock Bank.
  • Green Dot announces plans to divide chairman and CEO roles.
  • Michigan First FCU leverages Insuritas to power Michigan First Insurance Agency for its members.
  • Bleu selected for VC Fintech Accelerator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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.

San Francisco Business Times Ranks 4 Alums Among the Area’s Best Places to Work

The Bay Area is one of the hottest cities in tech right now, and with a city full of companies vying to hire the best talent comes plenty of competition in the form of job perks. The San Francisco Business Times recently released its list of the best places to work in the Bay Area in 2016.

The 125 companies that made the list were selected from a group of 400 nominees. Quantum Workplace created the rankings from survey data received from employees of nominated companies. The rankings are numeric, based on Quantum’s scoring process.

Four Finovate alums in four categories made the list:

Category: largest companies

Intuit

Rank: #4 in largest companies
2015 rank: #6 in largest companies
Founded: 1983
Best perks:

  • 8 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Subsidized rates for child care and elder care
  • Programs for pet-sitting and dog-walking

Intuit’s Mint demoed at FinovateSpring 2013 and its developer group presented at our 2015 FinDEVr event on the West Coast.


Category: large companies

Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)

Rank: #5 in large companies
2015 rank: #1 in small companies
Founded: 2011
Best perks:

  • A ticket to visit anywhere in the world after an employee’s one-year work anniversary
  • New-hire workshops that expose employees to all aspects of the organization
  • Bimonthly meetings that openly discuss Gusto’s growth and financial situation

Gusto demoed (as ZenPayroll) at FinovateSpring 2014:


Category: mid-size companies

WePay

Rank: #20 in mid-size companies
Founded: 2009
Perks:

  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Gym membership
  • Family ski trip for all employees and their families

WePay demoed at FinovateSpring 2014


Category: smallest companies

Signifyd

Rank: #7 in smallest companies
Founded: 2011
Perks:

  • Catered lunch
  • Specialized coffee
  • Game room

Signifyd demoed at FinovateSpring 2013

To see the newest in fintech from the Bay Area, check out FinovateSpring, which comes to San Jose on May 10 & 11. Tickets are going fast so register soon.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Brunon Bartkiewicz Named New CEO at ING Bank Slaski”

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • Xignite announces its XigniteGlobalCurrencies API is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Join Xignite at FinDEVr 2016 in New York, March 29 and 30.
  • CardFlight integrates with Stripe to encourage developers to build EMV payment functionality within their mobile apps.
  • Jack Henry partners with The Clearing House to help spread “real-time payment ubiquity” among FIs.
  • Fenergo to provide Client Lifecycle Management solutions to Nikko Securities America.
  • WePay wins gold at 2016 Stevie Awards for sales and customer service.
  • Entrepreneur reports: Payoneer to enter Indian market.
  • Insuritas replaces GoogleCompare by launching new technology that provides one-stop shopping for financial products.
  • Bill.com launches the Bill.com Network to promote faster, lower-cost payments for businesses.

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

  • Wipro appoints Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO and member of the board, and names TK Kurien as executive VP.
  • Top Image Systems announces quarter-million-dollar eFLOW5 upgrade project of Hong Kong subsidiary of a top-ten Chinese bank.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Peter Burridge, Hyperwallet CRO and president.
  • PYMNTS interviews WePay’s Global Vice President of Sales and Success Kurt Bilafer about customer intimacy in online commerce.
  • Fortune: How Venmo plans to make money.
  • PayPal and Aramex partner to create www.ishoptheworld.com, a one-stop cross-border marketplace.

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.