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Alumni News-- July 29, 2014

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  • Concur partners with Uber to allow Concur users to link their accounts and automatically send Uber receipts to their expense reports.
  • The Financial Brand looks at opportunity for banks and credit unions in the Loop Visa partnership. 
  • Open Bank Project making its API available during hackathon in September.
  • TechCrunch explores Pellucid Analytics' take on PowerPoint pitch books.
  • Seed Me! Thinknum raises $1 million in seed funding round.
  • Feature on robo-advisors highlights seven alums: Betterment, Financial Guard, FutureAdvisor, Jemstep, Personal Capital, SigFig, and Wealthfront.
  • Macwelt reviews banking app Numbrs.
  • Bank Systems & Technology points to Moven as a nontraditional financial service provider "gunning" for banks.
  • Xero partners with MarketInvoice to bring faster funding to UK 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.

Alumni News-- July 28, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPayPal announces partnership with MyOrder to enable PayPal payments at 1,500 locations in the Netherlands.
  • SecureKey launches new single-stack API integrations for card-present, card-not-present, and ACH transactions.
  • Concur adds gamification features to TripLink, the company's spend management solution.
  • Expensify changes report submission and approval process for those using Expensify outside of an expense policy.
  • Concur partners with Airbnb to make it easier for business travelers to file expenses when booking on Airbnb.
  • RazorSocial takes a look at simplifying Google Analytics using Quill Engage from Narrative Science.
  • Financial Guard featured in Investment News' review of "robo-advisors" and online investment managers.
  • Huffington Post: Pellucid Analytics turns data into content to make lives easier for investment bankers.
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-F-Logo.jpgOpen Bank Project organizing fintech hackathon for Rabobank in The Netherlands.
  • EFL surpasses 100,000 applications worldwide.
  • SpendMatters considers benefits of B2B products such as Taulia and Tradeshift.
  • eSignal to provide social media sentiment analytics courtesy of Market Prophit.
  • IBM partners with Concur to deliver cloud-based travel and expense management solutions.
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-- November 1, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMoven focuses on security, enhanced update accuracy in new iOS app.
  • Concur featured in Salesforce list of 10 Hot Mobile Enterprise apps.
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-- April 18, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSilicon Republic takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • QuantConnect adds crowd sentiment data courtesy of Estimize.com.
  • DeviceFidelity's patent portfolio grows with new NFC-based mobile wallet technology.
  • The Valley Girl Show interviews Pageonce founder and CEO Guy Goldstein.
  • Palo Alto Software launches LivePlan Scoreboard. Check out the demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Newfination features Bethy Hardeman, Credit Karma Communications Director, who explains its different services.
  • Concur App Center to offer cloud-based single sign-on from Ping Identity.
  • Quantopian integrates data sets from Canadian financial search engine startup, Quandl. See Quantopian's technology at work at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Nomis Solutions partners with Recombo, integrates Discretion Manager with Agreement Express.
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-- January 25, 2013

  • Silicon Valley Business Journal interviews BillFloat CEO and co-founder Ryan Gilbert.
  • Commercial Bank of Qatar to deploy latest version of TSYS card and merchant management platform.
  • TransferWise wins "Best Middleweight Startup" at The Europas.  See them demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Concur rolls out new datacenters in France and the Netherlands.
  • Santander receives 2012 Banking Technology Award for Best Security Initiative for its SIM swapping solution, developed with ValidSoft.
  • UK's KashFlow integrates with Tradeshift to enable SMBs who use its cloud-based accounting software.
  • The Paypers reports: Geezeo enters 2 new partnerships.
  • VatorNews considers what's next for Lending Club.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions partners with Volunteer Corporate to provide mobile RDC to their 325 member CUs.
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.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDwolla launches the ability to send money over Twitter.
  • Planwise launches free online tool that's like Google Maps for your money to visualize your future spending.
  • Intuit-owned Mint to collaborate with Monitise to enhance banks' mobile apps with Mint functionality.
  • InComm buys majority stake in Adility. Financial terms have yet to be announced.
  • Equity Administration Solutions collaborates with SecondMarket so clients can more easily manage shareholder information.
  • PaySimple named Red Herring Global Top 100 winner.
  • Wonga launches PayLater, a service that offers users financing deals on online purchases with certain retailers.
  • BellaDati opens first international office in Seoul.
  • Experian announces IntelliView, a web-based query, analysis and reporting tool that gives 24-7 access to quarterly consumer credit data.
  • Diversinet's mobiSecure SDK to power ultra-secure messaging in AirStrip Technology's mHealth application.
  • Acculynk's Payzur heads west as Washington credit union offers P2P service to members.
  • Long-term payments agreement announced between TSYS and Merrick Bank.
  • Bible Money Matters takes a closer look at the merger between Zecco and TradeKing.
  • BillFloat to provide handset financing options for MetroPCS customers.
  • Virtual Piggy signs agreement with CardinalCommerce to integrate its youth payment tech into their Centinel Universal Merchant Platform through Cardinal.
  • TechCrunch reports Concur to use Nor1's eStandby Upgrade tech to make hotel offers available to their business travel customers via TripIt.
  • Simple shows off Android app teaser on Twitter and Facebook. The app to launch early next year.
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.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechCrunch reports Concur launches $150 mil "Perfect Trip Fund" to invest in travel startups; invests $2 mil in Evature's Virtual Travel Agent.
  • Investment News examines how Boulevard R is involving advisors in 401(k) discussions.
  • Techgoondu lists 3 fintech startups from FinovateAsia to watch.
  • The Digital Insurer reports Finovate Singapore - A very impressive conference for financial services technology.
  • GigaOm reports: More startups let employees sell shares on SecondMarket amid IPO uncertainty.
  • Tech in Asia says TradeHero is probably one of the best startup ideas in Singapore.
  • Forbes considers the perspective of Ben Milne, Dwolla CEO on the future of 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.
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  • Quid puts FinovateSpring companies through its Big Data algorithm.
  • Netbanker reports Doxo Provides the Missing Login at Small Billers.
  • TIO Networks named to PROFIT Mag's list of Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada.
  • GigaOM reports Wonga readies $1.5 billion IPO.
  • Wall Street Journal reviews FutureAdvisor.
  • ThreeThriftyGuys.com reviews SaveUp.com.
  • American Banker reports Computer Services Inc. (CSI) adds Geezeo's PFM tools to its online banking suite.
  • Business Insider recommends using Credit Karma and ReadyForZero to get out of debt and raise your credit score.
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.

Here's a look at press coverage from FinovateSpring 2012 in San Francisco last week. For comprehensive coverage, be sure to check out Erin McCune's live blog on PaymentsViews, which covers all 63 presenting companies:

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2 Minute Finance
2MF @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference
by Bobby Lee
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BillGuard Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee

Cardlytics Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee

Concur Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee

Flint Mobile Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 2)
by Bobby Lee

Mitek Systems Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee

TIO Networks Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee

WattzOn Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee

Bank Innovation
5 Finovate Demo-ers' News Catching Our Eye
by Mary Wisniewski

4 More Finovate Products We Like
by Mary Wisniewski

Bank Technology News
Best of Finovate Spring Day 1
by Penny Crosman

Best of Finovate Spring Day 2
by Penny Crosman

Dwolla Pitches Fast Fund Transfers, but Bank Participation is Vital
by Sean Sposito

Edo to Harness Payment Data to Spur Consumer Spending
by Victoria Finkle

WattzOn Helps Banks Help Customers Save on Energy Bills
by Sean Sposito

BankersLab Blog
CreditLab Launch: Reactions and Responses

BankNXT
Finovate, Simple, and Re-Imagining Banking Applications
by Bradley Leimer

Live at FinovateSpring 2012- day 1
by Jelmer de Jong

Live at FinovateSpring 2012- day 2
by Jelmer de Jong

BetaKit
CoverHound Debuts Comparison Tool for Auto Insurance 
by Cheronne Thurab 

Business Insider
Finally, a Mobile App That Helps You Save Money: Meet Urge
by Willy Staley

Business2Community
What Does $4.6 Billion in Coupon Savings Have to Do with Savvy Consumers?
by Andre Bourque

C'est pas mon idée!
FinovateSpring 2012: quoi de neuf?
by Patrice Bernard

Currency Marketing Blog
Four Conference in Four Days
by Tim McAlpine

Credit Union Times
MoneyDesktop Named Best of Show at FinovateSpring Conference
by Natasha Chilingerian

Daily Disruption
Flint Mobile Announces Beta Launch at Finovate and Closes $3 Million Round of Financing
by Tim Rygh

The Daily Guardian (BillGuard's blog)
Financial Community Awards BillGuard Best Of Show at Finovate
by Maryanne

DCisions Blog
DCisions at Finovate Spring 2012
by Kritika Ashok

Des Moines Register 
Dwolla offers software for free
by Adam Belz

Des Moines Register Blog
Dwolla, Social Money earn praise at national banking conference
by Marco Santana

Excelsior
Kuspit, el primer Finovate mexicano
by Alicia Salgado

Experian Blog
Business IQ Express... what is the media saying?
by Roslyn Whitehurst 

FamZoo Blog
Finovate Winners
by Bill Dwight

Finextra
Flint taps phone cameras for card payments

SoMoLend closes $1.17 million seed round

Forrester Blog
Finovate Spring 2012: Digital Financial Services Innovation
by Tiffani Montez

FP Pad
[Video Spotlight] inStream Solutions CEO Alex Murguia at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg

[Video Spotlight] iQuantifi CEO Tom White at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg

[Video Spotlight] Sarah Carter of Actiance at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg

Iconowatch
Accelerating Innovation at Finovate 2012
by Hans Eisenbeis

Investment News
Personal Capital launches iPhone app
by Davis Janowski

Lazy Man and Money
What's Hot and What's Not from Finovate 2012

Mercury News
Money Goes Mobile 

Montreal Gazette
Montreal's Wall Street Survivor teaches about investing
by Jason Magder

MyBankTracker
Can FinTech Stop You from 'Showrooming?'
by Willy Staley

MoneyDesktop: How Personalized Deals Shine in PFM Tools
by Simon Zhen

Save Your Wallet, and Maybe the Planet, with WattzOn
by by Willy Staley

On Deck Capital Blog
Photo Journal: Our Finovate Demo

PaymentsNews
Highlights from Finovate Spring 2012 San Francisco 

PaymentsViews
Live Blogging Finovate Spring 2012 San Francisco
by Erin McCune

The Paypers
ZipZap rolls out CashCade payment service

PaySimple Blog
PaySimple at Finovate
by Sarah Jordan

PC World
New Web Apps and Services for Business
by Yardena Arar

QuidLabs
Finovate Best in Show
by Aliisa Rosenthal

SecurityPark.net
BehavioSec voted 'Best of Show' for biometric solution by audience at Finovate Spring, San Francisco

Silicon Prairie News
With upgraded FiSync, Dwolla cuts 3-5 day wait to real-time
by Michael Stacy

Silver Tail Systems Blog
Finovate Spring Demonstrates a Growing Richness in Online Interactions
by Laura Mather

Social Lending Network
Roundup of Social Lending News - May 12, 2012
by Peter Renton

TechCrunch 
Capital One Snags Mobile Savings Startup BankOns, Team Moving To Capital One Labs
by Sarah Perez

Flint: A New Mobile Payment App For Small Businesses Picks Up $3M From Storm, True Ventures
by Ingrid Lunden

How Personal Capital Wants To Bring Money Management Into The Internet Age [TCTV]
by Colleen Taylor

Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds 'Trips' Feature To Mobile Apps
by Colleen Taylor

The Anti-Groupon? Edo Launches Real-Time Local Offers Platform, Tied To Your Bank Card For Instant Credits
by Sarah Perez

Tradestreaming
List Of Winners Of Top Fintech Conference, Finovate
by Zack Miller

World News (wn.com)
Instream Solutions Ceo Alex Murguia At Finovatespring 2012
ConcurLogo.jpgToday, Concur showed how SmartExpense connects with TripIt to make expense reporting even easier:

"SmartExpense is an easier way to do expense reports and does a lot of the work for you. Snap photos of business receipts with your smartphone while you travel and SmartExpense will automatically upload them to your expense report. Or, simply forward electronic receipts from hotels, mobile carriers, conferences, and more to receipts@smartexpense.com to easily add them to any expense report. 

To make travel expense reporting even easier, connect your SmartExpense account with TripIt. SmartExpense automatically creates and pre-populates expense reports with flight, hotel, and car rental reservations from your TripIt itinerary, no matter where you book."

Product Launched: Summer 2012

HQ Location: Redmond, WA
Company Founded: 1993
Metrics: Servicing over 15,000 clients located in more than 100 countries; high client satisfaction with more than 95% client retention; total revenue was $292.9 million for fiscal 2010, up 18% year-over-year; processing over 50 million transactions worth over $50 billion in T&E spend a year; over 10% of the U.S.'s T&E spend processed by Concur solutions; more than 60% of the Fortune 500 are Concur clients, including 6 of the top 10 U.S. companies; over 60% of BTN's Corporate Travel 100 are Concur clients
Website: concur.com

Introducing Elena Donio (EVP & GM, Emerging Business) and Ruben Alanis (Senior Product Manager)

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As promised, this is part 3 of the sneak peek of the companies that will demo at FinovateSpring May 8 and 9 in San Francisco. Each company provided a short summary of the innovation they will debut on stage. In case you missed them, check out Sneak Peek Part 1 and Sneak Peek Part 2.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the hottest innovations in financial technology. Get your FinovateSpring ticket here.

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It's understood that the more customers interact with a rewards program, the more engaged and loyal they become. Redeeming points and receiving value makes them happy. Yet the hard costs and management of those rewards has become prohibitive for financial institutions. 

Access Development will debut PowerDeals, a micro-redemption engine that offers customers valuable rewards for a minimal number of points, resulting in more transactions. PowerDeals will help increase customer loyalty while significantly decreasing program costs and accrual liability for the financial institution.

Innovation type: Communications, marketing, rewards


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Applause Learning is changing the way children learn about money. Their unique new product, The Coindexter Club, presents financial literacy in an innovative, game-based format that keeps children entertained as they learn the core principles of financial management. The Coindexter Club immerses children in the exciting virtual world of Econopolis (found at Coindexter.com) where they are taught to earn, save, spend, and invest money.

Innovation type: Marketing


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BancBox is an infrastructure platform that helps companies build payment services into their web and mobile applications. Based on a simple API-driven approach that allows customers to maintain control of their user experience, BancBox delivers a secure, compliant and integrated way for clients to collect, store and send money from within their applications. 

BancBox also offers a unique service that assists clients in addressing the regulatory complexities of moving money in compliance with state money transmitter laws. As a trusted expert with years of payment operations experience, BancBox has opened over one hundred thousand consumer accounts and processed billions of dollars in payments.

Innovation type: Banking, cards, payments, security


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If you've invested in a better airplane; why haven't you invested in the pilot? Introducing CreditLab-- the flight simulator for the retail lending world. 

Focused on credit risk management skills, this dynamic training system requires players to manage their lending portfolios through stormy conditions, such as heavy price competition and an economic recession. Pitted against competitive teams, players must make tough choices, learning to anticipate portfolio management adjustments so that they can stay the course.

Innovation type: Back office, cards, lending


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Blaze Mobile develops innovative mobile commerce, healthcare, banking and advertising solutions that enable secure, convenient, cost-effective transactions and promotions from the mobile device. Utilizing its patented NFC and mobile technology, the Blaze Mobile product suite includes:

    • Mobile Wallet
    • NFC-enabling Payment Stickers
    • Blaze Mobile Advertising Platform that delivers personalized ads and coupons based on customer shopping history, location, interests, gender, and other data

Innovation type: Mobile and tablet, payments, rewards


Thumbnail image for ConcurLogo.jpgMore than 15 million people in 100 countries trust Concur to manage their travel and expenses, and save them time. In 2011, Concur acquired TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer that makes it easy for millions of people to organize and share their travel plans. Together, Concur and TripIt make it possible for companies to use trip data to simplify expense reports and save time. Come find out what that means for you.

Innovation type: Back office, mobile and tablet, online, small business


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moneto is a prepaid mobile wallet powered by MasterCard PayPass technology and created by DeviceFidelity. Using DeviceFidelity's globally renowned In2Pay microSD solution, moneto's unique portability and consumer centric approach means greater adoption and rapid penetration.

moneto makes money management easy from start to finish. It's the simple, secure and elegant way to give users the most from their cash using just their mobile phone. Compatible with both iPhone and Android and accepted at hundreds of thousands of retailers nationwide, moneto is the ultimate virtual wallet.

Innovation type: Banking, cards, mobile, payments, PFM, rewards


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According to a recent report from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), cash flow was identified as the highest-priority finance issue affecting small-business owners. Experian's Business Information Services will demonstrate a new solution that helps small businesses solve this issue by enabling owners and principals to quickly and easily make better decisions across the entire Customer Life Cycle. It is these important decisions that help businesses meet their obligations and often can mean the difference between success or failure.

Innovation type: Small business


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inStream Solutions grew out of a desire to help financial advisors provide better service to their clients. This is the first proactive financial planning software for financial advisors that integrates financial advice and coordinates financial services with a lead generation model. 

inStream Solutions also leverages the knowledge generated by advisors into a best practices resource, provides real-time insight into how advisors use financial products to solve the issues of their affluent clients, and helps advisors understand what is going on within their practice.

Innovation type: Investing, PFM


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Powering Innovation for Commerce -- The IP Commerce Platform and Commerce Playlists enable developers to create innovative applications and workflows that incorporate all channels of commerce.

IP Commerce offers the fastest, easiest way to enable commerce services for complex multi-channel applications. With IP Commerce, you can create rich interactions between all parties of a commerce ecosystem (Retailers, ISVs, Acquirers, Processors, Social Networks, Value-Added-Service Providers, etc.).

The world of commerce technology is growing as never before and IP Commerce is at the vanguard.

Innovation type: Payments

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TIO Networks is a cloud based multi-channel bill payment processor serving the largest telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill issuers in North America. TIO enables these companies to provide bill payment services to the population of over 60 million underbanked consumers.  With more than 55,000 physical location endpoints to its bill payment processing network, TIO symbolizes fast, convenient and secure access to expedited payment services.

Innovation type: Back office, mobile, payments


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Increase consumer engagement and drive loyalty with our WattzOn Personal Energy Management Platform. WattzOn provides your consumers with easy-to-use tools that help people use less energy, save money and be green. Personalized recommendations can be enhanced with complementary financial products such as credit cards, savings accounts, home and car loans.

Features include:

    • Apples-to-apples comparisons of home energy use to similar homes
    • Personalized energy saving recommendations
    • Fuel-efficient car savings calculator
    • Automated monitoring with secure connections to 100+ energy utilities
    • Instant home solar savings calculator
Innovation type: Marketing, online, PFM

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