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Alumni News-- July 21, 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.jpgACI Worldwide announces plans to acquire fraud prevention specialist, Retail Decisions (ReD).
  • Monitise and IBM formalize multi-year partnership to enable broader mobile banking and e-commerce technology adoption.
  • Standard Bank to be first southern African FI to offer MasterPass from MasterCard.
  • American Banker covers how Dwolla payment network enables Google Glass payment technology.
  • PBS Newshour considers how HelloWallet helps users meet their financial goals.
  • InfoWorld: Ping Identity wants to replace sign-ons with smartphones.
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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It's been a week of exits for Finovate alums.

Earlier this week, we reported on the news that Check had been acquired by fintech giant, Intuit. Today we learn that HelloWallet, a Finovate alum from FinovateSpring 2011, has just been purchased by Morningstar.

The total value of the deal is $52.5 million. But because Morningstar already had invested in the PFM startup, the company will have to pay only an additional $39 million for HelloWallet.

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HelloWallet has been referred to as part of the Mint-like world of personal finance management solutions. The technology leverages artificial intelligence and behavioral analysis to better understand how we process financial information. This research is incorporated into HelloWallet with the goal of providing highly personalized, prospective financial guidance to American workers and employees.

"We show both the past as well as the future," said HelloWallet CEO Matt Fellowes during his demonstration of the technology at Finovate.

The level of granular detail available is one of of the pluses of the HelloWallet platform. Matt suggested that in his experience as a consumer financial specialist, he has seen how missing the smaller expenses is often what undermines most people's ability to plan for their financial future. HelloWallet responds to this not only with the amount of detail it provides, but also with 100s of personalizable recommendations ranging from budgetary suggestions to goal-setting to tactics for boosting income.

HelloWallet's business model sets itself apart from its peers and rivals by focusing on businesses and their employees rather than on financial institutions and their customers. This approach appears to have paid off for HelloWallet, which says it has more than 350,000 subscriptions to its service, and claims to have provided guidance to more than one million American working families.

The synergies between Morningstar and HelloWallet lay in the potential to develop what they call "holistic" retirement solutions. Morningstar is a juggernaut in the world of equity and mutual fund information and analysis, and is the largest provider of managed retirement programs in the U.S.

In a blog post at HelloWallet, the company emphasized that the acquisition will help rather than hinder or complicate HelloWallet's project. They wrote:

"Most important to know is that Morningstar is fiercely independent and committed to amplifying HelloWallet's mission to democratize access to holistic financial guidance for American workers."

HelloWallet has had a busy 2014. The company launched its Insights app in February, and has announced partnerships with Aon Hewitt and Vanguard to bring financial wellness solutions and better retirement planning to American workers.

Founded in 2008 and based in Washington, D.C., HelloWallet launched its technology in May 2011. See a video of the company's FinovateSpring 2011 demo here.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThreatMetrix wins Judges Choice for Best Overall Fraud/Security Solution at 2014 CNP Awards.
  • HelloWallet acquired by Morningstar in $52.5 million deal.
  • PandoDaily takes a look at Venovate and its platform for enabling alternative investments.
  • Gonzobanker lists five ingredients in his Franken-banking product: all Finovate alums in Q2ebanking, Digital Insight, ACI Wordwide, and Alkami Technology, and Jwaala.
  • Fast Company profiles NICE Systems in a new feature on voice biometrics.
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 15, 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.jpgTransferWise announces more than $1 billion in P2P transfers.
  • Insuritas picked by Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union to open and manage its turnkey insurance agency. See Insuritas demo at FinovateSpring in San Jose.
  • Streetwise reports: HelloWallet Signs Another Big Deal with Aon Hewitt.
  • CardFlight wins Electronic Transactions Association's 2014 Technology Innovation Award.
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 11, 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.jpgFinovateSpring 2014 Sneak Peek: Part 6 is now up.
  • Jumio partners with IdentityMind to provide anti-money-laundering Bitcoin compliance for exchanges.
  • FIS launches GenNOW to make it easier for mobile and prepaid card users to access their funds from FIs.
  • Aon Hewitt and HelloWallet partner to help employers bring financial wellness to their workforce.
  • PayPal partners with Samsung to enable users to pay with their fingerprint, launches app for smartwatches.
  • Blackhawk Network recognized for Best Prepaid Innovation at Innovation Project 2014 conference awards.
  • CU Times looks at Citizens Business Bank's success with Guardian Analytics' fraud prevention tools.
  • App Developer Magazine looks at Lighter Capital's RevenueLoan.
  • Birdback and Affiliate Window bring the ease of online offers to offline retailers based in Europe.
  • Betterment's mobile app makes mobile PIN login available for users.
  • Bill.com wins Monarch Innovation Award in Innovative Industry Partner category.
  • BizJournals profiles Kabbage co-founder and COO, Kathryn Petralia.
  • American Express Open Forum takes a look at ZenPayroll. See them demo at FinovateSpring in San Jose.
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-- February 24, 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.jpgNICE Systems named to Fast Company's 50 most innovative companies list.
  • American Banker takes a look at BBVA's acquisition of Simple.
  • MasterCard brings in-app payments to MasterPass; acquires m-wallet startup, C-Sam.
  • CNBC Finance hosts Kasasa CEO Gabe Krajicek to discuss the drive to local banks and credit unions.
  • Arxan Technologies partners with IBM to protect mobile apps against attacks.
  • HelloWallet launches Insights app to help HelloWallet users better understand their financial habits.
  • InterAksyon features TransferWise in column about transferring money overseas.
  • Realty Mogul's real estate portfolio surpasses $85 million mark.
  • ExactCPA Tax Solutions introduces its app of the week: Kashoo Accounting.
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--February 3, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMonitise acquires Pozitron in all share deal worth $100 million.
  • TSYS announces two new board members: William M. Isaac and Connie D. McDaniel.
  • Washington Post features HelloWallet's principal scientist.
  • Spend Matters interviews Taulia's Chief Product Officer.
  • Arctic Startup: Holvi lets startups compare their finances to Apple's first year.
  • FinanceIt's Casper Wong nominated for Inc Magazine's 30 Under 30.
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.jpgVanguard partners with HelloWallet to help employees save more for retirement.
  • Sprint introduces Sprint Money Express; offers subscribers a card for all their cash to pair with Wipit offering.
  • PaymentsNews shows a graphical view of PayPal's performance.
  • Arroweye Solutions named winner in eighth annual Paybefore Awards.
  • BillGuard brings email-like UI to mobile banking transaction flow.
  • Jingit talks mobile payments and advertising on CauseTalk Radio.
  • Fidor Bank to launch bitcoin derivatives 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.

Finovate Alumni News-- January 15, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDiginomica takes a look at Trustev and the problem of e-commerce fraud. Come see Trustev demo its new tech at FinovateEurope this February 11-12.
  • HelloWallet noted as a third-party PFM option for employers who want to help their employees with their finances.
  • The Times Money section features Nutmeg in a review of ten myths about individual savings accounts.
  • BBVA to deploy next generation touch-screen ATMs courtesy of Wincor Nixdorf.
  • Ripple debuts on "TV's No. 1 New Show" - NBC's The Blacklist.
  • Travis Credit Union extends 30 year partnership with Fiserv by selecting DNA account processing platform.
  • Ron Shevlin recommends using BillGuard in tandem with credit monitoring.
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-- December 9, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAzimo CEO Michael Kent talks about his company's partnership with The Currency Cloud.
  • Realty Mogul named one of the 18 best startups of 2013 by Business Insider.
  • Bob's Guide looks at Comarch survey to determine SMB satisfaction with business banking.
  • American Banker reports: Fiserv Releases Financial Crime Risk Platform.
  • 1to1 media features insights on customer service innovation from NICE Systems and GMC Software Technology.
  • Business Standard reviews Hello Wallet's smartphone app.
  • NFC chip from DeviceFidelity earns commendation in this Forbes column on mobile banking.
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 27, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgHeckyl Technologies featured in Startup Innovation.
  • U.S. Bank's Mitek-powered Mobile Photo Bill Pay wins Best Technology Initiative in Banking award.
  • Independent Research Group names Cardlytics a Best in Class Provider in 4 categories of card loyalty technology report.
  • Ally Bank adds Fiserv's Popmoney to power recurring funds transfers on its mobile app.
  • PayPal now accepts prepaid gift cards.
  • Mashable looks at HelloWallet as an easier way to save money.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports online advisers like Jemstep enhance free services.
  • Forbes features how Moven can be especially useful over the holidays.
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.jpgThe Economist mentions Holvi as a financial company facing regulation that prevents it from lending.
  • HelloWallet unveils research department.
  • Fast Company lists Braintree as 1 of 10 companies with "developer cred".
  • Google Wallet to end NFC functionality for storing gift and loyalty cards by the end of the month.
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.
  • Newfination hosts Coverhound CEO Basil Enan who talks about its online insurance service.
  • ProgrammableWeb interviews Michael Sconfield, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.
  • Caribbean360 reports that the Inter-American Development Bank is testing Entrepreneurial Finance Lab's psychometric method of testing creditworthiness.
  • Fort Mill Times takes a look at TipRanks. See them demo at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • Bazaarvoice appoints former Convio Inc. CEO Gene Austin as president.
  • PayMobl reviews Pageonce mobile bill payment app.
  • Innovation Agency launches new features for Innovation Café to make it easier to manage and keep users up to date
  • Realty Mogul wins top honors at Founder Showcase pitch competition.
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 11, 2013

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  • Alliance Data teams up with Locaid to provide opt-in geofence pilot program for branded cards.
  • Currensee announces Trade Leaders Investment Program.
  • Leaf announces Quick Serve POS solution for restaurants. See Leaf in action at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Credit Sesame reports growth figures.
  • Banno creates 15 responsive design websites in Q1 2013.
  • HelloWallet hires 6, bringing total number of employees to 40.
  • LG now offers the convenience of purchasing via PayPal on their 2013 line of Smart TVs.
  • American Banker reports Fiserv updates its Unified Wealth Management platform.
  • Money Marketing features Rplan, Nutmeg, and LoveMoney as startups that appeal to the under-30 crowd.
  • Dropbox offers single sign on through partnership with Ping Identity.
  • CMO.com interviews Yandex CEO Bernard Lukey is the director of sales and business development.
  • GigaOM reports PayPal offers 2 new extensions for Magneto merchants.
  • The Economist takes a look at the bitcoin boom, including alternatives like OpenCoin. See OpenCoin demo Ripple at FinovateSpring in May.
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.jpgTIO Networks launches mobile payment app for Mobilicity.
  • PayPal signs on to the ePayments Code released by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC code, which replaces EFT code).
  • CNN Money reviews Mint and HelloWallet side-by-side.
  • CNN Money names BillShrink as best app to manage your money.
  • Flint Mobile announces partnership with NXGEN subsidiary Fidano to support mobile payment adoption.
  • Through partnership with Luminous, Nihilent to sell Luminous' solutions in India.
  • IDentity Theft 911 expands service partnership with VyStar Credit Union.
  • Cofounder of TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus writes in the Wall Street Journal about the importance of team-building for successful CEOs.
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-- March 6, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTSYS makes Ethisphere Institute's list of the world's most ethical companies.
  • Opportunity International becomes the first microfinance provider to license analytics solution, Insight, from Temenos.
  • ACI Worldwide presenting at Wedbush Securities Transformational Technologies Management Access Conference today.
  • PayPal signs agreement with Japan-based Softbank and Nihon PayPal KK to extend the PayPal Here mobile payment service to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Cartera Commerce selected by AlwaysOn as OnMedia Top 100 Private Company for third consecutive year.
  • MyBankTracker compares Mint, HelloWallet, and Pageonce.
  • Billhighway announces availability of Give mobile fundraising application.
  • My Money Purdue talks about budgeting with Buxfer.
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.jpgVendTek Systems and TIO Networks partner to provide walk-up bill payment services to the Canadian Market.
  • PerspecSys and Ping Identity partner to make it easier and more secure for enterprises to take advantage of the cloud.
  • Dashlane and Mint.com listed as 2 of 10 free, worthwhile iPhone apps.
  • DoughRoller lists Personal Capital, Mint.com, Expensify, HelloWallet, and Pageonce as 5 of 10 tablet apps that manage your money.
  • Bank Marketing Strategy blog looks at what sets Moven apart from traditional banks.
  • Finsphere awarded US patent for geo-location technology on mobile devices.
  • Comarch wins contract with Italy's UniCredit Group to implement Smart Finance platform.
  • Xconomy reviews personal finance management apps from Mint.com and Pageonce.
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.jpgHere is a list of all the funding Finovate alumni received over the course of 2012.  

After an impressive 2011, where more than $423 million was raised, 2012 was even better, with more than $450 raised.

A few stand-out metrics for the year:

  • A total of 44 companies received funding, some more than once in 2012
  • Combined, more than $450 million was raised
  • The best quarter for raising capital was the first quarter when more than $150 was raised
  • The biggest funding month this year was March, with more than $68 million raised by three companies
Here is a month-by-month breakdown of funding received.

January -- $25 million raised by 3 companies
Currensee: $2 million -- blog post
Finsphere: $11.3 million -- blog post
HelloWallet: $12 million -- blog post

February -- $57 million raised by 5 companies
Capital Access Network: $30 million -- blog post
Dwolla: $5 million -- blog post
Jemstep: $6 million -- blog post
Kabbage: undisclosed -- blog post
Xero: $16.6 million -- blog post

March -- $68 million raised by 3 companies
Boku: $35 million -- blog post
eToro: $15 million -- blog post
ThreatMetrix: $18 million -- blog post

April -- $2.5 million raised by 1 company
miiCard: $2.5 million -- blog post

May -- $55.5 million raised by 5 companies
Kony: $15 million - blog post
Pindrop Security: $1 million -- blog post
SecureKey: $30 million -- blog post
SoMoLend: $1.17 million -- blog post
Yodlee: $8.3 million -- blog post

June -- More than $62 million raised by 8 companies
Affinity Solutions: $14.5 million -- blog post
Arroweye Solutions: $3 million -- blog post
Cartera Commerce: $12.2 million -- blog post
Credit Sesame: $12 million -- blog post
Doughmain: undisclosed -- blog post
Lending Club: $15 million -- blog post
Nutmeg: $5.3 million -- blog post
Planwise: $200,000 -- blog post

July -- $6 million raised by 2 companies
Continuity Control: $1 million -- press release
SaveUp: $5 million -- blog post

August -- More than $49 million raised by 6 companies*
DemystData: undisclosed -- blog post
FutureAdvisor: $5 million -- blog post
FreeMonee: $34 million -- blog post
The Currency Cloud: $3.1 million -- blog post
CashStar: $5 million -- blog post
Continuity Control: $2.25 million -- blog post

September -- More than $59 million raised by 5 companies
Banno: $2 million -- press release
Betterment: $10 million -- press release
Edo Interactive: $15 million -- press release
Fuze Network: $2.5 million -- press release
Kabbage: $30 million -- blog post

October -- $37 million raised by 2 companies
The Currency Cloud: $1.9 million -- blog post
Braintree: $35 million -- blog post

November -- More than $23 raised by 4 companies
ActivePath: $10 million -- blog post
Jingit: $7 million -- blog post
Bazaarvoice: $6.7 million -- blog post
Xero: $49 million -- blog post

December -- More than $16 million raised by 4 companies
Waspit: $3 million -- blog post
Controlabill: $570,000 (A$600,000) -- blog post
Zopa: undisclosed -- blog post
ShopKeep POS: $10 million - blog post
Clover Networks: $3.3 million - blog post

*In addition to the companies listed for August, On Deck Capital raised $100 million in credit facility commitments.

Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. Questions? Comments? E-mail us at Julie@Finovate.com or David@Finovate.com.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgHelloWallet launches new design for web app.
  • TIO Networks signs 5 yr agreement with City Utilities of Springfield to provide financial services.
  • TechCrunch reports Tradeshift Lands Huge Global Client For Its New CloudScan Product.
  • FutureAdvisor wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2012.
  • Finextra reports Artisans' Bank chooses Andera oFlows for online deposits.
  • American Banker reports CFPB to Collaborate with Startups BillGuard, Plastyc and Simple.
  • Ping Identity ranked Number 166 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500.
  • Braintree expands to Australia, Providing Sophisticated Payment Tools for Australian Merchants.
  • Kony Solutions opens Brazilian office, announces Itau Unibanco as a client.
  • Allfiled today announced the addition of miiCard verified identities to its personal data service platform.
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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  • TIBCO Software named to Software Magazine's 500 Largest Software Companies in the World.
  • SoMoLend and GATE Global Impact make a deal that will facilitate investing in business expansion and job growth.
  • Goodwill to provide HelloWallet subscription to employees as well as community members with disabilities and unemployed.
  • Metaforic announces partnership with Appthority to reduce mobile app risks and enhance security.
  • Microsoft's new Windows 8-style UI now supported by the KonyOne Platform.
  • MSM Media awards eToro Best Social Media Trading Product for its OpenBook platform.
  • Ping Identity recognized as 1 of 5 high-growth businesses at Denver Startup Week.
  • National Gift Card Corp partners with InComm to offer gaming & music eGift cards 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.
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  • Equifax announces Spectrum Verification Services Platform, which helps verification through underwriting, QA & closing.
  • Credit Sesame blog features Manilla as a way to digitize finances.
  • Dynamics to nationally launch ePlate credit card device tomorrow via live webcast with 30+ payment apps.
  • Investment News reports Stockr offers social-media site for those passionate about stocks.
  • HelloWallet updates web app with bulk edit transactions, auto categorization, & re-organizing action steps.
  • VentureBeat explains how Kapitall gamifies stock trading.
  • Tenants Can Now Pay Rent Using Cash with PayNearMe's Cash-Payment Solution.
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.jpgVirtual Piggy and Unity Technologies unite to bring seamless game development monetization. Check out Virtual Piggy at FinovateFall.
  • Optus launches direct billing service with Boku, RIM.
  • Des Moines blog looks at Social Money's success.
  • WSJ considers how HelloWallet can help you manage your finances.
  • Dashlane launches app for Android. Check out Dashlane at FinovateFall in New York.
  • FXCM deploys Check Point's 12000 and 4000 series appliances.
  • Times of Malta reports Ixaris to move office, eyes new markets.
  • Dwolla introduces reddit Donate, a new platform to give.
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.jpgFor the second consecutive year, CashStar named 1 of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Maine.
  • The WSJ compares The Currency Cloud, Currency Fair, Wonga & Nutmeg with Britain's traditional banks. Come check out The Currency Cloud at FinovateFall in NYC September 12 & 13.
  • My Bank Tracker reports on a Dwolla integration at a Pittsburgh-based supermarket chain.
  • Virtual Piggy service will be integrated into Girly Stuff's e-commerce launch. Check out Virtual Piggy at FinovateFall.
  • FutureAdvisor raises $5 mil, launches 401(k) fee analyzer tool.
  • Currensee and Direct FX form partnership.
  • Jwaala and Truaxis team up to provide credit unions with StatementRewards platform. Come to FinovateFall to check out Truaxis' live demo.
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.jpgSoMoLend launches small business competition.
  • The Next Web features Raphael Ouzan, BillGuard founder and CTO.
  • The Washington Post looks at HelloWallet's move to D.C.
  • TBA Services Company renews endorsement of Q2ebanking's services.
  • Credit Union Journal reports Franklin Mint FCU Adds Geezeo.
  • Braintree acquires Venmo for $26 mil, ranked 415 on Inc 500 list.
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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  • MyBankTracker lists Mint, LearnVest, and HelloWallet as the best PFM tools. Come to FinovateFall to check out LearnVest.
  • PYMNTS.com recognizes Mitek as 1 of the "most innovative" companies in payments space.
  • Google Product Alum, Joe Wolf, joins FreeMonee as VP of Product.
  • Payment solutions provider, Payvision, partners with Virtual Piggy. Check out Virtual Piggy at FinovateFall in NYC next month.
  • Outright now integrates with Etsy Direct Checkout.
  • BehavioSec selected by military research organization DARPA to provide IT security.
  • Truaxis to provide ORCC with StatementRewards Loyalty Program. Check out Truaxis at FinovateFall September 12 and 13.
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.jpgTaulia provides Dynamic Discounting platform to Northgate Information Solutions.
  • OANDA's trading app integrates StockTwits social commentary on currency & forex markets.
  • TMC reports Locaid aids enterprises with secure location needs.
  • Forbes publishes facts and stats about payment gateway, Braintree.
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 HelloWallet brings its PFM to Android.
  • Tradeshift announces Supplier Choice Movement.
  • TASCET uses Financial ICONN technology to mitigate tax return fraud.
  • Timesfreepress.com features Rebirth Financial.
  • ProfitStars recognized as 2012 Microsoft ISV-Windows Azure Partner of the 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.jpgCU Times reports Ensenta & MShift partner in joint mobile banking & RDC deployment at 5 CUs.
  • Pacific Daily News recommends Mint.com Buxfer, or Budgetpulse for new grads to keep track of spending.
  • BankNXT looks at FinovateSpring Best of Show demos and Simple's new app.
  • Taulia & SAP partner for dynamic discounting services.
  • Seattle's KOMO News covers BillGuard.
  • Wall Street Journal suggests Mint, Credit Karma, HelloWallet & LearnVest as tools for financial novices.
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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Since we are nearing the end of the first quarter, we wanted to look back at all of the Finovate alums who have raised funding over the past few months.

Here's the month-by-month breakdown:

January -- $25 million raised by 3 companies

February -- $57 million raised by 5 companies
March -- $68 million raised by 3 companies

Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. If you see any funding that is not on this list, please send the name of the company along with a link to the funding information to julie@netbanker.com and I will add it.

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDynamics launches ePlate card technology, allows users to choose payment rewards. Come see it demo live at FinovateSpring.
  • HelloWallet hires Michael Yoch, former NPR product lead & Trooper Sanders, former Michelle Obama advisor.
  • Klarna wins Billion Dollar Company award at GP Bullhound Digital Champions Nordic 2012.
  • Integration Developer News covers Ping Identity's PingOne.
  • AOL Daily Finance discusses why they like Bazaarvoice.
  •  First quarter 2012 funding for Finovate alumni: $150 million raised.
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.jpgCredit Karma is moving its headquarters to San Francisco's financial district.
  • Linkable Networks is listed as 1 of 5 startups you should follow.
  • Tablet PC review lists Wikinvest Portfolio as one of the best iPad apps for tracking Wall Street stocks.
  • AOL Daily Finance names HelloWallet as 1 of 5 money-smart apps for business travelers.
  • UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School turns to Ping Identity to solve identity management complexity.
  • Daily Herald looks at Credit Sesame.
  • Kony Solutions appoints Harold Goldberg as CMO.
  • The Bellingham Herald recommends using Expensify to organize your expenses for tax time. Come see the live demo at FinovateSpring next month in San Francisco.
  • Scotsman covers UK P2P company, Zopa.
  • CNN Money lists SecondMarket as 1 of 8 crowdfunding sites to watch.
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.jpgProfitStars partners with ACH Alert to introduce new solutions to mitigate losses from ACH and wire fraud.
  • Striata partners with Tricubes, an ID authentication specialist, to provide Malaysian clients with secure document delivery.
  • Forbes discusses Dwolla's location-based payments service.
  • Thomson Reuters named one of Ethisphere's 2012 "World's Most Ethical Companies" for fourth successive year.
  • HelloWallet announces V2 of its iPhone app with account setup, budget creation, & manual transactions.
  • SaveUp launches pilot program at 20 credit unions.
  • Utiba takes on ValidSoft's security solution.
  • Ping Identity educates consultants to better serve end users.
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Yesterday, Finextra published an article highlighting the benefits of implementing a PFM. It publishes some interesting stats on key PFM platforms:

    • 90% of Mint's almost 8 million users say the PFM haschangedtheirfinancial habits
    • Users are willing to pay $9 for HelloWallet*HelloWallet.jpgLodoSoftwareLogo.jpg
    • Lodo boasts member retention rates of98% among PFM users
    • According to Lodo, PFM users have more bank accounts than non-users

To learn more about Mint, HelloWallet, and Lodo, watch Mint's FinovateSpring 2011 demo, HelloWallet's FinovateSpring 2011 demo, and Lodo's FinovateEurope 2011 demo

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*Does not include employees who are given the PFM services as an employee benefit from their company.

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCashStar brings eGifting platform to the UK.
  • Service2Media signs AppCenter Partner agreement with HintTech.
  • Clairmail appoints former Apple executive, Mitch Stein as new Director of Innovation and Design.
  • Lazy Man and Money blog covers SigFig, calling it the best way to track your investments.
  • Wonga launches Easter Egg hunt on Facebook.
  • eToro's OpenBook wins 2011 Superior Trading and Resource (STAR) Award.
  • WSJ's MarketWatch suggests using HelloWallet to help employees build wealth.
  • Relevantly Speaking highlights Offermatic in a podcast.
  • NY Times Bucks blog describes the experience of using Citi's rewards card powered by Dynamics.
  • Finextra looks at Mint, HelloWallet, and Lodo to consider benefits of implementing a PFM.
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  • BrightScope adds Josh Brown, financial advisor & author to advisory board.
  • AppStorm shares how Enloop can help you move your business into the VC world.
  • GigaOM rumors that PayPal will launch a mobile payment dongle to compete with Square and Intuit.
  • The Urban Twist lists HelloWallet as one of seven scorching hot tech startups in D.C.
  • INTTRA, independent transactional network for ocean freight, and Tradeshift partner to help manage ocean freight invoices.
  • Entrepreneur lists Kashoo & Xero as 2 of 4 online apps that can be handy for tax time.
  • Backbase announces most successful year to date, doubling software revenue & adding multiple tier-1 customers.
  • eToro closes $15 mil funding round led by spark capital.
  • CashStar upgrades web gifting interface.
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  • HelloWallet signs with Mercer to provide PFM tool to employees.
  • The Glass Hammer profiles Lynne Laube, President & COO of Cardlytics.
  • Desert News highlights ReadyForZero's creativity in helping consumers understand credit card debt.
  • Money Marketing looks at practical ideas from FinovateEurope, uses Meniga as example.
  • Heartland Bank selects ID Theft 911 to provide ID theft protection management, and resolution services to customers.
  • Business Centric Services Group and partners launch new training workshop to empower businesses to market online.
  • Tradeshift introduces CloudScan to simplify invoicing.
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can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

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