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Alumni News-- September 11, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgArcher Daniels Midland deploys Tradeshift's Collaborative Workflow system.
  • Coinbase opens its doors to European customers in 13 countries.
  • Dealstruck and Lendio partner to provide capital to Jidan Cleaning.
  • Oink releases v 2.0 of its app to improve mobile shopping experience and allow users to favorite retailers.
  • LightCyber partners with Check Point Software to provide breach detection and response.
  • Stitch Labs features Xero on its list of four apps for multichannel sellers this holiday season.
  • Forex Magnates takes a look at the latest upgrades to Darwinex's trading platform.
  • Kalixa partners with Millicom to launch new payments service venture in Latin America and Africa.
  • Top Image Systems announces new subsidiary TIS Australia.
  • PYMNTS: Braintree CEO Bill Ready talks about ApplePay with MPD CEO Karen Webster.
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 16, 2016

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgpeerTransfer and Nelnet expand partnership, enhancing international payment options for educational institutions.
  • Xero MD Chris Ridd featured on Qantas radio. Check out Xero at FinDEVr, the first event for fintech developers.
  • Micronotes releases Mobile-SMS to automate the referral process through the mobile SMS channel to drive more sales.
  • Lendio launches program for brokers that helps more SMBs find financing by giving brokers and ISOs access to Lendio's lending options.
  • New app from The Members Group alerts Google Glass wearers if a Dwolla-accepting merchant is nearby.
  • mBank deploys authentication technology from HID Global.
  • Jack Henry launches jhaEnterprise Workflow solution.
  • Coinbase integration brings bitcoin payments to Shopify merchants.
  • Zooz raises $12 million in round led by Blumberg Capital.
  • MasterCard's MasterPass to enable in-app payments by August.
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 9, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBank Systems & Technology: Consumers CU Expands National Footprint with Andera's Online Account Opening Solution.
  • Lendio launches free version of prospect mgmt software, Pipeline, for the business loan process.
  • Encap Security joins the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance to change the nature of online authentication by reducing reliance on passwords.
  • LendAcademy takes a look at $146 million in new loan originations in June for Prosper.
  • And speaking of Prosper, Altifi.con's This Week in Crowdfunding features Prosper CEO Ron Suber.
  • Rebranded version of Ripple Client, Ripple Trade emerges from two-month soft launch.
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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  • Netbanker considers why the BBVA Simple Bank deal is extraordinary.
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators selects Authentify for NSTIC Trusted Online Identities Pilot.
  • ThreatMetrix wins Most Innovative Anti-Malware Solution and Best Product Network Access Control Solution at 2014 Cyber Defense Mag Awards.
  • Tyfone unveils Fluide mobile banking platform.
  • PayPal to be the first payment provider on the latest Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches.
  • Lendio marks a year of record growth.
  • Kapitall announces $13 million in funding in round led by Linden Venture.
  • Wallaby launches Google Glass payment app.
  • ShopKeep POS wins global Gold Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service for 2nd year in a row.
  • MasterCard partners with Syniverse to pilot location-based, anti-fraud service.
  • MoadBus to offer Allied Payment Network's PicturePay.
  • ACI Worldwide to power online banking for Trustco Bank.
  • Bankers' Bank to deploy Aptys Solutions' PayLOGICS originating and processing wire 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.

Lendio Marks a Year of Record Growth

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Alternative financing has become increasingly mainstream with small business borrowers, as well as traditional and non-traditional lenders.

Lendio, a startup that matches small businesses with interested investors, helped reinforce the popularity of non-traditional lending techniques today by releasing some notable growth figures. Here is an overview:

    • More than doubled its revenue growth from 2012 to 2013
    • Provided approximately $1.15 billion in business loan matches in 2013 to help SMBs finance their endeavors
    • The number of business owners who created a profile on Lendio's platform grew by 350,000 in 2013
    • Doubled its staff
    • Received $4.5 million in Series B funding
    • Named one of Utah's Best Places to Work in 2013 by Utah Business Magazine 
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Additionally, last year it released two SaaS products for lenders, Lendio for the Loan Specialist and Lendio for the Team Lead. Both products are aimed to help lenders more efficiently manage their leads.

Lendio demoed at FinovateSpring 2011. You can check out its demo here.

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Cheers to a new year! After ringing in 2014, we wanted take a look back at the capital raised by Finovate alumni in 2013. It was quite a year, with alums pulling in $825 million, $365 million more than in 2012 for an increase of about 80%.

2013 funding summary:
    • 62 companies raised $825 million
    • Q4 had the most capital, with a total of $294 million raised by 17 companies (more than half by Xero, which landed $150 million). 
    • October was the busiest month, with $177 million raised (mostly Xero's $150 million)
    • May was second highest with $91 million raised by 7 companies
2012 comparison
Last year Finovate alums took in almost twice as much as 2012, when 44 Finovate alums collectively raised $460 million. The chart below shows the quarter-by-quarter comparison for both years.

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Quarter 1 -- blog post
More than $155 million raised by 14 companies

January -- $57 million raised by 6 companies
February -- $56 million raised by 5 companies
March -- $42 million raised by 4 companies

Quarter 2 -- blog post
More than $205 million raised by 15 companies

June -- $81.7 million raised by 6 companies
May -- $91.5 million raised by 7 companies
April -- $32 million raised by 2 companies

Quarter 3 -- blog post
More than $171 million raised by 22 companies

July -- More than $63 million raised by 8 companies
August -- More than $26 million raised by 6 companies
September -- $82 million raised by 9 companies

Quarter 4
More than $294 million raised by 17 companies

October-- $177 raised by 6 companies
November -- More than $87 million raised by 7 companies
December -- More than $30 million raised by 6 companies


Note: Funding that companies received before they first appeared at Finovate was not counted. Questions? Comments? Email us at julie@finovate.com or david@finovate.com.

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgRentPaidOnline and PayNearMe partner to bring cash payments to its online platform 
  • Daily Finance interviews PaySimple CEO Eric Remer on Next-Gen Payment Processing.
  • ShopKeep POS releasing new version of its iPad-based sales mgmt system to cut checkout time in retail locations.
  • Novant Health launches on doxo to deliver bills & simplify the patient experience.
  • Lendio named one of Utah Business Magazine's Best Companies to Work for in 2013.
  • Credit Sesame launches banking channel with new interest rate comparison tool.
  • Billhighway ranked no. 146 fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte's 2013 Tech Fast 500.
  • Former U.S. Treasury assistant secretary for financial institutions and Google SVP join Lending Club's advisory board.
  • The Paypers reports SumUp extends to Latin America with launch of m-payments service in Brazil.
  • Lend Academy reports: Lending Club now valued at over $2 Billion.
  • Open Bank Project organizing the second edition of Hack/Make The Bank FinTech hackathon in Paris on Nov 30th.
  • EyeVerify competes tonight in Kauffman Foundation's "Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash".
  • Texas Advanced Computing Center to test pilot Toopher's Invisible Multifactor Authentication solution.
  • MasterCard opens office in Bangladesh.
  • Leaf featured in column on Boston-based mobile payment hardware systems.
  • The Points Guy compares new Coin card to Wallaby Card.
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-- October 21, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAlvaro Soltero of Leaf takes a look at the future of payments.
  • Forbes.com features an interview with Brett Meyers, CEO of CurrencyFair.
  • MasterCard launches TravelController to improve expense reconciliation.
  • TSYS, PayPal, & PaySimple listed in top 10 multi-currency processing solutions for October.
  • Lendio launches beta version of Lendio for the loan specialist.
  • FORMFREE and Equifax partner to streamline borrower asset checks.
  • Prepaid Resources announces formation of Trefoil Technology.
  • TransferWise tops £1 million ($400,000 USD) mark in international money transfers.
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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The third quarter of 2013 revealed that even during the sleepy days of summer, the business of putting capital into the coffers of fintech innovators remained as busy as ever.

Finovate alumni were the beneficiaries of more than $171 million during July, August, and September. This brings the total year-to-date funding for Finovate alumni to at least $526 million (some of the funding amounts were undisclosed).

Here is the Q3 summary for 2013:

July -- More than $63 million raised by eight companies
August -- More than $26 million raised by six companies
September -- $82 million raised by nine companies
Note: Fundings prior to a Finovate appearance not included. Questions? Comments? Email us at julie@finovate.com or david@finovate.com.

Finovate Alumni News-- September 26, 2013

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  • Updated Google Wallet app lets users store loyalty cards.
  • MasterCard teams up with National Bank of Egypt, Egyptian Banks Company, and Fawry to launch m-wallet in Egypt.
  • EBay's PayPal acquires Braintree in $800M cash deal.
  • The Boston Business Journal features peerTransfer.
  • miiCard presents trends from the innovators at FinovateFall.
  • Lendio raises $4.5 million for small business loan-matching Service.
  • TechCrunch reports: SecondMarket launches a Bitcoin investment trust for accredited investors.
  • Billhighway adds Boys & Girls Club of Troy as client.
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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While most of us have spent the past week dreaming of Labor Day destinations, small business lending platform Lendio was busy raising capital. And lots of it.

The company announced late this week that it had secured $4.2 million as part of a Series B funding round. The round was led by Runa Capital, and also included the participation of current investors Tribeca Venture Partners and Highway 12 Ventures.

As reported in a TechCrunch profile of the company published this week, Lendio plans to use the new funding to help the hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners that have come through the platform to get access to the capital they need to grow their enterprises.

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Lendio was founded in 2005, and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company's platform connects small businesses in search of capital with lenders looking for creditworthy borrowers and good returns. The company cites a successful match rate of 85% for the companies that complete a Lendio profile.

Lendio earned $6 million in Series A funding in February 2011, and $2 million in debt funding later that year. We last reported on Lendio a month ago, as the company partnered with ProfitStars (another Finovate alum) to provide small businesses with ProfitStars' BusinessManger and access to LendingNetwork. See our story on the new deal here.

The company presented its lending platform at FinovateFall 2011 in San Francisco. Watch Lendio's demo here.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechCrunch reports: Lendio using new funding to help SMBs secure loans & avoid bad credit.
  • Payments Source considers how SumUp is competing in a Square world.
  • Cards International reports: Dynamics unveils U.S.A credit card with stars and stripes magnetic strip. Come to FinovateFall in NYC to see Dynamics showcase its new innovation.
  • MasterCard, C-SAM, DNP team up to bring white-label NFC mobile wallet service to Japan. See MasterCard demo at Finovate Fall in September.
  • OxGadgets reviews miiCard as a solution for online identity authentication. Join miiCard in New York for FinovateFall.
  • Mashreq Bank launches EMV chip and PIN-compliant mobile POS service via partnership with Swiff and MasterCard.
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.jpgPayPal reviews second quarter performance.
  • Creditcard.com.au features SocietyOne as 1 of 5 industries where you should be using a 'share business'.
  • Network World reports: Authentify xFA provides simple, secure primary authentication using digital certificates and voice biometrics.
  • Compliance Week reports: Actiance Socialite helps simplify social media compliance.
  • MasterCard's Margaret Shine talks debit card adoption with Pymnts.com.
  • Lendio prevents five reasons why small businesses should rely on cloud accounting.
  • Project Runway season opener features contestants using GoBank accounts to make purchases and manage spending.
  • Netbanker looks at the benefits of Moven's contactless NFC sticker.
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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The partnership between Finovate alumni Lendio and ProfitStars provides small businesses with ProfitStars's accounts-receivable financing solution, BusinessManager, as well as access to the company's LendingNetwork alternative-financing referral program.

The goal is to make it easier for small businesses to obtain the capital they need to grow and expand. BusinessManager is a web-based financial program that lets businesses sell their accounts receivables to their bank at a discount on a daily basis.

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The LendingNetwork provides financing to creditworthy business customers through a network of more than 20 commercial providers. It serves as an option for those customers unable to access traditional lines of credit.

Lendio matches lenders with small businesses owners seeking financing. The company was founded by Brock Blake (CEO) and Trent Miskin (CTO) in 2006, and is based in South Jordan, Utah, near Salt Lake City. Lendio includes among its partners companies like legal zoom, Experian, and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation.

        

ProfitStars is a division of Jack Henry & Associates focusing on developing products and services designed to help financial institutions control risks, minimize costs, and grow revenue.

Lendio demonstrated its lending platform as part of the FinovateSpring 2011 show in San Francisco. See the company's presentation here. ProfitStars demoed BudgetManager at the FinovateSpring 2012 show one year later. A video of the demo is available here.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSimple celebrates first birthday with $1 billion in annual transactions.
  • Lendio will connect SMBs with ProfitStars' BusinessManager solution and LendingNetwork program.
  • 3Rivers is the first credit union to deploy Allied Payment Network's PicturePay mobile billpay solution.
  • ACI Worldwide partners with DBS to deliver online banking platform to corporate clients in Asia.
  • Payments Source reports: Virtual Piggy Enables Payments for Toy Robot Seller.
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.jpgCapital Access Network achieves new record of $66 million in monthly volume.
  • CoverHound names Keith Moore Chief Marketing Officer.
  • ProjectionHub and Lendio partner to help small businesses find the right loan.
  • Green Bay Press Gazette features GoBank on the heels of the company's public launch this week.
  • Kashoo publishes interview with company "Jack of All Trades" Amrik Randhawa.
  • OneID provided to students of Sydney, Australia's MacQuarie University.
  • Techcrunch takes a look at LendUp's plan to provide instant online, mobile loans.
  • SeedInvest raises $1 million in round led by the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network.
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.jpgVirtual Piggy grows to over a quarter million users.
  • TrustedID launches new service to help protect AARP members from identity theft.
  • Lendio launches new small business resource center to give business owners access to products and services to help grow their businesses.
  • Geezeo advances social finances by launching Friend and Feed tools.
  • FreeAgent launches Invoice-o-matic, a free online invoicing tool for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • EZBOB announces new, 12-month business loan with decreasing rate over term.
  • Realty Mogul featured in Herald-Tribune column on bringing real estate investing "to the masses."
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-- May 24, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMainStreet features "stock tip truth-o-meter" and FinovateSpring 2013 Best of Show winner TipRanks.
  • GMC Software Technology enters partnership with PostConnect to deploy Inspire technology.
  • AppScout takes a look at Flint's mobile app for iPad and iPhone.
  • Yandex.Money integrates with Еuropean payment provider Skrill.
  • Banking Business Review reports: Handpoint introduces Chip and PIN MPOS systems.
  • Newfination visits the Personal Capital offices, interviews Head Of Advisory Services, Kyle Ryan.
  • American Banker mentions how Lendio and Lighter Capital are changing the face of small business lending.
  • Internet Retailer reports: ThreatMetrix helps EMerchantPay reduce its clients' chargeback rates.
  • Klarna named "most innovative company" at annual Media Momentum Awards arranged by GP Bullhound.
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-- May 20, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgQuantopian featured in the print edition of Barron's Electronic Investor column.
  • Software company Malauzai, technology partner with Allied Payment Networks, talks mobile photo bill pay adoption rates.
  • CardNotPresent takes a look at OneID's two-factor authentication technology.
  • Palo Alto Software collaborates with MasterCard to provide lean planning and management software solutions to small businesses.
  • Lendio interviews BBC Easy founders in a podcast on its blog.
  • CommunityLend's FinanceIt launches paperless document function.
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.jpgCortera now offering free Cortera Business Directory accounts.
  • Lendio announces record year-over-year revenue growth of 97% for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Zopa launches Safeguard offer that protects lenders from faulty borrowers through a fund held by a non-profit.
  • PayMyStudentLoans.com reviews ReadyForZero can help students save money in college.
  • PA Consulting Group will deliver identity verification solutions using miiCard.
  • MoneyDesktop launches new version of PFM & updates MoneyMobile app.
  • South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank is the fifth Bangladeshi bank to deploy Temenos T24 banking software.
  • Leaf announces Leaf Membership Network. Join Leaf in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • Financial Advisor introduces Finect. Come see Finect demo their technology at FinovateSpring.
  • appPicker reviews Kashoo Accounting for iPad.
  • Small Business Association of Michigan selects Billhighway Give as its mobile fundraising solution.
  • Intuit releases Android tablet banking app. Come to FinovateSpring to watch Intuit unveil its new technology.
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.jpgCachet Financial Solutions integrates with CU Mobile Apps, a provider of mobile banking solutions.
  • Finextra reports SafetyPay opens up to German-speaking markets.
  • Lendio reports 2012 growth metrics.
  • Expensify listed as 1 of 4 apps to helps save and manage your money.
  • TechFaster interviews BillGuard CMO Mary Anne Keegan.
  • Business Insider interviews Josh Reich, Simple founder and CEO.
  • Xero makes Bank Reconciliation available to Android users.
  • edo Interactive's new Marketplace platform targets small, local businesses.
  • Check out Finovate's infographic of FinovateEurope 2013 innovation themes.
  • Billhighway named as finalist in the 2013 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
  • SigFig-powered USA Today Money Portfolio Tracker launches in app store.
  • CashStar reports record holiday season; 800% increase in mobile eGift Card purchases.
  • Continuity Control partners with Community BancService Corporation.
  • TSYS technology at work in Visa's Saral Money program in India.
  • Rabobank launches Figlo-powered widgets for online banking homepage.
  • BrightScope ranks top 25 law firms with highest-rated 401(k) plans.
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.

  • Argos sees a record 79 mil of its online visitors engage in conversations about the brand since implementing Bazaarvoice's Conversations.
  • IP Commerce Payment API Sample Code Now Available on Github.
  • Silver Tail Systems Acquired by Data Storage Giant, EMC.
  • Lendio.com ends Q3 adding record number of lenders to 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.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgInComm launches prepaid products in Brazil, partners with Peela.
  • Dwolla re-launches developers portal to make it more user friendly.
  • PC Mag recommends Dashlane to protect your password.
  • Number of small business owners using Lendio increased by 12x YOY in Q2.
  • ProfitStars announces remittance solutions for its relationship with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).
  • Rumors suggest Xero to announce acquisitions at annual conference.
  • Bill.com recognized as a JMP Securities "Hot 100" Software Company for third consecutive 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.jpgCNBC covers how SecondMarket is looking to move from trading Facebook to Pinterest.
  • TechCrunch reports Boku launched billing partnership with Sprint, giving it partnerships with all 4 major U.S. carriers.
  • Meniga's PFM solution powers Sweden's first Smartbank, launched by Skandia.
  • SecureKey adds 40 staff in past six months, reaches business and recognition milestones.
  • Lendio sees nearly 500% increase in matching businesses with small business loans.
  • Check Point launches free ZoneAlarm anti-virus/firewall combo.
  • Forbes features article by Mike Alfred, CEO of BrightScope, discussing the differing opinions he, Personal Capital and FutureAdvisor have on the role of financial advisors.
  • Fiserv to offer global ACH payments through partnership with Earthport.
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.jpgAmerican Banker reports PayPal tests its POS system at Office Depot.
  • LBi integrates Service2Media platform for clients including Coca-Cola, & Sony. Come see Service2Media demo live at FinovateEurope on February 7.
  • Small Business Trends examines the pros and cons of financing a startup using Prosper, Lending Club, or Lendio.
  • Ping Identity launches blog called Identity Matters. Come see Ping Identity at FinovateEurope Feb. 7 in London.
  • FiPath announces campaign to encourage Generation X to save for retirement.
  • Currensee receives additional $2 million in series C financing.
  • Finovate interviews David Barrett, CEO of Expensify http://bit.ly/zVZzD9
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.

On Deck Releases Version 1 of API

OnDeckLogo.jpgOn Deck, the startup that delivers capital to main street businesses, released the first version of its API today.

"This gives banks, online service providers to small businesses, and the over 800 On Deck Funding Advisor partners integrated access to the On Deck platform, which includes their powerful credit decision and application submission system. Through the API, these third parties can now incorporate On Deck's loan origination and credit scoring functionality into their own software applications, bringing increased efficiency to the small business lending process without adding additional steps to the workflow or user experience."

The API supports two functions:

    1. Credit pre-qualifications -- Allows financial institutions to determine if their clients qualify for a short-term business loan
    2. Application submission -- Allows third parties to submit loan applications from their CRM system
Lendio, a company that matches lenders with small business owners seeking to borrow capital, is using the API to pre-qualify borrowers and match them with lenders using On Deck's technology.

To learn more about On Deck, watch its Finovate 2009 demo.
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The results were impressive:

  • A total of 34 companies received funding, some more than once
  • The companies collectively raised over $423 million dollars
  • The months with the highest number of companies receiving funding were June August, both with 8 companies
  • The highest amount of funding came in the month of June, when the alumni brought in over $124.4 million
Here is a month-by-month breakdown of funding received:

January -- $40.8 million raised by 3 companies

February -- $10.3+ million raised by 3 companies

March -- $20.4 million raised by 4 companies

June -- $124.4 million raised by 8 companies

July -- $1.1 million raised by 1 company

August -- $103.4 million raised by 8 companies

September -- $33 million raised by 1 company

October-- $22 million raised by 2 companies

November -- $16.3+ million raised by 3 companies

December -- $52.2 million raised by 5 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.
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  • BrightScope plans to tweak its blog & redesign its homepage.
  • SimpliFi wins four Achievement in Marketing awards from Columbus chapter of American Marketing Association.
  • New York Shop Exchange interviews Brock Blake, Lendio CEO, about small business loans.
  • MyBankTracker looks at Yodlee's FinApps and the evolution of Mobile Banking.
  • Fifth Third Bank launches mobile banking apps powered by Clairmail.
  • TechCrunch reports Braintree receives investment from Capital One co-founder, Nigel Morris.
  • Currensee launches Trade Leaders Program for institutional clients.
  • TechCrunch explores the differences between Mint.com and HelloWallet's mobile apps.
  • Family blogger Darcy shares five of DoughMain's features.
  • Xero doubles its customer numbers, gains traction overseas.
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.jpgApparel Retailer Aeropostale selects CashStar to provide e-gift cards.
  • CU Insight reports that Geezeo partners with IBT, a financial services innovator.
  • Dynamics' Chip And Choice Technology wins 2011 CARTES Best in Show Award.
  • NY Daily News recommends LearnVest and DoughMain as resources for financial education.
  • Lendio inspires future entrepreneurs with $2,500 scholarship.
  • Arroweye approved to digitally produce Discover Cards.
  • ABA Banking Journal describes mobile banking, citing Celent's report, "Innovations in Mobile at Finovate."
  • Affinion Group to distribute Finsphere's Mobile Transaction Monitoring service.
  • Betterment CEO Jon Stein interviews with top investment bloggers.
  • Centuryware discusses SecondMarket's success.
  • Wonga CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year by European Tech Tour Association.
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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Yesterday, Lendio announced that it will work with LegalZoom to allow users to access legal resources on its platform:

"LegalZoom offers prepaid legal plans for individuals and small businesses at a cost of as little as $15 a month. Customers can obtain legal advice over the telephone and other services from an attorney licensed in their state."

Bringing LegalZoom to the Lendio platform will provide users access to financing and legal resources in one place.

To learn more about Lendio, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

on deck capital.jpgLendioLogo11.11.jpgLendio was featured in CNNMoney this morning, where it was referred to as a, "small biz loan matchmaker." 

The article goes on to describe the headache that an Alabama small business had when trying to secure funding. After being turned down by a bank, the business turned to Lendio and was able to secure funding within a week through On Deck Capital.

The article also shares some stats on Lendio:

    • Loans range from $5,000 to $1 million
    • 2010 revenue was $8.6 
    • Since March it has received 3,000 loan requests
    • Loan approval rate is 50-70%
To learn more about Lendio, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.
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  • FeeFighters shares its web traffic spikes from being in TechCrunch articles.
  • Monitise launches mobile checkout service.
  • Fox Business News mentions how Tyfone is helping to retrofit cellphones with NFC capability.
  • Reuters reports how Lending Club uses consumer sentiment towards banks as an opportunity.
  • Striata selected by Securitas, a growing security company in South Africa, to provide eBilling & ePayment to customers.
  • ThreatMetrix deploys multi-layered data encryption architecture in new release of Cloud-Based Fraud Prevention Platform.
  • Iowa-based UNI CU and W.Va-based WV United FCU sign on for Dwolla's FiSync.
  • MyBankTracker compares Offermatic to Groupon and Womply.
  • Linkable Networks (formerly Clovr Media) partners with 24/7 Real Media to tap into card linked offers.
  • Wade Arnold, T8 Webware CEO, is selected for The Courier's Class of 2011 20 Under 40 award.
  • Bill.com's paperless bill management wins silver award.
  • DoughMain launches financial education game Sand Dollar City.

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  • Read Write Web argues the mobile payments capital of the US is Des Moines, IA thanks to Dwolla.
  • Fox Business News reports GoalMine seeks to level the investing field.
  • PayPal updates its Android app with support for NFC payments.
  • eWise hires Alexandre Gonthier, former Boku CTO, as new CEO.
  • Lendio makes its business loan matching service free.
  • Finextra reports Intuit partners with AT&T to take on Square in the emerging mobile card processing market.
  • Xero updates its app: increases speed and improves UI.
  • Business Insider lists Dwolla and Simple as 2 of 20 most innovative startups in tech.
  • Billeo launches ShopSmart to bring consumers relevant discounts.
  • Zecco hosts $500 sweepstakes.
  • miiCard gives first 10,000 users free accounts for life.
  • Netbanker: Top 10 Reasons Why BankSimple Dropped the Bank.
  • Expensify creates four pricing plans.

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  • Plastyc launches UPside Visa Savings Purse.
  • Diversinet receives U.S. Patent for securely storing information on a mobile device.
  • American Banker reports Ohio Valley CU is working with Truaxis to offer discounts.
  • Xero calls on UK Gov to deliver better reporting, not simpler reporting for micro businesses.
  • Lendio adds 40 Banks, offers local business loans to 70% of the U.S.
  • Lending Club reaches $400 million in loan originations.

  • Huntington Bank works with Kony to create an iPad app.


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Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete. 

Out of 268 alumni, 80 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in September 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 33 (41%) had more visitors in September than August. Year-over-year, 42 (52%) had traffic increases.

Private Companies

  • Seeking Alpha and Cortera had the highest traffic in September with 2.1 and 2.0 million unique visitors, respectively. Cortera also had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visits with over 1.5 more visits in 2011 than in 2010.
  • Kabbage had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 280x.
  • Weemba saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 7.5 times the number of unique visitors in September compared to August.
  • SmartCredit.com had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 126,000.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was August 2011
2) Sears Credit Score is powered by CreditKarma.com
3) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue

Public companies

  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 7 times the number of visitors this year than last year.
  • Intuit had a notable increase in number of unique, year-over-year visitors, increasing by 300,000 visits.
  • Check Point had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 41% more visitors in September than in August.
PublicWebTrafficSeptember2.jpgSource: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = not measurable
4. t= tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.
Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete

Out of 268 alumni, 75 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in August 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 41 (55%) had more visitors in August than July. Year-over-year, 45 (60%) had traffic increases.

Private Companies

  • Seeking Alpha -- the most-trafficked in August with 2.5 million unique visitors -- also had the highest increase in number of unique month-over-month visits with 300,000 more visits in August than in July.
  • Budgettracker.com saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 6.5 times the number of unique visitors in August compared to July.
  • Betterment had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 88x.
  • Cortera had the highest number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 1.5 million. 
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Source: Compete.com retrieved week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011
2) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue
5) Checkingfinder.com is powered by BancVue

Public Companies

  • Fiserv had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 50% more visitors.
  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 5 times the number of visitors.
  • S1 also had a high percentage growth year-over-year, doubling its visitors.
August2011PublicWebTraffic5.jpg
Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
_______________________________________________________
Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = Not measurable
4. t= Tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.

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