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Just days after its competitor, Cardlytics, announced a major funding round, Linkable Networks landed a fresh $8 million round.

The new installment is Linkable Networks' seventh funding round, bringing its total to $28.7 million.

    • October 2014: $8 million
    • August 2013: $3.6 million
    • December 2012: $4.1 million
    • September 2012: $3.2 million
    • October 2011: Undisclosed
    • March 2011: $8.3 million
    • October 2010: $1.5 million

The Boston-based company's investors include Kepha Partners, Common Angels Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and Citi Ventures.

Linkable Networks focuses on enhancing customer loyalty for retailers while providing financial institutions with a reward program linked to bank cards.

The company was founded as Clovr Media in 2011 and has since changed its name. It debuted MyLinkables MasterCard solution at FinovateFall 2012.

Alumni News-- November 11, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgLinkable Networks Raises $8 Million for Card Linked Offers Platform.
  • Coinbase integrates with Openfolio to create transparency in who is investing in Bitcoin.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions Launches Enhanced Select Business 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.
  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMyBankTracker looks at PayPal's new design.
  • Linkable Networks unveils multiple omni channel SKU-level card-linked offer solutions to support all retailer types and sizes.
  • European Bitcoin exchange Safello to integrate Jumio's identity document verification technology.
  • Thomson Reuters announces enhancements, upgrades to Accelus Risk Manager.
  • FinovateSpring 2014: Lights! Camera! Demo Videos! See all 67 presentations from our San Jose conference.
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.jpgLinkable Networks teams up with Ohana to deliver card-linked savings.
  • Actiance launches its Actiance Technology Partner Program.
  • Check Point Software Technologies launches new 41000 Security System, expanding its network security portfolio.
  • The Paypers interviews ThreatMetrix CEO, Reed Taussig.
  • Kantox announces formation of European Advisory Board.
  • doxo launches real-time business analytics and market data for service providers.
  • The Simple customer experience as experienced on a 3 week bike trip to FinovateSpring.
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 23, 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.jpgNous launches two-month pilot program with Hong Kong hedge fund. Launched at FinovateEurope in February, Nous' Spark Profit has 25,000 registered users in 194 countries.
  • Heritage Bank of Nevada to deploy Fiserv's deposit reclassification solution, ReserveLink.
  • AmeriServ signs real-time account processing agreement with FIS to deploy TrustDesk.
  • TSYS to discontinue operations in Japan after almost 14 years.
  • Billhighway & RallyBound partner to make multi-channel fundraising a reality for nonprofits.
  • Zendesk customer service software partners with Xero.
  • PerformanceIn interviews Linkable Networks CEO, Tom Burgess.
  • Insuritas working with to launch its virtual insurance agency solution. Come see Insuritas at FinovateSpring next week.
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.jpgLinkable Networks inks deal with Evan Anthony and Masterpiece USA to enhance shopper marketing and loyalty offering.
  • ValidSoft appoints Adrian Kelly chief product officer.
  • Actiance receives Microsoft certification to manage and record Lync 2013 Enterprise Voice.
  • American Banker takes a look at Jumio and its mobile commerce solution, Fastfill.
  • MasterCard to use Host Card Eumulation to enable secure NFC payments.
  • CaixaBank is developing Google Glass and smart watch apps.
  • Temenos announces multi-solution deployment with Banesco Grupo Financiero Internacional, Venezuela's largest bank.
  • Open Eco Source features fastacash in a column on sending money via Facebook.
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 14, 2014

  • ACI Worldwide announces its point to point encryption (P2PE) solutions now supported by VeriFone, Ingenico, and Equinox.
  • New contract with Advanced Network helps Better ATM Services grow its reseller network.
  • Netbanker reports: Moven Offers Free Ride, but Only to New Uber Customers.
  • Industry analyst Ovum names Backbase a Market Leader for next generation digital banking platforms.
  • Linkable Networks partners with marketing content publishers to form The Linkable Network, its new card-linked shopper marketing 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.jpgSafetyPay pulls in $7 million from International Finance Corp.
  • Xero releases Personal for iPhone, a mobile app for Xero Personal subscribers.
  • B2C looks at Dwolla as a challenger to PayPal.
  • Ad Exchanger lists edo Interactive and Linkable Networks as two card-linked offer providers.
  • Read our latest CEO interview with Oren Levy of Zooz.
  • Mint, Expensify, Ready for Zero, SigFig, and Personal Capital populate US News & World Report's "10 Smartphone Apps to Boost Your Budget" 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.
  • SumUp to participate in the Visa Ready program to prepare their mobile acceptance software and hardware tested and approved for use by Visa.
  • Linkable Networks partners with 4INFO, a mobile ad tech company, to provide consumers with access to card-linked offers via mobile devices.
  • Metaforic releases Metaforic WhiteBox, a secure cryptography solution for Mobile Financial, Conditional Access, BYOD and Embedded Communications and payments.
  • Merchant Customer Exchange chooses FIS to power real-time, mobile commerce payment network.
  • Finovate alum Braintree highlighted in coverage of MobileBeat 2013.
  • Financial Post takes a look at "do-it-yourself hedge fund site" Quantopian.
  • Allied Payment Network and Malauzai Software team up to provide PicturePay as stand-alone mobile bill pay solution.
  • Dashlane and Narrative Science graduate from FinTech Innovation Lab after participating in "Demo Day".
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.jpgSmithsonian Magazine features how BehavioSec authenticates users.
  • features Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai Technologies to talk about how Akamai makes the internet faster and safer for its clients.
  • Ixaris launches Ixaris Payments Server to help banks build their own corporate prepaid programs.
  • Tasker Payment Gateways CEO touts alliance with Flint Mobile.
  • CurrencyFair featured in The Independent column on saving money when sending cash overseas.
  • Yodlee expands international reach by partnering with BlueChilli, a Sydney-based technology startup incubator.
  • Linkable Networks wins endorsement from American Bankers Association for its card-linked offer 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.jpgLending Club's platform has originated $2 billion in total personal loans, $158 million of loans in June alone.
  • HSBC Bank Oman launches SecureKey for internet banking and upgrades mobile banking app.
  • Adidas to accept SafetyPay for online payments across Latin America.
  • Iowa government will soon accept Dwolla as payment for property and vehicle taxes.
  • The American Bankers Association endorses the card-linked offer technology powered by Linkable Networks.
  • The Next Web reports: Virtual stock market game startup TradeHero aims for $5m funding and 1m users by year-end.
  • Monitise and Telefonica enter mobile money partnership.
  • The Globe and Mail looks at On Deck Capital, Lending Club, and CommunityLend's FinanceIt as alternative financing.
  • Money Insider column in The Independent features Azimo.
  • interviews TSYS Director of Acquiring Solutions Product Management, Tedd Huff on payment processing.
  • OpenCoin launches Bitcoin Bridge, an e-commerce enabler for Ripple.
  • CEOCFO Magazine interviews Blaze Mobile CEO Michelle Fisher.
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-- June 3, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgGMC Software announces the availability of its Customer Service Correspondence automated platform for "point-of-need" communications.
  • Commonection reviews Check (formerly Pageonce).
  • InComm launches Cashtie, an API that links retail cash payments via existing POS to software applications.
  • TIO Networks Expands Bill Payment Services into Louisiana Through Partnership With City of Ruston.
  • Intelliresponse reflects on its experience at FinovateSpring 2103.
  • BlinkMobile signs distributors in Brazil and South Africa.
  • Linkable Networks Named Winner of 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Award.
  • Devin Miller talks about Balance Financial in this Newfination video interview.
  • Tyfone to Launch SideTap MicroSD Card Versions for Contactless Payments Market.
  • ThreatMetrix Launches Intelligence Network to Detect Malicious Web Activity.
  • Jemstep Launches Update Giving You More "Buy" Choices.
  • The Financial Brand lists 7 reasons to love GoBank.
  • Terapeak talks about how its Insights API helps EZBOB help UK merchants.
  • Temenos announces TripleA private banking and wealth management solution to work on other databases.
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.
  • CMS Wire reports: Linkable Networks: Improving the Customer's Path to Purchase.
  • Lighter Capital appoints Jeff Seely to board of directors.
  • reports: BillGuard Acts As Antivirus For The Disease Of Fraud.
  • Expensify to begin new pricing structure.
  • Global Finance magazine names Taulia the best worldwide invoice discount management solution.
  • Expensify will soon be made available to over 250,000 Citrix enterprise customers.
  • BillFloat extends SmartPay pilot program with Radio Shack partnership.
  • Newfination interviews Mitch Fox, co-founder of GoodApril.
  • Wired's Beyond the Beyond column features OpenCoin in a report from the Bitcoin 2013 business convention.
  • ProfitStar's iPay Solutions named among best places to work in Kentucky.
  • Billhighway adds the Friends of Birmingham Historical Museum & Park as new client.
  • TransferWise wins a spot on Mashable's list of "20 Hot London Startups You Need to Watch."
  • Yodlee and Check (formerly Pageonce) are among the companies highlighted in American Banker column on reimagining PFM for mobile.
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.jpgFamZoo and Transcard roll out family banking. Come see FamZoo demo it live at FinovateSpring.
  • Sigma Phi Lambda Sorority selects Billhighway for enterprise payment solution.
  • Linkable Networks partners with Lyfepoints, enabling users to apply savings to utility payments.
  • Business news Daily reports: Dashlane Makes Remembering Passwords a Breeze.
  • Bank Systems & Technology reports PayPal partners with Chilean payment network Multicaja.
  • HeathWallace & Backbase partner to implement Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal throughout Middle East.
  • The Examiner recommends BillGuard to identify fraudulent credit card charges.
  • Payments Journal reports Fiserv Launches Remote Deposit Capture Product.
  • TechCrunch looks at Yandex's use of gesture-based interfaces to power apps.
  • PVAngels features TrustEgg. Join TrustEgg in San Francisco in May for FinovateSpring.
  • BrightScope is collecting fee data from advisory firms, report expected by fall 2013.
  • MC Helper looks at EyeVerify and the future of internet security. See EyeVerify in action at FinovateSpring.
  • Nomis Solutions unveils their latest pricing management software tool, the Nomis Discretion Manager.
  • Thomson Reuters announces launch of insurance compliance solution, Accelus.
  • InvestorIdeas takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • TransferWise to provide $100,000 in free international money transfers to 1,000 start-ups.
  • Lake Trust Credit Union to be the first CU to deploy MasterCard's MasterPass digital wallet.
  • Kalixa Group launches a trio of mobile payment products: Pro, Pay, and Accept.
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.

Today, card-linked offer platform Linkable Networks announced a partnership with Lyfepoints, a company that converts consumers' spending into utility payment reductions.

Users with both a Linkable Networks and a Lyfepoints account now have the option to transfer the rewards they earned on the Linkables platform into credits on the Lyfepoints platform. These credits can be used to reduce monthly bills at service providers such as:

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    • Direct TV
    • Xfinity 
    • Every utility company in North America

If a user decides to transfer their Linkables rewards to Lyfepoints credits, they will be held in their Lyfepoints accounts until the time of payment, at which point they can be transferred to a utility bill.

To learn more about Linkable Networks, watch its FinovateFall 2012 demo.

Finovate Alumni News-- February 4, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Economist highlights TransferWise. See them demo at FinovateEurope next week.
  • Strategic Shopping blog, November Sunflower, features Jingit.
  • Top Technology News takes a look at the Flint mobile payment system.
  • Linkable Networks now offers deals at Lunds and Byerly's Minnesota Grocery stores.
  • Virtual Piggy opens London office. Come watch its live demo at FinovateEurope next week.
  • Xero's Report Packs go live for Australian partners.
  • Bloomberg looks at how StockTwits is adjusting to Twitter changes.
  • eToro updates Trader for iOS to allow for native and social registration.
  • SMC Securities, Global Capital to integrate Heckyl Technologies platform. See them demo next week at FinovateEurope.
  • Finovate Alumni abound in Payment Source's list of 11 major mergers in payments 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.

  • Upstart Business Journal mentions Virtual Piggy, Waspit, & Kiboo as catering to young customers.
  • On Deck reaches 1 million daily debit payments.
  • Communication FCU enlists Tyfone to provide customers with mobile banking solution.
  • TRADESHIFT increases language support to 190 countries.
  • TIO hits $100M mark for mobile bill payments.
  • Boston Business Journal reports Linkable Networks raises $3.2M.
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.

FinovateFall 2012 in the Press

Here's a look at the press coverage from FinovateFall 2012 held September 12 and 13 in New York:

ABA Banking Journal
Bank Technologists Meet American Idol
by John Ginovsky

Stock Picking Goes Social as Stockr, aSpark Debut
by Joyce Hanson

American Banker
Apple Effect Evident at Innovator Gathering
by Mary Wisniewski

Dynamics Adds Another Option for Its High-Tech Cards
by Daniel Wolfe

Payfone Aims to Make Mobile Payments Pain-Free
by John Adams

PreCash to Debut Mobile Wallet for the Underbanked
by Daniel Wolfe

Reporter's Notebook: Day 1 FinovateFall Favorites
by Mary Wisniewski

The Top 10 Tweets of Finovate

Andera blog
Finovate Takeaway: User Experience in Retail Transactions
by Andrea Hunter

Bank Innovation
Finovate Fall 2012: Demo Performance Scores and Reviews
by JJ Hornblass

Wade Arnold, CEO of Banno, Presents Grip
by Phillip Ryan

Bank Systems & Technology
5 Hot Bank Technologies From FinovateFall 2012
by Bryan Yurcan

Banno Releases Updated Grip Product
by Bryan Yurcan

MasterCard Forms New Rewards Program Partnership with Linkables Networks
by Jonathan Camhi

Mobile Commerce Company Payfone Debuts Checkout Solution
by Bryan Yurcan

Business Insider
Financial Planning Startup LearnVest Already Has Millionaire Clients
by Alyson Shontell

The Business Review 
To save or buy is ImpulseSave's question

FinovateFall 2012 Recap
by Jacob Jegher

Consumer Reports 
Finovate Fall 2012: A solution to the mortgage crisis?
by Tobie Stanger

Finovate Fall 2012: Help with students' loans and seniors' bills
by Tobie Stanger

Finovate Fall 2012: Making, managing and keeping money
by Tobie Stanger

Finovate Fall 2012: Now maybe you'll switch banks
by Tobie Stanger

Contactless News
Dynamics unveils Triple Interface, battery-powered payment card

Credit Sesame Blog
Check Out the Newest Way to Measure Your Credit and Loan Health!
by Erin Renzas
Finovate Dispenses Inspiring Ideas (Part 1)
by Aaron Pugh

Finovate Dispenses Inspiring Ideas (Part 2)
by Aaron Pugh

The Currency Cloud blog
Finovate NY - Video & Photo Diary
by Nasir Zubairi 

CU Soapbox
GUEST POST: Innovation Unveiled In The Big Apple
Alix Patterson

Daily Finance
A Digital Wallet for the Unbanked: Mobile Finance Goes Downmarket
by Ross Kenneth Urken

The Digital Mailer Blog
FinovateFall 2012: A Recap

Discerning Technologist
Best of Show Locked Up? @MoneyDesktop Demo At #Finovate
by Bradley Leimer

Dough Roller blog
The Best Way to Track Your Investments Online (and it's Free!)
by Rob Berger

Dwolla Blog
Dwolla at FinovateFall
by Caitlin

Financial Planning 
LearnVest Becomes an RIA, Plans to Hire Advisors
by Elizabeth Wine

EToro launches social trading index

PreCash introduces mobile wallet for underbanked

Fintech Marketing blog
William Mills III, CEO William Mills Agency Live Blog from Finovate Fall NYC 2012-DAY ONE
by William Mills III

William Mills III, CEO William Mills Agency Live Blog from Finovate Fall NYC 2012-DAY TWO
by William Mills III

by Walt Cox

Forbes blog
4 Great New Tools to Manage Your Money
by Richard Eisenberg

Gonzobanker Can Make FinTech Amusing
by Tom Groenfeldt

LearnVest Reinvests In Its Mission: Financial Planning For The 99%
by Meghan Casserly

If You Want to Really Raise Capital, Try This Company and Not KickStarter
by Mark Fidelman

The Problem with Finovate
by Helaine Olen

Forget Mint, LearnVest's new platform takes aim at financial planning industry
by Ki Mae Heussner

Locaid bolsters location service with IP address data
by Ryan Kim

Gonzo Banker
Vendor Dirt: 2012 Finovate Fall
by Scott Hodgins

Huffington Post Money Blog
Online Financial Planning: The Chilling Thing I Found Out About My 70th Birthday
by Catherine New

JP Nicols Blog
Finovate Fall 2012 Best of Show Winners
by JP Nicols

Keeping Nickels
My Tweets from #Finovate
by Nichelle Stephens

Moment NYC blog
Finovate Fall 2012: Less tech, more desire.
by Alexa Curtis

Dashlane: Finally Something that Might Actually Make Online Shopping Easier

Dynamics Introduces Card Capable of Swipe, EMV, Contactless Payments

Finovate Wrap-Up: What Can FinTech Do for You? Really?
by Willy Staley

Ideon Choice Unveils Platform for Customer-Created Savings Products

ImpulseSave: Another App to Help You Save

LearnVest Gets SEC Certified, Announces Mobile App, Upgrades
by Willy Staley

Linkable Networks, MasterCard Expand Card-Linked Offers
by Simon Zhen

Locaid: Enter the Digital Panopticon!

MoneyDesktop Connects PFMs Across Multiple Devices

mShift's AnyWhereMobile Wallet Actually Adds Value
by Willy Staley

New Technologies Are Coming for Unbanked, Underbanked
by Simon Zhen

PayTap Debuts Shared Bill Payment Portal

PreCash Announces FlipMoney at Finovate: Mobile Money for the Underbanked
by Willy Staley

SwitchAgent: Bank-Switching Made Easy
by Simon Zhen -- It's a Pun, Get It?

The New York Times Blog
LearnVest Dips Its Toes Into Investment Advice
by Ann Carrns

Next Avenue
4 Great New Tools to Manage Your Money
by Richard Eisenberg

FINOVATE: Mobile and Social FinTech Innovations Dominate
by Lauren Keyson

The Consumerization of Life's Ickiest Chores Continues: LearnVest Injects Its Financial Planning Tools With Steroids
by Erin Griffith

Payfone launches a mobile commerce checkout solution

MasterCard Keeps Investing in Rewards, This Time With Linkable Networks

FinovateFall 2012 - Best of Show Winners

Payfone To Launch Mobile Commerce Checkout Solution

PayTap Launches Social Bill Pay Service

PreCash Introduces FlipMoney Mobile Wallet for Underbanked Consumers

The Paypers
Banno adds new features to Grip financial aggregation app

Payfone makes 1 Touch Checkout available, partners CardinalCommerce

PC World
New web apps tackle business finance problems
by Yardena Arar

Banno Unveils New Features for Grip, Strengthens the Mobile Banking Standard with Pre-Transaction Insights

Silicon Prairie News
Banno unveils upgraded interface, new analysis tools for Grip
by Michael Stacy

Snarketing 2.0
by Ron Shevlin

Advice For Finovate Presenters
by Ron Shevlin

Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You
by Sarah Perez

Dashlane's Password Management Service Now Alerts Users When Their Accounts May Be Hacked
by Sarah Perez

It's Not Just For Women Anymore: LearnVest Brings Financial - And Now Investment - Planning To Everyone
by Sarah Perez

Money Management Service Personal Capital Wants To Manage Your 401K
by Leena Rao

Payfone launches m-commerce checkout service

Tier One blog
Finovate: Day One in Review
by Kathy Wilson

FinovateFall Part Two! All about Savings, Security and Slick New PFM Tools
by Sue Parente

The Next Web
eToro launches Social Trading Index for learning from other traders and sharing top techniques
by Jamillah Knowles

LearnVest launches redesigned tools, new financial plans and teases its upcoming iPhone app
by Harrison Weber

Thomson Reuters 
EPAM Systems and Thomson Reuters announced a partnership to develop and host an App Store solution

Upstart Business Journal
Financial planning, iPad app among best at Finovate
by Kent Bernhard, Jr

Get a 401(k), win an iPhone5
by Kent Bernhard, Jr 

LearnVest targets masses for professional financial advice
by Teresa Novellino 

No need to wait for crowdfunding
by Kent Bernhard, Jr

Personal Capital aims to disrupt 401(k)
by Kent Bernhard, Jr

Sci-fi meets finance at Finovate
by Kent Bernhard, Jr

Financial planning for all: LearnVest gets its biggest update yet
by Devindra Hardawar

Locaid launches Internet and mobile location-tracking service
by Dean Takahashi

Be sure to check back because we'll add more coverage as it is published throughout the week.
Then, MasterCard and Linkable Networks took the stage to demo how banks can quickly implement card-linked offers:

"MasterCard and Linkable Networks will demo the industry-first capability of enabling any MasterCard-issuing bank to present a comprehensive card-linked offer platform to their cardholders with no technical integration, allowing for these issuers to participate in this burgeoning market with no strain on internal technical and financial resources, as well as an ability to launch the capability in days, not months or years."

Product Launched: August 2012

HQ Location: Boston, MA
Company Founded: September 2010
Metrics: 25 employees and actively engaged in an ongoing search/hiring process for several positions (both technical and non-technical). Linkable Networks has raised $11.8M from several key investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, and Kepha Partners.
Twitter: @Linkables
Finovate demo (demo video will be posted next week)

Introducing Tom Burgess (CEO at Linkable Networks), Doug Spear (Co-Founder and Executive Vice President), and Mario Shiliashki (SVP, Emerging Payments of MasterCard Worldwide)

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPersonal Capital updates privacy and security policy.
  • Geezeo signs Westmoreland Community Federal Credit Union.
  • Bobber Interactive adds Scott Rigby, Ph.D, Founder of Immersyve Inc., to its executive team.
  • Mortgagebot launches consumer loan product to automate mortgage & consumer loan origination.
  • Pawtucket Credit Union selects Q2ebanking for ebanking services.
  • Virtual Piggy appoints best-selling author, Stedman Graham, to its board of advisors.
  • MyBankTracker comments on Money Desktop's integration of Deals into a PFM.
  • Mobile Payments Today looks at the CSI globalVCard.
  • Business2Community looks at Linkable Networks' technology.
  • Crain's Chicago Business covers Kabbage's Social Klimbing.
  • Acculynk announces a UX upgrade to their graphical PIN pad.
  • Luup powers National Bank of Abu Dhabi's real-time international account-to-account money transfer service via mobile.
  • Figlo wins Best Demo award.
  • SoMoLend wins Startup 2012 business 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.

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:


2 Minute Finance
2MF @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference
by Bobby Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights from Finovate Spring 2012 San Francisco 

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

Finovate Best in Show
by Aliisa Rosenthal
BehavioSec voted 'Best of Show' for biometric solution by audience at Finovate Spring, San Francisco

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Instream Solutions Ceo Alex Murguia At Finovatespring 2012
Thumbnail image for LinkableNetworksLogo.jpgThen, Linkable Networks showed how its SKU card-linked capability works with its new mobile apps:

"Linkable Networks is demoing our completely new, industry first patent-pending SKU (individual product) card-linked offer capability to the Finovate audience. We will highlight the capability through our new mobile applications, which enable any type of restaurant, service provider, retailer, or brand to capitalize on card linked offers in a mobile environment. 

Additionally, savvy shoppers are empowered to access digital coupons at their fingertips, linking them to their existing credit or debit cards. Our solution leverages a combination of the payment card rails, strategic third party data, and merchant and manufacturer relationships which allows our ad network partners to distribute both merchant and SKU level offers to any consumer in any medium. Both of these differentiating factors translate to a much larger funnel of available and relevant offers as well as an increased reach and frequency of consumer engagement."

Product Launched: May 2012

HQ Location: Boston, MA
Company Founded: September 2010
Metrics: Currently, Linkable Networks has 25 employees and has raised $11.8 million from several key investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, Kepha Partners, and Common Angels.

Introducing Tom Burgess (Co-Founder and CEO) and Doug Spear (Co-Founder and Executive Vice President)


  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCarahsoft Technology partners with Silver Tail Systems.
  • ARM Insight & IP Commerce close the loop on real-time offer redemption.
  • eToro updates its Android app with Social Cherry feature.
  • MoneyGram joins ZipZap's U.S. payment center network.
  • Loyalty 360 interviews Tom Burgess, CEO of Linkable Networks.
  • Internet Initiative Japan launches Ping Identity's Cloud Federated Authentication Solution.
  • Q2ebanking powers Penn Liberty Bank's Android mobile banking.
  • On Deck announces the launch of Split Funding, a loan repayment method. See its live demo at FinovateSpring.
  • UPS recommends Kabbage for small business financing.
  • Forward Thinking explains how Mint's mobile model has completely changed Intuit.
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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More than 60 leading fintech innovators, both startups and established companies, are gearing up to present at the annual FinovateSpring conference in San Francisco May 8 and 9.

Each company provided a sneak peek of what they'll demo on stage next month. Below is the first installment of these teasers. We'll have more next week.

Don't miss your chance to see the live demo from each company and meet the execs responsible. Get your FinovateSpring ticket here.


Balance Street

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The premier direct marketplace between consumers and creditors for the purpose of debt settlement, Balance Street, provides consumers the opportunity to relieve their debt burden without fees. Consumers use its web-based automated system to negotiate with creditors directly, avoiding debt settlement companies who charge exorbitant fees (up to 20% of total debt owed).

Eliminating this 20% market inefficiency makes for a better financial outcome for consumers and creditors. With over $780 billion in credit card debt in the U.S., the Balance Street technology will revolutionize the way debt is settled.

Innovation type: Cards, marketing, PFM



See how leading brands are harnessing the power of online word-of-mouth to boost customer referrals, sales, retention, advocacy, and company innovation while building the world's most powerful social data asset.

Innovation type: Communications, marketing, sales and customer service

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No one wants a complicated process for logging in to online or mobile banking. European banks have been forced to go down this route with hardware tokens and smart cards.

So now when U.S. banks will be rolling out new multi-layered security on the front-end following FFIEC, will we see the same thing here?

With BehavioSec's solution there is a better choice. They add multilayered security through the use of behavioral biometrics. So when the user connects via mobile or online, the technology helps verify that they are who they say they are. Learn more at FinovateSpring 2012.

Innovation type: Identity, mobile, security

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BillGuard identifies deceptive, erroneous and unauthorized charges on consumer payment cards using advanced crowdsourcing and big-data mining techniques that harness the collective knowledge of millions of consumers reporting billing complaints online and to their banks. 

BillGuard's Advanced Card Protection Service for Banks is a seamlessly integrated, cloud-based solution that enables issuers to generate new value-add service revenue, and lower inquiry/dispute processing costs, by providing their customers daily bill monitoring and notification, enriched transition details and direct-to-merchant resolution.

Innovation type: Cards, communications, online UI

CoverHound is changing the way people shop for insurance online. Launching at FinovateSpring, CoverHound's new rate comparison shopping service allows consumers for the first time to compare multiple, instant, accurate rates from top carriers. CoverHound will also be demonstrating an exciting array of products specifically designed to help banks and credit unions generate significant non-interest income while providing a valuable service to their members.

Innovation type: Insurance

Never before has it been so easy for companies to provide business and retail customers with a way to validate creditworthiness through the use of online deposits. eDeposit provides patented funds visibility and real time settlement to markets across the U.S. in an innovative, new form of payment.

At FinovateSpring, eDeposit announces a new innovation that makes conducting B2B and B2C e-business faster, cheaper and safer.

Innovation type: Payments, security, small business

From "check-in to check-out", intersecting the worlds of Payments and Advertising, edo takes the next step forward in its vision to transform shopping and saving.  

This next wave connects mobile and multi-channel retail . . . imagine a world where purchase and location meet and the new standard for mobile advertising moves from "check-in" to "check-out."

Innovation type: Marketing, mobile, rewards

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Expensify <3's Finovate -- they view it as the premier stage on which to make their biggest announcement of the year. Three years ago, it launched an open beta on the Finovate stage. Two years ago, it unveiled a major realtime analytics feature. One year ago it launched a revolutionary SmartScan service. But this year will trump all that.  A whole new approach to business travel. Prepare yourself!

Innovation type: Back office, mobile, small business

Most investors have assets spread across financial institutions and accounts, including limited-option accounts such as their employer's 401(k) plan.

Managing this is a chore - including figuring out which funds, in which amounts, and rebalancing.

Well, it was a chore, before FutureAdvisor.

Innovation type: Investing and asset management, online, PFM

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Giftly is inventing the future of the gift card. Using its new iPhone app, users can send anyone a Giftly for any place they choose. The recipient redeems it on their smartphone when they go. It's fast, fun, and secure.

Giftly's app and web products have been designed to be social, simple, and powerful. Thanks to Facebook, Foursquare, and smart iOS integration, you'll always know which friends are celebrating birthdays, are checking in to cool new places, or are otherwise in need of a quick gift.

Is it possible to separate the fun of buying from the nuisance of paying? Klarna thinks so. The idea behind Klarna's e-commerce services is the concept of after-delivery payment, letting buyers receive ordered goods before any payment is due. Instead of giving financial information, buyers shop with Klarna just by giving their name and select information (Klarna calculates the risk).

Innovation type: Payments

Linkable Networks will be debuting a first-to-market capability that significantly broadens the value proposition of card-linked offers to issuing banks, merchants, manufacturers, and cardholding consumers. In addition, Linkable Networks will demonstrate new features recently added to its product platform and user interface.

Innovation type: Cards, mobile, rewards

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MShift believes that financial institutions need to enhance existing mobile banking solutions into mobile wallet and payment solutions.

At Finovate, MShift will demonstrate how mobile banking can influence how a consumer spends money in various retail scenarios.

Innovation type: Banking, payments, small business

Your customers go mobile with smartphones and tablets. When they cannot fulfill their needs in mobile self-service, do you jump in at the right time to help them complete their business? Do you want to maximize the opportunity for smart customer experience and increased business via smart mobile devices (while reducing costs)? NICE Mobile Reach can do that for you. Don't miss its demo at FinovateSpring.

Innovation type: Mobile, sales

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Personal Capital is wealth management for the Internet Age. The company's online platform combines digital technology with highly personalized service to provide a holistic view of your unique financial picture. The free online dashboard presents all of your financial data in one place, including an assessment of your allocation, investment risk and fees.

These days, the financial lives of Americans are becoming more and more complex. At FinovateSpring, Personal Capital will unveil core new features that enable you to access your financial data in real time, on-the-go. You'll be able to view and do, anywhere, anytime.

Innovation type: Investing, mobile, PFM

Pindrop Security provides enterprise solutions that help prevent phone-based fraud. Pindrop's acoustical fingerprinting technology detects fraudulent calls and authenticates legitimate callers, helping customers eliminate financial losses and reduce operational costs. Pindrop's breakthrough technology is the first of its kind to fingerprint individual phone calls, providing verification of caller provenance. 

Recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies at the 2012 RSA conference, Pindrop's solutions help companies feel more confident in the security of phone-based financial transactions.

Innovation type: Identity, security

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Easily administer and coordinate your annual budget with Budget Manager from ProfitStars. ProfitStars takes the headaches, and the spreadsheets, out of the budgeting process and optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of budgeting and planning.  

The company will show you how this newly redesigned browser-based version enables users to construct and manage a more efficient budgeting process, including how to tackle more difficult items like salaries and fixed assets.

Innovation type: Banking

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Discover a new Facebook app for banks that will not only make you relevant and engage Facebook users, but will also get your customers recommending and endorsing your card products.  It drives great loyalty from existing customers and also helps to devise new customer acquisition --all through Facebook. 

Serverside does this by letting people design their own credit or debit card using a picture from their Facebook gallery, then post it to their Facebook wall. Their friends then click on the card image to design their own card and help your bank to go viral!

Innovation type: cards

Social Money can provide any bank in the world its own branded version of our revolutionary and award-winning SmartyPig technology. A new bank can be up and running on our system within 90 days in any language and currency, for a fraction of the cost of internal development efforts.

Innovation type: Banking products, PFM

The dawn of compliance solutions that work.

Meet Molly. 115 different people use Molly's SSN.
Financial institutions have no idea who these people really are.

This is possible because FIs and so-called identity protection companies can only verify identity. Verification is not enough. Full identification is needed to fight fraud and provide FIs the means to meet compliance requirements. Only Financial ICONN from TASCET can identify financial customers.

Once Molly activates her ICONN, TASCET proactively secures her identity and FIs know exactly who she is.

Innovation type: Identity, security

Taulia takes the waste out of the supply chains of Fortune 500 Enterprises while simultaneously solving the cash-flow needs of their suppliers. The large enterprise buyers get discounts by paying their invoices early. In return, their suppliers get paid when they want. In Taulia's young life, it has already enabled small suppliers from 40+ countries around the world to receive hundreds of millions of dollars of early payments.

Innovation type: Lending, payments, small business

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The Under-18 audience has an estimated $50 billion in spending power. Learn how to successfully monetize the kids/teen market in this powerful demo by Virtual Piggy, an exciting new company that provides innovative technological solutions to help bridge the gap between children, parents and online retailers.

Innovation type: Payments

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Wall Street Survivor is the only place for the beginner to learn about investing. Guided missions, beginner-focused learning content, combined with the web's best stock simulator help users effectively manage their financial future.

Innovation type: Investing & asset management, marketing, PFM

Mobile commerce is estimated to be a $31 billion industry by 2015, but how will the underbanked participate? Wipit has unlocked mobile payments for this massive and largely untapped consumer demographic representing 25% of all U.S. households and over 70 million U.S. prepaid wireless subscribers. Underbanked consumers can now make in-app and online payments with a single click. No need for bank accounts or credit cards; Wipit lets underbanked consumers use their payment method of choice-- cash.

Innovation type: Cards, payments

Stay tuned next week for another sneak peek of FinovateSpring 2012 presenting companies.
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  • 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.
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Earlier this week, card-linked offer startup Linkable Networks (formerly Clovr Media) launched a mobile app called MyLinkables and a social API.

Tom Burgess, Linkable Networks CEO states:

"The growing consumer desire for 'on-demand' mobile access to any online properties, the proliferation of mylinkables.jpg

couponing and the mass appeal of sharing with friends told us it was time to bring even more convenience to shoppers with a MyLinkables app. 

With smartphone shopping on the rise, our new developer tools will allow mobile app developers to link enable any deal or ad, further proliferating card linked offers in the mobile world."

The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms.

To learn more about Linkable Networks, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

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  • Credit Union Times reports Geezeo signs Alabama Telco & San Francisco FCU, totals over 85 clients.
  • P2P Money blog reports Zopa celebrates its 7th birthday.
  • Finextra reports MoBank announces the launch of MoPowered mCommerce service.
  • Detroit Free Press shows how BillGuard has helped people avoid unnecessary charges.
  • SafetyPay selects ZipZap's CashPay solution as its preferred cash payment option.
  • AppStorm shows off doxo.

  • Finovate shares Best of Show winners from 2007 to present.
  • Linkable Networks launches mobile app & API.
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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  • American Banker describes how T8 Webware, Micronotes, and FreeMonee predicts what customers will buy.
  • Seattle's King 5 News highlights Linkable Networks' digital coupons.
  • TechCrunch reports Credit Karma enrolls 100,000 users for its credit monitoring service in one day.
  • Business Insider recommends using BillGuard to prevent credit and debit card fraud.
  • BetaBeat looks at what LearnVest is doing with its $19 million round of funding.
  • TechCrunch reports John Donahue, Ebay CEO will serve as PayPal's interim president since PayPal President Scott Thompson left for Yahoo.
  • ProfitStars reaches milestone of providing image & data conversions for 1,000 FIs over the past 5 years.
  • Check Point Software Technologies works with Amazon Web Services secure the cloud.
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.
LinkableNetworksLogo.jpgToday, card-linked offer innovator Linkable Networks (formerly CLOVR Media) announced a partnership with mphoria, a mobile and social merchandising platform:

"This agreement will transform retail deals available on the mobile web and via mobile apps into linkable offers."

The startup also announced that CardStar will be the first mobile app to feature its card-linked offer technology:

"Both partnerships mark the launch of the Linkables mobile API and the first mobile deployment for the card linked offer industry. Now any type of restaurant, service provider, retailer or brand may capitalize on card linked offers in a mobile environment."

The two developments bring Linkable Networks into the mobile environment and allow retailers and service providers to benefit from mobile card-linked offers.

To learn more about Linkable Networks, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.
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  • Fox News discusses how Prosper & Lending Club help small businesses.
  • BizReport examines card-linked offers from Linkable Networks (formerly CLOVR Media).
  • ReadWriteWeb's Richard MacManus lists Xero as #8 in his 2011 list of top 10 web products.
  • Inc Magazine lists Expensify as 1 of 8 startups to watch in 2012.
  • Ping Identity makes the top 10 list of most exciting IT security vendors. Come see Ping Identity's live demo at FinovateEurope.
  • HelloWallet gives away 20,000 free subscriptions in 2011 to families in need.
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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  • San Francisco Chronicle discusses the 700 investors chasing after Dwolla.
  • Fiserv signs Sunrise Community banks for prepaid services.
  • Arizona Business Gazette lists using MyCyberTwin as 1 of 6 effective tools to boost your sales in 2012.
  • Computerworld profiles Linkable Networks.
  • TechCrunch reports founder of spends his time inventing a vehicle transit system.
  • StockTwits enables public companies to publish news on the Yahoo! Finance site.
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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  • 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.
  •'s paperless bill management wins silver award.
  • DoughMain launches financial education game Sand Dollar City.

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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