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The Faves of FinovateSpring: A Brief History of Best of Show Winners

Since the first spring fintech conference in 2008, a total of six companies have won Best of Show honors more than once. These companies range from some of our earlier innovators like oflows and Wikinvest that have since gone on to bigger and better things, as well as more recent multiple-time winners like MX and SaleMove that have picked up Best of Show awards at our other events in London and New York.

With FinovateSpring just over a month away, we thought we’d give a tip of the hat to the companies that have helped make our Spring shows especially memorable with their demonstrations of audience-pleasing, Best of Show-winning fintech. Below the six, two-time FinovateSpring Best of Show winners, we’ve also included a complete history of FinovateSpring Best of Show winners. It’s all designed to whet your appetite for the cutting-edge fintech you’ll see on stage on May 8-9 in Santa Clara, California for FinovateSpring 2018.

SaleMove (2017, 2016) – Dedicated to bringing the in-person customer experience online, New York City-based SaleMove leverages its engagement platform to give clients in wealth management, banking, insurance, and other verticals the ability to interact with their customers in the channel – or channels – they prefer. With live video, voice, live chat, and co-browsing, SaleMove’s platform helps financial services businesses communicate better and more effectively with their customers, leading to more sales, more conversations, and improved customer service. The company was founded in 2012, and has raised more than $5 million in funding.

Money Desktop/MX (2013, 2012) – In rebranding to MX in 2014, the multiple-time Finovate Best of Show winner signaled it was ready to maximize its expertise in financial data acquisition, cleansing, and visualization to help financial service providers make the most of their underused and unused data. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Lehi, Utah, MX has raised $75 million in funding, and began the year with news that Coast Capital Savings – Canada’s largest credit union by membership with more than $20 billion in assets –  would deploy a next-generation PFM solution developed by MX.

PayNearMe (2013, 2011) – With more than $90 million in funding, PayNearMe operates a real time, cash transaction network that gives consumers without bank accounts or access to automatic payments the ability to pay with cash. Founded in 2009 and based in Sunnyvale, California, the company acquired Prism Money in 2016 and shortly afterwards reorganized itself as Handle Financial to better communicate its various brands to consumers.

Dwolla (2012, 2011) – Enterprise payments platform Dwolla is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and was founded in 2008 by Ben Milne. The company’s white-label payments API enables businesses to credit or debit user-connected accounts, and its technology is also used for verification and user discovery. With more than $51 million in funding, Dwolla recently announced it would power identity verification for Yahoo!’s Tanda savings app.

oflows (2011, 2010) – Founded in 2009 and acquired by fellow Finovate alum Andera in the fall of 2011, oflows specialized in multi-channel paperless account opening solutions. The company was named a Top 10 Company to Watch in 2011 by Bank Technology News. Andera itself was the subject of an acquisition in 2014, when it was purchased by Bottomline Technologies for $48 million.

Wikinvest/SigFig (2011, 2010) – Known today as SigFig, the company was founded in 2007 as a consumer finance portal called Wikinvest. Picking up a pair of Best of Show awards in the early days of Finovate, the company has since grown into one of wealthtech’s biggest success stories as a wealth management services provider with more than $114 million in assets under management.

And here’s the full list of FinovateSpring Best of Show winners.

FinovateSpring 2017

  • Alpharank
  • Capitali.se
  • Hedgeable AI Lab
  • Microblink
  • Neener Analytics
  • SaleMove
  • SpeechPro
  • Unison

FinovateSpring 2016

  • BanQu
  • LendingRobot
  • PayActiv
  • Quid
  • SaleMove
  • Silver6

FinovateSpring 2015

  • Alpha Payments Cloud
  • Avoka
  • Money Amigo
  • Moven
  • NAMU Systems
  • Shoeboxed
  • Stratos

FinovateSpring 2014

  • EyeVerify
  • Loop
  • Interactions
  • Motif Investing
  • Ondot Systems
  • PrivatBank
  • SaveUp
  • Stockpile

FinovateSpring 2013

  • FamZoo
  • LendUp
  • MoneyDesktop
  • PayNearMe
  • TipRanks

FinovateSpring 2012

  • BehavioSec
  • BillGuard
  • Dwolla
  • iQuantifi
  • MoneyDesktop
  • Personal Capital
  • SoMoLend

FinovateSpring 2011

  • BancVue
  • BankOns
  • Dwolla
  • oFlows
  • Mitek Systems
  • PayNearMe
  • Wikinvest

FinovateSpring 2010

  • Bobber Interactive
  • Expensify
  • oFlows
  • Wikinvest

FinovateStartup 2009

  • BillShrink (now Truaxis)
  • Prosper
  • Silver Tail Systems
  • SimpliFi

FinovateStartup 2008

  • First ROI (now BancVue)
  • Jwaala
  • Zecco
  • Zopa