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Alumni News-- July 7, 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.jpgAmerican Banker features Tradeshift in a column on startups innovating in the small business bill pay space.
  • Credit Union Broadcast interviews Greg Ewald, VP of Marketing for Loop.
  • Zighra partners with Toyuma to launch a Kickstarter project to launch PassZweipe, a password manager app.
  • Billhighway to provide automated donation processing for The Michigan Humane Society.
  • Open Bank Project organizing Hack/Make The Bank hackathon in Berlin. Check out more builder tools at FinDEVr this Fall.
  • Bill.com, ZenPayroll, and Expensify earn spots Sqrl blog's list of 39 apps you didn't know could grow your business.
  • Narrative Science's Kris Hammond is featured in Business Insider's Technology section.
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 3, 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.jpgMisys launches new, modular core banking solution, FusionBanking Essence.
  • MicroStrategy, TIBCO listed among 16 most significant business intelligence software vendors in new Forrester report.
  • The New York Times Business Day interviews Adam Nash, CEO of Weathfront.
  • Wired Money startup pitch competition features Finvoate alums CurrencyTransfer and eToro.
  • Facebook chooses Braintree as sole payments provider for its FbStart program.
  • Tradeshift makes CPO Rising's 2014 Hot Tech Prospect 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.

Alumni News-- June 20, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBillGuard expands internationally, now available in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
  • Simple speeds up money transfers: 1 business day for xfers from Simple and 3 business days for xfers into Simple.
  • Credit Sesame attracts 1 million + users to enroll in its free ID theft protection service.
  • American Banker talks about Check in its feature on the role of mobile bill pay in helping banks retain customers.
  • Fiserv announces that its CUnify account processing platform will be deployed by United Credit Union.
  • The National Bank (TNB) in Palestine signs deal with Temenos to replace current platform with T24.
  • Check announces billpay partnership with Direct Energy.
  • Gremln raises $100,000 as participant in SixThirty Accelerator Program.
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-- June 19, 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.jpgIxaris announces payments "app store" for banks to allow product development and customization before making new technologies available to customers.
  • Dwolla Direct will allow users to send money without requiring fully registered Dwolla accounts.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company to use Tradeshift's global e-invoicing platform.
  • Taulia's new eInvoicing Rescue Service offers free consultation for businesses whose eInvoicing and ePayment platforms are delivering unsatisfactory returns.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgOpen Bank Project organizing fintech hackathon for Rabobank in The Netherlands.
  • EFL surpasses 100,000 applications worldwide.
  • SpendMatters considers benefits of B2B products such as Taulia and Tradeshift.
  • eSignal to provide social media sentiment analytics courtesy of Market Prophit.
  • IBM partners with Concur to deliver cloud-based travel and expense management solutions.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
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Tradeshift, the online B2B networking specialist announced that it is partnering with the company that processes the 30,000 daily invoices generated by the United Kingdom's National Health Service. The Shared Business Services unit of the NHS will adopt Tradeshift's platform, which will connect hospitals, pharmacies and surgery centers with their suppliers.

Quoted in Computer Weekly, NHS SBS director of finance Simon Murphy said, "conceptually no one can argue with e-invoicing ... nobody we've spoken to has not seen the sense in it."

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In addition to creating greater efficiencies by eliminating paper invoicing, the goal of the partnership is to help shorten the time it takes to get NHS suppliers paid. This echoes what Tradeshift CEO and co-founder Christian Lanng said during his FinovateSpring appearance in 2012, highlighting the fact that too many companies are going bankrupt because their customers fail to pay. 

And while this specific issue may be less of a challenge for Britain's National Health Service - or for some of Tradeshift's other sizable customers like DHL, Intuit, and the government of France -  it does underscore how technology can help solve problems of higher credit costs, lengthening payment terms, and access to funding.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Tradeshift raised $75 million in February. See a video of Tradeshift's Finovate 2012 demo here.

Finovate Alumni News-- May 29, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgChina Loves Mambu: Microfinance Network Picks Cloud Banking Platform for SME Lending.
  • App Annie Acquires Distimo; raises $17 Million from Current Investors.
  • SumUp launches its own chip and PIN reader, PIN+, in Poland and Switzerland.
  • Credit Sesame launches mortgage rate marketplace.
  • DemystData brings in $5 Million for its Big Data API for financial institutions.
  • NHS Shared Business Services selects Tradeshift platform to enhance supply chain.
  • Actiance announces general availability of Alcatraz, a cloud-based, Context-Aware archive for email, social, and other communications.
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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Want some context on the torrid pace of fintech financing in the first three months of 2014?

Consider this: a year ago, fourteen Finovate alums raised a total of more than $150 million in the first quarter of 2013.

A year later, we have just nine alums raising more than twice as much in the month of March alone.

March Madness, indeed.

Q1 of 2014 saw 23 Finovate alums walk away with just under $600 million in capital. The biggest haul of the quarter came courtesy of Klarna, which raised more than $125 million. 

But there were plenty of similarly impressive fundraisings, including the $85 million raised by Credit Karma, and the $77 million and $75 million secured by OnDeck and Tradeshift, respectively.

Total raised = More than $592 million

January -- $91 million raised by seven companies
February -- $139 million raised by seven companies
March -- $362 million raised by nine companies

Note: Funding prior to becoming a Finovate alum not included. Questions? Comments? Email us at David@finovate.com or Julie@finovate.com

Finovate Alumni News-- April 2, 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.jpgBottomline Technologies buys Andera for $48 million.
  • Marketing Land takes a look at Narrative Science's free, Google Analytics app, Quill Engage.
  • Saudi Arabian Bank Albilad to deploy FIS' card management system and switching platform.
  • TradeKing promotes Kevin Delo to Chief Information Officer.
  • Startups.co.uk interviews Tradeshift CEO, Christian Lanng.
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle looks at Pindrop Security's growth: doubling its workforce and has quadrupled its workspace.
  • Check Point Software Technologies launches new ZoneAlarm 2015 security product line.
  • Finovate alums raise $600 million in first quarter of 2014.
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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  • Fiserv to adopt Visa's debit EMV solution to offer issuers, acquirers and merchants an approach for debit EMV adoption.
  • Tyfone appoints former UBS managing director Nizar Jamal as Chief Technology Officer.
  • PaymentsSource: Virtual Piggy's Oink partners with European Games Group.
  • App Shopper features BudgetTracker's iOS mobile app.
  • Realty Mogul crowdfunders top $100 million worth of real estate investment.
  • VentureBeat takes a look at mobile payment success stories including PaySimple, Braintree, and PayPal.
  • TD Bank enhances online money movement services with addition of Popmoney and TransferNow from Fiserv.
  • DoubleBeam powers new mobile app for Foodland Super Market.
  • Nostrum Group reports revenue gains of more than 80% to £7 million. for FY 2013.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News -- March 5, 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.jpgMargin Maximizer Interactive from ProfitStars added to ICBA Preferred Service Provider program.
  • Trustev partners with Datameer to combine big data analytics with its real-time ID validation technology.
  • Ignite Sales announces availability of AccountAdvisor sales solution for community banks and credit unions.
  • Spend Matters looks at Scentan Ventures, the Firm Behind Tradeshift's $75M Round.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- February 27, 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.jpgMountain America CU chooses ProfitStars' ImageCenter and Enterprise Payment Solutions.
  • TSYS renews payments agreement with Commerce Bank.
  • ProfitStars announces partnership with OnDeck to deploy LendingNetwork platform.
  • Wealthfront's automated investment advisory service goes mobile with new app.
  • Arroweye's 2013 performance reveals 25% growth & 60%+ increase in open loop card fulfillment compared to 2012.
  • SpendMatters covers Tradeshift's and Taulia's divergent yet converging cases and value propositions.
  • Tradeshift raises $75 million, plans to open office in Tokyo.
  • Andera upgrades software to enable mobile applicants take photos of their driver's licenses during the application process to populate data fields automatically.
  • Kabbage now extending more than $1 million per day in funding to small businesses.
  • Kony and AirPlug partner to deliver enterprise-grade mobile solution to mobile network operators.
  • CashStar wins Digiday Retail Award for achievement in online retail marketing and advertising.
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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Further enforcing the trend of small business tools in fintech, online invoicing company Tradeshift announced a $75 million round of funding.

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The new installment comes from Singapore-based Scentan Ventures, which Tradeshift now claims as a partner.

The San Francisco-based company has global offices in Copenhagen, London, and Suzhou and plans to use the funds to expand to Asia and open an office in Tokyo. This is a large step in its stated mission of "connecting every business on the planet."

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Tradeshift, which counts 500,000 businesses connected on its platform, differentiates itself with a dynamic discounting service that gives buyers a discount for paying their suppliers early.

Tradeshift demoed at FinovateEurope 2012. Watch its demo video here.

Finovate Alumni News-- January 17, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAcculynk announces patent for PIN based, online authentication.
  • St. Louis Business Journal takes a look at miiCard's chances at winning the FStech Award for "most disruptive financial services technology."
  • Kapitall launches bonus program; $200 and 2,000 koins for new accounts.
  • The Financial Brand features Strategy Corps' BaZing.
  • Management Today interviews with Christian Laang, Tradeshift CEO.
  • CNBC highlights FutureAdvisor and how it can help you save on fees.
  • Kofax today announces availability of the Kofax Mobile Capture Platform.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.
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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.jpgThe Chicago Tribune lists Planwise, SigFig, Jemstep and FindaBetterBank as tools to fix your finances.
  • peerTransfer announces record setting 2013, bringing total customer base to 400 institutions.
  • Tradeshift brings in $15 million of a $57 million equity round.
  • Trustev brings in $500k from Notion Capital, Adding to the $3 Million it Garnered in October.
  • Allied Payment Network teaming up with ACI Worldwide to provide same day bill pay via PicturePay.
  • Klarna acquires Sofort to become 10% of Europe's $100 billion e-commerce market.
  • Les Muma, former Fiserv CEO, to join board of directors of FIS.
  • UAE's Bank of Sharjah to offer CR2's BankWorld-powered mobile banking app.
  • ayondo announces new features including open positions in profile view.
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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Electronic invoicing solutions company, Tradeshift, announced it recently brought in $15 million in equity funding.

This round is the first installment of a $57 million round. According to the San Francisco-based company this equity sale is, "part of something much bigger," though it did not provide further detail.

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Tradeshift demonstrated at FinovateEurope 2013 in London where it debuted its Instant Payments feature.

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBlackhawk Network partners with Opengate to Launch New Prepaid Content in South Africa.
  • Tradeshift unveils Oracle Gold partnership & supply chain connectivity solution for the Oracle E-Business Suite.
  • MasterCard launches recruitment drive for e-commerce tech lab in New York City.
  • EyeVerify featured in KCUR.org column on the "benefits and disadvantages of launching a startup in Kansas City."
  • New MoneyDesktop Website Wins Multiple W3 Awards.
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.jpgOnline trading community tradimo and ayondo form partnership to offer tradimo users an alternative to active trading.
  • Tradeshift announces Dynamic Discounting as latest early payment offering to suppliers and buyers.
  • Dwolla partners with Alliance Data Systems to launch Dwolla Credit.
  • Wall Street & Technology takes a look at Fenergo's report on client on boarding.
  • Zopa profiled in Yahoo Finance UK column on peer-to-peer lending.
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.jpgBillhighway 3-peats with "Metropolitan Detroit Best and Brightest Company to Work For" 2013 win.
  • BehavioSec awarded DARPA Phase 2 contract.
  • Spend Matters interviews Tradeshift CEO, Christian Lanng.
  • ACI Worldwide embraces Experian Decision Analytics decisioning solution.
  • FIS announces partnership with Australian debit card system eftpos to build payments hub.
  • Quantopian raises $6.7 million in Series A round.
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-- September 18, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgKalixa Group to provide payment services to Italian gaming services provider, Sisal.
  • ACI Worldwide recognized as fastest growing biller direct electronic bill payment provider by Aite Group.
  • Manilla tops 15 million bills and statements delivered.
  • Netbanker reports: Simple Revamps Homepage http://bit.ly/16j6SsM
  • 200 Financial institutions adopt Lodo Software's PFM.
  • Jumio adds facial detection to Its web and mobile identify verification service, Netverify.
  • MyBankTracker looks at MoneyDesktop's uncluttered visualization of financial goals.
  • The Business Review blog highlights Dynamics' partnership with Key Bank. 
  • TIO Networks forms partnership with Cowlitz Public Utility District.
  • Gartner names Backbase a Visionary Portal Software Vendor for the third year running.
  • Tradeshift Collaborative Workflow wins this year's AP Innovative Technology of the Year Award.
  • Check partners with Irvine Ranch Water District to provide billpay and tracking for IRWD customers.
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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Online invoicing startup Tradeshift announced updates to its platform yesterday that extend its reach beyond just e-invoicing. 

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The new update, called Collaborative Workflow, will enable users to collaborate on tasks and automate workflow, making Tradeshift a more holistic platform for businesses. It attempts to "humanize" the workflow process by:

1) taking the platform mobile
2) automating repetitive tasks
3) allowing multiple users to collaborate on a single project, giving each user a profile picture to associate with their name.

Check out Tradeshift at FinovateEurope 2012 where it demoed its Instant Payments feature.

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgPaymentsSource talks with Noam Inbar, VP for product development for Zooz.
  • OneID takes a look at the "security theater" of Twitter's two-factor authentication.
  • TSYS renews payment processing arrangement with Nationwide Building Society.
  • Pizza Marketplace interviews Leaf director of sales Alex MacKenzie on mobile marketing.
  • MIT Technology Review features OpenCoin.
  • Waspit to release new UX & mobile Apps in August to coincide with the new academic year.
  • TIO Networks partners with the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services and payment processor Paymentus to help customers make child support payments.
  • Virtual Piggy partners with ClickandBuy to Increase Customer Signups, Conversions, and Sales.
  • Mitek receives patent for signature verification and fraud detection.
  • Christian Lanng, TradeShift CEO, takes on the position of Chairman alongside the responsibilities of CEO.
  • CU Times highlights Moven, Micronotes, GoBank, Refundo, AuthenticID, MoneyDesktop, Mint, FIS, Escardgo, and GoNow as noteworthy demos at FinovateSpring 2013.
  • Silicon Prairie News features Banno and EyeVerify demos at FinovateSpring.
  • Check (formerly Pageonce) and Lending Club are among the emerging financial services companies highlighted in Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report.
  • SaveUp helps credit union members save more than $400 million.
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 21, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgBirdback teams up with Braintree for 3-day payments hackathon.
  • Indiana Members CU chooses Jack Henry & Associates' Symitar for in-house core processing.
  • Keynote DeviceAnywhere adds mobile scripting, UI enhancements.
  • VoiceTrust moves operational headquarters to Canada, opening offices in Toronto and Montreal.
  • Figlo expands partnership with Yellowtail Consulting to enable stronger focus on South Africa.
  • Wipit partners with Sprint/ Boost Mobile to bring mobile payment capability to cash-preferred consumers.
  • Virtual Piggy signs first UK partners, Toy Galaxy and Toadstool.
  • eToro granted UK financial regulation approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • Tyfone releases Connected Smart Card solution to allow FIs to enhance user ID info used to access sensitive data.
  • Tradeshift partners with Invoiceware International to deliver compliant e-invoice validation in Latin America.
  • BillGuard to integrate with Google Wallet for transaction monitoring.
  • SigFig Portfolio adds support for Windows Phone.
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.
  • Webmasterchecks drops PayPal and makes Dwolla its exclusive payment service provider.
  • Mobile World Live considers Braintree's offline strategy. Come to FinovateSpring to check out its live demo.
  • Kony Solutions talks to banks about selling shares in a public offering as early as this year.
  • Xero releases updates that facilitate payroll reporting.
  • Chicago Tribune takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco in May for FinovateSpring.
  • Alliance Data Retail Services reports on its geofence pilot program with Locaid.
  • EyeVerify wins third eyeprint patent for its mobile security technology. See them demo at FinovateSpring.
  • ACI Worldwide announces latest version of ACI Issuer, a cost-savings solution for card-issuing and account management.
  • Actiance partners with Symantec to provide integrated compliance, eDiscovery and archiving for social business.
  • BrightScope brings Nerd's Eye View publisher Michael Kitces to its advisory board.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- March 25, 2013

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  • Innovations in gamification help True Office win Computerworld Honors Program award.
  • Aiming for the enterprise: Mobile Payments Today features Corduro.
  • American Banker reports: Randolph-Brooks chooses Andera's online account opening platform.
  • The gamification revolution interviews Michelle Katics, CEO of BankersLab.
  • Kabbage takes home first place for Top B2B Innovation from PYMNTS.com.
  • Virtual Piggy taps into $10Bn Annual Market with epay Partnership.
  • eToro placed on the 2013 FinTech50 Watchlist, a shortlist of 50 companies in Europe that are redefining financial services through technology.
  • Macgasm features Tuition.io as 1 of 5 apps of the week.
  • Tradeshift features Intuit's Eric Dunn to talk about the recent partnership.
  • TechCrunch reports: Yodlee Interactive now powers financial data for 300 apps and businesses; on pace to surpass 500 in 2013.
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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International FX payments service, The Currency Cloud today announced on its blog that it will partner with three other fintech companies, including e-invoicing company Tradeshift and SMB financial services company Intuit.

Through this partnership, the three will create an all-inclusive platform for TradeshiftLogo.jpg small businesses to better maintain cross-border relationships. The platform will focus especially on buyer-supplier relationships.

The terms of this deal have not been disclosed.

The Currency Cloud demonstrated at FinovateEurope last month, and its demo video will be posted here in a few weeks. Tradeshift demoed at FinovateEurope 2012, and Intuit demoed at Finovate 2009.

Finovate Alumni News -- February 19, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgRescuecom highlights TransferWise as low cost, currency conversion option.
  • Acculynk's Payzur brings person-to-person payments to consumers on PULSE debit/ATM network.
  • Compass Plus helps Russian-based FI SwitchMaster reach processing benchmark.
  • ekmPowershop announces partnership with EZBOB.
  • American Banker reports: Planwise to Participate in Yodlee's Incubator Program.
  • BillHighway hires new CFO.
  • Arroweye Solutions reports 40% growth due to 175% uptick in open loop card production, added 27 new clients in 2012.
  • Bill.com to provide Frantopia with accounting services.
  • Prosper unveils new protection for lenders.
  • The Next Web reports: Tradeshift adds support for accounting services Sage and Kashflow, helping businesses get paid.
  • Forbes considers how SoMoLend provides capital to small businesses.
  • VentureBeat reports SecondMarket is partnering with CircleUp to allow investors to invest in up-and-coming consumer product businesses.
  • Thomaston Savings Bank selects Q2ebanking's full suite of ebanking solutions.
  • HiddenLevers launches portfolio stress testing app to help advisors generate leads.
  • Fiserv awarded Best-in-Class rating in 2012 Anti-Money Laundering Technology Review.
  • Gifting app Wrapp selects Braintree to power payments.
  • Pageonce adds person-to-person payment functionality to mobile app.
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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What's better than a deal that turns your current customer base of 150,000 small and medium-sized businesses into a potential field of five million?

The same deal, with an undisclosed but "multi-million" dollar investment thrown in for good measure.

That's how the year is beginning for Tradeshift. The company announced that it has formed a partnership with Intuit, integrating its e-invoicing and business transactions platform with QuickBooks. The new free app, which connects to customer's Tradeshift or Quickbooks accounts, will be available first to QuickBooks users in the United Kingdom.

The company also announced a significant investment from Intuit, which will join Tradeshift's board of directors. Although the amount was undisclosed, it has been characterized as "multi-million".

Newly available to QuickBooks users, the app will also be an opportunity to further test Tradeshift's social networking approach to business. CEO and founder Christian Lang has said that "invoicing is one of the few business processes that's really viral." Thanks to Intuit, he'll now have five million opportunities (and undisclosed millions in new capital) to help prove his point.

See Tradeshift in action in this video from their demo at FinovateEurope 2012.

Finovate Alumni News-- January 25, 2013

  • Silicon Valley Business Journal interviews BillFloat CEO and co-founder Ryan Gilbert.
  • Commercial Bank of Qatar to deploy latest version of TSYS card and merchant management platform.
  • TransferWise wins "Best Middleweight Startup" at The Europas.  See them demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Concur rolls out new datacenters in France and the Netherlands.
  • Santander receives 2012 Banking Technology Award for Best Security Initiative for its SIM swapping solution, developed with ValidSoft.
  • UK's KashFlow integrates with Tradeshift to enable SMBs who use its cloud-based accounting software.
  • The Paypers reports: Geezeo enters 2 new partnerships.
  • VatorNews considers what's next for Lending Club.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions partners with Volunteer Corporate to provide mobile RDC to their 325 member CUs.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News-- January 23, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTemenos wins praise as "top advisor solution" from Aite Group.  Come see their demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Pageonce reaches $1 million mark in daily mobile bill payments processed.
  • A look at TradeKing after the merger.
  • ACI Worldwide's Money Transfer System helps FIs with Dodd-Frank compliance.
  • EZBOB forms partnership with ChannelGrabber.  Watch EZBOB in action at FinovateEurope!
  • Monitise and CGI Logica form mobile FS alliance to target European retail banks.
  • Tradeshift partners with Intuit to bring its social invoicing platform to more than 5m QuickBooks users.
  • American Banker reports: Fiserv extends relationship with BofA. Come to FinovateEurope in London to see its live demo.
  • CNBC talks with Alexa Von Tobel, LearnVest CEO.
  • Bill.com and Expensify announce product integration.
  • GrowthBusiness profiles Holvi. Comes see Holvi's new tech at FinovateEurope next month.
  • Fast Company reports you can now pay taxes in Iowa using Dwolla.
  • SimpleTuition reports 2012 success metrics for SmarterBucks program.
  • DemystData a finalist in AWS Global Startup Challenge. 
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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  • Payelp Global partners with SafetyPay to expand online payment options for merchants and customers worldwide.
  • Enloop releases the next generation of its business planning app to help entrepreneurs plan businesses.
  • Social Money announces launch of new product, CorePro, with a new partner, The Bancorp.
  • Tradeshift announces partnership with Verbella CMG, an SAP Content mgmt. solutions provider.
  • Anton Commissaris, a founding exec of Mint.com, joins Credit Sesame as COO.
  • Betterment enhances advice for life goals.
  • Capital Access Network names advisory board to guide launch and growth of latest offering to small businesses, CapTap.
  • CNBC reports CashStar, WEX partner to provide eGift card services.
  • New partnership with Klarna helps 3dcart reach European customers.
  • Compass Plus earns high ranking in annual PayX report.
  • AdExchanger interviews Bazaarvoice Media GM Barkow.
  • Team Bronson Moneymakers reviews Jingit.
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  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgInternational Adviser features The Currency Cloud.
  • Time Magazine looks at P2P lending strategies with Prosper and Lending Club.
  • ThreatMetrix Wins Bronze for the Enterprise Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2012.
  • Blackhawk Network reaches multiyear agreement with Facebook gifting app, Wrapp.
  • Vestas Wind Systems signs with Tradeshift.
  • Bazaarvoice appoints CFO Steven Collins to CEO.
  • Acculynk announces First Data Corp Executive VP Mark Herrington to join Board of Directors.
  • TechCrunch: Flint Mobile exits beta to take on Square with its camera-based mobile payment app. 
  • Portfolio Football re-brands, officially launches Sports Lever.
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  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgHelloWallet launches new design for web app.
  • TIO Networks signs 5 yr agreement with City Utilities of Springfield to provide financial services.
  • TechCrunch reports Tradeshift Lands Huge Global Client For Its New CloudScan Product.
  • FutureAdvisor wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2012.
  • Finextra reports Artisans' Bank chooses Andera oFlows for online deposits.
  • American Banker reports CFPB to Collaborate with Startups BillGuard, Plastyc and Simple.
  • Ping Identity ranked Number 166 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500.
  • Braintree expands to Australia, Providing Sophisticated Payment Tools for Australian Merchants.
  • Kony Solutions opens Brazilian office, announces Itau Unibanco as a client.
  • Allfiled today announced the addition of miiCard verified identities to its personal data service platform.
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  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTradeshift announces strategic partnership with PrimeRevenue SCF.
  • Thomson Reuters launches mobile web app for investor relations.
  • CashStar and Comet launch UK's first comprehensive eGift card program.
  • PaySimple appoints former PayPal employee Andrew Lanthier as CTO.
  • Upstart Business Journal looks at the approach Kabbage and Lighter Capital take on small business financing.
  • Q2ebanking introduces Q2clarity, customizable analytics across mobile, online and security platform.
  • Barron's recommends using findabetterbank.com to cut bank fees.
  • City AM reports Monitise user numbers quadrupled in the last year to 17m.
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  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgZoo names baby monkey after Kasasa.
  • Tradeshift announces interoperability agreement with OFS Portal.
  • VentureBeat profiles BellaDati. Come see BellaDati demo at FinovateAsia.
  • Deposit Accounts looks at Kasasa's checking rewards.
  • Monitise teams up with eMerit Solutions to develop mobile payment opportunities for businesses.
  • ProfitStars introduces Gladiator Advanced Malware Protection.
  • miiCard opens API to First Global Trusted ID as a service platform.
  • Lending Club to use Oracle ERP cloud service.
  • VentureBeat reports Xero brings its accounting software to Android.
  • PYMNTS News reports: Compass Plus helps Quipu achieve 100% service availability.
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