Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

Around the web

  • Alpha Payments Cloud teams up with Paysera to expand payment options for its customers.
  • Qapital launches solution to help freelancers set aside money for annual or quarterly taxes.
  • Telegraph looks at P2P lender Zopa, and its plans for growth in 2016.
  • Insuritas to provide its full-service insurance agency solution for Heartland Financial USA.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “Dashlane Integrates Samsung Biometric Technology in Android App Upgrade”
  • “Revolut Launches to Public, Announces $2.3 Million in Funding”

Around the web

  • PYMNTS looks at OnDeck’s record-breaking quarter.
  • Red Herring names Kabbage a Top 100 Private Company.
  • Geezeo to power BankMobile’s PFM.
  • Alpha Payments Cloud using Snapcard to enable AlphaHub users to accept Bitcoin payments.
  • PrivatBank to offer remittance services courtesy of TransferWise.
  • StockViews earns a spot in the 2015 Startupbootcamp FinTech London cohort.
  • ING Bank Slaski launches ING Business for Apple Watch app powered by Comarch Mobile Banking.
  • Caltech Letter interviews Financeit CEO Michael Garrity.
  • The Indian Express profiles the biometric authentication technology of EyeVerify.
  • Aragon Research names eSignLive by Silanis Technology as a “Hot Vendor” in digital transaction management (DTM).
  • peerTransfer petitions Chinese government to open office in Shanghai.
  • The Independent looks at the IPO plans of Fenergo in light of the company’s recent funding.
  • Investment News highlights Vanguard, Wealthfront, and Betterment in a look at how much money is being managed by robo-advisors.
  • Spreedly surpasses $1 billion in annual payment volume. Come see Spreedly at FinDEVr, 6/7 October in San Francisco.
  • Expensify integrates with Workato to connect it with more than 50 business apps.
  • CheckPoint’s ZoneAlarm Launches Windows 10 Compatible Antivirus Software for Consumers.
  • The Mifos Initiative joins The Open Source Initiative, a global nonprofit that promotes and protects open source software, development and communities. Check out Mifos at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco, 6/7 October.
  • Stuart Frankel of Narrative Science earns a spot on Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50.
  • USA Today column on personal finance for millennials features Kai Stinchcombe, CEO and co-founder of True Link.
  • Business Insider includes Lending Club and Coinbase in its list of the seven hottest startups in Silicon Valley.
  • Blooom and Future Advisor are profiled in a Forbes column on making the most out of your 401(k).

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.

FinovateSpring 2015 Best of Show Winners Announced

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Going into this year’s tally of FinovateSpring 2015 ballots, it was anybody’s guess which companies had won the hearts and minds of our attendees and would take home one of our coveted Best of Show awards.

But after two days of great demonstrations of the latest in fintech innovation from companies near and far, the votes are in, and we want to be among the first to congratulate those startups and industry veterans whose technologies wowed our record-setting crowd at the City National Civic in San Jose, Calif., this week.

Congratulations to the Best of Show winners for FinovateSpring 2015, listed in alphabetical order:

AlphaPaymentsCloudLogoAlpha Payments Cloud, for AlphaHub, its omnichannel access platform that helps banks, merchants, MSPs, and ISOs gain access to any solution-provider in the world.

 

Avoka_logo_VectAvoka, for Avoka Transact for Financial Services, which combines social, cloud services, and crowdsourcing into the world’s fastest credit card application.

 

 

FS2015_MoneyAmigo_logoMoney Amigo, for its technology that brings financial services to the underbanked and underserved, delivering traditional banking products in an innovative way.

 

MovenMoven, for its Moven Financial Health Platform, providing real-time contextualized notifications and interactions that create “gamified money moments.”

 

FS15_NAMU_logoNAMU Systems, for its “Joyful Banking” which uses new and intelligent behavior-modeling to focus on customer behavior and digital experiences to create a new standard in mobile banking.

 

 

Shoeboxed logo copyShoeboxed, for its Receipt Capture for Banks solution, which boosts the functionality of online and mobile banking apps while providing fraud protection.

 

STRATOS_ID_10.07.14Stratos, for its dynamic Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card and Digital Card Issuance Platform that analyzes card-usage trends and interactively engages card members.

We hope you enjoyed the show! As always, thanks to everyone who attended and participated in FinovateSpring 2015. We’ll see you next year!


Notes on methodology:
1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”
4. The seven companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named “Best of Show.”
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners.

Alpha Payments Cloud Presents AlphaHub, its Omnichannel Solution Access Platform

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2015.

AlphaPaymentsCloudLogoAlpha Payments Cloud is demonstrating its omnichannel solution access platform, AlphaHub.

Through the AlphaHub, connected banks, merchants, MSPs and ISOs gain access to any solution provider in the world. The AlphaHub is an omnichannel solution access platform that enables merchants to connect to service providers in a simple and scalable way, through a single integration. The depth and range of connected service providers and solutions span across the entire transactional, risk management and commerce solution spectrum, with more than a hundred third-party solutions and a suite of white-labeled products currently available. Additionally, the AlphaHub proprietary orchestration engine enables users to customize down to the individual transaction layer, leveraging each solution’s unique functionality and benefits.

AlphaPaymentsCloud CEO, Oliver Rajic, standing

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Product Launch: November 2014

Metrics: Series A funding: $12M
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms

HQ: Singapore
Founded: June 2012
Website: alphapaymentscloud.com
Twitter: @AlphaPayments

FinovateSpring 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 1

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FinovateSpring 2015 launches next month on May 12 and 13. That gives us five weeks to review the 72 companies that will step up on stage in San Jose.

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We’ll be featuring seven companies twice a week in our Sneak Peek series. The first set includes:

This will be Finovate’s eighth conference in the Bay Area and our second year in San Jose. Interested in being among the first to see the newest fintech this spring? Pick up your ticket here to join us.


AlphaPaymentsCloudLogoAlpha Payments Cloud’s AlphaHub consolidates the payments world onto one platform enabling banks, merchants, MSPs and ISOs to access any payment type, any solution provider, anywhere.

Features:

  • Access every transaction-centric solution vendor
  • Consolidate all integrations to one platform
  • Mitigate risks and costs by orchestrating across vendor functionality

Why it’s great
AlphaCloudPresenter1The AlphaHub gives instant access to any payment type, any solution provider, anywhere in the world.

Presenter: Oliver Rajic, CEO
Rajic is a global business development leader and payments expert whose vision is bringing the payments world into the 21st century.
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CUneXusLogoCUneXus is one of just ten to watch on KPMG’s report of “The Best Fintech Innovators of 2014,.” CUneXus stands at the forefront of the transition to a new era of data-driven, on-demand lending and borrowing.

Features:

  • Perpetual Loan Approval
  • “One-Click” access to preapproved loans at every touchpoint
  • Integrated into leading online- and mobile-banking platforms

Why it’s great
CUneXus brings the “one-click” convenience and mobility consumers have come to expect, helping lenders maximize the value and profitability of existing customer relationships.CUnexusPresenter1

Presenters

Dave Buerger, Co-Founder, President & CEO
Buerger is an award-winning financial services marketer and strategist with a noteworthy record of achievement, spanning a diverse array of marketing mediums and industry verticals.
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Darin Chong, Co-Founder & COO
Chong draws from 17+ years of experience in consumer financial services with expertise in marketing, operations, and project management.
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DraftLogoDRAFT changes the way people view, think and act about investing by comparing your returns, fees and allocation to top-performing portfolios.

Features:

  • Track all of your investments in one spot
  • Side by side return, fee, and allocation comparisons
  • Obtain a blueprint showing portfolio gaps to help maximize returns and lower fees

Why it’s great
DRAFT has created a better investment benchmark by comparing real portfolios to one another. It’s simple, transparent, and community focused.DRAFTPresenter1

Presenters

Brad Lawler, President, co-founder
Lawler has 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including as a high-net-worth adviser at a risk-analysis software firm. He also spent time with a big-data infrastructure company.
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Jason St. Peter, CEO, co-founder
St. Peter has 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development in the high-tech industry. Prior to DRAFT, St. Peter created and ran the Dell For Entrepreneurs program for Dell, Inc.
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FundAmericaLogoFundAmerica provides API-enabled escrow, payment processing, and securities compliance to portals engaged in technology-driven capital formation via the JOBS Act (506b/c, Reg A+, 4(a)(6) crowdfunding).

Features:

  • Easy-to-implement API and “Invest Now” buttons
  • View all data and events in the control panel
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations

Why it’s great
FundAmerica provides the crowdfunding industry with the best and only technology-integrated compliance and back-office solution.

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Scott Purcell, CEO, founder
Purcell is a leader in the crowdfunding industry with experience in both technology and securities.
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FundAmericaPresenter2Jonathan Self, President, CCO
Self-served as a compliance examiner at FINRA, and was a capital markets specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Scott Andersen, General Counsel
Andersen was the deputy chief counsel at FINRA; enforcement director at the NYSE; and assistant attorney general for the state of New York.


SayPayLogoSayPay enables users to make or schedule bill payments instantly by simply speaking a one-time, secure “SayPay Code”—all without the need to sign in or remember passwords!

Features:

  • Eliminates late charges and interest expense
  • Billers get paid faster
  • Combines voice recognition, biometric voice authentication and mobile technologies into a seamless user experience

Why it’s great
SayPayPresenter1Financial institutions can re-use SayPay across the enterprise, for website sign-in, online purchases, P2P transfers, step-up authentication and more for optimal return on investment.

Presenter

Steve Hoffman, CEO, founder
Hoffman has 25+ years of experience in payments, digital banking, and authentication, and holds several patents for internet and mobile payment technologies.


StockviewsLogoStockViews is an online equity research platform that connects investors with independent analysts.

Features:

  • A meritocratic platform that pinpoints alpha generators
  • Identifies analysts with expertise relevant to the fund manager
  • Harnesses the wisdom of crowds to assist investment decisions

Why it’s great
Our product harnesses collective intelligence by identifying and isolating the opinions of analysts who consistently outperform the market.

StockViewsPresenter1Presenters

Tom Beevers, CEO, co-founder
Beevers is the CEO of StockViews. He was previously a fund manager at Newton in London. He holds a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge.
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TrueAccordLogoTrueAccord offers a machine-learning-based, automated, and friendly collection platform that effectively services the new age of financial services companies.

Features:

  • Adapts to consumer preference with new communication channels; increases satisfaction
  • Adapts to consumer behavior; increases recovery
  • Easy to audit and control; improves compliance

Why it’s great
Debt collection is ripe for disruption on the heels of alternative lending. TrueAccord is leading the market in rethinking this activity.

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Ohad Samet, CEO
Samet is head of analytics at Fraud Sciences; worked in new ventures at PayPal; founder at Analyzd; chief risk officer at Klarna; published writer, O’Reilly.
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SametIMG2Nadav Samet, CTO
Samet served as a senior software engineer at Google and contributed to several high-profile projects such as gmail, Google Flights, and more. Holds a masters in science in mathematics from Weizmann Institute of Science.
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