FinovateEurope 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 2

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: we’re less than one month away from the first Finovate show of the year.

FinovateEurope 2015 is returning to Old Billingsgate Market Hall in London for what promises to be our biggest event in Europe yet. We hope you will be able to join us as 70 companies from across Europe and around the world demonstrate some of the latest in financial technology.  
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To that end, here’s the second part of our Sneak Peek series to give you a taste of what some of this year’s innovators will be showing on stage in February. (Part One available here.)


AlphaPoint_hires_logo_box.jpgAlphaPoint’s Digital Currency Exchange Platform allows institutions to establish their own internal digital currency exchanges.
Features
    • 24-hour run-time capabilities
    • Military-grade security practices
    • New order types, improved scalability, and an even faster processing speed
Why it’s great
AlphaPoint’s secure, scalable, and customizable exchange platform is easing the adoption of digital currencies across the globe.
Presenters

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Joe Ventura, CTO
Ventura has over 15 years of software architecture experience specializing in secure, scalable, and high performance financial systems for companies such as Deutsche Bank, UBS, and Merrill Lynch.

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Scott Bambacigno, VP of Sales
Bambacigno joined AlphaPoint at the start of 2014 and has led the acquisition of over a dozen global clients.

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Avoka enables your omni-channel digital banking business with frictionless account openings.
Features
    • Fast time to market – deploy digital applications in weeks
    • True Omni-Channel solutions – responsive design on any device
    • Improve conversion with reporting and analytics – make changes and publish
Why it’s great
Create an engaging digital loan application from any device in 3 minutes or less.
Presenters

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Derek Corcoran, Chief Experience Officer
Corcoran has over 20 years experience in financial services globally, delivering frictionless customer experiences for digital sales and service transactions.
Kevin Mortimer, Technical Director


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Encap Security will demonstrate how financial institutions can use Touch ID and Encap’s authentication platform to provide access to and authenticate high-value financial services transactions.
Features
    • Easily integrate Apple Touch ID into financial services applications
    • Utilise smart device capabilities to improve authentication
    • Enable proportional security to drive adoption and use
Why it’s great
Authentication works best when a number of factors are used – and the factors used are contextually appropriate to the risk of the activity taking place.
Presenters

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Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, CEO 
Jorgensen has over 10 years experience in the mobile financial services, identity management, and mobile application security sectors.
John Burman, Sales Director, Europe


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investUP is the crowdfunding supermarket, allowing you to lend & invest across all your favorite P2P, debt, and equity sites.
Features
    • Discover more deals – use m
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    • Saving you time – invest on all your favorite sites through UP
    • Keep track – have just one account and one portfolio with UP
Why it’s great
Only with UP can you enjoy one account and one portfolio, yet still lend and invest across all your favorite crowdfunding sites.
Presenters

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James Tuckett, CEO and Founder
Tuckett is a full-time crowdfunding evangelical from an aerospace engineering and accountancy background. Founded UP in 2012.

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Nostrum Group is pioneering digital lending – providing customers with the ability to service their own accounts where and when they want.
Features
    • Digital
    • Automated
    • Mobile
Why it’s great
Loan technology that re-imagines what a customer wants from banks and how they can interact with financial products.
Presenters

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Richard Carter, CEO
Carter leads the organization and is responsible for setting the company. He is passionate about customer experience, innovation, and technology – inside and outside financial services.

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StreetShares connects businesses with retail and institutional investors who compete to lend to businesses. Business lending meets social affinities.
Features
    • Blends social and affinity group loyalty with traditional bank underwriting
    • Small businesses pitch their loan request at no cost or obligation
    • Investors compete through online auction technology
Why it’s great
StreetShares borrowers get funded at competitive rates while investors get the returns they’re looking for. Everyone wins.
Presenters

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Mark Rockefeller, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Rockefeller’s goal is to breathe new life into the American dream for a new generation of small business owners.


Tickets for FinovateEurope 2015 are on sale now. Visit our registration page today and save your seat at the show.

Alumni News– December 12, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgQuantopian to offer fundamental equity data from Morningstar.
  • MicroStrategy to provide analytics solution to help developers build biometrical secured analytics solutions.
  • Banking Technology takes a look at the relationship between BBVA Compass and Dwolla.
  • Cointelegraph interviews AlphaPoint CEO Vadim Telyatnikov. See AlphaPoint at FinovateEurope 2015 in London.
  • Sedicii wins EY Startup Challenge. Come see them at FinovateEurope in February.
  • Forbes interviews Jacob Hansen, CrowdCurity co-founder.
  • Lifehacker awards Google Cloud with best cloud computing provider of 2014.
  • Check out the Finovate and FinDEVr alums listed in Currency Cloud’s list of hottest fintech companies.
  • FreeAgent selected by Lloyds Banking Group for new SME toolbox.
  • In 2014, VerifyValid eChecks delivered $370+ mil in payments to 100k+ payees, an increase of 20k registered users.
  • Finovate Debuts: TickSmith’s TickVault and FixVault Help FIs Put Their Big Data to Use.
  • Place2Give partners with Give A Mile to help them process cash donations.
  • VentureBeat interviews AppAnnie CEO, Bertrand Schmitt.
  • Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.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.