Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • CallVU Teams Up with Banca Transilvania to Boost Mobile Banking.
  • Finovate Global: Fintechs Merge and Rebrand in Vietnam; Tinkoff Launches New Voice Assistant Oleg.
  • Hi Oleg! Tinkoff Launches Virtual Assistant.

Around the web

  • Jscrambler introduces self-healing JavaScript to fight code tampering.
  • AlphaPoint sets up shop in Switzerland to access the growing market for tokenization in the country.
  • BlueRush announces that its Best of Show winning IndiVideo platform has topped $100,000 in committed monthly recurring revenue.
  • AiThority interviews founder and CEO of Arkose Labs, Kevin Gosschalk.
  • Global alternative asset manager EJF Capital joins the Artivest platform.
  • INTELid Digital ID blockchain platform integrates ValidSoft’s voice recognition technology.
  • Choosemycompany.com recognizes YSEOP on itsAtWork and HappyIndex.
  • Ayondo’s COO and CFO resign.
  • NDGIT receives Finance IT Innovation Award 2019.
  • Fenergo enters the Taiwanese market through a partnership with TUNG-I Information Services (TUNG-I).

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

  • Synapse Receives $33m for Backend Fintech.
  • Paysend Reaches Crowdfunding Goal of $5.3 Million.

Around the web

  • Worldline and Trapeze deliver a hands-free payment solution for public transport.
  • Sberbank to Open First Branch in McDonald’s Restaurant.
  • James Hale appointed Head of Product at alternative investing firm Artivest.
  • Finastra named 2019 Microsoft Alliance Global ISV Partner of the Year.

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

Around the web

  • Enveil launches its enhanced ZeroReveal 2.0 data-in-use security solution.
  • Boku integrates with digital payments solution Grab in order to expand payment options in Southeast Asia.
  • Equifax Canada announces partnership with SecureKey Technologies.
  • Artivest taps Paul Nobile as its new Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Lattice80 interviews Ashish Gadnis, Co-Founder and CEO of BanQu.

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.

Artivest Inks Deal with Institutional Investment Manager LaSalle

Curated online platform for alternative investments Artivest announced a major new partnership today. The firm has been selected by institutional investment manager LaSalle to help it enter the retail market for privately-held value-added real estate investment programs via a closed end fund.

“We are delighted to find a compelling platform to seamlessly connect financial advisors and qualified high net worth investors to our flagship, U.S. value-add investment strategy,” Jason Kern, CEO of the Americas at LaSalle Investment Management, said.

One of the largest real estate investment managers in the world with $65 billion in assets under management, LaSalle will leverage Artivest’s Open Network to make its offerings available for investment by advisors and qualified purchasers. In an investment environment increasingly characterized by passive management and low-fee ETFs, LaSalle sees Artivest as a partner to help it meet investor demand for alternative solutions that can provide outperformance.

Artivest combines expert insights, extensive due diligence, and a streamlined investor experience to improve the process of finding, evaluating, and investing in leading private funds for advisors and fund managers. The solution reduces the complexity of private fund investing, helping clients save time and more readily identify opportunities that are most compatible with their investment goals.

“Our platform brings together data-driven insights, proprietary technology, and robust diligence expertise to deliver a simplified, efficient experience and remove the barriers that have traditionally stood in the way of advisors and investors seeking access to alternatives,” Artivest founder and CEO James Waldinger said.

Artivest demonstrated its curated investment platform at FinovateSpring 2014. Headquartered in New York City and founded in 2012, the company completed a merger with alternative investment manager Altegris last summer that made the company one of the biggest independent alternative investment solution providers in the world.

Earlier this year, Artivest announced that was expanding its services to include both product structuring and fund distribution solutions for asset and wealth managers. Back in December, Chicago-based Northern Trust added private market capabilities to its ArcLine Alternatives platform for its wealth management customers courtesy of a partnership with Artivest.

With more than $17 million in funding, Artivest includes 500 Startups, RRE Ventures, Founders Fund, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and Signatures Capital among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate

  • Holvi Expands to Five New European Markets.
  • Artivest Inks Deal with Institutional Investment Manager LaSalle.
  • BioCatch Brings on New Chief Revenue Officer.
  • Yseop Pairs Up with Larsen & Toubro Infotech.

Around the web

  • Inc. names Blend, Kabbage, Lendio, Plaid, Pendo, Signifyd, and Ripple among the best places to work.
  • Alt Coin Magazine interviews Steven Parker, Crypterium CEO.
  • Interactions‘ IVA was named the top virtual assistant in Speech Technology Magazine’s 2019 People’s Choice Awards.
  • Salt Edge Open Banking API now supports eIDAS PSD2 certificates.
  • NIIT Technologies launches Cognitive Service Desk Audit, a tool to help applications understand and interpret user needs through natural communication.

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

  • Bill.com Bans Wire Transfer Fees for Small Businesses.
  • TransferTo Rebrands as DT One and Thunes.
  • SaaS Banking Specialist Mambu Scores $34 Million in Funding.

Around the web

  • Real Business profiles biometric authentication solution provider – and FinovateEurope Best of Show winner – iProov.
  • Artivest partners with Sudrania Fund Services to provide shadow fund accounting services for its line of mutual fund products.
  • Social investment platform Voleo is featured in the Financial Post.
  • Insuritas teams up with Truliant FCU (+$2 billion in assets) to launch digital insurance agency.
  • Entersekt SVP of North American Operations, Sherif Samy, named to One World Identity’s Top 100 Influencers in Identity roster.
  • Fenergo introduces Rules as a Service (RaaS), a cloud-based regulatory rules offering.

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

  • New Investment in Zafin to Drive Innovation in Financial Services.

Around the web

  • London-based anti-fraud platform Fortytwo Data rebrands as Napier.
  • Fenergo launches new low to no-code administration suite, Fenergo Digital Configuration Studio.
  • Lighter Capital provides $700,000 in growth capital to FitSmallBusiness.com.
  • Forrester names CREALOGIX a leader in the Now Tech: Digital Banking Engagment Platforms, Q4 2018, category.
  • Artivest announces expansion of its platform to include product structuring and fund distribution solutions.
  • TransUnion unveils its Auto Payment Shopper solution to improve the car buying process for consumers, lenders, and dealers.
  • ieDigital named “market challenger” in latest Ovum Decision Matrix.

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

  • Open Bank Project Collaborates with Open Source Software Company Red Hat.
  • Ondot Lands Strategic Investment from Citi Ventures.
  • Experian, FICO, and Finicity Launch the UltraFICO Score.

Around the web

  • Bloomberg TV features Best of Show winner Bumped.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee launches new suite of developer tools.
  • ThreatMetrix partners with SAS, bringing digital identity intelligence to machine learning to help creditors fight identity fraud.
  • Finastra introduces its cloud-based instant payments offering for SMEs.
  • Sberbank inks Memorandum of Understanding with SWIFT.
  • Artivest appoints new Chief Compliance Officer, Kamal Jafarnia.
  • Featurespace unveils its ARIC White Label solution for advanced fraud and risk prevention.
  • Finextra: Fidor and GFT extend partnership to the Americas markets.
  • Kony acquires innovation subsidiary of Umpqua Bank.
  • Finextra: NTT Data plans pan-Asian federated trade information platform based on blockchain.
  • SuperMoney surpasses $1 billion in financing requests
  • Bluefin and TokenEx partner to strengthen payment security with PCI-validated P2PE and omni-channel tokenization.
  • ID.me launches KYC / AML identity verification solution and ID document verification 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.

Artivest’s Online Platform Puts Private Funds Within Reach of Average Investors

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2014.

Our next presenter is Artivest, presenting its online investing platform and Artivest Access funds.
“Artivest’s platform streamlines the process of investing in a private investment fund. Our online platform features a series of Artivest Access funds, which allow our members to invest in leading private funds with low minimums and transparent reasonable fees.
The Artivest team conducts extensive selection and due diligence processes, presenting only those funds that we believe to be truly exceptional. While the traditional process for investing in a private fund required days of travel and mountains of documents, the Artivest platform allows investors to access, evaluate and invest in a fund entirely online.
Once an investor has decided to commit to a particular fund, our online investment flow guides them through a seamless submission process. What’s more, we help fund managers engage more efficiently and effectively with sophisticated investors in our online community.”

Presenting: James Waldinger (CEO) and David Levine (CIO)

Product Launch: Privately launched: January 2014
Metrics: $3.4 million raised; 11 employees
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: New York, New York
Founded: June 2012
Website: artivest.co
Twitter: @artivest