FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 2


This is part two of our FinovateFall Sneak Peek series. If you missed the first installment, you can catch it here:

Here are eight more of the 70 companies that will demo their new technology on September 10 and 11 in New York: authenticID, Fiserv, Float Money, Ignite Sales, Jumio, SavedPlus, Yseop, and Zenmonics.

Want to join us in New York in September? Get your FinovateFall 2013 ticket here. To learn more about FinovateFall, check out the FAQ.



Authentic ID’s pictureID solution is 100% accurate and can’t be fooled by fraudsters since it returns a visual representation of the true owner of an identity.

    • 100% Accurate
    • Can’t be fooled by fraudsters
    • Transactions cost less than existing solutions
Why it’s great: pictureID is the only 100% accurate identity proofing solution on the market today and it is more intuitive for users. 


Blair Cohen, CEO 


Fiserv’s Popmoney Instant Payments extends the functionality of the Popmoney P2P service from Fiserv, making it indispensable when an immediate exchange of money is required.
    • Instant Payments delivers payments for a real-time world
    • Delivered through Mobiliti, Popmoney offers an unmatched transformational mobile experience
Why it’s great: Instant Payments from Popmoney combined with the transformational experience offered by Mobiliti from Fiserv, delivers on the compelling, consumer need for real-time payments.

Jeffery W. Yabuki 
President and Chief Executive Officer


FloatMoney is smarter credit for consumers
    • Interest-free line of credit
    • Planned Spending Program for budgeting
    • Financial Health Partners for financial literacy, payments and savings
Why it’s great: Float will replace credit cards

Shane Hadden, CEO 

Ignite Salesthe leader in retail banking customer acquisition and retention technology, will showcase Innovative Branch Profitability Dashboards, offering a breakthrough in branch performance measurement.
    • Determine profitable branches/products per branch
    • Quickly spot branch trends, customer insights, fee-generating opportunities
    • Understand gap analysis
Why it’s great: Never before have the tools for detailed branch measurement been so accessible to bank executives.

Mitchell Orlowsky, CEO



Jumio’s Netverify supports real-time ID scanning and verification via a mobile application or website of passports and driver licenses to enable clients to meet know-your-customer requirements.
    • Increase conversion rates and revenue
    • Reduce risk & chargebacks
    • Create a ‘cool’ factor user experience
Why it’s great: Netverify allows businesses to authenticate customers’ identities using their computer’s web camera, IOS or Android smartphone cameras
Michael Orlando heads up Jumio’s worldwide sales and business development efforts and brings over 20 years of high-growth company experience to this role. 


SavedPlus is an automatic savings tool that helps customers effortlessly reach financial goals.
    • Easy to set up, bank agnostic financial tool. 
    • It sets aside money as a percentage of every purchase.
    • Change the destination account with one click.
Why it’s great: Automatic savings made easy


Nikita Brodskiy, Founder & CEO

Yseop is artificial intelligence software which writes, just like a human being, but at a speed of thousands of pages per second, and in multiple languages.
    • Generate highly qualified leads 
    • Boost sales performance
    • Write financial reports automatically
Why it’s great: Yseop boosts your business performance by automating tasks such as lead generation, cross-selling, meeting preparation and financial report writing.


John Rauscher, CEO & co-founder

Zenmonics has created the Mobile Banker tablet for lean branches, advice centers, and relationship management.
    • Ability to deploy in front of existing systems
    • Reduce branch transaction costs
    • Increase Sales with live collateral, account opening, servicing
Why it’s great: The convenience and attractiveness of an Apple Store as your Bank. 
Stay tuned next week for a sneak peek of more companies. Want to join us in New York in September? Get your ticket to FinovateFall 2013 here. To learn more about FinovateFall, check out the FAQ.

Finovate Alumni News– August 13, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYseop a finalist as a technology inventor in Tech Titan Awards.
  • Bank News Magazine features AuthenticID’s pictureID identity authentication solution.
  • VentureBeat takes a look at Locaid’s goal of expanding its geolocation technology to New Jersey and Delaware.
  • FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 1 is up. Get to know the fintech innovators who will be presenting in New York in September.
  • Ron Daly, president and CEO of DigitalMailer, provides insights on making mobile marketing compliance and consumer friendly.
  • ReadyForZero enables users to monitor their credit score as they tackle debt.
  • Free Webinar Wednesdays interviews VerifyValid CEO Paul Doyle. See them demo at FinovateFall 2013 in September.
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.

Meet the Innovators of FinovateFall 2013


FinovateFall 2013 is right around the corner. That means it’s time to start getting to know the entrepreneurs and innovators that will be presenting their technologies on stage in New York City in September.

Remember, the early bird deadline is this Friday, August 2nd. So to reserve your spot and register now.


Akimbo Financial offers a social bank account alternative that makes sharing money easier than ever.
authenticIDs identity tools pictureID and catfishID, are the most accurate, time-saving solutions for the forms of ID we already carry.
Backbase‘s Launchpad, the Commercial Banking Edition, making CFO’s work easier.
BehavioSec uses behavioral analytics to transparently tackle web and mobile security.
BillFloat revolutionizes credit delivery to consumers and businesses.
Biometric Signature ID has a patented software-only biometric for secure ID online verification.
BizEquity is the first and leading cloud-based business valuation engine, an innovative solution to small business lead generation.
Capital Access Network is the largest and most experienced small business finance specialist.
Cardlytics uses consumer purchase data to drive a patented advertising platform. Ads are so relevant–they’re expected. 
CoverHound is a comparison insurance adviser, helping people discover, buy, and manage insurance online.
CR2 is the innovative provider of self-service banking solutions including ATM, Internet, and mobile banking.
DoubleBeam‘s SDK powers mPayments inside other mobile apps, helping signup customers quickly and save a ton on the cost of payments.
FinanceIt offers businesses the ability to provide consumer financing to their customers at the POS.
Financial Guard helps you protect your investments, providing online investment advice at the right price, finally.
Finect is the leading online network for the financial services industry.
Fiserv is a leading global technology provider serving the financial services industry, driving innovation in payments.
FlexScore “gamifies” financial planning, gives a “score” of your financial fitness, and provides education, advice, peer comparisons.
Float Money offers interest-free credit to members of its shopping club and financial health partners.
FutureAdvisor manages your investments for better returns, making quality financial advice available to everyone.
GMC Software Technology is a leading software developer of solutions that transform the customer experience.
Guide Financial is like a healthcheck for your finances – automatically scanning your accounts for ways you can earn or save more, and providing simple, easy fixes.
Ignite Sales is the leader in retail banking, customer acquisition, and retention technology.
Innovation Agency, where you can execute on your innovation mandate and unlock the wealth of ideas in your ecosystems.
Instabank – Beautiful money.
Interactions provides natural language Virtual Assistant application services for the automation customer care processes.
Jumio is a next generation credentials management company offering payments and ID scanning and validation products for mobile and web transactions.
Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interactions.
LearnVest empowers people everywhere to take control of their money and live their richest lives.
Level Money is a financial GPS, designed to replace budgeting.
Lighter Capital provides growth capital to technology companies in a highly-automated basis – Capital-as-a-Service.
Lumesis provides software for the fixed income municipal market. Compliance and credit-focused. 
Luminous is a boutique innovation company that has become synonymous with innovative banking around the world.
Manilla is the leading free and secure service to simplify and organize daily financial life.
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry, operating the world’s fastest payments processing network.
mBank is the biggest, pure-play online bank and the third largest retail bank in Poland.
miiCard is the first digital identity verification service to prove ‘you are who you say you are’ entirely online.
Mitek is positioned as the leading innovator in mobile imaging software. 
MoneyDesktop empowers financial institutions to provide online/mobile banking experiences to promote personal financial intelligence.
Motif Investing is a thematic, customizable, low-cost and crowdsourceable ETF-like product that is disrupting investing economics.

Narrative Science
enables companies to uncover the insight hidden in their data and create new content at a scale and frequency never before possible.
Numbrs – One App – Every Bank.
P2P Cash is the mobile wallet with switch technology that allows us to aggregate all other mWallets and mobile financial services.
PayWith is powered by MasterCard. Funded by Merchants. Loved by Consumers.
PhonyInvoices provides invoice fraud detection and prevention. We check a company’s vendor lists and transactions for suspicious activity.
Place2Give provides valuable and trustworthy information to make the most impactful social capital investment decisions.
QuarterSpot lending platform delivers the lowest cost and most favorable term small business loans.
RevolutionCredit is a revolutionary solution that transforms the credit decisioning process for both creditors and consumers.
SaaS Markets is the enterprise app store company for financial organizations looking to leverage cloud-based applications for their employees or customers.
SavedPlus is an automatic savings program that helps customers save money with every purchase.
Simple Verity provides business credit reports on any SMB in America.
Socure offers a social identity verification solution to combat the growing risk of online identity fraud for financial institutions.
SpearFysh leverages mobile, speech analytics, big data, and SaaS technology to improve sales processes and drive growth.
Spreedly provides vault cards in the cloud and work with more than 50 payment gateways.
StockSmart apps and platform offer insight and information on the world’s best companies and people.
StrategyCorps delivers local/mobile/social consumer checking solutions so appealing and relevant, your customers will gladly pay for them.
Tinkoff Credit Systems is Russia’s leading provider of online financial services.
TipRanks is a cloud-based service that measures the performance of anyone giving investment advice.
Toopher eliminates online fraud using your phone’s location. Simple, secure, your phone stays in your pocket.
Unleash is the cloud CFO that helps small businesses make better decisions faster.
VerifyValid and Deluxe are giving checks their first major upgrade in more than 200 years.
Versafe protects all users from all malware, threat types. On all devices, all transparently. 
WordSentry software analyzes messages during composition, identifying non-compliant components, for correction before sending.
Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation, powering the world’s largest collection of transactional data.
Yseop creates a new age where financial services delivered to customers are driven by AI and human collaboration.
Zenmonics is a global technology services and mobile product provider to the financial services market.
Zighra empowers banks and financial institutions to leverage implicit mobile user authentication and accelerate payments.
Zooz provides complete payment essentials at your fingertips: a robust set of tools that will improve the payment process.
Plus more stealth companies to be announced in the weeks to come.
To find out more about the upcoming FinovateFall 2013 event in New York, September 10 and 11, visit our FinovateFall information page here.

Finovate Alumni News — July 9, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgACI Worldwide announces latest version of ACI Acquirer, the company’s multi-currency merchants management system.
  • Mitek wins patent for its technology that lets customers transfer credit card balance using their mobile device.
  • BBVA Ventures investment helps SumUp plan for South American expansion.
  • GoBank’s mobile-first bank accounts now available through Rite Aid.
  • Monitise VP of mPOS Tim Corke talks mobile point-of-sale in video interview with Finextra.
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– June 4, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechnorati takes a look at PayMobile, the mobile payment app from Corduro.
  • Auto Rental News features AuthenticID’s PictureID authentication solution.
  • Abril to use Service2Media’s app development platform, M2Active.
  • Cox Business to offer Acculynk’s cloud-based payment processing option, PayLeap.
  • Quartz looks at how Betterment and CEO Jon Stein are “turning financial advice into an algorithm.”
  • IDentity Theft 911 announces upgrade to LifeStages Identity Management Services.
  • Former Cap One Exec, James Mendelsohn, joins Capital Access Network as CMO.
  • Actiance updates Vantage to allow organizations to manage security, retention & compliance policies.
  • Blackhawk Network & Monitise to make mobile gift card purchasing available to consumers through certain FIs in the U.S.
  • Xero announces “Xero For Dummies” book now available.
  • BBVA Compass to offer Mitek’s Mobile Photo Bill Pay to its retail customers.
  • Alltel Wireless customers now able to pay bills via smartphone thanks to a new partnership with Check (formerly Pageonce).
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 29, 2013

  • 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.

AuthenticID Launches PictureID to Beat Identity Fraud

Thumbnail image for authenticIDLogo.jpgThis post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2013.

Representatives from AuthenticID are making their way to the stage. The company is launching its latest authentication solution, pictureID.
“AuthenticID’s identity authentication solution, pictureID, annihilates ID fraud. It is the only system that’s invulnerable to fraud schemes. Our unique agreement with DHS allows pictureID to connect with all document issuers in the U.S. and Canada. This enables financial institutions and telecoms to go directly to the source for identity authentication. Unlike identity data analytic providers – we don’t ‘guess.’ We provide absolute ID confirmation since document issuers’ records are unique to every citizen. There’s no way to trick pictureID – it returns a picture of the real consumer on file with the document issuer – with 100% accuracy.”
Product Launched: May 2013
HQ Location: Atlanta, GA
Company Founded: January 2012
Metrics: self-funded/pre-revenue; 3 full-time employees and outsourced development teams
Twitter: @AuthenticID
Presenting Blair Cohen (CEO & Founder) and Brian Rossignol (CISO)


AuthenticID Available to US Bankcard Services Members


US Bankcard Services has announced that the identity authentication services of AuthenticID will be available to its merchants.

AuthenticID’s solution uses scanners with built-in barcode and magnetic stripe readers. With access to most international and North American government identity document issuers, the company’s software is able to compare a scanned ID to the ID in its document library.

The process is quick and works with driver’s licenses, green cards, and other types of government issued-identification.

US Bankcard Services was founded in 1996 by Chris Chang, who currently serves as president. The company is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Here are some additional metrics on US Bankcard Services:

  • Serves more than 10,000 merchant accounts
  • Has processed more than $11 billion
  • Offers a 95% approval rate within 24 hours
  • Has more than 100 employees

AuthenticID will be presenting its technology as part of FinovateSpring, May 14 and 15 in San Francisco. To learn more about the event, visit our FinovateSpring page here.

Finovate Alumni News– May 8, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Wall Street Journal takes a look at “bitcoin startups” including OpenCoin. Come meet them at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • Currensee announces launch of Trade Leaders managed fund.
  • US Bankcard Services now providing AuthenticID service to its merchants.  See AuthenticID demo at FinovateSpring next week.
  • Check Point introduces 600 Series security appliances for SMBs.
  • Forbes lists SoMoLend as 1 of 10 top crowdfunding sites for fundraising.
  • Investor Junkie reviews Jemstep. Come see what’s new at Jemstep at FinovateSpring next week.
  • MoneyDesktop honored with Bronze award in the Telly Awards, which recognize the finest video, film, & web commercials. See them demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Business Insider names BillGuard as 1 of the 20 hottest startups from Israel.
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 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 5


For our final sneak peek of FinovateSpring demoing companies, seven companies have provided some insight into the products they will demo next week at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.

Don’t miss the previous sneak peek posts:

If you haven’t already, be sure to get your ticket for FinovateSpring. It’s happening May 14 & 15 in San Francisco.


authenticID’s True Identity Made Simple identity proofing solutions work worldwide and our pictureID tool is 100% accurate – a claim no other identity company can make.
    • pictureID can eliminate ID fraud
    • Fraudsters can’t beat pictureID – without a costume
    • Better customer service & compliance
Why it’s great: pictureID is the only 100% accurate identity proofing solution and it provides added security by producing a picture of the true ID owner.

Finovera is reinventing how people manage their bills, accounts and financial documents at home. It is a perfect complement to Online Banking and Bill Pay service.
    • Automatic delivery of all Bills in one file cabinet
    • Alerts when a bill is unusually high
    • Organize your life in under 10 minutes
Why it’s great: Now households can go paperless and manage all their bills and financial documents in one secure place from anywhere.

Kofax enables customer acquisition directly from the mobile device and recognizing the importance of consumer engagement, Kofax will demonstrate on-boarding for an impactful customer experience.
    • Meet and service customers via mobile channel 
    • Reduce operating costs and minimize drop-off rates
    • Increase growth and profits
Why it’s great: Kofax Customer Onboarding improves the agility and profitability of your bank’s customer on boarding processes by engaging customers via mobile devices.


LendUp is the creator of the LendUp Ladder, an innovative program that uses small dollar loans to provide a path out of the payday lending debt trap and help borrowers build credit.
    • LendUp Ladder: Rehabilitate Declined Credit Applications
    • LendUp Education Program
    • Gamification Credit Building
Why it’s great: The LendUp Ladder helps create better credit customers

NICE Mobile Reach complements mobile banking to redefine mobile customer service. Capitalize on mobile opportunities: engage, connect, Collaborate!
    • Intelligently engage customers
    • Seamlessly transition to the right channel with context
    • Effectively collaborate for resolution
Why it’s great: The ultimate mobile customer experience: ensuring every customer need is resolved, even when mobile self-service is not enough!


Trusted Knight’s Protector software defeats key-logging and web-inject (MITB) attacks against employee and customer devices so that online transactions are safe from malware.
    • Quick and easy customer install — no impacts/issues.
    • Effective against even zero-day exploits.
    • 70% customer opt-in rate in
Why it’s great: Allows business to safely interact with malware-infected devices.

Zooz is the people-first payment platform that will boost your conversion.
    • Optimized native checkout for m-commerce apps 
    • One tap payment across different apps
    • Multiple payment methods in one SDK
Why it’s great: Payments are for people and we’re here to give the human touch. When your users feel happy and secure they’re more likely to make it to the “Thank You” page.

For more information on attending, see our FAQ. To register, visit our FinovateSpring page here.