FinDEVr Preview: Avalara

FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateFinDEVr Previews highlight the companies that will present their latest developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco on 6/7 October.

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Avalara helps businesses negotiate the “weird and wacky world of sales tax.”

Did you know that sales-tax in the U.S. is handled unlike any other place on the planet? There are over 12,000 taxing jurisdictions covering millions of tax-ability rule-combinations. This makes it hard for businesses to ensure compliance and thereby avoid the assessor’s wrath.

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Why it’s a must-see
This presentation will highlight the complexity, showcase some of the bizarre taxing cases, and demonstrate how this difficult problem can be solved through a robust technology stack.

Developers will learn how they can resolve their customer’s pain-points with a simple-to-use REST API.


Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Previews:

 

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Five Alums Earn Finalist Spots in Global Banking Innovation Awards 2015″
  • “Capriza Chosen by Flextronics, Marvell, NTT, Symantec to Boost Workflow Efficiency”

Around the web

  • FusionInvest from Misys wins “Best buy-side pricing and market display” at Systems in the City Awards.
  • Avalara and ePages partner to provide cross-border transaction tax-compliance solution. See Avalara at FinDEVr 2015 in October.
  • Der Finanzprodukt Blog profiles social payments innovator, Fastacash.
  • Dublin Globe asks if Fenergo is the “best kept secret in Irish tech.”
  • Bitcoin Magazine takes a look at how Blockstack uses the blockchain to provide clearing and settlement services for banks. Join Blockstack at FinovateFall 2015 in New York City in September.
  • Taulia and Tradeshift earn spots on CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Procurement Solution Providers for 2015.

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

  • “Santander UK Launches Cash Kitty PFM App Developed with Kalixa, Monitise”

Around the web

  • Lend Academy podcast features Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage co-founder. Come see Kabbage at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.
  • GMC Software releases GMC Inspire R10 customer communications management software.
  • DevNetwork profiles WePay at the API World 2015 conference.
  • DriveWealth joins with World Merit to promote the first Financial Literacy Challenge.
  • Sonavation unveils technology that puts fingerprint sensors under Gorilla Glass.
  • Top Image Systems inks deal with Bahrainian Xerox distributor, Business International all.
  • Dallas Business Journal interviews Chris Camillo, TickerTags founder.
  • Prosper begins debt-sale recovery strategy; charged-off loans will be packaged together for a debt sale.
  • AlwaysOn selects Taulia as an AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.
  • Beehive Startups takes a peek at MX’s culture. Check out MX’s presentation for developers at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.
  • GROWMARK selects Avalara AvaTax Excise & Returns Excise Enterprise. Avalara will present at FinDEVr 2015, 6/7 October.
  • Forbes column on top fintech trends highlights MaxMyInterest, Prosper, Lending Club, Betterment, Vanguard, CUneXus, Patch of Land, and DarcMatter.

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.

Avalara Integrates Automated Sales Tax Solution with Stripe

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Earlier this week, sales-tax automation company Avalara announced it has integrated with payment acceptance company, Stripe.

The integration with Stripe’s subscription billing service and API will make Avalara’s sales-tax calculation and compliance services available to companies using Stripe. The integration with Avalara takes minutes, after which merchants can automatically calculate sales tax owed on every transaction. Additionally, Avalara will automate the tax return preparation, filing, and remittance processes.

Avalara is now one of five third-party sales-tax service-providers available to Stripe merchants.

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Founded in 2004, Avalara works with businesses of all sizes to provide holistic tax compliance systems that work within their own financial, billing, ecommerce, or point-of-sale systems. The Washington-based company has a variety of specialized products, ranging from SKU-level tax solutions for retailers to compliance systems for vacation rental homeowners. Avalara integrates with many other ecommerce software providers, including Bigcommerce, Groupon, Recurly, and Zen Cart.

Avalara is one of the presenting companies at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco on 6/7 October, so come and check out their presentation. Super Early-Bird tickets are on sale through 10 July, so pick up yours today and save.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Nearex Closes Series B Funding”
  • “Avalara Integrates Automated Sales Tax Solution with Stripe”
  • “Finovate Debuts: itBit’s Regulated Bitcoin Trading Platform”

Around the web

  • American Banker article notes Vouch is bringing social connections back into lending in the 21st century.
  • Xero updates Tracked Inventory feature.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions partners with risk-management software company Advanced Fraud Solutions.
  • Kansas City Business Journal considers how Tradeshift is igniting renewed interest in its new partner, C2FO.
  • TechCrunch: “App Annie Integrates with Google Analytics, Launches Free In-App Analytics for Developers”
  • Insuritas to power multistate insurance agency solution for Enterprise Bank.

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.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to register now for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, 6/7 Oct 2015 in San Francisco.

FinDEVr2015-SF-Logo-StackedwdateThe latest from FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • Wallaby totals 2,700 credit cards and 500 banks in Cardbase database.
  • Avalara adds SuiteRetail to its list of certified solution partners.
  • GeekWire considers Avalara’s success, including its corporate lounge at the U.S. Open.
  • Financial Times lists Personal Capital in its Top 300 RIA List.
  • Personal Capital CEO Bill Harris, former PayPal CEO, discusses how PayPal fits into mobile payments.
  • Personal Capital launches Retirement Calculator that pulls data directly from your account to give you a reality check about saving.
  • Xignite Inside: Market Data Provider Powers Apple Watch Apps for Finovate Alums.

Alumni updates:

  • Tradier integrates with OneOption to advance options-trading platform.
  • Finovate talks payment API security with John Canfield, VP of risk for WePay.
  • Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work place On Deck Capital on list of 100 best places to work for millennials.
  • Finance Magnates features Tradier in its Fintech Spotlight.
  • Payments Source features BehavioSec’s biometric security solution (paywall).
  • InComm partners with U.K.-based Sainsbury’s to help consumers save on the cost of fuel at Sainsbury’s petrol stations after buying gift cards.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • SizeUp, Token, and Pendo Systems Win at Innotribe 2015 New York
  • Vantiv Brings its Payment and Processing Solutions to the USPS
  • Finovate Talks Payment API Security with John Canfield, VP of Risk for WePay

Around the web

  • American Banker talks with LendingRobot about liquidity in P2P lending.
  • Wallaby now has 2,700 credit cards and 500 banks in Cardbase database. Come see Wallaby at FinDEVr in San Francisco.
  • SuiteRetail joins Avalara’s community of certified solution partners. Check out Avalara at FinDEVr 2015, 6/7 October.
  • Tradier Brokerage integrates with OneOption LLC to advance options trading platform.
  • GeekWire considers Avalara’s success, including its corporate lounge, at the U.S. Open.
  • PYMNTS interviews Souheil Badran, newly appointed president and CEO of edo Interactive.
  • Nuno Sebastião, CEO of Feedzai, talks with PYMNTS about fraud detection.
  • Pindrop Security launches Pindrop Labs.
  • Financial Times lists Personal Capital in its Top 300 RIA List.
  • iBe publishes study on customer experience in banking and fostering innovation.

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

  • Azimo Lands $20 Million in Series B Investment Led by Frog Capital
  • Narrative Science Launches Quill Portfolio Review

Around the web

  • INETCO teams up with Printec Partners to bring customer transaction data and analytics to FIs in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • MasterCard to provide tokenization support for private-label credit cards used in digital wallets.
  • Dwolla joins steering committee of Fed Fast Task Force dedicated to creating a faster payment system.
  • iSignthis partners with IPGPAY Ltd., bringing online identity-verification to clients in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Avalara acquires Belgium-based VAT Applications. Check out Avalara at FinDEVr on 6/7 October 2015 in San Francisco.
  • Kabbage partners with UPS Capital Partners to offer more SMBs access to a loan through UPS. Kabbage will present at FinDEVr in San Francisco this 6/7 October.
  • SandHill mentions SnoopWall as 1 of 5 cool, pre-VC cybersecurity startups.
  • First Data launches Clover Mini for accepting Apple Pay, Android Pay, and other NFC-enabled wallets.
  • Thinking Capital announces new name, visual identity and tagline.
  • Insuritas partners with Gate City Bank to install insurance-agency solution in the North Dakota-based bank.
  • BizEquity signs distribution agreement with Four Seasons Financial Group, a wholesale insurance and investments provider for institutional markets.
  • Social Money and Sallie Mae Partner to Create New Digital Banking Solution.
  • The Coin Telegraph talks open source software and fintech innovation with Quantopian.

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.