FinovateFall 2014 Best of Show Winners

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After a busy two days at FinovateFall packed with people, some of the most innovative new technology we’ve seen, and some rather entertaining demos, the audience has spoken. 

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to be a part of our record breaking audience and cast their votes. Each attendee was able to vote for their top three favorite company demos both days, and the top seven were crowned Best of Show winners.
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Here they are in alphabetical order:

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AnchorID for its new way to log into websites and apps. One universal username logs you in with unique security.

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blooom for its simple tool built to fix the millions of mis-invested 401(k) allocations for individual clients.

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CrowdFlower for its leading data enrichment platform to help data scientists, analysts, and engineers collect, clean, and label data to make it useful.

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Loyal3 for its use of social technologies to democratize the markets, making investing in IPOs and stocks easy and affordable for everyone.

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MX/MoneyDesktop for its WideNet Technology to help FIs expand their market reach, and its Helios cross-platform digital banking app.

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NICE Systems for its real-time authentication that strengthens and streamlines the authentication process in real-time, while customers converse with an agent.

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Toopher for its multi-factor authentication platform that uses the location awareness of your smartphone to automate authentication for logins and critical actions.

Again, thanks to everyone who came out to the show. 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. 

FinovateSpring 2014: Lights! Camera! Demo Videos!

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The demo videos from FinovateSpring 2014 are now available in our Video Archive. Check them out here.

Here’s your chance to relive FinovateSpring 2014 in its new home in what was a very sunny San Jose. Every single video from the two-day event is here, arranged alphabetically from Artivest to Zumigo

You’ll see and hear every presenter, every screen capture, every device display (from mobile payment fobs to smart watches and Google Glass), and every innovation that our 67 presenting companies had to share.
And if you’ll be checking out our presenters for the first time, then sit back and enjoy our unique, demo-only format in action.
This is also a great opportunity to see (or see again) just what it took to win the hearts and minds of our audience of more than 1,200 fintech professionals who voted for Best of Show. As a reminder, our FinovateSpring 2014 Best of Show winners are below. Click on the company logo to see the award-winning demo.
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Best of Show Winners from FinovateSpring 2014

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Our record-breaking audience has spent a hot two days in San Jose watching 68 demos covering the best in fintech.

After watching the 68 demoing companies show off their newest innovations on stage in front of the sold out auditorium, the crowd voted for their 3 favorite demos at the end of each day. The eight companies with the highest number of votes were crowned winners.

Here they are in alphabetical order:

Thumbnail image for EyeVerifyLogo.jpgEyeVerify, for its Eyeprint Verification technology that enables mobile biometric authentication

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Loop, for its smart mobile wallet system accepted at virtually every retail POS terminal without making changes to the existing POS system

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Interactions, for its voice-activated self-service solution for mobile and phone interactions 

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Motif Investing, for its Advisor Platform that streamlines the way advisors build, monitor, and rebalance investment portfolios
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Ondot Systems, for its CardControl technology that allows users to remotely control their credit and debit cards via their smartphone

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PrivatBank, for topless, contactless smartphone-enabled Android ATM technology

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SaveUp, for its Gen Y/Millennial-oriented solution that combines gamification with personal finance

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Stockpile, for their “give the gift of stock” solution that helps people invest in the brands they love  

As always, thanks for your continued support. See you next year at FinovateSpring 2015!
All of the demo videos will be available on Finovate.com in two weeks.

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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 eight 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. 

FinovateEurope 2014 Best of Show Winners

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After a busy two days of fintech demos, the FinovateEurope audience members have made their voices heard.
After watching the 67 demoing companies show off their newest innovations on stage in front of the sold out auditorium, the crowd voted for their 3 favorite demos at the end of each day. The 9 companies with the highest number of votes were crowned winners.
Here they are in alphabetical order:
Backbase, with its out-of-the-box tool for mobile account origination and enrollment
BehavioSec, with its behavioral biometrics solution created specifically for a mobile environment
Dynamics, for its new Open Loop and Closed Loop card technology
Etronika, for its multi-channel partnership ecosystem within BANKTRON
MISYS, for its cross-generational digital banking experience
Momentum (FKA YourWealth) for its MoneyHub technology that gives users total control of their entire financial life.
Luxoft, for its iStockTrack, an app that gives users a single place to connect with their investment life
Tink, for its mobile PFM that helps users stay connected with their finaces
Toshl, for its quirky PFM that makes finances fun
As always, thanks for your continued support. See you next year at FinovateEurope 2015!
All of the demo videos will be available on Finovate.com in two weeks.

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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 nine 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.

Where Are They Now? FinovateEurope 2013 Best of Show Winners

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As we begin helping FinovateEurope 2014 presenters polish their demos for the show on February 11 and 12, we thought we’d take some time to catch up with last year’s best of show winners to see what they’ve been up to over the past 12 months.

Here are last year’s winners, in alphabetical order:

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Who they are: A retail bank leader in France and Europe, with 11,600 branches worldwide, 160,000 employees and 54M customers.

What they demoed: The Credit Agricole Store, a European app store where financial apps are co-created between clients and developers thanks to the opening bank APIs.
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What they’ve been up to:
    • Celebrated the second year of its social media bank and attracted 3k banking customers.
    • Harnessed banking and insurance expertise to support the cooperative group Agrial in its first listed private bond placement.

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Who they are: an IT company that develops complex and innovative solutions for the banking and finance industries. 

What they demoed: The BANKTRON e-channels management platform that provides front-end users elegant, safe, and secure financial products and services.
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What they’ve been up to:

  • Was recognized as Lithuania’s most advanced high-tech sector company in the elections of the Knowledge Economy Company 2013.
  • Released a mobile banking app for Medicinos Bankas.
  • One of the DNB Group’s Internet banks implemented BANKTRON and its newest adaptive interface.

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Who they are: mBank is a financial sector innovator that offers a full range of retail and SME financial products. Efigence specializes in online banking platforms, currency trading tools, PFM tools and social and financial data aggregation tools.

What they demoed: Their online banking transactional site and implementation of Facebook and real-time consumer gratification.

What they’ve been up to:
    • mBank, along with Accenture, picked up a Best of Show award at FinovateFall 2013
    • mBank announced a new transactional service, new logo, premium offer for affluent customers.
    • Efigence-powered Alior Currency Exchange awarded Innovation of the year 2012 title
    • Efigence-powered Alior Bank won the prestigious Golden Bank 2012 title

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Who they are: They offer white-label PFM and next generation online banking solutions to retail banks.
What they demoed: Their To buy or Not to buy, a white-label module for mobile banking applications. It uses PFM functionality to empower and influence consumers at the point of sale or when considering buying something.
What they’ve been up to:
    • Promsvyazbank in Russia launched Meniga-powered PFM-Service
    • Raised $6.5 Million (€5 Million) to further develop PFM and online banking
    • BRE Bank launched its “new mBank”based on Meniga´s PFM solution

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Who they are: A neobank focused on the mobile experience and aimed at both banked and underbanked consumers.
What they demoed: Their mobile banking experience along with how CredScore and their Spend, Save, Live tools will help consumers ma
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What they’ve been up to:
    • Launched their Android app
    • Updated the iOS app
    • Received $2 million investment from Life.SREDA
    • Expanded the beta sign ups for the bank
    • Debuted Money Pulse to help users manage day-to-day finances

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Who they are: A solution that provides a platform for kids under the age of 18 to make transactions online with parental controls.
What they demoedAn e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment
What they’ve been up to:
  • Rebranded as Oink
  • Launched new iOS mobile app
  • Contracted with Marvelous USA to provide its payment system on their site
  • Expanded to a quarter of a million users
  • Signed its first UK partners, Toy Galaxy and Toadstool
  • Won The National Parenting Center’s 2013 Seal of Approval under the Websites category.
  • Partnered with epay
  • Received Excellence in Best Practices Award from Frost & Sullivan

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Who they are: The creator of a social payments app that helps users track and split joint expenses on-the-go.

What they demoed: Their app that helps groups manage shared finances by giving them an easy option to repay one another
What they’ve been up to:
  • Launched Android app
  • Presented their solution to the Bavarian Ministry of Economics

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Who they are: SumUp offers an easy way for small businesses and sole traders to accept card payments securely, even on-the-go. Using only a portable card reader and an app for iOS and Android, merchants can accept card payments on their mobile device.

What they demoed: Their mobile point of sale system
What they’ve been up to:
  • Expanded to Latin America with launch of m-payments service in Brazil
  • Cut its transaction fee across Europe
  • Received investment from BBVA Ventures to aid in expansion to South America
  • Launched plug-and-play POS technology
  • Received multi-million Euro investment from Amex and Groupon
  • Launched in Russia and partnered with Svyaznoy Group
  • Partnered with Revel Systems to facilitate card payments
  • Began supporting AmEx in some European markets

To be a part of the action at this year’s FinovateEurope, get your ticket here to watch a full two days of demos and vote for who you think should win Best of Show.

A Look Back at the Finovate Best of Show Winners in 2013

Here at Finovate, we’ve been keeping a close watch on the development of fintech since 2007. This year was no different. Over the course of our four conferences in 2013, we saw:

    • 241 demos
    • 28.1 hours of demos
    • 16 “time’s up” gongs
    • 39 hours of high-intensity networking
In case you missed them, here are the Best of Show winners from this year:
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  • MenigaLogo.jpgMeniga for its PFM platform, including “buy” vs “not buy” feature
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  • oink_newlogo.jpgVirtual Piggy (now Oink) for its kids’ payment system with parental controls
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  • LendUp, for its LendUp Ladder loan platform that helps LendUpLogo.jpgthe underbanked build credit
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  • TipRanksLogo.jpgTipRanks, for its solution that brings transparency to individual investors, helping them decide who to trust
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  • motiflogo.jpgMotif for its platform that lets you invest in ideas in one click
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  • TipRanksLogo.jpgTipRanks, for its solution that brings transparency to individual investors, helping them decide who to trust
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  • YodleeLogo2012.jpgYodlee, for its debut of TANDEM that helps groups manage and discuss shared finances
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  • INDGroupLogo.jpgIND Group, for its Essence mobile banking app, with detailed financial management tools
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  • KofaxLogo.jpgKofax, for its omni-channel solution that accelerates and enhances the underwriting process
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  • YodleeLogo2012.jpgYodlee, for the international debut of TANDEM, an app that helps groups manage and discuss shared finances
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The Full History

Here’s the Best of Show history that spans back the inception of Finovate in 2007:

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  • First ROI (now BancVue): Develops products and services for community financial institutions
  • Jwaala: Provides software solutions to help financial institutions compete
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Held October 14, 2008
  • Credit Karma: Provides a free and easy way for consumers to understand, monitor and monetize their credit profile
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  • Neosaej’s MoneyAisle (closed): Platform where banks compete in live auctions for an individual consumer’s business 
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Held April 28, 2009
  • BillShrink (now Truaxis): Provides a free cost-savings tool that saves consumers money on everyday bills
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  • Silver Tail Systems (acquired by EMC in October 2012): Predictive analytics to prevent fraud abuse
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  • SimpliFi: A web service that allows anyone to create and update their own financial plan
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Held September 29, 2009
  • Credit.com: Provides free interactive tools, education, and unbiased comparisons of quality financial products and services
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  • Silver Tail Systems (acquired by EMC in October 2012):  Online fraud detection services
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  • Yodlee: Provides personalized financial solutions to financial institutions
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Held May 11, 2010
  • oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel, paperless solutions for financial institution account opening
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Held October 4-5, 2010
  • oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
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Held February 1, 2011
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  • BancVue: Develops products and services for community financial institutions
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  • BankOns: Mobile app offering consumers real-time savings at local merchants
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  • oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account opening
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  • Mitek Systems: Provides apps for smartphones that allow users to deposit checks and pay bills via the camera on their device
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Held September 20-21, 2011
  • FeeFighters (acquired by GroupOn in 2012): Platform that simplifies the process of choosing a merchant account provider
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  • Offermatic (closed in June 2013): Targeted online offers provider
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  • oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
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Held February 7, 2012
  • Nutmeg: Online investment manager that democratizes saving and investing
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Held May 8-9, 2012 
  • Dwolla: FISync service to enable banks to originate real-time, P2P payments
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Held September 12- 13, 2012

  • Credit Sesame: Financial Fitness Indicator that gives users a comprehensive view of their financial situation
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Held November 6, 2012

  • Finantix: Launched Sharp digital banking platform to improve sales and service interaction
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  • UbankNational Australian Bank (NAB), launched its peer-spending comparison tool, People like U
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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 companies with the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show.  

FinovateEurope 2013 Best of Show Winners

Our third FinovateEurope wrapped up a few hours ago. At the end of each of the two jam-packed days, the London audience voted for their favorite three demos. The top eight overall were named Best of Show (see notes).

The winners (in alphabetic order):

  • Credit-Agricole for its app store where it is wooing outside developers
  • ETRONIKA for its BANKTRON e-channel management platform
  • mBank with Efigence for their Facebook & social platform 
  • Meniga for its PFM platform, including “buy” vs “not buy” feature
  • Moven (Movenbank) for the worldwide launch of its mobile-optimized bank
  • Pockets United for its group purchasing mobile solution
  • SumUp for its mobile point-of-sale system
  • Virtual Piggy for its kids’ payment system with parental controls

We’ll have videos of all 64 demos posted at Finovate.com within a few weeks.

Congratulations to the presenters for our first Finovate with zero demo fails (sure their where a few glitches here and there). And thanks to everyone who attended, tweeted, networked, blogged, and set up an enormous number of post-show meetings. You are pushing fintech forward, and consumers everywhere will benefit.

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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 eight 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.

FinovateAsia 2012 Best of Show Winners: CurrencyFair, Finantix, SocietyOne and Ubank

Our first FinovateAsia wrapped up a few hours ago. At the end of the packed day, the Singapore audience voted for their favorite three demos from among the 35 contenders. The top four overall were named Best of Show (see notes).image

The winners (in alphabetic order):

  • CurrencyFair showed off its new Marketplace for peer-to-peer international transfers
  • imageFinantix launched Sharp digital banking platform to improve sales and service interaction
  • imageSocietyOne debuted its ClearMatch technology used to streamline the loan application process 
  • Ubank, a unit of National Australian Bank (NAB), launched imageits  peer-spending comparison tool, People like U

We’ll have videos of all 35 demos posted at Finovate.com within two weeks.

Thanks to everyone who presented, attended, tweeted, networked, blogged, and helped push fintech forward in Asia and beyond. You were a great audience!

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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 the day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their their 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 four 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.

FinovateFall 2012 Best of Show Winners

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Our fifth annual FinovateFall in NYC concluded an hour ago. After seeing 64 demos over two packed days, the audience voted for their three favorites each day. The top eight overall were named Best of Show (see notes).

The winners (in alphabetic order):

  • Credit Sesame for its Financial Fitness Indicator that gives users a comprehensive view of their financial situation
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  • Dynamics for its Triple Interface card, allowing for tap, swipe, or EMV payments
  • eToro for its social trading index 
  • LearnVest for its certified financial planning capabilities and mobile app
  • MoneyDesktop for its PFM platform and bubble budgets 
  • PayTap for its social bill-payment platform
  • ShopKeep POS for its tablet-based POS

We’ll have videos of all 64 demos posted at Finovate.com as fast as possible (probably two to three weeks out).

Thanks to everyone who presented, attended, tweeted, networked, blogged, tolerated the Internet hiccups and helped push fintech forward. You are the best! 

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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 as the day went on and choose three favorites from just the demos of that day. Ballots were turned in at the end of the last demo session each day. 
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. Note: Ballots with more than three companies circled will not be counted.” 
4. The eight 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.

FinovateSpring Best of Show Winners Named

Our fifth annual FinovateSpring in San Francisco concluded a few hours ago. After seeing 63 demos over two packed days, the audience voted for their three favorites each day. The top seven overall were named Best of Show (see notes).

The winners (in alphabetic order):

  • BehavioSec for its new security layer based on user typing/swiping patterns
  • BillGuard for its card charge dispute platform, BillGuard FI
  • Dwolla for its FISync service to enable banks to originate real-time payments
  • iQuantifi for its new financial planning & advice tools
  • MoneyDesktop for its PFM platform and integrated “deals”
  • Personal Capital for its iPhone app and interbank funds transfer
  • SoMoLend for its P2P lending platform

We’ll have videos of all 63 demos posted at Finovate.com as fast as possible (probably 2 weeks out).

Thanks to everyone who presented, attended, tweeted, swapped biz cards, schmoozed and helped push fintech forward. You are the greatest! 

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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 as the day went on and choose three favorites from just the demos of that day. Ballots were turned in at the end of the last demo session each day.  
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. Note: Ballots with more than three companies circled will not be counted.”  
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.

Finovate Best of Show Winners: 2007 to Present

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We recently looked back at Finovate’s Best of Show Awards archives and wanted to share the list of the 41 award-winning companies.

Here’s the Best of Show history that stretches back to 2007, the inception of Finovate:

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Held October 2, 2007
Mint: Online PFM for individuals
Mortgagebot’s Mortgage Marvel: Mortgage marketplace
Prosper: P2P lending network
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Held April 29, 2008
First ROI (now BancVue): Develops products and services for community financial institutions
Jwaala: Provides software solutions to help financial institutions compete
Zecco: Online stock and options trading
Zopa: P2P lending network
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Held October 14, 2008
CheckFree: Online banking platform 
Credit Karma: Provides a free and easy way for consumers to understand, monitor and monetize their credit profile
Mint: Online PFM for individuals
Neosaej’s MoneyAisle: Platform where banks compete in live auctions for an individual consumer’s business 
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Held April 28, 2009
BillShrink (now Truaxis): Provides a free cost-savings tool that saves consumers money on everyday bills
Prosper: P2P lending platform
Silver Tail Systems: Predictive analytics to prevent fraud abuse
SimpliFi: A web service that allows anyone to create and update their own financial plan
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Held September 29, 2009
BancVue’s Kasasa: national checking/ savings account brand for community financial institutions
Credit.com: Provides free interactive tools, education, and unbiased comparisons of quality financial products and services
Digital Insight from Intuit: Provides on-demand banking services to help financial institutions serve clients
Silver Tail Systems: Provides online fraud detection platform 
Yodlee: Provides personalized financial solutions to financial institutions
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Held May 11, 2010
Bobber Interactive: Money management platform for youth
Expensify: Online and mobile expense report platform
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Wikinvest: A platform for investors to share trading tips
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Held October 4-5, 2010
Betterment: Investment account for savings management 
BillShrink (now Truaxis): Loyalty rewards provider
Bundle: Provides socially informed money management for individuals
Dynamics: Produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
PayNearMe: Cash transaction network for the underbanked
SecureKey: Token-based authentication technology
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Held February 1, 2011
eToro: Social investment network
Finantix: Provides sales and advice solutions for financial services 
Liqpay: Payments platform
Meniga: Online PFM for financial institutions
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Held May 10-11, 2011
BancVue: Develops products and services for community financial institutions
BankOns: Mobile app offering consumers real-time savings at local merchants
Dwolla: Online, mobile, and social peer-to-peer payment platform
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Mitek Systems: Provides apps for smartphones that allow users to deposit checks and pay bills via their devices’ cameras
PayNearMe: Cash transaction network for the underbanked
Wikinvest: A platform for investors to share trading tips
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Held September 20-21, 2011
BillGuard: People-powered antivirus for bills
Dynamics:  produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
eToro: Social investment network
FamZoo: Online “virtual family Bank”
FeeFighters: Platform that simplifies the process of choosing a merchant account provider
LearnVest: Online PFM for women
Offermatic: Targeted online offers provider
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Personal Capital: Online financial advisor helping people manage their investments
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Held February 2, 2011
Cardlytics: Transaction-based rewards
Dynamics: produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
eToro: Social investment network
Nutmeg: Online investment manager that democratizes saving and investing

FinovateEurope 2012 Best of Show Winners Named

Ixaria CIO Tim Murfet & Marketing Dir Barbara Durand present at FinovateEurope 2012 

imageAt Tuesday’s second annual FinovateEurope, 35 companies laid it on the line within the grueling 7-minute demo format plus a day of networking in the old London fish market on the Thames.

For the first time ever, and much to our astonishment, every demo finished at or under the time limit. Thankfully, we never had to hear the bell signifying that time is up.

At the end of the last demo, eligible audience members (note 1) voted for their three favorite demos (note 2). All 35 companies received votes (employees of presenting companies cannot vote), but four stood out in the vote tally (alphabetic order):   

  • imageCardlytics (with Aimia) showed its in-statement ad platform and management tools (demo recap)
  • imageDynamics which launched its “chip and choice” card for
    the chip & pin world (demo recap)
  • imageeToro which launched its crowd-sourced “guru finder”
    to help locate traders to follow/copy (demo recap)
  • imageNutmeg launched an investment service focused around the needs
    of the everyday investor (demo recap)

FinovateEurope networking hall was wall-to-wall bankers at mid-dayDynamics and eToro are previous Best of Show winners. You can read our live blog posts on each demo now. And in two or three weeks we’ll have the full demos available at Finovate.com.

Thanks to everyone who attended and presented. We are truly humbled by the support from the European financial community, and we are already making plans for the 2013.

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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 as the day went on and choose three favorites only from the demos of that day. Ballots were turned in at the end of the last demo session each day. 
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. Note: Ballots with more than three companies circled will not be counted.” 
4. The four companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show.