Finovate Alumni News– March 6, 2014

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  • iQuantifi launches financial advice platform to general public.
  • Billeo and Danal partner to create a mobile ID solution for Billeo’s XpressBuy checkout service to make it easier by autofilling forms with your relevant information.
  • GMC Software Technology and Kony partner to develop next-gen document tech solutions for businesses.
  • SecureKey Concierge Service tops one million-credential mark.
  • American Banker takes a look at Jack Henry & Associates and its acquisition of Banno.
  • FinovateEurope: Behind the Scenes with Arxan Technologies, Kensho, and Plutus Software.
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– February 6, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFIS announces multi-year business process outsourcing agreement with wealth manager Diversified Trust.
  • Mexican micro-lender Kueski chooses Mambu’s cloud banking platform.
  • Billeo launches social e-commerce solution for Facebook fan pages and Twitter.
  • PayNearMeleverages Family Dollar partnership; raises $20 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.

Finovate Alumni News– June 14, 2013

  • Nomis Solutions wins patent for price sensitivity models.
  • Billeo announces acquisition of ecommerce platform, Swag.io.
  • Encap earns seven-figure investment from ProVenture Seed.
  • Money Marketing considers Narrative Science, Quantopian, Moven, MoneyDesktop and Jemstep.
  • Zopa named Most Trusted Loans Provider at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2013.
  • CU Broadcast interviews MoneyDesktop’s Bret Skousen.
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 28, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Bank Of Marion selects Continuity Control for compliance platform.
  • Des Moines Register reports Inc. Magazine names Dwolla’s Milne to 2012 30-under-30 list.
  • Deutsche Card Services and AcceptEmail sign partnership.
  • Bill.com announces its cash mgmt feature that completes the Cash Flow Command and Control System.
  • Programmable Web considers Confident Technologies’ approach to security.
  • Wall Street Survivor launches to the public.
  • Billeo launches ZipThru Pay and ZipThru Buy to make bill payment and shopping even easier.
  • Jingit hires Tom Venable as the company’s Vice President of Revenue.
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.

Billeo Launches ZipThru Pay and ZipThru Buy to Make Bill Payment and Shopping Even Easier

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Shopping and billpay platform, Billeo, announced two new services yesterday, ZipThru Pay and ZipThru Buy. With these new features, the California-based company aims to simplify and speed up the online shopping and bill pay experiences.

ZipThru Pay

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Enables financial institutions and card issuers to place a pay now button on an online bill payment platform or in a mobile app. 

Without leaving the app or website, consumers can pay their bills using their credit, debit, or prepaid card in one click and receive confirmation information.

ZipThru Buy

Enables any website or app that features products from multiple merchants to place a buy 

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now button next to products being displayed. Websites where ZipThru Buy may be useful include:

    • Online marketplaces
    • Comparison shopping engines
    • Reward malls
    • Pinterest

Without leaving the shopping site, consumers can purchase the item in only two clicks and receive all confirmation information.

Both services can be integrated into any new or existing website or app using Billeo’s API.

To learn more about Billeo, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– January 13, 2012

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  • AOL’s Daily Finance lists LearnVest and ReadyForZero as resources to take control of your finances.
  • Entrepreneur test drives MyCyberTwin’s customer service bot.
  • FiPath unveils its Express Rollover Center.
  • cbanc Network’s FI user base grew seven-fold in 2011.
  • FX Empire crowns @eToro with Best Social Trading Platform Award.
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.

Billeo Announces Active eWallet API Tool

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Billeo, a startup that eases shopping and paying bills online, announced its Active eWallet API tool this morning:

“Once a credit, debit, prepaid or gift card issuer uses the API, the issuer’s card appears as an option in Billeo’s iPad and browser apps (ShopSmart, Offer Assistant and Bill Pay Assistant) allowing cardholders using any of Billeo’s free apps to easily add the card into their eWallet and use it while shopping or paying bills online.”

In addition, card issuers are able to use Billeo’s API to enhance their own apps and services to create. The API will allow issuers to connect to the 1.5 million Billeo users who pay online using Billeo’s iPad and browser apps.

To learn more about Billeo, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

Billeo Launches ShopSmart To Bring Consumers Relevant Discounts

Thumbnail image for BilleoLogo29.9.11.jpgBilleo, the registration and checkout assistant with 1.5 million users, launched a new app earlier today. This free app, called ShopSmart, brings consumers relevant discounts from over 1500 merchants and instantly alerts users of deals available from their loyalty or rewards programs. 

For financial institutions:

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“The app gives Billeo’s network of financial institution and program provider partners the ability reach, engage and incentivize iPad users during the holiday shopping season.”

In addition to alerting users of their rewards, it also serves as a platform to help them organize their daily deals and share them on Facebook.

To learn more about Billeo, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– November 9, 2011

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  • Read Write Web argues the mobile payments capital of the US is Des Moines, IA thanks to Dwolla.
  • Fox Business News reports GoalMine seeks to level the investing field.
  • PayPal updates its Android app with support for NFC payments.
  • eWise hires Alexandre Gonthier, former Boku CTO, as new CEO.
  • Lendio makes its business loan matching service free.
  • Finextra reports Intuit partners with AT&T to take on Square in the emerging mobile card processing market.
  • Xero updates its app: increases speed and improves UI.
  • Business Insider lists Dwolla and Simple as 2 of 20 most innovative startups in tech.
  • Billeo launches ShopSmart to bring consumers relevant discounts.
  • Zecco hosts $500 sweepstakes.
  • miiCard gives first 10,000 users free accounts for life.
  • Netbanker: Top 10 Reasons Why BankSimple Dropped the Bank.
  • Expensify creates four pricing plans.
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 Website Traffic in September

Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete.
Out of 268 alumni, 80 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in September 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 33 (41%) had more visitors in September than August. Year-over-year, 42 (52%) had traffic increases.
Private Companies
  • Seeking Alpha and Cortera had the highest traffic in September with 2.1 and 2.0 million unique visitors, respectively. Cortera also had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visits with over 1.5 more visits in 2011 than in 2010.
  • Kabbage had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 280x.
  • Weemba saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 7.5 times the number of unique visitors in September compared to August.
  • SmartCredit.com had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 126,000.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011
 
1) The previous month recorded was August 2011
2) Sears Credit Score is powered by CreditKarma.com
3) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue
Public companies
 
  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 7 times the number of visitors this year than last year.
  • Intuit had a notable increase in number of unique, year-over-year visitors, increasing by 300,000 visits.
  • Check Point had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 41% more visitors in September than in August.
PublicWebTrafficSeptember2.jpgSource: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed.
3. NM = not measurable
4. t= tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.