Finovate Alumni News


  • Finovate Global: Nigerian Fintechs Near $400m Week; Ant Financial Eyes License in Singapore
  • Tyro Payments Preps for IPO
  • FinovateMiddleEast Best of Show Winners Announced.

Around the web

  • CurrencyFair introduces cross-border collections solution for marketplaces; inks partnership with Chinese wholesale marketplace, Buy-World.
  • Enveil wins $1 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) to improve supply chain security.
  • MoneyHub, Salt Edge, Direct ID, and Plaid earn finalist spots in the Financial Data & Technology Association (FDATA) Awards 2019.
  • Chatbots.Studio to provide chatbot templates for Colvir Software Solutions end clients.
  • doxo expands doxoINSIGHTS to 900 cities.
  • Plaid makes inroads into France, Spain, and Ireland.
  • myGini named to the Benzinga Global Fintech Listmakers and recognized as a Best Payments App.
  • BodesWell joins FinMason’s FinSpring accelerator program

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.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: BodesWell

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateMiddleEast on November 20 and 21, 2019 in Dubai. Register today and save your spot.

BodesWell aligns your finances with the future you want. The company’s one-page platform combines the user’s financial transactions data with models of the future in an easy, intuitive experience.


  • Offers a simple, intuitive experience
  • Provides powerful analytical models and guidance
  • Brings the consumer confidence from knowing they’ve got a plan

Why it’s great
BodesWell is built to integrate in a co-branded partnership model with your bank, insurance company, or investment firm.


Matthew Bellows, Co-Founder and CEO
Bellows is the co-founder of BodesWell. This is his third greenfield startup – he sold the first to CBS. He raised $50 million for the second startup from Google and Battery Ventures. He and his family live in Cambridge, MA.

Bernie Bernstein, Co-Founder and CTO
Bernstein is the co-founder and CTO of BodesWell. Previously, he was CTO at Time Out Group, VP Engineering at Trip Advisor, and a Senior Engineer at Apple. Bernie and his family live in Newton, MA.

Finovate Alumni News


  • Trulioo Accepts Another $53 Million in Funding.
  • Braintri Rebrands as Neontri En Route to U.S. Debut.

Around the web

  • SpyCloud launches new automated tools to support checking and maintaining password security in Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Marketing Technology Insights interviews Arkose Labs VP of Marketing Vanita Pandey.
  • P2Binvestor wins Best Small Business Solution at the 2019 Best of FinXTech Awards.
  • Hired names Akamai a top 10 employer in Boston.
  • INETCO launches INETCO Insight 7, a payment fraud detection platform.
  • Ephesoft and Infor partner to demonstrate new cloud-based document capture 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.