Finovate Alumni News– April 10, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFamZoo and Transcard roll out family banking. Come see FamZoo demo it live at FinovateSpring.
  • Sigma Phi Lambda Sorority selects Billhighway for enterprise payment solution.
  • Linkable Networks partners with Lyfepoints, enabling users to apply savings to utility payments.
  • Business news Daily reports: Dashlane Makes Remembering Passwords a Breeze.
  • Bank Systems & Technology reports PayPal partners with Chilean payment network Multicaja.
  • HeathWallace & Backbase partner to implement Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal throughout Middle East.
  • The Examiner recommends BillGuard to identify fraudulent credit card charges.
  • Payments Journal reports Fiserv Launches Remote Deposit Capture Product.
  • TechCrunch looks at Yandex’s use of gesture-based interfaces to power apps.
  • PVAngels features TrustEgg. Join TrustEgg in San Francisco in May for FinovateSpring.
  • BrightScope is collecting fee data from advisory firms, report expected by fall 2013.
  • MC Helper looks at EyeVerify and the future of internet security. See EyeVerify in action at FinovateSpring.
  • Nomis Solutions unveils their latest pricing management software tool, the Nomis Discretion Manager.
  • Thomson Reuters announces launch of insurance compliance solution, Accelus.
  • InvestorIdeas takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • TransferWise to provide $100,000 in free international money transfers to 1,000 start-ups.
  • Lake Trust Credit Union to be the first CU to deploy MasterCard’s MasterPass digital wallet.
  • Kalixa Group launches a trio of mobile payment products: Pro, Pay, and Accept.
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 27, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgappPicker reviews Pageonce – Money & Bills app.
  • BrightScope announces top finance, insurance companies with the best 401(k) plans.
  • Device Fidelity announces Incipio partnership, new line of NFC enabled cases for iPhone.
  • NerdWallet interviews Bolstr co-founders, Larry Baker and Charlie Tribbett.
  • The Monitise-powered mobile wallet from Blackberry, BBM Money, launches pilot in Indonesia.
  • Cortera Pulse wins Gold Stevie Award for new version of business intelligence solution.
  • Lighter Capital appoints Molly Greg as VP.
  • SaveUp’s CEO & Co-founder Priya Haji awarded a Social Innovation Leadership Award by the World CSR Congress.
  • US News Money looks at LearnVest, FutureAdvisor, and Personal Capital.
  • Forbes speaks with Actiance CEO to learn how Socialite helps companies overcome challenges using social media.
  • Prepaid Resources adds FraudGuard security services to their BenefitsDirect Direct Deposit management solution.
  • MasterCard wins Mobile Money Innovation award at the GSMA World Congress in Barcelona, along with partners Etisalat and Oberthur Technologies.

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 5, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCachet Financial Solutions integrates with CU Mobile Apps, a provider of mobile banking solutions.
  • Finextra reports SafetyPay opens up to German-speaking markets.
  • Lendio reports 2012 growth metrics.
  • Expensify listed as 1 of 4 apps to helps save and manage your money.
  • TechFaster interviews BillGuard CMO Mary Anne Keegan.
  • Business Insider interviews Josh Reich, Simple founder and CEO.
  • Xero makes Bank Reconciliation available to Android users.
  • edo Interactive’s new Marketplace platform targets small, local businesses.
  • Check out Finovate’s infographic of FinovateEurope 2013 innovation themes.
  • Billhighway named as finalist in the 2013 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
  • SigFig-powered USA Today Money Portfolio Tracker launches
    in app store.
  • CashStar reports record holiday season; 800% increase in mobile eGift Card purchases.
  • Continuity Control partners with Community BancService Corporation.
  • TSYS technology at work in Visa’s Saral Money program in India.
  • Rabobank launches Figlo-powered widgets for online banking homepage.
  • BrightScope ranks top 25 law firms with highest-rated 401(k) 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 News– December 19, 2012

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  • Bolstr featured on Fox Small Business News.
  • InComm and Dollar General launch Microsoft Xbox LIVE Prepaid PIN on receipt service.
  • BMO Bank of Montreal and Monitise partner on mobile money solutions for BMO Customers.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions and PSCU partner to provide remote deposit capture technologies to Nation’s Credit Unions.
  • Dating service Soul2Match selects miiCard to combat fraud and help members prove they are real people.
  • MoneyDesktop develops partnership with CUBUS Solutions for online banking PFM integration.
  • Church Community Builder to integrate with ProfitStars Remote Deposit Capture.
  • SGEntrepreneurs.com talks TradeHero on the iPhone.
  • Fuze Network surpasses 3.5 million mark in processing cash-to-card transactions.
  • Motley Fool features BrightScope and the best 401(k) plans of 2012.
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.

BrightScope Featured in The New York Times

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Looking for a reliable guide to the top 401(k) plans? The New York Times is sending inquisitive investors in the direction of BrightScope.

An independent provider of 401(k) ratings since 2008, BrightScope provides an annual list of the top 30 401(k) plans. The company leverages the largest private database of 401(k) data to empower plan sponsors, advisors, and participants.

BrightScope incorporates 200 different factors into each individual 401(k) plan rating, making it easy to quickly evaluate and compare different plans. Importantly, as The New York Times points out, BrightScope makes it easy to compare plans by peer group, as well. This way a 401(k) plan participant can compare his or her plan to other plans in similar industries and businesses.

For more on BrightScope, take a look at the company’s Finovate demo here.

Finovate Alumni News– December 12, 2012

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  • BrightScope’s annual list of top 401(k) funds has been highlighted in The New York Times.
  • Two credit unions sign deal with TSYS to provide payments services for consumer credit businesses.
  • MasterCard announces investment in and partnership with C-SAM.
  • British government to loan 10 million pounds to SMEs by way of P2P lender, Zopa.
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– October 18, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBrightScope adds Dr. Stephen Coggeshall, CTO of ID Analytics, to Advisory Board.
  • Channel News Asia features PlayMoolah.
  • ChannelAdvisor partners with Kabbage to enable retailers to secure funding for e-commerce growth.
  • Fiserv adds features to wealth management platform.
  • The Paypers interivews Andreas Baumhof of ThreatMetrix.
  • The New York Post features SecondMarket.
  • Compliance Week explains how Bolstr enables small business capital ahead of JOBS Act.
  • Digital Money Blog features podcast of Michael Laven of The Currency Cloud.
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 23, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgArroweye Solutions announces 1Q of 2012 was its largest with 9 new clients & sales of over 2 million cards.
  • Check out this month’s CEO interview with Lending Club’s Renaud Laplanche.
  • ValidSoft partners with Adeptra to power a detection & prevention application that helps mitigate SIM card fraud.
  • eToro announces launch of mobile Trade Alerts app that creates actionable trade notifications.
  • Fast Company considers how Tradeshift could disrupt the banking industry.
  • TechCrunch reports: Wall Street Survivor Gamifies Financial Education With Help From Bunchball.
  • AdvisorOne reports BrightScope to propose universal performance standard for financial advisors.
  • Internet Evolution reports: Dwolla Could Speed Online Payments, If Banks Go Along.
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 3, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCNBC covers how SecondMarket is looking to move from trading Facebook to Pinterest.
  • TechCrunch reports Boku launched billing partnership with Sprint, giving it partnerships with all 4 major U.S. carriers.
  • Meniga’s PFM solution powers Sweden’s first Smartbank, launched by Skandia.
  • SecureKey adds 40 staff in past six months, reaches business and recognition milestones.
  • Lendio sees nearly 500% increase in matching businesses with small business loans.
  • Check Point launches free ZoneAlarm anti-virus/firewall combo.
  • Forbes features article by Mike Alfred, CEO of BrightScope, discussing the differing opinions he, Personal Capital and FutureAdvisor have on the role of financial advisors.
  • Fiserv to offer global ACH payments through partnership with Earthport.
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 Alums Take the Stage at the Future of Money Conference 2012

Earlier this week, we attended the Future of Money conference in San Francisco. Over 20 Finovate Alumni companies were represented in the audience, and many of them presented or were included on panels.

During the conference, we gathered tidbits from some of the companies. Here are a few highlights:

Personal Capital

Bill Harris, CEO, (pictured below) spoke about how wealth management needs to be more virtual, secure, and personal. He provided some stats 

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about the wealth-management platform:
    • Average account size nearly $500,000
    • Operates on a freemium model with $100,000 minimum account size
Mike Alfred, Co-founder and CEO, (pictured right) commented on BrightScope’s role in the advisor business:
    • Seeks to bring transparency to the market
    • Helps consumers steer away from “funds that suck”

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Bo Lu, Co-founder and CEO, (pictured right) commented on FutureAdvisor’s platform:
    • Makes the advisor process more convenient than traditional advisors
    • Scales the advisor process to take less of a percentage than traditional advisors
Bertram Meyer, CEO, (pictured below) discussed how Taulia helps small businesses 
get paid faster:
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    • Charges corporations (buyers) for either:
      1. A license subscription
      2. A gain share from the additional discounts earned against the target rate

Tradeshift

Christian Lanng, CEO and Founder, (pictured right) described Tradeshift’s platform:
    • It differs from banks because it has the ability to sift through the data that backs both the buyers and suppliers
    • The platform is free for suppliers
    • It sells connectivity to buyers as a SAAS platform to connect with supply chain

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Priya Haji, CEO and Co-founder spoke about SaveUp’s user base:

    • Skews towards users in their 20s and 30s
    • Half male, half female
    • Middle to upper-middle class
    • Average income ranges from $75,000 to $125,000
    • 30% of users are on the site every day
    • 60% of users are on the site every week
To learn more about these companies check out their demos: