Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Enveil, Unbound Tech Bring Data Security Triad to the Enterprise.

Around the web

  • CardFlight teams up with JetPay to give U.S. SMEs broader payment acceptance options.
  • Bahrain-based third-party PSP, SINNAD, launches a new processing platform built on Compass Plus’ TranzWare and TranzAxis.
  • Accenture to acquire management consultancy and technology services provider, Orbium.
  • BankBazaar adds business cards to its online marketplace for financial products courtesy of a partnership with Yes 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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • GreatHorn Unveils Comprehensive Email Security Solution for the Enterprise.

Around the web

  • UrbanFT Co-Founder Mark Kilpatrick named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30.
  • Entrust Datacard IntelliTrust Cloud Service strengthens authentication for Microsoft Azure customers.
  • NIIT Technologies partners with R3 to build solutions on the Corda Platform.
  • CardFlight earns top 50 ranking in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500 roster.

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.

CardFlight Aligns with Payscape to Expand Merchant Base

Payment tech company CardFlight formed a partnership this week that will help boost its client base. The New York-based company has formed a distribution partnership with small business software provider and payment technology company Payscape.

Aimed at serving small-to-medium-sized businesses, Payscape will offer CardFlight’s SwipeSimple payment acceptance technology and business management tools to its clients as a part of its Payscape Mobile product offering. Payscape Mobile is a holistic product offering that provides merchants advanced payment acceptance technology, leading security, and management tools.

A handful of new capabilities will be available to Payscape Mobile users via SwipeSimple. Additions include mobile point of sale and Bluetooth LE credit card readers that are EMV and magstripe compatible, customer subscription and installment plan technology, address verification for card not present payments, and an analytics, inventory, and business tools dashboard for merchants.

“At Payscape, our goal is to help businesses grow by equipping them with superior products and services,” Said Adam Bloomston, CEO and co-founder of Payscape. “We’re happy to partner with CardFlight because their product aligns with our goal and allows us to provide the best solutions to our customers and give them everyday advantages in managing their businesses and accepting payments.”

Payscape is the latest of CardFlight’s reseller clients, which together have distributed CardFlight technology to more than 45,000 merchants across the U.S. Other resellers include TSYS, Worldpay, and First Data.

Founded in 2013, CardFlight serves 10 of the top 30 merchant acquirers in the U.S., reaching tens of thousands of merchants across all 50 states. The company debuted its technology at FinovateSpring 2013, showing off the first iteration of its API/SDK. Last month, CardFlight launched SwipeSimple Customers to help merchants build customer databases and manage card data. Earlier this year, the company added paper receipt printing capabilities and enhanced its security.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • CardFlight Aligns with Payscape to Expand Merchant Base.

Around the web

  • PaySimple announces latest payment integration with MarketSharp’s CRM software.
  • Equifax selects Experian to provide customers free credit monitoring through its TrustedID Premier service.
  • QuotePro and Fiserv partner to speed credit for cash payments at self-service kiosks.
  • Singapore-based WeInvest expands to UAE.
  • PYMNTS: OnDeck loan origination volume increased double digits YoY and sequentially, the volume up 22% from the 2017 third quarter
  • Mitek appoints Max Carnecchia as CEO.

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.

CardFlight Launches SwipeSimple Customers to Support Card Data Management

Merchants using CardFlight’s payment acceptance solution, SwipeSimple, now have an easy way to build customer databases and manage card data on file: SwipeSimple Customers.

CardFlight CEO and founder Derek Webster said the technology “reflects our team’s commitment to provide the right payment acceptance tools for an even broader range of merchants.” SwipeSimple Customers is available via both online dashboard and mobile app, and will give merchants the ability to schedule payments – including installments and subscriptions – store credit card data on file, and charge customers using that stored card on file.

John Shipley, SVP of Operations at Clearant, called the new solution “a way for us to offer even more value to existing users.” Shipley, whose firm has been a multi-year partner of CardFlight, praised the company as one that “always deliver(s) a winning product that just works.”

The release of SwipeSimple Customers follows the launch of SwipeSimple 5.0 last month, which provided features including the ability to pair cash drawers and receipt printers and a SwipeSimple Virtual Terminal with full Address Verification Service support for card not present transactions.

Founded in 2013, CardFlight demonstrated its payments acceptance technology, mobile payment infrastructure, and API/SDK at FinovateSpring 2013. The company includes 10 of the top 30 merchant acquirers in the U.S. among its clients, and more than 45,000 merchants in all 50 states use CardFlight’s solutions. CardFlight was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S., and the fifth fastest growing company in the financial sector.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • CardFlight Launches SwipeSimple Customers to Support Card Data Management.
  • Roostify Teams Up with Ellie Mae to Boost Efficiency in Mortgage Lending.

Around the web

  • Experian and Close Brothers Retail Finance pilot Mobile for Credit service for U.K. gamers.
  • New Penn Financial goes live with Portfolio Underwriter from Loan Scorecard.
  • PasswordPing earns finalist spot in 2018 “Innovation Quotient” IQ Awards.
  • Ukraine’s Akhmetov Bank leverages Corezoid’s cloud-based operating system.
  • ebankIT and Enterprise Engineering forge strategic partnership for the North American market.
  • Bambu, Eltropy, Moxtra, and Onfido are among the startups selected for Plug and Play Singapore’s inaugural fintech and insurtech program.
  • TECHdotMN profiles Sezzle founder and CEO, Charlie Youakim.
  • Forbes Middle East highlights Ayasdi and ThetaRay in look at how AI is helping solve financial crime.

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.

CardFlight’s New Release Adds Paper Receipt Printing, Advanced Security, and More

Mobile POS and payment technology company CardFlight has upgraded its flagship SwipeSimple technology, announcing version 5 of the product this week.

The new enhancements, which will be available to existing users starting next week, are aimed to offer merchants more payment acceptance capabilities. Some of the updates include:

  • Paper receipt printing
  • Discount options that allow merchants to set up dollar or percentage discounts that can be applied to either specific items or an entire transaction
  • Item categories for inventory tracking and marketing insights
  • Favorites pages on the checkout screen that show frequently used discounts and popular items
  • Item images on the checkout screen to help quickly find items for a transaction
  • SwipeSimple Virtual Terminal that helps reduce fraud using full Address Verification Service (AVS) for card not present transactions

This release comes just after CardFlight updated thousands of card readers for more than 45,000 merchants currently using SwipeSimple to enable EMV Quick Chip for faster processing times.

“At CardFlight, we continually work to make SwipeSimple the best payment acceptance technology for merchants all across the country,” said Derek Webster, CardFlight’s founder and CEO. “We know that tens of thousands of businesses rely on our technology to run and grow their businesses. Releasing Version 5.0 of SwipeSimple demonstrates our team’s dedication to putting easy to use, efficient payment acceptance tools in the hands of our users.”

Founded in 2013, CardFlight serves 10 of the top 30 merchant acquirers in the U.S., reaching tens of thousands of merchants across all 50 states. To date, more than 93% of its merchant clients are EMV-enabled. The New York-based company debuted its technology at FinovateSpring 2013, showing off the first iteration of its API/SDK. Earlier this summer, CardFlight landed a distribution partnership with BoomTown.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finicity Teams Up with Capsilon to Modernize Mortgage Origination.
  • CardFlight’s New Release Adds Paper Receipt Printing, Advanced Security, and More.

Around the web

  • iSignthis acquires core banking technology provider Probanx.
  • Entersekt taps Christian Ali as new country manager for Canada.
  • Jack Henry & Associates’ ProfitStars division unveils new online, anti-fraud monitoring and reporting technology.
  • Chris Savides named new global Chief Operating Officer at TransferTo.
  • Cortera announces partnership with Moody’s Analytics in new RiskCalc SMB solution.
  • PayNearMe powering Buildium’s Retail Cash Payments, a feature that allows residents to pay rent in cash.
  • Lendio Franchising has helped facilitate $16 million in financing to 500+ SMBs and reports a 111% percent increase in loans funded quarter over quarter.
  • Persado announces Persado for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange.

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.

Highlights of This Year’s Inc. 5000

Inc. has once again released its lists of the fastest-growing 5,000 private companies in the U.S. and Europe this week. A total of 13 Finovate alums made the U.S. list and 14 earned spots on the Europe list. To qualify*, companies were required to be privately-owned and independent.

Inc. 5,000 U.S.

The 5,000 companies on this year’s list collectively generated more than $206 billion in revenue. Here are the 13 Finovate alums that made the cut this year:

SeedInvest

  • Rank: 117
  • 2017 revenue: $4.7 million
  • 3-year growth: 33.8x
  • Founded: 2013
  • Employees: 30
  • Ranked number 4 in top financial services companies

SeedInvest demoed at FinovateSpring 2013.

Cardflight

  • Rank: 139
  • 2017 revenue: $5.1 million
  • 3-year growth: 29x
  • Founded: 2009
  • Employees: 192
  • Ranked number 5 in top financial services companies

CardFlight demoed at FinovateSpring 2013.

Alkami technology

  • Rank: 284
  • 2017 revenue: $26.8 million
  • 3-year growth: 17x
  • Founded: 2009
  • Employees: 299
  • Ranked number 10 in top Dallas companies

Alkami debuted under the name iThryv at FinovateSpring 2009.

Passport

  • Rank: 389
  • 2017 revenue: $12.3 million
  • 3-year growth: 12.6x
  • Founded: 2010
  • Employees: 96
  • Ranked number 4 in top Charlotte companies

Passport demoed at FinovateEurope 2016.

Emailage

  • Rank: 625
  • 2017 revenue: $16.6 million
  • 3-year growth: 8x
  • Founded: 2012
  • Employees: 79
  • Ranked number 6 in top security companies

Emailage demoed at FinovateSpring 2015.

Lighter Capital

  • Rank: 776
  • 2017 revenue: $11.9 million
  • 3-year growth: 6.5x
  • Founded: 2010
  • Employees: 39
  • Ranked number 11 in top Seattle companies

Lighter Capital demoed at FinovateFall 2013.

Tango Card

  • Rank: 912
  • 2017 revenue: $17 million
  • 3-year growth: 5.4x
  • Founded: 2009
  • Employees: 80
  • Ranked number 14 in top Seattle companies

Tango Card demoed at FinovateFall 2016.

WealthForge

  • Rank: 932
  • 2017 revenue: $8.9 million
  • 3-year growth: 5.3x
  • Founded: 2009
  • Employees: 29
  • Ranked number 6 in top Richmond, VA companies

WealthForge demoed at FinovateSpring 2016.

Unison

  • Rank: 1048
  • 2017 revenue: $2.3 million
  • 3-year growth: 4.7x
  • Founded: 2014
  • Employees: 10
  • Ranked number 4 in top Detroit companies

Unison demoed at FinovateFall 2017.

Acuity Systems

  • Rank: 1107
  • 2017 revenue: $12.6 million
  • 3-year growth: 4.5x
  • Founded: 2010
  • Employees: 26

Acuity Systems demoed at FinovateEurope 2013.

defi SOLUTIONS

  • Rank: 1176
  • 2017 revenue: $14.6 million
  • 3-year growth: 4.1x
  • Founded: 2012
  • Employees: 80

defi SOLUTIONS demoed at FinovateSpring 2014.

Interactions

  • Rank: 1550
  • 2017 revenue: $92.9 million
  • 3-year growth: 3x
  • Founded: 2004
  • Employees: 413

Interactions demoed at FinovateSpring 2014.

Cardlytics

  • Rank: 2886
  • 2017 revenue: $130.4 million
  • 3-year growth: 1.4x
  • Founded: 2008
  • Employees: 342

Cardlytics demoed at FinovateFall 2014. The company went public early this year.

Inc. 5,000 Europe

This is the fourth year in a row Inc. has ranked European countries. The rankings are based on three-year revenue growth. Here are the 14 Finovate alums that earned a spot on the list, including SumUp, which took the number one slot:

SumUp

  • Rank: 1
  • 2016 revenue: $63.7 million (€56 million)
  • 3-year growth: 143.7x
  • Founded 2011
  • Employees: 500

SumUp demoed at FinovateEurope 2013.

VATBox 

  • Rank: 91
  • 2016 revenue: $6.9 million (€6.1 million)
  • 3-year growth: 25x
  • Founded 2012
  • Employees: 140

VATBox demoed at FinovateEurope 2015.

Kantox 

  • Rank: 390
  • 2016 revenue: $4.9 million (€4.3 million)
  • 3-year growth: 12x
  • Founded 2011
  • Employees: 73

Kantox demoed at FinovateEurope 2013

HelpMyCash

  • Rank: 699
  • 2016 revenue: $2.96 million (€2.6 million)
  • 3-year growth: 8.3x
  • Founded 2007
  • Employees: 16

HelpMyCash demoed at FinovateEurope 2011.

Featurespace 

  • Rank: 901
  • 2016 revenue: $3.41 million (€3 million)
  • 3-year growth: 7x
  • Founded 2005
  • Employees: 62

Featurespace demoed at FinovateFall 2016.

Kalixa Payments 

  • Rank: 918
  • 2016 revenue: $42.3 million (€37.2 million)
  • 3-year growth: 7x
  • Founded 2008
  • Employees: 112

Kalixa demoed at FinovateEurope 2013.

Zopa

  • Rank: 1314
  • 2016 revenue: $46.3 million (€40.7 million)
  • 3-year growth: 5.4x
  • Founded 2004
  • Employees: 188

Zopa demoed at FinovateSpring 2008.

Feedzai

  • Rank: 1330
  • 2016 revenue: $13.8 million (€12.1 million)
  • 3-year growth: 5.4x
  • Founded 2008
  • Employees: 68

Feedzai demoed at FinovateEurope 2014.

Trustly

  • Rank: 1344
  • 2016 revenue: $36.7 million ( €32.3 million)
  • 3-year growth: 5.4x
  • Founded 2008
  • Employees: 83

Trustly demoed at FinovateEurope 2017.

Fenergo

  • Rank: 1882
  • 2016 revenue: $33.8 million ( €29.7 million)
  • 3-year growth: 3.8x
  • Founded 2012
  • Employees: 183

Fenergo demoed at FinovateEurope 2012.

Innofis

  • Rank: 2452
  • 2016 revenue: $8.2 million (€7.2 million)
  • 3-year growth: 2.6x
  • Founded 2012
  • Employees: 69

Innofis demoed at FinovateEurope 2016.

Quadient France 

  • Rank: 2966
  • 2016 revenue: $8.9 million (€7.8 million)
  • 3-year growth: 1.8x
  • Founded 2007
  • Employees: 21

Quadient demoed at FinovateEurope 2018.

True Potential

  • Rank: 3233
  • 2016 revenue: $88.5 million (€77.8 million)
  • 3-year growth: 1.5x
  • Founded 2007
  • Employees: 234

True Potential demoed at FinovateFall 2014.

Comarch

  • Rank: 4954
  • 2016 revenue: $35.6 million (€31.3 million)
  • 3-year growth: 59%
  • Founded 1978
  • Employees: 148

Comarch demoed at FinovateEurope 2017.


*Companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2014 to 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They must be privately held, for-profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, some on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

CardFlight Teams with BoomTown

Mobile POS and payment technology company CardFlight is expanding its product reach this week after landing a distribution partnership with San Francisco-based Boomtown.

The partnership will enable Boomtown’s U.S.-based merchant acquirer and independent sales organization clients to offer CardFlight’s SwipeSimple payment acceptance solution to merchants. An EMV capable POS system, SwipeSimple is available as both a mobile or countertop register version and comes with back office reporting software to help businesses manage their inventory and operations. The SwipeSimple Register version (pictured right) was launched earlier this spring and offers paper receipt printing, advanced discounting options, and more.

In the press release, Boomtown CEO Alfred “Chip” Kahn IV said that CardFlight is a great partner “because their technology exceeds expectations by combining advanced features, reliability, and simplicity.” Some of those features include leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy to support EMV and contactless payments, offering an app that allows merchants to use their own device for mobile POS, and using a virtual terminal for card not present transactions.

CardFlight CEO and Founder Derek Webster added, “The partnership between Boomtown and CardFlight is natural, because Boomtown is the leader in providing remarkable support to SMBs, while CardFlight’s payment acceptance technology was made with the needs of SMBs in mind.”

Founded in 2013, CardFlight serves 10 of the top 30 merchant acquirers in the U.S., reaching tens of thousands of merchants across all 50 states. The New York-based company debuted its technology at FinovateSpring 2013, showing off the first iteration of its API/SDK. In May, CardFlight announced another distribution partnership with payment technology company Paya. CardFlight has raised a total of $6.6 million.