Finovate Alumni News– July 11, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgKabbage to provide Monsoon Commerce customers $20 million in capital.
  • T8 Webware changes name to Banno.
  • Paul Farmer joins Silver Tail Systems as CFO.
  • BofA to provide Acculynk’s PaySecure to enable PIN debit payments online.
  • peerTransfer now supports Indian Rupee and 36 new partner schools.
  • Angry Birds creator selects Braintree’s payments platform.
  • Continuity Control reels in $2.25 million in funding.
  • CashStar receives $5 million in funding.
  • Farm Credit Services of Mid-America selects ProfitStars for ALM reporting.
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– April 26, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFinovate Alums take the stage at the Future of Money Conference 2012.
  • Netbanker: Pageonce Removes Billpay Subscription Fee in Favor of Per-Transaction Pricing.
  • Hypebot.com followed Personal Capital, Intuit, Boku, Tradeshift, and CashStar at the Future of Money Conference.
  • Backbase & GFT sign European partnership agreement.
  • State of Washington picks Doxo for paperless files.
  • BehavioSec chosen as one of the “Cool Vendors” in Identity Access Management, 2012 report by Gartner.
  • Alpena Alcona Area CU selects MoneyDesktop’s PFM to offer members a better online banking experience.
  • Northwoods CU signs onto Cachet Financial Services’ mobile remote deposit capture.
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– March 23, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgeMudhra partners with Monitise to help launch mobile payments service.
  • Credit Karma profiles SaveUp. Come see SaveUp at FinovateSpring in May.
  • David Stone, CashStar CEO, named business leader of the year.
  • VentureBeat explores PayPal Here’s packaging.
  • ChargeSmart blog looks at what’s behind Dynamics smart cards.
  • AcceptEmail and PostNL enter into a strategic partnership.
  • Meniga takes its PFM to Australia.
  • Lighter Capital makes borrowing even easier by launching Design-A-Loan.
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– March 21, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCashStar brings eGifting platform to the UK.
  • Service2Media signs AppCenter Partner agreement with HintTech.
  • Clairmail appoints former Apple executive, Mitch Stein as new Director of Innovation and Design.
  • Lazy Man and Money blog covers SigFig, calling it the best way to track your investments.
  • Wonga launches Easter Egg hunt on Facebook.
  • eToro’s OpenBook wins 2011 Superior Trading and Resource (STAR) Award.
  • WSJ’s MarketWatch suggests using HelloWallet to help employees build wealth.
  • Relevantly Speaking highlights Offermatic in a podcast.
  • NY Times Bucks blog describes the experience of using Citi’s rewards card powered by Dynamics.
  • Finextra looks at Mint, HelloWallet, and Lodo to consider benefits of implementing a PFM.
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.

CashStar Brings eGifting Platform to the United Kingdom

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Since its launch, digital gifting company CashStar has helped over 250 North American brands take their gift card programs online. Now its bringing the customizable eGifting program to the United Kingdom.

The company has recruited Arun Glendinning to oversee the expansion as Director of Business Development in the U.K.

To learn more about CashStar, watch its FinovateFall 2011 demo.

CashStar Upgrades Web Gifting Interface

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Yesterday, digital gifting company CashStar announced Web Gifting 2, a new user interface that will make the user experience more engaging, interactive, and convenient. 

With this new interface, CashStar’s 250+ retail customers will see upgrades such as:

    • Capability to upload personalized videos and photos
    • Animated gift cards 
    • Option to print gift cards
    • Tool to remind users of holidays and occasions
    • More card design options

In another release, CashStar also announced that The Home Depot, Staples, CVS/pharmacy, and Landry’s have renewed their digital gifting offerings.

To learn more about CashStar, watch its FinovateFall 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– March 13, 2012

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  • BrightScope adds Josh Brown, financial advisor & author to advisory board.
  • AppStorm shares how Enloop can help you move your business into the VC world.
  • GigaOM rumors that PayPal will launch a mobile payment dongle to compete with Square and Intuit.
  • The Urban Twist lists HelloWallet as one of seven scorching hot tech startups in D.C.
  • INTTRA, independent transactional network for ocean freight, and Tradeshift partner to help manage ocean freight invoices.
  • Entrepreneur lists Kashoo & Xero as 2 of 4 online apps that can be handy for tax time.
  • Backbase announces most successful year to date, doubling software revenue & adding multiple tier-1 customers.
  • eToro closes $15 mil funding round led by spark capital.
  • CashStar upgrades web gifting interface.
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– January 16, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSmartMoney (Feb 2012) article, “Attack of the 6.5-point Typeface” cites research from Transparency Labs.
  • Rescuecom asks if Dwolla can become the new PayPal.
  • CNN Money names SmartyPig “Best Savings Alternative”.
  • Missouri News channel KY3 recommends using Prosper and Lending Club as a creative way to fund your business.
  • NY Times blog talks about LearnVest as a financial planner for the middle class.
  • AARP lists ChargeSmart as a future way to pay bills using unwanted gift cards.
  • FeeFighters hosts webinar about ecommerce on January 16.
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– January 2, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMaine Public Broadcasting Network profiles CashStar.
  • Bank Technology News describes how Bill.com uses capital infusion to build a cash flow dashboard for businesses.
  • SecondMarket’s homepage gets a makeover.
  • The CBS Early Show features Weemba, Lighter Capital, and Rebirth Financial.
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.

2011 Funding for Finovate Alumni– Over $423 Million Raised

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTo wrap up 2011, we’ve compiled a list of all of the funding Finovate alumni received over the course of the year. 

The results were impressive:
  • A total of 34 companies received funding, some more than once
  • The companies collectively raised over $423 million dollars
  • The months with the highest number of companies receiving funding were June August, both with 8 companies
  • The highest amount of funding came in the month of June, when the alumni brought in over $124.4 million
Here is a month-by-month breakdown of funding received:
January — $40.8 million raised by 3 companies
February — $10.3+ million raised by 3 companies
March — $20.4 million raised by 4 companies
June — $124.4 million raised by 8 companies
July — $1.1 million raised by 1 company
August — $103.4 million raised by 8 companies
September — $33 million raised by 1 company
October– $22 million raised by 2 companies
November — $16.3+ million raised by 3 companies
December — $52.2 million raised by 5 companies
Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. If you see any funding that is not on this list, please send the name of the company along with a link to the funding information to julie@netbanker.com and I will add it.