Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • PrivatBank’s Partnership with InComm Initiates Launch of Prepaid Products in Ukraine
  • Obloco Beta Tests Expense Reporting Solution with Washington Trust Bank
  • SocietyOne Has Facilitated $38 Million in Personal Loans in 2016
  • PayPal Partners with Xero to Support B2B Invoice Payment

Around the web

  • Boku partners with Google to enable carrier billing as payment option on Google Play in Lithuania.
  • Ghana-based startup, Sovereign Bank, deploys T24 core-banking system from Temenos.
  • CenturyLink to host SatuitCRM and SatuitCRA software as part of new agreement.
  • Risk Ident CEO Robert Valerio appointed to European Advisory Board of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC).
  • Fortune features PayPal, MasterCard, and IBM on its list of companies that will change the world.
  • Nikkei Asian Review looks at how Japanese banks will leverage Ripple.

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.

Seven Alums Make the Fortune 500 List

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Fortune Magazine released its famed list of 500 companies, a ranking of top U.S.-based companies by revenue. This year, seven Finovate and FinDEVr alums made the cut. Here are a few quick facts about these seven companies:

  • Almost half ranked in the upper half of the list
  • Combined revenues of the alums make up almost $88 million
  • Companies represent 170,000 employees
  • This is the first time on the list for both PayPal and Fiserv

Qualcomm (Firethorn)

  • Rank: #110 (up from #113 in 2015)
  • Revenues: $25.3 million
  • 17th year on the Fortune 500 list
  • 33,000 employees
  • Headquartered in San Diego, California
  • Ranked #448 on Fortune’s Global 500 list
  • FinovateFall 2009 demo

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Visa

  • Rank: #204 (up from #238 in 2015)
  • Revenues: $13.9 million
  • 8th year on the Fortune 500 list
  • 11,300 employees
  • Headquartered in Foster City, California
  • Ranked #47 on Fortune’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies
  • FinDEVr San Francisco 2014 demo

MasterCard

  • Rank: #294 (up from #308 in 2015)
  • Revenues: $9.7 million
  • 8th year on the Fortune 500 list
  • 11,300 employees
  • Headquartered in Purchase, New York
  • Ranked #11 on Fortune’s list of Change the World
  • FinDEVr San Francisco 2014 demo

PayPal

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*This was PayPal’s first year as a stand-alone company. The company’s CEO Daniel Schulman explains what the honor means to the company in a short video.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

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Building a new financial technology? Check out our coverage from our developer conference in San Francisco this fall, and mark your calendars for our spring developer event in New York, March 29 and 30, FinDEVr 2016.

Developer news:

  • BankNXT interviews Stefan Weiss, head of APIs at Fidor Bank, on the APIs, regulation, and expansion.
  • American Banker quotes Simon Redfern, founder of the Open Bank Project, in a look at the drive for open bank APIs in the United Kingdom.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters:

  • Kashoo launches period-locking feature to lock data within prescribed timeframes.
  • CenturyLink and Cogent enter into interconnection agreement.
  • Deluxe Corporation celebrates its 100th birthday by ringing the opening bell at the NYSE.
  • Entrust Datacard’s Kurt Ishaug named 2015 CFO of the Year by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
  • The TRADE names Markit to its Hall of Fame.
  • Personal Capital lowers investment minimum from $100,000 to $25,000.

Alumni updates:

  • PRUDENA launches online marketplace for stock market research.
  • StockTwits offers brokerage functionality powered by Robinhood.
  • CardFlight announces EMV approval and certifications via TSYS for mPOS solution.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter today!

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “StockTwits Offers Brokerage Functionality Powered by Robinhood”
  • “Finovate Debuts: bleu Unveils its Beacon-powered, Point-of-Sale Solution”

Around the web

  • TechCrunch names Stockpile gift card on list of Awesome Gifts For Your Favorite 20-Something.
  • Prosper recognized as 24th fastest-growing company on Deloitte’s Fast 500. San Francisco Business Times places Prosper as number 3 of the Fastest Growing Companies of 2015.
  • Kashoo launches period-locking feature to lock data within prescribed timeframes.
  • Built in Colorado names Google, OnDeck, Ping Identity, Personal Capital, Xero, and PaySimple on list of top 100 tech companies in Colorado.
  • TickSmith’s TickVault platform earns the fast-growing firm an Innovators Award from FIA.
  • CenturyLink and Cogent enter into interconnection agreement.
  • RAGE Frameworks partners with Genpact, leveraging AI to automate financial processes.
  • Los Alamos National Bank chooses FIS as its new core banking provider.
  • National Bonds to deploy AML Risk Manager from Fiserv.
  • Geezeo launches its Life Infused Financial Experiences custom apps.
  • Let’s Talk Payments looks at edo Interactive and its partnership with Visa Europe.
  • Azimo extends its money-transfer service to Nigeria.
  • Fidelity Clearing and Custody teams up with EverSafe to help prevent elder financial abuse.
  • TransferTo joins forces with Continental Money to bring remittance services to Africa.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVr2016-NY-(Stacked)V2Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to check out coverage from our recent developer conference in San Francisco. We’re taking the fintech developer tool showcase to New York on 29/30 March 2016. Stay tuned for details.

Developer news

  • TechCrunch: Rakuten Launches $100 Million Global Fund for Fintech Startups.
  • GitHub is rolling out a redesign for code repositories.
  • New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters

  • Hyperwallet launches loyalty program for independent workers.
  • Arxan announces cyber security scholarship program.
  • Avoka introduces digital account opening from within Salesforce.
  • Kabbage to power Sage’s small business loan offering.
  • Market intelligence provider Ipreo selects Xignite to provide real-time and delayed equity prices to its Investor Relations platform, BD Corporate.
  • Nexmo announces partnership with Netherlands KLM.
  • CenturyLink adds former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu to its board.
  • Banking CIO Outlook magazine features Praesidio.
  • TokBox’s new developer toolkit brings voice and video chat to Apple TV apps.
  • Thinking Capital earns Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Canada Awards.
  • Worldpay employees evaluate use of finger vein technology to authenticate payments at the POS without the need for a card.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Brent Warrington, Hyperwallet CEO.

Alumni updates

  • Pymnts chats with Nymi founder and CEO, Karl Martin.
  • Deccan Herald features Cloud Lending Solutions.
  • Xero pilots program to allow users to file their GST returns.
  • MasterCard announces Ed McLaughlin as new chief information officer.
  • VentureBurn highlights Entersekt: SA’s fintech gem making it safe for millions to bank, shop online.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate Alums Earn Spots Among Finalists in UBS Future of Finance”

Around the web

  • Arxan announces Cyber Security scholarship program.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews Adam White, Coinbase VP and product manager, on the “killer app” phase of bitcoin.
  • CNBC looks at Fastacash and the launch of its remittance app, XOPO.
  • CenturyLink adds former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu to their board.
  • Banking CIO Outlook magazine features Praesidio.
  • Credit Karma gives away one-billionth free credit score since its 2008 launch.
  • Kony appoints Stephen J. Rohleder, former Accenture COO, to its advisory board.
  • Xero pilots program to allow users to file their GST returns.
  • Bloomberg: Banks Catching Up with Amazon Turn to Iceland Startup Meniga for Ideas.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinDEVr Live: CenturyLink Enables Developers to Build Applications with Docker and Containerization

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centurylink.com/business/enterprise | labs.ctl.io & ctl.io | ctl.io/blog & thinkgig.com | @CenturyLinkENT & @CenturyLinkCLD

CenturyLink_FinDEVr2015_logoCenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud, and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics, and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data, and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

CenturyLink presents: architecting your applications with Docker and Containerization
The CenturyLink Labs team is focused on creating open-source software and helping developers leverage the benefits of Docker and containers. We provide technical content and tools to help developers start using Docker. Learn how Docker and containerized applications are disrupting the software life cycle, accelerating business agility and facilitating microservice-oriented architectures.

Key takeaways:

  • Docker
  • Containerized applications
  • CenturyLink’s open-source projects

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Presenter: David Gardner, Senior Program Manager, CenturyLink Cloud
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