Finovate’s 2015 Best of Show Winners Give Something to Tweet About

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2015 was quite a year for the 800+ Finovate alumni. From acquisitions to IPOs, and everything in between, there was plenty to tweet about. Here are the highlights from the 2015 Best of Show winners:

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Avoka demoed a three-minute loan application that delivers a fast onboarding experience.

CoinJar showed a technology that enables consumers to buy, sell, and use digital and traditional forms of currency any way they choose, from dollars to bitcoins.

ebankIT demoed its omnichannel and social banking solution that maximizes interaction between FIs and clients.

eToro showed its innovations in social trading and investing for generation Y.

Jumio demoed credentials-management technology Netverify that turns mobile devices into ID document-scanning terminals.

mBank & i3D demoed their interactive, digital retail-branch concept.

Meniga showed off Market Match, its transaction-data analytics and enrichment engine.

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Alpha Payments Cloud demoed AlphaHub, its omnichannel access platform that helps banks, merchants, MSPs, and ISOs gain access to any solution provider in the world.

Avoka (see above)

Money Amigo showed technology that brings financial services to the underbanked and underserved, delivering traditional banking products in an innovative way.

Moven launched Moven Financial Health Platform that provides real-time contextualized notifications and interactions that create “gamified money moments.”

NAMU Systems demoed “Joyful Banking” which uses new and intelligent behavior modeling to focus on customer behavior and digital experiences to create a new standard in mobile banking.

Shoeboxed.com showcased its Receipt Capture for Banks, a solution that boosts functionality of online and mobile banking apps while providing fraud protection.

Stratos demonstrated its dynamic Stratos Bluetooth-connected card and digital card issuance platform that analyzes card-usage trends and interactively engages card members.


FinovateFall 2015

Blockstack.io launched technology that enables financial services and other enterprises to set up and build applications on a private, hosted blockchain.

Dyme showcased its innovative method for helping people start a savings habit and fund their lifestyle using text messaging.

Dynamics demoed fully programmable interfaces (stripe, EMV, NFC) for use in next-generation payment cards.

Finanteq launched its SuperWallet that helps banks take full advantage of their potential by integrating m-commerce and remote services with mobile banking.

Hedgeable: demoed its private banking platform for millennials.

HelloWallet showed its Retirement Explorer solution, an approachable and actionable online planning tool that helps employees model and work toward specific retirement outcomes.

SaleMove demoed its Engagement Platform and Omnicall technologies that enable online consumers to engage live with businesses as if they were face-to-face.

Soundpays showed its app that recognizes ultrasonic and sonic waveforms even in extremely noisy environments.


Want to see more award-winning demos of the newest fintech ideas? Pick up your ticket FinovateEurope 2016 and we’ll see you in London.

Finovate Alumni News: March 4, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSecureIDNews takes a look at the partnership between FinSphere and Visa.
  • Fiserv launches four new modules for its Financial Crime Risk Management platform.
  • iQuantifi wins “Best in Show” at Bank Innovation 2015 DEMOvation Challenge.
  • Silanis earns spot on KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” list for 2015.
  • IT Business Edge interviews Flint Mobile CEO Greg Goldfarb.
  • American Banker considers the benefits of banks using Ripple.
  • Innovation in Finance interviews CoinJar at FinovateEurope in London.
  • Capital Bank’s OpenSky Puts CRIF’s CreditFlow & StrategyOne to the Test.
  • Inc: How OnDeck Plans to Make Alternative Lending a Blue Chip Business.
  • Inc. lists Bionym as one of 8 Canadian startups to watch out for in 2015.
  • Yodlee now provides data APIs to nearly 50 fintech applications and services in the personal wealth-management space.
  • Braintree expands its Asia-Pac operations into Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
  • PandoDaily: PayNearMe partners with Grameen America to help lift women out of poverty.
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.

Your Daily Distraction: FinovateEurope 2015 Demo Videos Now Available

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If you’re in need of a little distraction, we have good news. The demo videos from FinovateEurope 2015 have been released. All 72 videos from last month’s conference, along with the full history of Finovate demos, are publicly available on the Finovate video archives page

 
To get started, here are the seven Best of Show winners, in alphabetical order:

Avoka

Avoka

 

 

CoinJar

CoinJar

 

 

ebankIT

ebankIT

 

 

eToro

eToro

 

Jumio

Jumio

 

mBank & i3D

mBank & i3D

 

Meniga

Meniga

Feel free to download, embed, and tweet the videos to share your favorites from the conference, whether you were in attendance or not.

FinovateEurope 2015 Best of Show Winners Announced

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If there is anything more exciting than the first Finovate conference of the year, it’s seeing who will be the year’s first Best of Show award-winning companies.

After two days of fintech presentations and demonstrations, our audience of more than 1,100 has shared its opinion on which technologies at FinovateEurope 2015 stood out from the rest of a truly impressive pack.

Here are this year’s winners, in alphabetical order:

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Avoka for its three-minute loan application that promises to deliver the fastest onboarding experience in the world.

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CoinJar for its technology that enables consumers to buy, sell, and use digital and traditional forms of currency any way they choose—from dollars to bitcoins.

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ebankIT for its omnichannel and social banking solution that maximizes interaction between FIs and their clients.

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eToro for its innovations in social trading and investing for Generation Y.

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Jumio for its credentials-management technology, Netverify, that turns mobile devices into ID document-scanning terminals.

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mBank and i3D for their interactive, digital retail-branch concept.

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Meniga for Market Match, its transaction-data analytics and enrichment engine.
As always, thanks to everyone who attended and participated in FinovateEurope 2015. We’ll see you next year!

Notes on methodology:  

1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.    
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”  
4. The seven companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show.  
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners. 

CoinJar Leverages BlockChain Technology to Provide a Wide Range of Digital Payment Options

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CoinJar is the eminent digital finance platform in the Australian market. The company’s co-founders are making their way to the stage.

CoinJar lets users buy, sell, send, receive, and spend digital and traditional forms of currency using the blockchain technology that underlies bitcoin. With a simple user interface designed for the average consumer, CoinJar bridges legacy payment systems and new digital platforms. It opens the potential for bitcoin to become the future of global remittance payments, automated escrow, smart contracts, digitized asset ledgers, and secured and signed user cryptography.

CoinJar also has an open API, allowing developers to innovate on top of the CoinJar platform to adopt the best of blockchain technology for uses other than currency.

Presenters: Co-founders Asher Tan and Ryan Zhou
 
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Product launch: December 2014
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: London, United Kingdom
Metrics: AU$450,000 raised in venture capital and angel investment; more than 40,000 users; more than $50 million in exchange transactions in Australia; 285,000 BTC sent between CoinJars worth $150 million; 13 employees
Website: coinjar.com
Twitter: @GetCoinJar

Alumni News—February 5, 2015

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgQuisk electronic payment system to launch in Jamaica. Come see Quisk at FinovateEurope next week.
  • AM560 interviews Lendio CEO Brock Blake on alternative lending.
  • On Finovate.com: “Funding for E.U.-based Finovate Alums Totals $377 Million in 2014″
  • European Commission’s Promoting Enterprise blog spotlights Nuno Da Cruz Sebastiao of Feedzai.
  • Argent Credit Union hires Insuritas to open and manage turnkey insurance agency.
  • Coinbase to support Google Now notifications.
  • CoinJar launches iOS bitcoin payments app, CoinJar Touch, ahead of its FinovateEurope 2015 debut next week.
  • SixThirty Accelerator deadline extended to February 6.
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.

FinovateEurope 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 3

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We’ll be in London three weeks from today, where drinks will be served, networking will be in full force, and we’ll be wrapping up the first day of FinovateEurope 2015 (get your ticket here).

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To help you prepare for the onslaught of 70+ live demos full of new technology, some of the presenters provided us a summary of what to expect from them on stage. This week, we’re featuring CoinJarEVRYFOBISSStrandsTrunomi, and VATBox:

Don’t miss previous posts:


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CoinJar is a digital finance platform that gives customers a way to manage and spend both traditional and digital currencies when and how they want.

Features

    • Store bitcoin without volatility 
    • End-to-end solutions to make bitcoin adoption easy 
    • Buy bitcoin reliably with a simple interface

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CoinJar provides end-to-end solutions to unlock Bitcoin’s potential.

Presenters

Asher Tan, CEO and Co-Founder
Economic Analyst. Researcher. Bitcoiner.
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Ryan Zhou, COO and Co-Founder
Rubyist. Student at University of Melbourne. Bitcoiner.
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EVRY is the Nordics’ leading financial service provider and is presenting Spendific, a concept designed to make personal finance simple.

Features

    • Automatically generates personalized budget based on previous spending
    • Gives users feedback on their finances in real-time
    • Motivates users to reach their goals

Why it’s great
In Spendific there are no complicated graphs or charts to tell you whether you’re on track with your finances. Just one number. No worries.

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Presenters

Anne Moa, Product developer
Moa has previously worked as a youth economist in a large Norwegian bank, with responsibility for the bank’s main channel of communication towards young people.
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Magne Meldal, Business developer
Combining two decades of technology and marketing experience with an open mind, Meldal is passionate about bringing better financial services to consumers.
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FOBISS is a first modern tool enabling retail banks to manage their entire cash supply chains with one button click.

Features

    • Automates optimization and decision-making
    • Based on Artificial Intelligence technologies
    • Can be flexibly adapted to existing processes

Why it’s great
The industry’s first and only cash management system empowered by Artificial Intelligence and driving best decisions on time.

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Presenters

Mindaugas Leonavicius, Managing Director
Leonavicius has more than 10 years of experience in management consulting. Led multiple businesses through start-up phases from establishment to breakeven.
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Andrius Ojeras, Global Sales Director
Ojeras is an IT Sales professional with more than 10 years of experience within multinational IT organizations.
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Strands designs and creates next-generation digital banking experiences to help individuals and SMEs manage their finances.

Features

    • Help SMEs analyze and forecast future financial needs
    • Empower SMEs to deliver targeted marketing campaigns on mobile devices
    • Help banks address the digital banking needs of business owners

Why it’s great
With Strands Loop, financial institutions can create a more seamless and personal banking experience and build better relationships with their SME clients

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Presenters

Dario Lombardi, General Manager, Strands Finance
Lombardi leads the Finance BU. He joined Strands in 2011 as Business Development Director and has been responsible for managing sales in EMEA. Prior to Strands, he worked for Bloomberg LP
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Cesar Jimenez Richardson, Director, Business Development
Richardson joined Strands in 2014 and is managing Strands Finance in the Americas. Previously he founded and managed tech startup companies in travel and education tech arena and worked for Bloomberg LP
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Trunomi offers an innovative technology platform that streamlines Know Your Customer and mobile verification using a revolutionary consent-based data sharing platform.

Features

    • TruMobile securely connects customers with banks.
    • Monetises and personalises your customer’s data experience.
    • Streamlines verification KYC using a revolutionary consent-based data sharing platform.

Why it’s great
A customer-focused mobile solution that eliminates their most significant pain-points; making their account opening and data management experience simple, secure and easy.

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Presenters

Stuart Lacey, Founder & CEO
Lacey is an innovator, team-builder and thought leader. Sometimes mistaken for the Energizer Bunny – he is relentless in his drive to find better ways to learn, build, nurture and share great ideas.
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Chia Brewin, Customer Development Executive
Brewin is a multi-tasking, Trunomian super-star. She attended University in the UK, helped run campaigns for major political parties then earned a black belt in the “Art of Customer Development”.
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VATBox is the first, cloud-based automated solution for Foreign/Domestic VAT recovery, providing data-driven visibility and insights while maximizing VAT returns.

Features

    • Eliminate human-error and resources with automated VAT technology
    • Gain complete visibility, compliance and control of VAT spend
    • Benefit from VAT recovery optimization, maximizing refunds

Why its great
VATBox’s Automated VAT recovery solution enables customers to have one global process that tracks and manages VAT spend with ease, and to maximize VAT refunds.

Presenters

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Isaac Saft, Co-Founder & CEO

    • 2012 – 2013 – President and Global Business Development, KCS Ltd
    • 2004 – 2012 – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KCS Ltd
    • 1994 – 2003 – Commanding Officer, Israel Defense Forces

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Stephen Coleclough, Advisory Board Member
Coleclough is a Tax Consultant in Mishcon de Reya’s Tax Group with over 30 years’ experience in tax and law. He was formerly a Partner and Global Leader of Indirect Taxes at pwc.

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