SAP Acquires Concur Ahead of FinDEVr Debut

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In a deal valued at $8.3 billion, SAP has announced that it is acquiring Seattle-area fintech innovator – and FinDEVr presenter – Concur Technologies.

There are still “i’s” to be dotted and “t’s” to be crossed: the acquisition is subject to both approval from shareholders and regulators. But assuming all goes well on those fronts, the deal is expected to close by the end of 2014 or, at the latest, in the first quarter of 2015.

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Quoted in the Seattle Times, Concur CEO Steve Singh said, “We have always been focused on making solutions for real customer problems and with SAP we have a great opportunity to advance that mission.”
The board of directors for Concur was unanimous in supporting the sale of the company, for which SAP paid $129 per share. The purchase price reflected a 20% premium on Concur’s stock price at the time.
Concur boasts more than 25,000 clients and 25 million users who take advantage of its business and travel expense management technology. Combined with SAP, it is estimated that the new entity will have in excess of 50 million cloud customers and rank as the #2 cloud company in the world by revenue.
Said Singh, “We are constantly seeking innovative ways to deliver the best customer experience, and we’re exciting about leveraging SAP technology.”
Founded in 1993, Concur is a presenting sponsor of FinDEVr San Francisco 2014, the first fintech event for developers. More information about FinDEVr is available here.

FinDEVr Preview: BehavioSec, Bluefin Payment Systems, CardFlight, Cloud Lending, and Concur

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One of the great things about FinDEVr is the way it gives us the opportunity to get to know both new companies and innovators as well as see familiar companies and innovators in new and exciting ways.

To this end, here is the first of three looks at another fifteen innovators who will be taking the stage on September 30, Day One of FinDEVr.

Click here for Part Two. Part Three is here.

Tickets are still available for the first event for fintech developers. Click here to save your spot today. And once you’ve registered, don’t forget to join the community on Bizzabo.


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BehavioSec is a leader in frictionless behavioral user verification & authentication. BehavioSec examines how you interact with a website or mobile device to provide a frictionless layer in web fraud prevention.

Keynote: Realtime Scoring of Behavioural Biometrics via Web Services
Presenting our web & mobile SDK, we deep dove into the back end services and show how easy it is to instrument a web site or mobile app with frictionless behavioral biometrics to add a new layer of security.
In an interactive session we are demonstrating a number of use cases of both real-time scoring and ‘after the fact’ biometrics forensics. We open up the client SDK to show the APIs, file formats, etc. In parallel we expose the typical integration points to see the architecture and the power the backend web service APIs offer developers to represent additional transaction security in a way that suits your organization’s business needs.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Frictionless web or mobile fraud prevention via behavioral biometrics
  • Lite touch integration to deliver a new layer in security for web and mobile platforms


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Bluefin Payment Systems is a leading FinTech company focused on processing, integrating, and securing payments. Bluefin offers P2PE, tokenization, mobile payment SDK’s, payment gateways, merchant accounts, PCI Compliance, transparent redirect, recurring billing, and branded online merchant account enrollment.

Keynote: Bluefin, Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)
Bluefin is the only validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Solution listed by the PCI Security Standards Council, North America. P2PE can reduce the scope of card data environment and related PCI requirements. Your software doesn’t need to be PCI Compliant if card data is encrypted using P2PE.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Your software doesn’t need to be PCI Compliant if you implement Bluefin’s P2PE Solution.
  • Add P2PE to webpages/applications using keyboard emulation or HID version.
Bluefin is currently the only PCI Council-listed P2PE Solution. P2PE encrypts card data before it reaches your applications and protects card data from malware.

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CardFlight is a leading provider of mobile POS technology and tools that makes it easy for anyone to accept swiped (card present) payments in any mobile app with virtually any merchant account. They offer both iOS/Android mobile payment applications and software development kits (SDKs) that can be incorporated into custom applications. CardFlight’s platform also includes encrypted card readers and a payment gateway that supports over 20 different processors, to provide clients with complete mobile payments and mobile POS (mPOS) solutions. CardFlight won the Electronic Transactions Association’s 2014 Technology Innovation Award.

Keynote: CardFlight SDK for Mobile Payments
The CardFlight SDK allows any mobile developer to build mobile point-of-sale functionality into his or her own mobile apps. CardFlight supplies three things:
1. Encryped mobile card readers that fit into the audio jack of any smartphone or tablet
2. Easy-to-integrate software development kits for iOS and Android, complete with developer-friendly documentation and support
3. A PCI Level 1 compliant payment gateway that works with all major processors/merchant accounts
This allows developers to easily process swiped credit card payments within their own apps without the complexity of typical payment integrations. By using the CardFlight SDK, developers can fully customize their user experience and keep control of their product, while being able to integrate payment data into their other back-end systems (CRM, inventory management, analytics and reporting, etc.)
The CardFlight SDK and gateway is compatible with merchant accounts from leading processors, including Braintree, Chase Paymentech, Global Payments, First Data, Stripe, TSYS and Vantiv.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • We provide iOS and Android SDKs and a credit card reader to add swiped credit card payments to your application.
  • We process transactions through our PCI compliant gateway, eliminating your scope for PCI Compliance.
  • We integrate with all major processors (Stripe, Braintree, Balanced, etc.)
CardFlight is a leader in credit card payment enablement for mobile. We make it easy to accept swiped credit card payments in your own application, allowing you to keep your merchant provider, branding and customer experience.

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Cloud Lending Inc., is an enterprise cloud lending solution provider. Our agile solutions are designed to empower lending businesses to simplify business processes, stay compliant an deb future ready.

Keynote: Cloud Lending Inc. – Enterprise Lending Software
Cloud Lending products enable financial institutions achieve scale and flexibility by moving the core back office to the cloud. Why did we choose Salesforce? The results that have been achieved by our customers using applications built on the Force.com platform – three digit growth every quarter.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • It is end-to-end and supports multiple loan types
  • It is borrower focused
  • It addresses regulatory changes in a matter of hours
We run on Salesforce, leveraging both its CRM to track loan status form bid to re-payment and its ability to integrate with other native apps.


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Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions trusted by over 25,000 clients around the globe with over 25 million users. The Concur Platform allows developers to develop and market innovative solutions to the lucrative $1.23 trillion business travel market.

Keynote: Numbers, they don’t lie …
Concur processes more than $55 billion dollars in annual T&E spend for its 25 million customers. In this presentation, Mithun Dhar,  Director of Evangelism & Strategic Marketing, will walk us through and give insight into this spend and tell developers why its a great opportunity to tap into this lucrative market.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Access to 25 million business travelers
  • Access to more than 25,000 businesses that use Concur
  • Insight into over $55 billion dollars of annual T&E spend
Business travel is a $1.12 trillion industry, with U.S. business travelers logging 460M trips a year. The Concur Platform allows you to tap into this lucrative market.


Click here for Part Two of our three-part look at another set of companies that will be presenting and holding workshops at FinDEVr on Tuesday, September 30. For Part Three, click here.
And if you missed our previous editions of our FinDEVr Preview, the links below will help get you up to date.

Alumni News– July 29, 2014

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  • Concur partners with Uber to allow Concur users to link their accounts and automatically send Uber receipts to their expense reports.
  • The Financial Brand looks at opportunity for banks and credit unions in the Loop Visa partnership. 
  • Open Bank Project making its API available during hackathon in September.
  • TechCrunch explores Pellucid Analytics’ take on PowerPoint pitch books.
  • Seed Me! Thinknum raises $1 million in seed funding round.
  • Feature on robo-advisors highlights seven alums: Betterment, Financial Guard, FutureAdvisor, Jemstep, Personal Capital, SigFig, and Wealthfront.
  • Macwelt reviews banking app Numbrs.
  • Bank Systems & Technology points to Moven as a nontraditional financial service provider “gunning” for banks.
  • Xero partners with MarketInvoice to bring faster funding to UK businesses.
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.

Alumni News– July 28, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPayPal announces partnership with MyOrder to enable PayPal payments at 1,500 locations in the Netherlands.
  • SecureKey launches new single-stack API integrations for card-present, card-not-present, and ACH transactions.
  • Concur adds gamification features to TripLink, the company’s spend management solution.
  • Expensify changes report submission and approval process for those using Expensify outside of an expense policy.
  • Concur partners with Airbnb to make it easier for business travelers to file expenses when booking on Airbnb.
  • RazorSocial takes a look at simplifying Google Analytics using Quill Engage from Narrative Science.
  • Financial Guard featured in Investment News’ review of “robo-advisors” and online investment managers.
  • Huffington Post: Pellucid Analytics turns data into content to make lives easier for investment bankers.
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– June 3, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgOpen Bank Project organizing fintech hackathon for Rabobank in The Netherlands.
  • EFL surpasses 100,000 applications worldwide.
  • SpendMatters considers benefits of B2B products such as Taulia and Tradeshift.
  • eSignal to provide social media sentiment analytics courtesy of Market Prophit.
  • IBM partners with Concur to deliver cloud-based travel and expense management solutions.
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 18, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSilicon Republic takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • QuantConnect adds crowd sentiment data courtesy of Estimize.com.
  • DeviceFidelity’s patent portfolio grows with new NFC-based mobile wallet technology.
  • The Valley Girl Show interviews Pageonce founder and CEO Guy Goldstein.
  • Palo Alto Software launches LivePlan Scoreboard. Check out the demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Newfination features Bethy Hardeman, Credit Karma Communications Director, who explains its different services.
  • Concur App Center to offer cloud-based single sign-on from Ping Identity.
  • Quantopian integrates data sets from Canadian financial search engine startup, Quandl. See Quantopian’s technology at work at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Nomis Solutions partners with Recombo, integrates Discretion Manager with Agreement Express.
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 25, 2013

  • Silicon Valley Business Journal interviews BillFloat CEO and co-founder Ryan Gilbert.
  • Commercial Bank of Qatar to deploy latest version of TSYS card and merchant management platform.
  • TransferWise wins “Best Middleweight Startup” at The Europas.  See them demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Concur rolls out new datacenters in France and the Netherlands.
  • Santander receives 2012 Banking Technology Award for Best Security Initiative for its SIM swapping solution, developed with ValidSoft.
  • Portland’s KATU.com features Simple.
  • UK’s KashFlow integrates with Tradeshift to enable SMBs who use its cloud-based accounting software.
  • The Paypers reports: Geezeo enters 2 new partnerships.
  • VatorNews considers what’s next for Lending Club.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions partners with Volunteer Corporate to provide mobile RDC to their 325 member CUs.
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 18, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDwolla launches the ability to send money over Twitter.
  • Planwise launches free online tool that’s like Google Maps for your money to visualize your future spending.
  • Intuit-owned Mint to collaborate with Monitise to enhance banks’ mobile apps with Mint functionality.
  • InComm buys majority stake in Adility. Financial terms have yet to be announced.
  • Equity Administration Solutions collaborates with SecondMarket so clients can more easily manage shareholder information.
  • PaySimple named Red Herring Global Top 100 winner.
  • Wonga launches PayLater, a service that offers users financing deals on online purchases with certain retailers.
  • BellaDati opens first international office in Seoul.
  • Experian announces IntelliView, a web-based query, analysis and reporting tool that gives 24-7 access to quarterly consumer credit data.
  • Diversinet’s mobiSecure SDK to power ultra-secure messaging in AirStrip Technology’s mHealth application.
  • Acculynk’s Payzur heads west as Washington credit union offers P2P service to members.
  • Long-term payments agreement announced between TSYS and Merrick Bank.
  • Bible Money Matters takes a closer look at the merger between Zecco and TradeKing.
  • BillFloat to provide handset financing options for MetroPCS customers.
  • Virtual Piggy signs agreement with CardinalCommerce to integrate its youth payment tech into their Centinel Universal Merchant Platform through Cardinal.
  • TechCrunch reports Concur to use Nor1’s eStandby Upgrade tech to make hotel offers available to their business travel customers via TripIt.
  • Simple shows off Android app teaser on Twitter and Facebook. The app to launch early next year.
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– November 12, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechCrunch reports Concur launches $150 mil “Perfect Trip Fund” to invest in travel startups; invests $2 mil in Evature’s Virtual Travel Agent.
  • Investment News examines how Boulevard R is involving advisors in 401(k) discussions.
  • Techgoondu lists 3 fintech startups from FinovateAsia to watch.
  • The Digital Insurer reports Finovate Singapore – A very impressive conference for financial services technology.
  • GigaOm reports: More startups let employees sell shares on SecondMarket amid IPO uncertainty.
  • Tech in Asia says TradeHero is probably one of the best startup ideas in Singapore.
  • Forbes considers the perspective of Ben Milne, Dwolla CEO on the future of money. 
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– June 6, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpg2 Minute Finance covers Concur’s FinovateSpring 2012 demo.
  • Quid puts FinovateSpring companies through its Big Data algorithm.
  • Netbanker reports Doxo Provides the Missing Login at Small Billers.
  • TIO Networks named to PROFIT Mag’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada.
  • GigaOM reports Wonga readies $1.5 billion IPO.
  • Wall Street Journal reviews FutureAdvisor.
  • ThreeThriftyGuys.com reviews SaveUp.com.
  • American Banker reports Computer Services Inc. (CSI) adds Geezeo’s PFM tools to its online banking suite.
  • Business Insider recommends using Credit Karma and ReadyForZero to get out of debt and raise your credit score.
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.

FinovateSpring 2012 in the Press

Here’s a look at press coverage from FinovateSpring 2012 in San Francisco last week. For comprehensive coverage, be sure to check out Erin McCune’s live blog on PaymentsViews, which covers all 63 presenting companies:

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2 Minute Finance
2MF @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference
by Bobby Lee
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BillGuard Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Cardlytics Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Concur Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Flint Mobile Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 2)
by Bobby Lee
Mitek Systems Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
TIO Networks Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
WattzOn Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Bank Innovation
5 Finovate Demo-ers’ News Catching Our Eye
by Mary Wisniewski

4 More Finovate Products We Like
by Mary Wisniewski

Bank Technology News
Best of Finovate Spring Day 1
by Penny Crosman
Best of Finovate Spring Day 2
by Penny Crosman

Dwolla Pitches Fast Fund Transfers, but Bank Participation is Vital
by Sean Sposito
Edo to Harness Payment Data to Spur Consumer Spending
by Victoria Finkle

WattzOn Helps Banks Help Customers Save on Energy Bills
by Sean Sposito

BankersLab Blog
CreditLab Launch: Reactions and Responses

BankNXT
Finovate, Simple, and Re-Imagining Banking Applications
by Bradley Leimer
Live at FinovateSpring 2012- day 1
by Jelmer de Jong
Live at FinovateSpring 2012- day 2
by Jelmer de Jong

BetaKit
CoverHound Debuts Comparison Tool for Auto Insurance 
by Cheronne Thurab 

Business Insider
Finally, a Mobile App That Helps You Save Money: Meet Urge
by Willy Staley

Business2Community
What Does $4.6 Billion in Coupon Savings Have to Do with Savvy Consumers?
by Andre Bourque

C’est pas mon idée!
FinovateSpring 2012: quoi de neuf?
by Patrice Bernard

Currency Marketing Blog
Four Conference in Four Days
by Tim McAlpine

Credit Union Times
MoneyDesktop Named Best of Show at FinovateSpring Conference
by Natasha Chilingerian

Daily Disruption
Flint Mobile Announces Beta Launch at Finovate and Closes $3 Million Round of Financing
by Tim Rygh

The Daily Guardian (BillGuard’s blog)
Financial Community Awards BillGuard Best Of Show at Finovate
by Maryanne

DCisions Blog
DCisions at Finovate Spring 2012
by Kritika Ashok

Des Moines Register 
Dwolla offers software for free
by Adam Belz

Des Moines Register Blog
Dwolla, Social Money earn praise at national banking conference
by Marco Santana

Exc
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Kuspit, el primer Finovate mexicano
by Alicia Salgado

Experian Blog
Business IQ Express… what is the media saying?
by Roslyn Whitehurst 

FamZoo Blog
Finovate Winners
by Bill Dwight

Finextra
Flint taps phone cameras for card payments
SoMoLend closes $1.17 million seed round

Forrester Blog
Finovate Spring 2012: Digital Financial Services Innovation
by Tiffani Montez

FP Pad
[Video Spotlight] inStream Solutions CEO Alex Murguia at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg
[Video Spotlight] iQuantifi CEO Tom White at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg
[Video Spotlight] Sarah Carter of Actiance at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg

Iconowatch
Accelerating Innovation at Finovate 2012
by Hans Eisenbeis
Investment News
Personal Capital launches iPhone app
by Davis Janowski
Lazy Man and Money
What’s Hot and What’s Not from Finovate 2012
Mercury News
Money Goes Mobile 
Montreal Gazette
Montreal’s Wall Street Survivor teaches about investing
by Jason Magder
MyBankTracker
Can FinTech Stop You from ‘Showrooming?’
by Willy Staley
MoneyDesktop: How Personalized Deals Shine in PFM Tools
by Simon Zhen
Save Your Wallet, and Maybe the Planet, with WattzOn
by by Willy Staley
On Deck Capital Blog
Photo Journal: Our Finovate Demo
PaymentsNews
Highlights from Finovate Spring 2012 San Francisco 
PaymentsViews
Live Blogging Finovate Spring 2012 San Francisco
by Erin McCune
The Paypers
ZipZap rolls out CashCade payment service
PaySimple Blog
PaySimple at Finovate
by Sarah Jordan
PC World
New Web Apps and Services for Business
by Yardena Arar
QuidLabs
Finovate Best in Show
by Aliisa Rosenthal
SecurityPark.net
BehavioSec voted ‘Best of Show’ for biometric solution by audience at Finovate Spring, San Francisco
Silicon Prairie News
With upgraded FiSync, Dwolla cuts 3-5 day wait to real-time
by Michael Stacy
Silver Tail Systems Blog
Finovate Spring Demonstrates a Growing Richness in Online Interactions
by Laura Mather
Social Lending Network
Roundup of Social Lending News – May 12, 2012
by Peter Renton
TechCrunch 
Capital One Snags Mobile Savings Startup BankOns, Team Moving To Capital One Labs
by Sarah Perez
Flint: A New Mobile Payment App For Small Businesses Picks Up $3M From Storm, True Ventures
by Ingrid Lunden
How Personal Capital Wants To Bring Money Management Into The Internet Age [TCTV]
by Colleen Taylor
Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds ‘Trips’ Feature To Mobile Apps
by Colleen Taylor
The Anti-Groupon? Edo Launches Real-Time Local Offers Platform, Tied To Your Bank Card For Instant Credits
by Sarah Perez
Tradestreaming
List Of Winners Of Top Fintech Conference, Finovate
by Zack Miller
World News (wn.com)
Instream Solutions Ceo Alex Murguia At Finovatespring 2012