Second Quarter 2012 Funding for Finovate Alumni: Over $120 Million Raised

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This quarter’s funding of over $120 million closely matches quarter 2 of last year, when Finovate alumni raised approximately $124 million.

Meanwhile, compared to last quarter’s $150 million, Finovate alums pulled in around $30 million less this quarter.

Here’s the quarter 2 summary for 2012:

April — $2.5 million raised by 1 company

May — $55.5 million raised by 5 companies

June — Over $62 million raised by 8 companies

Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. If you know of any funding that is not on this list and should be, please send the name of the company along with a link to the funding information to julie@netbanker.com and we will add it.

Finovate Alumni News– July 27, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSocial Lending Network considers the futures of Lending Club & Prosper.
  • Continuity Control receives remaining $1 million of its $2 million series B funding round.
  • Credit Sesame announces the launch of its new Android App. Come see the live demo of their newest at FinovateFall.
  • SecureKey appoints Charles Walton as new CEO.
  • Business Insider names Tuition.io as a creative idea to help manage student loans. Come see their live demo at FinovateFall.
  • SecondMarket names former U.S. Congressman Scott Murphy to Board of Directors.
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.

Credit Sesame Scores $12 Million in Series C Funding

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Credit- and debt-monitoring service Credit Sesame, announced today that it raised $12 million in Series C funding from the following investors:

    • Globespan Capital Partners 
    • Menlo Ventures
    • Inventus Capital

The round brings Credit Sesame’s total funding to almost $20 million and is intended to help the company expand its customer base.

Credit Sesame has already seen a lot of growth since it launched in April of 2010: 

    • Oversees more than $22 billion in consumer debt
    • Finds $175 million a month in savings for users
    • Almost half frequent the site 2- 3 times per month   
    • Revenue growth has quadrupled quarter over quarter

To learn more about Credit Sesame, watch its FinovateFall 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– June 11, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTagit wins coveted Emerging Enterprise Award 2012.
  • BlogTalkRadio talks to Kathryn Petralia, COO & Co-founder of Kabbage.
  • Offermatic alters business model, no longer pursuing card-linked offers.
  • Chicago Tribune looks at Future Advisor and Betterment as two inexpensive investing platforms.
  • BBC news reports Zopa has lent more than £200m since it started in 2005.
  • Credit Sesame Scores $12 Million in Series C Funding.
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 10, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCredit Karma is moving its headquarters to San Francisco’s financial district.
  • Linkable Networks is listed as 1 of 5 startups you should follow.
  • Tablet PC review lists Wikinvest Portfolio as one of the best iPad apps for tracking Wall Street stocks.
  • AOL Daily Finance names HelloWallet as 1 of 5 money-smart apps for business travelers.
  • UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School turns to Ping Identity to solve identity management complexity.
  • Daily Herald looks at Credit Sesame.
  • Kony Solutions appoints Harold Goldberg as CMO.
  • The Bellingham Herald recommends using Expensify to organize your expenses for tax time. Come see the live demo at FinovateSpring next month in San Francisco.
  • Scotsman covers UK P2P company, Zopa.
  • CNN Money lists SecondMarket as 1 of 8 crowdfunding sites to watch.
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 2, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFiserv wins Celent’s XCelent Award for enterprise-wide compliance solutions.
  • USA Today Money columnist recommends TradeKing & Zecco as platforms for investing in stock.
  • Productive Web Apps features CoverHound.
  • The Seattle Times discusses the benefits of BillGuard.
  • Braintree’s payment gateway available for Magneto users.
  • Prosper adds 13 new loan categories for borrowers.
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 5, 2012

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  • The Washington Post lists Kabbage as an alternative source of funding to bank loans.
  • Identity Theft 911 receives a 2012 International Stevie Award & an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education award.
  • Dwolla launches update to fix accidental transfers.
  • Silicon Republic profiles CurrencyFair CIO David Christian.
  • Main Street profiles Credit Sesame CEO Adrian Nazari.
  • American Banker reports BancVue sells credit card arm to First Arkansas.
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.

Credit Sesame Launches Mortgage Comparison Tool

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Yesterday, California-based Credit Sesame launched a mortgage comparison tool to help consumers identify their best loan options.

How it works:

  1. The user provides information about their current mortgage, property, and income.

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  2. The tool shows the user options for different loan types at various interest rates.

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  3. The user is provided the option to contact lenders for different refinancing options.

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The tool takes into account:

    • Mortgage type
    • Rate
    • APR
    • Closing costs
    • Points
    • Fees
    • Amortization schedules 

To learn more about Credit Sesame, watch its FinovateFall 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– February 23, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgLodo chosen by 120 banks and CUs.
  • Betterment lowers fees, introduces new features.
  • WorldPay offers BOKU as mobile payment method to its merchant network.
  • ReadyForZero launches savings platform.
  • Insurance Journal features Mitek’s Mobile Photo Quoting app for insurance.
  • Credit Sesame launches mortgage comparison tool.
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– February 2, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSilicon Prairie News reports Dwolla rolls out Instant feature.
  • After raising $15 million, Xero acquires Max Solutions for almost $5 million.
  • Mint.com releases app for Android tablets.
  • Personal Capital named to Online Banking Report Hall of Fame, for personalized asset management service.
  • Credit Sesame launches credit card marketplace.
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.