A Baker’s Dozen of Our Favorite North Carolina Fintechs

After nCino’s impressive initial public offering this week – the largest, one-day gain for a U.S.-based tech IPO since the Dot Com Days – everyone now will be able to name at least one Finovate alum from the great state of North Carolina.

But there’s more to Carolina fintech than nCino. Among Finovate alums alone there are at least a dozen other companies from the Tar Heel State whose innovations in and contributions to fintech are also worth noting.


  • Enterprise information systems development firm. FinDEVr London 2017. Founded in 2003. Headquartered in Durham.


  • Online marketplace for commercial real estate loans. FinovateFall 2018. Founded in 2018. Headquartered in Raleigh.


  • Digital transformation and open banking solution provider. FinovateFall 2019. Founded in 2012. Headquartered in Charlotte.



  • Mobile payments platform for integrated urban transportation. FinovateEurope 2016. Founded in 2010. Headquartered in Charlotte.



  • On Demand marketplace for IT field services. FinovateFall 2018. Founded in 2016. Headquartered in Charlotte.


  • Networked Commerce enablement platform. FinovateFall 2018. Founded in 2007. Headquartered in Durham.


  • Augmented Intelligence platform. FinovateFall 2019. Founded in 2015. Headquartered in Charlotte.



  • IT services and mobility product provider for financial markets. FinovateFall 2013. Founded in 2007. Headquartered in Charlotte.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • MaxMyInterest Unveils High Yield Account Max Checking.

Around the web

  • Finastra announces two new apps built via its FusionFabric.cloud open development platform.
  • Fiserv inks partnership with DUCA Financial Services Credit Union, a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based institution with more than 70,000 members.
  • Ripple’s “acqui-hiring” of the engineering team from Icelandic crypto trading company Algrim helps pave the way for its entry to the country.
  • Flywire and JCB International partner to allow select cardholders to use their JCB card to pay tuition.
  • More than 60 lenders join the CrediVia marketplace to source commercial loans.
  • Bill.com now facilitates payments in more than 130 countries and 100+ currencies.
  • Dwolla partners with TransferMate Global Payments to allow customers and their end users the ability to make and receive international payments.
  • Quadient parent company Neopost changes its name to Quadient.
  • InComm partners with Mizuho Bank to expand J-Coin Pay in Japan.

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.

CrediVia Adds Multifamily Options to Financing Platform

CrediVia, the Raleigh, North Carolina online commercial real estate loan marketplace, has added multifamily investments to its platform. The move, just one year after the company’s debut at FinovateFall, will help the fintech startup bring its smarter, faster, and easier commercial lending process to more commercial real estate (CRE) lenders and borrowers.

“We came on the scene to specifically serve the niche vertical of hotel financing, the riskiest of CRE assets,” CrediVia co-founder and CEO Anuj Mittal said. “Our greater mission, however, has not changed: to provide speed, transparency, and ease of transaction to both the lender and the borrower.”

CrediVia offers a platform that enables interested CRE lenders and qualified borrowers to engage and connect securely. Borrowers benefit from a singular location where documents can be uploaded and then easily submitted to multiple lenders. Lenders benefit from a borrower pool that is pre-screened before being added to their queue. The result is an easier, more efficiently process for borrowers, and a greater closing rate for lenders.

Multifamily investments, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer Michael Richardson explained, are an ideal addition to CrediVia’s platform. Highlighting the absence of a “typical profile” for a multifamily investment, Richardson noted the “reasonable” risk of the investment and the opportunity for diversification multifamily investments can provide. He added that investing in these properties can also provide a way for institutions considering an expansion into CRE financing.

“Multifamily assets are a common stepping stone to more sophisticated CRE financing for many institutions looking to build or broaden their business lending portfolio,” said Richardson, who joined CrediVia last month. “CrediVia’s move into multifamily is a direct response to listening to the market, as responding with a solution that relieves the common pressures and interruptions found in these exchanges. We’re here to drive the loan process forward.”

Founded in 2018, CrediVia demonstrated its platform at FinovateFall 2018. The company added to its C-Suite talent with the hire of Trusha Patel as Chief Business Development Officer this spring.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Lendio Acquires Billy, Launches Cloud Accounting Software.
  • Daon’s New Features Bring Two-in-One Approach to Onboarding, Authentication.
  • CrediVia Adds Multifamily Options to Financing Platform.

Around the web

  • Busey Bank selects Jack Henry’s SilverLake System to improve workflows and enhance digital capabilities.
  • SMArtX Advisory Solutions to power managed accounts for Independent Financial Partners.
  • Gaming rewards and marketing firm Refereum hires Hacker One for its new bug bounty cybersecurity campaign.
  • Onfido teams up with MoneyNetint to help the U.K.-based cross-border money transfer company expand its ability to verify customers.
  • Arkose Labs launches private bug bounty program with Bugcrowd.
  • Tesco For Business leverages Blackhawk for U.K. gift card program.
  • ID R&D ships new version of IDVoice that combines AI and voice technology to increase biometric matching speed and improve enrollment and authentication.
  • VERA names Bill Gadala Chief Financial Officer.

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

On Finovate.com

  • NPM Capital Now Owns 35% of Ohpen.
  • Visa to Help Wave Solve Small Business Cash Flow.

Around the web

  • Gusto unveils Talk Shop for small business clients.
  • defi SOLUTIONS delivers loan origination system to First Investors Financial Services.
  • Trusha Patel joins CrediVia as Chief Business Development Officer.
  • Onfido welcomes Kevin Goldsmith as Chief Technology Officer and Thomas Ammirati as Chief Revenue Officer .

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.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: CrediVia

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot.

CrediVia is launching an online marketplace for smarter, simpler, faster commercial real estate loans, initially focused on the hospitality segment.


  • Efficiently captures complete, accurate commercial real estate loan application data
  • Connects single loan requests to multiple viable lenders
  • Provides reports and analytics for faster loan decisioning and approval

Why it’s great
CrediVia is establishing new standards for the way to credit CRE loans. Its platform identifies the story behind lender and borrower needs, producing lasting relationships.


Anuj N. Mittal, CEO and Co-Founder
Mittal’s personal frustrations as both a borrower and banker inspired CrediVia. His vision is to eliminate the broken, impersonal financing that strains lender-borrower relationships and delays funding.

Ajay Jain, Ph.D., Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder
Jain champions CrediVia’s product innovation and development. His 20+ years of experience includes building multiple commercial software applications for a startup that was successfully acquired.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Standard Chartered Pilots Blockchain-Based Trade Guarantees.
  • Digital Onboarding to Enhance Customer Experience for Mariner’s Bank.

Around the web

  • NICE introduces Proactive Fraudster Exposure functionality to its Real-Time Authentication solution for call centers.
  • The Paypers features Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai on the role of technology in the transformation of UX.
  • Co-founder and CEO of comScore, Dr. Magid Abraham, joins Roostify’s board of directors.
  • AlphaPoint integrates with VerifyInvestor.com to provide clients with a new option for compliant investor onboarding.
  • Fortytwo Data opens its first international office in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Insuritas to launch digital insurance agency platform for Eagle Community CU.
  • Quadient listed as a Top Customer Journey Mapping Vendor in Ovum Report.

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.