Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com 

  • Backbase Powers OmniChannel Digital Services for BGŻ BNP Paribas Bank.
  • Switch Granted $2 Million in Funding.

Around the web

  • IBM partners with Thought Machine for legacy systems.
  • TransferWise introduces its borderless account – with a debit card – to Ireland.

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

  • Nubank Challenges Brazil’s Big Banks in Wake of $150 Million Funding Round.

Around the web

  • West Virginia city Beckley introduces mobile parking app, Passport Parking, powered by Passport.
  • Diginomica features Temenos CTO Dharmesh Mistry in discussion on the importance of core banking renewal.
  • Darwinex launches new performance fee structure, Darwinian Dividends.
  • Lendio opens franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • The Paypers interviews BioCatch VP, Frances Zelazny.
  • Business News Daily profiles Palo Alto Software’s LivePlan.
  • Enveil wins Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year and Best of Howard County at Maryland Cyber Awards 2018.
  • Sberbank acquires 60% stake in dialog enterprise corporate messenger developer, Dialog.

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

  • Klarna Celebrates Year-Over-Year Sales, Profit Gains.

Around the web

  • Fox Business highlights BILLSHARK in feature on “low-effort” savings strategies. See BILLSHARK at FinovateFall in New York next month.
  • Cardlytics to enable the new mobile rewards strategy from SunTrust.
  • Asseco signs four-year agreement to provide support for the electronic bookkeeping system for Poland’s Ministry of Justice. Join Asseco next month in New York for FinovateFall.
  • Zighra Receives Patent for Proprietary AI-Powered Continuous Authentication Platform.

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

  • Top Five Trends in Customer Engagement Technology.
  • Coder, Broker, Music Producer: Hellenic Bank’s Natasha Kyprianides is Inspired by Constraints.
  • HackerOne Powering Bug Bounty Program for Tor Browser.
  • Truphone Added to List of Carriers for Apple SIM.
  • LendKey Raises $13 Million in Equity and Debt Financing.

Around the web

  • PaySimple and Ping Identity named on list of top ten startups developing in Denver, Colorado
  • Citigroup expands partnership with PayPal to allow card members to use rewards points for purchases at PayPal checkout in the U.S.
  • Darwinex wins spot in South Summit Startup Competition 2017.
  • TD Ameritrade TickerTape blog spotlights social sentiments app, LikeFolio.
  • Dwolla adds multi-user feature to its Access API Dashboard.

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

  • Ayondo Opens Offices in Barcelona and Madrid

Around the web

  • Financial Times profiles Avi Turgeman, founder of BioCatch.
  • Metro Bank to deploy workforce management technology from NICE.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews OneVisage founder, Christophe Remillet.
  • Darwinex reveals winners of its DarwinIA Trading Challenge.
  • Synergix features CashSentinel (in French).
  • Siam Commercial Bank deploys Ripple technology for cross-border payments between Japan and Thailand.

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.

 

Darwinex Unveils Mobile App for Android

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Looking to buy and sell your Dynamic and Risk Weighted Investments, aka Darwins, while on the go? U.K.-based broker and asset manager Darwinex today unveiled its mobile app for Android. Darwinex App for Investors provides mobile users with the same essential features of Darwin’s online platform, including the ability to buy and sell Darwins, track your portfolio in real-time, as well as check in with other traders on the Darwin Exchange.

darwinex_mobileapp“Owning all our technology affords us a competitive advantage as we don’t depend on third parties,” Darwinex CEO Juan Colón said. “Our Android app is the first of several upcoming feature launches aimed at fundamentally disrupting today’s retail brokerage industry.” Download the Darwin App for Investors from Google Play.

More than a traditional exchange, Darwinex is an online and mobile platform that enables traders to participate in the financial markets and allows investors to invest capital in the strategies of the most successful traders. Darwinex uses a proprietary algorithm to rank strategies, and then lists them as Dynamic and Risk Weighted Investments that can be bought and sold on the Darwin Exchange.

Founded in 2012, the company demoed its technology at FinovateSpring 2013 as Tradeslide Ventures. Rebranding as Darwinex in the fall of 2014, Darwinex was named to the FinTech5o in January 2015, and was a finalist in the Benzinga Fintech Awards a few months later. Darwinex announced a set of enhancements to its algorithms to improve VaR simulations and better address the management of swing trades in August. This week, the company announced listing 24 new DARWINS on its exchange.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Darwinex Unveils Mobile App for Android
  • Two P2P Sharing Economy Players Team Up–Airbnb and Zopa

Around the web

  • Fidor Bank teams up with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank to launch first community-based digital bank in the region.
  • Bank of Ireland to deploy UniversalSuite core banking solution from Temenos.
  • Jack Henry & Associates collaborates with Visa to accelerate P2P payments to debit cards.
  • Sberbank and MasterCard launch Apple Pay on Russian market.
  • Bluefin Announces Issuance of Patent on Decryption as a Service.
  • Eurogiro and TransferTo join forces to link mobile money with 500,000 bank and postal branches.
  • PayPal promotes Braintree’s William Ready to chief operating officer.
  • Commercial Bank of Texas hires Insuritas to launch insurance agency.
  • Cachet Partners with Viamericas to Provide Mobile International Money Transfers

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

  • Actiance Hires Former Credit Suisse Exec as CTO
  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • Ethoca to Power Merchant Fraud Alerts for ACI Worldwide
  • Cortera’s Credit Exchange Now Gathers Insights from $1.2 Trillion in Purchases
  • BizFi Reaches $1.8 Billion Small Business Lending Milestone

Around the web

  • New partnership between Interactions and Genesys brings automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech to self-service customer care.
  • Karen Webster interviews Socure CEO Sunil Madhu on using social data for authentication.
  • Darwinex announces enhancements to its algorithms.
  • CREALOGIX Digital Banking Hub to power finance portal for VZ Depotbank.
  • Backbase to power customer experience and digital banking platforms for IDFC Bank.

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.

Benzinga Unveils Fintech Award Finalists; 12 Finovate Alums Featured

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On April 8th, the Finovate blog might be the second best place to find Finovate alumni.

The best place could actually be in New York at the Benzinga Fintech Awards where a dozen Finovate alums have been named as finalists to compete for Benzinga’s first, second, and third prizes, as well as honors for best in category. More than 115 companies competed to reach the finals in pursuit of the title of “Most Innovative Fintech Company.”

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The first, second, and third place winners will earn ad impressions:
5 million for first, 1.5 milion for second, and 1 million for third.
The top three companies will also win licenses to the Benzinga Pro Real-Time News & Data Feed:
1-year for first place, 6-months for second, and 1-month for third.
The initial 115 companies were chosen by Benzinga readers. Making the final vote for top three will be event judges Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Honos Financial; Ron Insana, senior analyst, CNBC; Andrew Ackerman, managing director, Dreamit; Charlie Kroll, former CEO and founder of Andera; and Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management.
Below are the finalist categories, as well as the Finovate alums in each.
Idea Generation
Data
Trade Recommendation
Research
Strategy
Investment Vehicle
Alternative Investment
Special Categories
Best Enterprise Solutions
Best Use of the Crowd
Founder of the Year
  • Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing
  • Jon Stein, Betterment
Most Promising Startup
  • Thinknum
A Penny Saved, A Penny Earned
  • Motif Investing
  • Betterment
  • Personal Capital
  • iQuantifi
Most Disruptive
  • Motif Investing
  • HedgeCoVest

Finovate Alums Populate the FinTech50

Looking for the most innovative startups in fintech? The FinTech50 is a great place to start.

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It also turns out to be a great place to find Finovate alums. Of the 50 companies recognized by FinTechCity’s panels of judges as being “game-changers transforming the future of finance,” nearly half are alumni of Finovate conferences – including our upcoming event in London.
Here is the list of alums in alphabetical order:
According to Chris Skinner, who was one of the panelists, more than 700 companies competed for spots in the FinTech50. The selection panel included veterans of finance and technology from companies ranging from American Express and Google to Silicon Valley Bank and UBS. The FinTech50 winners were announced at an invitation-only event in London.
Speaking of London, Five Degrees, InvoiceSharing, Ixaris, mBank, and Trunomi will be in town next month, demonstrating their latest solutions at FinovateEurope 2015, February 10 and 11. More information on the event available here.