Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “TransferWise Lands $26 Million, Crossing into Unicorn Territory”
  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence”
  • “Dashlane’s $22.5 Million in New Funding Comes with a Strategic Partner”
  • “Mitek and Avoka Team Up to Provide New Mobile Onboarding Solution”
  • “A Double-Edged Sword: Prosper Increases Rates to Attract Lenders”

Around the web

  • Lendio partners with GoDaddy marketplace to offer small business owners access to working capital.
  • Misys to integrate its FusionBanking Loan IQ technology with Debtdomain from Ipreo.
  • iSignthis announces pilot agreement with iFOREX.
  • CSI globalVCard teams up with MacNair Travel Management to develop a payment solution for travel managers and procurement professionals.
  • NuData Security partners with the National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association (NAORCA).

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.

Dashlane Brings on Former Fab.com CFO

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LapterPassword management platform Dashlane hired a new CFO, David Lapter (pictured). Lapter began his career at a strategy firm, then worked as an associate at Upfront Ventures. He has served the role of CFO for multiple companies, including Fab.com and Makerspace.

Last month, Dashlane partnered with Yubico to become the first password manager to support the FIDO Alliance’s Universal Second Factor for two-factor authentication.

Earlier this year, the New York-based company completely revamped its platform to offer a more organized and consistent look-and-feel across multiple channels. In addition to those updates, Dashlane added international support, making it available in seven languages.

Dashlane made its international debut at FinovateEurope 2013. Emmanuel Schalit is CEO.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Dashlane Brings on Former Fab.com CFO”
  • Check out this week’s “FinDEVr APIntelligence”

Around the web

  • ACI Worldwide teams up with Verifone to provide European food retailer Auchan Group with a pan-European card payments platform.
  • Misys earns 2016 Excellence Award for Transformational Client Engagement at the Global Summit on Customer Engagement.
  • PYMNTS.co takes a look at App Annie and its recent acquisition of AppScotch.
  • Geezeo announces partnership with King Fish Media.
  • MicroStrategy launches version 10.3 of its enterprise analytics platform, MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise.
  • Markit acquires credit default swap (CDS) pricing service from Fitch Solutions.
  • Money Summit interviews Mohamed Khalis, Moven’s head of product, data and marketing, in a discussion on UX.
  • Ignite Sales and Central Bancompany are recognized as award finalists at The Best of FinXTech Awards.

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

  • “Hedgeable Helps Investors Add Venture Capital Exposure with New Fund”
  • “Finovate Debuts: Ledger’s Blue Smartcard Mitigates Phishing & Malware Attacks”

Around the web

  • Ripple reports that banks can save more than 40% on payments by using distributed ledger technology.
  • PFM technology from Geezeo now available to customers of Access Softek, courtesy of new partnership.
  • Concur Technologies teams up with CTI, a travel management specialist.
  • Dashlane adds YubiKey support.
  • Nerdwallet profiles robo-advisors Betterment and Wealthfront.
  • ThetaRay launches its Detection Center, the “visual results module,” for its new UI.
  • Britain’s Bank Leumi to deploy e-banking technology from Infosys Finacle.
  • Cortera releases 10 new modeling-attribute families to help commercial lenders improve their risk and response analytics.
  • Kasasa enhances online marketing platform FIRSTBranch to improve the UX by creating a website that drives traffic online and in-branch.
  • The Australian Business Review features SocietyOne.
  • The New York Times publishes extensive feature on Kensho.

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

  • “Best of Show Winner DriveWealth Inks New Partnership with Stoxs”
  • CopSonic and Natixis Team Up to Launch UltraSound Payment Solution, SwipeSonic”
  • PayPal Unveils Carrier Partnerships, NFC Payment Capability”

Around the web

  • LockByMobile is working with Visa APIs to enhance consumer transaction controls.
  • Kasasa launches new auto loan direct marketing program, Kasasa Fuel.
  • GMC Software teams up with SundaySky to improve customer experiences via video.
  • Fiserv announces that 25 credit unions have committed to CUnify, its account processing platform.
  • Corezoid is among the first Ukranian startups to participate at Startup Grind (in Ukranian).
  • Xero teams up with Google, bringing gmail and Google Apps for Work to its platform.
  • Dashlane web engineer Thomas Guillory explains why his company is building its next web app using React.js.
  • FirstBank to deploy Transakt, a multi-factor authentication technology from Entersekt.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Dashlane Achieves New Year’s Resolution: More Organized, Now Speaks 7 Languages

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Password manager and digital wallet startup Dashlane launched a completely redesigned platform this week.

Dashlane offers a freemium password manager that automatically logs in to your accounts with a single password. It also provides one-click autofill for web and mobile forms, and a digital wallet that saves payment information and receipts.

Here’s the new look, a consistent user experience across all platforms and operating systems.

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The redesign also makes it easier to see passwords, notes, personal information, IDs and receipts by using a grid view, better labeling, and sorting capability.

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While Dashlane already operates in 200 countries, it furthered its global ambitions by adding support for 600+ international banks to its payments options and is available in five more languages:

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Dashlane made its international debut at FinovateEurope 2013.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com 

  • Dashlane Achieves New Year’s Resolution: More Organized, Now Speaks 7 Languages.

Around the web

  • eWeek quotes Arxan CMO Patrick Kehoe on the problem of app security on health and finance apps.
  • Diebold introduces mobile, contactless, self-checkout technology.
  • Acculynk CEO Ashish Bahl talks about the growth of direct-to-debit card payments.
  • Pymnts interviews Moven President Alex Sion on what to expect in digital banking in 2016.

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

  • “Behalf Closes $119 Million Series D”
  • “Neon Release Adds Touch ID and Enhanced Notifications to Oink 2.0″
  • “ShopKeep Rings Up $60 Million Investment”

Around the web

  • Citibank India and MasterCard launch digital wallet, Citi MasterPass, in India.
  • This is Money features TransferWise in a look at the lack of transparency in exchange fees.
  • LoanNow earns #4 spot in Orange County Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Orange County 2015” roster.
  • PYMNTS looks at how PayPal’s Paydiant is powering Subway’s mobile-payments app.
  • Payments Views talks with Doug Yeager, HCE inventor and CEO of SimplyTapp, in its latest podcast.
  • Expensify launches New Investment Fund, Expensify Ventures, for fintech startups.
  • American Banker considers how banks are using startups such as Social Money and Qapital to bolster their offerings.
  • Dashlane launches One-Tap Password Changer for Apple Watch and iPhone.
  • John Hancock Retirement Plan Services now offers Morningstar’s HelloWallet financial wellness tool to plan-sponsors on its Total Retirement Solution platform.
  • Arroweye Solutions to provide EMV Credit and Debit Cards for Mountain America Credit Union.
  • TechCrunch: Betterment tops 100,000 customers and $2.5 billion AUM.
  • Taulia reports record revenue and ten customer wins for Q2 2015.
  • Mobile Payments Today looks at InComm’s drive to bring open-loop prepaid to mobile wallets.

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.

 

Dashlane Integrates Samsung Biometric Technology in Android App Upgrade

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In integrating Samsung’s fingerprint biometric technology to its Android app, Dashlane’s password-management platform can now be used with all Samsung devices, including Galaxy S6 and S5, Note 4, and Note Edge.

Download the upgraded app here.

The decision to focus on the Android ecosystem was no accident. Dashlane’s platform has been iOS compatible since late May 2015, and company CEO Emmanuel Schalit said the company had been planning to focus on a version for Android users as soon as possible. “The adoption of biometric technology in the Android ecosystem is just the latest example of our aggressive product roadmap,” Schalit said. “We made a strategic decision, after closing our B round twelve months ago, to put as many resources into product development as possible.”

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From left: Dashlane’s Nishant Mani, VP of partnerships and marketing, and CEO Emmanuel Schalit presented at FinovateEurope 2013 in London.

Interestingly, company CEO Schalit has written critically about the reliance on biometric technology, pointing out in a spring column that “unlike passwords, biometric data that has been stolen cannot be changed.” On the other hand, Anna Drennan, product marketing manager, this week suggested on the Dashlane blog that the combination of passwords and biometric authentication was a winning solution for Dashlane’s more than 2 million users.

Dashlane enables consumers to store passwords, credit cards, and digital wallets in one secure location. Logging in and accessing websites is faster and easier with Dashlane, and the technology can be used to make secure online payments while on the go. The platform is free to use, with a premium version available for $40 a year that adds cross-device syncing, secure cloud backup, and enhanced support.

Founded in 2009 by Bernard Liautaud, Dashlane has offices in both New York City, and Paris, France. The company has raised more than $30 million in funding, and includes Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, and Rho Ventures, among its investors. Dashlane demonstrated its password-management platform at FinovateEurope 2013 in London.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Dashlane Integrates Samsung Biometric Technology in Android App Upgrade”
  • “Revolut Launches to Public, Announces $2.3 Million in Funding”

Around the web

  • PYMNTS looks at OnDeck’s record-breaking quarter.
  • Red Herring names Kabbage a Top 100 Private Company.
  • Geezeo to power BankMobile’s PFM.
  • Alpha Payments Cloud using Snapcard to enable AlphaHub users to accept Bitcoin payments.
  • PrivatBank to offer remittance services courtesy of TransferWise.
  • StockViews earns a spot in the 2015 Startupbootcamp FinTech London cohort.
  • ING Bank Slaski launches ING Business for Apple Watch app powered by Comarch Mobile Banking.
  • Caltech Letter interviews Financeit CEO Michael Garrity.
  • The Indian Express profiles the biometric authentication technology of EyeVerify.
  • Aragon Research names eSignLive by Silanis Technology as a “Hot Vendor” in digital transaction management (DTM).
  • peerTransfer petitions Chinese government to open office in Shanghai.
  • The Independent looks at the IPO plans of Fenergo in light of the company’s recent funding.
  • Investment News highlights Vanguard, Wealthfront, and Betterment in a look at how much money is being managed by robo-advisors.
  • Spreedly surpasses $1 billion in annual payment volume. Come see Spreedly at FinDEVr, 6/7 October in San Francisco.
  • Expensify integrates with Workato to connect it with more than 50 business apps.
  • CheckPoint’s ZoneAlarm Launches Windows 10 Compatible Antivirus Software for Consumers.
  • The Mifos Initiative joins The Open Source Initiative, a global nonprofit that promotes and protects open source software, development and communities. Check out Mifos at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco, 6/7 October.
  • Stuart Frankel of Narrative Science earns a spot on Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50.
  • USA Today column on personal finance for millennials features Kai Stinchcombe, CEO and co-founder of True Link.
  • Business Insider includes Lending Club and Coinbase in its list of the seven hottest startups in Silicon Valley.
  • Blooom and Future Advisor are profiled in a Forbes column on making the most out of your 401(k).

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.