Finovate Alumni News– September 13, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgTradeKing wins FINRA approval for acquisition of GAIN Securities.
  • Numbrs AG earns $3.8M in funding from parent Centralway.
  • Interactions, LearnVest, mBank & Accenture, Mitek, Money Desktop, Motif Investing, TipRanks, and Yodlee pick up Best of Show awards at FinovateFall 2013.
  • InComm, in partnership with CVS/pharmacy wins Best Third-Party Card Retailer Award.
  • Standard Distributing and Other Side Produce select eDeposit as their web and mobile payment solution.
  • Emida launches new smartphone POS app, available worldwide.
  • IDology launches ExpectID Global, an international expansion of its solution.
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, Narrative Science Graduate from Fintech Innovation Labs

A pair of Finovate alumni were among the companies to graduate from the Fintech Innovations Labs this summer: Dashlane and Narrative Science.

The FinTech Innovation Labs are a two-month long mentoring program developed by the Partnership Fund for New York City and Accenture. The program ends with a “Demo Day” presentation that gives participating companies the opportunity to show their technologies to financial industry decision-makers. More than 100 companies applied to this year’s program, of which six were selected. Read more about the Innovation Labs in our coverage here.

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Dashlane is the developer of a password management and digital wallet technology that provides instant checkout, login, and form-filling for consumers on any website. The technology is also device-agnostic, and works without any need for integration or setup on the part of the merchant or website. Read our review of the latest version of Dashlane (Dashlane 2.0) here.

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Narrative Science came with Quill, its artificial intelligence engine that turns reams of data into readable English text. The finished product is designed to be virtually indistinguishable from human-generated copy and is produced in significantly less time. 
Quill is currently being piloted by several banks according to Narrative Science’s CTO. We recently wrote about the company’s partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel.
FinTech Innovation Labs began in 2010, and have the support of financial services companies ranging from American Express to UBS. Also among the program’s supporters are venture capital firms such as Bain Capital Ventures and Warburg Pincus. A similar event is held in London and, this year, also included Finovate alumni among the companies winning spots in the program. Read more about the Fintech Innovation Labs in London here.
Dashlane demoed their technology as part of the FinovateEurope 2013 show back in February. See its presentation here. Narrative Science presented Quill during the FinovateSpring 2013 show in May. See Quill in action here.

Finovate Alumni News– July 11, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNetbanker walks through Moven’s invite and application process.
  • SumUp to participate in the Visa Ready program to prepare their mobile acceptance software and hardware tested and approved for use by Visa.
  • Linkable Networks partners with 4INFO, a mobile ad tech company, to provide consumers with access to card-linked offers via mobile devices.
  • Metaforic releases Metaforic WhiteBox, a secure cryptography solution for Mobile Financial, Conditional Access, BYOD and Embedded Communications and payments.
  • Merchant Customer Exchange chooses FIS to power real-time, mobile commerce payment network.
  • Finovate alum Braintree highlighted in coverage of MobileBeat 2013.
  • Financial Post takes a look at “do-it-yourself hedge fund site” Quantopian.
  • Allied Payment Network and Malauzai Software team up to provide PicturePay as stand-alone mobile bill pay solution.
  • Dashlane and Narrative Science graduate from FinTech Innovation Lab after participating in “Demo Day”.
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, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgCentral Intelligence Agency takes an actionable interest in Narrative Science.
  • IT operations management company Boundary touts its relationship with CurrencyFair.
  • Backbase CEO and co-founder Jouk Pleiter warns that bank customers are “no longer content to do the groundwork.”
  • Mercator Advisory Group analyst takes a look at TSYS’s proposed acquisition of NetSpend.
  • Mitek, LendUp, & Fuze Network dubbed runners up in 3rd Annual Core Innovators Mega Challenge.
  • TIO Networks announces strategic relationship with Aio Wireless.
  • Stockr wins Vator Splash LA startup competition, crowned most exciting company.
  • BankersLab launches Bank-it: Credit Edition.
  • Personal Capital to establish a Denver office and hire 100 financial advisers.
  • Business Insider interviews Braintree CEO, Bill Ready.

<div 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.