Finovate Alumni News


  • Bitcoin-based P2P Lending Platform Bitbond Raises $670,000
  • WePay Closes $40 Million Series D Round Led by FTV Capital
  • Misys Launches FusionBanking Essence Islamic

Around the web

  • SEKUR Me debuts Apple Pay for online purchases featuring universal buy-button and one-click mobile payments.
  • Intuit launches Sync with PayPal to help SMBs simplify tasks with QuickBooks online data-integrations.
  • LifePay announces plans to expand into Southeast Asia in wake of ipoxPro acquisition.
  • The Guardian highlights Azimo as a “well-established” alternative to banks regarding money-transfer overseas.
  • NYSE’s new Bitcoin Index is powered by Coinbase.
  • Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union to deploy online- and mobile-banking solutions from Digital Insight.
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union adds processing and additional solutions from Fiserv.
  • Community Banks and Credit Unions go live with Touch ID in mobile banking through Malauzai Software.
  • Arxan appoints Sam Rehman as chief technology officer.
  • Nerdwallet features Seattle-based Lighter Capital.
  • Bankless Times talks with Brock Blake, Lendio CEO, about the company’s success.
  • PayNearMe to offer its cash payment service to Telinta’s service-provider customers.

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.

Digital Insight Previews its Mobile Banking App with Beacons

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2015.

DigitalInsightLogoDigital Insight is demonstrating how it incorporated beacon technology into its mobile banking app.

Digital Insight is illustrating the use of beacons within its mobile banking app. Digital Insight is designing more personalized, relevant, and contextual experiences based on knowledge of a user’s location. Beacons are one way of using the context of location to better tailor a user’s experience in banking branches and give financial institutions additional data on their customers to engage with them more effectively and offer them the right products and services.

Presenters: Marshall Yuan, senior product manager; Ronald Yeung, engineering lead



Product Launch: Digital Insight has conducted a pilot with one financial institution. Based on what is learned from the pilot, Digital Insight will expand the availability to other financial institutions later in the year.

Metrics: Digital Insight has a customer base of approximately 900 financial institutions; end users number 12M online banking and nearly 4.8M mobile banking. Digital Insight was acquired by NCR (NYSE: NCR) in January 2014.
Product distribution strategy: Through financial institutions

HQ: Redwood City, California
Founded: July 1995
Twitter: @Digital_Insight

Finovate Alumni News

Around the web

  • itBit wins New York State Trust Company charter. See itBit at FinovateSpring 2015 next week.
  • PC Magazine features Arxan Technologies in a column on security and the “internet of things.”
  • London Evening Standard highlights TransferWise in its tribute to the young unicorns of London’s Silicon Circles.
  • looks at Lending Club and sees good things for the P2P marketplace.
  • NuMARK Credit Union deploys digital banking solutions powered by Digital Insight.

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


Around the web

  • Wallaby Financial partners with NXT-ID to bring Wocket Smart Wallet to Wallaby customers.
  • Asseco SEE teams up with UniCredit CEE to launch its fully native new generation tablet banking solution in six Eastern European countries.
  • Nomis Solutions taps Michael DeGusta as vice president and chief architect.
  • Service Credit Union offers mobile banking services with Touch ID, courtesy of pilot program run by Digital Insight.
  • Financeit partners with eOriginal Inc., bringing eSignature technology to Financeit customers.
  • Studio Movie Grill launches digital gift cards powered by CashStar.
  • Banking Exchange column on real-time payments in the U.S. features FIS, Dwolla, and Ripple.
  • Zopa to help provide financing for Uber drivers looking to buy their cars, rather than rent them.
  • American Banker features LendKey. Check them out at FinovateSpring next week in San Jose.
  • American Banker reports that partnerships fuel Lending Club’s unexpectedly fast growth.
  • BizEquity launches new ‘Adviser Office’ service.
  • Pepperi partners with Xero to extend cloud accounting with mobile sales automation.

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


Around the web

  • Digital Insight to provide Touch ID functionality in mobile banking apps.
  • Coinbase unveils its bitcoin exchange and wallet service in the U.K.
  • The Currency Cloud appoints former Deutsche Bank CIO, Mitchel Lenson, to non-executive director.
  • Green Dot Bank chooses MasterCard as its transaction processor and network gateway.
  • Columbia Bank picks Fiserv DNA for its account-processing platform.
  • The Finanser interviews CEO and co-founder of Ripple Labs, Chris Larsen.
  • AMP Credit Tech launches Amplifi Capital to directly finance unsecured loans to under-served small businesses in the U.K.
  • Expensify debuts new automatic statement-reporting feature.
  • ComputerWorld: SocietyOne makes case for peer-to-peer lending.

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.


FinovateSpring 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 5


FinovateSpring’s 72 fintech innovators have 3 weeks left to perfect their live demos before debuting their new technology on stage 12/13 May in San Jose, Calif. That means there’s still some time left for you to pick up a ticket and take a closer look at the types of technology you’ll see demonstrated live at San Jose’s City National Civic.

Today, we’re featuring seven companies:

Check out the previous installments of our Sneak Peek series below. And stayed tuned for Part 6 on Thursday:

DarcMatterLogoDarcMatter is an online platform solving inefficiencies in the alternative-investments market through enhanced capital connectivity, data-driven investing, and advanced syndication.


  • Institutional-level access to prescreened and compliant alternative investments
  • Issuers are empowered to raise capital on their own
  • Over $100 billion of investor capital

Why it’s great
DarcMatter provides an infrastructure for the alternatives market and enhances the capital process from start to finish.


Sang Lee, CEO & Founder
Formerly an investment banker in the energy field at WestLB and BNP Paribas, Lee has accrued a wealth of expertise in financial regulation, business, and financial structuring.


DarcMatterPresenter2Stan Solodkyy, CTO
Solodkyy has experience from integration of financial institutions with the SWIFT network to providing software consultancy to world-leading brands.


DigitalInsightLogoDigital Insight will illustrate the use of beacons within its mobile banking app, creating a more personal, relevant, and contextual experience based on a user’s location.


  • Personalizes a user’s experience in banking branches
  • Provides financial institutions relevant, timely information to engage with users more effectively

Why it’s great
Digital Insight is designing more personal, relevant, and contextual experiences based on knowing a user’s location.


Marshall Yuan, Senior Product Manager, DI Labs
Yuan is senior product manager at DI Labs where he leads experimentation in new solutions to help financial institutions engage and delight their end users.

DIPresenter2Ronald Leung, Engineering Lead, DI Labs
Leung is the engineering lead at DI Labs where he has been working with financial institutions to build innovative solutions and user experiences.



EmailageLogoEmailage uses email as a key data-element for detecting fraud trends across industries and regions. Emailage’s machine-learning algorithms detect fraud in real time.


  • Analyze any email address on any web site
  • 90% confirmed fraud has not been previously detected
  • Real-time fraud score based on current trends

Why it’s great
No sensitive, transactional data is ever shared or stored by Emailage. It requires only an email address to provide an extremely precise risk assessment.


Amador Testa, Chief Product Officer
Testa is Emailage’s CPO and has 15 years experience in financial fraud prevention. Prior to Emailage, Amador was a leader for AMEX and Citigroup.


HedgeableLogoHedgeable is a robo-adviser on steroids.


  • Advanced portfolio customization and sophistication
  • Downside risk protection
  • Access to alternatives

Why it’s great
First generation robo-advisers are cookie-cutter, like Altavista; Hedgeable is innovating like Google.


Matthew Kane, Co-founder & Chief Ninja
Kane is co-founder and CTO of Hedgeable where he leads all product, design, UI/UX, development, and strategy initiatives.

HedgeablePresenter2Michael Kane, Co-founder & Head Sensei
Kane is co-founder and CEO of Hedgeable where he leads all investment-management and business-development duties. Previously at Bridgewater Associates.



MovenLogo2015Moven is a disruptive digital experience and debit card designed to provide real-time feedback so users can build better money habits and save more.


  • Frictionless account onboarding with incremental prospecting
  • A real-time financial wellness experience driving customer engagement
  • A global, agile, and scalable platform for international banks

Why it’s great
Moven has created real-time, contextualized notifications to gamify savings and create a behaviorally driven experience that goes beyond traditional goal-based paradigms.


Brett King, CEO, Founder
King is an Amazon best-selling author, well-known industry commentator, host of the BREAKING BANK$ radio show and founder of revolutionary mobile-based banking service Moven.

MovenPresenter2Alex Sion, President, Co-founder
Sion is President of Moven and an adviser on digital strategy and disruption to global financial leaders such as HSBC, Citi, and Barclays.




RAGE Frameworks’ LiveCredit is a flexible, scalable origination and servicing solution that enables the design and launch of any financing product, end-to-end, from origination to underwriting to booking and service.


  • Dynamic Product Configurator enables new products without custom coding
  • Scalable origination and servicing
  • Enables flexible financing, accounting and compliance

Why it’s great
Its framework-based approach empowers unprecedented flexibility and market-leading, time-to-market deployment.


Nick Adams, Vice President, Risk Solutions
Adams runs business development for LiveCredit and is a 10+ year veteran of startups and multinational companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and an MBA in finance from Northeastern.

RagePresenter2Aashish Mehta, SVP, Business Banking Solutions
Mehta is responsible for all LiveCredit business operations. He sits on the management team and has been with RAGE for nearly 10 years.



ShoeboxedLogoShoeboxed is launching the next banking standard. The pioneers in email and mobile receipt-capture now open the door to receipt data for financial institutions.


  • Automated receipt-capture for consumers and small businesses
  • Item-level extraction of purchase details
  • Turnkey implementation for financial institutions

Why it’s great
Receipt-capture is becoming a standard banking feature, giving access to previously unattainable data.


Tobi Walter, COO, Co-founder
An investment banker-turned-entrepreneur, COO Walter oversees the business and corporate development efforts of Shoeboxed.

ShoeboxedPresenter2Alex Anderson, Business Development Manager
Anderson oversees the planning and implementation of strategic banking and accounting partnerships.


Finovate Alumni News


  • Prosper Pulls in $165 Million in Funding, Boosting Valuation to $1.9 Billion

Around the web

  • Digital Insight releases Android smartwatch functionality with Wright-Patt Credit Union.
  • Australian Banking Finance features Avoka CEO Derek Corcoran.
  • Louisville business blog features Onovative. Catch them at FinovateSpring 12/13 May 2015.
  • MX releases first look at its AppleWatch.
  • Linqto’s Personal Banker receives Overall Most Innovative Award in Barlow Research Associates’ 2015 Monarch Awards for in business banking.

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


  • Finovate Debuts: PhotoPay’s BlinkOCR Recognizes Data by Context.
  • Finovate Alums Win Gold, Silver, and Bronze at PYMNTS Innovation Awards 2015.

Around the Web:

  • PYMNTS interviews DealStruck CEO & Co-founder about how the startup works with traditional banks. Come see DealStruck demo at FinovateSpring 2015.
  • BBC News features BehavioSec’s behavioral biometrics security.
  • iZettle integrates with Xero to keep business’ sales, VAT, deposits & processing fees updated with accounting.
  • Consumers Credit Union deploys online, mobile, and tablet banking solutions from Digital Insight.
  • Arxan Technologies earns finalist spot in Info Security Product Guide’s Annual 2015 Global Excellence Awards.
  • Gartner’s CRM Vendor Guide 2015 features Comarch.
  • Robb Gaynor, chief product officer for Malauzai Software, talks about plans for an Apple Watch app. See Malauzai demo its technology in San Jose at FinovateSpring 2015.
  • True Potential launches True Potential One to help investors consolidate and simplify their finances.
  • The Economic Times feature on mobile banking quotes CEO Adhil Shetty.
  • Dealstruck appoints Ryan Campbell as Vice President of Sales.
  • Quantopian-supported research to be published in Stocks & Commodities magazine.
  • Oink featured on NBC 24 Today’s Money Monday program

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.

Alumni News: March 10, 2015


  • CoverHound Raises $14 Million in Series B
  • Mambu partners with NCC Group, adding assurance solution, SaaS Assured.
  • Check out our interview with co-founder, Daniel Abrahams.
  • Fiserv makes The Card Collection available to FIs to help accelerate transition to EMV chip cards.
  • Nashville Post reports on iQuantifi and its participation in the Plug and Play accelerator program this spring.
  • All ten of the top apps in U.S. News & World Report’s review of credit union apps were built by Digital Insight.
  • A look at technology in Kansas City features insights from EyeVerify CEO and founder Toby Rush.
  • Rippleshot and BioCatch earn finalist spots in MRC METAwards.
  • Gartner positions MicroStrategy in the “Leader” quadrant of the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report for eight years in a row.
  • Finovate Debuts: ebankIT’s Solutions Tap into Wearables and Augmented Reality

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.

Alumni News: March 6, 2015

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker: Qapital the first nonbank in the U.S. to go live with Social Money’s CorePro API.
  • Finovate Debuts: Quantitative Credit Research Helps Lenders Understand Economic Risks.
  • PayPal buys CyActive, an Israeli cyber-security company.
  • Community & Southern Bank to deploy digital banking solutions from Digital Insight.
  • BioCatch launches its new account-fraud-detection solution.
  • appoints Sheela Zemlin to SVP of Sales and Customer Success.
  • MasterCard and Microsoft partner to encourage financial inclusion in Mexico.
  • Temenos acquires Multifonds, an international fund administration software provider.
  • SecondMarket among bidders in U.S. government’s third Silk Road bitcoin auction.
  • Listen to Tradier CEO Dan Raju on Money Talk with Jesse Torres.
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.