Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • KPMG Acquires Minority Stake in Alternative Credit Scoring Specialist, AdviceRobo.
  • Thinking Capital, National Bank Expand Funding Options for Canada’s SMEs.

Around the web

  • Australia’s business bank Tyro to offer flexible same-day settlement and payroll integration courtesy of a partnership with Xero.
  • Spreedly unveils latest version of its Account Updater solution.
  • Dwolla discontinues its last branded solution Transfer; pivots to focus on Dwolla Platform, the company’s white-label API.
  • Klarna to acquire Close Brothers Retail Finance (CBRF).
  • Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank partners with Ripple for instant settlement of cross-border money transfers.
  • WorkFusion launches Partner Portal to support rise in AI-driven automation engagements.
  • Solna launches its intelligent invoicing tool powered by credit score data.
  • Personal Capital Promotes Craig Birk to Chief Investment Officer.
  • Moody’s Analytics partners with Cortera on a small business solution.
  • Arxan launches advanced protection for client-side eeb apps.
  • Checkbook celebrates topping two million user milestone.

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

  • Xero Buys Paperless Accounting Firm Hubdoc
  • NestReady Collaborates with Alterna Savings on Home Buying Solution.
  • PayActiv Partners with ADP Marketplace.
  • IdentityMind Global to Help ZED Network MTOs Meet KYC, AML Compliance.

Around the web

  • ProfitStars to automate commercial lending for Ion Bank.
  • Fenergo earns Top Performer status in the Overall Rankings of the RegTech 2018 Report.
  • One World Identity highlights Averon as a Company to Watch in its annual report on innovations in identity and authentication. See Averon at FinovateFall 2018 in September.
  • Arxan experiences double-digit revenue growth, expands global reach.
  • Flashtalking and Neustar partner to fill the void created by the removal of DoubleClick ID.
  • Insight on Business interviews Dwolla’s Stephanie Atkin.
  • Immervox features Bluescape and CRMNext in its list of Five Companies Leading the Charge in the Changing Workplace.

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.

Dwolla Launches Start, a Pay-as-You-Go Payment Solution

Payments platform Dwolla introduced a new product plan today. It’s called Start, and it offers a white-labeled, out-of-the box way for businesses to send and receive money without a large time or money commitment.

Launching in beta today, Start will complement Dwolla’s other offerings: Scale, which provides a consistent monthly bill with a set number of transactions; and Enterprise, which the company describes as a customizable, “white-glove” approach for complex businesses. Start is differentiated from Scale and Enterprise because it does not lock businesses into contracts, nor does it require monthly minimums. Overall, the new offering helps Dwolla deliver on its commitment of “helping businesses of all sizes start and scale their growth.”

Businesses can integrate their existing app with the Start API or they can use Start’s dashboard, which does not require any coding. After signing up, businesses simply complete AML and KYC checks and can then go live after being contacted by a Dwolla representative.

The beta version of Start is currently being rolled out to select businesses. There is no word on when Dwolla will open the product for a full launch.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Dwolla offers a white-label payments API that allows firms to credit or debit any U.S. bank account the user has connected. The company integrates with Sift Science to help reduce fraud by leveraging real-time identity verification. And in May of 2017, Dwolla integrated with Plaid to instantly verify and authenticate customers’ bank accounts using tokenization.

The company most recently demoed FiSync at FinovateSpring 2015. Earlier this year, Dwolla closed a $12 million investment led by Foundry Group that brought its total funding up to $51.4 million. Last month, the company partnered with Cryptanite Blockchain Technologies to process their online payments.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Arxan Brings its App Protection Technology to Android.
  • BondIT Integrates Bond Portfolio Solution with FIIG Securities.
  • Dwolla Launches Start, a Pay-as-You-Go Payment Solution.
  • Intelligent Environments Rebrands as ieDigital.
  • Finicity Forges New Partnership with Mortgage Cadence.

Around the web

  • Low-code development specialist OutSystems launches OutSystems Sentry, a new proactive security monitoring service for the company’s PaaS clients.
  • PayPal acquires Jetlore, an AI-powered prediction engine for retailers.
  • Halma partners with OurCrowd for life protection technologies.
  • CNP Awards recognizes ThreatMetrix for ThreatMetrix ID.
  • EY names Flywire CEO Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in New England.

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

  • Entrust Datacard appoints Beth Klehr Chief Human Resources Officer.
  • Emida announces it is actively seeking partnerships with early-stage tech companies whose products and services support the Telecommunications sector.
  • AdviceRobo and Neener Analytics selected for BNP Paribas’ Plug and Play accelerator 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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Quantopian Partners with FactSet to Launch Quantopian Enterprise.

Around the web

  • Dwolla partners with Cryptanite Blockchain Technologies to enable the firm’s ChargaCard payment app to process online payments.
  • The Paypers interviews Maxim Yevdokimov, Head of Mobile and Digital Strategy at Tinkoff Bank Maxim.
  • Fortytwo Data appoints machine learning expert Luca Primerano as Chief AI Officer.
  • Radius partners with Leadspace to deliver a go-to-market platform with data, artificial intelligence and integrations at its core.
  • NCR names Michael Hayford Chief Executive Officer, Frank Martire Executive Chairman, and Bill Nuti Chairman Emeritus.
  • BBVA issues loan using the blockchain.
  • ACH Alert launches PRO-TECH RT and PRO-TECH CR.

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

  • BeSmartee Integrates with FormFree’s AccountChek Asset Verification Service.
  • 280 CapMarkets Unveils 280 Advisor Services.
  • Quovo Unveils New Solutions for Loan Originators and Servicers.

Around the web

  • cyberProductivity joins DBS Accelerator in Hong Kong.
  • PayPal, Safaricom, and TransferTo team up to make it easier for Kenyans to transfer money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts.
  • Former Goldman Sachs executive, Michelle Gill, named new SoFi CFO.
  • Bpm’online partners with ChessIT for smart CRM and business processes.
  • Dwolla enhances Transport Layer Security.
  • Baker Hill updates NextGen Omni-Channel Marketing to include P2P normative analysis to identify the most profitable cross-sell opportunities.

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

  • Privakey Launches Free Cloud Authentication Service.
  • Ellie Mae to Power Delivery of Loan Data and Documents for Pacific Union.
  • Australia’s Business Only Challenger Bank Tyro Launches Tap & Save.

Around the web

  • Pockitapp partners with Dwolla for banking integration.
  • Singapore Business Review names Turnkey Lender and Bambu among Singapore’s hottest startups.

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.

Dwolla Lands $12 Million

In a short, three-sentence blog post, Dwolla CEO Ben Milne announced that the company closed a $12 million round of funding. The investment, which brings the Iowa-based company’s total to $51.4 million, was led by Foundry Group with participation from Union Square Ventures, Next Level Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, High Alpha, and Firebrand– all existing investors.

The funds will be used to support the financial platform’s growing capital requirements and to expand its team. Founded in 2008, Dwolla is growing. “We have more than 40 openings to fill this year,” Milne noted in his blog post announcing the funding. “As we build our team, we do so knowing that the best teams are built by the inclusion of diverse ideas, experiences, and people,” he added.

Dwolla offers a white-label payments API that allows firms to credit or debit any U.S. bank account the user has connected. The company integrates with Sift Science to offer real-time identity verification to help reduce fraud. And in May of 2017, Dwolla integrated with Plaid to instantly verify and authenticate customers’ bank accounts using tokenization.

Dwolla, which most recently demoed FiSync at FinovateSpring 2015, is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Last summer, the company added a multi-user feature to its Access API dashboard. In January, Dwolla began powering identity verification for Yahoo!’s Tanda savings app.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Dwolla Lands $12 Million.
  • Larky Deepens Partnership with Core Processing Solutions Provider Sharetec.
  • Stash Raises $37.5 Million, Launches Custodial Accounts.
  • NetGuardians Inks Agreement with FirstOntario Credit Union.

Around the web

  • InComm subsidiary On-Line Strategies launches partnership with National Bankcard Services to enable prepaid at the gas pump.
  • Neustar expands its DDoS mitigation defense network in EMEA.

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.