Finovate Alumni News– November 26, 2013

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  • Planwise integrating into Solid Earth’s real estate platform, Spring, which provides listing and tax data.
  • Forbes lists enloop as 1 of 12 business writing tools to improve business writing.
  • Finextra blogger talks peer-to-peer lending and Zopa.
  • MasterCard announces partnership with Ogone to deploy MasterPass in Europe.
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– January 7, 2013

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  • ACI Worldwide launches ACI Money Transfer System 5.0.
  • Suncorp Bank chooses FIS to manage ATM and POS transactions
  • 500Friends to integrate LoyaltyPlus platform with Bazaarvoice.
  • Financial Edge Community CU partners with SaveUp.
  • Mitek issued new patent for “Methods for Mobile Image Capture and Processing of Documents”.
  • The Financial Brand checks out the “Simple” way of banking.
  • The New York Times looks at SoMoLend’s take on crowdfunding, seeking out institutions to serve as lenders.
  • New York Times looks at Enloop’s hassle free business plan writing service.
  • The Telegraph highlights TransferWise as a cost-saving option for overseas money transfers.
  • Luxembourg’s Nordea Bank picks Temenos to standardize IT infrastructure.
  • GMC Software Technology helps Gala Bingo move to “third generation” bingo tickets.
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– December 10, 2012

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  • Xero’s new release includes new features: email templates, payments terms & outstanding statements.
  • Purchasing Insight blog features Taulia.
  • Financial Advisor Magazine considers EFL’s approach to determining risk in entrepreneurs.
  • Business Insider recommends using Enloop to help draft business plans.
  • Expensify gets a shout-out on NBC.
  • Intern Match blog suggests using planwise.
  • PC Mag recommends keeping Dashlane in your security toolkit.
  • Wipro announces launch of SmartOffers solution demoed at FinovateAsia.
  • Virtual Piggy enters into Partnership with WorldPay to further expand Virtual Piggy eCommerce service in the international marketplace.
  • Tyfone and IQT sign strategic investment and tech development deal.
  • Fenergo wins Best Customer Onboarding Solution award.
  • DeviceFidelity extends Good Vault identity and access management system to iPhones. 
  • Experian to help media giant Sky optimize customer prospect-marketing data.
  • Compass Plus earns high marks in annual PayX report.
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– November 28, 2012

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  • Payelp Global partners with SafetyPay to expand online payment options for merchants and customers worldwide.
  • Enloop releases the next generation of its business planning app to help entrepreneurs plan businesses.
  • Social Money announces launch of new product, CorePro, with a new partner, The Bancorp.
  • Tradeshift announces partnership with Verbella CMG, an SAP Content mgmt. solutions provider.
  • Anton Commissaris, a founding exec of Mint.com, joins Credit Sesame as COO.
  • Betterment enhances advice for life goals.
  • Capital Access Network names advisory board to guide launch and growth of latest offering to small businesses, CapTap.
  • CNBC reports CashStar, WEX partner to provide eGift card services.
  • New partnership with Klarna helps 3dcart reach European customers.
  • Compass Plus earns high ranking in annual PayX report.
  • AdExchanger interviews Bazaarvoice Media GM Barkow.
  • Team Bronson Moneymakers reviews Jingit.
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– May 30, 2012

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  • Startup Beat interviews CoverHound CEO, Basil Enan.
  • Acculynk and National Payments Corporation of India Announce Internet PIN Debit Partnership.
  • miiCard Launches Twitter Trust Campaign By Verifying Real Identities.
  • PaySimple Named Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner.
  • Financial Post discusses Kashoo’s mobile distribution strategy.
  • High Beam Research reports on DoughMain’s financial education pointers.
  • TechCrunch reports BOKU Scales Up, Will Power Carrier Billing For In-App Payments In The T-Mobile Mall.
  • CU Times reports MoneyDesktop Adds 17 Credit Unions as PFM Users.
  • Check Point Introduces New Security Acceleration Module with Advanced SecurityCore Technology for High Performance in Low Latency Environments.
  • CNN Money Launches New Investing Home Page with StockTwits Trending Tickers.
  • Advocate’s Studio recommends Enloop for when you need a fast business plan.
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– March 13, 2012

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  • BrightScope adds Josh Brown, financial advisor & author to advisory board.
  • AppStorm shares how Enloop can help you move your business into the VC world.
  • GigaOM rumors that PayPal will launch a mobile payment dongle to compete with Square and Intuit.
  • The Urban Twist lists HelloWallet as one of seven scorching hot tech startups in D.C.
  • INTTRA, independent transactional network for ocean freight, and Tradeshift partner to help manage ocean freight invoices.
  • Entrepreneur lists Kashoo & Xero as 2 of 4 online apps that can be handy for tax time.
  • Backbase announces most successful year to date, doubling software revenue & adding multiple tier-1 customers.
  • eToro closes $15 mil funding round led by spark capital.
  • CashStar upgrades web gifting interface.
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– December 8, 2011

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  • The Ecologist recommends Zopa as a source for a P2P loan.
  • Western Union signs agreement with InComm to expand its GoCash service.
  • TechCrunch explores enloop’s business plan creation platform.
  • Good Financial Cents reviews Prosper.
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 — Week of July 4, 2011

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Boku

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CNNMoney examined Zong’s competition with Boku. Link
BrightScope
  • The Forbes blog recommended BrightScope as a tool to check your financial advisor’s history. Link
  • The Washington Examiner discussed how BrightScope helps consumers make informed decisions about their 401(k) plan. Link
Clairmail
Clairmail increased its security by using authentication from the RSA Secured Partner Program. Link
Credit Karma
The Forbes blog recommended Credit Karma as a tool to track and monitor your credit score. Link
Credit Sesame

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The Forbes blog recommended Credit Sesame as a tool to track and monitor your credit score. Link

Dwolla
Dwolla updated its iPhone app to allow customers to send money via email. Link
Dynamics
American Banker discussed Dynamics’ adaptability to the mobile payment world. Link
Enloop
Small Biz Technology outlined three of Enloop’s features. Link
eToro
AlphaTrade Finance discussed eToro’s CopyTrader network. Link
Expensify
Expensify’s app was listed as Gearburn’s App of the WeekLink
Finsphere

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GeekWire reviewed Finsphere’s new round of $1.75 million funding. Link
Geezeo
American Banker reported that Geezeo’s partnership with Sharetec Systems will help Geezeo reach more credit unions. Link

Guardian Analytics
The Street reported that Guardian Analytics’ Anomaly Detection & Fraud Monitoring will help financial institutions meet updated FFIEC guidelines. Link

Kony Solutions
Kony Solutions announced a partnership with Donriver for the delivery of multi-channel mobile apps. Link
Mint.com
The Quickbooks blog examined Mint.com’s PFM tool. Link
Monitise Americas

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Monitise developed two banking apps designed for the iPad for NatWest and RBS. Link
PayNearMe
The Paypers interviewed Avangate and PayNearMe regarding their partnership and various future endeavors. Link
PayPal
TechCrunch speculated that eBay’s acquisition of Zong  will advance PayPal’s mobile payments. Link
ProfitStars
Credit Union Times discussed ProfitStars’ partnership with Corporate One Credit Union. Link
Prosper
The Social Lending Network reviewed Prosper’s new Quick Invest feature. Link
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Q2ebanking commented on the security implications of the new FFIEC guidelines. Link
RobotDough
The Motley Fool highlighted RobotDough as a powerful new tool for individual investors. Link
SilverTail Systems
  • Credit Union Times reported that SilverTail Systems’ capabilities enable financial institutions to comply with FFIEC guidelines. Link
  • Homeland Security Television profiled SilverTail Systems. Link

ThreatMetrix
ThreatMetrix enhanced its security in anticipation of FFIEC guidelines. Link
TradeKing
Stockbrokers4u.com analyzed TradeKing’s services. Link
Xero
Xero hired a CFO onto to its team. Link
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Yodlee
  • Yodlee released its new MoneyCenter app. Link
  • Quickbooks’ blog examined Yodlee’s PFM tool. Link
  • TechCrunch reported that Yodlee reached 30M users. Link

Alumni News — Week of June 13, 2011

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AcceptEmail
AcceptEmail partnered with WorldPay to launch an e-billing and online payment service. Link
Balance
GeekWire interviewed Balance Financial CEO, Devin Miller. Link
BancVue
BancVue executives won Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Link
BankOns
Examiner.com referred to BankOns as the new GroupOn. Link
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BillShrink
BillShrink was featured in The New York Times. Link
BrightScope
Forbes reported on BrightScope’s list of exchange-traded funds held in America’s 401k plans. Link

CheckFree
CheckFree expanded its functionality to support account-to-account and peer-to-peer transfers. Link
Clairmail

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Clairmail joined the RSA Secured Partner Program to provide secure access to mobile banking. Link
doxo
  • doxo CEO explained paperless billing in a video interview, highlighting the mobile app. Link
  • doxo was featured on the Top Productivity Apps website. Link
  • Northwest Innovation reviewed doxo’s mobile app. Link
Dwolla
TechCrunch reported that Dwolla hit a milestone of $1M in transactions per week. Link
Enloop
  • Business News Daily interviewed Enloop CEO, Cynthia McCahon, about creating a “living business plan”. Link
  • Huffington Post spotlighted Enloop. Link
eRollover
eRollover launched an online solution for financial advisors to grow practices. Link

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eWise announced its partnership with Affirmative Technologies to speed the adoption of
alternative payment methods. Link
Kiboo
Kiboo launched a public site called “Know Your Money”.  Link
Lending Club
  • Lending Club posted a video of their five-word acceptance speech at the Webby Awards. Link
  • The Wall Street Journal noted Lending Club as leading the way in P2P lending. Link
mFoundry
  • mFoundry helped Starbucks build an app for Android. Link
  • mFoundry passed the 400 customer milestone. Link
Mitek
Mitek’s mobile check deposit was cited as the number one feature that would cause you to switch banks. Link
Monitise
  • ComputerWeekly discussed the survey Monitise conducted on mobile banking. Link
  • Forbes discussed Monitises’ deal with Visa. Link
peerTransfer
  • peerTransfer is hosting a free webinar on international student payment processing this Wednesday, June 22. Link
  • peerTransfer won the Innovation Award from Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange. Link
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  • Prosper announced that it is giving away an iPad2 to new investors. Link
  • The Wall Street Journal noted Prosper as leading the way in P2P lending. Link
SafetyPay
SafetyPay was selected by BorderJump as its preferred payment solution for cross border transactions. Link
SmartyPig
Fox Business News suggested using SmartyPig.com as a tool to help “pump up” savings. Link
Tagit 
Tagit helped Commonwealth Bank launch its first mobile app. Link
ThreatMetrix
  • ThreatMetrix announced its cloud-based fraud prevention platform. Link
  • ThreatMetrix launched “ThreatMetrix Fraud Facts,” a free downloadable report. Link
Tyfone
  • Tyfone was awarded an NFC over-the-air and over-the-wire seminal patent. Link
  • American Banker reviewed Tyfone’s mobile payment patent. Link
  • NFC Rumors looked at how Tyfone uses SD cards to enable NFC transactions. Link

Alumni News — Week of June 6, 2011

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Andera
  • Andera launched FortiFI, a new fraud prevention system. Link 
  • Andera CEO Charlie Kroll discussed the release of FortiFI. Link 
ChargeSmart
  • ChargeSmart launched ChargeSmart Direct to provide customers with additional access to support staff. Link 
  • Fox Business News highlighted ChargeSmart and PlasticJungle’s gift card trading service as a way to make savings fun. Link   
Check Point Software Technologies 
Check Point announced the 2012 version of ZoneAlarm. Link 
Currensee 

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  • Forex Crunch outlined the benefits of Currensee, describing its profitability as “significantly high”. Link 
  • The Street highlighted Curensee as a startup that “rocks” the financial house. Link 
doxo
  • Chicago Tribune discussed doxo’s step toward a paperless society. Link 
  • TechCrunch & VentureBeat featured the launch of doxo’s mobile app, a mobile digital filing cabinet. Link  and Link 
  • Macworld took a closer look at doxo’s new app. Link   
Dwolla

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  • Dwolla released Grid, a feature that protects personal user information. Link 
  • The Street highlighted Dwolla as a startup that “rocks” the financial house. Link 
  • The Next Web interviewed Dwolla about its API. Link 
Enloop 
StartUp Beat profiled Enloop. Link
eWise 
eWise raised $14 million in funding. Link
Expensify 

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CNNMoney named Expensify as one of five best apps for businesses. Link
FreeMonee 
CardTrak.com examined FreeMonee’s gift network. Link
Ftrans 
Ftrans raised $650,000 in equity financing. Link
GoalMine 
GoalMine won The Core Underbanked Innovators Challenge at the 6th Annual Underbanked Financial Services Forum hosted by Core Innovation Capital. Link
Jemstep 

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Jemstep launched a new version of its service that features many improvements. Link
mFoundry 
The Washington Post reported that mFoundry’s mobile deposit service is its most requested feature. Link
Mitek
  • Mitek Systems was granted 4 more patents for its mobile deposit feature. Link 
  • Bank Technology News discussed Mitek’s new patents. Link 
Monitise
  • Monitise launched its services in India. Link 
  • The Wall Street Journal covered Monitise’s 5-year agreement with Visa. Link 
  • TechCrunch examined Monitise’s recent deal with Visa. Link  
Prosper 
Prosper raised $17.5 million in funding from investors. Link
RobotDough
The Street highlighted RobotDough as a startup that “rocks” the financial house. Link

SecondMarket 
CNBC interviewed Barry Silbert, CEO of SecondMarket, regarding its role in IPOs. Link
Silver Tail Systems 
Silver Tail Systems raised $20M in a Series B funding round. Link

Striata 
Striata partnered with POCiT to enable bill payments. Link
Sybase 
Sybase was named the most successful database software vendor in China. Link
ThreatMetrix  

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ThreatMetrix collaborated with USA ePay to provide fraud prevention to online retailers. Link
TradeKing 
TradeKing partnered with CoolTrade for automatic stock trades. Link
UBank 
UBank voiced that it will change the banking industry by using the web and mobile technology. Link
Zopa 

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BBC’s Radio 2 interviewed Zopa CEO Giles Andrews about P2P lending. Link