Finovate Alumni News– November 20, 2013

  • Kabbage launches iPhone app out of test market.
  • PC Mag includes Dashlane on list of the 50 best free iPhone apps of 2013.
  • Financeit brings in $13 million in series A funding.
  • TSYS Director of Innovation Chris Colson talks about the launch of their Idea Center.
  • Intuit launches, a small business app store, and an updated QuickBooks Online API.
  • FIS to power Bharatiya Mahila Bank Ltd., the first women-focused public sector bank in India.
  • Fiserv wins top honors at Mobile Money Global and Mobile Excellence Awards with Popmoney P2P payments service.
  • TechCrunch reports that Google Wallet customers will soon have the option of physical, prepaid Wallet cards.
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.

Financeit Brings in $13 Million in Series A Funding


In 2011, Financeit began providing point-of-sale funding options for small businesses to offer their customers. Today it announced it has raised $13 million to bolster this unique business model.

Investors include:

    • TTV Capital
    • Inter-Atlantic Group
    • Second City Capital

The Toronto-based company, which has almost 3,000 merchants processing more than $500 million in loan applications on its platform in Canada, will use the funds to begin its expansion into the U.S.

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At FinovateFall 2013, Financeit launched its platform on the iPad, which enables merchants to capture customer information by photographing the customer’s drivers license using a tablet or smartphone. Check out the demo video here.

FinanceIt’s New iPad App Gives Borrowers Instant Loan Approval at the Point-of-Sale

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2013.
FinanceIt demonstrated how its technology provides consumer financing at the point-of-sale:
“FinanceIt iPad App with ID scan instant approvals and borrower facing online application form that merchant Partners can embed anywhere.”
Product Launch: January 2011
Metrics: FinanceIt has over 2,500 merchant partners who have processed over $400M in loan volume since launch. There are currently 40 employees and we have raised $8M. We are closing a $10M to $13M US expansion round this year.
Product distribution strategy: SEO, SEM, Trade Advertising, Partnerships, Sales, Business Development, & PR
HQ: Toronto, ON, Canada
Founded: January 2011
Presenting Michael Garrity (CEO), Casper Wong (COO), and Paul Sehr (CTO)
The full demo video will be available at in mid-September.

Finovate Alumni News– August 27, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFinanceIt’s split-cost marketing programs now available. Check out FinanceIt’s live demo at FinovateFall in a couple of weeks.
  • CertusBank launches new website based on Backbase Portal. Come see Backbase demo its new tech live at FinovateFall.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions partners with Nitro Mobile Solutions to integrate Cachet’s RDC platform in its mobile banking application.
  • miiCard updates its Digital ID Card. Come see miiCard’s demo at FinovateFall.
  • MasterCard appoints Raja Rajamannar Chief Marketing Officer. See MasterCard’s demo at FinovateFall 2013 in New York in September.
  • GMC Software Technology taps Scott Draeger for customer communications strategist role. Meet the GMC team at FinovateFall 2013.
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.