FinDEVr Preview: Kofax

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Kofax, a Lexmark company, will be presenting Kofax Insight, a process-intelligent and -aware platform that empowers data consumers to understand process-fidelity, regression, deviation and other action-metrics in context to their business challenges. It will focus on mortgage-borrower onboarding: SLAs, process exceptions, and artifact life cycle.

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Why it’s a must-see:

It will showcase how Kofax Insight can ingest data from a mobile device, ingest the content from the document, leverage a signature device, invoke a third-party data-call, and fetch data from a native system of record—all with no code and no third-party tools. And you’ll see all this live!


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FinDEVr Preview: Linqto

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Linqto enables customer video, audio and text communication in digital banking applications with a hosted video communication service. Learn how to leverage the Linqto Application Programming Components (APC) to build a video communication piece into your web and mobile solutions.

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Why it’s a must-see

56% of millennials are interested in having a video chat with a bank representative by accessing a link on their bank’s website, mobile or tablet application, according to the Accenture 2014 Consumer Digital Banking Survey.

Build one-to-one and many-to-many video communication into your banking apps with Linqto APCs.


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FinDEVr Preview: Deluxe

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Deluxe eChecks modernized the oldest form of non-cash payment instrument, the paper check. Deluxe will show you exactly what they are and how you can easily leverage eChecks in your application to send and/or receive hundreds or thousands of dollars in payments at a time without paying transaction fees.

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Why it’s a must-see

Financial institutions process 20 billion paper checks worth $30 trillion every year in the U.S. alone. Deluxe will show you how its eChecks combine the paper check’s most powerful payment and security features into cutting-edge technology that’s delivered electronically. It will show you the why and how to use eChecks in your app.


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FinDEVr Preview: Token

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Token will present how developers can integrate fast, secure and low-cost payments with their applications.

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Why it’s a must-see

If you are an app developer looking to add payments, and you put a great emphasis on fast access to funds, unbreakable security and exceptional customer experience, then you must attend the Token presentation.


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FinDEVr Preview: Advisor Software

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Advisor Software will present its wealth-management cloud platform, an end-to-end suite of APIs, apps and widgets that power digital investment advice and financial planning applications.

AdvisorSoftwareHomepageWhy it’s a must-see

Advisor Software has nearly 120 APIs that will power the next generation of digital wealth-management applications. Developers can tap into its APIs to build a new robo-adviser, develop investment-proposal tools for financial advisers, create financial planning and portfolio-construction applications, and more.


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FinDEVr Preview: Praesidio

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Logs are a great source of information about your application, so why are they just sitting there doing nothing? Praesidio will show you how, why, and when to collect your software’s logs for security, monitoring, and testing. Be an IT hero. Perform analytics, find anomalies, stop hackers, measure performance, and more.

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Why it’s a must-see

Modern software systems are distributed and complex. Logs are a downright awesome way to manage, monitor, and predict future behavior. Collecting logs is essential for modern cybersecurity and digital forensics. And in this presentation, you will learn everything you need to know.


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FinDEVr Preview: ScriptRock

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ScriptRock provides complete visibility into the configuration state of any IT environment. Any stakeholder—from admin to dev-ops to CIO—can use this information to quickly ensure consistency and compliance, identify misconfigurations, and painlessly scan an entire IT infrastructure for potential vulnerabilities.

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Why it’s a must-see

In an era where IT security and stability are critical in finserv, having visibility and validating what you’ve got are key to success. Previously, this task was laborious, tedious, difficult, and sometimes impossible. We’ve built a platform which handles all of it with ease, allowing you to deploy faster and safer than ever before.


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FinDEVr Preview: Backbase

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Backbase will be talking about its Digital Banking Platform and its Open Banking Marketplace. Fueled by a strong open-API strategy, Backbase’s platform gives FIs the ultimate freedom and flexibility to work with any core or third-party vendor to create a best-of-breed digital banking offering for clients.

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Why it’s a must-see

For banks: Get an open platform that is truly able to deliver a superior customer experience while providing the FI full control to manage and maintain. There’s no vendor lock-in.

For fintech companies: The option to work with many banks via the Open Banking Marketplace and making their services available within a robust platform.


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Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to register soon for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, on 6/7 October in San Francisco.

Industry news

  • SETL uses blockchain to help facilitate settlement of market transactions.
  • PaymentsViews interviews Doug Yeager, inventor of Host Card Emulation (HCE)
  • Let’s Talk Payments looks at how the financial services industry is learning to love the blockchain.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr 2015 presenters

  • Worldpay and Paymetric team up to launch integrated payments solution for international commerce.
  • Marketing Mag interviews new VP of marketing for Thinking Capital, Roshni Wijayashinha.
  • ScriptRock updates its DevOps platform with new data visualization and search.
  • Coin Telegraph talks with Fidor Bank AG Product Manager for Cryptocurrencies and Assets, Vladimir Tomic (in German).

Alumni updates

  • Giftbit earns spot in Techstars Seattle 2015 accelerator.
  • Google Cloud Platform’s customer-supplied encryption keys now available in beta.
  • Bitcoin.com ranks Blockchain.info as the most-visited website in the bitcoin ecosystem.
  • Pich Technologies launches new website.
  • SimplyTapp President Ted Fifelski quoted in Mobile Commerce Daily feature on mobile payments.
  • CopSonic wins two prizes at Innocherche Awards, is named “Favorite of the Public.”

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FinDEVr Alums Featured Among Top Hackathon Payment APIs

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Devpost, the self-described “home for hackers” formerly known as ChallengePost has released data from nearly 10,000 student programming projects that finally answers the question: When the going gets tough and the competitive coders get coding, which language do they choose?

You can find the answer to that question here—hint: rhymes with HTML/CSS—along with the full report from Devpost. JavaScript came in second, and Python in third, but what caught our eye were the top payments APIs. After more than 150 hackathons involving more than 13,000 hackers, which payment APIs were most in demand?

  1. Venmo
  2. PayPal
  3. Stripe
  4. Braintree
  5. Blockchain

It was no surprise to see Finovate and FinDEVr alums among the pack. Venmo is a Finovate alum, having demonstrated its Venmo Touch technology with Braintree at FinovateSpring 2013. And PayPal, Blockchain and Braintree all presented at the inaugural FinDEVr 2014 conference for developers in San Francisco last fall. Braintree will be back again this year for FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.

WebDevpost’s survey of student hackers is based on the 2014-2015 academic year. The data set included 13,281 student hackers from 160 student hackathons featuring 9,898 individual projects.

In a note about the report, the authors emphasized that sponsorship matters when it comes to being “the one that gets used” by builders. “If you show up and participate,” the authors wrote, “hackers will use your technology.”

paypal_logo_new“We looked at the 20 companies that sponsored two or more student hackathons in 2014 and had 50 or more overall projects tagged with their technologies,” the authors wrote. “Nineteen of those companies had a higher prevalence of tags when they sponsored, including 11 tagged more than twice as often when they sponsored.”

As ChallengePost, the platform served as a place for online competitions in general. But as the number of software and technology competitions began to grow, the company shifted direction to focus on “software-developer hackers.”

braintree_logo_new“Hackers make stuff and exhibit imagination, ingenuity, self-confidence, and a collaborative spirit,” wrote Brandon Kessler, company founder and CEO. “That’s who we are too, and we wanted to support the community around it.”

BlockChain_logoDevPost has powered more than 700 in-person hackathons, and partnered with companies like Uber, AT&T and IBM to help build developer communities. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York City. The student report was DevPost’s first, but the company plans to publish rankings periodically, and encourages hackers to tag the technologies they use.

*Post updated to add FinDEVr 2014 alum, Blockchain.


If you’re interested in learning more about the technologies engineers and developers are using to build the fintech innovations of tomorrow, join us in San Francisco, October 6-7, for FinDEVr 2015: the premier event for fintech developers.

FinDEVr 2015: First Round of Presenting Companies Revealed

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FinDEVrwithDateLast fall we held our first developer’s conference, FinDEVr San Francisco 2014, and saw an impressive showcase of APIs and SDKs from a dozens of companies. Since then, we’ve gathered feedback, tweaked the format, and recruited outstanding presenters for this year’s FinDEVr conference.

Pre-sale tickets are now on sale through the end of this week, so pick up yours today to lock in the lowest price.

We’ve been looking forward to bringing the event back to San Francisco. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the first round of 38 companies set to present at FinDEVr on 6/7 October at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center:


  • Arxan, provides application protection for mobile, desktop, embedded, and server applications
  • Avalara, creates software for automated tax compliance
  • Backbase, offers digital banking solutions
  • The Beast Apps, offers a cloud-based Financial App Store to the global financial community
  • BehavioSec, creates behavioral biometrics solutions
  • BlockCypher, provides a cloud-optimized platform to build and run block-chain applications with web APIs and callbacks
  • Braintree, a PayPal-owned company that creates payments processing and compliance APIs
  • Chain, offers a blockchain API to create frictionless and secure financial products
  • Deluxe: offers resources for small businesses and financial institutions to reach their goals
  • EVO Snap*: provides developer-friendly payment APIs and toolkits that simplify in-store, online and mobile payments
  • Fidor Bank: a German-based financial institution that offers Web 2.0 products and services to its retail and commercial clients
  • Financial Apps: helps businesses bridge the tech gap between big financial data and their customers
  • Finicity: offers an API to enable software developers to securely and easily integrate customer financial data into their apps
  • Forte: offers omnichannel payment-solutions for developers and merchants
  • Gem: provides a simple bitcoin platform for developers
  • Interxion: a European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral co-location data-center services
  • Kabbage: provides working capital online for small businesses
  • Kashoo: creates mobile cloud-accounting services and expense-management tools
  • Knox Payments: a cross-platform payments-processor that eliminates the need for ACH and credit card forms
  • Kofax: a Lexmark-owned startup that uses information-capture technology to improve business processes
  • Kontomatik: offers an API for automated, read-only access to online bank accounts of consenting individuals
  • Linqto, creates personal banker technology to enable branchless video communication with a live banker
  • Mitek: provides mobile imaging solutions and creates document-capture software
  • Moven: offers a mobile-first debit account with a focus on PFM
  • Praesidio: bridges the gap between governance and IT
  • Quisk: creates cashless, cardless, digital cash solutions
  • Spreedly: creates payment software for marketplaces and platforms
  • SnoopWall: develops counter-veillance software focused on mobile app security
  • Thomson Reuters: combines industry expertise with technology to deliver information to decision makers in professional markets
  • Wallaby: offers an online and mobile platform for maximizing credit card rewards
  • Worldpay: provides payment services for POS transactions and ecommerce retailers
  • Xignite: provides financial market data APIs for apps in the cloud
  • Yodlee: offers account-aggregation services that allow users to view all financial accounts in a single place

The full list of presenting companies will be revealed as we near the event. In the meantime, pick up your ticket now to get our discounted, pre-sale price.

Have questions about FinDEVr? Check out our FAQ near the bottom of the event page or email SanFran@FinDEVr.com.


FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 is partnered with BankersHub, fin-tech.org, and BayPay Forum.