Finovate Alumni News– July 29, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgJilliene Helman, CEO and co-founder of Realty Mogultalks crowdfunding and real estate in NAWRB’s N Magazine.
  • Bazaarvoice CEO Stephen Collins writes about why Big Data needs big problems.
  • Finect’s Jennifer Openshaw talks about social media and the coming deluge of hedge fund advertising.
  • Total Payments features Moven founder, Brett King, as he discusses the future of banking and payments.
  • Bank Innovation looks at Moven, Simple, GoBank, and the decline of personal checks.
  • TechPost considers the success Lending Club, SocietyOne, and Zopa have had implementing P2P lending platforms.
  • American Banker reports ID Analytics announces updated ID fraud software, ID Score.
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– July 26, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgApp advice features BillGuard as the best iPhone app of the day.
  • Silicon Prairie News features D3 Banking (formerly Lodo Software) as 1 of 50 companies to follow on Twitter.
  • Finect’s social media platform adopted by Houston-based Chilton Capital Management. See the company’s demo at FinovateFall in September.
  • Bank Innovation reports that username and password are coming soon for Moven’s iPhone app.
  • Datamation takes a look at MicroStrategy’s approach to virtualizing their data centers.
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– July 12, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMeniga raises $6.5 million (€5 million) to further develop PFM and online banking.
  • ERN Global raises $1.6 million in seed funding.
  • Lighter Capital extends revenue-based financing to Canadian small businesses. Come see Lighter Capital’s demo at FinovateFall.
  • Bank Innovation reports on the GoBank rollout.
  • Finect president Jennifer Openshaw sourced in USA Today column on SEC’s decision to end the ban on hedge fund advertising.
  • Tinkoff Credit Systems chooses DataSpace for data center facilities and services support. Meet Tinkoff Credit Systems at FinovateFall in New York.
  • Temenos launches SocialComply to help banks go social.
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– June 26, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgWalmart names InComm supplier of the year.
  • Crawford Technologies announces new partnership with Striata.
  • American Banker reports: Q2ebanking to Resell Andera Software.
  • SumUp launches plug and play POS tech.
  • Banno names Ben Metz as CTO.
  • Receivable Exchange closes $10M funding round led by current investors.
  • GoBank goes live, mobile banking app available on iOS.
  • Newfination interviews Sasha Orloff, CEO of LendUp.
  • IntelliResponse adds VOICES to virtual agent technology.
  • Lloyds Bank partners with Monitise to develop a suite of mobile card acceptance solutions for micro-merchants, start-ups and small business owners.
  • LICUOS wins Innotribe Startup Disrupt competition at Next Bank Madrid.
  • Realty Mogul tops $2 million raised one month after reaching $1 million raised mark.
  • Finect advises FIs not to panic when it comes to spot checks from FINRA.
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– June 13, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgZopa Safeguard now has 15,000 users and has had £16m lent on platform. Zopa reaches £300m in money lent to borrowers in the UK.
  • Bank Innovation reports: Cardlytics Has 33 Million Active Users at 400 Banks.
  • Inc. Magazine creates infographic of how to select the right crowdfunding platform. Bolstr and SeedInvest among choices.
  • CommunityLend’s FinanceIt partners with Pivotal Payments, a credit card payment processing company, to enable merchants to process loans directly at the POS.
  • Capital Access Network opens new facility in Lindora, Costa Rica to support growth.
  • Finect president Jennifer Openshaw talks networking for financial professionals on MarketWatch Radio.
  • Street Fight Mag includes Placecast among its “5 Tools for Point of Interest Geo-Targeting”.
  • TransferWise launches GetPaid to make it easier to get compensated when working with international clients and partners.
  • Developer Tech features Keynote Systems’ CEO Umang Gupta.
  • Point of Sale highlights Finovate alumni Flint Mobile and PayPal.
  • Social Trading Guru reviews ayondo 3.0.
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.

Go Social: Finect Introduces its Online Social Network for the Financial Industry

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Coming to the stage next is Finect, the online social network for financial advisors, asset managers, investors, and other industry professionals.
“The first social network focused solely on the needs of the industry features:
  • Professional Verification – the only network to check credentials and raise the quality of the network
  • Groups – the ability to create public or private groups to update customers or employees instantly or build brand and awareness with prospective clients
  • One-Stop Social Communications – post once and share content with many (LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Social Products – investment products that can now be followed for real-time alerts and community opinions
  • Compliance – full permissions, content controls, archiving, and reporting for compliance officers and marketers to remain SEC/FINRA compliant.”
Product Launched: May 2013
HQ Location: New York, New York
Company Founded: 2012
Website: finect.com
Twitter: @finectcom
Presenting Jennifer Openshaw (President) and Nicolas Oriol (CEO & Founder)

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Finovate Alumni News– May 6, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBraintree’s Bryan Johnson provides columnist James Altucher with an example of “how to go from $0 to $1,000,000 in two years.” See Braintree demo at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • TransactionAge takes a look at Klarna as an alternative to Google Wallet.
  • Digital Mailer’s My Virtual StrongBox deployed by Redstone Federal Credit Union.
  • Investment News features Finect, a social network for financial advisors. Join them in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • miiCard partners with Bitcoin Exchange Platform, Tradehill.
  • Innovation Agency updates Innovation Café to support formal judging process and integrated rewards payment process.
  • TIO Networks announces partnership with mobile app developer iFactor Consulting.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek reports: On Deck Capital Targets Businesses Banks Won’t Touch.
  • David Barrett, Expensify CEO, interviewed on SkyNews to talk about Bitcoin. Come check out what’s new at Expensify at FinovateSpring next week.
  • Best Vendor profiles Gremln. See them in action at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
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 2, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNewfination interviews Adhil Shetty, founder and CEO of BankBazaar.
  • Pymnts.com features TipRanks Financial Accountability Engine. Join TipRans in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth talks about hyper growth in Europe.
  • InvestmentNews columnist takes a look at Finect. See them demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Yodlee forms partnership with London fintech incubator Level39.
  • Virtual Piggy wins The National Parenting Center’s 2013 Seal of Approval under the Websites category. See it demo live at FinovateSpring.
  • Signifyd receives the Merchant Risk Council’s 2013 Emerging Technology Award in the startup company category. Come see it demo live at FinovateSpring.
  • Engadget reports: PayPal and Discover expand partnership, will reach 2 million stores by year-end.
  • PandoDaily looks at Xero’s stealth period.
  • Billhighway partners with the Automation Alley Fund organization.
  • Braintree hires Google Wallet co-creator &
    former Square employee Rob von Behren as lead software engineer.

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 1, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNewfination interviews Waspit’s CMO, Kasey Kaplan, to discuss how the service is helping students manage their money.
  • The National Business Review looks at Yodlee’s aggregation.
  • Prosper sees best month for loan originations, reaching $20.2M in loans for April, & $500M since inception.
  • PC Mag recommends using Dashlane as a password manager.
  • StreetInsider takes a look at Finect’s public beta launch. Join them for FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • Directions Magazine interviews Locaid CEO Rip Gerber on geofencing. See Locaid demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • IntelliResponse wins 2013 CRM Excellence Award from CUSTOMER magazine. See them demo at FinovateSpring.
  • OneID chief security officer Jim Fenton weighs in on two-factor authentication. See them demo at FinovateSpring.
  • ASTD.org puts Kashoo at the top of its list of “must-have” small business apps.
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 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 4

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Our FinovateSpring 2013 Sneak Peek preview continues with another 12 companies that will be demoing their innovative technologies at our San Francisco event on May 14 and 15.

If you missed the previous installments of our Sneak Peek preview, here are links to parts 1-3:

Everything you need to know about FinovateSpring, from a full list of presenters to instructions on how to buy tickets, is available at our FinovateSpring 2013 information page here.  

For now, here’s a look at a dozen more fintech companies who will be presenting their innovations on stage in May.

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Arxan Technologies protects the App Economy from emerging hacker attacks with award-winning application integrity protection products that provide best-of-breed mobile app shielding.
Features: 
  • Strengthens financial apps with self-defense and tamper-resistance
  • Delivers multi-layered application security, broadest platform
Why it’s great: Arxan provides global Forbes 500 companies with the world’s strongest and most deployed application integrity protection to launch multi-OS mobile services.

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BBC Easy is a web service that increases lending efficiency and reduces risk by automating the collection of borrower’s financial data.
Features:
  • Pulls financial data directly from the top 10 accounting systems
  • Loans are monitored with automated Borrowing Base Certificates
Why it’s great: Direct access to financial data lowers risk and increases loan efficiency.

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CardFlight is the easiest way to integrate card-present payments into your own mobile apps.
Features:
  • Encrypted reader that works with virtually any iOS or Android device
  • Easy, flexible SDK
  • Support for most payment processors
Why it’s great: Easily accept card-present payments in your apps while keeping full control of your user experience.

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Corduro Register helps enable Payments as a Service for the enterprise.
Feature:
  • No Credit Card, No Phone, No Hassle 
Why it’s great: Corduro focuses on enterprise clients, providing them with a unique way to pay.

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Credit Sesame is the consumer’s credit and lending expert, providing smart financing for your life.
Features: 
  • Buying a house? See what you can afford
  • Compare multiple loans and find the best one
  • Monitor your credit for free on the go
Why it’s great: It’s the one mobile app that provides the information, analysis, advice, and offers you need for every important financing decision.

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Escardgot introduces the Helix SCard. Evolved spending. Simple. Store your cards, select, and swipe.
Features:
  • Merchants can send cards and offers directly to a consumer’s phone
  • A consumer can decide which ones to use when ready to swipe
Why it’s great: The Helix SCard is the perfect transitional technology to usher in the wireless payment industry. No POAS hardware changes like NFC.

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Finect is the only online network for the financial industry.
Features:
  • Online profiles and groups with seamless LinkedIn integration and professional verification
  • One-stop compliant social media
  • First-ever investment profiles for real-time peer discussions
Why it’s great: We’re a one-stop shop network allowing you to build your brand and community in a compliant manner.

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GoNow‘s eWallet Platform will ignite mass market eWallet adoption and includes a “Super Smartcard” programmed by the eWallet which enables payments at any POS terminal.
Features:
  • Full compatible with existing POS infrastructure
  • Generates new revenue, extends brand
  • GoNow has independent secure element
Why it’s great: Available as white label, GoNow’s eWallet Platform makes it easy to launch an eWallet that works everywhere and offers new revenue opportunities.

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Narrative Science enables companies to automatically uncover insights hidden in data and create new content and communication at a scale and frequency never before possible.
Features: 
  • Provides powerful insight across a variety of industries
  • Business intelligence solutions that deliver actionable insight
Why it’s great: Narrative Science’s Quill solution addresses today’s challenges with Investment Research and Portfolio Reporting for both individual and institutional investors.

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Plastyc Inc. enables better banking services to be delivered to all via web and mobile, regardless of income, age, and bankability.
Features: 
  • Turns prepaid cards into DDA alternative
  • Web/mobile consumer interfaces with push messaging
  • 24×7 monitoring and analytics
Why it’s great: Brings life-time-value of prepaid accounts to unprecedented levels.

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P2BInvestor introduces crowdfunding receivables.
Features:
  • Investor dashboard for crowdfunding platform
  • Explore receivables loans to invest in
  • Interactive returns calculator
Why it’s great: First platform for crowdfunding receivable loans

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Wallaby Financial is the first service to combine a cloud-based wallet with an intelligent credit card to help consumers maximize rewards and cash back.
Features:
  • Build the perfect wallet and credit card mix
  • Get more rewards and cash back
  • Swipe smart every time you shop
Why it’s great: Consumers that want to maximize their credit card rewards and cash back can build their ideal wallet with Wallaby.
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