FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Ninth Wave

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Ninth Wave is the go-to partner for universal financial data integration, delivering a secure, seamless, and standardized information supply chain.

Features

  • Enable connectivity between banks and third parties
  • Quickly provision secure connectivity to business and consumer apps
  • Highlight new ways for banks to improve customer experiences

Why it’s great
Ninth Wave is excited to show FinovateFall attendees how easily it can enable financial institutions to provide a world-class app experience to SMBs and consumers.

Presenters

George Anderson, Founder
Under Anderson’s leadership companies have garnered honors such as Deloitte and Touche Fast 50, FinTech 100, and Software 500.
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Camellia George, Product Manager, UX/Privacy
Before joining the front lines of financial data access and control, George led teams at Venmo, Fab.com and WaPo.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Symbiotic

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Symbiotic is presenting a disruption that will change the payments industry; a mechanism that enables a simple cellphone to accept contactless card payments with no additional devices required.

Features

  • Now anyone with a cell phone can accept contactless card payments
  • No additional devices required, just a cellphone
  • This solution can be integrated with apps that already exist very easily

Why it’s great
Symbiotic represents a new paradigm where anyone can accept card payments with just a cellphone, no additional devices required. The possibilities are enormous and create a new era of applications in the payments industry

Presenter

Javier Chacon, Founder and CEO
Chacon has been a banker for 26 years working in the finance industry. He is an expert in digital transformation, payment methods, and innovation, as well as an industry opinion leader in the field.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Qwil Messenger

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Qwil Messenger’s single chat app enables participants in any location to engage in branded, professional conversations with their companies, whilst meeting the most stringent security and regulatory requirements.

Features

  • Highly secure conversations and file transfers with full audit record
  • Deployable in minutes in any data center globally
  • APIs for integration and automation and connectors to enterprise systems

Why it’s great
Qwil Messenger’s single chat platform replaces email for external communications on mobile and web, and works the way you want it to: as an integrated solution

Presenters

Laurent Guyot, CFO
Guyot brings extensive experience in financial strategy, marketing, and capital raising, as well as a significant network of financial services contacts globally.
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Peter Reading, CEO
Reading has almost 20 years of experience designing and delivering technology-led change in the financial services sector.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Wallit

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Wallit is a rewards-based savings app that helps teens save and spend money with an easy way to earn cash rewards from brands and retailers.

Features

  • Transforms how brands, retailers, and consumers engage through mobile technology
  • Provides a consumer engagement platform for banks and credit unions
  • Enables consumers to earn cash rewards for goal-based savings

Why it’s great
Wallit is a rewards-based saving app that empowers teens to manage money better with an easy way to earn cash rewards on everyday saving and spending.

Presenter

Mike Vien, CEO and Co-Founder
Vien has more than 25 years of experience as an internet executive and entrepreneur in the financial services industry.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: MoEngage

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

MoEngage is an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises to personalize every customer interaction and drive better engagement, retention, loyalty and lifetime value.

Features

  • Bring together a unified view of your customers
  • Map out cross channel consumer journeys
  • Deliver personalized communication on the right channel and at the right time

Why it’s great
MoEngage has been rated by clients among the highest in overall experience in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2019.

Presenters

Ehren Maedge, VP North America
Maedge heads MoEngage’s business in North America. He is directly responsible for sales and customer relationships in the region.
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Sagar Gore, Sr. Director – Solutions Consulting
Gore is a seasoned MarTech professional with a rich experience of solutions consulting spanning around 15 years.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Salary Fits

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Get a glimpse of the future of financial wellbeing at the workplace with SalaryFits. The company will demo its easy and inclusive access to credit, as well as preview its newest feature, SalaryPay.

Features

  • Provides a cardless salary advance alternative for the unbanked
  • Enables paying for products and services with a QR code
  • Processes transactions seamlessly via salary deduction

Why it’s great
SalaryFits empowers people financially through their employment relationship. The solution improves their financial wellbeing while increasing margins for financial institutions.

Presenter

Delber Lage, CEO
Lage has advised finance and tech companies around the world to capture global opportunities. As CEO of SalaryFits, he is leading the company’s international expansion, ensuring sustainable growth.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: PayFi

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

PayFi is a marketplace that allows businesses and community banks to partner through an interoperable, risk-based back-office platform for community bankers.

Features

  • Instant bank bill payment
  • Liquidity
  • Cash controls

Why it’s great
PayFi is a real-time payments platform for community banks and businesses.

Presenters

Travis Dulaney, CEO
Dulaney has 25+ years of experience in financial services, payments tech, processing, international and domestic banking, and regulatory agencies such as the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, OCFI, and CFPB.
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Peter Gordon, CRO
Gordon has 25+ years of experience in financial services and payments, with leadership roles at Mastercard, Santander, FIS, and RBS Citizens.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: IncomeConductor

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

With IncomeConductor, financial advisors can create, track, and manage comprehensive income plans for clients seeking exceptional retirement experiences.

Features

  • 30+ year written income plans give clients confidence to retire
  • Daily analytics with automated de-risking alerts to protect income
  • Investor behavior management, increasing AUM capture and retention

Why it’s great
IncomeConductor gives advisors a compliant, repeatable process for serving the largest retirement cohort in history, helping them grow and ultimately transition their practice at a high valuation.

Presenters

Sheryl O’Connor, CEO
Connor has 25+ years of leadership experience in fintech. She co-founded and grew RIA to $900M AUM. She is an expert in strategic planning and executive management. LinkedIn

Tom O’Connor, CMO
O’Connor has 10+ years of experience in financial services, technology, and digital marketing. He is head of technology for a $900M AUM RIA, and an expert in digital marketing, investment data analysis. LinkedIn

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Wise

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Wise offers banking and payments services for the small business ecosystem.

Features

  • Unified small business banking + payments experience
  • High Interest Checking (2% APY)
  • Instant funding on receiving payments
  • Push to debit payments
  • Business debit, credit, and virtual cards

Why it’s great
Get paid instantly and put money in the bank. No more waiting for transactions to clear.

Presenters

Arjun Thyagarajan, Co-Founder and CEO
Thyagarajan is the co-founder and CEO at Wise, bringing product and technology leadership with over 15 years of experience in building and launching successful consumer and SMB products.
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Suresh Venkatraman, Co-Founder and CTO
Venkatraman is the co-founder and CTO at Wise. He is a full stack technologist and product architect bringing over 20 years of experience building software products with over 9 years at Microsoft.
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Fueling the Fire: How Venture Capital Empowers Fintech Today

A September survey of European venture capital firms published by the European Investment Fund suggests that many of the same themes – such as artificial intelligence and machine learning – that have animated venture capitalists in recent years continue to dominate investment preferences. The queried firms also said that exit environment and fundraising “remain the biggest challenges for (the) VC business” – although “high investee company valuations” and “competition from other investors” were becoming concerns.

How does this square with venture capitalists on the American side of the Atlantic? According to Datatrek, the value of fintech deals in the first half of this year was up year-over-year by 60% in the U.S., even as the number of transactions remained constant. For these analysts, this is a sign of maturation in the U.S. market, writing “as we get further into the economic expansion, VCs may be more comfortable contributing capital towards established fintech companies rather than riskier, newer startups.”

Next week at FinovateFall, we’ll have the opportunity to put all of this analysis to the test. One of the afternoon highlights of our Discussion Day on Wednesday, September 25th, our FinovateFall Venture Capital Panel, will provide attendees with the latest insights from venture capitalists who are investigating new opportunities in fintech every day.

What are investors looking for, and what impact is venture capital having on the fintech industry? What does the future look like, and what does that mean as we embark on an unprecedented period of change in our industry? Join us next week as our panel of experts addresses these questions and helps us understand where and why the smart money in the market is headed.

Chairing our VC Panel is Reza Chowdhury, founder and CEO of AlleyWatch

Recognized as a global thought leader in the startup ecosystem, Chowdhury offers more than 15 years experience in emerging technology, which he brings to AlleyWatch as CEO and Founder. Through the course of his career, Chowdhury has had the privilege of working to drive businesses from conception to eventual exit. His latest professional endeavors have allowed him to work very closely with thriving global technology and startup ecosystems.

Now meet the members of our VC panel

Jennifer Lee, Vice President, Edison Partners –  Lee is a Vice President at Edison Partners focusing on the firm’s fintech investments, most recently including MoneyLion, Bento for Business and Giant Oak. Prior to joining Edison, she was a financial analyst at Commerzbank evaluating select European equities and long/short investments for hedge fund clients. Before Commerzbank, she was an associate at the Associated Press overseeing VC investment prospects and strategic business development opportunities.

Luis Valdich, Managing Director and Venture Investing Lead, Citi Ventures – Valdich joined Citi Ventures in 2015 as a Managing Director and Venture Invest Lead in its NYC office. He is responsible for fintech investing in both the U.S. and Europe. Valdich embraces Citi Ventures’ “best of both worlds” corporate venturing model of combining value-added strategic investing with venture capital best practices by investing in high-potential startups and driving engagement with Citi executives and clients. His investments include Clarity Money (acquired by Goldman Sachs), HighRadius, PPRO, ScaleFactor, Contguard, and SmartAsset.

Mori Oshima, Senior Manager, NTT Finance – Oshima has been a venture capitalist for 16 years. His strategy is to discuss with prominent VCs in the U.S. by leveraging NTT’s market presence in Japan. His successful exits include DocuSign and Quantenna Communications. Currently, Oshima is focusing on fintech startups in the U.S. that are interested in the Japanese market. He has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley (Haas School of Business) and is a CFA Charter holder.

Maria Gotsch, President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City – Gotsch is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership Fund for New York City, which is the investment arm of the Partnership for New York City. The Fund, which has invested over $150 million, has built a network of top experts from the investment and corporate communities who help identify and support New York City’s most promising entrepreneurs in both the for-profit and non-for profit sectors.

Matt Beecher, CEO, Vault and VC Innovator – Beecher is CEO of Vault, a leading student loan benefits platform, equipping employers to make it achievable for employees to more quickly eliminate student loans and attain financial freedom. He is also the co-founder of Redstar Ventures, where he was President and Managing Director from 2010 to 2016. Redstar is a company that creates companies, taking them from the earliest stages of ideation and growing them through their first institutional funding rounds and beyond.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: NLV8 Technologies

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateMiddleEast on November 20 and 21, 2019 in Dubai. Register today and save your spot.

NLV8 Technologies is a group of financial and IT pioneers working relentlessly on silo-breaking services.

Features

  • Compliance: in full compliance with regulatory laws
  • Liquidity: manages your economic events with automated pipelines
  • Superiority: a flexible, tailored, powerful, and compliant core banking platform

Why it’s great
Perfinal is the first financial platform that learns your unique m.o. and evolves as your portfolio grows.

Imre Fazekas, CEO
Fazekas is a passionate code-adventurer, architecture astronaut, and contributor.
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Attila Bagossy, Chief Architect
Bagossy is a Ph.D student and data and security scientist.
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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: ALTR

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateMiddleEast on November 20 and 21, 2019 in Dubai. Register today and save your spot.

See how ALTR’s programmable data security is embedded into Q2ebanking’s Q2 Trustview in order to monitor, govern, and secure FI’s sensitive data in real time.

Features

  • Monitor: Provides shared visibility and an immutable view of data access
  • Govern: Delivers real time control and breach intervention
  • Protect: Delivers impenetrable protection of data at rest

Why it’s great
ALTR is a simpler and more effective way to protect sensitive data that works on any infrastructure from on-prem to cloud.

Presenters

Doug Wick, ALTR’s VP Product and Marketing
Wick leads product and marketing at ALTR. With over 20 years of startup experience, he has broad experience managing product conception and development through to market success.
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Lou Senko, Q2ebanking CIO/SVP
With more than 20 years of experience Senko is an engineer by trade and coach by passion, building skillful development and IT teams throughout his career.
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