Personal Capital Launches One Click Investment Proposals to Make Advisors’ Jobs Easier

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Then, Personal Capital took the stage to launch its One Click Investment Proposals:

“Traditional financial advisors have to manually collect, process, calculate, and report back on a prospect’s financial situation to generate a strategy for presentation. Personal Capital combines its award winning account aggregation and customer-facing user interface with a back office that allows our financial advisors to generate 90% of a proposal with one click, saving hundreds of advisor hours per month and allowing us to make our service both more personal and scalable. 
Once the proposal is created, the advisor can present and drive the discussion through our own remote sharing capability, viewable on any device.”
Presenting: Bill Harris (CEO) and Jim Del Favero (Chief Product Officer)
Product Launch: April 2014
Metrics: Over $50M raised to date, over 100 employees, over $4M in revenue from over $450M in AUM, growing 10% month over month, over 500,000 registered users who track over $60B of assets using our software.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C)
HQ: Redwood City, CA
Founded: July 2009
Twitter: @PersonalCapital

Rippleshot’s Anti-Fraud Solution Scans the Network to Detect Data Breaches at the Point of Sale


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Rippleshot is up next, unveiling their security solution for protecting both the integrity of consumer credit data and the merchant payment network.

“Rippleshot technology scans credit card transactions across the entire payment network profiling merchant transactional behavior and looking for suspicious patterns. When fraudulent activity occurs on the network Rippleshot can quickly sort through hundreds of millions of credit card transactions to quickly identify the compromised point of purchase that all the fraudulent cards have in common. Since fraudulent spending with compromised cards takes place over weeks and months, quick detection helps banks reissue cards and stop fraud before it occurs, thereby saving over 25% in potential fraud losses.”
Presenting: Canh Tran (CEO & Co-Founder) and Lucas Ward (COO & Co-Founder)

Product Launch: April 2014
Metrics: $500,000 bootstrapped & 8 employees
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through payment processing partnerships with merchants
HQ: Chicago, Illinois
Founded: June 2013
Twitter: @RippleAlerts

Venovate Launches the Venovate Marketplace to Create Efficiency in Alternative Investments, Announces Investment from Studio 9+


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Third up in today’s second session, Venovate launched the Venovate Marketplace:
“Venovate Marketplace is an online platform that makes investing in and fundraising for private securities faster and more efficient.
Our platform offers investors access to the broadest, most diverse set of alternative investment opportunities: private equity, natural resources, venture capital, infrastructure, hedge funds, and real estate. 
All members – both buyers and sellers – are put through a rigorous screening process to ensure that investors are qualified and that fundraisers present complete, transparent information. 
Investors can search for investment opportunities, get questions answered, indicate interest, receive acceptance, sign documents electronically, and close the transaction – all on a single platform.
Venovate is the smarter alternative for investing and fundraising.

Additionally, Venovate is announcing that Studio 9+ has invested in Venovate’s initial round and plans to use Venovate Marketplace for its fundraising activities in the future. 
Presenting: Michael Raneri (CEO), Thomas Foley (President), and Michiel de Boer (Head of Prod., UX & Mktg)
Product Launch: April 2014
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms
HQ: San Francisco, CA
Founded: April 2013
Twitter: @venovate

Fiserv Brings Mobiliti Banking to Wearable Devices


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Next, Fiserv brought its Mobiliti banking and payments solution to wearables:  
“The Mobiliti™ mobile banking and payments solution from Fiserv currently offers ubiquitous alerts and notifications through in-session messages, secure messages, e-mail, SMS, and push notifications. 
This new innovation extends notifications and actionable alerts to wearable computing devices, allowing the user to receive alerts wherever they are, on whatever device they prefer, and to take action on it.”
Presenting: Andrew Barnett (Sr. Mobile Sol. Consultant) and Gregory Jones (User Experience Architect)
Metrics: $4.81B revenue in 2013, 21,000 associates worldwide, 14,500 financial institutions and business clients worldwide
Product distribution strategy: Through financial institutions
HQ: Brookfield, WI
Founded: July 1984
Twitter: @Fiserv

New Technology from Spreedly Turns its Credit Card Vault in the Cloud into an Industry API for Consuming Card Data


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Spreedly is on its way to the stage right now. The company is launching its Payment Method Distribution & Card-on-File Updater.

“Prior to today, Spreedly could take a stored card and pass it against a Spreedly integrated payment gateway. With today’s announcement three new things are happening. Firstly, customer’s can create their own end points to which they want to pass cards. No more relying on Spreedly to do the work. Secondly, those end points can be more than just payment gateways. Think of it as an industry API for consuming card data (hotel, ticketing, restaurant, and transportation). And thirdly, customers can use Spreedly to automatically update cards across 60+ gateways, which means no more lost revenue from lost or expired cards.”
Presenting: Justin Benson (CEO) and Brendon Prebble (Business Development)

Product Launch: April 2014
Metrics: We have raised $1 million in angel funding, have 150 customers, and are processing approximately 160,000 successful CC transactions (worth around $15 – 20 million in top-line revenue) monthly on our platform
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: Durham, North Carolina
Founded: January 2008, hard pivot in March 2013
Twitter: @spreedly Launches Solution that Seamlessly Identifies Affiliate Groups at the Brick and Mortar Point of Sale


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Last up in this first session, launched its solution that ties affiliate groups with loyalty at the physical point of sale:
“ enables consumers to tie authoritatively verified identity attributes (e.g. Military, Student, Teacher, Corporate Employee, Membership Group) to a medium of payment in order to eliminate the need for additional loyalty or identity credentials at checkout. 
Through partnerships with major players in the payments space, provides brands with an omnichannel solution that captures the identity attributes of their customers in a privacy-enhancing, user-centric manner.”
Presenters: Blake Hall (CEO & Co-Founder) and Matthew Thompson (COO & Co-Founder)
Product Launch: April 2014
    • Financing: $16M
    • Federal Grants: $2.8M
    • Employees: 29
    • Revenues (Run Rate): $4M
    • Registered Users: 475,000

Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business to Consumer (B2B2C)

HQ: Tyson’s Corner, VA
Founded: February 2010
Twitter: @IDme

Coinbase Debuts Instant Exchange to Remove Volatility Risk for Merchants Accepting Bitcoin


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Next, Coinbase demonstrated how its Instant-Exchange feature removes the exchange rate risk for merchants accepting Bitcoin:
“Our instant-exchange feature offers bitcoin payments to merchants with zero exchange rate risk. As a merchant receives bitcoin payments throughout the day, they can instantly sell these bitcoins to Coinbase at a market exchange rate that was locked-in at the time of the customer’s purchase. 
At the end of each day, Coinbase will clear the USD sum total of all sales via ACH transfer. The merchant is therefore not exposed to bitcoin exchange rate volatility and will receive a dollar value, less our 1% exchange fee, that corresponds to the USD sale price of items purchased by bitcoin-paying customers.”
Presenting: Roger Gu (Bus. Dev. Manager) and Nahid Samsami (Bus. Dev. Manager)

Product Launch: February 2014
Metrics: Coinbase holds 1.1 million consumer wallets and enables 28,000 merchants to accept bitcoin payments. The company is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and Y Combinator.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B), through partnerships
HQ: San Francisco, CA
Founded: July 2012
Twitter: @coinbase

OnBudget’s Latest Technology Gives Customers a Virtual Envelope Budgeting System


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Our next presenter is the team from OnBudget with a 21st century wrinkle on an old school budgeting strategy.

“OnBudget combines a free, simple-to-use app with a free (& totally fee-free) household Budget Card that links to a user’s checking or savings account. Users effortlessly set up and manage budgets, track spending and view spending trends in real time by category. The OnBudget platform analyzes transactions, identifies trends and interacts with users in real time, becoming an instant virtual “envelope budgeting system” that helps banked customers manage daily living expenses, It’s uncomplicated, intuitive, real time, habit-forming and, best of all, totally free.”
Presenting: Jim Collas (CEO & President) and Mike Corrales (VP Marketing)

Product Launch: November 2013
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), through financial institutions, licensed
HQ: San Diego, California
Founded: 2012
Twitter: @On_Budget

Radius Debuts its Big Data Solution to Help FIs Define, Identify, and Market to Their Best Customers


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Radius is our next presenter, demoing its modern solution for marketing to small businesses.

With Radius, you can connect your prospect and customer data to our living, breathing database of 27 million SMBs in the United States. Analyze your customers based upon hundreds of business attributes to define your best market segments. Once you’ve defined your best customers, create look-alike lead lists, deploy campaigns, and measure conversion.
Presenting: Darian Shirazi (CEO)

Product Launch: March 2014
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: San Francisco, California
Founded: 2009
Twitter: @radius

Pellucid Analytics Unveils its Pitchbook-Enhancing Technology for Financial Professionals


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Coming to the stage now is the team from Pellucid Analytics

“Pellucid fixes pitch book creation. It is a tablet and browser-based product tailored to the needs of advisory professionals that compresses the time required to perform a broad range of pitch book-related activities from days to seconds. Rather than collecting data, running analytics, designing charts, and formatting slides, Pellucid users leverage a large gallery of print-ready charts populated with current data and formatted to firm-specific branding standards. Assembling such charts into a pitch book is a simple drag-and-drop exercise. As a result, users can focus on applying judgment to information and crafting a compelling message directly relevant to their clients.”
Presenting: Adrian Crockett (CEO & Co-Founder) and Jamie Ballingall (Chief Scientist & Co-Founder)

Product Launch: April 2014
Metrics: 39 team members
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), licensed
HQ: Boulder, Colorado
Founded: November 2011
Twitter: @pellucidapp

LendingRobot’s Algorithms Help Investors in P2P Marketplaces Get the Best Returns


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Then, LendingRobot debuted its platform that helps investors in P2P marketplaces achieve better returns:
“Twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week, LendingRobot uses machine-learning algorithms and real-time scoring to select and fund loans before they’re snatched up by institutional investors.”
Presenting: Emmanuel Marot (President) and Gilad Golan (CEO)
Product Launch: December 2013
Metrics: The amount of money invested through LendingRobot has been doubling every month since launch.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms
HQ: Seattle, WA
Founded: September 2012
Twitter: @LendingRobot

Jumio’s Fastfill Combines Three Data Reading Capabilities to Automatically Fill Out Forms for Customers


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Second up this morning, Jumio showed how Fastfill saves time spent filling out forms:
“When customers arrive at your sign-up or checkout form they see a “Scan ID” option in addition to traditional key entry fields. Your customer simply taps the “Scan ID” button, selects the ID they wish to use, and holds it up to their device camera. Fastfill scans the ID, extracts the data it contains, and feeds data into your new account form; it takes just a second or two. 
Our patented technology offers three different data reading capabilities: bar code, MRZ, and OCR to enable customer data to be extracted from any of three ID types issued by over 100 countries.”
Presenting: Mike Orlando (CSO) and Anthony Lanham (SVP Sales)
Product Launch: February 2014
Metrics: 204 employees
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: Palo Alto, CA
Founded: February 2010
Twitter: @jumio