Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Blooom Surpasses $1 Billion in Assets Under Management.

Around the web

  • Yelp Partners with TrueAccord to Deliver Digital Collections and Streamline Data Loop for Customer Engagement.
  • Lending Club Closes Second Self-Sponsored Securitization to Further Expand Investor Access.
  • Finovera and Payveris partner to launch Payveris BillManager.
  • Signifyd Guarantees Fraud Protection for Magento Commerce Merchants.

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 Sneak Peek: Finovera

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FS2016-wdateA look at the companies demoing live to 1,500+ fintech professionals on May 10 & 11. Register today.

Finovera is the face of the new digital bill-management and -payment experience from a customer perspective. Designed for banks, Finovera brings simplicity, convenience and control to your customers.

Features:

  • User experience—double or triple customer engagement compared to bill pay
  • Offer credit/debit card bill pay for instant payment to increase customer loyalty
  • Generate interchange fee and reduce cost

Why it’s great
Innovative financial institutions can leverage Finovera to turn bill pay on its head and redefine the new bill-management experience by bringing simplicity, convenience and control to their customers.

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Purna Pareek, Founder and CEO
SVP/GM at Fiserv, founded AdviceAmerica, a leader in Wealth Management solutions, acquired by Fiserv. Founded Apptivity, acquired by Progress Software, Architect at Informix/IBM.
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Amanda Zepeda, Marketing Manager

Alumni News– December 4, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgIntelligent Environments awarded Fairbanking certification. See Intelligent Environments demo at FinovateEurope 2015 in February.
  • Xsolla partners with BitPay to bring bitcoin payments to gaming. See Xsolla at FinovateEurope in London.
  • MasterCard partners with Gates Foundation to launch innovation lab in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • App Annie unveils Audience Intelligence, a solution mobile app publishers can use to learn demographic data from users.
  • Access Development partners with Oklahoma Education Association.
  • Yueyu Fu, co-founder and CPO at Rippleshot interviewed at Benzinga Fintech Awards.
  • Intuit’s Quickbook Online Accountant is now available in the U.S.
  • Ripple to plug its real-time settlement protocol into Earthport’s payments hub.
  • Braintree is now rolling out its One Touch payment service outside the U.S.
  • eGift Card feature added to Wipit-powered Boost Mobile.
  • SocietyOne Closes Undisclosed Series B Funding Round.
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.

Finovera’s Bill Management Platform Serves as a Financial Hub for Customers

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2014.

Finovera shows off how its platform can serve as a financial hub for customers:
“Imagine Bill Management the way you have always dreamed it could be: simple, attractive, convenient, and mobile. Imagine all your bills automatically delivered to you every month in a neatly organized Inbox on your bank site so you can pay them with the click of a button effortlessly from your checking account or on the biller site with a credit card. 
Now if you are a banker, imagine being able to transform your bank site into a customer’s Financial Hub that lowers attrition, increases revenue, and reduces cost.”
Presenting: Purna Pareek, CEO and Amanda Zepeda, Marketing Manager
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Product Launch: September 2014
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms, licensed
HQ: Milpitas, CA
Founded: April 2012
Website: finovera.com
Twitter: @finovera

FinovateFall 2014 Sneak Peek: Part 7

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In the final FinovateFall Sneak Peek of our series, we’re showcasing nine companies: eMoney Advisor, Finovera, Luxoft, Minetta Brook, P2Binvestor, SAS Games, SelfScore, Sender, and Top Image Systems

These companies are coming to the Finovate stage in New York from all over the globe to showcase their newest fintech on September 23 and 24. Tickets are going fast; get yours here to be a part of it.
Want to see more of what to expect at FinovateFall? Here are some companies you may have missed:

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With eMoney Advisor, if you’re a salesman with a practice selling products, it’s not for you. eMoney is built for advisors running a business based on relationships.

Features:
    • With EMX, you’ll work smarter, not harder
    • Integrations and ease of use are the future
    • eMoney’s latest technology will define advisor success
Why it’s great:
With so many enhancements, it’s easy to focus on eMoney’s features–but it’s more important to remember the benefits: eMoney solidifies the advisor/client relationship.
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Presenters:

1) Chad Porche, Senior User Interface Designer  
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2) Kyle Wharton, Director of Business Development  


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Finovera is transforming Online Bill Pay into holistic personal financial management with eBills and payments at its core designed for banks and credit unions.

Features:
    • Receive, view and pay all bills – on bank site
    • Enables bill pay with credit cards – Banks get paid for offering Bill Pay
    • Great user experience – simple, convenient, attractive and mobile
Why it’s great
Transform your bill pay from cost center into revenue center

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Presenters:

1) Purna Pareek, Founder and CEO
Pareek is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of the company. He founded Finovera to bring simplicity, efficiency and convenience to household bill and information management.
2) Amanda Zepeda, Marketing Manager  


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Luxoft’s Horizon is a cutting-edge data visualization framework for financial institutions. It enables executives to quickly identify and resolve problems in multiple domains such as risk and regulation.

Features:
    • A fast and intuitive access to data
    • Ability to collaborate across roles and teams
    • Radically shortens the decision-making time
Why it’s great:
Horizon – executive dashboards that give you back control. There is no need to hide.
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Presenters:

1) Przemek Berendt, Global Marketing Vice President
Global Marketing Vice President at Luxoft (NYSE: LXFT) responsible for its B2B, B2E, and CSR strategies. Berendt led Luxoft’s winning presentation at Finovate London 2014.
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2) Fabrice Aresu, Head of Business Support Group

Aresu is Luxoft’s Horizon Product Manager, focusing on Advanced Data Visualization; he worked 15 years in Finance & Risk software, at Thomson Reuters and Oracle.





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Minetta Brook’s KNEWSAPP allows trading and investment professionals to take advantage of news related market inefficiencies by surfacing tickers, topics, and stories that are currently developing in the news.

Features:
    • Track news, blog & tweet VELOCITY around your portfolio tickers, in real-time
    • Use its linguistics based STORY SCORES to prioritize what you read
    • Get to key active topics quickly, with STORY DNA
Why it’s great:

Track news, blog and twitter stories as they develop, well before they become headlines.
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Presenters:

1) DB (Deepak) Bharadwaj, Founder & CEO
Technology pioneer at Microsoft & Sun. Built and ran multiple multi-hundred million dollar businesses. Over 20 years of technology expertise with specialty in operations & turnarounds.
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2) Viplav Nigam, Head of Engineering

Built & ran NASDAQ’s trading system. Developed ultra low latency news feeds for trading at RTT News. Over 20 years of financial technology experience.





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P2Binvestor (P2Bi) is a crowdlending platform for receivables-backed working capital that is supported by a crowd of accredited investors.

Features:
    • Integrates with QuickBooks Online (API sync)
    • Streamlines the online application and lending process
    • Facilitates better account management and underwriting
Why it’s great:
P2Binvestor makes it really easy for borrowers to apply, get funded, and grow their credit line as their business evolves. Up to $5MM available.
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Pressenters:

1) G. Krista Morgan, President and Cofounder
Morgan has an extensive background in digital marketing and account leadership for blue-chip brands at some of London’s top interactive agencies. COO for P2Binvestor since 2012.
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2) Clay McIlrath, CTO

McIlrath is a seasoned technologist with more than a decade of experience developing software applications and working with start-up companies. 



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SAS Games’ TiViTz College $avings Game-a-thon is a fully automated, easy-to-use, market-disrupting, patent-pending, activity-based fundraising tool for children’s college savings.

Features:
    • Complements existing financial savings vehicles
    • Creates new college savings accounts and relationships
    • Enhances CRA outreach and provides a marketing tool for consumer and business banking 
Why it’s great:
The Game-a-thon provides families a solution to afford higher education by significantly increasing children’s savings, while improving their math skills and financial literacy.
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Presenting:

1) Siobhan Mullen, CEO
Former aerospace executive and Special Adviser to the NASA Administrator, experienced high-tech entrepreneur in launch services, satellite communicatio
ns and data distribution.
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2) Steve Scully, President

Serial entrepreneur and investor with a focus on children’s education through games, inventor of the TiViTz educational games and tournaments.

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SelfScore is a disruptive consumer analytics solution that supplements FICO scores and informs a wide array of data-driven decisions.

Features:
    • SelfScore measures consumers in better ways using more information
    • Online profiles, phone data, and questions inform the score
    • Providing insights to users and contextual information to businesses
Why it’s great:

SelfScore uses a proprietary algorithm to attain a more timely and accurate picture of consumer behaviors that benefit both consumers and businesses.
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Presenters:

1) Kalpesh Kapadia, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kapadia’s professional career in finance and technology spans 20 years. Before co-founding SelfScore, managed Equanum Capital, a technology fund, from 2007 to 2012 and was the WSJ #1 Analyst in 2005.
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2) Michael Hallinan, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Hallinan’s professional career spans more than 12 years of strategic innovation. Before co-founding SelfScore, he worked at U.S. CyberCommand and consulted Wall St. firms while at Booz Allen Hamilton.

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Sender is the first messenger for businesses, enabling direct chat communication with customers. Sender – like Google’s Search Bar with endless possibilities. Sender – the last and only app.

Features:
  • Creates 2-way communication of business with customers like in usual chat
  • Provides possibility for businesses to create business processes without developers and endless softwareApps updates
Why it’s great
People communicate with each other via chats with similar interfaces. Businesses communicate with people via apps with various unique interfaces and user experiences. 
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Presenters:

1) Kristina Chaiykovskaya, Department Head of E-business in PrivatBank
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2) Maria Gurina, Liqpay Business Development Manager at PrivatBank 

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3) Egor Avetisov, Creative director at Sender 


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Top Image Systems’ next-generation mobile image capture and processing solutions, like GlassCapture, are designed to make account opening, bill payment and other mobile-initiated process simple and fun!

Features:
    • Optimal user experience leads to customer loyalty
    • Upfront validation ensures the image is correct 
    • Perfect image capture enables straight-through processing in the backend
Why it’s great:
FIs that establish a reputation for mobile innovation are likely to benefit in the future from greater market share and more loyal customers.

Finovate Alumni News– May 14, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTIO Networks partners with New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company to set up bill payment kiosks.
  • Pindrop Security and AGNITiO partner to protect call centers as they adapt to an increasingly mobile customer base.
  • Bolstr explains the basics of crowdfunding on NBC Chicago.
  • Loop Wallet app now available on Android.
  • Maps Credit Union chooses ACI Worldwide’s online banking platform.
  • Javelin Strategy takes a look at bill pay alternatives to Manilla, including Finovera.
  • BodeTree brings in $2 million in Series A round.
  • SavedPlus, LikeFolio, Wallaby, FutureAdvisor, Simple and Wealthfront earn spots on CNN Money’s list of the 15 best financial websites and 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.

Finovate Alumni News– February 4, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNous makes it to the finals of UK’s Million Pound Startup competition. Check them out at FinovateEurope in London.
  • Luminous partners with Jack Henry & Associates. Come see them both at FinovateEurope next week.
  • Pindrop Security achieves record growth in 2013 fueled by rising phone-based fraud.
  • Sun Hearlad features Finovera as a new site to help manage personal finances.
  • In yet another partnership, Refundo partners with Stripe to process payments for tax preparers.
  • CNB Texas launches responsive design website from Banno for greater cross-sell potential.
  • Top-Five U.S. Bank makes million dollar investment in software licenses for Kofax’s Mobile Capture. Come see Kofax’s live demo at FinovateEurope.
  • VentureBeat lists TransferWise among London’s hottest startups.
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– December 19, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Chicago Tribune lists Planwise, SigFig, Jemstep and FindaBetterBank as tools to fix your finances.
  • peerTransfer announces record setting 2013, bringing total customer base to 400 institutions.
  • Tradeshift brings in $15 million of a $57 million equity round.
  • Trustev brings in $500k from Notion Capital, Adding to the $3 Million it Garnered in October.
  • Business2Community features PaySimple.
  • Allied Payment Network teaming up with ACI Worldwide to provide same day bill pay via PicturePay.
  • Klarna acquires Sofort to become 10% of Europe’s $100 billion e-commerce market.
  • Les Muma, former Fiserv CEO, to join board of directors of FIS.
  • UAE’s Bank of Sharjah to offer CR2’s BankWorld-powered mobile banking app.
  • ayondo announces new features including open positions in profile view.
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.

Finovera Launches Out of Private Beta to Help Consumers Track and Pay Online Bills

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Finovera, the platform that serves as a single place where consumers can manage their online bills and accounts, is launching out of private beta this week.

The free platform aggregates consumers’ bill payments from more than 10,000 billers to provide a single place where they can access and pay their bills. Some of the features include:

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    • Track payments
    • Set payment reminders
    • View metrics from up to 12 months of historical data

It also provides users with a view of trends and analytics from their accounts and will alert them when bills are higher than average.

The service is similar to doxo and Manilla.

Finovera debuted at FinovateSpring 2013. Check out the live demo here and sign up for your own account here.

Finovate Alumni News– November 19, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBillhighway listed as one of the 100 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for.
  • Actiance to launch Vantage Compliance App on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange.
  • Virtual Piggy launches new iOS mobile app. 
  • hyperWALLET to integrate with PayNearMe to offer cash payment acceptance options.
  • Uber is first company to use PayPal’s mobile SDK.
  • Acculynk offers UnionPay debit card acceptance to U.S. merchants.
  • American Banker takes a look at efforts by Moven and GreenDot to bring transparency to payments.
  • Techcrunch reviews Finovera, includes shout-outs to Mint, Manilla, and doxo.
  • Intellaegis to provide masterQueue to Portfolio Recovery Associates, world’s largest debt buying company.
  • The Week features Saved Plus in column “3 money apps that look more useful than Coin.”
  • MasterCard and Worldline partner to provide MasterPass-powered digital wallet.
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.