Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Realty Mogul Builds $35 Million in New Funding”
  • “Fastacash Secures $15 Million in Series B Investment”
  • “Fenergo Raises $75 Million from Insight Venture Partners”

Around the web

  • InComm adds new brands to its Incentives e-commerce site, including vacation brands.
  • Green Dot opens subsidiary in Shanghai.
  • Citizens 1st National Bank introduces mobile remote deposit capture with integration of Malauzai SmartApp, Ensenta mRDC.
  • Liz Loewy, senior vice president for EverSafe, spoke about elder financial abuse at White House Conference on Aging.
  • Arxan Technologies partners with Sequent to develop new security solution to protect HCE-based payment systems.
  • Five Degrees appoints Peter-Jan van de Venn as new chief commercial officer.
  • BBVA Group inks strategic agreement with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.
  • Business Insider names executives of Braintree, PayPal, Coinbase, and Venmo as 5 of 10 execs who are transforming the fintech industry.
  • Kotak Securities and Heckyl launch real-time news and market-info apps.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions to deploy Select Mobile Money platform for SOLE Financial’s Visa Paycard.
  • MyOrder teams up with WirecardGroup to issue contactless mobile cards using HCE technology.
  • Algomi wins “FinTech Innovation of the Year” honors at 2015 Euromoney Global Awards for Excellence.
  • Wealthfront lowers its minimum investment to $500.
  • Bank Innovation takes a look at how startups like SizeUp help banks work better with small businesses.
  • Authentication specialist BioCatch earns a pair of patents from the U.S. Patent Office.

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

On Finovate.com

  • MX Raises $30 Million in Series A Investment

Around the web

  • Encap Security to support Samsung fingerprint scanner as part of version 3.0 of its Smarter Authentication technology. See Encap at FinovateSpring 2015 next month in San Jose.
  • Dutch banking group ABN AMRO to deploy wealth-management solution, WealthSuite, from Temenos.
  • Top Image Systems wins recognition at 2015 IT Innovation Awards (IT Innovationspreis) for MobiPAY.
  • PayPal partners with Tillster, an online ordering platform.
  • Green Dot names MasterCard its exclusive transaction processor and network gateway.
  • American Banker: New Moves by Coinbase, Ripple Advance Digital Money Tech.
  • Currency Cloud appoints former Deutsche Bank CIO, Mitchel Lenson, as a non-executive director.
  • IP Commerce launches new version of Commerce Sync to automatically transfer sales info from a POS system or e-commerce solution into accounting software on a daily basis.
  • InComm partners with Russian internet giant Mail.Ru Group.
  • Stratos now shipping its all-in-one smart credit card. Come see Stratos at FinovateSpring in San Jose.
  • Open Source Project.com features Open Bank Project.

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.

 

 

Alumni News– February 23, 2015

  • 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 Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNutmeg launches its first personal pension plan.
  • Misys wins award for “Best OMS Provider” at MENA Fund Manager Services Awards with its FusionInvest technology.
  • USA Today Technology interviews Loop CEO Will Graylin about his company’s acquisition by Samsung.
  • ACI Worldwide to deploy Self Service Business Banking, Mobile, and Billpay solutions at Apple Bank.
  • Mad Money’s Jim Cramer interviews SeedInvest CEO Ryan Feit.
  • LA Times features Green Dot and its efforts to engage the “unhappily banked” with its prepaid cards.
  • Bank of Ozarks implements Premier banking solution from Fiserv.
  • Taulia expands management team with 4 new members.
  • Recent partnership enables Synergy Resources clients to integrate Expensify with their Infor VISUAL back-end.
  • City of North Las Vegas partners with PayNearMe to enable residents to pay bills in cash at 17,000 retail stores.
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.

Alumni News—February 2, 2015

  • 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.jpgThe Telegraph features SigFig and Motif Investing in its list of the 10 best apps for new investors.
  • PostConnect to deploy customer communications management technology from GMC Software Technology.
  • Heckyl Technologies chooses Gurpreet Sidana for President-Sales.
  • Tom’s Guide column on identity theft quotes Adam Levin of IDTheft911.
  • American Banker reports: Green Dot to start offering credit lines to its customers.
  • TechVibes: “Trulioo Launches $100,000 Developer Fund to Support Financial Inclusion Efforts”
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.

Alumni News– January 7, 2015

  • 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.jpgGreen Dot boosts CTO Kuan Archer to Chief Operating Officer.
  • Algomi announces Jesper Bruun-Olsen as new head of Asia-Pacific operations.
  • LendingTree parent company, Tree, to change corporate name back to LendingTree.
  • New York Daily News coverage of financial advisor, Nicole Lapin, references Toshl Finance.
  • European CEO publishes an extended feature on ayondo.
  • American Banker considers how Larky offers geolocation-based offer services to community banks.
  • KissMyAds partners with Payoneer to receive funds through Payoneer MasterCard.
  • ABC News features Betterment and Wealthfront to help investments.
  • AboutThatRatio names Dwolla, Wealthfront and Kabbage as 3 fintech companies to watch.
  • How Backbase Engage Upgrades Banks’ Digital Channels.
  • Coinbase redesigns iOS and Android wallet apps.
  • SigFig Starts 2015 with New Mobile Features, Refreshed Look.
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.

Green Dot Boosts CTO Kuan Archer to Chief Operating Officer

green-dot-logo.jpgChief Technology Officer Kuan Archer is Green Dot’s new COO.

After two years leading the company’s technology organizations, Archer will add oversight of vendor management and procurement, business continuity, human resources, supply chain and retail execution to his responsibilities.

Steve Streit, chairman and CEO of Green Dot said, “Kuan has proven to be one of the most impactful leaders in the company’s history. He incited an immediate and lasting shift in our ability to create meaningful technology developments.” Archer will report directly to Streit in his new role.

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Before joining Green Dot, Kuan Archer served as vice president of the Cloud Services Platform division at Rovi Corporation. Previous to Rovi, where he spent more than six years, Archer worked at Symantec Corporation. At Symantec, Archer was responsible for designing the company’s first web and mobile-based consumer ID protection and transaction security solution for FIs and e-commerce merchants.
A specialist in consumer financial technology, Green Dot provides reloadable, prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services throughout the U.S. Beginning 2014 by winning four categories at the 2014 Paybefore Awards, the company announced an extension of its contract with Walmart in December, and in September purchased TPG, adding tax refund processing to its list of services.
Headquartered in Pasadena, California, Green Dot demoed a beta version of its mobile checking account, GoBank, at FinovateSpring 2013.

Walmart to Distribute GreenDot Prepaid Products in 2015

GoBank_Logo_small.jpgIf your new year’s resolution is to better manage your money, you can pick up a tool to help you accomplish it at Walmart.

Prepaid card company, GreenDot has extended its contract with retail giant, Walmart. Through the agreement, Walmart will distribute the California-based company’s prepaid products through 2015, including GreenDot’s GoBank, which was debuted at FinovateSpring 2013.

Since Walmart accounted for 53% of GreenDot’s revenue in Q3 of 2014, this is good news for GreenDot, though the two have yet to reach a multi-year agreement.
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GoBank is a mobile and online-only account aimed at the un- and underbanked. Its mobile-first UI offers users free cash deposit and direct deposit services, mobile RDC, free ATM usage, online billpay, and a P2P payments platform.

Alumni News– December 23, 2014

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  • The Tech Bulletin profiles Heckyl Technologies.
  • Sonavation announces acquisition of assets of Arkami.
  • Chelsea State Bank launches Larky-powered mobile app.
  • EVRY announces a four-bank, $160 million payments partnership.
  • Kashoo unveils version 4.1 of its cloud accounting and bookkeeping app for iOS. 
  • Walmart to distribute GreenDot prepaid products in 2015.
  • BMO Financial Group’s deployment of Xignite Enterprise wins American Financial Technology Award.
  • IT Qlick takes a look at Jwaala Personal Financial Manager and roomMaster.
  • CashStar teams up with Spafinder Wellness.
  • NY Times DealBook looks at disruptive startups in fintech including Lending Club, On Deck, and TradeKing.
  • Forbes.com column on how companies stand out from the crowd features Silanis Technology.
  • Jemstep to power Redhawk Online Advisor.
  • Continuity Control taps Peter Rawlinson as Chief Marketing Officer.
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.

Alumni News– September 19, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgGreen Dot Agrees to Buy TPG for Tax Refund Processing.
  • PayPal Here now on Android tablets.
  • Klarna Announces U.S. Team As It Plans For 2015 Launch In The U.S.
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.

Alumni News– August 7, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTSYS to license payment transaction processing platform to Metrobank Card Corporation in the Philippines.
  • Payoneer partners with Gosocet to bring cross-border e-invoicing capabilities to Latin American businesses.
  • American Banker interviews Green Dot CEO, Steve Streit, on the relationship between fraud and reload cards.
  • PYMNTS column on what to expect in the 2nd half of 2014 features thoughts from Justin Benson, CEO of Spreedly, and Teri Llach, CMO of Blackhawk Network.
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.

Alumni News– August 7, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTSYS to license payment transaction processing platform to Metrobank Card Corporation in the Philippines.
  • Payoneer partners with Gosocet to bring cross-border e-invoicing capabilities to Latin American businesses.
  • American Banker interviews Green Dot CEO, Steve Streit, on the relationship between fraud and reload cards.
  • PYMNTS column on what to expect in the 2nd half of 2014 features thoughts from Justin Benson, CEO of Spreedly, and Teri Llach, CMO of Blackhawk Network.
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 26, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgOn Budget wins 2014 Paybefore Award as “One to Watch.”
  • United Bank Limited picks VoiceTrust for voice biometrics.
  • InComm partners with Asia-based Money Online to launch POS-activated gift card mall solutions in Southeast Asia.
  • Rezzcard to integrate with InComm’s Cashtie to enable Rezzcard cardholders to pay their rent in cash at over 70,000 retail locations.
  • American Banker reports: Western Union to use NICE Customer Analytics. Come see its new tech at FinovateSpring.
  • Xero reaches 100,000 paying customers in Australia.
  • Check out an interview with BRIDGEi2i Director and Co-Founder, Ashish Sharma.
  • SecondMarket considering U.S.-based bitcoin exchange.
  • Live Gamer customers to get access to MasterCard’s MasterPass digital payment service.
  • authenticID enhances ID proofing technology to help combat cloned credit card fraud.
  • Green Dot wins top honors in four categories at 2014 Paybefore awards.
  • Global Banking & Finance Review takes a look at Kalixa Group’s American expansion.
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.