Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Revolut and Xero Partner on Expense Management Tool.

Around the web

  • Transferwise goes live with new debit cad for customers in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Finastra inks cloud banking deal with U.K. neo bank Gravity.
  • Argentina’s largest national private bank Banco Galicia integrates PFM technology from Strands.
  • Overbond to open three AI analytics labs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to support R&D in bond pricing.
  • Vymo hires Rajesh Sabhlok as its new Chief Customer Officer, with an emphasis on Japan and APAC.
  • BlueRush announces strategic partnership with InfoSlips.
  • Artivest names Martin Bealieu, formerly executive chairman, as new CEO.
  • Lendio’s marketplace lending franchise program tops $50 million in loans facilitated via its platform.
  • Ignite Sales unveils the latest version of its customer engagement platform, Ignite Neuro 2.0.
  • Salt Edge increases the total number of connected banks in the E.U. to more than 300.
  • Experian unveils new configurations of its Ascend Analytical Sandbox.

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.

Ignite Sales and FIS Team Up on Digital Engagement

Data analytics company Ignite Sales and financial services giant FIS joined forces this week. Through the partnership, Ignite Sales will make its customer engagement technology available to FIS community banking clients.

The cloud-based customer engagement and application conversion technology, Ignite Dialogue, is made available in affordable, easy-to-implement packages. Ignite adapted this technology last March to make the service– previously only accessible to larger banks– now affordable and approachable for smaller financial institutions.

“We are excited and honored to partner with the FIS team,” said George Noga, CEO of Ignite Sales. “We share a common goal of empowering banks and credit unions with technology and service that delivers a competitive differentiator in the market place.”

Ignite Dialogue helps smaller banks enhance the customer experience for their consumer and small business customers by guiding banks to discover each client’s needs and match them with products and services tailored to meet their specific financial requirements. The service comes with an IQ Analytics reporting portal that guides the bank to develop their sales capabilities across all channels. The press release reports strong success metrics, citing that banks using the technology “often see customer satisfaction scores go up by as much as 40% and an increase in customer product adoption by as much as 200%.”

Headquartered in Texas, Ignite Sales offers customer engagement solutions for a range of bank sizes. The company also offers LeadLync, which automatically reports customer engagement results and recommendations directly into Salesforce; and IQAnalytics, an on-demand cloud-based analytics solution for customer and front office insights.

At FinovateFall 2013 the company launched the Branch Profitability Dashboard that offers a visual overview of profitability and sales across branches. The dashboard also presents a gap analysis for each sale to uncover where the branch falls short. Last month, Ignite Sales won a 2018 Stevie Award for AI / Machine Learning New Product of the Year.

FIS most recently demoed at FinovateFall 2016. The company debuted its Cardless Cash solution that provides a fast, secure options for sending and picking up cash at any ATM. Headquartered in Florida, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in more than 130 countries.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Envestnet | Yodlee’s AI FinCheck Takes Financial Wellness to a New Level.
  • Blockbid Partners with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and ThreatMetrix.
  • Ignite Sales and FIS Team Up on Digital Engagement.

Around the web

  • Revolut goes live in Russia courtesy of partnership with QIWI.
  • Clinc brings its conversational AI technology to Turkey’s Isbank.
  • BBVA teams up with IPsoft to enhance service at its call centers in Mexico.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews BlueVine CEO Eyal Lifshitz on the “real value of invoice factoring.”
  • CFO Tech Outlook names Urban FT a top ten fintech solution provider.
  • NF Innova powering omnichannel banking for Halkbank ad Skopje.
  • Geezeo issues fully-fledged launch of Responsive Tiles PFM feature.

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

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  • Check out today’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • Moneytree Sees Green with $9 Million Funding Round.

Around the web

  • Rebar to market Cachet Financial Solutions’ Select Mobile Money Prepaid Mastercard and companion app.
  • ThreatMetrix’s new release delivers end-to-end identity, fraud and authentication through an advanced decisioning platform.
  • iSignthis subsidiary granted an eMoney Institution license by the Central Bank of Cyprus.
  • Kabbage extends $3 billion in funding to more than 100,000 small business customers.
  • Kony’s AppVantage enables orgs to create apps from packaged components.
  • PayPal extends partnership with Visa into Asia-Pacific region.
  • FICO launches cloud-based origination solution to help mid-market lenders automate small business lending decisions.
  • HyperPay to leverage ACI Worldwide’s Mobile Commerce SDK to offer merchants a mobile checkout solution.
  • Misys onboards Natalie Gammon as its Chief Information Officer.
  • Ignite Sales launches Sales Compliance Monitor for banks to monitor and ensure compliant sales.

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

  • “Finovate Alums Help Represent Fintech Innovation in Israel”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Mobeam Barcode Beaming Technology Gains Broader Integration with Samsung Pay”
  • “Up from Down Under: VIX Verify Chooses Atlanta’s Transaction Alley for Americas Headquarters”

Around the web

  • The American Genius interviews Gene Austin, Bazaarvoice CEO.
  • Ripple and Temenos partner to power direct, real-time, bank-to-bank settlements for Deloitte.
  • Ignite Sales wins Gold Stevie award for sales and marketing intelligence excellence for a second year in a row.
  • Vantiv and Payment Logistics team up to provide EMV payment solutions for Action Systems.
  • Strongsuit interviews Stuart Frankel, Narrative Science CEO and co-founder.

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.

Ignite Sales Taps Ex-Fiserv SVP as New CEO

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Noga2Data analytics company Ignite Sales has brought on George Noga (pictured) as its new CEO this week. Noga is stepping in for Mitchell Orlowsky, the company’s former CEO.

Noga previously served for eight years as Fiserv’s SVP, managing director of revenue enhancement. He has prior experience as CEO of Syngence, where he led a team that created AI search technology for the legal industry.

Ignite Sales uses big data analytics to improve how financial institutions sell products and services to their customers. At FinovateFall 2013 the company launched the Branch Profitability Dashboard that offers a visual overview of profitability and sales across branches. The dashboard also presents a gap analysis for each sale to uncover where the branch falls short.

Earlier this month, Ignite Sales was awarded its second consecutive Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Marketing Intelligence. In February, the Texas-based company launched Smart Promotions, an offering that delivers personalized product promotions in real-time through Recommendation Guides. The new solution will integrate into Instant Scheduling and Live Chat.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Social Trading Company ayondo Appoints New CFO Prior to Reverse Takeover IPO”
  • “Ignite Sales Taps Ex-Fiserv SVP as New CEO”
  • “VoicePIN Launches New SaaS Model for SMEs”
  • “Realty Mogul Reaches $200 Million in Funded Real Estate Transactions”

Around the web

  • Markit adds Federal Republic of Germany to derivatives trade-management service.
  • FIS introduces Banking by Appointment with TimeTrade.
  • Zopa partners with UNSHACKLED.com to offer cell phone financing.
  • RegTech event sponsored by BBVA features presentation by Ayasdi.
  • Infosys wins five-year contract with Commerzbank.
  • Temenos welcomes new core banking client, BMO Asia Pacific.
  • Fiserv adds ten years to its loan processing, private-label credit partnership with John Deere Financial.
  • Buzz Points and Xtend partner to provide new loyalty rewards program to credit unions.
  • Bloomberg features TradeSafe, a distributed ledger from Standard Chartered and DBS Group that uses Ripple.
  • eSignLive unveils new UX featuring responsive design.
  • TechCrunch column on APIs features Signifyd, Plaid, and Twilio.
  • The Law of Startups interviews B.J. Lackland, Lighter Capital CEO.
  • WorkFusion earns recognition from Gartner in its “Cool Vendors in Smart Machines” 2016 report.
  •  Guardian Analytics introduces a certification program to help fraud examiners become familiar with the Guardian Analytics platform.
  • Crowdfund Insider interviews Emmanuel Marot, LendingRobot CEO.
  • Comarch launches prototype of wealth management app for virtual reality.

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

  • “TIO Networks Closes Purchase of Softgate Systems”
  • “Narrative Science Turns Business Intel into Data-Driven Stories”

Around the web

  • Top Image Systems inks a pair of banking process automation deals worth $700,000.
  • iSignthis brings its KYC technology to Chinese e-payment leader, YeePay.
  • WorkFusion and VirtusaPolaris team up to provide smart automation solutions for companies in banking and financial services.
  • Misys launches FinCloud, a new range of cloud solutions and global cloud environment.
  • Capgemini consulting services adds risk- and fraud-management technology from FICO.
  • Ignite Sales powering Regions Bank’s guided selling tool.
  • Ping Identity releases new Knowledge Center, a customer support and documentation portal

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

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  • Dashlane Brings on Former Fab.com CFO”
  • Check out this week’s “FinDEVr APIntelligence”

Around the web

  • ACI Worldwide teams up with Verifone to provide European food retailer Auchan Group with a pan-European card payments platform.
  • Misys earns 2016 Excellence Award for Transformational Client Engagement at the Global Summit on Customer Engagement.
  • PYMNTS.co takes a look at App Annie and its recent acquisition of AppScotch.
  • Geezeo announces partnership with King Fish Media.
  • MicroStrategy launches version 10.3 of its enterprise analytics platform, MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise.
  • Markit acquires credit default swap (CDS) pricing service from Fitch Solutions.
  • Money Summit interviews Mohamed Khalis, Moven’s head of product, data and marketing, in a discussion on UX.
  • Ignite Sales and Central Bancompany are recognized as award finalists at The Best of FinXTech Awards.

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.

BizEquity, Malauzai Take Top Honors at Bank Director’s FinXTech Awards

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In fintech, to innovate is human. But to implement is divine.

That’s the takeaway from the FinXTech Awards, which recognized five fintech innovators not just for the technology they’ve created, but for the partnerships with banks to put their technology in the hands of customers.

Two of the five award winners at this year’s event are Finovate alums. BizEquity earned recognition for its work with Metro Bank, and Malauzai Software won its award through its work with Somerset Trust Company.

BizEquity“Part of our mission from the start has been to collaborate with financial services partners to strengthen their offering and facilitate their expansion,” BizEquity CEO Michael Carter said. “Increasingly we are seeing partnerships between banks and fintech companies as both realize the mutual benefit of such collaborations, we are excited to be at the forefront of this development.”

Malauzai logoMalauzai CPO Robb Gaynor similarly praised the benefits of bank/fintech partnerships: “We’re proud to work with innovative partners such as Somerset Trust, as these collaborative efforts between banks and fintech companies deliver numerous benefits to the overall industry.”

Additionally, three Finovate alums earned recognition as finalists.

  • Ignite Sales with Central Bancompany
  • StrategyCorps with First Financial Bank
  • Zopa with Metro Bank (U.K.)

The FinXTech Awards are sponsored by Bank Director, an information resource for directors and officers at FIs. The Awards were part of Bank Director’s annual FinTech Day held at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on March 1.

Biz Equity demoed its BizEquity One U.K. solution at FinovateEurope 2015. Malauzai’s most recent Finovate appearance was at FinovateSpring 2015 where the company presented its Virtual Banking Experience technology.