The Faves of FinovateAsia: A Brief History of Best of Show Winners

With FinovateAsia less than one week away, it’s worth noting that the history of our Asian conference is a short, but illustrative one. Consider this: of the twelve companies awarded Best of Show from our three FinovateAsia conferences in 2012, 2013, and 2016, more than half are multiple-time Best of Show winners, having impressed audiences in London, Silicon Valley, and New York City, as well as Singapore and Hong Kong. And three of the companies have also been the targets of major acquisitions: IND Group by MisysEyeVerify by Ant Financial, and Yodlee by Envestnet.

So, other than winning multiple Best of Show awards and being acquired by major players in finance and technology, what have the Best of Show winners of FinovateAsia from last year been up to in the time since? See for yourself below.

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Alpha Payments Cloud (demo)

The biggest news for Alpha Payments Cloud since winning Best of Show at FinovateAsia 2016 is likely the company’s comprehensive rebranding as Alpha Fintech in September. The move was designed to affirm the company’s status as “fintech’s first end-to-end middleware,” using a single API and UI to connect merchants and vendor suppliers across “the entire payments, risk, and commerce spectrum.”

Oliver Rajic, Alpha Fintech CEO added “Now with Alpha, (acquirers and gateways) can evolve to enable the right vendor combination for each unique requirement … thereby extending and enhancing their core solution subset.” Alpha Fintech has already made its first agreement under the new rebrand, teaming up with Payture, a major payment gateway in the CIS region. “Among the early adopters of the Alpha Fintech /Payture integration are businesses in Russia’s e-travel consumer market, which the company says is one of the largest segments of Russia’s e-commerce market.

Dynamics (demo)

Multiple-time Best of Show winner Dynamics announced a partnership with LG Electronics earlier this year. The agreement would put Dynamic’s Wireless Magnetic Communication (WMC) technology in LG Pay. The integration will enable LG mobile phones to transmit traditional magnetic stripe information wirelessly to traditional magnetic stripe readers.

“Dynamics has been building wireless magnetic communication solutions for nearly a decade and is widely considered the founder of the programmable magnetic stripe industry,” Dynamics CEO Jeff Mullen said. “Dynamics’ best-in-breed technology will help LG Pay reach hundreds of millions of new payment environments.”

EyeVerify (demo)

Acquired by Ant Financial Services Group just months before making its Best of Show-winning demonstration at FinovateAsia 2016, EyeVerify has hardly rested on its laurels. This summer, for example, the company partnered with fellow Finovate alum Daon, adding Eyeprint ID to Daon’s IdentityX platform. But the biggest headlines from this multiple Best of Show winning company have to do with their rebrand as ZOLOZ back in August.

“When I announced almost a year ago that Ant Financial acquired EyeVerify, I said we want to do more,” company founder and CEO Toby Rush wrote at the company blog. “Today we publicly commit to providing a hosted identity platform that helps people manage their digital lives.” Rush described an initiative to bring identity services to the underserved and underbanked consumers of Asia, with plans to ultimately bring hosted identity solutions to markets in North America and Europe.

Finn.ai (demo)

With two Best of Show awards in two Finovate appearances, intelligent banking assistant developer Finn.ai must be doing something right. Finn.ai earned a spot in Payment Canada’s pitch competition, Dragon’s Den, and was recognized over the summer by Capegemini’s global InnovatorsRace and at the VivaTech conference in Paris, France. Finn. ai also announced a few days ago that ATB Financial would use Finn.ai’s technology to offer its 700,000 customers the first, fully-featured, AI-powered virtual banking assistant on Facebook Messenger.

But in addition to making friends and influencing people, Finn.ai is raising capital, as well. The company raked in $3 million in new funding in October, and plans to use the financing to help add technical talent to its team, as well as support the company’s expansion in the U.S. and around the world. Banking industry veteran, Carrie Russell, who will join Finn.ai as Strategic Executive Adviser, noted the importance in helping banks “move beyond transactional banking to build deeper, more personal relationships with customers.” Russell added “I believe Finn.ai is the right partner to do this, acting as a proactive virtual assistant to help customers understand, plan and take action to improve their financial lives.”

The rest of our FinovateAsia Best of Show winners are listed below:

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MISYS (Formerly Known as IND Group) Shows Off New Digital Banking Experience

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

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Then, MISYS (formerly known as IND Group) demonstrated its new digital banking experience:
“To adapt to younger generations’ requirements, IND Group delivers a best-in-class banking app with an innovative drive. With IND’s next generation mobile banking, Essence, all services are only a few taps away – anytime, anywhere. Mobile banking has never been so comfortable and easy, yet secure. The application offers more than just transactional banking: based on customers’ life situations banks are able to deliver personal, targeted offers, turn data into relevant, visualized information, and provide a user experience like never before, turning mobile banking into their primary engagement and sales channel.”
Presenting József Nyíri (Founder & Chief Innovator) and Tamás Braun (General Manager)

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Product Launch: November 2013
Metrics: €12M in revenue, 8 offices, 225 employees, 40 retail banks & financial institutions as clients
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms, licensed
HQ: Munich, Germany
Founded: October 1997
Website: misys.com
Twitter: @MisysFS

FinovateEurope 2014 Sneak Peek: Part 3

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To help you prepare for FinovateEurope 2014, our fourth Finovate event in London, we’ve compiled a small taste of what the companies will demo over the course of February 11 and 12. To see each company demo live, get your ticket here.

Below, you’ll find a preview of the next 6 companies in our series. If you missed the first 2 posts, check out:


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The Currency Cloud provides a transparent online service powering international payments firms. It enables businesses to move money around the world easily, quickly and securely.

Features

  • The ability to hold multi-currency balances in an ewallet
  • Faster international payments
  • Delivered though our upgraded intuitive interface
  • Why it’s great:
    Moving money should be easy. It powers next-generation companies with a transparent, fast and trusted global payments platform to transform how the world moves money.  

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    Mike Laven, CEO
    Mike is a seasoned FinTech expert who has been pioneering innovation for over 30 years
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    Richard Bastin, CTO
    With a lifelong passion for technology, Richard has been leading technology departments for over ten years
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    ETRONIKA unites emerging trends and innovative techniques in IT solutions to amaze the market and create unique opportunities for clients in finance, banking and e-businesses.

    Features:

      • Holistic multichannel partnership ecosystem for banks and partners
      • Personalized service offerings enabled by smart data analysis
      • Customer loyalty platform with enhanced fraud prevention

    Why it’s great
    Its ecosystem helps banks and partners to achieve customer experience beyond expectations through upgraded smart data analysis engine and maximized fraud prevention. 


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    Kestutis Gardžiulis, CEO
    Kestutis has 18 years experience in banking and e-channel development. With a background in visual arts and quantum electronics, he is a true idea generator. 
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    Asta Sabaite, Head of Marketing
    Asta’s broad marketing perspective comes from years of multinational practice in FMCG and retail industries. Her creative and analytical skills are devoted to fully understand client’s needs.
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    Feedzai provides payment fraud prevention at Big Data scale.

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    Features
      • Connect mobile bank apps to social apps such as Facebook and Yelp, privately
      • Consumers check in and post status (geolocation) to protect their transactions
      • Feedzai’s fraud software lets banks “friend” customers, offering added peace-of-mind
    Why it’s great:
    Feedzai lets consumers and Banks be Facebook friends in order to make omnichannel commerce safe.

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    Nuno Moura Pires, VP of Sales
    Nuno is a senior sales executive with 15 years experience with a solid and extensive experience in technology and software companies like QlikView and SAS.
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    IND Group is a digital banking, PFM and payments technology software innovator and vendor for financial institutions.
    Features:
      • Turns the mobile banking channel into a real-time communication platform 
      • Persona-based design
      • Revolutionary card view concept
    Why it’s great: With IND Essence, all services are only a few taps away – anytime, anywhere. Mobile banking has never been so comfortable and easy, yet secure.  

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    József NYÍRI
    József is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovator of IND Group, market leader of innovative banking front-office solutions.

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    Tamas BRAUN
    Tamas is the General Manager of IND (UK), a subsidiary of IND Group, a leading international innovative banking front end solution vendor.

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    Meniga is the European market leader of white-label Personal Finance Management (PFM) and next-generation digital banking solutions.
    Features
      • Unique way to create value from data and analyze spending behavior
      • Anonymous and based on consent of retail banking customers
      • New revenue stream. Actionable, real-time insights into retail markets
    Why it’s great
    The Market Watch provides unprecedented, real-time, insights into consumer spending behavior, allowing banks to offer a highly valuable service to retail industry players. 

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    Georg Ludviksson, CEO
    Georg is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience of founding, building and managing software companies with a global perspective. 

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    Einar Gústafsson, VP Product Management at Meniga
    An interaction and information designer with a special focus on financial data and online banking. Einar has been working in the web industry since 1998 and is responsible for Meniga’s product roadmap.

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    Trustev provides real time, online identity verification to eliminate fraud and increase revenues.
    Features
      • Brings retail identity decision making in the internet age
      • Provides identity decisions in real time
      • Uses multiple independent dynamic data sources 
    Why it’s great:
    Its rigorous authentication technologies deal with fraudsters, so you can serve your real customers.

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    Pat Phelan, CEO & Co-founder
    One of Ireland’s best-known serial entrepreneurs, Pat Phelan is recognised across the globe as one of the most connected men in the technology industry.

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    Chris Kennedy, CTO & Co-founder 
    Kennedy is a web professional with over 10 years experience in developing state of the art web engineering solutions with a speciality in building heavy duty web platforms.


    Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more in our Sneak Peek series.

    FinovateAsia 2013 Best of Show: IND Group

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    Best of Show: IND Group

    “Shaping trends, pursuing innovations and our enthusiasm in e-finance are what make us capable of creating and delivering state-of-the-art solutions. 

    The fact that we were named among the 100 best global vendors shows that IND has reached the top.”
    –Balazs Vinnai, CEO, IND Group.
    Who knew that IND Group was just one inspired Finovate demo away from even further accolades from the fintech community? Within weeks of earning its first spot on the Fintech 101, IND Group was returning home from Singapore with their very first Finovate Best of Show award.
    People will rightly talk about IND Group’s laugh-out-loud demo, a skit that used an imagined wild night on the town with a cast of crazy characters to help showcase the company’s mobile banking and personal finance management app, Essence
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    But what also won fans is the way Essence is designed around both basic banking functions like checking an account balance or a transaction history, while at the same time providing modern features like the ability to send and receive money through Facebook.
    The result is a very efficient user experience and a new channel through which financial institutions can engage their customers. 
    To see IND Group’s Best of Show winning demo, click here.

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    Why They Won:
    • Mike Tyson jokes and gorilla suits aside,  IND Group’s presentation of Essence reminded our FinovateAsia audience how much our spending and saving says about us. Essence also showed us how we can use that information to guide us to our goals, or even just from one end of the day to the other.
    Bottom Line:
    • A funny and memorable presentation, a powerful and practical personal finance and banking app, and the support of and industry veteran like IND Group suggest a major new entry in the race for the perfect PFM.
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    Interview with Viktor Balint, Marketing and Communications Director, IND Group

    Finovate: With more than a wink and a nod at the hit comedy film, The Hangover, the team from IND Group made sure their demo would be memorable. Can you tell us a little bit about how a “slice of life” demo (albeit one that was over the top) helps tell the story of how people can manage the little slices of their own lives via your mobile PFM app, Essence?

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    Viktor Balint: With our demo we not only wanted to wake the audience up and enjoy a presentation that was something different, but to reflect how our mobile bank, Essence, is part of our everyday lives. Essence is all about the customer, their real life experiences and needs. 
    The most successful companies are those that build up their structure, processes and products purely from the customer perspective. People don’t want to do banking. They want to live their lives, managing their goals and achieving their dreams in the most comfortable way. We wanted to create a mobile bank that helps them do just that, quickly and easily.
    Finovate: At the beginning of the year at FinovateEurope, you showed us “Story of My Finances” which merged  online banking and PFM. Is Essence the fully-realized version of that vision?
    Balint: “Story of My Finances” differs from traditional PFM tools that can be complicated and boring to use. That is the reason banks get disappointed when their customers don’t get excited about PFM modules. As in all IND products, our PFM’s starting points are a customer’s life situations and their financial health. Instead of functions and features we have developed stories that are real life events with financial impact (like “expecting a baby”). 
    Our new mobile banking product, Essence, includes PFM features (or as we call our new approach: PFP – personal finance planner) we invented for “Story of My Finances”, such as goal setting and third party offers, but it is a complete mobile banking solution based on the uniqueness of mobile usage. Essence aims to make mobile banking simpler and more enjoyable by concentrating on the basic functions that people require when banking on the move: balance enquiry, money transfers and transaction history. Just like our PFM, via excellent customer experience it increases usage and so boosts sales and revenue for the banks.
    Finovate: IND Group was recognized as one of the Fintech 100 by American Banker magazine. Fifteen years after the company was founded, what does earning this recognition mean to you and your colleagues?
    Balint: This recognition is another clear sign of how much we have reached. IND was founded by three college friends in 1997 and now we are servicing 40 clients in 18 countries and continuously entering new markets. For several years now our clients have won numerous innovation awards with our solutions. FinTech 100 proves that we are not only a great innovator but also a global front runner in digital banking. 
    Ovum, one of the most influential financial analyst firms also confirmed this in its latest report that gives a wide picture of the leading global digital banking vendors and we are proud that IND Group is among the vendors it recommends.
    Finovate: We in the West hear and see so much innovation in banking come from Eastern Europe. What is it that Eastern European innovators are doing that the rest of the world could learn from?
    Balint: Eastern Europe as always hosted a large-scale work force, and thus been a great place for outsourcing. The region has also shown potential to become Europe’s Silicon Valley. It is the human assets and the excellent educational background of the region that make it a major player in technological innovation.
    We have indeed been called the fastest growing technological company in Central and Eastern Europe. This is thanks to our software developers that are talent professionals and we are constantly looking for more creative people to work with. We also invest a lot in keeping up-to-date with customer demands and researching what people want from banking. That is do
    ne by IND Labs, and we think this is one of the most important ingredient of our secret sauce for success.
    Finovate: What’s next for IND Group? What can we look forward to seeing by way of further innovation in Essence and mobile banking?
    Balint: IND Group’s vision is to reinvent every unloved aspect around banking and to give people a chance for an easier and healthier financial life. Our next innovation will be launched in February at FinovateEurope. Our new internet and tablet banking platform, Foundation, is built on the idea that online banking can be more intuitive and efficient – and maybe even fun. 
    Our solution focuses on usability and ergonomics and we are convinced that this will lead to more engaged and happier online banking users, providing the implementing bank with a real competitive advantage. With this approach we believe also new customer segments can be engaged in digital banking: both young and older generations, people that would love to manage their money digitally, you just need to provide them with the right solutions!

    Finovate Alumni News– November 22, 2013

    • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPrepaid MasterCard cardholders now able to reload at Walmart stores courtesy of Green Dot network.
    • LendUp iPhone app enables mobile borrowing.
    • YouthTech column on ramification in banking features IND Group.
    • Boku furthers its Global Reach with Acquisition of Qubecell 
    • Taulia named 2013 Red Herring Global 100 Winner.
    • Vix Technology partners with InComm to Support First of Its Kind, Transit Fare Media.
    • Banking Technology features Doug Brown, SVP, eBanking at FIS, on the topic of mobile banking.
    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.

    FinovateAsia 2013 Best of Show Winners

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    FinovateAsia 2013 was quite a success. We just finished up the second annual FinovateAsia in Singapore. 

    After the show, the audience selected their favorite of the 35 demo companies. The top four companies were named Best of Show, and took home a trophy.

    The winners (in alphabetical order):

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    BehavioSec, for its behavioral biometrics-based authentication method 
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    IND Group, for its Essence mobile banking app, with detailed financial management tools
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    Kofax, for its omni-channel solution that accelerates and enhances the underwriting process
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    Yodlee, for the international debut of TANDEM, an app that helps groups manage and discuss shared finances
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    All of the demo videos will be posted on Finovate.com in a few weeks.

    Many thanks to the great audience that participated in this year’s event. Also, thanks to the 34 innovative companies who demonstrated their newest tech from the FinovateAsia stage. Keep the tech coming!

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    Notes on methodology:  
    1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.     
    2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.    
    3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”  
    4. The four companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show.  
    5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners. 

    IND Group Debuts Essence Mobile Banking

    This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateAsia 2013.

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    Next, IND Group launched Essence mobile banking:
    “How they describe their product/innovation: To adapt to younger generations’ requirements, IND Group delivers a best-in-class banking app with an innovative drive. With IND’s next generation mobile banking, Essence, all services are only a few taps away – anytime, anywhere. Mobile banking has never been so comfortable and easy, yet secure. 
    The application offers more than just transactional banking: based on customers’ life situations banks are able to deliver personal, targeted offers, turn data into relevant, visualized information, and provide a user experience like never before, turning mobile banking into their primary engagement and sales channel.”
    Presenting József Nyíri (Chief Innovator & Founder), Tamás Grünzweig (Head of Innovation) and Viktor Bálint (Head of Marketing & Communications)

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    Product Launch: November 2013
    Metrics: €12M in revenue, 8 offices, 225 employees, 40 retail banks & financial institutions as clients
    Product distribution strategy: Direct to business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms, and licensed
    HQ: Munich, Germany
    Founded: October 1997
    Website: indgroup.eu
    Twitter: @indgroup

    Finovate Alumni News– November 7, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports: Bill.com Updates Banking Platform.
    • FIS, Fiserv, BancVue, & IND Group included in 2013 FinTech 100 rankings.
    • U.S. News and World Report wonders if FlexScore will replace credit scores.
    • Leaf earns a spot on BostInno’s “50 on Fire Finalists for Tech”.
    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.

    FinovateAsia 2013 Demo Companies Bring Global Innovation to Singapore

    FinovateAsia is typically our most globally diverse show, and this year is no different. Two weeks from now, we will showcase 37 demos from companies spanning the globe that are innovating in everything from remittance to small business tools to back office solutions and much more. 

    Given that diversity, we thought it would be fun put together a map showing the geographic spread of the demoing companies that will take the stage (click the map to enlarge).

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    Here’s the breakdown of the number of companies from each region:

    • Asia: 12
    • Europe: 11
    • North America: 9
    • Africa: 1
    • Oceania: 2
    • Middle East: 2

    To refresh your memory, the list of the companies that we’ve hand-picked to show off their new technology at the Max Atria @ Singapore Expo on November 14, include:

    • Advanced Merchant Payments
    • App Annie
    • Arkalogic
    • ArthaYantra
    • Backbase
    • BehavioSec
    • BlueKite
    • BRIDGEi2i
    • CustomerXPs Software
    • DragonWealth
    • GMC Software Technologies
    • i-exceed
    • IND Group
    • Intuition Intelligence
    • KlickEx
    • Kofax
    • LifePAD
    • Luminous
    • Mambu
    • Matchi
    • Mistral Mobile
    • Mobexo
    • Mobino
    • Pangea
    • Payoneer
    • Pixeliris
    • Red Zebra
    • SaaS Markets
    • Serverside
    • Smart Engine
    • TIBCO
    • Tootpay
    • TradeNet
    • TSYS
    • White Label Personal Clouds
    • Yodlee

    To see live demos of the new technology, meet the entrepreneurs responsible, and network with others in the industry, get your ticket to FinovateAsia here. If you have questions about the show, check out who is attending or email asia@finovate.com.

    Showing Our Age: A Look at FinovateAsia 2013 Demo Company Launch Timeline

    At Finovate, we’ve seen how great innovation comes from companies of all ages. All we have to do is look at the Best of Show winners from FinovateAsia 2012. The founding dates of the winners ranged from 1858 (NAB, the parent company of UBank) to 2012 (SocietyOne).

    We don’t know who will win Best of Show at FinovateAsia in Singapore this year, but looking at the launch date of the 37 companies taking the stage November 14, we found a 28-year spread. 

    Here they are in reverse chronological order with funding amounts, if disclosed:

    2013- 2012
    • BlueKite: 2013
      Total Funding: $1.5 million Seed funding
    2011-2008
    • KlickEx: 2011
      Total Funding: $1.3 million
    • Mambu: 2011
      Total Funding: $2 million Series A

    2007 or earlier
    • Yodlee: 1999
      Total Funding: $124 million
    • BehavioSec: 1998
      Total Funding: $2 million (€1.5 million)
    • Kofax: 1985
      Public LON: KFX

    To learn more about each of these companies, check them out here and come see their live demos in Singapore on November 14.

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    All numbers and funding information sourced from Crunchbase.com

    What to Expect at FinovateAsia this November

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    You may have seen the list of FinovateAsia demoing companies we released a few weeks ago. Here are more details on the 32 companies demoing November 14 at the MAX Atria @ Singapore Expo. Get your ticket here to be part of the crowd.

    Stay tuned for our Sneak Peek series next month featuring a behind-the-scenes look at each company and chance meet the innovators.


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    Advanced Merchant Payments’ innovative loan management solution enables banks to offer profitable, unsecured, short-term loans to small businesses
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    ArthaYantra provides personal financial advice online to everyone irrespective of what they earn
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    Backbase brings social media to the bank, and the bank to social media
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    BehavioSec has extended its award-winning BehavioMobile solutions to offer policy-based behaviour authentication

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    BellaDati is the agile business data analysis with human touch
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    BlueKite’s international bill payment service improves an immigrants’ ability to care for family back home
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    BRIDGEi2i is a trusted partner that enables organizations to achieve accelerated outcomes by embedding analytics in their DNA
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    CustomerXPs Software is a leading product company offering real-time, Enterprise Fraud Management & CEM products to banks globally
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    GMC Software Technology is a leading software developer of solutions that transform the customer experience
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    i-exceed has created a Unified Application Development Suite for smartphone, tablets, desktops and laptops across operating systems
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    IND Group is a leading innovator and developer of digital banking, PFM and payments technology
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    Intuition Intelligence delivers the right offer at the right moment to the right client via digital channels
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    KlickEx is a Global Clearing System for commercial and central banks. The Clearing System extends to Retail, as well
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    Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interaction
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    Luminous is a boutique innovation company that has become synonymous with innovative banking around the world
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    Mambu enables financial institutions to rapidly deliver state-of-the-art banking services through a cloud-first Software-as-a-Service solution
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    Matchi is a matchmaker for innovation
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    Mistral Mobile powers your mobile financial services to serve anyone
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    Mobexo is a scalable, value-added payment ecosystem that allows transactions to be executed between smartphones
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    Mobino enables mobile payments for 5 billion people, from any phone, no credit card required
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    Pangea Payments’ multiplatform solution will allow you to send money to anyone, from anywhere, at any time, using mobile and retail locations around the world
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    Red Zebra brings together consumers, banks and retailers, with targeted rewards based on spending patterns


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    SaaS Markets is the enterprise app store company for financial organizations looking to leverage cloud-based applications for their employees or customers
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    Serverside Group is the global technology leader in digital card designs and a provider of innovative artwork solutions that create meaningful results

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    SinoLending is the leading online lending platform in China
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    Smart Engine’s Multichannel Loyalty Platform benefits financial institutions, merchants, web shops and users
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    TIBCO Software creates real-time, event-enabled solutions for the 21st Century
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    Tootpay’s mobile payment solution works independently from network and operator. It is encrypted, using a standard mobile phone
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    TradeNet provides an equity trading customer channel for retail customers in emerging markets at $5 a month
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    TSYS focuses on people-centered payments
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    White Label Personal Clouds’ Website Welcomer eliminates username/passwords and enables seamless, private transfer of information between organisations

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    Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation, powering the world’s largest collection of transactional data
    To learn more about FinovateAsia, visit the event page, check out the FAQ, or email asia@finovate.com.

    Finovate Alumni News– August 15, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgANZ Group goes live with Fiserv’s Mobiliti Reach.
    • The Currency Cloud CEO, Mike Laven, explains the issues behind the recent remittance crisis.
    • IND Group & PayPal team up to offer P2P Payment via email in Europe.
    • SunTrust introduces BCSG’s Business Hub and CreditHQ tools; an online package of small business solutions.
    • Bolstr on FOX News Chicago: Local Business Raises $12,000 in under 48hrs on Bolstr.
    • Mint, Manilla featured in Digital Trends list of 12 useful online services and apps for students.
    • Quantopian’s John Fawcett writes about the intersection of social media, algorithms, and the browser when it comes to investing.
    • American Banker takes a look at Credit Agricole’s CAStore.
    • Mobile Payments Today highlights PayConnect from PreCash in a column on mobile wallets and the payment industry.
    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.