FinovateFall 2021 Sneak Peek: Instnt

FinovateFall 2021 Sneak Peek: Instnt

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 13-15, 2021. Register today and save your spot.

Instnt is a fully managed customer onboarding solution for with up to $100 million in fraud loss insurance. It helps businesses sign-up and onboard twice as many good customers without the fraud losses.


  • AI-powered managed service that replaces vendor integration and human orchestrated waterfalls
  • No Code/Low code integration without giving up ownership of user journey
  • Fraud loss insured up to $100 million

Why it’s great
Instnt is the first AI-powered managed onboarding service that replaces human-driven vendor integration and orchestration and is also the only offering in the market with fraud loss insurance.


Sunil Madhu, CEO & Founder
As the Founder and previous CEO of Socure and a leader in AI-driven fraud, Madhu has spent over 20 years innovating in the Identity & Access Management, Security, Governance, and Risk and Compliance markets.

Justin Kamerman, Chief Product Officer
Kamerman has over 20 years experience designing and building high performance distributed systems in the telecommunications, IPTV, identity verification, social media analytics, and IIoT industries.

FinDEVr Shines a Light on Fintech’s Developers at FinovateSpring

FinDEVr Shines a Light on Fintech’s Developers at FinovateSpring

With apologies to LL Cool J, feel free to call it a comeback.

FinDEVr, our conference series dedicated to developers in fintech and financial services, is back. We’re saving the final day of FinovateSpring this year to shine a light on the role that developers continue to play in building and applying the technologies that keep fintech at the cutting edge.

Some of Finovate’s most illustrious alums have, in fact, been alums of FinDEVr. Among those at the top of the list are innovators like Plaid. The company, nearly acquired by Visa for more than $5 billion last year, was a big part of one of our earliest FinDEVr events in 2014 where it introduced its “API for Financial Infrastructure” to fintech audiences.

FinDEVr has also served as a platform for innovative fintechs not just from outside of Silicon Valley, but from outside the U.S., as well. An excellent example of this kind of FinDEVr alum is Nubank. Making its FinDEVr debut at our first developers conference on the east coast, FinDEVr New York, in 2016, the Brazilian financial services startup has grown into a major regional neobank and the biggest fintech in Latin America with more than 34 million customers.

For this year’s return, FinDEVr will feature a quintet (or more!) of innovative companies that are busying building tomorrow’s fintech today. Each company will provide both a TECHTalk and an informative workshop to dive deeper into the enabling technologies being discussed. Take a look at our current line-up below, as well as the topics we’ll be talking about.

Connecting Siloed Financial Data: Open Banking’s Impact on the Financial Experience

Join Finicity as they explore the implications of an open financial ecosystem, shifting control to consumers, what the impact is for technologists and developers, and how open banking is being leveraged to improve financial literacy and inclusion. Finicity will follow this with a workshop on how to leverage the power of open banking with a hands-on introduction to their platform. Learn more.

The Tango: Operationalizing Predictive Models, an Engineering and Data Science Collaboration

Instnt will examine the different workflows followed by data science and engineering and discuss why they must come together in the deployment and maintenance of application models. The conversation will be followed by a workshop on rapid feature development and analysis in the identity verification space. Learn more.

Simplifying the complex with an innovative tech stack

LoanPro’s TECHTalk will discuss the importance of a modern and secure technology stack that is cloud-based, uses a configuration first approach, and maintains security throughout the process. LoanPro will follow up with a workshop on how to connect with and build loans via LoanPro’s API in less than 90 minutes. Learn more.

Data for sustainability

What is the relationship between data, sustainability, and financial services? In their TECHTalk Ecolytiq will discuss how their Sustainability-as-a-Service model helps ensure that financial institutions have access to relevant, contextual information at the right time. After the presentation, Ecolytiq will lead a conversation on how to ethically manage different data assets, and how to integrate them into the decision-making process. Learn more.

Scalable fintech product development

How can product development teams keep up with the rapid pace of fintech product adoption while remaining efficient and keeping costs down? Praxent’s TECHTalk will examine this challenge in greater detail and highlight ways to resolve productivity challenges. The workshop afterward will feature best practices for identifying bottlenecks in the development process and how to accurately benchmark your team’s progress. Learn more.

To find out more about the return of FinDEVr, visit the FinDEVr section of our FinovateSpring hub for more information.

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FinovateWest Digital 2020 Sneak Peek: Instnt

FinovateWest Digital 2020 Sneak Peek: Instnt

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateSpring Digital on May 10 through 13, 2021. Register today and save your spot.

Instnt is the first fully managed customer onboarding platform with a warranty against fraud losses.


  • Fully managed onboarding platform with a guarantee to sign up more good customers
  • Codeless integration and a compendium of sophisticated features
  • Fraud loss insurance for up to $100 million annually

Why it’s great
Instnt manages the onboarding process as well as the fraud for businesses so they can focus on building their topline revenue and their product.


Sunil Madhu, CEO & Founder
Madhu is a serial entrepreneur with IPO and acquisition exits including Socure (Series-C venture-backed), Hopskoch (M&A exit to WPP), Securent (M&A exit to Cisco), and Netegrity (IPO).

Instnt Partners with Identity Verification Platform Prove

Instnt Partners with Identity Verification Platform Prove

A new partnership will enable customer onboarding platform Instnt to leverage phone intelligence-based authentication to enable firms to “green light” more customers without having to resort to time-consuming, knowledge-based authentication protocols. The company announced that it has teamed up with Prove, whose technology is used by more than 1,000 businesses and 500 bank clients to provide frictionless, passive authentication to their customers.

“As mobile devices have become the de-facto second-factor authentication tool, Prove’s robust phone intelligence technology becomes a crucial component to enable frictionless digital acceptance and authentication of consumers on Instnt’s digital customer onboarding managed service,” Instnt CEO and founder Sunil Madhu explained. “Through this partnership, Instnt aims to bring digital inclusion and one-click federated sign-up to consumers across mobile apps and websites on the internet.”

Instnt enables retail financial institutions and e-commerce merchants to sign up more customers with less risk and fewer fraud losses. Using Instnt’s technology, companies follow a simple, three-step process to create their digital sign-up form and generate a single line of code. This code is added to their website or app to create the onboarding functionality. Instnt leverages AI-powered predictive analytics to validate the user and the device being used during the onboarding process, conducting device and cohort analysis, network analysis, and data validation and verification to provide high accuracy and “requirement levels of compliance.” Instnt goes so far as to indemnify users of its customer onboarding offering for up to $100 million in annual fraud losses.

Instnt’s partnership with Prove comes just weeks after the company announced that it was collaborating with ComplyAdvantage. The partnership will bring machine learning and natural language processing-powered financial crime detection capabilities to Instnt’s onboarding and verification platform. Instnt began the year raising $2.9 million in seed funding from Charge Ventures, Fantail Ventures, Third Prime, and Revel Partners.

Based in New York City, Instnt made its Finovate debut last year at FinovateFall. The company returns to Finovate’s all-digital stage in November for FinovateWest Digital. Find out more about our upcoming live and on-demand fintech event, November 23 through 25.

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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Instnt

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Instnt

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Instnt Inc. is the first customizable, risk and compliance liability insured, online account opening and onboarding service for businesses.


  • Increase revenue by reducing your rejection rates
  • Shift your risk and compliance costs and loss liability for onboarding with a single line of code
  • Cut operating costs by outsourcing onboarding

Why it’s great
Instnt helps improve business’ approval rates


Sunil Madhu
Madhu is a serial entrepreneur with IPO and acquisition exits including Socure (Series C, venture backed), Hopskoch (M&A exit to WPP), Securent (M&A exit to Cisco), and Netegrity (IPO).

Mimi Salcedo
Salcedo was the first Product Manager at Simple Finance and went on to co-found WinWin (acquired in 2019). She is now Instnt’s co-founder and VP of Product.

Finovate Alumni News


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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.