Finovate Alumni News


  • Kabbage Collects $250 Million Investment from SoftBank.
  • Huntington National Bank Chooses PFM, BFM Solutions from Barcelona-based Strands.

Around the web

  • Mastercard and Paypal deepen Asia Pacific partnership.
  • GlobalOnePay teams up with InvoiceASAP to improve electronic invoicing for SMEs.
  • Fidor Bank launches fintech education program in Singapore.

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.

InvoiceASAP Raises $700,000 from Current Investors


CEO Paul Hoeper confirmed the report yesterday that InvoiceASAP had raised $696,000 in new funding.

The company’s SEC Form D filing is available here. The investment takes InvoiceASAP’s total capital to more than $1 million.

InvoiceASAP is a cloud-based mobile invoicing and payments platform. The technology is available as both a “freemium” offering as well as a premium service that allows for credit card acceptance and QuickBooks syncing. InvoiceASAP is compatible with PayPal and QuickBooks, and users can add and send a variety of media (from pictures to audio files) to their invoices, as well. A partnership with Zebra Technologies enables mobile printing, and all content is safely stored on InvoiceASAP’s secure servers.
InvoiceASAP was founded in November 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company demoed its Mobile Invoice Network as part of FinovateSpring 2013.

FinovateSpring 2013 in the Press


Last week’s FinovateSpring 2013 received great coverage through blogs, tweets and articles. Here are the highlights:

Full conference live blogs


Three contributors risked carpel tunnel to cover all 72 demos. Thanks to Erin McCune and William Mills III and Phillip Ryan for going the extra mile!

Bank Innovation
by Phillip Ryan
FinovateSpring recap and ratings
Day one morning recap
Day one afternoon recap
Day two morning recap
Day two afternoon recap

Live Blogging Finovate Spring 2013 San Francisco
by Erin McCune 
William Mills blog
Live Blog: FinovateSpring 2013 San Francisco by William Mills III-DAY ONE
by William Mills III
Other coverage
Affluent Strategies
What About the Overbanked?
by JP Nicols

American Banker
5 Most Intriguing Companies at Finovate
by Sean Sposito
Bank Security Top Focus at Finovate
Banno Launches Data-Analytics Marketing Feature
by Sean Sposito
Crowdfunding Startups Pose New Competition to Commercial Lenders
by Sean Sposito
EyeVerify Rolls Out Authentication Service for Mobile Banking
by Brian Browdie

GoBank to Go Live on the Fourth of July
by Sean Sposito
The Buzz at Finovate: New Security Tech
by Sean Sposito
Bank Marketing Strategy
Musings of a Finovate Virgin
by Jim Marous
Bank Systems & Technology
Digital Marketing Solutions Stand Front and Center at Finovate Spring
by Jonathan Camhi
Banking 2020
FI Spotlight: USAlliance FCU Sees Cross-Selling Success
Algorithms for the Masses
by Theresa W. Carey 
Bloomberg Businessweek
Kabbage Expands Its Cash Advances to Brick-and-Mortars
by Patrick Clark

How to give a killer Finovate presentation
by Dan Latimore

Credit Union Magazine
Finovate Unveils Best of Show Winners

Finovate Highlights Industry’s Best and Brightest
by Steve Rodgers
Look into the Future of Finance
by Steve Rodgers
Scenes from FinovateSpring 2013
by Steve Rodgers

Credit Union Times
5 Things You Don’t Know Because You Weren’t at Finovate
by Robert McGarvey
Onsite Coverage: Finovate Crowns the Winners
by Robert McGarvey
Onsite Coverage: New Security Tools Take Finovate Stage in Numbers
by Robert McGarvey
Onsite Coverage: No Clear Winners at Finovate Day 2
by Robert McGarvey
Threat of the Week: DDoS Back at You
by Robert McGarvey
Tomorrow’s Ideas Spark Interest But Fail to Excite
by Robert McGarvey
Des Moines Register
Banno launches marketing product for banks
by Marco Santana
Ecommerce Bytes
ZooZ Lets Mobile Shoppers Tap an Ad to Buy
By Ina Steiner 
FamZoo blog
My Finovate Scorecard Winners Plus Snarky Tweet Highlights
by Bill Dwight
Spend Money Like a Pop Star…Or Not: FamZoo’s FinovateSpring 2013 Demo
by Bill Dwight
Filene blog
Filene Five: Promising Products from Finovate
The Financial Brand
7 Reasons to Love GoBank
by Jim Marous
Neues aus der Finanzwelt der Zukunft
Banno unveils marketing tool Kernel
Forrester blog
FinovateSpring Fling 2013: Another Year of Dazzling Financial Services Delight!
by Tiffani Montez
Hotwire blog
Innovations inspire at Finovate Spring 2013
by Annette Leach
IntelliResponse blog
IntelliResponse Takes Center Stage at Finovate Spring 2013
by Dwayne Weppler 
Investment News
Quantopian launches trading platform pilot program
by Davis D. Janowski
Kabbage blog
Kabbage and Intuit Partner to Fund Small Businesses!
Lisa LaMagna’s Slideshare
Finovate SF in 60 Seconds
by Lisa LaMagna
Kabbage Expands Small-Business Financing
by Laurie Kulikowski
Man in Ranks blog
I attended Finovate Spring in San Francisco
by Christopher Perrien
by Christopher Perrien
Finovate Spring 2013: Expensify Is At The Forefront Of Innovation In Business Expense Management
Finovate Spring 2013: On Finovera You Can Store Your Bills, Statements, And Financial Documents
Finovate Spring 2013: GoBank Is A New Finance Bank That Enables Smart Personal Money Management
Finovate Spring 2013: GoodApril Helps You With Your Taxes All Year Round
Finovate Spring 2013: In San Francisco At The Center Of The New Finance World
Finovate Spring 2013: Kabbage Approves And Lends Money To Small Businesses in 7 Minutes or Less
Finovate Spring 2013: Is A Multiprocessor Payment Platform For Merchants
Finovate Spring 2013: Prestadero Is A Mexican Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace
Finovate Spring 2013: Realty Mogul Is A Crowdfunding Platform For Real Estate Investing
Finovate Spring 2013: Refundo’s App Is For The Under and Unbanked
Finovate Spring 2013: Start A Trust Fund For Each Of Your Kids At TrustEgg
Finovate Spring 2013: Virtual Piggy Is A Safe Payments System For Your Kids to Spend their Allowance
Finovate Spring 2013: Is A Full Service Credit Card Advisor
Banking Up Launches at FinovateSpring, Lets Any Business Offer Customers a Trusted Alternative to Traditional Banking
Finovate: Quantopian debuts live data trading for consumer quants
by Michael Carney
A VC’s Inside Look At FinovateSpring 2013
by Dan Rosen
GoBank Announces Timing of General Availability and National Distribution Relationships at FinovateSpring
Kabbage Extends Loan Services To Offline SMBs
TipRanks Wins Best of Show Award at Finovate
TransCard Congratulates FamZoo, Winner of One of Five 2013 FinovateSpring Best of Show Awards
The Paypers
InvoiceASAP, Zebra Technologies
partner for mobile invoicing solution
Refundo blog
FinovateSpring 2013 Trip – Demo Day
by Michael de Senna
SF Gate
ZooZ Previews “In-Ad Payments”™ at Finovate Spring
Silicon Prairie
Onstage at Finovate, Banno unveils ad platform for banks
by Danny Schreiber
Watch EyeVerify, Banno demo their wares at bank tech event Finovate
by Fred Bauters
Mobile Payments Startup ZooZ Debuts In-Ad Payments (Yes, “Ad” Not “App”)
by Sarah Perez
Expensify takes on Freshbooks with invoicing & billing features
by Sean Ludwig
Kabbage expands its loans business, now supports Quickbooks
by Christina Farr
Y Combinator Blog
LendUp (YC W12) wins Finovate 2013 Best in Show for consumer loan platform to help the underbanked build credit
We’ll continue to add coverage throughout the next few weeks. If you have FinovateSpring press coverage you would like to add, please email the link to

InvoiceASAP Unveils their Mobile Invoice Network for the Enterprise

invoiceasap_logo.jpgThis post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2013.

Our final presentation of Day One of FinovateSpring 2013 comes courtesy of InvoiceASAP, who is bringing mobile and cloud-based innovation to the world of business invoicing.
“InvoiceASAP is showing how the platform works with QuickBooks Online, Capital One Spark Payments for mobile payments, and mobile printing using the Zebra family of Bluetooth printers. InvoiceASAP is launching the Zebra printer integration on stage as well as our open API for Enterprise developers.”
Product Launched: May 2011
HQ Location: San Francisco, California
Company Founded: November 2010
Metrics: $435,000 raised; 120,000 registered accounts; $20,000 in monthly revenues; 3.5 employees
Twitter: @invoiceasap
Presenting Paul Hoeper (CEO) and Anne Maxwell (CTO)


InvoiceASAP for PayPal and QuickBooks Launches Version 4.0 for iOS


Creating and sending invoices on the go has become that much easier with news of an InvoiceASAP for PayPal and QuickBooks upgrade for iOS devices.

InvoiceASAP puts mobile invoicing and secure cloud storage in the hands of the average small-to-medium sized merchant. The mobile app allows businesses to sync their data without having to double-enter the information, capture and store signatures, and is QuickBooks compatible.

Version 4.0 includes the following enhancements:

  • Integrated with Zebra Bluetooth printers
  • Fixed API timeout issue
  • Added new estimates to tab bar

InvoiceASAP for PayPal and QuickBooks app is built for both the iPhone and the iPad, and has been optimized for the iPhone 5.

A mobile invoicing and payments platform based in the cloud, InvoiceASAP is available for free as a “starter” service, with greater functionality such as accepting credit cards for payment of invoices, and syncing with QuickBooks, available through a monthly subscription.

InvoiceASAP is led by CEO Paul Hoeper and CTO Anne Maxwell.  Founded in 2010, the company is based in Emeryville, California.

InvoiceASAP is among the companies that will be presenting their technology this May in San Francisco as part of FinovateSpring. To learn more about the event, and to save your space, visit our FinovateSpring information page here.