Finovate Alumni News– March 22, 2013

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  • Fathead launches Virtual Piggy youth friendly payment system.
  • Fiserv processed more than 10 mil loan applications in 2012.
  • CNN Money lists Personal Capital as 1 of 5 best apps to invest smarter.
  • Temenos announces acquisition of compliance technology firm, TriNovus.
  • IRA Reviews
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  • VoiceTrust brings voice biometrics technology to USoft.
  • TSYS executive wins award at CPI Global Awards for Excellence in Commercial Cards and Payments.
  • Crackberry.com highlights Pageonce for BlackBerry 10.
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– January 16, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNetbanker highlights Simple and Jwaala’s natural language search.
  • Metaforic extends its app protection system to be compatible with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system.
  • Plastyc powers online banking and payments services for H&R Block, launches new white-label service.
  • Andera increases sales bookings by 59%, sees 5x increase in oFlows customers.
  • Cambodia’s leading commercial bank adopts Temenos Group technology upgrade.
  • Fiserv completes acquisition of Open Solutions.
  • AppShopper features eDeposit’s first mobile app.
  • Edelweiss Securities launches real time news terminal powered by Heckyl Technologies.
  • Google Analytics touts Kapitall’s content experiments.
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– November 27, 2012

  • Interactive Investor purchases DCisions, closes InvestorBee service.

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  • Finextra reports Rabobank Australia and NZ selects ThreatMetrix to secure online channels.
  • InComm & SkyMall Ventures partner to launch electronic gift card program.
  • Opus Research report recognises ValidSoft as leader in voice biometrics.
  • AloStar Bank of Commerce chooses Andera’s oFlows for online account opening.
  • TIO adds mobile bill pay app to its suite of services for El Paso Electric.
  • Radian Mortgage Insurance now available through Mortgagebot’s loan origination system.
  • E-invoicing Platform features AcceptEmail.
  • Xconomy examines how Giftly will disrupt traditional gift card market.
  • Luup signs partnership with Arab Link, provider of money transfer and exchange services in Abu Dhabi.
  • Personal Capital launches Android app.
  • Crunched lists On Deck in top 25 startups to work for.
  • TechCrunch reports Holvi Plans To Disrupt Traditional Bank Accounts With Simple But Powerful Services.
  • Citi Innovation Lab and SapientNitro honored at National Infocomm Awards in Singapore for next-generation banking experience.
  • ActivePath merges with PowerInbox.
  • Experian expands debt-collection product suite with TrueTrace.
  • DeviceFidelity launches moneto prepaid MasterCard.
  • BlinkMobile announces five more councils to adopt BlinkForms.
  • Klarna earns 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year award from European Tech Tour Association.
  • Money Smart Life reviews Betterment and Kapitall.
  • American Banker reports Betterment deepens finance advice features.
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– October 22, 2012

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  • Equifax announces Spectrum Verification Services Platform, which helps verification through underwriting, QA & closing.
  • Credit Sesame blog features Manilla as a way to digitize finances.
  • Dynamics to nationally launch ePlate credit card device tomorrow via live webcast with 30+ payment apps.
  • Investment News reports Stockr offers social-media site for those passionate about stocks.
  • HelloWallet updates web app with bulk edit transactions, auto categorization, & re-organizing action steps.
  • VentureBeat explains how Kapitall gamifies stock trading.
  • Tenants Can Now Pay Rent Using Cash with PayNearMe’s Cash-Payment Solution.
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– October 5, 2012

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  • Ping Identity teams with Criterion Systems to develop secure consumer cloud ID ecosystem.
  • TIO Networks retains Hayden IR to develop strategic US investor relations program.
  • Kapitall and Wired unveil the Social Index.
  • Dwolla releases major updates to its API.
  • Check Point positioned as a Leader in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection.
  • The Next Web lists Fee Fighters as a startup in a small business tech trend space.
  • Business Insider names Wonga and Klarna to its 2012 Digital 100 List.
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 13, 2012

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  • Personal Capital launches “Savings Concierge” service for high rates & strong safety.
  • ProfitStars introduces eCommercial Security Awareness Training.
  • Nutmeg shares its Finovate experience.
  • Xero wins 2012 Top New Accounting Product from Accounting Today.
  • Fox Business News highlights Capital Access Network, Kabbage, and On Deck Capital as non-bank loan resources.
  • Kapitall Generation enables next-day funds transfer.
  • Wall Street Journal blog reports TrustedID buys reputation manager, Reppler.
  • Capital Access Network brings in $30 million from Accel Partners.
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.

Kapitall Enables Users to Trade Stocks Through Its Platform

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New York-based Kapitall now enables users to trade stocks through its platform:

TechCrunch reports:

“The simple brokerage platform has no minimums to open and maintain an account, and is fully paperless. You can choose to transfer real money into Kapitall to begin trading or use practice portfolios to see how your trades perform, risk-free.”

The user-friendly GUI, with its drag-and-drop interface, makes it easy for novice traders to build portfolios and execute trades.

To learn more about Kapitall, watch its FinovateFall 2010 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– November 28, 2011

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  • Payments Journal looks at Dwolla’s P2P payment platform.
  • Prosper announces iPod Nano giveaway for borrowers.
  • Simply Stacie describes BillFloat’s daily $50 giveaway.
  • OnPoint CU debuts Tyfone mobile gift card service.
  • Active Filings describes how consumers can benefit from BillGuard’s fraud-monitoring service.
  • Freewaregenius describes the Kapitall user experience.
  • Xero makes BestVendor’s list of 25 most beloved web services and work apps with a belovedness score of 38%.
  • SafetyPay available as payment option for Facebook Credit purchases.
  • Pageonce sees $1 million in user bill payment, launches iPad app.
  • Credit Sesame launches free iPhone app.
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 Website Traffic in September

Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete.
Out of 268 alumni, 80 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in September 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 33 (41%) had more visitors in September than August. Year-over-year, 42 (52%) had traffic increases.
Private Companies
  • Seeking Alpha and Cortera had the highest traffic in September with 2.1 and 2.0 million unique visitors, respectively. Cortera also had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visits with over 1.5 more visits in 2011 than in 2010.
  • Kabbage had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 280x.
  • Weemba saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 7.5 times the number of unique visitors in September compared to August.
  • SmartCredit.com had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 126,000.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011
 
1) The previous month recorded was August 2011
2) Sears Credit Score is powered by CreditKarma.com
3) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue
Public companies
 
  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 7 times the number of visitors this year than last year.
  • Intuit had a notable increase in number of unique, year-over-year visitors, increasing by 300,000 visits.
  • Check Point had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 41% more visitors in September than in August.
PublicWebTrafficSeptember2.jpgSource: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed.
3. NM = not measurable
4. t= tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.

Finovate Alumni Website Traffic in August

Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete
Out of 268 alumni, 75 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in August 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 41 (55%) had more visitors in August than July. Year-over-year, 45 (60%) had traffic increases.
Private Companies
  • Seeking Alpha — the most-trafficked in August with 2.5 million unique visitors — also had the highest increase in number of unique month-over-month visits with 300,000 more visits in August than in July.
  • Budgettracker.com saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 6.5 times the number of unique visitors in August compared to July.
  • Betterment had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 88x.
  • Cortera had the highest number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 1.5 million. 
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Source: Compete.com retrieved week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011
2) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue
5) Checkingfinder.com is powered by BancVue

Public Companies

  • Fiserv had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 50% more visitors.
  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 5 times the number of visitors.
  • S1 also had a high percentage growth year-over-year, doubling its visitors.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = Not measurable
4. t= Tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.