Finovate Alumni News


  • “Munich-Based Fidor Bank Launches in the UK” —Check out Fidor Bank at FinDEVr, 6/7 October, in San Francisco.

Around the web

  • New P2P lending app, Ledge, leverages Venmo technology.
  • CNET features Wealthfront, Betterment, FutureAdvisor, SigFig, and Personal Capital in a look at investment in robo-advisers.
  • American Banker profiles PaySwag and its strategy to put a gamified face on debt collection.
  • Kashoo unveils version 4.4 of its iOS app.
  • American Legion magazine interviews Mark Rockefeller, StreetShares CEO and co-founder.
  • itBit announces new higher withdrawal limits.
  • Digital Retail Apps CEO and founder Wendy MacKinnon Keith wins 2015 Women in Payments Innovation Award.
  • InvestorJunkie lists its top 15 robo-advisers, featuring eight Finovate alums.
  • Braintree and PayPal reflect on their two-year anniversary. See Braintree show off its APIs at FinDEVr in San Francisco, 6/7 October.
  • EQ features DAVO’s sales-tax solution.
  • Bank Innovation highlights Ldger’s demo at FinovateFall last week.
  • Forbes features Aerospike. See Aerospike’s presentation at FinDEVr San Francisco on 6/7 October.

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.

Ldger Previews its Cash-flow Automation Platform for Marketplace-originated Credit

LdgerThis post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2015.

Our next demonstration comes courtesy of Ldger.

To address the gap in the innovation cycle, Ldger has built a powerful and flexible structuring and cash-flow-automative platform that permits investors in, and originators of, marketplace-originated credit to build and market customized tranches of risk exposure against marketplace credit cash-flows.

Presenters: Miles Cowan, CEO, founder; Hyung Kim, co-founder, financial markets



Product launch: Target Q4 2015
Product distribution strategy: Direct to business (B2B); through financial institutions; through other fintech companies and platforms

HQ: New York City, New York
Founded: March 2014
Twitter: @ldgerinc

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Ldger


The Sneak Peek series looks at the innovators demoing live on stage at FinovateFall 2015. Be sure to pick up your tickets to our annual autumn conference, and we’ll see you in New York!

LdgerLogoLdger offers a user-driven marketplace within a credit-structured finance platform to power data-rich modeling, automated transaction execution, inventory discovery and aggregation.


  • Dynamic, real-time structuring and modeling
  • Normalized deal structures
  • Inventory discovery and aggregation

Why it’s great

Ldger extends the innovation associated with marketplace-lending post-origination, facilitating efficient and transparent access for multilateral participants to sophisticated capital markets.


Miles Cowan, CEO, Founder
Cowan leverages his prior experience as a tech-centric securities and M&A attorney to craft technology-driven solutions to structural and process deficiencies in today’s financial infrastructure.

LdgerPresenter2Hyung Kim, Co-founder, Financial Markets
Kim has more than 20 years’ experience in NYC’s finance industry-trading and risk-managing of structured derivatives at Credit Suisse, Barclays and JPMorgan Chase.



Finovate Alumni News


Around the web

  • Yodlee’s startup incubator contributes to “Startup Fever.”
  • Revolut, Sedicii, SizeUp, & Token named Innotribe Startup finalists.
  • TIS signs deal to process school exams in Chile.
  • Trustly appoints Jonas Palmquist as chief financial officer.
  • features PsychSignal and Market Prophit in a discussion on market signals and social media.
  • Dwolla launches its white-label service to make it easier for FIs to use its FiSync transfer platform.
  • Segmint launches new marketing solution, Segmint Reach.
  • RetailWeek features TradeShift as startup of the week.
  • Lending Club celebrates surpassing $11 billion in loans.

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.