Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Rippleshot Raises $1.2 Million in Round Led by KGC Capital”
  • SocietyOne Offering Car Loans to Uber Drivers in Australia”

Around the web

  • Xero adds two-step authentication to its accounting platform.
  • CAN Capital teams up with iPayment to help SMEs get access to working capital.
  • Let’s Talk Payments features Klarna, Holvi, BehavioSec, Trustly, Meniga, and Tink in a roundup of top Nordic fintech startups. Remember FinovateEurope 2016 comes to London on February 9 and 10.
  • Check Point Names Julie Parrish as Chief Marketing Officer”
  • MyBankTracker names Mint, SmartyPig, Lending Club, Coinbase, and Loyal3 on its list of companies every millennial should know about.
  • ayondo CEO Robert Lempka Explains Innovative Trading Solutions Live on CNBC Asia”
  • TechCrunch looks at TransferWise’s growth.
  • PaymentEye interviews Daniel Abrahams, CEO and co-founder of CurrencyTransfer.com.
  • Bankless Times talks with Encap Security CEO Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen on current trends in authentication technology.

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

Lending Club Launches SME Multi-draw Line of Credit

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In a move that expands its SME financing, Lending Club announced it will extend multi-draw lines of credit to small-business borrowers.

The new multi-draw option enables borrowers to withdraw only the funds they need, as they need them—instead of extending all funds up front and charging interest on the full sum from the start of the term. Lending Club charges a 1% to 2% fee each time borrowers draw down on the line of credit.

It is free to apply for and open a line of credit—ranging from $5,000 to $300,000 with interest rates starting at 6%—and there is no hard credit inquiry.

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche says the platform’s new multi-draw line of credit “gives small-business borrowers a predictable, flexible, low-cost way to access credit ‘on demand’ if and when they need it.”

To qualify for the new offering—tested in beta for the past few months with Alibaba.com and Ingram Micro customers—the borrowing company must have been operating for at least two years and have $75,000/year in revenue.

Lending Club debuted at FinovateFall 2007 in New York. Check out its retro launch demo here.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Lending Club Launches SME Multi-draw Line of Credit”

Around the web

  • Cloud Lending Solutions announces underwriting and origination upgrades.
  • Inc. lists Blooom as one of five non-Silicon Valley startup rocket-ships you need to know about.
  • Thomson Reuters and Samsung to collaborate on mobile security, intelligent IT for the enterprise.
  • Tradeshift opens up its e-invoicing solution for users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “American Banker’s “20 Fintech Companies to Watch” Features Eleven Finovate Alums”
  • “Kabbage’s Fresh $135 Million to Help Grow Karrot Consumer Lending Platform”
  • “Hoyos Labs Unveils 4F Smartphone Authentication Technology”

Around the web

  • IDology makes an equity investment Payfone.
  • Insuritas to install insurance agency solution for MAC FCU’s 14,000+ members.
  • PocketSmith launches in Xero Add-On Marketplace.
  • Fidor Bank wins in two categories, Lending Club and Idea Bank both come in first, at BAI Retail Delivery’s Global Banking Innovation Awards.
  • WSJ features BehavioSec and Nymi in article “The Next Security Frontier: The Human Body”
  • mBank launches biometrics in its mobile application dedicated to corporate customers.
  • PYMNTS profiles Moven in the wake of its recent $12 million fundraising.
  • Markit unveils cloud-based, Know Your Third Party (KY3P) service to make it easier to manage third-party risk-processes.
  • Blackhawk Network and Stockpile partner to make eGift cards for stock available at select retailers in the U.S.
  • Meniga receives a World Summit Award for best technological solution in e-business and commerce.
  • TechCrunch: “Ping Identity Opens Up About Its Financials As It Eyes 2017 IPO”

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “IBSSMail from IBSS Brings Multifactor, Biometric Authentication to Email”

Around the web

  • Hudson River Financial FCU ($51 million assets) hires Insuritas to launch insurance agency.
  • BizEquity partners with Entrepreneur to create a new valuation and performance center for its business community.
  • Intech Worldwide and Forte Payment Systems form partnership.
  • Linkable Networks launches a fully digital shopper-attribution solution to bridge digital and in-store.
  • Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opens new Backbase U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche named to Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential list.
  • doxo wins 2015 Washington Excellence Award for Consumer Payments and Customer Service.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

Around the web

  • MoneyRates column on robo-advisers features Chris Costello, Blooom CEO.
  • Finance Magnates spotlights Nuno Sebastio of Feedzai on EMV in the U.S.
  • Digital Retail Apps to showcase SelfPay at the Visa Innovation Center at One Market in San Francisco.
  • Alt-Fi News interviews Renaud Laplanche, CEO and founder of Lending Club.
  • Prosper passes $5 billion in loans originated on its platform.
  • German development bank, KfW to deploy EDM technology from Markit. Join Markit in San Francisco for FinDEVr 2015.
  • CR2 and Ameriabank partner to bring BankWorld omnichannel banking platform to Armenia.
  • Digital Insight adds automated account-switching solution, ClickSWITCH.
  • EVO Payments, parent of EVO Snap*, inks U.K. market reseller-partnership deal with Handepay. See EVO Snap* at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.
  • Xero chosen as business ‘Platform of the Year’ at Internet Marketing Association’s IMPACT15 Conference.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Commentary: “”Prosper Signals Move into PFM with $30 Million Acquisition of BillGuard
  • Thanks to Xignite, the #FintechRevolution Will Be API’d”

Around the web

  • Lending Club adds Indiana, Kansas, and Nebraska, expanding its services to 36 states.
  • Premier Bank in Bangladesh extends payments agreement with TSYS, upgrading to PRIME4.
  • iSignthis to provide KYC services to Danish payment processor and card acquirer, Clearhaus, beginning in early 2016.
  • LeasePlan Bank implements Matrix digital banking platform from Five Degrees.
  • Peoples Bank & Trust hires Insuritas to launch turnkey insurance agency.
  • Kaspersky’s blog mentions Twilio’s Authy as a way to protect your ID on a smartphone.
  • Avalara announces the availability of a benefits program exclusively for U.S. QuickBooks ProAdvisors® and their clients.
  • Celent advises banks to be more like Fidor Bank in order to remain relevant.
  • The Neutral Internet Exchange NL-ix will use Interxion Cloud Connect to connect to Microsoft Azure as a part of its new cloud connectivity services.
  • TABB Research features Heckyl Technologies, Market Prophit, PsychSignal, and TickerTags in its new report on “social alpha 2.0.”
  • Nexmo teams up with mobile operator, H3G, to bring its SMS-based user-authentication technology to Sweden and Denmark. See Nexmo at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco next month.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “From API to UX/UI: A Preview of FinDEVr 2015

Around the web

  • Stratos wins Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, the company’s third product award.
  • Business Insider ranks Algomi, Currency Cloud, eToro, Nutmeg, Zopa, and TransferWise among top fintech companies in Britain.
  • Concur integrates with GigSky to enable travelers to access the internet while traveling.
  • Dwolla expands its credit services to include instant money transfers among friends and family.
  • Let’s Talk Payments lists 25 top alternative lending startups including OnDeck, Street Shares, Zopa, and Lending Club.
  • Xero previews two new features—billable expenses and invoice reminders—for small-business users of its platform.
  • peerTransfer announces U.S., Europe expansion; rebrands as Flywire.
  • TSYS to expand its Enterprise Tokenization technology to support Android Pay.
  • Red Giant launches its Red Giant Family Plan to offer families a way to manage daily spending.
  • iSignThis‘ KYC services now satisfy U.S. anti-money laundering requirements.
  • PayPal explains its recently launched API Transactions Dashboard.
  • BehavioSec joins PwC’s Accelerator Programme.
  • Lending Club’s Carrie Dolan named one of American Banker’s 2015 Most Powerful Women in Finance.
  • Personal Capital appoints Mark Goines as CMO.
  • Matt Compton becomes COO of Simple, which has tripled its staff to 300 employees from February 2014.
  • TechCrunch features Lending Club’s coming-of-age story.

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

On Finovate.com

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.
  • FT.com 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.

More Than 30 Alums Make Hot Topics 100 Most Influential People in Fintech

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If you drew up a list of the 100 most influential men and women in fintech, how many of them would be alumni of our Finovate/FinDEVr conferences?

The answer is about a third, according to Hot Topics, which released its list of the top 100 fintech influencers this week.

“More transactions taking place online mean more opportunities to help consumers manage their money in digital form: enter the fintech platforms,” wrote Joel Watson for Hot Topics. “Whether it be securing mortgagees, getting a loan, transferring money abroad, spending money in an ecommerce store, or one of a thousand other applications, the marketplace is fiercely competitive and growing all the time.”

See if you agree with who made the cut, who was overlooked, and who deserves at least an honorable mention.

Hot Topics is an online community of more than 300 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, venture capitalists, journalists, bloggers and other professionals interested and involved with technology.