MOX Pay from Malauzai is First with RDC as Payment Option


With MOX Pay from Malauzai Software, community banks and credit unions will be able to offer their business customers apps that will enable them to accept payments via remote deposit capture (RDC). First to market an RDC-based payment solution, Malauzai sees it as a natural extension of RDC technology, and, in the words of Chief Product Officer Robb Gaynor, an easy way for “local merchants to go mobile.”

“If banks and credit unions don’t proactively serve these technology needs, local businesses will look elsewhere, such as lesser-quality online app builders,” Gaynor said. “This will cause financial institutions to miss a valuable opportunity to extend their relationships with small business customers.”


The Malauzai team pictured (left to right): CTO Danny Piangerelli; VP Craig Agulnek, product management; CPO Robb Gaynor demonstrated MOX Pay powered by Visual App Builder at FinovateSpring 2016.

Part of Malauzai’s Retail+ for Small Business Banking platform and demonstrated live at FinovateSpring in May, MOX Pay enables financial institutions to build mobile wallet apps for their business clients. Consumers can use the RDC technology in the apps to make payments by taking a photograph of a check, which also helps reduce the processing costs and potential mishandling of paper documents. Speaking of the hardware-free payment solution, Redding Bank of Commerce SVP and CIO Blake Pelletier said, “Consumers already understand RDC, so it’s an intuitive progression for them to use this functionality to make payments. Malauzai allows us to bring a service to the business community that currently no other financial institution in our area can provide.” Pelletier’s bank was one of the first to adopt the technology.

Founded in 2009 and based in Austin, Texas, Malauzai Software demonstrated MOX Pay at FinovateSpring 2016. The company announced a partnership with fellow Finovate alum Geezeo in April to add PFM tools to Malauzai’s SmartApps, as well as a deployment of the technology with six of Malauzai’s clients. Earning recognition from the FinXTech for its work with Somerset Trust Company in March, Malauzai has raised $24 million in funding, with its most recent raise an $11 million venture round in July 2015. The company includes Wellington Management and Live Oak Banking Company among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News


  • “Token Facilitates PSD2 Compliance with New Payment Network”
  • “CrowdFlower Closes on a $10 Million Round Led by Microsoft”
  • “Finovate Debuts: IBM’s Wealth Management Solution Gives Advisers an Edge”
  • “MOX Pay from Malauzai is First to Unveil RDC as Payment Option”

On FinDEVr

  • “Flybits Earns Gartner Cool Vendor Recognition in its Platform-as-a-Service 2016 Report”

Around the web

  • TechCrunch: Dashlane launches a password-management tool for the enterprise.
  • AppsTechNews chats with Kony CTO Bill Bodin on the pace of enterprise app change.
  • “Kabbage Named a CNBC Top Disruptor”
  • Benzinga profiles Betterment CEO Jon Stein.
  • Me/CU to deploy account-processing platform and digital banking suite from Fiserv.
  • Insuritas to power insurance solution for Patelco CU.
  • NICE Actimize teams up with Mphasis to provide anti-fraud, enterprise risk, and compliance solutions.
  • Volate Technologies launches solution for “plug and play” integration with Ripple.
  • ACI Worldwide partners with U.K.-based Raphaels Bank to provide access to the Faster Payments Scheme.

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.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Malauzai Software


FS2016-wdateA look at the companies demoing live to 1,500+ fintech professionals on May 10 & 11. Register today.

Malauzai Software will show its latest mobile offering, MOX Pay, a set of mobile wallet apps for small businesses, powered by community financial institutions.


  • Empower small businesses to publish affordable, payment-centric mobile apps
  • Help local businesses get paid faster and cheaper
  • Use existing technologies and services in new ways

Why it’s great
It offers mobile wallet apps for small businesses, powered by community banks and credit unions.


Robb Gaynor, Co-founder, Chief Product Officer
Gaynor is chief product officer and co-founder of Malauzai Software Inc., a provider of mobile and internet banking SmartApps for community financial institutions.

Blake Pelletier, SVP, Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Redding Bank of Commerce

Malauzai_DanielPiangerelliDanny Piangerelli, Co-founder and CTO
Piangerelli leads the technology team and is responsible for all aspects of Malauzai’s technology infrastructure.

Where Are They Now? FinovateSpring Alums Raise More than $326 Million in a Year


Last week we took a look at what the alums of FinovateSpring 2015 have been up to in the year since they demoed on the Finovate stage. Today, we’re focusing on the funding.

All $326 million of it.

Of the 72 companies that demoed at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose last year, 21 of them had raised capital within a year. Kabbage’s raise of $135 million certainly stands out. But the $25 million investment picked up by itBit in May of last year, as well as the $15 million raised by Trulioo and the $12 million raised by Moven were also major contributors to a strong fundraising performance from the Class of FinovateSpring 2015. And this doesn’t even include companies such as Yodlee, which was acquired by Envestnet for $660 million, or Aurora Financial Systems, bought by fellow Finovate alum, Finicity, for an undisclosed sum.

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August 2015

  • [M&A] Holy Yodlee! Envestnet to Buy Yodlee for $660 Million – video

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FinovateSpring 2016 is less than a month away. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot at our upcoming spring conference in San Jose, California.


BizEquity, Malauzai Take Top Honors at Bank Director’s FinXTech Awards


In fintech, to innovate is human. But to implement is divine.

That’s the takeaway from the FinXTech Awards, which recognized five fintech innovators not just for the technology they’ve created, but for the partnerships with banks to put their technology in the hands of customers.

Two of the five award winners at this year’s event are Finovate alums. BizEquity earned recognition for its work with Metro Bank, and Malauzai Software won its award through its work with Somerset Trust Company.

BizEquity“Part of our mission from the start has been to collaborate with financial services partners to strengthen their offering and facilitate their expansion,” BizEquity CEO Michael Carter said. “Increasingly we are seeing partnerships between banks and fintech companies as both realize the mutual benefit of such collaborations, we are excited to be at the forefront of this development.”

Malauzai logoMalauzai CPO Robb Gaynor similarly praised the benefits of bank/fintech partnerships: “We’re proud to work with innovative partners such as Somerset Trust, as these collaborative efforts between banks and fintech companies deliver numerous benefits to the overall industry.”

Additionally, three Finovate alums earned recognition as finalists.

  • Ignite Sales with Central Bancompany
  • StrategyCorps with First Financial Bank
  • Zopa with Metro Bank (U.K.)

The FinXTech Awards are sponsored by Bank Director, an information resource for directors and officers at FIs. The Awards were part of Bank Director’s annual FinTech Day held at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on March 1.

Biz Equity demoed its BizEquity One U.K. solution at FinovateEurope 2015. Malauzai’s most recent Finovate appearance was at FinovateSpring 2015 where the company presented its Virtual Banking Experience technology.

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  • “BizEquity, Malauzai Take Top Honors at Bank Director’s FinXTech Awards”
  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • “Finagraph Picks Up Investment from Moody’s”
  • “Cloud Lending Solutions Launches Asset Leasing Product”

Around the web

  • Vietnam’s Techcombank to support treasury, capital markets operations with FusionCapital from Misys.
  • Top Image Systems partners with TerraQuest to bring content processing to British government agency.
  • American Banker uses data from Pindrop Security to examine call center fraud.
  • Sparkroom wins Gold LeadsCouncil LEADER Award for Most Valuable Tech, and the Silver Award for Best Marketing Agency in Education.
  • Luxoft integrates P2P payment technology to enable IoT Solutions in Rinspeed’s Autonomous Driving Car.
  • Air Europa adds SafetyPay as a payment method.

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

Around the web:

  • Fastacash to boost global growth via new partnership with mobile wallet provider, Cellum.
  • Let’s Talk Payments profiles LOYAL3, Motif Investing, Kapitall, DriveWealth, and eToro in a look at millennials and investing.
  • ATM Marketplace quotes Robb Gaynor of Malauzai Software on the importance of app design in the mobile UX, and Prairie Cloudware’s Michael Carter on the debate over branded mobile wallets and banking apps.

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


  • “A View From Backstage at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015″
  • “Stockpile Hauls in $15 Million in New Investment”
  • “Emailage, Feedzai Partner to Combine Machine Learning with Email Risk Assessment”
  • “Moven Rounds Up $12 Million in Funding for International Expansion”

Around the web

  • Somerset Trust Company to deploy Retail+ for Small Business Banking solution from Malauzai Software.
  • Trustly expands into 21 new markets, now reaching 29 countries.
  • takes a look at Currency Cloud and the latest update to its API, Payment Engine Two.
  • Misys launches its dedicated-payment risk-management solution, FusionBanking Payment Insulator.
  • American Banker names 11 Finovate and FinDEVr alums in its list of 21 companies to watch.
  • Worldpay’s IPO on London Stock Exchange is the U.K.’s largest IPO of the year, at a market cap of £4.8 billion ($7.3 billion).
  • New enhancements to CreditHQ from Ormsby Street feature letter templates, new dashboard metrics.

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.

Malauzai Raises $11 Million in Venture Funding


Malauzai Software has just filed a form D with the SEC for $11 million in equity financing.

The investors in the venture round of funding were not disclosed. But the new capital takes Malauzai Software’s total to more than $24 million. Austin Business Journal quoted Robb Gaynor, Malauzai Software founder and chief product officer, who said the funding will help support the company’s growth and “market expansion.”

Previous investors in the company include Live Oak Banking Company and Wellington Management, which led the company’s last funding round, a $6.5 million fundraising, in May 2014.


From left: Malauzai Software co-founders, CTO Danny Piangerelli and CPO Robb Gaynor who are joined here by a handful of their partners in demonstrating Malauzai’s Virtual Banking Experience at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose.

Malauzai specializes in developing innovative banking apps for community banks and credit unions. The company’s mobile apps and internet products give banks and CUs the ability to offer features such as P2P payments, mobile account registration, remote capture, picture billpay, and more, to their customers wherever they are and on whatever device they choose. This week, Malauzai announced a deployment of its mobile remote capture technology at Citizen’s 1st National Bank in Iowa. And in April and May, Malauzai’s new SmartwearApp for use with the Apple Watch went live with eight credit unions and community banks.

Malauzai demonstrated its Virtual Banking Experience at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Malauzai has more than 350 bank and credit union customers. Tom Shen is CEO.

Finovate Alumni News


  • “Finovate Debuts: Dream Payments Solves Your Payment-acceptance Nightmare”
  • “ Unveils its iOS App for Small Business Owners”
  • “Malauzai Software Raises $11 Million in Venture Funding”

Around the web

  • Bloomberg: Barclays’s Michael Rake to Become WorldPay Chairman in September. See WorldPay at FinDEVr this October.
  • PaySimple introduces BookSimple, its cloud-based scheduling software.
  • Check Point partners with Vmware partner to bolster security in data centers.
  • Boston Business Journal: peerTransfer to open office in Shanghai, China, this year.
  • Bank Innovation reviews Narrative Science and its plans to enter the robot-advisor market.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Ron Suber, Prosper President.
  • Credit Union Times features Rippleshot CEO and co-founder Canh Tran in its column on fraud detection for CUs.
  • Sang Lee, CEO of DarcMatter, quoted in RIA Biz column on robo-advisors.
  • profiles Kreditech as the company pursues Series C investment.
  • Belvoir FCU launches Belvoir Buck$ loyalty program courtesy of partnership with Larky.

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


  • “Realty Mogul Builds $35 Million in New Funding”
  • “Fastacash Secures $15 Million in Series B Investment”
  • “Fenergo Raises $75 Million from Insight Venture Partners”

Around the web

  • InComm adds new brands to its Incentives e-commerce site, including vacation brands.
  • Green Dot opens subsidiary in Shanghai.
  • Citizens 1st National Bank introduces mobile remote deposit capture with integration of Malauzai SmartApp, Ensenta mRDC.
  • Liz Loewy, senior vice president for EverSafe, spoke about elder financial abuse at White House Conference on Aging.
  • Arxan Technologies partners with Sequent to develop new security solution to protect HCE-based payment systems.
  • Five Degrees appoints Peter-Jan van de Venn as new chief commercial officer.
  • BBVA Group inks strategic agreement with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.
  • Business Insider names executives of Braintree, PayPal, Coinbase, and Venmo as 5 of 10 execs who are transforming the fintech industry.
  • Kotak Securities and Heckyl launch real-time news and market-info apps.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions to deploy Select Mobile Money platform for SOLE Financial’s Visa Paycard.
  • MyOrder teams up with WirecardGroup to issue contactless mobile cards using HCE technology.
  • Algomi wins “FinTech Innovation of the Year” honors at 2015 Euromoney Global Awards for Excellence.
  • Wealthfront lowers its minimum investment to $500.
  • Bank Innovation takes a look at how startups like SizeUp help banks work better with small businesses.
  • Authentication specialist BioCatch earns a pair of patents from the U.S. Patent Office.

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


  • Social Money Teams Up with Sallie Mae to Provide Goal-based Savings Accounts
  • Finovate Debuts: Shoeboxed’s Features Help Banks Dig Into Level 3 Data
  • Personal Capital Launches Retirement Planner to Give You a Reality Check

Around the web

  • Trustly creates double-digit increase in conversion rate after launching with Logitravel, now constitutes 40%+ of all transactions.
  • PYMNTS interviews Vishal Patel, senior marketing leader at Tradeshift on how the company makes the supply chain run smoothly.
  • Personal Capital launches retirement-planning tool.
  • Finance Magnates features Tradier in today’s Fintech Spotlight.
  • NICE Actimize, a division of NICE Systems, launches its Customer Due Diligence suite.
  • Mobile Syrup features FinanceIt, “the money lender for the smartphone age.”
  • InvestorIntel for Investors highlights Lending Club, Prosper, and FundAmerica in its look at startups in the crowdfunding industry.
  • Upstart Business Journal talks about how Malauzai Software is enabling “wearable banking.”
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Jingit CEO Kate Bolster.
  • BuzFeed lists TradeHero among its “13 apps that’ll teach you something new every day.”
  • Business Insider examines how LoopPay could help Samsung take the “early lead” in mobile payments.
  • PaymentsSource quotes Prairie Cloudware CRO Doug Parr in a column on Apple Pay adoption (sub req).
  • Payments Source features BehavioSec’s biometric security solution (paywall).
  • Emitac Enterprise Solutions partners with Kony to speed the delivery of enterprise mobile apps.
  • Cartera Commerce launches Splender, a new eCommerce and cash-back shopping website.

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.