Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • MoneyHub: From Award-winning Startup to Enterprise-based Solution

Around the Web

  • Lending Club highlighted in FT Journal feature on “trickle-down innovation” in fintech.
  • Columbus Business First talks about Klarna CEO Brian Billingsley’s appearance on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV program.
  • Inman features Silanis Technology in a column on the growing use of e-signatures in mortgage lending.
  • Fort Community CU upgrades its Malauzai Software mobile SmartApp to support local rewards program.
  • Cinfed Federal CU hires Insuritas to launch its turnkey insurance agency solution.
  • FundAmerica launches its Invest Now button to provide compliant, friction-free capital-raising for crowdfunding platforms.
  • QuantConnect to offer its algorithmic trading platform via Tradier’s API.
  • Zooz and PayItSimple participate in Visa Europe Collab’s “100-Day Innovation Sprint.”
  • RealEstateTechNews takes a look at Realty Mogul and the launch of its new commercial real estate lending division.
  • Bank of the West redesigns, launches online banking service but on the Corillian Online platform from Fiserv.

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

  • Bitcoin-based P2P Lending Platform Bitbond Raises $670,000
  • WePay Closes $40 Million Series D Round Led by FTV Capital
  • Misys Launches FusionBanking Essence Islamic

Around the web

  • SEKUR Me debuts Apple Pay for online purchases featuring universal buy-button and one-click mobile payments.
  • Intuit launches Sync with PayPal to help SMBs simplify tasks with QuickBooks online data-integrations.
  • LifePay announces plans to expand into Southeast Asia in wake of ipoxPro acquisition.
  • The Guardian highlights Azimo as a “well-established” alternative to banks regarding money-transfer overseas.
  • NYSE’s new Bitcoin Index is powered by Coinbase.
  • Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union to deploy online- and mobile-banking solutions from Digital Insight.
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union adds processing and additional solutions from Fiserv.
  • Community Banks and Credit Unions go live with Touch ID in mobile banking through Malauzai Software.
  • Arxan appoints Sam Rehman as chief technology officer.
  • Nerdwallet features Seattle-based Lighter Capital.
  • Bankless Times talks with Brock Blake, Lendio CEO, about the company’s success.
  • PayNearMe to offer its cash payment service to Telinta’s service-provider customers.

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.

Malauzai Software Brings its Mobile-only Virtual Banking Experience to Community FIs

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2015.

Malauzai logoMalauzai Software is here with its mobile-only virtual banking experience.

Malauzai has developed a mobile-only, virtual banking experience that makes banking fun, effortless, and completely branchless. With advanced features such as person-to-person payments, mobile account registration, picture bill pay, debit card on/off, and remote capture, end-users are able to leverage technology to bank anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Presenters: Robb Gaynor, CPO and co-founder, and Danny Piangerelli, CTO and co-founder

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Product Launch: December 2014

Metrics: 280 live plus 330 signed customers, serving 500,000+ end users; more than 5 million logins a month; 60+ employees
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms, licensed

HQ: Austin, Texas
Founded: October 2009
Website: malauzai.com
Twitter: @malauzaimonkeys

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

Around the web

  • Financial-Planning provides an in-depth profile of Motif Investing.
  • Rippleshot to join SixThirty accelerator’s Spring 2015 cohort.
  • The Globe and Mail highlights Nymi’s take on wearable security.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems partners with Paydunk to offer an all-in-one mobile security and integrated e-commerce payment solution.
  • ThreatMetrix wins Best Anti-Malware Product and Hot Company in MFA at 2015 Cyber Defense Magazine Awards.
  • Orion Advisor Services partners with Jemstep to bring independent advisers who use Orion’s platform the benefits of robo-adviser automation.
  • PayNearMe enables Philadelphia bike-share program-members to pay their fees using cash.
  • TickSmith adds Book Replay Module to Its TickVault Platform.
  • Barron’s feature on robo-advisers quotes Kevin Pohmer, president of Financial Guard.
  • Global Debt Registry names Kathy Simmermon as EVP of business development.
  • Fox Business interviews Lending Tree CEO Doug Lebda.
  • Feature on card controls highlights solutions developed by Malauzai Software. See Malauzai at FinovateSpring 2015 in May.

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

  • Meet the Presenters: Check out FinovateSpring 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 4
  • MoneyStream Launches to Public, Receives $3.2 Million in Funding
  • CurrencyFair Springs $10.7 Million More in Funding

Around the Web

  • Thomson Reuters unveils ASKTRPS to help fixed-income professionals meet reporting requirements.
  • MasterCard to sponsor Smart City App Hack.
  • Alabama Teachers Credit Union and Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union to launch SmartwearApps for the Apple Watch courtesy of Malauzai Software. See Malauzai at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose next month.
  • Former Salesforce chief architect Scott Hansma joins Lending Club as senior vice president of technology.
  • MasterCard partners with Alliance for Financial Inclusion to support AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue Platform.
  • American Banker’s highlights from Prosper and Lending Club at this week’s LendIt conference.
  • News.com.au’s Investing highlights SocietyOne’s role in “dude-to-dude” lending.

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

  • FreeAgent Scores $5 Million Line of Credit
  • Patch of Land Earns $23 Million Investment Led by SF Capital Group
  • Finovate Debuts: CashSentinel’s Mobile Escrow Service

Around the web

  • Nine Lives Media ranks ProfitStars’ Gladiator Technology in 6th annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition.
  • Kreditech brings on Oliver Prill as COO.
  • PYMNTS: Prosper closes out financing round that pushes its valuation to $1.9 billion.
  • PYMNTS interviews Bento CEO and founder Farhan Ahmad. See Bento demo live at FinovateSpring in San Jose.
  • PayPal Makes Acquisition of CyActive Official.
  • TechCrunch: Dashlane’s “Inbox Scan” Tool Uncovers The Passwords You’ve Saved In Your Email.
  • Arxan expands application protection to support all major internet of things (IoT) platforms.
  • Holvi partners with identity-intelligence specialist GBGroup to ensure all customers are verified.
  • Malauzai Software announces 5 community banks to launch SmartwearApps for the Apple Watch.

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:

  • LearnVest Acquired by Northwestern Mutual for More Than $250 Million.
  • Finovate Debuts: Bendigo and Adelaide’s Mobile Wallet Has a Charity Play.
  • i-exceed’s Appzillion Brings Mobile App Dev Platform to Exim Bank.
  • Handpoint’s EMV-Capable Mobile POS Comes to U.S. and Canada.

Around the Web:

  • AirWatch TV interviewed EyeVerify executive VP for Global Sales and Marketing, Chris Barnett.
  • FIS to provide fingerprint authentication to its Cardless Cash ATM application via Apple TouchID.
  • Celent names Fidor Bank its “Model Bank of the Year.”
  • American Banker highlights Mitek and Malauzai in a discussion on ID scanning and mobile account opening.
  • AlleyWatch features Tradier as a disruptor in financial services.
  • Financial News’ list of 40 leaders in fintech names multiple Finovate and FinDEVr alums.

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:

  • Kabbage Expands to Australia in New, White-Label Collaboration with Kikka Capital.
  • Advanced Merchant Payments Pulls in Undisclosed Amount of Funding.
  • Ayasdi Raises $55 Million in Series C Funding.

Around the Web:

  • Yodlee joins FinTech Sandbox as data partner.
  • Acculynk unveils new mobile wallet authentication service for issuers and providers.
  • Innosect (formerly Innovation Café) acquires Clientific.
  • 5+ Community FIs to launch Apple Watch offering powered by Malauzai. Come see its live demo at FinovateSpring in San Jose May 12-13.
  • CardFlight Announces Availability of EMV-Ready Chip Card Readers for SwipeSimple Mobile Point-of-Sale Solution.
  • Rajesh Bhat, Co-founder at Roostify, shares what he learned from Yodlee Interactive Incubator Boot Camp 1.
  • Google Cloud Platform introduces Google Cloud Launcher, where you can launch open source packages configured by Bitnami or Google Click to Deploy.
  • HelloWallet launches Emergency Savings Calculator.
  • Orchard Platform and Kabbage Announce Partnership to Provide Investors’ Access to Karrot Consumer Loans.
  • PayStand mobile iOS app now available to allow credit card, check and Bitcoin payments.

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

  • Finovate Debuts: PhotoPay’s BlinkOCR Recognizes Data by Context.
  • Finovate Alums Win Gold, Silver, and Bronze at PYMNTS Innovation Awards 2015.

Around the Web:

  • PYMNTS interviews DealStruck CEO & Co-founder about how the startup works with traditional banks. Come see DealStruck demo at FinovateSpring 2015.
  • BBC News features BehavioSec’s behavioral biometrics security.
  • iZettle integrates with Xero to keep business’ sales, VAT, deposits & processing fees updated with accounting.
  • Consumers Credit Union deploys online, mobile, and tablet banking solutions from Digital Insight.
  • Arxan Technologies earns finalist spot in Info Security Product Guide’s Annual 2015 Global Excellence Awards.
  • Gartner’s CRM Vendor Guide 2015 features Comarch.
  • Robb Gaynor, chief product officer for Malauzai Software, talks about plans for an Apple Watch app. See Malauzai demo its technology in San Jose at FinovateSpring 2015.
  • True Potential launches True Potential One to help investors consolidate and simplify their finances.
  • The Economic Times feature on mobile banking quotes BankBazaar.com CEO Adhil Shetty.
  • Dealstruck appoints Ryan Campbell as Vice President of Sales.
  • Quantopian-supported research to be published in Stocks & Commodities magazine.
  • Oink featured on NBC 24 Today’s Money Monday program

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: March 3, 2015

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYour Daily Distraction: FinovateEurope 2015 Demo Videos Now Available.
  • Linkable Networks Rakes in $11.7 Million.
  • Pymnts discusses how Xero will use its recent funding.
  • ThreatMetrix now protects more than 1 billion mobile and web transactions each month.
  • TechCrunch: Wealthfront Now Manages More Than $2 Billion In Client Assets.
  • CrowdFlower launches Data for Everyone initiative, releasing data sets to the public.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems and Small Business Workbench partner for integrated payments.
  • HelloWallet, now owned by Morningstar, to deliver financial wellness software to Seagate employees.
  • BBC News feature on robo-advisers highlights Wealthfront and Betterment.
  • Malauzai Software and Payveris bring next-day P2P payments to First United Bank.
  • ZTE partners with EyeVerify to add Eyeprint ID to its Grand S3 handset.
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.

Malauzai & Payveris Bring Next-Day P2P Payments to First United Bank

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Malauzai Software and Payveris are partnering to bring next-day, person-to-person (P2P) payments to customers of First United Bank in Texas.

Kevin Carson, Chief Technology Officer for First United, said the partnership will help his bank deal with the threat of alternative payment providers “cutting the bank out of the transaction.” Carson says that by working with Malauzai and Payveris, “Our bank will be the trusted destination for customers seeking quick P2P payments.”

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The partnership will integrate SmartApps from Malauzai and the billpay, account-to-account transfer and P2P payment functionality of Payveris’s PayItNow network. The resulting technology will bring P2P functionality to SmartApps, enabling secure P2P payments using email or text message.
Adds Carson, “Our local market is home to several colleges and universities, and it’s very important for us to serve the needs of the millennial demographic. To remain competitive, we must offer digital services that are fast, convenient and easy to use.”
Jeff Weikert, Payveris’s president, says the partnership is an opportunity to offer an “integrated, seamless banking and payment solution” that provides banks and FIs with a competitive advantage while providing a superior experience for the customer “whether it’s paying a bill, transferring money between financial accounts, or paying a friend.”
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Rob Gaynor, chief product officer for Malauzai Software, presented at FinovateFall 2014 in New York.
According to both parties, the partnership between Malauzai and Payveris will help the industry overcome major pain-points that block the way to wider adoption of person-to-person payments. Malauzai’s Chief Product Officer Robb Gaynor said, “The reason P2P solutions have not taken off in a bigger way is because the current model is slow and inconvenient.” Gaynor pointed to Payveris’s “highly secure, digital payments platform” as key to accelerating the process, as well as “keeping banks and credit unions at the center of the transactions.”
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Malauzai Software specializes in mobile and online apps for small- to medium-sized banks and credit unions. Malauzai provided the technology behind BankMobile’s “millennially-focused” banking app launched in January, and unveiled its own SmartMarketing program to help promote mobile banking in December. Southern Bank adopted Malauzai Software’s PicturePay technology back in October. Tom Shen is Malauzai Software’s CEO and co-founder.
Malauzai demoed its technology as part of FinovateFall 2014 in New York.

Alumni News—February 18, 2015

  • Mitek launches Commercial Mobile Deposit Capture, bringing MDC technology to the enterprise.
  • Malauzai reports doubling revenues, growth of customer base to more than 300 community banks and credit unions.
  • D3Banking adds to leadership team with four new appointments.
  • Check out FinovateEurope 2015 in the press.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems to provide Decryptx point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution to Heartland Payment Systems’ clients.
  • Temenos purchases Akcelerant to accelerate growth in North America.
  • Lending Club partners with BancAlliance, a national consortium of 200 community banks.
  • Fast Company lists BehavioSec, Ripple, Braintree, Expensify, NICE and BlueVine as top innovative companies in the money category
  • PYMNTS discusses retail’s adoption of mPOS with Bluefin Payment systems.
  • ayondo clients now receive free access to real time analysis tools from StockPulse.
  • Kantox uses Apply Financial’s API to enhance customer service and enable more integrated international payments.
  • TechFlash interviews Payfone CEO and co-founder Rodger Desai.
  • Stockhouse: TIO Networks poises to capture major portion of mobile payment market.
  • USA Today highlights Tuition.io for student debt management.
  • TransferWise launches in United States.
  • Code CU to use Insuritas for insurance agency solution.
  • Coinbase Android and iOS apps now available in 11 new languages.
  • Global Financial Private Capital selects HiddenLevers to help advisors grow their practice.
  • Tradier’s API takes 15 million production calls in Jan., a 33% increase in a single 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.