Alumni News– February 9, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCredit Union Times reviews Malauzai Software’s report on the growing popularity of debit card on-off functionality.
  • Crain’s Chicago Business profiles Rippleshot.
  • Inside-it.ch: CREALOGIX leverages TouchID API to develop biometric fingerprint authentication app for mobile banking.
  • PYMNTS.com: MPD CEO Karen Webster interviews Bruce Lowthers, FIS EVP for North American Retail Payments.
  • CrowdFundBeat features Realty Mogul CEO Jilliene Helman.
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.

Alumni News– February 3, 2015

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgProfitStars adds Banno Mobile solutions to the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Preferred Service Provider program.
  • Lending Club to serve as exclusive POS financing for Alibaba.com’s U.S. business buyers.
  • Visa CEO selects NBCUniversal’s Vasant M. Prabhu as CFO.
  • On Finovate.com: “Fidelity Investments Acquires eMoney Advisor for Reported $250 Million”
  • The Philippine National Bank deploys core banking solution and EFT switching solution from FIS.
  • ABC2 News in Baltimore talks with Robb Gaynor of Malauzai Software about mobile banking apps.
  • Thinking Bigger profiles Blooom and its new way to 401(k).
  • The Costa Rica Star features Azimo, a money-transfer service.
  • Financial Advisor’s look at assets managed by roboadvisors highlights Wealthfront, Financial Guard, Personal Capital, and Betterment.
  • Jumio enhances capturing technology for its ID card-scanning service, Netverify.
  • Discussion of the “positive powers” of fintech in The Guardian features ACI Worldwide, Azimo, TransferWise, Ripple, and Blockchain.
  • Check out our final Sneak Peek before we launch into a record-breaking FinovateEurope.
  • CSO Online features Nymi, Myris, and EyeVerify.
  • Kabbage funding More Than $3 Million per Day.
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.

Alumni News– January 21, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYour Personal Financial Mentor profiles EZBOB.
  • BrightScope releases AdviceMatch, a free online service to help consumer choose financial advisors.
  • OnDeck Marketplace emerges from pilot program. Platform helps institutional investors buy small business loans.
  • Venture Burn takes a look at Azimo and the West African remittance market.
  • Kreditech named Germany’s leading digital innovator of the year by Focus Magazine.
  • Arroweye Solutions CEO Render Dahiya urges issuers on EMV adoption.
  • Check out FinovateEurope 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 3.
  • Coinbase Raises $75 Million from BBVA, USAA, NYSE, & Others.
  • Millennial-focused BankMobile app is powered by Malauzai Software and uses Mitek to power mobile customer on-boarding.
  • Roostify describes its experience with Yodlee’s FinDat Disruptor program.
  • PayPal to use InComm to support PayPal’s digital gifts services in Canada.
  • Yale Undergraduate selects Wall Street Survivor to help students understand investing and personal finance. 
  • Technical.ly/ Baltimore looks at how TIO Networks powers Baltimore’s online bill pay system.
  • Tradeshift wins Circular Economy Digital Disruptor Award held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • CustomerXPs and EY, a tax advisory firm, partner to help companies deal with fraud.
  • iBillionaire updates mobile app & releases new High Dividend Index.
  • Payment Data Systems to acquire Akimbo for $3 million.
  • Be sure to check out FinovateEurope Sneak Peek #2 featuring AlphaPoint, Avoka, Encap Security, investUP, Nostrum Group, and StreetShares.
  • True Link Raises $3 Million in Round Led by Cambia Health Solutions.
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.

Alumni News– January 20, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgACI Worldwide partners with ATM provider LD Systems.
  • Nutmeg hires former Google financial search ad specialist, Scott Eblen, as Chief Product Officer.
  • Azimo customers can now send money to another eight West African countries.
  • The American Bankers Association endorses PFM and BFM platforms from Geezeo.
  • New app from no-fee, no-branch BankMobile is powered by Malauzai Software.
  • Wall Street Journal’s top tools for retirement planning features BillGuard, blooom, HelloWallet, MaxMyInterest, Mint, True Link Financial, and Yodlee.
  • Check out our latest CEO interview: Global Debt Registry CEO Mark Parsells Brings Transparency to Debt Ownership. 
  • Top Image Systems and SQN Banking Systems deploy signature verification project at Singapore bank.
  • TechVibes highlights Trulioo founder, Stephen Ufford.
  • Integrity now offers CardFlight mPOS to its merchant customers.
  • Credit Karma now has more than 35 million members, accounting for 16% of US population with an open credit profile at a major bureau.
  • Continuity named one of Connecticut’s 2015 Best Places to Work.
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.

Alumni News– January 6, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAccounts Receivable Management takes a look at Global Debt Registry.
  • Moven launches budgeting app on Motorola Moto 360 and Samsung Gear smartwatches.
  • TSYS names Thomas Boyer president of TSS Merchant Solutions.
  • Paymentandbanking.com recognizes Kreditech as FinTech Startup of 2014.
  • St. Louis Biz Talk quotes Malauzai Software’s Robby Ganer in a column on what to expect from mobile banking this year.
  • Gift cards from CashStar to be integrated into eBay Marketplace and PayPal Digital Gift store.
  • Fidor Bank plans for U.S. launch with undisclosed local bank partner.
  • Silicon Republic profiles senior Java developer at Fenergo, Sheila Fernandez.
  • FinovateEurope early bird deadline extended through this Friday, January 9. Lock in your spot and we’ll see you in London.
  • Ukraine-based Settle launches restaurant pre-order app in San Francisco.
  • Personal Capital now manages $1+ billion in investments for clients. It tracks $120 billion for 700k registered users.
  • Northpointe Bank hires Insuritas to power its insurance agency.
  • P2Binvestor names Krista Morgan CEO.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems announces its PCI-validated, point-to-point encryption solution, PayConex, is now certified for mobile payments.
  • Jilliene Helman, founder and CEO of Realty Mogul, earns a spot on Forbes’ list of “30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise 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.

Alumni News– December 11, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMalauzai Software announces launch of its SmartMarketing program to promote mobile banking.
  • Azimo extends £1 money transfer service to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
  • Information Week takes a look at mobile payment apps including Flint.
  • Mortgage Harmony rebrands as Rate Reset.
  • Contact Solutions, IDology, and Pindrop Security team up to Cut IVR Fraud.
  • Examiner.com: Dynamics‘ next-generation credit card features buttons to log-in PIN security code.
  • Lendio CEO explains how his company is fueling the American dream.
  • Prosper comments on Lending Club IPO, expects to top $9 billion in loans this year.
  • PayNearMe partners with Department of Health and Human Services to spread the word about healthcare.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems to provide its PCI-validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Solution to Priority Payment clients.
  • Career Bliss lists PayPal, Intuit, and Google in the top 50 happiest companies in the U.S.
  • Lending Club launches IPO, shares rally 70% in early trading.
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.

Alumni News– October 31, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgRippleshot wins Up and Comer honors at Chicago Innovation Awards.
  • Vantiv announces agreement to provide merchant services to MUFG Union Bank.
  • Symitar division of Jack Henry introduces Malauzai-powered Episys Anywhere.
  • Breaking Banks interviews Derek Corcoran, Founder of Avoka.
  • App Annie releases new app, VPN Defender, published by Smart Sense.
  • Currency Cloud partners with XE.com to deliver money transfer solution for business.
  • Excess Return launches new Ideas Center and Screener modules in partnership with Keytrade Bank
  • Coinbase introduces Multisig Vault to enable companies to control their private keys on Coinbase.
  • Benzinga interviews Howard Lindzon on what’s next for StockTwits.
  • Quantcha enhances stock options search engine with integrated trading from Tradier.
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.

Alumni News– October 28, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSilanis Technology launches eSignLive for Sharepoint.
  • CRIF announces acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet UAE in Dubai.
  • National Health Service website, NHS Choices, chooses Quill from Narrative Science.
  • Check Point Software announces availability of Check Point Capsule, a mobile solution that offers protection for business data and devices.
  • InComm partners with Groupo BB e Mapfre to enable consumers to purchase insurance from local vending machines and retailers in Brazil.
  • BillGuard now uses geolocation to detect credit card fraud.
  • H&R Block turns to Social Money to promote goal-based savings for Emerald Card customers.
  • Check out a spooky clip from Moven about paranormal spending activity.
  • Southern Bank Selects Malauzai Software for Mobile Banking to Ensure Bill Pay Integration, Provide Customers with PicturePay.
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.

Alumni News– October 14, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFinovate Debuts: Malauzai Software.
  • Cross County Savings Bank to deploy DNA account processing platform from Fiserv.
  • Apps from MasterCard and Deluxe earn spots in PaymentsSource’s “8 Wallet Apps That Go Beyond Payments.”
  • Arxan and Xamarin extend Mobile Application Protection to developers.
  • Coinbase hires former Sr. adviser to Homeland Security & Gov’tl Affairs Committee, John Collins, to head gov’t affairs.
  • Equities.com interviews Prosper.com’s Ron Suber regarding CFGE, Peer-to-Peer Lending and Working with Big Banks.
  • RBS partners with Taulia to offer dynamic discounting with e-Invoicing to corporate customers.
  • Backbase named a visionary in the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2014.
  • Holvi accounts now use International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs).
  • Forte Payment Systems announces new partnership with The Master’s Touch, LLC to power eNoticesOnline bill presentment service.
  • Visa Europe partners with edo to make its performance marketing platform available to 500 million European bankcards.
  • Xignite teams up with FactSet to provide fundamental market data from the cloud.
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 Debuts: Malauzai Software

Finovate Debuts is a blog series to introduce new Finovate alums. 

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Malauzai Software

Develops easy to manage and measure mobile banking SmartApps for community financial institutions. SmartApps are full-service, native mobile banking apps designed for iOS, Android, and the browser. Features include debit card management, billpay (including picturepay options), and P2P payments.

The Stats
    • Founded in January 2009
    • Headquartered in Austin, Texas
    • Tom Shen is Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
    • More than 60 employees
    • More than 305 bank and credit unions clients with more than 260,000 end users
    • More than 500,000 downloads
    • Launched SmartwebApps in September 2014
The Story
There is a sense of “You do what?!” that comes from learning about what Malauzai Software has been building and deploying at community banks and credit unions across the country. Pick a mobile banking innovation, any innovation: Want to take a picture of your bill and pay with your smartphone? Want to turn your debit card off or on from time to time? 
What’s impressive about Malauzai Software isn’t just that their apps do these things. It’s that their apps have been doing these things and more for community bank customers in places like the Air Academy Federal Credit Union in Colorado Springs and the First Financial Bank in Abilene, Texas for longer than you might think.
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Malauzai Software is helps smaller financial institutions innovate faster than the big banks. Many things are helping this happen: from more nimble decision-making to the rise of mobile, which Malauzai calls an “equalizer” in the competition over bank customers.  And here, Malauzai is simply looking to play its role, or as they put it “we’re on that wave” helping community FIs embrace truly omni-channel banking.
The Solutions: Meet MOX
The company has developed solutions that help not just consumers, but also business and enterprise-level use cases, as well. Malauzai offers Business Mobile solutions that target high value customers and support business customers requirements with multiple business entities. Their Enterprise solution gives professionals working in FIs tablet-optimized front and back office apps that boost customer on boarding, mobile teller capability, and other options to enhance the in-branch experience.
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There are three concepts that underpin Malauzai’s approach to development. The primary one is MOX which stands for “Mobile Only Experience.” This combines a recognition that mobile is increasingly the channel of preference and simply porting a mobile experience to the desktop (or even to the tablet) is often a poor option.
The second concept is “convergence,” a banking customer accessing a SmartApp by smartphone will expect and should receive the same functionality when she switches to her desktop or tablet.
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And the third concept is “superior economics.” On the platform management side, Malauzai believes it is important that banks and financial institutions be able to manage all their different SmartApps using a single application management system. Malauzai’s omnichannel approach via SmartApps liberates community banks from having to manage separate “Internet” or “online” banking services and mobile banking. The result is cost savings for banks and their customers.
“Internet banking is marginalizing,” said Malauzai Chief Product Officer, Robb Gaynor. “So why pay for it? With SmartwebApps, banks and credit unions are paying one low price per user for mobile and online banking. It’s like getting online banking for free.”
Among the features available on Malauzai Software’s SmartApps are:
    • Debit card management
    • Billpay including the Picture Pay option
    • Person-to-person (P2P) payments
    • Remote Deposit Capture deposits
    • Branch/ATM finder
    • Account balances
The apps can be personalized and feature a time-saving SmarTex login that gives customer quick access to basic information like account balances and transaction histories without requiring full login. And speaking of security, SmartwebApps give users the option to add a PIN for additional safeguarding of accounts, as well as customizable mobile banking security alerts. The apps are currently available in English, Spanish and Korean languages. 
The Analytics
What’s in it for banks, other than providing all these great services for their customers? We’ve touched on the “easy to manage” aspect of the technology. Now let’s take a look at the “easy to measure” part.
 
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“Easy to measure” refers specifically to the way that FIs can glean valuable information on user preferences. These preferences can range from which features are most popular on a given SmartwebApp to the kind of user metrics that can power intelligent and relevant In-SmartApp marketing and messaging.
Malauzai Software relies on a pair of tools to help pull this off. Its Real-Time Metrics and Reporting functionality (REBA) ensures that the bank or credit union maintains “constant, real-time contact” with their mobile channel. Administrators can access this data either by way of an online-based portal or with an iPad SmartApp.
The other resource is Malauzai’s Application Management System (AMS). Centrally managed by way of an administration portal (SAMI), the system enables central management of the SmartApps, and includes the ability to make changes to the SmartApp in real-time and across platforms, without having to update the App in app stores.
The Future
Malauzai has made headlines several times this year. The company announced a partnership with Finovate alum and IBM acquisition, Trusteer, this summer that will bring even greater security to consumers using SmartwebApps at Customers Bancorp in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. And in May, Malauzai reported a successful $6.5 million Series C funding round led by Wellington Management Company, LLP. 
2014 has also seen deployments of SmartApps at Vons Credit Union in El Monte, California;  Poca Valley Bank in Charleston, West Virginia; and Atlantic Capital Bank in Atlanta, Georgia, among others.
What can we expect to see from Malauzai in the months to come? The fact that the company is innovating against the grain with its current emphasis on bringing a mobile-quality experience to the desktop is worth watching. And for more on the debate, check out Malauzai’s Chief Technology Officer, Danny Piangerelli, post-FinovateFall blog post at Malauzai’s Monkey Chatter blog.
Malauzai also expects to take advantage of innovation in other areas, such as the new iOS8 operating system, with biometric authentication via TouchID, and the birth of ApplePay.
At the same time, focusing on how the web and mobile products work together, ensuring the sort of omni-channel experience their community bank and credit union clients want to deliver, remains key. And the best part, according to Malauzai, is that innovation at this end of the market is not zero sum.  “We allow community banks and credit unions to out-innovate money center banks,” Gaynor said. “But anything we can do to enable the success of a CU is a positive for the whole industry.”
Check out a video of Malauzai Software’s live demo here.

Malauzai Software Unveils its Mobile Banking SmartApps for Community FIs

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2014.

Finishing off the second session of the morning is Malauzai Software, demoing its SmartwebApps.

“Designed for an exceptional user experience with superior economic value, SmartwebApps delivers the next generation of mobile banking, leveraging the power of an app-like experience on any device, desktop, or browser.”
Presenting: Robb Gaynor (Chief Product Officer & Founder), Danny Piangerelli (CTO), and Craig Agulnek (Director, Product Management)
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Product Launch: September 2014
Metrics: Based in Austin, TX, Malauzai Software has more than 50 employees and 300 customers (190+ live), representing more than 400,000 SmartApp users and 500,000 downloads
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms
HQ: Austin, TX
Founded: July 2009
Website: malauzai.com
Twitter: @malauzaimonkeys

Alumni News– August 8, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTransferWise earns a spot on Wired UK’s list of the “100 hottest start-ups” in Europe for 2014.
  • TMC Net takes a look at CU of America’s deployment of mobile banking solutions from Malauzai Software. See Malauzai at FinovateFall 2014 in New York.
  • First Access Funding Corporation to deploy loan origination system (LOS) from defi SOLUTIONS.
  • MasterCard Indonesia launches e-commerce initiative.
  • Intuit acquires PaySuite, bringing cloud-based payroll services to Quickbooks.
  • American Banker: Authentify introduces extension of xFA called Smart Choice to determine authentication mechanisms the user’s device has access to.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions and Contact Solutions bring Mobile Customer Care to Prepaid Clients.
  • CNBC looks at how LearnVest, Tuition.io, and ReadyForZero are making student loan payback easier.
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.