Finovate Alumni News– August 15, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgANZ Group goes live with Fiserv’s Mobiliti Reach.
  • The Currency Cloud CEO, Mike Laven, explains the issues behind the recent remittance crisis.
  • IND Group & PayPal team up to offer P2P Payment via email in Europe.
  • SunTrust introduces BCSG’s Business Hub and CreditHQ tools; an online package of small business solutions.
  • Bolstr on FOX News Chicago: Local Business Raises $12,000 in under 48hrs on Bolstr.
  • Mint, Manilla featured in Digital Trends list of 12 useful online services and apps for students.
  • Quantopian’s John Fawcett writes about the intersection of social media, algorithms, and the browser when it comes to investing.
  • American Banker takes a look at Credit Agricole’s CAStore.
  • Mobile Payments Today highlights PayConnect from PreCash in a column on mobile wallets and the payment industry.
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.

Manilla Launches AOL Bill Manager

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Account management innovator Manilla announced today the availability of AOL Bill Manager for AOL account holders. 

The new free feature represents a deep custom integration between Manilla and AOL. The technology will allow AOL account holders to organize their bills and statements in their AOL Mail account inboxes or on itself for free. Users can use AOL Bill Manager to scan for bills in other email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail and Gmail, as well.

Manilla organizes and automates the bill management process, giving customers text and email reminders to pay bills, renew subscriptions, and other calendar-cluttering need-to-dos. The technology provides unlimited storage capacity and easy document retrieval. 
The partnership with AOL represents the first of its kind for the fintech company, which has focused on its standalone product since its debut in 2012. AOL Mail users will be alerted to the availability of the new feature starting today. Currently available only on the desktop, a mobile version of AOL Bill Manager is expected soon.
Manilla recently announced that it has more than 500,000 activated users, and is on pace to reach more than 1,000,000 users by year’s end. Incubated and backed by the Hearst Corporation, Manilla demoed its technology at FinovateFall 2012 in New York. See the company in at work here.

Finovate Alumni News– August 13, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYseop a finalist as a technology inventor in Tech Titan Awards.
  • Bank News Magazine features AuthenticID’s pictureID identity authentication solution.
  • VentureBeat takes a look at Locaid’s goal of expanding its geolocation technology to New Jersey and Delaware.
  • FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 1 is up. Get to know the fintech innovators who will be presenting in New York in September.
  • Ron Daly, president and CEO of DigitalMailer, provides insights on making mobile marketing compliance and consumer friendly.
  • ReadyForZero enables users to monitor their credit score as they tackle debt.
  • Free Webinar Wednesdays interviews VerifyValid CEO Paul Doyle. See them demo at FinovateFall 2013 in September.
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.

Meet the Innovators of FinovateFall 2013


FinovateFall 2013 is right around the corner. That means it’s time to start getting to know the entrepreneurs and innovators that will be presenting their technologies on stage in New York City in September.

Remember, the early bird deadline is this Friday, August 2nd. So to reserve your spot and register now.


Akimbo Financial offers a social bank account alternative that makes sharing money easier than ever.
authenticIDs identity tools pictureID and catfishID, are the most accurate, time-saving solutions for the forms of ID we already carry.
Backbase‘s Launchpad, the Commercial Banking Edition, making CFO’s work easier.
BehavioSec uses behavioral analytics to transparently tackle web and mobile security.
BillFloat revolutionizes credit delivery to consumers and businesses.
Biometric Signature ID has a patented software-only biometric for secure ID online verification.
BizEquity is the first and leading cloud-based business valuation engine, an innovative solution to small business lead generation.
Capital Access Network is the largest and most experienced small business finance specialist.
Cardlytics uses consumer purchase data to drive a patented advertising platform. Ads are so relevant–they’re expected. 
CoverHound is a comparison insurance adviser, helping people discover, buy, and manage insurance online.
CR2 is the innovative provider of self-service banking solutions including ATM, Internet, and mobile banking.
DoubleBeam‘s SDK powers mPayments inside other mobile apps, helping signup customers quickly and save a ton on the cost of payments.
FinanceIt offers businesses the ability to provide consumer financing to their customers at the POS.
Financial Guard helps you protect your investments, providing online investment advice at the right price, finally.
Finect is the leading online network for the financial services industry.
Fiserv is a leading global technology provider serving the financial services industry, driving innovation in payments.
FlexScore “gamifies” financial planning, gives a “score” of your financial fitness, and provides education, advice, peer comparisons.
Float Money offers interest-free credit to members of its shopping club and financial health partners.
FutureAdvisor manages your investments for better returns, making quality financial advice available to everyone.
GMC Software Technology is a leading software developer of solutions that transform the customer experience.
Guide Financial is like a healthcheck for your finances – automatically scanning your accounts for ways you can earn or save more, and providing simple, easy fixes.
Ignite Sales is the leader in retail banking, customer acquisition, and retention technology.
Innovation Agency, where you can execute on your innovation mandate and unlock the wealth of ideas in your ecosystems.
Instabank – Beautiful money.
Interactions provides natural language Virtual Assistant application services for the automation customer care processes.
Jumio is a next generation credentials management company offering payments and ID scanning and validation products for mobile and web transactions.
Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interactions.
LearnVest empowers people everywhere to take control of their money and live their richest lives.
Level Money is a financial GPS, designed to replace budgeting.
Lighter Capital provides growth capital to technology companies in a highly-automated basis – Capital-as-a-Service.
Lumesis provides software for the fixed income municipal market. Compliance and credit-focused. 
Luminous is a boutique innovation company that has become synonymous with innovative banking around the world.
Manilla is the leading free and secure service to simplify and organize daily financial life.
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry, operating the world’s fastest payments processing network.
mBank is the biggest, pure-play online bank and the third largest retail bank in Poland.
miiCard is the first digital identity verification service to prove ‘you are who you say you are’ entirely online.
Mitek is positioned as the leading innovator in mobile imaging software. 
MoneyDesktop empowers financial institutions to provide online/mobile banking experiences to promote personal financial intelligence.
Motif Investing is a thematic, customizable, low-cost and crowdsourceable ETF-like product that is disrupting investing economics.

Narrative Science
enables companies to uncover the insight hidden in their data and create new content at a scale and frequency never before possible.
Numbrs – One App – Every Bank.
P2P Cash is the mobile wallet with switch technology that allows us to aggregate all other mWallets and mobile financial services.
PayWith is powered by MasterCard. Funded by Merchants. Loved by Consumers.
PhonyInvoices provides invoice fraud detection and prevention. We check a company’s vendor lists and transactions for suspicious activity.
Place2Give provides valuable and trustworthy information to make the most impactful social capital investment decisions.
QuarterSpot lending platform delivers the lowest cost and most favorable term small business loans.
RevolutionCredit is a revolutionary solution that transforms the credit decisioning process for both creditors and consumers.
SaaS Markets is the enterprise app store company for financial organizations looking to leverage cloud-based applications for their employees or customers.
SavedPlus is an automatic savings program that helps customers save money with every purchase.
Simple Verity provides business credit reports on any SMB in America.
Socure offers a social identity verification solution to combat the growing risk of online identity fraud for financial institutions.
SpearFysh leverages mobile, speech analytics, big data, and SaaS technology to improve sales processes and drive growth.
Spreedly provides vault cards in the cloud and work with more than 50 payment gateways.
StockSmart apps and platform offer insight and information on the world’s best companies and people.
StrategyCorps delivers local/mobile/social consumer checking solutions so appealing and relevant, your customers will gladly pay for them.
Tinkoff Credit Systems is Russia’s leading provider of online financial services.
TipRanks is a cloud-based service that measures the performance of anyone giving investment advice.
Toopher eliminates online fraud using your phone’s location. Simple, secure, your phone stays in your pocket.
Unleash is the cloud CFO that helps small businesses make better decisions faster.
VerifyValid and Deluxe are giving checks their first major upgrade in more than 200 years.
Versafe protects all users from all malware, threat types. On all devices, all transparently. 
WordSentry software analyzes messages during composition, identifying non-compliant components, for correction before sending.
Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation, powering the world’s largest collection of transactional data.
Yseop creates a new age where financial services delivered to customers are driven by AI and human collaboration.
Zenmonics is a global technology services and mobile product provider to the financial services market.
Zighra empowers banks and financial institutions to leverage implicit mobile user authentication and accelerate payments.
Zooz provides complete payment essentials at your fingertips: a robust set of tools that will improve the payment process.
Plus more stealth companies to be announced in the weeks to come.
To find out more about the upcoming FinovateFall 2013 event in New York, September 10 and 11, visit our FinovateFall information page here.

Finovate Alumni News– July 30, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgOpenCoin is among the virtual currency innovators looking to form a self-regulatory body for the industry.
  • MasterPass from MasterCard launches in the United Kingdom.
  • Bank Innovation takes a look at FIS Global’s recent remarks on the company’s technology deal with Sainsbury.
  • Yahoo Finance looks at rewards earned using Dynamics ePlate credit card.
  • StreetFight features reasons to opt in for card-linked loyalty programs from Cartera Commerce, Cardlytics, edo Interactive and Swipely.
  • Netbanker features BillGuard, Manilla, and Credit Karma as value-added apps driving mobile adoption.
  • eToro adds price alerts to eToro Trader app.
  • Bright Ideas features Noreen Hafez, senior product marketing manager at Akamai.
  • Kasasa holds sweepstakes, films big-bank breakup video, featuring CEO Gabe Krajicek.
  • Betterment joins fellow Finovate alumni FutureAdvisor and LearnVest in this NYT column on bringing “financial planning to the masses.”
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– July 23, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYodlee launches suite of solutions to give self-directed investors a full picture of their wealth and investments in one place.
  • Forbes lists Narrative Science as 1 of 5 exciting tech companies you’ve probably never heard of.
  • Huffington Post features Personal Capital, Mint, and Manilla as tools to organize finances.
  • First Federal Bank and United Community Bank have selected Fiserv’s DNA account processing platform.
  • Commerce Bancshares extends use of Alogent Payments Gateway from ProfitStars.
  • Thomsen Reuters announces availability of Checkpoint Pocket Assistant for the iPhone, free app for tax professionals.
  • Check to provide mobile bill pay to Desert Water Agency customers.
  • NYSE CIO Peter Leukert to lead FIS’s strategy and thought leadership team.
  • Technologies from Kalixa, DeviceFidelity, and MasterCard combine to bring moneto mobile wallet to the U.K.
  • VerifyValid partners with Deluxe to offer secure check payment solution to small businesses. See VerifyValid demo at FinovateFall in New York.
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.

Manilla User Base Surpasses Half Million Mark

Thumbnail image for ManillaLogo.jpgManilla announced today that it has topped the 500,000 mark in terms of activated users. This figure represents a doubling of the bill management company’s user base in the last six months.

“Activated users” includes only those users who have actually signed up to Manilla and linked at least one account.

A few additional metrics:
  • Manilla is on track to reach more than one million activated users by the end of the year.
  • Manilla users have linked more than three million accounts, bringing more than 3,500 businesses into the network.
  • The average user links six provider accounts each on Manilla.
Manilla is a free account organization service that helps consumers manage their bills both online and via mobile app. In addition to hinting at new mobile and Web features to come, Manilla CEO Jim Schinella said that Manilla’s milestone “proves that there is a real growing consumer demand for a new breed of account management tools.”


The company was in the headlines this spring after announcing its customers had added more than 54,000 local small business accounts to the network courtesy of a new Custom Accounts feature. The feature was launched in December 2012, and is available on Android and iOS.
Developed within and supported by Hearst Corporation, Manilla presented its technology as part of the FinovateFall 2012 show in New York. See the company’s demo here.

Finovate Alumni News– July 10, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgAuthentify launches security app for mobile devices, replacing passwords with digital images and spoken pass phrases.
  • Google Wallet’s “Buy with Google” promotion provides discounts via Android apps ranging from Airbnb to Uber.
  • IBS Intelligence ranks SAGE SA’s Prospero 2nd in 2013 Sales League Table.
  • Manilla’s activated user base surpasses half million mark.
  • CashStar announces new clients for its digital gifting program.
  • Moven’s beta program expands to add additional testers as company anticipates mobile signup by year’s end.
  • Bank Innovation reviews GoBank’s progress toward customer engagement and mobile centricity.
  • American Banker reports: Mitek Receives Patent for Mobile Card Balance Transfers.
  • SecondMarket launches General Solicitation solution in response to the SEC lifting of the ban on general solicitation by the JOBS Act.
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– June 24, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCapital Access Network named one of the top financial services companies of the year at the 11th Annual American Business Awards.
  • American Banker looks to Zigrhra, GoodApril, Realty Mogul, Entrepreneurial Finance Lab for innovation.
  • Lead411 names Cartera Commerce to Hottest Companies in Boston list.
  • TIBCO and Western Union partner to leverage Big Data to anticipate consumer trends and customize customer engagement.
  • interviews Andera and Intuit on the branch of the future.
  • Tagit to expand in the Philippines by offering mobile-banking application software to banks.
  • Manilla adds email integration feature to personal finance platform.
  • Acculynk announces RuPay debit cardholders in India can make online purchases using the card.
  • Keynote DeviceAnywhere to be acquired by private equity investment firm, Thoma Bravo in a $395 million, all-cash, deal.
  • Adotas column on mobile commerce for SMBs takes a look at Zooz.
  • NordFX and Currensee launch partnership as former joins Trade Leaders Investment 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.

Webby Awards Honor Finovate Alums Among Web’s Best


So what do fintech innovators, and Finovate alumni, like Mint, Manilla, and Dashlane have in common with the likes of the Chrome Web Lab, Tom Hanks’ Electric City, and

How about earning honors from the esteemed judges of the 2013 Webby Awards?

Thumbnail image for ManillaLogo.jpgManilla made the most of its showing at the 17th Annual Webby Awards, picking up honors in three categories (Utilities & Services, Web Services & Applications, and Financial Services/Banking). But the biggest winner among the Finovate-affiliated nominees was Mint. Mint won the Webby People’s Voice award in the Financial Services/Banking category, along with earning an honor in the Best User Experience category.


Also representing well at the Webby Awards was Dashlane, coming in for Web Services & Applications honors, and a trio of Finovate alumnus that impressed judges in the Financial Services/Banking category: LearnVest, UBank’s PeopleLikeU, and Kapitall.

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The Webby Awards have been given out every year since 1996 by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). The Academy includes among its members such luminaries as David Bowie, Vint Cerf, and Arianna Huffington. 

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The Webbys provide two major awards per category: the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award. The latter award is determined by an online vote.

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Learn more about our Webby Award-winning alumni at our demo pages.
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MintFinovate 2007
DashlaneFinovateFall 2012
LearnVestFinovateFall 2012
KapitallFinovateFall 2010