Finovate Alumni News– September 27, 2013

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      Real estate tech firm Tribus is integrating Planwise’s PFM to help homebuyers evaluate the affordability of listings.

    • MyBankTracker lists Check, Manilla, and Personal Capital as 3 finance apps just as good as Mint.
    • MoneyDesktop marketing video wins 2013 Telly Award.
    • PC World features 11 FinovateFall demo companies. 
    • Singapore-based MyHero earns $10M from Kleiner Perkins and others to enhance TradeHero app.
    • What’s the Next Big Thing in financial services? Ideas from FinovateFall and beyond.
    • American Banker: The cutting edge of online banking, as practiced by a Polish bank (mBank).
    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– September 13, 2013

    • FinovateLOGO.jpgTradeKing wins FINRA approval for acquisition of GAIN Securities.
    • Numbrs AG earns $3.8M in funding from parent Centralway.
    • Interactions, LearnVest, mBank & Accenture, Mitek, Money Desktop, Motif Investing, TipRanks, and Yodlee pick up Best of Show awards at FinovateFall 2013.
    • InComm, in partnership with CVS/pharmacy wins Best Third-Party Card Retailer Award.
    • Standard Distributing and Other Side Produce select eDeposit as their web and mobile payment solution.
    • Emida launches new smartphone POS app, available worldwide.
    • IDology launches ExpectID Global, an international expansion of its solution.
    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.

    FinovateFall 2013 Best of Show Winners


    We just wrapped up FinovateFall 2013 in New York. After a successful two days filled to the brim with 69 live demos, the audience voted for their favorites. Ultimately, the top eight companies were named Best of Show, and took home a trophy.

    The winners (in alphabetical order):


    Interactions, for its voice-based virtual assistant technology



    LearnVest, for its iPad app and Workplace Solutions Center


    mBank & Accenture,  for their Bank 3.0 online platform


    Mitek for its Mobile Photo Account Opening solution
    MoneyDesktop, for its GuideMe solution


    Motif for its platform that lets you invest in ideas in one click
    TipRanks, cloud-based accountability engine for investors


    Yodlee, for its debut of TANDEM that helps groups manage and discuss shared finances

    All of the 69 demo videos will be posted on in a few weeks.

    A huge thank you to everyone who joined the audience and participated in our largest New York show so far. And, of course, thanks to the 69 innovative companies who took on the FinovateFall stage in front of a crowd of 1,100+ audience members.


    Notes on methodology:  
    1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.     
    2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.    
    3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”  
    4. The eight companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show.  
    5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners.

    mBank and Accenture Present Their Redesigned, Bank 3.0 Online Platform

    mBankAccenturelogo.jpgThis post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2013.

    Next to the stage is a demo from mBank and Accenture, working together to present their next generation, online banking platform.
    “mBank is the first established European bank to undergo a comprehensive, mass-scale, ‘Bank 3.0’ revolution of its direct channels by introducing re-designed Internet and mobile banking fully leveraging modern technologies to deliver state of the art, end-to-end, customer experience and unparalleled sales effectiveness for the bank. New online banking platform includes modern UI/UX, PFM, video banking, real-time marketing, social channels, and gamification.”
    Product Launched: June 2013
    Metrics: (mBank) ~6,000 FTEs & 4.1M customers in Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia; (Accenture) 266,000 FTEs operating in 120+ countries, net revenues of $27.9B USD
    Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C) & Direct to Business (B2B)
    HQ: Lodz, Poland (mBank) & Warsaw, Poland (Accenture)
    Founded: November 2000 (mBank) & 1950 (Accenture)
    Twitter: @mBankpl & @Accenture
    Presenting Michal Panowicz (Managing Director, New mBank Project) and Maciej Jopyk (Senior Manager, Accenture)
    The full demo video will be available at in mid-September.