Finovate Alumni News– November 29, 2012

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  • Monitise in talks to raise up to 100 million pounds ($160 million USD).
  • miiCard launches online identity trust challenge for Scotland’s university students.
  • American Banker looks at My Community FCU’s experience with MoneyDesktop.
  • Zopa exceeds a quarter of a billion pounds ($400 million USD) in P2P loans.
  • Forbes reports that Corduro is seeking to raise $10 million in series B funding.
  • Pageonce adds File Cabinet, Scheduled Payments to improved Money & Bills app.
  • Epson expands global deployment of Bazaarvoice platform.
  • Matchfund wins place in Yodlee Interactive Incubator Program.
  • Experian announces renewed data, analytics deal with Hitachi Capital UK.
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.

Metaforic Launches Mobile Software Security to Detect and Respond to Mobile Security Threats

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Next, Metaforic launched mobile software security technology:
“Metaforic is demonstrating its latest technology that can detect, respond, and report on a range of security threats to mobile financial applications. The product works on a per-app basis at the application layer to inform operators of the real-time security state of the application and device. 
For example, a Metaforic protected application can detect an application repackaged with a malicious payload, alert the institution if the app connects to its service, and mark any transactions with a higher risk profile. Another example is if the device is jail broken, it will be reliably reported.”
Product Launch: November 2012
HQ: San Jose, CA, USA
Founded: 2006
Website: metaforic.com
Twitter@MetaforicLtd
Finovate demo video: Demo videos will be posted next week

Introducing Douglas Kinloch (VP Business Development), Ryan Lambert (Director, Professional Services)

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Finovate Alumni News– October 25, 2012

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  • TIBCO Software named to Software Magazine’s 500 Largest Software Companies in the World.
  • SoMoLend and GATE Global Impact make a deal that will facilitate investing in business expansion and job growth.
  • Goodwill to provide HelloWallet subscription to employees as well as community members with disabilities and unemployed.
  • Metaforic announces partnership with Appthority to reduce mobile app risks and enhance security.
  • Microsoft’s new Windows 8-style UI now supported by the KonyOne Platform.
  • MSM Media awards eToro Best Social Media Trading Product for its OpenBook platform.
  • Ping Identity recognized as 1 of 5 high-growth businesses at Denver Startup Week.
  • National Gift Card Corp partners with InComm to offer gaming & music eGift cards for businesses.
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.

FinovateAsia 2012 Sneak Peek: Part 1

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For our first ever FinovateAsia conference, we’ve selected 36 leading innovators to take the stage in Singapore on November 6.
Each company provided a sneak peek of what they’ll demo next month. Below is the first installment of these teasers. We’ll have more next week.
Don’t miss your chance to see the live demo from each company and be a part of our inaugural FinovateAsia conference. Get your ticket here.
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Airline pilots train in flight simulators, known to be one of the most effective training methods. After the financial crisis, isn’t it about time your risk managers have access to the best training techniques?
BankersLab offers training products designed to enhance a banker’s ability to develop and test strategies in a range of real-world market conditions. Utilizing a blended learning model, BankersLab integrates numerical simulations, scenario games, the gamified classroom, and m-learning for optimal understanding and knowledge retention. 
BankersLab’s comprehensive suite of products suits all skill levels; ensuring your teams are the best trained in the industry.
Innovation type: Cards, lending, payments

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BellaDati launches BellaDati agile analytics and reporting cloud tool for financial data analysis. 
BellaDati reinvents the way business users can interact with data. BellaDati will introduce features like GEO analytics, mobile reporting BellaDati Piccolo or social network for business data analysis. All this topped with easy connectivity to various data sources. Stay tuned to the new wave of business analytics inspired by gorgeous Isola Bella island located close to the Sicilian coast. 
Innovation type: Back office, mobile, sales

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Bank lending to thin-and no-file small businesses in emerging markets is a billion dollar opportunity – yet traditional lending requirements make it inefficient and expensive. EFL’s Credit Screening Tool, which uses non-traditional data such as psychometric principles that statistically relate entrepreneurial qualities such as intellect, business acumen, ethics, attitudes and beliefs to credit screening, makes lending scalable and profitable. 
EFL will show how seamlessly its partners have integrated Credit Scoring Tool to their existing lending processes to increase their loan portfolios by over 100% and decrease defaults by over 40%.

Innovation type: Banking, identity, lending

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Fiserv will demonstrate its world leading mobile banking platform – Mobiliti – used by over 1,000 banks and credit unions around the world. The focus on the demo will be on Mobiliti Reach – a product to help banks profit from servicing underbanked and unbanked market segments.
Innovation type: Back office, mobile, payments

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Heckyl FIND is a simple and yet powerful platform which integrates real time news, analytic, and sentiment mining in your trading terminals.
Heckyl FIND provides the first and a very powerful enterprise social trading terminal enabling your analyst to collaborate in real time with Traders, exchange great ideas, trading insights and empower your Traders with all the information to take the next action, here on Heckyl Dashboard.
Heckyl FIND is exclusively for financial institutions, brokerages and the trading community to get access to real time trading ideas, research reports, economic alerts and much more.

Innovation type: Investing, online UI, PFM

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Innovation Café is an advanced crowdsourcing innovation platform for companies to engage their innovation communities. It is highly configurable and able to provide for both private and public ecologies, as well as emergent and structured innovation approaches. 
Innovation Café is a lightweight platform with advanced white labeling, and custom theme capabilities. It has the ability to integrate with different systems and provide detailed reporting. Crowdsourcing and community collaboration are used to focus the attention on business objectives, enhanced through idea challenges.

Innovation type: Banking, mobile, online

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Get peace of mind knowing that your company’s financial mobile app is secure. Metaforic technology stops malware and hackers in their tracks. See live, an attempted malware attack on a mobile app and the technology that st
ops it.
Innovation type: Security

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With fewer people going to branches due to the convenience of internet, it weakens banks’ ability to acquire, develop a face-to-face personal relationship and recommend relevant products to their customers. 
Users are also spending very little time on internet banking due to a very transactional “touch-and-go” behavior. So how do you get the right customized products to the right customer at a time when they most need it?
Innovation type: Marketing, PFM, rewards

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Sandstone will be showcasing its ‘next generation’ consumer banking solution combining internet and mobile banking, personal financial management and loan origination capabilities to form a powerful end-to-end customer acquisition and retention tool.
Building on the “anytime, anywhere” capabilities of emerging tablet and smart phone platforms, Sandstone will show how consumers can interact with their bank for a range of integrated banking services.
For example, we will demonstrate the customer’s experience of finding and purchasing a new home, including property suggestions based on their savings, property selection, valuation, credit assessment and loan approval – all in real time from any device
Innovation type: Lending, marketing, PFM

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Strands Finance is presenting new “What If” functionality that takes PFM historical data and makes it relevant for the future. Users will gain greater insight and control of their financial health with little to no effort. 
For banks, the data is invaluable to better advise their customers. Strands has developed and leveraged pattern identification algorithms that help model future scenarios and the impact to the user’s short-term cash flow to long-term net worth.
Innovation type: Mobile, online, PFM

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The 21st century customer is all about the experience. 
To be ahead of competition, retailers and banks need to drive revenue through new channels and differentiate themselves through unique customer experiences to build loyalty. With the combination of time, relevance, and behavior, TIBCO offers an integrated solution linking the end-users, retailers and banks – anytime, anywhere.
Innovation type: Mobile, payments, rewards

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Wipro will debut its Wipro SmartOffers solution at FinovateAsia 2012. The innovation provides bank customers with Digital Offers which can be redeemed at merchants for availing benefits/discounts at the time of purchase. These offers may be merchant-or-bank-funded at the bank’s preference. 
The solution is different from the aggregator-centric models currently in practice in the market, championing the bank centric offer model. Wipro’s solution gives the power back to the banks, by making them the center of the Digital Offers Universe. By making the entire offer landscape bank-centric, banks reap the benefits hereto left for aggregators.
Innovation type: Banking, rewards