FinDEVr Live: Mifos Presents an Open-source Application Framework for Digital Financial Services

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MifosLogoThe Mifos Initiative is the open-source developer community that builds and guides the world’s first open-source financial services platform, reaching more than 3.5 million account-holders worldwide. We are a flourishing ecosystem of more than 50 development partners, global volunteers, and Silicon Valley corporate sponsors that builds and supports fintech solutions for more than 120 financial institutions in 40 different countries. Each year, 80 million transactions and $791 million dollars flow through our platform. Our next generation is LibreFinance, an open-source application framework for digital financial services that will catalyze a new era of digital, interoperable, financial services.

LibreFinance—rapid application development for digital financial services
We will present the architectural concept of LibreFinance, an open-source application-framework for digital financial services, highlighting the two main use-cases: account management and transaction interoperability. LibreFinance offers a set of lightweight, scalable, and value-added components to create consumer-focused digital financial services solutions without the need to build common features and infrastructure again and again. Components are available to allow easy integration in every scenario, from a generic integration, e.g., security, accounting, via specialized modules, e.g., tiered KYC, FARM, transaction processing, to fully integrated solutions.

Key takeaways:

  • Rapid application development using an open-source application-framework specifically
    designed to meet the needs of digital financial services (DFS)
  • The essential DFS use-cases should be delivered as value-added, lightweight, service-oriented, scalable open-source components
  • Don’t waste time/money on the infrastructure; keep the focus on customers, products, UX, marketplace agility and go-to-market strategy

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Presenter: Markus Geiss, CTO & Chief Architect
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FinDEVr Preview: Mifos Initiative

FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateFinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms and integrations at the second annual FinDEVr, 6/7 October.

Mifos Initiative will present the architectural concept of LibreFinance, an open-source application framework for digital financial services, highlighting the two main concepts: Account Management and Transaction Interoperability. LibreFinance enables the flexible and affordable integration of digital payment gateways and mobile technologies.

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Why it’s a must-see

This innovative application framework is built by developers for developers. LibreFinance is focused exclusively on the infrastructure and development needs for DFS. It delivers agility, flexibility, speed, and lower cost, allowing you to focus on customers, products, UX, and go-to-market strategy. Don’t waste time and money on the infrastructure.


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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Dashlane Integrates Samsung Biometric Technology in Android App Upgrade”
  • “Revolut Launches to Public, Announces $2.3 Million in Funding”

Around the web

  • PYMNTS looks at OnDeck’s record-breaking quarter.
  • Red Herring names Kabbage a Top 100 Private Company.
  • Geezeo to power BankMobile’s PFM.
  • Alpha Payments Cloud using Snapcard to enable AlphaHub users to accept Bitcoin payments.
  • PrivatBank to offer remittance services courtesy of TransferWise.
  • StockViews earns a spot in the 2015 Startupbootcamp FinTech London cohort.
  • ING Bank Slaski launches ING Business for Apple Watch app powered by Comarch Mobile Banking.
  • Caltech Letter interviews Financeit CEO Michael Garrity.
  • The Indian Express profiles the biometric authentication technology of EyeVerify.
  • Aragon Research names eSignLive by Silanis Technology as a “Hot Vendor” in digital transaction management (DTM).
  • peerTransfer petitions Chinese government to open office in Shanghai.
  • The Independent looks at the IPO plans of Fenergo in light of the company’s recent funding.
  • Investment News highlights Vanguard, Wealthfront, and Betterment in a look at how much money is being managed by robo-advisors.
  • Spreedly surpasses $1 billion in annual payment volume. Come see Spreedly at FinDEVr, 6/7 October in San Francisco.
  • Expensify integrates with Workato to connect it with more than 50 business apps.
  • CheckPoint’s ZoneAlarm Launches Windows 10 Compatible Antivirus Software for Consumers.
  • The Mifos Initiative joins The Open Source Initiative, a global nonprofit that promotes and protects open source software, development and communities. Check out Mifos at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco, 6/7 October.
  • Stuart Frankel of Narrative Science earns a spot on Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50.
  • USA Today column on personal finance for millennials features Kai Stinchcombe, CEO and co-founder of True Link.
  • Business Insider includes Lending Club and Coinbase in its list of the seven hottest startups in Silicon Valley.
  • Blooom and Future Advisor are profiled in a Forbes column on making the most out of your 401(k).

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 23, 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.jpgInternet Retailer looks at the relationship between product reviews and revenue courtesy of a new report from Baazarvoice.
  • Xero highlighted as “our best purchase of 2014” by Business Betties.
  • MakeMoneyYourWay profiles EZBOB and its new business loan promotion, the New Year’s Revolution.
  • Zee News’ Money Guru interviews Abhishek Dwivedi, vice president operations at BankBazaar.com.
  • Liverpool Echo features Toshl Finance in its list of must-have apps for busy moms.
  • Investopedia’s guide to choosing roboadvisors spotlights nine Finovate alums: Betterment, FutureAdvisor, JemstepLearnVest, Motif Investing, Personal Capital, SigFig, TradeKing, and Wealthfront.
  • Benzinga Fintech Awards publishes its video interview with Gary Zimmerman, CEO of MaxMyInterest.
  • American Banker covers OnDeck’s small business loan marketplace for institutional investors.
  • Pymnts interviews René Lacerte, CEO and Founder of Bill.com about how to simplify B2B payments.
  • Mifos welcomes new partners: SkooliLabs and iSystems
  • Google Cloud Platform releases beta of Google Container Registry for secure hosting, sharing, and management of private container repositories.
  • BlueVine Grabs $18.5 Million to Increase Small-Business Lending.
  • Encap Security CEO Thomas Bostrom Jorgensen asks if biometrics provide a “false sense of security” in a column for Bob’s Guide.
  • Akimbo Financial acquired by Payment Data Systems.
  • Kreditech Secures $200 Million Line of Credit.
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 16, 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.jpgLinedata Capitalstream to offer e-SignLive by Silanis.
  • 13 Finovate alums win 2015 Paybefore Awards.
  • Payment Services Provider Anderson Zaks teams up with card-linked offers specialist, Birdback.
  • EZBOB launches scratch card promotion.
  • MarketWatch’s Your Digital Self column looks at Jingit.
  • Baseline magazine features a recent study by Arxan Technologies on the state of mobile app security.
  • The Mifos Initiative joins Microcredit Summit Campaign to integrate social performance management and poverty measurement tools into its free and open source cloud-based core banking system.
  • The Super early bird deadline for FinovateSpring 2015 ends tonight! Pick up your tickets now to save big time.
  • Monetise partners with MoneyPass to offer mobile money services to MoneyPass customers.
  • Lending Club Pilots Program to Provide Low Interest Financing to Google Partners.
  • In 2014, secondary transactions surged to a record $1.4 billion on SecondMarket.
  • Spend Matters debunks myths about Taulia. Check out Taulia at FinovateEurope next month.
  • Infosys announces $250 Million USD ‘Innovate in India Fund’ to support Indian start-ups.
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.

FinDEVr 2014: The Mifos X Platform Serves those Who Lack Access to Financial Services

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This post is a part of FinDEVr’s live coverage of FinDEVr San Francisco 2014.
Mifos presented how developers can use its not-for-profit platform for global financial inclusion:
Mifos X, Open Technology Platform Unlocking New Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid
There is a massive opportunity to serve the 2.5 billion individuals who lack access to financial services (the unbanked). Discover how you can build and scale mobile and cloud-based solutions on top of the open Mifos X platform for financial inclusion which is led by a global community backed by Silicon Valley.
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Presenter: Vishwas Babu, Chief Community Engineer
About: The Mifos Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that guides the development of the Mifos X solution for financial inclusion, an API-driven open-source platform with a suite of configurable cloud apps. Our community speeds the elimination of poverty by scaling financial services to the 2.5B unbanked.
Website: mifos.org
Twitter: @mifos

FinDEVr Preview: CopSonic, Finicity, Mifos Initiative, ModoPayments, and OnDeck

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FinDEVr begins in just over a week. To be a part of the first fintech event for developers, click here to get your tickets today.

Here is Part Two of our last look at the companies that will demo on Tuesday, September 30. In this installment, we meet:

Part Three is available here. If you missed our first installment, check out Part One here.
And don’t forget to join the growing community of developers, software architects, and engineers on Bizzabo


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CopSonic is a French company founded in 2013 specialized in the development and marketing of its sonic and ultrasonic authentication technology. The company is composed out of a strong team of researchers and engineers specialized in security, payment, sonic and ultrasonic authentication protocols. Recently, CopSonic joined the Microsoft Partner Network and became a member of the FIDO Alliance organization.

Keynote: Sonic and Ultrasonic Authentication Solution Working on All Mobile Phones
The CopSonic SDK allows contactless multi-factor authentication based on ultrasounds or sounds. This SDK is the first to introduce an “air gap” with encrypted analog information into the digital circuit. The security level thus achieved by CopSonic reaches current military security levels.
CopSonic is a universal solution working on all feature phones, smart phones, smart watches, tablets, computers, smart devices, internet of things, etc. as long as they are equipped with speakers and/or a microphone. It is operational on all standard GSM networks, on the intent or any other TCP-IP compatible network. The solution requires no change of Telco or of the existing hardware.
CopSonic enables e-commerce, financial and cybersecurity industries to propose a universal and secure solution for strong authentication to all of their customers worldwide. This authentication solution is an alternative to the use of online and/or offline passwords.
PhonicAccess and GateSonic are anti-phishing use cases of this highly secured technology. Also, for the first time, CopSonic enables the use of smart-bracelets as secure access key.


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Founded in 1999, Finicity is a privately held fintech industry pioneer. Leading the charge to the Evented Financial Web, Finicity enables fintech developers to build real-time apps through its RESTful Aggregation API and the Finicity API Platform.

Keynote: Aggregation Reloaded
Forged and hardened in consumer PFM over the past 13 years, Finicity is publicly launching its Financial Aggregation API service with unparalleled FI uptime, broad FI coverage, 24/7 developer support, and exciting new endpoint features that will elevate your UX.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • 24/7 Pre and Post-deployment Agg Support
  • Improve your app UX with unparalleled FI Agg uptime
  • Come see the launch of the Evented Financial Web
The Finicity API Platform, RESTful Aggregation API and Developer Portal make it EASY to deploy financial apps into the Evented Financial Web ecosystem.


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The Mifos Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit that guides the development of the Mifos X solution for financial inclusion, an API-driven open source platform with a suite of configurable cloud apps. Our community speeds the elimination of poverty by scaling financial services to the 2.5 billion unbanked.

Our platform is game-changing because we are mobilizing a global community, which is the only way to confront the massive problem we face. Our open source license and community driven approach is unlocking new collaboration and enabling new business models that will allow the financial inclusion sector to scale upward and outward. It enables small institutions to mature and large institutions to reach down cost-effectively in a manner that never could be possible before.
Keynote: Mifos X, Open Technology Platform Unlocking New Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid
There is a massive opportunity to serve the 2.5B individuals who lack access to financial services. Discover how you can build and scale mobile and cloud-based solutions on top of the open Mifos X platform for financial inclusion, which is led by a global community & backed by Silicon Valley.
Mifos X is the world’s only open source technology platform for financial inclusion. Built around an API-centric, cloud-based software architecture, the Mifos X Platform is a modern, connected core banking system for responsible financial services organizations bringing basic financial services to the poor globally.
Our innovative solution consists of a full suite of open technologies to scale the reach of financial inclusion to the 2.5B unbanked, encompassing an open source platform released under the Mozilla Public License 2.0, completely exposed through a full set of open APIs as well as a suite of cloud products and mobile apps on top of the platform. Whether you are an innovator looking to build a brand new fintech solution, an integrator looking to integrate or scale an existing product, a reseller looking to extend, implement, support, or host a feature-rich core banking system, or a financial institution looking for a solution out of the box, Mifos X has it covered.
Mifos X consists of 1) the platform (A RESTful back-end which talks to a MySQL database and is built on the Jersey/Spring/JPA stack) 2) the community app (AngularJS app that provides support for the most commonly used financial inclusion model
s) and 3) RESTful APIs from our platform accessing all the core underlying functionality to enable the community to quickly build their own enterprise grade financial inclusion products/apps on any technology stock.
Workshop: Building Apps for Financial Inclusion on the Mifos X Platform
In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how to quickly build enterprise-grade financial inclusion solutions on top of Mifos X, an open-source cloud-based Java platform providing the common core banking functionality through a full set of RESTful APIs, an AngularJS web app and an Android client.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Market-Validated: 75 customers serving 2.5M clients
  • Open & Community-Driven: Open Source via MPL 2.0
  • Extensible: Complete platform – RESTful APIs on a modern tech stack
Mifos is the world’s only fully open API-driven platform for financial inclusion providing a technology foundation to reach the 2.5 Billion unbanked at the Base of the Pyramid.


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ModoPayments powers better buying experiences with better economics, created by YOU! Using our handcrafted API, any developer can build their own mobile app with the ability to perform in-store purchases at tens of thousands of store locations. Modo powers the payments and tech and you design the experience.

Keynote: How to Find Money & Love with Mobile Apps (maybe more money than love)
Learn about the best kept secret in payments platform APIs: Modo. Modo will show you in 6 minutes or less how to build a better buying experience that entices consumers to spend money, and make you money, with the mobile app of your dreams. Your love mileage may vary.
Workshop: Get Your Hands on Modo
Now you know the secret about how the Modo API can transform buying experiences for your users, audience or customer base, and make real money with your mobile app. Get to this workshop, roll up your sleeves, and build an app you will fall in love with.


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Launched in 2007, OnDeck uses data aggregation and electronic payment technology to evaluate the financial health of small and medium sized businesses to efficiently deliver capital to a market underserved by banks. Its proprietary technology – the OnDeck Score – enables small businesses to obtain affordable loans with a fraction of the time and effort that it takes through traditional channels. OnDeck’s credit models look deeper into the health of businesses, focusing on overall business performance, rather than the owner’s personal credit history.

As a leading direct lender of small business loans, OnDeck has deployed more than $1 billion in capital nationwide.
Keynote: OnDeck Lending API’s – Frictionless, Extensible, Powerful
The OnDeck Score evaluates thousands of data points – from cash flow to public records to social data – to more accurately and efficiently assess business health and deliver capital in as fast as 24 hours.
Pamela Rice, OnDeck’s SVP of Technology, is discussing how the OnDeck platform provides a critically needed mechanism for financial institutions and other business service providers to efficiently reach the Main Street small business market.
The company has several APIs, which provide powerful, fully integrated lending capabilities, to third party partners, thus allowing for instant pre-qualifications, pre-approvals and loan applications. Through a coding and product demo, Pamela will demonstrate how both developers and non-developers can interact with OnDeck’s APIs in a UI sandbox and how to utilize our Salesforce app for frictionless plug-and-play integration.
Why it’s great for developers
  • OnDeck’s technology makes the lending process simple, fast & efficient
  • APIs enable 3rd parties to provide more small businesses with the capital they need when they need it
  • OnDeck’s technology has enabled the lender to deploy more than $1 billion in capital to small businesses across the U.S.
OnDeck’s technology has enabled the lender to deploy more than $1 billion in capital to small businesses across the U.S.

Click here for Part Three of our look at fifteen companies that will be sharing their innovations at FinDEVr on Tuesday, September 30.
And if you missed our previous editions of our FinDEVr Preview, the links below will help get you up to date.