Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Zooz Raises $24 Million in its Largest Funding”
  • “Fiserv and INETCO Team Up to Enhance ATM Management”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “What’s in a Name? Plaid Earns “Cool Vendor” Status from Gartner”

Around the web

  • U.K.’s oldest bank, C. Hoare & Co, goes digital with Backbase.
  • “Crowdfund Insider: CAN Capital Forms Agreement with Entrepreneur to Provide SME Loans”
  • Huffington Post names Tactile Finance on its list of 15 women-led startups to watch in 2016.
  • Qumram opens offices in London and San Francisco. See Qumram at FinovateSpring in San Jose next week.
  • Core banking solutions from Wipro to power Paytm’s new payments bank.

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.

Stephen Ritter Joins Mitek as Chief Technology Officer

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Mitek has hired Stephen Ritter as its new chief technology officer (CTO). Ritter joins the company after serving as SVP of engineering and research for Emotient, which was acquired by Apple in January.

“I am excited to lead the Mitek Labs and engineering teams, and help create the future of mobile commerce,” Ritter said. As CTO, Ritter will leverage his 25 years of experience and—in the words of Mitek CEO and president James DeBello—his “passion for creating game-changing technology” to drive development of Mitek’s mobile capture and identity-verification technologies.

StephenRitter_MitekPrevious to Emotient, Ritter (right) worked as CTO and VP engineering at Cypher Genomics, which was acquired by Human Longevity. Before that he was VP of engineering at Websense and senior director of engineering at McAgee. He is a graduate of University of California, San Diego, where he earned a B.S. in cognitive science.

The personnel news for Mitek comes at the same time that the company is taking its technology global. Earlier this month, Mitek announced that its Mobile Deposit solution was now available in the U.K., and that other countries would follow soon. March has also been a month of adoptions for Mitek, with a leading platform provider deploying Mitek’s Mobile Fill solution to improve its onboarding process, and a top-five U.S. bank choosing Mitek’s Mobile Deposit for business multi-check capture. Mitek’s Mobile Verify solution won the Innovation Showcase Award at the BAI Payments Connect event last week.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Mitek demonstrated its mobile photo account opening for mobile web and its mobile photo driver’s license authentication technology at FinovateSpring 2015.

 

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate Debuts: OutsideIQ Heralds a Revolution in Due Diligence with DDIQ for Onboarding”
  • “Stephen Ritter Joins Mitek as Chief Technology Officer”
  • “Kreditech Lands $11 Million to Close Series C Round of $103 Million”
  • “Finovate Debuts: Valuto’s Open API Offers Multi-Currency Accounts”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Destination FinDEVr: A Geography of Architects, Builders, and Engineers”

Around the web

  • CU Anytime to deploy channel management software solution from NCR and INETCO.
  • Let’s Talk Payments features Temenos, Strands, NYMBUS, and Infosys Finacle in a look at banking software companies. See NYMBUS at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • Entrust Datacard and Trend Micro team up to provide businesses with better data encryption and authentication technology.
  • American Banker features StreetShares.
  • Xerox and Tradeshift partner to deliver digital procurement and accounts payable services.

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.

 

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The latest from upcoming FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • In the U.K., PayPal Here SDK reveals first eight business partners.
  • Quartz asks, “Should Venmo Buy a Bank?”

Alumni updates

  • MX inks multi-year data-aggregation deal with USAA.
  • NAB Asset Servicing selects Thomson Reuters as its preferred data partner.
  • HuffPost Business features SimplyTapp and Kontomatik in its list of the five most useful APIs in the financial world.
  • Mitek elects CEO James B. DeBello as Chairman of the Board.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “BillGuard App Changes Name to Prosper Daily”
  • “Capitalise.com to Join Microsoft Accelerator London”
  • “CashSentinel Launches in France with SFPMEI Partnership”
  • “StockViews Raises $355k in Seed Funding; Adds Fidelity’s Balk as Chairman”

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • Poland’s mBank elects to focus on HCE for mobile payments over NFC.
  • Spain’s BBVA upgrades its ATM network to enable cash recycling.
  • TechCrunch features multiple Finovate and FinDEVr alums in its recommendations of financial products for the gig economy.
  • Mitek elects CEO James B. DeBello as chairman of the board.
  • CereTel, selects Cachet Financial Solutions to develop, deploy and manage new prepaid mobile banking platform.
  • Lendio partners with SBE Council to offer its lending resources to SMB owners.
  • Tradeshift announces MetaProcure as reseller.
  • First National Bank to install Insuritas insurance agency solution for its customers.

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.

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Developer news

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters

  • PayStand to power new online payments service from ONE UP.
  • Xignite announces its XigniteGlobalCurrencies API is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Alumni updates

  • PYMNTS reports: Worldpay transactions up 14% post-IPO.
  • Mitek launches mobile deposit in the United Kingdom with other countries to follow.
  • CardFlight integrates with Stripe to encourage developers to build EMV payment functionality within their mobile apps.
  • Xero extends partnership with MidPoint to make cross-border procurement easier.
  • Personal Capital exceeds $2 billion AUM.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Pamela Joseph Tapped as New President, COO at TSYS
  • “Wells Fargo to Deploy Biometric Authentication Technology from EyeVerify

Around the web

  • PYMNTS reports: Worldpay transactions up 14% post-IPO.
  • Mitek launches mobile deposit in the United Kingdom with other countries to follow.
  • Dwolla’s Jordan Lampe contributes TechCrunch article about the state of faster payments in the United States.
  • Fiserv adds new features to its Unified Wealth Platform.
  • Jack Henry’s ProfitStars division unveils its ECS RDC conversion technology.
  • Betterment to extend account aggregation to all its customers.
  • BBVA Compass introduces Sandra Lee as brand ambassador to its BrightFutures platform.
  • Zooz reports that Gett, an on-demand taxi service, now routes global transactions through its platform.

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.

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Developer news

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters

  • Aerospike unveils version 3.7 of its NoSQL database.
  • Mitek to combine its Mobile Verify solution with fraud prevention and risk management technology from IdentityMind Global.
  • Wallaby’s Chrome 2.0 provides access to credit card advice in the browser.
  • Markit acquires systems integration technology from JP Morgan.

Alumni updates

  • VISA launches consumer transaction controls for card-issuing FIs.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • i-exceed Teams Up with Mindtree to Bring Mobile Tech to BFSI Sector.
  • FinovateEurope 2016: Tweets by the Thames.

Around the web

  • Popular Community Bank and Oriental Bank to deploy Cardless Cash, a mobile banking technology from FIS.
  • Mitek to combine its Mobile Verify solution with fraud prevention and risk management technology from IdentityMind Global.
  • Lending Club reports second quarterly profit since going public in December 2014.
  • BizEquity launches ‘Smarter Prospecting’ feature for its Advisor Office platform.
  • Wallaby’s Chrome 2.0 provides access to credit card advice in the browser.
  • Swipestox partners with German bank Hauck & Aufhäuser to offer its users foreign currency and securities 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.

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The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters:

  • Thinking Capital to power new “Staples Business Loans” program for small businesses in Canada.
  • Markit lands three new customers for its KY3P (Know Your Third Party) platform.
  • LandedCost from Avalara helps SMEs navigate international taxes, tariffs, and fees.
  • American Banker: OnDeck Capital adds former E-Trade exec to board.
  • Mitek partners with Harland Clarke to improve RDC security.

Alumni Updates:

  • Online trading platform Investfly integrates with the Tradier brokerage API.

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