Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

Around the web

  • RealtyMogul.com surpasses $50 million milestone in distributing returns and principal to investors.
  • Roostify teams up with Equifax to ease and accelerate mortgage-decision processing.
  • FinDEVr alum Worldpay launches new, omnichannel payment platform, Worldpay Total.
  • Modo Payments to provide Bank of America Merrill Lynch with access to its COIN Operated Digital Payments Hub as part of new strategic relationship.

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 APIntelligence

FinDEVrSV16-withdateOur FinDEVr New York developer showcase was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara. Register today to save your spot!

Check out our latest FinDEVr Previews featuring:

The latest from FinDEVr New York and upcoming Silicon Valley presenters

  • Visions FCU signs with MX for money-management app.
  • OnDeck launches marketing campaign featuring Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran.
  • Inside Expensify’s New Concierge Bot.
  • Lleida.net Calls New Patent a Turning Point.

Alumni updates

  • Entersekt listed among 100 most promising African fintech companies of 2016.
  • Aurionpro joins Temenos MarketPlace.
  • Avalara Raises $96 Million in New Funding.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr Preview: Modo

FinDEVrSV16-withdateFinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, October 18 & 19. Early-bird savings end Friday, so pick up your ticket to save your spot today.

With Modo, you’ll learn how to build brand-spanking-new digital payments experiences that connect to not-so-new (and please, don’t spank them) existing payments systems using Modo COIN Operated Digital Payments Hub.

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Why it’s a must-see

New digital payments experiences need to use existing payments systems for scale, ease of adoption, and regulatory requirements. Don’t re-invent the bank (banks don’t like that). It’s easy to securely request money to move between any existing payments system connected to Modo.


Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Previews:

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • CoverHound Launches Insurance for Small Businesses
  • Avalara Raises $96 Million in New Funding

Around the web

  • Dwolla to power same day ACH transfers with new API.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Tommy Petrogiannis, eSignLive CEO.
  • WePay chooses Workflow Manager from Sphonic to help meet KYC and KYB requirements.
  • Kony Wins First Place Honors for 2016 CTIA Emerging Tech Awards.
  • Expensify launches Concierge, and AI virtual assistant.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions to Deploy Select Mobile Deposit Solution for Mobile-Only Bank Varo Money.

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.

Ready for a Sneak Peek? How to Best Prepare for FinovateFall

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To give you a sense of the many new ideas at the upcoming FinovateFall conference in New York, we’ve launched our Sneak Peek series. Eight companies are featured each week leading up to the 8/9 September event (tickets now available).

In the meantime, here is a quick summary of the 66 announced companies (six more are in stealth mode). It’s a lot to take in; pace yourself!

  • Agreement Express offers an an end-to-end platform that helps traditional financial institutions automate labor-intensive parts of the customer onboarding process to remain compliant while quickly opening customer accounts.
  • Aleo’s marketplace uses e-procurement, e-commerce and supplier financing bundled in a single open platform to offer small and medium enterprises an online procure-to-pay solution.
  • AutoGravity’s mobile-first digital marketplace helps digitally minded customers, looking to buy and finance a vehicle, circumvent the inefficiencies of the auto-financing process by leveraging the full potential of their smartphone.
  • Avoka’s customer-acquisition platform integrates multiple fintech services to help banks, wealth managers and insurers use mobile and digital channels to onboard customers.
  • Backbase offers 60-second onboarding for financial services companies to accelerate customer acquisition with a simple, fast, and seamless omnichannel onboarding journey.
  • Bankjoy offers developers a banking API for a modern, real-time, holistic interface for credit unions and community banks.
  • Bitbond’s automated, international credit-scoring mechanism compares small business-loan applicants from different countries by using machine learning and data from the applicant’s business accounts.
  • Bluescape offers large financial services companies a highly interactive, visually collaborative platform that uses real-time, cloud-based architecture that’s ultra-scalable, all-capturing, and accessible anytime from any device.
  • BondIT offers financial advisers and portfolio managers a data-driven solution that uses machine learning advanced algorithms to manage fixed-income portfolios and solve optimization challenges.
  • brandCrowder has developed an alternative investment platform focusing on branded franchises. It leverages 45+ years of franchise-operations experience to help retail investors finance franchises, helping to bring them to market quicker.
  • Clinc’s mobile, voice-activated personal financial adviser uses artificial intelligence to help consumers get answers to financial questions and tasks.
  • Consdata offers banks and financial institutions a comprehensive platform for e-form management and customer-communication complexities.
  • Currencycloud’s dedicated API services use intelligent APIs to help businesses with the cost, limitations, and boundaries of existing payment infrastructure.
  • Daon bridges convenience and security by offering financial services companies a mobile biometric authentication platform that turns a smartphone into a mobile capture device.
  • Divy’s app and social investing community uses an approachable interface and engaging content to help first-time and emerging investors access direct marketing and financial literacy material.
  • Dynamics offers issuers and their cardholders interactive payment cards and an authorization-based, real-time loyalty processing system.
  • ebankIT’s platform offers financial institution clients an omnichannel experience.
  • Econiq’s Conversation Hub uses color-coded conversations to help bank and insurer frontline staff, and operational management and executives avoid disconnected customer conversations in branches and contact centers.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee offers millennials a solution for measuring financial health and promoting a healthy financial lifestyle.
  • Experian CrossCore is a single platform that helps manage customer identities, fraud-prevention tools, workflows and decision strategies in an easy-to-use and scalable format.
  • EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID offers banks and other financial services companies eye biometrics via smartphone cameras for convenient, secure and private authentication.
  • Featurespace’s ARIC Engine helps financial services clients spot and prevent fraud attacks in real time using adaptive behavioral analytics.
  • Finicity offers an API for companies to build financial apps.
  • Fiserv helps financial institutions enable social finance by providing customers access to a safe, collaborative bank-secured social funding product.
  • Full Profile uses the blockchain and smart contracts for real-time settlement and reporting of physical agri-commodities to help farmers, buyers, banks and government counter party and credit-risk exposures.
  • FutureVault’s cloud-based filing cabinet helps financial service providers and their clients organize asset documents and accounts using a secure, structured and collaborative B2B2C cloud environment.
  • GainX’s SaaS platform uses decades of market research and leading-edge technology to help large financial institutions overcome innovation and adaption failures.
  • GoodData helps large banks, credit-card processing and insurance companies commercialize and monetize their data using a scalable, manageable and secure platform that is exclusively designed for data products and embedded analytics.
  • iBank Marketing offers millennials a multifunction digital wallet to help them achieve personal goals around life events by using its local eco-system that bridges consumers and small- to medium-sized enterprises.
  • identitii uses tokens and blockchain to help financial institutions with KYC, CTF and AML compliance using an information layer over legacy systems.
  • InSpirAVE’s social e-commerce platform curates advice and financial support from the user’s friends and family, financial institutions, and merchants. It helps multiply savings, for big-ticket purchases for customers who otherwise may not be able to afford them, by placing important goals for life’s special moments within reach, without the crushing burden of debt.
  • KORE’s platform transforms enterprise applications, online banking and mobile apps into personalized, conversational engagements to help financial institutions meet customer-experience expectations using the power of bots and simplicity of messaging.
  • LendingFront’s lending platform leverages a cloud-based system that furnishes small businesses with capital using their cashflow data.
  • Lidya offers African small- to medium-sized enterprises access to finance using online receivables-based lending and proprietary credit scoring.
  • Liferay’s Digital Experience offers banks a richer understanding of customers by orchestrating personalized customer experiences.
  • M1 Finance places assets held in low-yielding cash accounts into an asset-linked bank account and intuitive investment platform.
  • MapD’s Immerse helps quantitative hedge fund and asset managers query datasets with billions of rows in real-time by applying the parallel processing power of GPUs to the challenges of databases, visualization and analytics.
  • MarketX’s cross-border investment platform helps international investors with the lack of liquidity for U.S. startup shares and limited access to U.S. pre-IPO investment opportunities.
  • ModoPayments offers financial companies a digital payments hub to connect disparate sources of value to diverse destinations using Modo’s COIN technology.
  • Moonraft Innovation Labs helps banks innovate and evolve by rapidly adapting to changing market needs using Catamera, its unique customer experience delivery framework.
  • Moven’s growing platform reaches the millennial, mobile first, digital native audience by bringing banking (specifically savings) into the moment.
  • MX helps financial institutions become true advocates for their account holders by using analytics to power a revolutionary category of data-driven money management.
  • nanoPay offers a payments and loyalty solution for merchants.
  • Overbond’s digital platform offers transparency, efficiency, and liquidity in the fixed income market for corporate issuers, investors, and dealers.
  • Personetics offers financial services providers a digital personalization platform that uses real-time, ultra-scalable predictive analytics to keep customers engaged in the digital age.
  • ProActive FinTech uses a phone app and debit card featuring unlimited mini bank accounts and pre-purchase categorization to help millennial moms with cash-flow management.
  • QE Data offers commercial banking systems a real-time predictive model for net cash-flows that uses machine learning, rich visualization, speedy deployment and real-world banking experience.
  • Qumram uses 100% real-time, video-like recording of every mouse movement, keystroke and button click to help financial services organizations with compliance and transparency issues relating to digital business.
  • RightCapital’s financial and tax-planning platform helps advisers deliver unbundled, quality financial planning and tax-planning services. It works to efficiently and digitally help consumers with the lack of viable business and technology solutions.
  • SaleMove offers financial institutions a live engagement platform to help sell and service complex financial services products online. The platform uses instant video chat and guided browsing with no downloads or installations.
  • Sindeo’s self-directed consumer rate quote and prequalification tool simplifies home financing and refinancing using an integrated platform that offers consumer, real estate partner, and adviser tools that conform to CFPB regulation and ensure a simple and easy consumer experience.
  • SpeechPro’s customer onboarding solution offers multichannel access to help CTOs, developers and other technologists focus on KYC, identity and verification.
  • Swych’s mobile gifting platform offers gift-card recipients a better way to buy, gift, and manage gift cards.
  • Tango Card’s RaaS API 2.0 uses simple-yet-complete delivery technology and domain expertise to help enterprises deliver incentives efficiently and effectively.
  • TokBox’s Financial Services Accelerator Pack offers banks and financial organizations secure and easy-to-embed, real-time communications technology.
  • TransUnion’s interactive data-visualization solution uses big data and analytics to connect and interpret consumer financial data for lenders.
  • Trulioo’s GlobalGateway uses traditional and cyber ID data sources to offer banks, financial services providers, and online marketplaces secure access to reliable, global data sources for instant ID-verification.
  • Trusona’s anti-replay and TruToken technology offers an insured identity platform for sensitive assets.
  • Unbill’s API enables companies to offer bill pay in their app or technology platform without complicated integration or high costs.
  • Uniken’s REL-ID, a card-not-present approval solution, uses mobile API tool kits and DMZ software appliances to help enterprises secure mobile communications.
  • Urban FT’s enhanced, white-label digital banking platform gives financial services organizations, wireless carriers, and other consumer-facing organizations a long-term, competitive advantage that makes their brand integral to customers’ daily financial and online social activities, financial tools, and social features.
  • Xentral Station’s supply-chain funding app helps vendors of all sizes receive cash for trade financing within 24 hours.
  • Zenmonics uses a single, common platform to help banks and their customers minimize friction in customer engagement with channelUNITED.
  • Zooz offers an agnostic, cross-border payments platform to help merchants act on payment processes and save money to maintain their client base.

Stay tuned on the blog for more detailed descriptions. And don’t forget to register now to reserve your spot.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Modo

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FF2016-Logo-wdate-largeA look at the companies demoing live to 1,500+ fintech professionals on September 8 & 9. Register today.

The Modo Digital Payments Hub is an awesome way to design and manage the full lifecycle of digital payment transactions across the global payments ecosystem. Oh, and it’s COIN operated.

Features:

Modo Digital Payments Hub components:

  • Payments system connectors
  • Payments transactions
  • Credentials vault
  • Digital experiences

Why it’s great
Modo’s patented COIN delivers value from any source to any destination, without requiring partners to modify their systems.ModoPresenter1

Presenters

Bruce Parker, CEO of Modo
Parker is a self-declared #paymentsgeek, and has created new products, built partnerships, and shaped strategy that has moved the payments industry. In some cases, to tears.
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Aaron Wilkinson, Chief Architect of ModoModopresenter2
Wilkinson has a decade and a half of experience in Software Engineering starting with a foundation of real-time embedded software for high-end military vehicles and branching out to many other fields, ranging from user interfaces to software architecture to web services.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Avadian CU Chooses Jwaala’s Ignite Platform for Online and Mobile Banking

Around the web

  • Prosper sets up the Prosper Capital Consumer Credit Fund to invest in loans originated on its platform.
  • Kris Finsoftware and CustomerXPs Launch Clari5 for banks in AsiaPacific.
  • Excelian, Luxoft and Calypso Technology Sign New Partnership
  • Entrust Datacard teams up with Harman to safeguard IoT data.
  • Kabbage turns to Marketo for new marketing solutions.
  • Nomis Solutions upgrades its Deal Manager platform to give retail bankers greater insight into real-time sales and competitive data.
  • A look at fintech in Berlin and London highlights Mambu.
  • defiSOLUTIONS announces new partnership with eOriginal, a digital transaction specialist.
  • Investor’s Business Daily profiles Stockpile.
  • American Banker names SigFig as leader in robo-advisory revolution.

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 APIntelligence

FinDEVrSV16-LogoV2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase last week was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara. Register today and save.

Developer news

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Blockchain Dev Platform Stratumn Lands $670,000 in Seed Investment”
  • “Bluefin Payment Systems Raises $6 Million in Growth Equity Financing”

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters

  • “OutsideIQ Chosen To Participate In Brazilian Innovation Summit”
  • Investment News looks at how Betterment has added data aggregation, and considers Vanguard’s partnership with Envestnet|Yodlee.
  • PayPal’s Braintree Auth launches to bring its payments platform to more merchants, service providers.
  • Avoka and eSignLive partner to enable 100% digital customer acquisition.
  • Markit unveils new Common Reporting Standard (CRS) solution for tax-residency identification and due diligence.

Alumni updates

  • “FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Kofax from Lexmark”
  • New strategic partnership connects Klarna’s checkout solution with Modo’s digital payments hub.
  • “Santander and Kabbage Partner to Bring Same-Day Funding to U.K. SMEs”
  • “Barlow Names Xero TaxTouch Most Innovative At 2016 Banking Technology Awards”

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Scalable Capital Scores $7.9 Million”
  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • “Finovate Alums Dominate The FinTech50’s Inaugural Hall of Fame”

Around the web

  • New strategic partnership connects Klarna’s checkout solution with Modo’s digital payments hub.
  • NICE Actimize unveils its Actimize AML Essentials, AML cloud solution.
  • Ixaris spins off its payment technology division, Ixaris Technologies.
  • European payment providers partnered with TSYS to get access to alerts service.
  • Misys teams up with Dorsum to enable FusionBanking Essence customers to trade directly from their accounts.
  • Payroll in Xero now available in Georgia, reaching 21 states.
  • Richard Steggall, co-founder and CEO of Urban FT, chats with PYMNTS.

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 APIntelligence

FinDEVrNY16-V2(wdate)We’re taking our FinDEVr developer showcase to New York on March 29 & 30, 2016. Register by Friday to save on early bird price and lock in your spot.

Developer news

  • American Banker: BBVA rehires a co-founder of Simple to build open APIs.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters

  • Ingo Money partners with PayPal, adds instant check-splitting.
  • PayPal unveils carrier partnerships and NFC payment capability.
  • Modo Payments closes $2 million in funding.
  • PayPal unveils redesign of its Android and iOS mobile apps.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee teams up with South African API marketplace, Limitless.

Alumni updates

  • Bluefin Payment Systems and Worldnet partner for PCI-Validated P2PE on the Worldnet Payment Platform.
  • Xero teams up with Google; bringing gmail and Google Apps for Work to its platform.
  • FirstBank to deploy multi-factor authentication technology, Transakt, from Entersekt.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Modo Payments Closes $2 Million in Funding

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Payments connection startup Modo Payments closed on a fresh $2 million in funding this week.

Notable contributors to the round include:

  • Tim Keith: CEO of Central Texas Partners
  • John Beletic: partner at Oak Investment Partners
  • Jay Kassing: owner of fintech company Marquis

ModoCOINToday’s round, when added to the Texas-based company’s 2014 Seed round of $2 million, brings its total funding to $4 million.

The Dallas Business Journal discussed Modo’s growth with the startup’s CEO Bruce Parker, who stated, “Over the course of the year, we’re looking to double on almost every dimension*…. Last year, we did $1.7 million in bookings.”

Additionally, Parker noted that Modo will partner with a PayPal competitor this spring, connecting it to U.S. retailers.

Modo’s new initiative, dubbed COIN, works as the “plumbing” in the payments industry. COIN sends money from just about any source, whether it’s a legacy system or new, cloud-based system, and delivers it to any destination. Modo describes COIN as a “shipping container” for intermodal payments.

Modo CEO Bruce Parker describes COIN in his FinDEVr San Francisco presentation titled, Mobile Payments are Dead . . . Long Live Digital Payments.

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Modo CEO Bruce Parker at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

*Meaning everything from bookings to employees.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Zopa launches three new loan products: Classic, Access, and Plus, expanding ability to lend to higher risk borrowers.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee teams up with South African API marketplace, Limitless.
  • “PayActiv raises $9 million in Series A”
  • “Modo Payments closes $2 Million in Funding”

Around the web

  • BioCatch announces real time detection of Remote Access and RAT-in-the-Mobile (RitM) malware.
  • PayPal unveils redesign of its Android and iOS mobile apps.
  • eToro partners with Sberbank to bring its social trading network to Russian investors.
  • News America Marketing and Linkable Networks announce partnership deal.
  • Nasscom Product Community blog features Bridgei2i.
  • InforcePRO adopts DTCC’s IR&S Solution to link with Carrier Partners.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.