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

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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):

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Interactions, for its voice-based virtual assistant technology

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LearnVest, for its iPad app and Workplace Solutions Center
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mBank & Accenture,  for their Bank 3.0 online platform
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Mitek for its Mobile Photo Account Opening solution
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MoneyDesktop, for its GuideMe solution
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Motif for its platform that lets you invest in ideas in one click
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TipRanks, cloud-based accountability engine for investors
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Yodlee, for its debut of TANDEM that helps groups manage and discuss shared finances
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All of the 69 demo videos will be posted on Finovate.com 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.

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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.

MoneyDesktop Introduces GuideMe

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2013.

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Next, MoneyDesktop brought GuideMe to the stage:
“GuideMe is integrated directly into MoneyDesktop’s award-winning PFM platform and draws from an account holder’s daily spending habits to help suggest a path for achieving future financial goals such as paying off a loan, saving for a child’s college education or preparing for retirement. 
Fully customizable, GuideMe clearly presents financial goals by implementing a similar approach to the companie’s patented BubbleBudget concept, allowing account holders to track progress within each individual goal while visualizing the immediate importance of each long-term objective based on variable size and location on the tool’s virtual time line. Unlike many financial planning solutions, GuideMe automatically updates the progress of each goal based on the change or realization of another. For example, GuideMe will update the suggested path for a longer-term goal, such as saving for a new car, once a more immediate goal like saving funds for an emergency needs account is met.””
Metrics: Triple digit growth over the past 3 years, 27 Online Banking/Core/Payment Network Partners, 400+ FI Clients, & 90+ employees

Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B) & through financial institutions

HQ: Provo, UT
Founded: March 2010
Twitter: @moneydesktop
Presenting Ryan Caldwell (CEO & Founder) and Matt West (VP Sales)
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The full demo video will be available at finovate.com in mid-September.

Finovate Alumni News– September 6, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFiserv launches Predictive Scores tool that models customer behavior. Come see Fiserv at FinovateFall next week.
  • First Federal Savings Bank implements PFM through MoneyDesktop. Check out MoneyDesktop’s new solution at FinovateFall in NYC.
  • PayPal Updates iOS And Android Apps With The Ability To Order Ahead, Pay Restaurant Bills, Access Bill Me Later And More.
  • Woodinville Water District Achieves Significant Increase in Paperless Water Bills in the First 90 Days of doxo Implementation.
  • Members Choice CU To Offer PFM Powered By Geezeo.
  • Braintree adds new layer of fraud protection for merchants.
  • Finovate alumni driving growth in online investment advisory industry.
  • Forbes features article on Narrative Science’s
    Quill. Come see them at FinovateFall next week.


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.

Meet the Innovators of FinovateFall 2013

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FinovateFall 2013 is right around the corner. That means it’s time to start getting to know the entrepreneurs and innovators that will be presenting their technologies on stage in New York City in September.

Remember, the early bird deadline is this Friday, August 2nd. So to reserve your spot and register now.

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Akimbo Financial offers a social bank account alternative that makes sharing money easier than ever.
authenticIDs identity tools pictureID and catfishID, are the most accurate, time-saving solutions for the forms of ID we already carry.
Backbase‘s Launchpad, the Commercial Banking Edition, making CFO’s work easier.
BehavioSec uses behavioral analytics to transparently tackle web and mobile security.
BillFloat revolutionizes credit delivery to consumers and businesses.
Biometric Signature ID has a patented software-only biometric for secure ID online verification.
BizEquity is the first and leading cloud-based business valuation engine, an innovative solution to small business lead generation.
Capital Access Network is the largest and most experienced small business finance specialist.
Cardlytics uses consumer purchase data to drive a patented advertising platform. Ads are so relevant–they’re expected. 
CoverHound is a comparison insurance adviser, helping people discover, buy, and manage insurance online.
CR2 is the innovative provider of self-service banking solutions including ATM, Internet, and mobile banking.
DoubleBeam‘s SDK powers mPayments inside other mobile apps, helping signup customers quickly and save a ton on the cost of payments.
FinanceIt offers businesses the ability to provide consumer financing to their customers at the POS.
Financial Guard helps you protect your investments, providing online investment advice at the right price, finally.
Finect is the leading online network for the financial services industry.
Fiserv is a leading global technology provider serving the financial services industry, driving innovation in payments.
FlexScore “gamifies” financial planning, gives a “score” of your financial fitness, and provides education, advice, peer comparisons.
Float Money offers interest-free credit to members of its shopping club and financial health partners.
FutureAdvisor manages your investments for better returns, making quality financial advice available to everyone.
GMC Software Technology is a leading software developer of solutions that transform the customer experience.
Guide Financial is like a healthcheck for your finances – automatically scanning your accounts for ways you can earn or save more, and providing simple, easy fixes.
Ignite Sales is the leader in retail banking, customer acquisition, and retention technology.
Innovation Agency, where you can execute on your innovation mandate and unlock the wealth of ideas in your ecosystems.
Instabank – Beautiful money.
Interactions provides natural language Virtual Assistant application services for the automation customer care processes.
Jumio is a next generation credentials management company offering payments and ID scanning and validation products for mobile and web transactions.
Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interactions.
LearnVest empowers people everywhere to take control of their money and live their richest lives.
Level Money is a financial GPS, designed to replace budgeting.
Lighter Capital provides growth capital to technology companies in a highly-automated basis – Capital-as-a-Service.
Lumesis provides software for the fixed income municipal market. Compliance and credit-focused. 
Luminous is a boutique innovation company that has become synonymous with innovative banking around the world.
Manilla is the leading free and secure service to simplify and organize daily financial life.
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry, operating the world’s fastest payments processing network.
mBank is the biggest, pure-play online bank and the third largest retail bank in Poland.
miiCard is the first digital identity verification service to prove ‘you are who you say you are’ entirely online.
Mitek is positioned as the leading innovator in mobile imaging software. 
MoneyDesktop empowers financial institutions to provide online/mobile banking experiences to promote personal financial intelligence.
Motif Investing is a thematic, customizable, low-cost and crowdsourceable ETF-like product that is disrupting investing economics.

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enables companies to uncover the insight hidden in their data and create new content at a scale and frequency never before possible.
Numbrs – One App – Every Bank.
P2P Cash is the mobile wallet with switch technology that allows us to aggregate all other mWallets and mobile financial services.
PayWith is powered by MasterCard. Funded by Merchants. Loved by Consumers.
PhonyInvoices provides invoice fraud detection and prevention. We check a company’s vendor lists and transactions for suspicious activity.
Place2Give provides valuable and trustworthy information to make the most impactful social capital investment decisions.
QuarterSpot lending platform delivers the lowest cost and most favorable term small business loans.
RevolutionCredit is a revolutionary solution that transforms the credit decisioning process for both creditors and consumers.
SaaS Markets is the enterprise app store company for financial organizations looking to leverage cloud-based applications for their employees or customers.
SavedPlus is an automatic savings program that helps customers save money with every purchase.
Simple Verity provides business credit reports on any SMB in America.
Socure offers a social identity verification solution to combat the growing risk of online identity fraud for financial institutions.
SpearFysh leverages mobile, speech analytics, big data, and SaaS technology to improve sales processes and drive growth.
Spreedly provides vault cards in the cloud and work with more than 50 payment gateways.
StockSmart apps and platform offer insight and information on the world’s best companies and people.
StrategyCorps delivers local/mobile/social consumer checking solutions so appealing and relevant, your customers will gladly pay for them.
Tinkoff Credit Systems is Russia’s leading provider of online financial services.
TipRanks is a cloud-based service that measures the performance of anyone giving investment advice.
Toopher eliminates online fraud using your phone’s location. Simple, secure, your phone stays in your pocket.
Unleash is the cloud CFO that helps small businesses make better decisions faster.
VerifyValid and Deluxe are giving checks their first major upgrade in more than 200 years.
Versafe protects all users from all malware, threat types. On all devices, all transparently. 
WordSentry software analyzes messages during composition, identifying non-compliant components, for correction before sending.
Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation, powering the world’s largest collection of transactional data.
Yseop creates a new age where financial services delivered to customers are driven by AI and human collaboration.
Zenmonics is a global technology services and mobile product provider to the financial services market.
Zighra empowers banks and financial institutions to leverage implicit mobile user authentication and accelerate payments.
Zooz provides complete payment essentials at your fingertips: a robust set of tools that will improve the payment process.
Plus more stealth companies to be announced in the weeks to come.
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To find out more about the upcoming FinovateFall 2013 event in New York, September 10 and 11, visit our FinovateFall information page here.

MoneyDesktop Signs Wilson Bank & Trust to PFM

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Today, Wilson Bank & Trust formally launched Utah-based MoneyDesktop’s PFM, which has been available to all account holders for free since March.

The Tennessee-based bank says the PFM is already gaining popularity, with more than 25% of its nearly 20,000 active online banking members* having used the tool in the first 3 months. 

Executive vice president of Wilson Bank & Trust, John McDearman, says that the bank spent 12 months researching different PFMs and selected MoneyDesktop in order to create a “wow” experience for customers. The bank has driven adoption by marketing the PFM via email, online, and inside its 25 branches located throughout middle Tennessee.

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To get started, users log in with their existing online banking credentials. Their use of the PFM is tracked through a separate server once they start using the features. 

In addition to providing the PFM, the bank, which has more than $1.7 billion in assets, also announced it is using MoneyDesktop’s Insight & Target products that it revealed at FinovateSpring in May (see demo video below). It is one of the first financial institutions to take advantage of these services.

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*active users are those who log into online banking at least one time per month.

Finovate Alumni News– June 14, 2013

  • Nomis Solutions wins patent for price sensitivity models.
  • Billeo announces acquisition of ecommerce platform, Swag.io.
  • Encap earns seven-figure investment from ProVenture Seed.
  • Money Marketing considers Narrative Science, Quantopian, Moven, MoneyDesktop and Jemstep.
  • Zopa named Most Trusted Loans Provider at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2013.
  • CU Broadcast interviews MoneyDesktop’s Bret Skousen.
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 — May 29, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgPaymentsSource talks with Noam Inbar, VP for product development for Zooz.
  • OneID takes a look at the “security theater” of Twitter’s two-factor authentication.
  • TSYS renews payment processing arrangement with Nationwide Building Society.
  • Pizza Marketplace interviews Leaf director of sales Alex MacKenzie on mobile marketing.
  • MIT Technology Review features OpenCoin.
  • Waspit to release new UX & mobile Apps in August to coincide with the new academic year.
  • TIO Networks partners with the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services and payment processor Paymentus to help customers make child support payments.
  • Virtual Piggy partners with ClickandBuy to Increase Customer Signups, Conversions, and Sales.
  • Mitek receives patent for signature verification and fraud detection.
  • Christian Lanng, TradeShift CEO, takes on the position of Chairman alongside the responsibilities of CEO.
  • CU Times highlights Moven, Micronotes, GoBank, Refundo, AuthenticID, MoneyDesktop, Mint, FIS, Escardgo, and GoNow as noteworthy demos at FinovateSpring 2013.
  • Silicon Prairie News features Banno and EyeVerify demos at FinovateSpring.
  • Check (formerly Pageonce) and Lending Club are among the emerging financial services companies highlighted in Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report.
  • SaveUp helps credit union members save more than $400 million.
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.

FinovateSpring 2013 Best of Show Winners

After the final demos wrapped up on two fintech-packed days at FinovateSpring 2013, the audience voted for their favorite demos to ultimately decide who would be named Best of Show. The overall top five took home the trophies.

The winners (in alphabetical order):

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FamZoo, for its prepaid card family pack
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LendUp, for its LendUp Ladder loan platform that helps the underbanked build credit
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MoneyDesktop, for its Target and Insight back-end data analytics and marketing platform
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PayNearMe, for launching the white-labeled version of its cash-dpayments platform
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TipRanks, for its solution that brings transparency to individual investors, helping investors decide who to trust
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We’ll have the videos of all 72 demos posted on Finovate.com in a few weeks.

Thanks to everyone who joined the audience and came to be a part of our largest show so far. And thanks to the 77 innovators* who braved the Finovate stage. 

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*Five demos hosted a co-presenting company, including Visa, MasterCard, USAlliance Credit Union, Intuit, and Paydiant

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 five 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.

FinovateSpring 2013 Best of Show Winners

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After the final demos wrapped up on two fintech-packed days at FinovateSpring 2013, the audience voted for their favorite demos to ultimately decide who would be named Best of Show. The top 5 overall took home the trophies.

The winners (in alphabetical order):

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FamZoo, for its prepaid card family pack
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LendUp, for its LendUp Ladder loan platform that helps the underbanked build credit
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MoneyDesktop, for its Target and Insight back-end data analytics and marketing platform
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PayNearMe, for launching the white-labeled version of its cash payments platform
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TipRanks, for its solution that brings transparency to individual investors, helping investors decide who to trust
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We’ll have the videos of all 72 demos posted on Finovate.com in a few weeks.

Thanks to everyone who joined the audience and came to be a part of our largest show so far. And thanks to the 77 innovators* who braved the Finovate stage. 

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*Five demos hosted a co-presenting company, including Visa, MasterCard, USAlliance Credit Union, Intuit, and Paydiant

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 five 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.