Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Dream Payments Unveils Mobile Merchant Platform for Banks and Acquirers.
  • Blackhawk Network Names Talbott Roche New CEO.
  • Coinbase and Motif Investing Earn Spots on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016 List.

Around the web

  • Fiserv named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016.
  • Pindrop launches its comprehensive call center fraud-prevention platform, IVR Anti-Fraud.
  • Sussex County FCU picks Insuritas to deploy new insurance agency solution.
  • iSignthispaydentity KYC service is suitable for use by businesses in the regulated sector of the Isle of Man, a global financial hub.
  • Inc. profiles Sweden’s Klarna and its plans for U.S. expansion.
  • Co-founded by former Check CMO Daniel Kjellen, MovoCash announces $700,000 seed investment.
  • Ingo Money partners with PayPal, adds instant check-splitting.
  • Roostify to integrate with zipLogix to facilitate communication between lenders and realtors.
  • American Banker features SecondMarket.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems and Worldnet partner for PCI-validated P2PE on Worldnet’s payment platform.
  • Cachet appoints new Chief Financial Officer Bryan Meier.

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

Around the web:

  • Fastacash to boost global growth via new partnership with mobile wallet provider, Cellum.
  • Let’s Talk Payments profiles LOYAL3, Motif Investing, Kapitall, DriveWealth, and eToro in a look at millennials and investing.
  • ATM Marketplace quotes Robb Gaynor of Malauzai Software on the importance of app design in the mobile UX, and Prairie Cloudware’s Michael Carter on the debate over branded mobile wallets and banking apps.

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.

Motif Investing Launches Recurring Transfers

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Motif Investing, an online thematic investment broker, added a new feature today that will simplify the lives of investors.

The company now lets users set up recurring transfers to and from their Motif account. The set up is simple. Users outline criteria such as amount and frequency of ACH transfers.

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Because recurring transfers are mindless, the “set it and forget it” approach of the new feature has the potential to increase assets under management for the San Mateo-based company.

Motif’s unique investment platform enables users to invest in collections of stocks and ETFs centered around ideas or investment strategies of personal interest. Late last fall the company introduced Motif Capital Management, a subsidiary that manages thematic investments for private wealth management and investment companies, endowments, and family offices.

Motif, which was founded in 2010, is currently available only to U.S. investors; however, the company has disclosed plans to launch internationally in early 2016.

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At FinovateSpring 2014, the company debuted its advisor platform (above) to help advisors build, monitor and rebalance portfolios, as well as share portfolio insights with clients.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Check out the latest “FinDEVr APIntelligence”
  • Narrative Science Introduces Narratives for Qlik
  • BlueVine Raises $40 Million in Round Led by Menlo Ventures”
  • Motif Investing Launches Recurring Transfers”
  • “Finovate’s European Alums Raised More than $350 Million in 2015″

Around the web

  • Insuritas to power insurance agency in two states for Sterling Federal Bank.
  • InComm to launch digital open-loop, prepaid products for distribution as part of incentive and loyalty programs.
  • Top U.S. bank to upgrade to Cachet Financial Solutions’ enhanced Select Business Merchant Capture solution.

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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “2015: A Year in Finovate Alumni Mergers and Acquisitions”

Around the web

  • TechTarget interviews Vantiv CSO Kim Jones on “creating a culture of security.”
  • Moneystream announces plans to close its doors in February 2016.
  • Nostrum Group earns a spot in Deloitte 2015 Technology Fast 500 for the EMEA region.
  • Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana explains why 2016 will be the year P2P lending hits the mainstream.
  • Holvi is featured in this look at the top 10 startups in Finland.
  • TopFunded interviews BankersLab CEO Michelle Katics. See BankersLab at FinovateEurope 2016 in London in February 2016.
  • Credit Karma wins a spot on Fast Company’s 2015 Silicon Valley “Nice” list.
  • Emerging Prairie looks at how a local RIA is integrating Motif Investing into his business.
  • SwipeStox launches new features. Check out SwipeStox at FinovateEurope 2016.
  • Personal Capital Debuts First eBook: A Better Financial Life.
  • Backbase awarded accolades in Gartner report, Critical Capabilities for Horizontal Portals. Backbase will demo at FinovateEurope 2016.

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.

 

 

20 Alums Make the First Forbes Fintech 50

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There’s more to the Forbes Fintech 50 list than just an awesome logo featuring George Washington wearing wrap-around shades. Forbes compiled the list by soliciting information from 300 startups, then interviewing more than 150 CEOs, founders, and industry experts. To make the cut, companies were required to have operations in the U.S. and a viable product.*

Simply put, Forbes describes the companies on the list as “small firms destined to have a big impact on your financial future and possibly upend your portfolio.”

This year, 20 Finovate and FinDEVr alums made the cut:

Algomi

  • Founded: 2012
  • HQ: London
  • Funding: $30 million
  • Customers: 14 large banks and 140 buy-side firms
  • FinovateFall 2014 demo

Betterment

Braintree

Chain

Credit Karma

HelloWallet

  • Founded: 2009
  • HQ: Washington, D.C.
  • Exit: Purchased by Morningstar in 2014 for $52.5 million
  • FinovateFall 2015 demo

Kensho

LearnVest

  • Founded: 2009
  • HQ: New York City, New York
  • Exit: Purchased by Northwestern Mutual in 2015 for $250+ million
  • FinovateFall 2013 demo

Motif

Personal Capital

Plaid

Prosper

Quantopian

Ripple

Simple

TransferWise

TrueAccord

Vouch

Wealthfront

Xignite


*While the list excludes financial giants, Forbes included startups acquired by larger companies but operating independently.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Make Mine Meniga: Santander Selects a PFM Partner”

Around the web

  • First Tennessee Bank licenses digital banking platform from D3 Banking.
  • Nutmeg goes live with new back office courtesy of Babel Systems.
  • Canadian Innovation Exchange names TIO Networks as one of Canada’s 20 hottest and most innovative public tech companies.
  • Actiance releases expanded supervisory review capabilities for Alcatraz, its cloud-based archive for a broad range of communication channels.
  • Coinbase launches bitcoin price charts, international translations, and consolidated accounts.
  • Dealflow to launch Dealflow 2.0 in webinar next week.
  • Aberdeen Asset Management selects Markit to value hard-to-price assets for positions with limited market-data.
  • Developer reviews Authy’s two-factor authentication.
  • Motif teams up with U.S. Bank’s Ascent Private Capital Management to offer new digital tools to Ascent’s advisers.
  • Kantox partners with NoviCap to offer customers a stronger financial service.
  • Central Bank of Kansas City to issue Cachet’s prepaid cards.

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.

 

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate, FinDEVr Alum News at Money20/20″
  • “Figo Announces New “Seven-Figure” Financing Round”

Around the web

  • Payoneer Selected by Amazon to Expand Cross-Border Payment Options in Select Countries.
  • Business Insider names Holvi, BehavioSec, Trustly, Meniga, and Klarna among the 12 hottest Nordic fintech startups.
  • Xero reaches 600,000 subscribers in 180 countries.
  • Tradeshift launches Tradeshift Risk, a solution to monitor and mitigate supplier risk.
  • ayondo launches first product in Singapore.
  • Crowdfund Insider interviews Krista Morgan, CEO and co-founder of P2Binvestor.
  • ACI Worldwide acquires payment gateway, PAY.ON.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Tom Villante, CEO and co-founder of YapStone.
  • MainStreet features “simplified 401(k) robo-adviser” Blooom.
  • SavingAdvice.com reviews Motif Investing.

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.

 

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate debuts: “LiquidLandscape’s Visualization Solves Scattered Data”
  • “FinDEVr Launches in New York, March 2016″
  • “OnDeck adds new small business lending options”

Around the web

  • The Financial Brand: Beyond the Arc’s Steven Ramirez considers three fintech trends from Finovate alums.
  • Nasdaq acquires SecondMarket to help startups sell shares.
  • Motif Investing partners with J.P. Morgan to offer investors fractional IPO shares.
  • ING and Kabbage partner to bring platform lending to Europe’s small businesses.
  • PayItSimple USA changes its name to Splitit.
  • Encap Security announces formation of new advisory board.
  • Algomi wins “Most Innovative Trading Product/Service” category at the Financial News Awards in Trading & Technology for the second consecutive year.
  • OakNorth Bank chooses Mambu as its banking technology partner.
  • Feedzai introduces data science studio for fraud prevention.

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.

Finovate Alumni News

Around the web

  • TSYS launches new data analytics platform, Analytics Intellisuite.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Rippleshot CEO Canh Tran, co-founder.
  • International Business Times previews the arrival of LoopPay-powered Samsung Pay in the U.K.
  • Business Insider looks at the growth prospects for Zopa, P2P lender.
  • New investors can now open Lending Club accounts on LendingRobot.
  • CU Mobile Apps (CUMA) chooses Cachet Financial Solutions as its preferred mobile deposit provider.
  • Holvi launches iframe to enable users to embed Holvi online store products into external websites.
  • Yodlee cites innovations from PayPal, Credit Karma, Personal Capital, and ReadyForZero in its piece 7 Habits of Highly Successful Fintech Startups. Check out Yodlee, PayPal, and Personal Capital at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.
  • Dwolla gives account holders option to enable two-factor authentication.
  • Lend Academy: Lending Club announces open integration, third parties jump on board.
  • Kony achieves mobile competency status awarded by Amazon Partner Network.
  • Motif Investing celebrates the launch of dollar-based trading with Free Trading Day on Friday

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.

Xignite Inside: Market Data Provider Powers Apple Watch Apps for Finovate Alums

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APIs from Xignite are helping four Finovate alums bring their technologies to the Apple Watch.

Betterment, Motif Investing, Personal Capital, and SigFig all have taken advantage of Xignite APIs to provide their Apple Watch-wearing customers with tools to help them stay on top of their investments and finances. The features enabled by the APIs range from real-time news alerts on stocks and the ability to place live stock trades, to monitoring spending and conducting portfolio maintenance.

Personal Capital CTO Fritz Robbins called Xignite’s APIs a “key piece” in its ability to provide its customers with timely, accurate information. Xignite CEO Stephane Dubois added that his company’s cloud platform was uniquely positioned to serve the “billions of devices coming online every day.”

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Xignite CEO and founder Stephane Dubois demonstrated FactSet Fundamentals API at FinovateEurope 2015 in London.

“We are proud to be enabling these firms to make this leap into different technological ventures with our comprehensive and unique delivery of market data through our APIs,” Dubois said.

A leading provider of market-data cloud-solutions, Xignite’s reputation as the data provider behind fintech’s most dramatic disruptors is well earned. Earlier this month, CNBC took a look at some of Xignite’s clients, putting six of them (including five Finovate alums) on its CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Among the winners of the Benzinga Fintech Awards in April, 17 of the nominees and 11 of the winners used Xignite’s cloud-based financial market data (on its own, Xignite won “Best in Show” runner-up.) Recent partnerships with BMO Financial Group, ChartIQ, and MSCI this spring have helped Xignite significantly expand the range and variety of market data it can provide to its clients.

Xignite demoed its FactSet Fundamentals API at FinovateEurope 2015 in London, and participated in the inaugural FinDEVr event in San Francisco in the fall of 2014. Founded in 2006, Xignite is located in San Mateo, California.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Mobile Fees: BillGuard Goes Freemium with Integrated Credit Monitoring
  • New $175 Million Investment Earns Credit Karma a $3.5 Billion Valuation
  • Lake Trust Credit Union Launches Larky-powered Mobile Rewards App

Around the web

  • The Financial Times looks at progress from robo-advisor services Nutmeg and Money on Toast.
  • FCI Federal Credit Union deploys CruiseNet core processing system from Jack Henry’s Symitar division.
  • UPS Capital, the financial services business division for United Parcel Service, to offer loans to its small business customers via Kabbage.
  • Motif launches new website for improved user experience.
  • Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work name On Deck Capital 1 of 100 best places to work for millennials.
  • CU Management features Onovative in a discussion on innovations in new member onboarding.

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.