Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • SuiteBox Wins Mobile Category of KPMG Fintech Innovation Challenge” (See SuiteBox at FinovateEurope 2016 in London next month.)

Around the web

  • Financial reporter profiles Big Data Scoring, founded in Scandanavia and headquartered in the United Kingdom.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee to bring account aggregation and PFM tools to Australian Superannuation Fund, QSuper.
  • Creative Boom lists Xero, FreeAgent, Expensify, QuickBooks, Mint, and Shoeboxed in its roundup of must-have apps for freelancers.
  • ACI Worldwide launches UP Retail Payments, combining technologies to produce an end-to-end enterprise payments solution.
  • Bank Innovation features Dave Foss, new CEO for Jack Henry & Associates.
  • CREALOGIX forges digital banking partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Join CREALOGIX in London for FinovateEurope next month.
  • PaymentEye interviews Arroweye Solutions CEO Render Dahiya on how EMV migration will impact issuers.

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.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Nexmo

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FEU2016_logo_withdateA look at the companies demoing live to 1,500 fintech professionals. Get your tickets to join us in London!

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Nexmo is a global cloud communications platform with APIs and SDKs for SMS, voice and mobile verification. Nexmo Verify SDK enables phone verification for password replacement, 2FA, and more.

 

Features:

  • Securely verify and authenticate users to prevent SIM swap
  • Send unlimited push verifications with subscription pricing
  • Minimize design and development resources with preintegrated verification workflow

Why it’s great
Mitigate fraud and bypass common security challenges like SIM swapping by using phone number verification and unique device identifiers to increase security, significantly decrease fraud and protect users.

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Presenter: Parth Awasthi, Product Lead
Awasthi is a product lead for Nexmo. Prior to Nexmo, Parth spent over a decade leading technology teams building communication and productivity software for the cloud at Microsoft.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Mark Shifke Named Green Dot CFO After Interim Term”
  • “PaySwag Helps Cloud Lending Solutions Go Mobile”
  • “Finovate Debuts: DAVO Automates Sales Tax”

Around the web

  • Utah Community Credit Union chooses DNA(R) account platform from Fiserv.
  • TechEU interviews Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Klarna CEO.
  • Tactile Finance CEO Nicole Hamilton earns spot in The Inman Group’s Top 101 innovators.
  • VentureBeat names Twilio as 1 of 36 tech companies that could go public in 2016.
  • Bankless Times: Pindrop can tell you who is really on the phone.

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.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVr2016-NY-(Stacked)V2Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to check out coverage from our recent developer conference in San Francisco. We’re taking the fintech developer tool showcase to New York on 29/30 March 2016. Stay tuned for details.

Developer news

  • TechCrunch: Rakuten Launches $100 Million Global Fund for Fintech Startups.
  • GitHub is rolling out a redesign for code repositories.
  • New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters

  • Hyperwallet launches loyalty program for independent workers.
  • Arxan announces cyber security scholarship program.
  • Avoka introduces digital account opening from within Salesforce.
  • Kabbage to power Sage’s small business loan offering.
  • Market intelligence provider Ipreo selects Xignite to provide real-time and delayed equity prices to its Investor Relations platform, BD Corporate.
  • Nexmo announces partnership with Netherlands KLM.
  • CenturyLink adds former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu to its board.
  • Banking CIO Outlook magazine features Praesidio.
  • TokBox’s new developer toolkit brings voice and video chat to Apple TV apps.
  • Thinking Capital earns Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Canada Awards.
  • Worldpay employees evaluate use of finger vein technology to authenticate payments at the POS without the need for a card.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Brent Warrington, Hyperwallet CEO.

Alumni updates

  • Pymnts chats with Nymi founder and CEO, Karl Martin.
  • Deccan Herald features Cloud Lending Solutions.
  • Xero pilots program to allow users to file their GST returns.
  • MasterCard announces Ed McLaughlin as new chief information officer.
  • VentureBurn highlights Entersekt: SA’s fintech gem making it safe for millions to bank, shop online.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Tuition.io Raises $5 Million in Series A”
  • “Banking Technology Awards Recognize Finovate Alums”

Around the web

  • Bitbond launches bitcoin purchasing power index.
  • Hyperwallet Launches Loyalty Program for Independent Workers.
  • Pymnts chats with Nymi founder and CEO Karl Martin.
  • Avoka introduces digital account opening from within Salesforce.
  • Kabbage to power Sage’s small-business loan offering.
  • Market intelligence provider Ipreo selects Xignite to provide real-time, and delayed, equity prices to its investor-relations platform, BD Corporate.
  • Deccan Herald features Cloud Lending Solutions.
  • Nexmo announces partnership with Netherlands KLM.
  • The Paypers interviews Nilesh Dusane, Ripple VP of global sales and client relations.
  • PYMNTS.com talks about the future of the prepaid market with Larry Blaney, EVP of sales for Cachet Financial Solutions.

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.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVr2016-NY-(Stacked)V2Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to check out coverage from our recent developer conference in San Francisco. We’re taking the fintech developer tool showcase to New York on 29/30 March 2016. Stay tuned for details.

Developer news

  • Harvard Business Review: The Changing Economics of App Development.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters

  • Aberdeen Asset Management selects Markit to value hard-to-price assets for positions with limited market data.
  • Developer reviews Authy’s two-factor authentication.
  • PayPal among the companies highlighted in Inc.’s look back at Money20/20.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils its new desktop platform, grouping all of its FX transaction venues into one single point of access.
  • Business Insider lists BehavioSec and Fidor as “companies we wish were big the U.S.”
  • Silicon Slopes Podcast hosts Ryan Caldwell, MX CEO, as he discusses how to improve online banking.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils latest version of its tax-technology platform, Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE.
  • Yodlee’s Ynext unveils new incubator class.
  • Business Insider names BehavioSec among the 12 hottest Nordic fintech startups.

Alumni updates

  • “Trulioo Selected as Runner-up for Startup Canada Award for Innovation”
  • Xero reaches 600,000 subscribers in 180 countries.
  • VentureBurn features Entersekt CEO Schalk Nolte.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

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.

 

FinDEVr Live: Nexmo APIs Use the Cloud to Decrease Fraud, Secure Transactions, and Protect User Identity

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Nexmo_FinDEVr2015_logoNexmo is the global cloud communications platform leader providing innovative communication APIs and SDKs for voice, text, messaging and phone-verification services. Nexmo enables applications and enterprises to communicate with their customers reliably and with ease, no matter where in the world they are located. Companies such as Alibaba, Airbnb, LINE, and Viber send millions of messages per month using Nexmo APIs. Nexmo was recognized by analyst firm Gartner as a 2014 Cool Vendor in Communication Service and by Roaming Consulting Company as a Tier-1 A2P SMS Messaging Vendor in 2015.

Using the cloud to decrease fraud, secure transactions, and protect user identity
Online and mobile banking has come of age and consumers today are empowered with dozens of convenient ways to manage their finances online. However, securing transactions, protecting user identity and protecting both the financial institutions and consumers from an ever-increasing risk of fraud has not evolved. Most users do not follow the recommended practices for online security, and the fragmentation of online identities implies most of them repeat passwords across their different identities. Strong authentication in such scenarios is often cumbersome and makes for a bad end-user experience. In this session, we share how Nexmo’s APIs and SDKs can help you increase security, significantly decrease fraud and protect user identity, without compromising the end-user’s experience.

Key takeaways:

  • How phone number-based identifiers, coupled with phone-based verifications, can help businesses easily implement strong authentication to increase security, significantly decrease fraud and protect user identity, without compromising the end-user’s experience.
  • How you can quickly and easily integrate Nexmo’s powerful APIs into most fintech-app flows.
  • How to future-proof your engineering efforts by using best practices to be ready for scale from the start, regardless of the size of your user base.

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Presenter:

Eric Nadalin, CTO
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Nadalin is the CTO and co-founder of Nexmo. He has managed teams in both the payments and messaging spaces for 18 years. His startup, iPIN, was acquired by Valista and integrated with major mobile operators around the globe. Nadalin holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Commentary: “”Prosper Signals Move into PFM with $30 Million Acquisition of BillGuard
  • Thanks to Xignite, the #FintechRevolution Will Be API’d”

Around the web

  • Lending Club adds Indiana, Kansas, and Nebraska, expanding its services to 36 states.
  • Premier Bank in Bangladesh extends payments agreement with TSYS, upgrading to PRIME4.
  • iSignthis to provide KYC services to Danish payment processor and card acquirer, Clearhaus, beginning in early 2016.
  • LeasePlan Bank implements Matrix digital banking platform from Five Degrees.
  • Peoples Bank & Trust hires Insuritas to launch turnkey insurance agency.
  • Kaspersky’s blog mentions Twilio’s Authy as a way to protect your ID on a smartphone.
  • Avalara announces the availability of a benefits program exclusively for U.S. QuickBooks ProAdvisors® and their clients.
  • Celent advises banks to be more like Fidor Bank in order to remain relevant.
  • The Neutral Internet Exchange NL-ix will use Interxion Cloud Connect to connect to Microsoft Azure as a part of its new cloud connectivity services.
  • TABB Research features Heckyl Technologies, Market Prophit, PsychSignal, and TickerTags in its new report on “social alpha 2.0.”
  • Nexmo teams up with mobile operator, H3G, to bring its SMS-based user-authentication technology to Sweden and Denmark. See Nexmo at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco next month.

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 Preview: Nexmo

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

The number of payment methods is drastically increasing, from debit and credit cards to Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal, and Bitcoin. But fraud is also increasing at alarming rates. In this session with Nexmo, learn how cloud communication tools are being used to significantly decrease fraud, protect user identity, and boost overall customer experience.

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Why it’s a must-see

Verifying user identity and securely protecting transactions are two vital concerns for every financial developer. A recent study from LexisNexis Risk Solutions reports that while 14% of overall transactions are mobile, they make up 21% of fraud cases. Learn how cloud-communication APIs can help you increase security without compromising user experience.


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