Finovate Alumni News


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Around the web

  • West Virginia city Beckley introduces mobile parking app, Passport Parking, powered by Passport.
  • Diginomica features Temenos CTO Dharmesh Mistry in discussion on the importance of core banking renewal.
  • Darwinex launches new performance fee structure, Darwinian Dividends.
  • Lendio opens franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • The Paypers interviews BioCatch VP, Frances Zelazny.
  • Business News Daily profiles Palo Alto Software’s LivePlan.
  • Enveil wins Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year and Best of Howard County at Maryland Cyber Awards 2018.
  • Sberbank acquires 60% stake in dialog enterprise corporate messenger developer, Dialog.

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.

Alumni News– August 19, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgLivePlan launches its Black Widow update to enhance performance monitoring.
  • Bank Innovation looks at GoBank’s decision to shorten holding periods for mobile check deposits.
  • NICE Systems earns 2014 Star Performer award from Speech Technology magazine.
  • Top Image Systems partners with Allied Payment Networks to implement MobiPAY.
  • Time features ReadyForZero as 1 of 50 Best Websites for 2014.
  • Hiveage compares OnDeck, Kabbage, PayPal Working Capital, & CAN Capital Come see OnDeck at FinDEVr.
  • Quisk awarded US patent for enabling consumer activated security for a mobile payment system.
  • The Rude Baguette interviews Yseop CEO, John Rauscher.
  • New partnership brings Geezeo’s PFM solution to MEA’s native mobile banking platform. See Geezeo at FinovateFall 2014 in New York.
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 20, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgQuantopian featured in the print edition of Barron’s Electronic Investor column.
  • Software company Malauzai, technology partner with Allied Payment Networks, talks mobile photo bill pay adoption rates.
  • CardNotPresent takes a look at OneID’s two-factor authentication technology.
  • Palo Alto Software collaborates with MasterCard to provide lean planning and management software solutions to small businesses.
  • Lendio interviews BBC Easy founders in a podcast on its blog.
  • CommunityLend’s FinanceIt launches paperless document function.
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.

Palo Alto Software’s LivePlan Teams Up with MasterCard to Help Small Businesses Better Understand their Daily Operations

This is a part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2013.


The final presenter to hit the stage before lunch, Palo Alto Software, demonstrated how LivePlan can help small businesses:
“LivePlan tells you how your business is doing. It creates budgets and forecasts to help you plan for success, allows you to put together a beautiful one-page pitch, and helps you track and manage your performance to ensure efficient growth. With its Quickbooks integration, LivePlan delivers business intelligence to small businesses everywhere. LivePlan has received the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award and been touted as, “an essential tool for launching a startup” by Fans include PC World, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, and Entrepreneur as well as over 70,000 customers.
LivePlan and MasterCard have now teamed up, and are helping small businesses and mid-market companies manage both their performance and daily operations. LivePlan is now offered through the MasterCard Easy Savings Program and provides business intelligence through Moving forward, the two companies will look to identify other areas in which their solutions can jointly provide value to business owners.”
Product Launch: April 2011
HQ: Eugene, OR
Founded: 1988
Metrics: 50 employees, 70,000+ LivePlan customers, 1.1M uniques per month to the Palo Alto Software site network
Twitter: @liveplan
Presenting Sabrina Parsons (CEO) and Mike McManus (Senior Business Leader, Strategy, Planning & Innovation, Mastercard)


Finovate Alumni News– May 10, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPalo Alto Software and Ping Identity partner to provide single sign-on.
  • PC World features Virtual Piggy. Come see its live demo at FinovateSpring next week.
  • Bolstr launches in Chicago neighborhoods.
  • ForexThink takes a look at QuantConnect and the rise of algorithm-based 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.

Palo Alto Software and Ping Identity Partner to Provide Single Sign-On


Cloud-based security company, Ping Identity announced earlier this week that it has partnered with Palo Alto Software, creator of LivePlan small business software. 

As a part of the partnership, Palo Alto Software will use Ping Identity’s single sign-on (SSO) technology. This will benefit:

1) Palo Alto Software employees: Employees can access frequently-used internal applications by using SSO.

2) Palo Alto Software customers: Many of Palo Alto’s sites require customers to log in multiple times per day. Palo Alto has already begun to roll out SSO capability to 6,000 of its customers and will continue to scale usage.

To learn more about Ping Identity, watch its FinovateEurope 2012 demo. Palo Alto Software will demo its LivePlan software at FinovateSpring next week in San Francisco.

Finovate Alumni News– April 18, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSilicon Republic takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • QuantConnect adds crowd sentiment data courtesy of
  • DeviceFidelity’s patent portfolio grows with new NFC-based mobile wallet technology.
  • The Valley Girl Show interviews Pageonce founder and CEO Guy Goldstein.
  • Palo Alto Software launches LivePlan Scoreboard. Check out the demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Newfination features Bethy Hardeman, Credit Karma Communications Director, who explains its different services.
  • Concur App Center to offer cloud-based single sign-on from Ping Identity.
  • Quantopian integrates data sets from Canadian financial search engine startup, Quandl. See Quantopian’s technology at work at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Nomis Solutions partners with Recombo, integrates Discretion Manager with Agreement Express.
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– April 12, 2013


  • RIA Biz takes a look at BrightScope’s plan to make advisory fees public.
  • crowdfunds more than $300,000 via SeedInvest. Join SeedInvest in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • Finovate alumni make a strong showing in GoodApril co-founder’s list of tax preparation innovation. Meet GoodApril at FinovateSpring.
  • VentureBeat features Ripple developer OpenCoin. See OpenCoin in action at FinovateSpring in May.
  • DroidBeans reviews Pageonce for Android.
  • Puget Sound Business Journal highlights the role of Realty Mogul in a local real estate deal. Join Realty Mogul at FinovateSpring.
  • PayPal buys Iron Pearl, a startup that helps companies make their products more attractive to customers.
  • Reuters looks at a case study of how FutureAdvisor is used to save for retirement.
  • PYMNTS looks at Kabbage’s “secret weapon”
  • New York Times Business Day interviews Sabrina Parsons, Palo Alto Software CEO. Come to FinovateSpring to watch it demo LivePlan.
  • Channelnomics reports: Check Point Launch Makes Small Branch Foray.
  • Dwolla takes top honors at Prometheus Awards in Des Moines.
  • Massolution’s Crowdfunding Industry Report places Lending Club and Prosper as leaders in the industry.
  • American Banker considers On Deck Capital’s growth.
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 Sneak Peek: Part 1


On May 14 and 15, Finovate returns to San Francisco where more than 70 companies will showcase their new technology. The majority will be making their first appearance on the Finovate stage.

Each company provided a sneak peek of what they’ll demo next month. Below is the first installment of these teasers. We’ll have more next week.

To be a part of the excitement, Get your ticket here



Balance Financial: is a digital workspace that helps FIs drive revenue growth, improve client engagement and scale service delivery.


    • Customizable digital workspace for financial service professionals & their clients
    • Professional grade branded PFM, bill pay and file sharing tools
Why it’s great: Helps financial service professionals leverage technology to grow their business by building and maintaining better client relationships.

Curaxian: The fastest and easiest way to find solutions to difficult fraud problems.


    • Find optimal solutions to fraud attacks
    • Improve portfolio profitability, retention, and relationship management
    • Manage authorization declines and interchange downgrades
Why it’s great: There is no easier or more effective way to resolve a fraud attack.

Cymonz: Provides the software and business processes to easily integrate a currency exchange and international payments service into your business


    • Customizable online currency exchange for your clients
    • Management for your currency operations
    • White label for your partners
Why it’s great: Currency exchange and payments service for your brand.


EyeVerify: Has commercialized a software-only biometric method for verifying the identity of mobile users – a safe, simple replacement for passwords.


    • Eliminate end users’ password fatigue
    • Reduce fraud and identity theft
    • Make mobile transactions safer and more convenient
Why it’s great: The password is dead – and now we have the replacement!


GoodApril: Online tax planning: your guide to tax savings, helping you take actions today to reduce your taxes next April.


    • Identification of tax saving actions you can take in the year ahead
    • Forecast of how the 2013 tax law changes will impact you
Why it’s great: Consumers leave $22 billion in tax saving opportunities on the table each year – GoodApril helps make sure you’re not one of them.


Palo Alto Software: Its LivePlan software helps a business forecast and budget for a successful future, and also helps a business understand the KPI’s it needs to manage for growth


    • Build a cash flow forecast
    • Gather business intelligence via enhanced dashboard
Why it’s great: There is no better way to manage your business online than with LivePlan

Realty Mogul: A marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of pre-vetted investment properties.


    • Investors get access to real estate investments they historically did not have access to
Why it’s great: Real estate investing made simple.

Signifyd: Fights fraud using the Social Graph. By guaranteeing payments, Signifyd provides an insurance for e-commerce merchants.


    • Fraud detection today is slow, inaccurate and expensive
    • Harnessing the Social Graph to fight fraud
    • Insurance for e-commerce
Why it’s great: Signifyd provides an insurance for e-commerce

TipRanks: The first online co-browser that aggregates, scrutinizes, and evaluates digitally published stock recommendations.


    • Accountability for those who dish financial advice
    • Empowerment for those who seek it
    • Free, unbiased and transparent information
Why it’s great: TipRanks helps provide the answer for all individual investors – should I take this particular person’s financial advice?


Tradeslide: Empowers independent financial traders


    • The TS Score empowers independent traders by diagnosing performance, for traders’ and investors’ benefit.
Why it’s great: Tradeslide rates independent trading talent


TrustEgg: Reinventing how parents save for their children


    • Parents can set up a Trust for free
    • Invite friends and family to contribute
    • Money invested in mutual fund until child turns 18
Why it’s great: TrustEgg is the simple, social way to save for your kids.


ValidSoft: SMART – Secure Mobile Architecture for Real-time Transactions


    • Custom built strong authentication platform for the mobile world
    • No customer friction
    • Using proprietary voice biometrics
Why it’s great: SMART secures your mobile wallet without customer friction: Simple, Secure, Safe


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Finovate Alumni News– April 1, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgExpensify makes Reconciliation and Central Administration features available for American Express corporate cardholders.
  • Micronotes providing series of marketing campaigns for USAlliance FCU to help cross-selling efforts.
  • Palo Alto Software announces launch of EntrepreWorld, a virtual environment to test business plans in a virtual world of avatars. Come see Palo Alto demo its latest technology at FinovateSpring.
  • Consumers CU chooses Andera’s oFlows platform for online account opening and lending.
  • Lighter Capital appoints Molly Gregg Otter as Vice President.
  • Bloomberg looks at how Jemstep, SigFig, and FutureAdvisor help manage your portfolio online. See Jemstep’s new tech at FinovateSpring.
  • Forbes takes a close up look at London’s FinTech Innovation Lab, including participants BehavioSec, Kiboo, and Open Bank Project.
  • Huff Post blog considers Lighter Capital’s Revenue Loans as alternative to VC funding.
  • GCN looks at Dwolla’s use in government.
  • Huff Post blog considers automated report-writing software company, Narrative Science. See its new tech at FinovateSpring.
  • MyBankTracker reviews
  • Y C Universe profiles Trust Egg. See them demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • MicroStrategy signs technology alliance agreement with MapR.
  • Berry Review takes a look at Pageonce Money and Bills on Blackberry 10.
  • Times of India highlights Klarna’s growth in Europe.
  • Incentive Mag previews the launch of CashStar’s table gifting solution.
  • Eye Verify announces results from biometric standard, performance and assurance lab survey. Join them in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • IntelliResponse selected by KMWorld as one of “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” for 2013. Come see them in action at FinovateSpring in May.
  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially ‘opened the doors‘ to On Deck Capital’s new NYC HQ.
  • Global Payments and edo Interactive launch pilot for card-linked offers network.
  • Boston Business Journal interviews Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf. See Leaf’s demo at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
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.