Early Warning Acquires Authentify

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Authentify, a company that offers phone-based, multifactor authentication to more than 1,200 financial institutions and e-commerce companies, today announced it will soon be acquired.

The acquirer is Chicago-based Early Warning, a company owned and governed by the largest banks in the U.S. and which provides risk-management solutions to 1,100 banks, government entities, and companies. Once the Authentify acquisition is under its belt, Early Warning will bolster its current offering with a multifactor authentication solution that integrates multiple channels and authentication methods.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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This is not Early Warning’s first move to broaden its offerings. In 2013, the Arizona-based company partnered with Payfone to combine device and customer-identity authentication with transaction data to ensure security. Early Warning has an equity stake in Payfone.

Authentify was founded in 1999 and Peter Tapling is CEO. The company demonstrated 2CHK at FinovateFall 2011.

Alumni News—February 18, 2015

  • Mitek launches Commercial Mobile Deposit Capture, bringing MDC technology to the enterprise.
  • Malauzai reports doubling revenues, growth of customer base to more than 300 community banks and credit unions.
  • D3Banking adds to leadership team with four new appointments.
  • Check out FinovateEurope 2015 in the press.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems to provide Decryptx point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution to Heartland Payment Systems’ clients.
  • Temenos purchases Akcelerant to accelerate growth in North America.
  • Lending Club partners with BancAlliance, a national consortium of 200 community banks.
  • Fast Company lists BehavioSec, Ripple, Braintree, Expensify, NICE and BlueVine as top innovative companies in the money category
  • PYMNTS discusses retail’s adoption of mPOS with Bluefin Payment systems.
  • ayondo clients now receive free access to real time analysis tools from StockPulse.
  • Kantox uses Apply Financial’s API to enhance customer service and enable more integrated international payments.
  • TechFlash interviews Payfone CEO and co-founder Rodger Desai.
  • Stockhouse: TIO Networks poises to capture major portion of mobile payment market.
  • USA Today highlights Tuition.io for student debt management.
  • TransferWise launches in United States.
  • Code CU to use Insuritas for insurance agency solution.
  • Coinbase Android and iOS apps now available in 11 new languages.
  • Global Financial Private Capital selects HiddenLevers to help advisors grow their practice.
  • Tradier’s API takes 15 million production calls in Jan., a 33% increase in a single 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.

Alumni News– December 10, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNCR to sell new mobile imaging solutions from Mitek.
  • Backbase teams up with Accenture to help FIs improve customer engagement through digital channels.
  • Dwolla announces role as payment partner for Microsoft for Government initiative.
  • Australia-based ME Bank deploys core banking system, business intelligence, and anti-money laundering solutions from Temenos.
  • MasterCard launches MasterPass in France and Russia.
  • Finovate Debuts: eMoney Advisor Provides Financial Advisors with a Suite of New Planning Tools.
  • Independent Financial Advisor takes a look at Motif Investing and Wealthfront.
  • Xero reaches 400,000 paying customers.
  • Entersekt responds to FIDO Alliance’s U2F specifications with its FIDO U2F-enabled authentication solution, Transakt.
  • Fintech for the Rest of Us blog mentions PayStand over PayPal and Stripe for bitcoin payments.
  • PayItSimple integrates with 30 more payment gateways in collaboration with Spreedly now integrated with approximately 70% of all gateways in the US.
  • Payfone and Early Warning partner on mobile authentication. 
  • Marlborough Savings Bank now offers Kasasa to enhance checking account offering.
  • Spend Matters reports: Receivables Exchange the largest of the Online Invoice Auction Exchanges.
  • Arxan announces enhanced mobile runtime app self protection (RASP) capabilities.
  • Lendio named One of Utah’s Best Companies to Work For in 2014.
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– November 14, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgIntelliResponse acquired by [24]7 for its customer service suite.
  • Another +1 For Host Card Emulation: SimplyTapp Garners $6 Million.
  • Financeit Brings in Fresh Funding After U.S. Launch.
  • Payfone selected as “Best Revenue Creator/Enhancer” for Mobile Network Operators in the 2014 Fierce Innovation: Telecom Edition Awards.
  • InComm & PayPal collaborate to offer digital gift cards.
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– September 12, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgmiiCard launches DirectID to enable verification for high value transactions online.
  • FinovateFall 2014: Meet the People in Your Fintech Neighborhood.
  • First Trade Union Bank (+$700M in assets) deploys Q2platform from Q2.
  • TSYS and iMobile3 partner to Provide Apple Pay Integration.
  • Payfone announces release of new Mobile Identity as an Experience Platform.
  • Kony wins first place at 2014 CTIA MobITs Awards.
  • Tink raises $4 million in Series A round.
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 Raise $825 Million in 2013, Up 79%

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Cheers to a new year! After ringing in 2014, we wanted take a look back at the capital raised by Finovate alumni in 2013. It was quite a year, with alums pulling in $825 million, $365 million more than in 2012 for an increase of about 80%.
2013 funding summary:
    • 62 companies raised $825 million
    • Q4 had the most capital, with a total of $294 million raised by 17 companies (more than half by Xero, which landed $150 million). 
    • October was the busiest month, with $177 million raised (mostly Xero’s $150 million)
    • May was second highest with $91 million raised by 7 companies
2012 comparison
Last year Finovate alums took in almost twice as much as 2012, when 44 Finovate alums collectively raised $460 million. The chart below shows the quarter-by-quarter comparison for both years.
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Quarter 1 — blog post
More than $155 million raised by 14 companies
January — $57 million raised by 6 companies
February — $56 million raised by 5 companies

March — $42 million raised by 4 companies


Quarter 2 — blog post
More than $205 million raised by 15 companies
June — $81.7 million raised by 6 companies
May — $91.5 million raised by 7 companies
April — $32 million raised by 2 companies

Quarter 3 — blog post
More than $171 million raised by 22 companies

July — More than $63 million raised by 8 companies
August — More than $26 million raised by 6 companies
September — $82 million raised by 9 companies
Quarter 4
More than $294 million raised by 17 companies

October— $177 raised by 6 companies
November — More than $87 million raised by 7 companies
December — More than $30 million raised by 6 companies

Note: Funding that companies received before they first appeared at Finovate was not counted. Questions? Comments? Email us at julie@finovate.com or david@finovate.com.

Finovate Alumni News– December 18, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDwolla launches Form Builder to enable users to build free custom payment forms.
  • Utah Valley Business Q Mag recognizes MoneyDesktop for its billboard advertising (see page 52-53).
  • Blue Coat and Check Point Extend Partnership on High-End X-Series Network Security Systems.
  • Payfone to use AT&T’s network data to enhance its mobile identity services.
  • Vovox and Emida partner to provide enhanced mobile payment options for users.
  • West – Aircomm FCU to offer PFM powered by Geezeo.
  • Mike Brady named COO at CR2.
  • MasterCard debuts MasterPass in Italy. 
  • Business Banking Review names Mitek-powered U.S. Bank Mobile Photo Bill Pay “Best Technology Initiative in Banking”.
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– October 29, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPayfone Brings in $10 Million from Early Warning Systems.
  • Promsvyazbank in Russia Launches PFM-Service, Powered by Meniga.
  • Payments Source: Fiserv Makes a Payments Play for Small Businesses.
  • FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 3 is up.
  • Trejdify publishes an introduction to Quantopian.
  • GMC Software Technology opens office in Australia. Join them in Singapore next month for FinovateAsia 2013.
  • For the third consecutive year Deloitte nominates Trustly as 1 of Sweden’s Tech Fast 50 companies.
  • Pennsylvania’s Customers Bank embraces mobile bill pay via Mitek-powered PicturePay.
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.

Payfone Brings in $10 Million from Early Warning Systems

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Mobile security and authentication technology is always a topic of importance in fintech because fraud threats are continuously evolving.

Mobile commerce and authentication company Payfone announced this month that it raised $10 million, further proving that the need for mobile security technology will be around for awhile. The funding comes from Arizona-based Early Warning, and brings Payfone’s total funding up to almost $40 million.

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As a part of the deal, Payfone’s technology will be available to Early Warning’s clients.

To learn more about Payfone, watch its FinovateFall 2012 demo where it launched 1 Touch Checkout.

Finovate Alumni News– October 10, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBackbase on Track to Expand into UK Market. 
  • Arroweye Solutions launches EMV On-Demand.
  • ICBA Mortgage extends its agreement with D+H Mortgagebot.
  • InComm partners with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service to unveil new GPR card.
  • Digital Insight working with Delta Community CU to offer members digital banking services and solutions.
  • Guardian Analytics announces FraudMAP Connect, real-time collaboration platform & fraud intelligence community.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions launches new mobile money management application and platform, Select Mobile Money.
  • Equifax enhances underwriting decisions for lenders and businesses with release of advanced decisioning attributes.
  • Simple announces new MoneyDrop, instant P2P $$ transfer technology.
  • OnDeck ranked #20 in SellingPower Magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For List.
  • Ven partners ValidSoft to secure virtual currency transactions.
  • SecondMarket CEO explains latest Bitcoin move.
  • Tyfone powers P2P m-payments in BVCU m-banking platform.
  • MasterCard joins Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance in support of innovation in online authentication.
  • Inaugural issue of FIS’s digital magazine FIS InMotion now available.
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.