Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Brunon Bartkiewicz Named New CEO at ING Bank Slaski”

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Around the web

  • Xignite announces its XigniteGlobalCurrencies API is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Join Xignite at FinDEVr 2016 in New York, March 29 and 30.
  • CardFlight integrates with Stripe to encourage developers to build EMV payment functionality within their mobile apps.
  • Jack Henry partners with The Clearing House to help spread “real-time payment ubiquity” among FIs.
  • Fenergo to provide Client Lifecycle Management solutions to Nikko Securities America.
  • WePay wins gold at 2016 Stevie Awards for sales and customer service.
  • Entrepreneur reports: Payoneer to enter Indian market.
  • Insuritas replaces GoogleCompare by launching new technology that provides one-stop shopping for financial products.
  • Bill.com launches the Bill.com Network to promote faster, lower-cost payments for businesses.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “Personal Capital Exceeds $2 Billion AUM”
  • “WorkFusion Raises $14 Million Series C Round Led by Nokia Growth Partners”
  • “DoubleNet Pay, Token Earn Spots at Plug and Play Accelerator”
  • “SocietyOne Appoints Former WestPac Exec as CEO”

Around the web

  • Payoneer powers international payments for South American e-commerce merchant, Linio.
  • TSYS certifies the new mobile EMV solution from Handpoint.
  • Global Retail Banker interviews Dilip Rao, head of business development and operations for Ripple in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • “Micronotes Names Artificial Intelligence Innovator and MIT Expert Dr. Luis Perez-Breva to Board of Advisors”
  • “Avoka Named Top Ten FinTech Worldwide by KPMG”
  • Notable features Financeit’s COO, Casper Wong.

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

On Finovate.com

  • LendUp Raises $150 Million in Series B; Expanded Credit Facility”
  • Fiserv Buys ACI Worldwide’s Community Financial Services Division for $200 Million”

Around the web

  • Tradeshift partners with (RED) to facilitate donations to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
  • Payoneer selects AU10TIX to enhance online customer ID authentication and record generation.
  • AlphaPoint appoints Scott Scalf as EVP of Development Operations.

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

  • “Last Call! FinovateFall Tickets Going … Going … “
  • “FinovateFall 2015: Mapping Fintech’s International Neighborhood”

Around the web

  • The Forrester Wave: Omnichannel Banking Solutions report recognizes Backbase as leader.
  • BizEquity signs contract with Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.
  • North American retailer Newegg chooses Payoneer to simplify its cross-border payments.
  • Zopa and Nostrum Group earn spots on The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 roster.
  • Philippine bitcoin-remittance service Rebit teams up with mobile money-transfer specialist, ZipZap.
  • Let’s Talk Payments looks at Wealthfront and Betterment in a discussion on the effectiveness of robo-advisers.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate Debuts: Slice Introduces Intelligent Shopping API”
  • “Arxan Technologies Drafts Joe Sander as CEO”

Around the web

  • Kasasa reaches milestone: 300+ community FIs now offer Kasasa to members, a total of 823,000 accounts.
  • NY Times lists Betterment, Coinbase, Wealthfront, ZenPayroll as companies that may be the next startup unicorns.
  • Crowdfund Insider: Zopa tops £1 million in loans, a U.K. first for peer-to-peer lending.
  • Global News interviews Karl Martin, Nymi CEO and founder.
  • Trustly bolsters team with appointments from H&M and Klarna.
  • FIS launches financial inclusion lab in India.
  • SME Insider interviews CurrencyTransfer.com‘s CEO Daniel Abrahams.
  • Silanis to deploy eSignLive technology with TransGuard and Occidental Fire & Casualty.
  • Puerto Rico-based Evertec to enable mobile e-commerce courtesy of Acculynk’s PaySecure.
  • Payoneer wins contract with Dailymotion.
  • NPR interviews Pindrop Security‘s CEO Vijay Balasubramaniyan.
  • Selling Power ranks OnDeck 17 out of 50 on its list of 2015 Best Companies to Sell For.
  • Nostrum Group receives FCA authorization for debt administration to cover its involvement in customer loan accounts and debt collection.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “More than 30 Alums Earn Spots on the Hot Topics 100 Most Influential People in Fintech Roster”
  • “Finovate Debuts: How DRAFT Offers Transparency into Investment Performance”

Around the web

  • Patch of Land to directly secure all existing and future loans with underlying collateral.
  • The College Investor reviews FutureAdvisor.
  • The Denver Post profiles Broomfield-based Avoka Technologies. See Avoka at FinovateFall 2015 in New York City in September.
  • Matchi launches new insurance category.
  • Pymnts interviews Flint Mobile’s CEO Greg Goldfarb on how its solution will adapt to the upcoming liability shift.
  • Larky to power CoastHills Credit Union’s privi, a mobile app that delivers instant member savings and loyalty.
  • Let’s Talk Payments looks at Venmo and its new group-payments feature.
  • Payoneer partners with freelance jobs platform, Nebbish.com.
  • Expensify launches real-time expense reports.
  • Royal Bank of Scotland hosts hackathon in partnership with Open Bank Project.

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.

 

Payoneer Pulls in $50 Million

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PayoneerPlacedMobileCross-border payments platform Payoneer closed its eighth round of funding yesterday, a $50 million investment from seven contributors.

Financiers include new investors Greylock, Secondary Market, and Wellington Management. Existing investors Carmel Ventures, Nyca Partners, Ping An, and Susquehanna Growth Equity also contributed.

The new installment brings the company’s total funding to $90 million. While shares were purchased from existing investors, all of Payoneer’s major shareholders retained the majority of their holdings.

Payoneer’s money-transfer solutions enable small businesses and professionals to receive funds in 150 currencies and withdraw the money to their local bank account in their own currency. It also facilitates mass payouts for businesses looking to transfer money internationally, a service that supports companies such as newegg, airbnb, and fiverr.

The New York-based company has 500 employees in offices across Silicon Valley, Europe, and Asia.

Payoneer debuted its commercial account capability at FinovateAsia 2013. Check out the live demo video below:

 

 

Finovate Alumni News

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Around the web

  • FIDO Alliance now certifies security products from Entersekt and MicroStrategy.
  • Prosper updates credit model to PMI 6.
  • Boku acquires Mobileview Italia, offering it access to all four of the major mobile carriers in Italy.
  • NAFCU chooses Geezeo as PFM Preferred Partner.
  • Cloud Lending Solutions unveils CL Originate, its next generation, cloud-based loan-origination platform.
  • PYMNTS.com takes a look at Tradeshift’s acquisition of Merchantry.
  • BlackBerry and PayPal team up to beta test P2P payments via BBM in Canada.
  • Albawaba profiles Zooz and its unique approach to hiring developer talent.
  • Partnership with DigitalMailer to enable Primadata to provide its clients with the ability to send digital statements.
  • The Tennessean names ProfitStars a 2015 Top Workplace.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “Ask Finovate: Who’s Who in Voice Banking Technology?”

Around the web

  • American Banker talks with miiCard CEO James Varga on how miiCard creates “digital passports” for consumers to prove their identities without oversharing information.
  • Pymnts considers Mitek’s latest acquisition.
  • Canandaigua National Bank & Trust hires Insuritas  to expand the bank’s existing insurance agency with its omni-channel, insurance-agency platform.
  • Payoneer expands presence in India.
  • LendingTree adds Ascend Consumer Finances to its personal loan-lender network.
  • EyeVerify partners with Olcsan CAD Technology to bring eye-vein biometric technology to Turkey.
  • StrategyEye interviews Jens Saltin, Klarna’s head of expansion.
  • The Telegraph’s column on the high cost of bank transfer fees highlights TransferWise.
  • T24 Islamic core banking solution from Temenos now available as cloud-based service.
  • Dwolla ditches the quarter, stops charging 25-cent transaction fee.
  • Arxan extends its application-protection platform to support apps built on Android on Intel Architecture.
  • Xero reaches 500,000 customers for its cloud accounting service, sets sights on 1-million-customers milestone.
  • VentureBeat names Prosper, Lending Club, and TransferWise in list of billion-dollar companies.
  • Finaeos forges partnership with Tata Consulting to help SMBs take advantage of Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act.

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.