Finovate Alumni News– March 21, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechCrunch features an interview with App Annie CEO, Bertrand Schmitt.
  • MasterCard announces MasterPass debut in China.
  • Q2 goes public, shares rally early in trading debut as company earns $533 million market cap.
  • miiCard working with eMerchantPay to offer merchants a more secure payment processing platform.
  • PayNearMe partners with self-storage management software E-SoftSys to enable users to accept cash payments online.
  • PayPal to let UK users order food ahead of visiting a restaurant, and use its app to pay for their food with a four-digit code when eating at a restaurant.
  • Venture Beat: Ping Identity acquires Accells Technologies.
  • Payoneer wins role as payments provider for Google Trusted Stores.
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 Lands $25 Million Series D Funding Round Led by Susquehanna Growth Equity

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Cross border payments company, Payoneer, whose aim it is to simplify global commerce, announced yesterday that it received a $25 million boost.

The funding round was led by new investor Susquehanna Growth Equity. Existing investors also contributed:

    • Carmel Ventures
    • Greylock IL
    • Vintage Venture Partners
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The New York-based company plans to use the funds to:

    • Accelerate its product roadmap
    • Expand into new verticals and markets
    • Increase sales and marketing investments
    • More actively pursue acquisitions

Prior to this round, Payoneer received $8 million in Series B, $4 million in Series A, and $2 million in Seed funding. Combined, this brings the company’s total funding to $39 million.

Check out Payoneer’s live demo video from FinovateAsia 2013.

Finovate Alumni News — January 22, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPayoneer announces partnership with Quantum Solutions.
  • MasterCard card payments coming to Singapore transit courtesy of collaboration with Transit Link Pte Ltd.
  • Backbase releases Backbase CXP 5.5 with added mobile and WCM features.
  • FIS names new CIO: Ido Gileadi.
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– December 4, 2013

  • BBVA Compass announces launch of BBVA Research iPad app.
  • Bank Innovation column on fintech in Israel features TipRanks and Payoneer.
  • Emida launches Handset and SIM Programs.
  • BancVue and other Credit Unions Help U-Haul Refinance Corporate Debt.
  • Prosper’s daily average loan originations grew almost 10% in November over October.
  • The Next Web reports: PayPal launches a digital gift store, featuring Apple as its sole launch partner.
  • City of Gig Harbor Launches on doxo; More than 5% of Residents Go Paperless in the First 90 Days.
  • Forbes: Kabbage Now Uses Square Data to Provide SMB Funding.
  • Mint is now available on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.
  • btcQuick Bitcoin Exchange working with miiCard to mitigate fraud.
  • EyeVerify interviewed on The Kansas City Power Lunch radio program.
  • IntelliResponse wins bronze in Best in Biz Awards’ Most Innovative Product of the Year category for 2013.
  • Intuit to purchase document startup company, Docstoc.
  • American Banker features Zaydoon Munir, founder of RevolutionCredit.
  • ACI Worldwide adds new executives, open new South American HQ in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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’s Commercial Account Gives Businesses and Individuals Global Access to Their Funds

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateAsia 2013.

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Then, Payoneer debuted its commercial account:
“The Payoneer commercial account offers businesses and individuals worldwide the ability to receive funds from a global network of corporate companies. Account holders have a variety of tools to access their funds, including low cost withdrawals to bank accounts worldwide, a Prepaid Debit MasterCard card that enables instant spending and ATM access, and options to transfer funds to local eWallets in select countries. 
The account can be managed from the Payoneer website or from a mobile application. Registration for the account is available via Payoneer’s website or directly from the website of companies that form the Payoneer commercial funds transfer network.”
Presenting Oded Zehavi (Chief Revenue Officer)

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Product Launch: October 2013
Metrics: 200+ employees, 1,000 Alexa, $40M+ in revenues for 2012
HQ: New York, NY, USA
Founded: 2005
Website: payoneer.com
Twitter: @Payoneer

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 4

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FinovateAsia 2013 is coming to Singapore in just over one week. And, just in time, here are the final seven companies who will bring their live demos to the stage.

If you missed the previous three installments of our Sneak Peek preview series, check out the links below.

Our final event of 2013 is only a few weeks away. Get your ticket here to be a part of the audience.


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BehavioSec focuses on innovation in behavioral biometrics.
Features
    • Transparent biometrics for mobile and web 
    • Large deployments 
    • Cost effective, low impact security
Why its great:
BehavioSec provides biometric security with no user experience cost  

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Neil Costigan
Dr Costigan is a cryptography and security expert with over 20 years experience developing security solutions deployed with retail banking in the U.S. and Europe.

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GMC Software Technology’s Inspire Research Portal (IRP) for investors provides a single platform for users to access and replaces all manual processes to automation.
Features
    • Streamlining the process
    • Reducing human errors while increasing productivity
    • Ability to view research reports from multiple platforms
Why it’s great:
IRP will provide a centralized platform for both researchers and approvers to access and perform their job in an interactive and engaging way.  

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Matthias Kraaz
Matthias has been in the customer communication space for many years and is currently looking after all the technical operations of GMC in Asia Pacific.  
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Kelvin Huang
Working as a Presales Manager in GMC for 2 years, Kelvin specializes in web and mobile communication and is equipped with years of experiences in financial industry.
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Intuition Intelligence’s end-to-end card linked offers solution delivers super relevant offers to users from a huge volume of offers.

Features:
    • Brings a huge volume of offers from Open-coupon Networks
    • Solve Pains: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Vicinity, Visibility & Value
    • Win-win ecosystem for the Bank, Merchants and Customers
Why it’s great: By learning user intent in click time, we deliver the right offers at right moment via digital channels without spam and friction in pre-and post-login.  

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Arif Ansari
Keynote Speaker for Big Data and predictive analytics, expert in multiple areas of advanced intelligent systems and multiple patent holder.





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Yusuf Ansari
Entrepreneur with track record of achieving #1 market share, visionary in building iconic products and hands-on execution and product management.
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KlickEx is the world’s most advanced multi-currency payments network – active in 8 countries, SWIFT and UNDP funded – and Asia’s top-ranked Mobile Money platform deployment.
Features:
    • Completed solution to distributed/”crypto”-currency value destruction
    • No need to dis-intermediate Central Banks or regulators
    • Implemented, asset-based store of value – full USD alternative

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Rob Bell
Rob and his award winning team turned the SWIFT and UNCDP funded, World Bank ranked, Pacific inter-bank payment network, into Asia’s top rated mobile money platform in 3 years. Ex HSBC, Stanford, NZX.
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Brett Waterson
Brett is the multi-award winning architect behind many global trading and banking systems, including the NZ Police Database, and all four NZ bank credit card loyalty programs – and of course, KlickEx.
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Mambu helps banks, microfinance institutions and financial innovators deliver banking services to individuals and emerging enterprises around the world.
Features:
    • Makes state-of-the-art banking technology accessible to all
    • Eliminates the costs and complexities of traditional core banking
    • Helps financial organisations get new products to market, fast
Why it’s great:
Mambu’s cloud-first Software-as-a-Service solution enables financial organizations of all sizes to rapidly deliver state-of-the-art banking services  

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David Hamilton, president of Mambu

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Eugene Danilkis, CEO and co-founder of Mambu
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Payoneer simplifies global commerce by providing companies and businesses of all sizes with an innovative, convenient and cost effective solution to send and receive funds worldwide.
Features:
    • Global corporates can transfer funds to over 200 countries and more than 50 currencies 
    • Funds can be received on prepaid cards, local bank accounts, or even local e-wallets 
Why it’s great:
In a borderless world, Payoneer helps SMBs and professionals get paid with minimal friction and the convenience of choosing their preferred financial instrument.

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Oded Zehavi
As CRO, Zehavi is responsible for Payoneer’s sales, marketing and product activities. Prior to joining Payoneer, he served as business development director for PayPal.

TSYSLogoHiRes.jpgTSYSAuthorization Controls allows the a user to set one’s own default account parameters and authorization rules.
Features:
    • Spatiotemporal locks allow user to geo-fence their location
    • Authorization Rules allow you to define spend limits for defined cycles
    • Authorization actions the user to Alert, Decline or Pre-authorize
Why it’s great:
TSYS Authorization Controls reduce risk to the card issuer, merchant and consumer by monitoring transactions in real-time and enforcing responsible spending at the POS.  

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Paul Bridgewater
As Group Executive of Global Product, Paul is responsible for product strategy, product delivery, product marketing and TSYS Innovation across the company. 
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Chris Colson
As the director of innovation for TSYS, Chris is an 18-year veteran of the payments and financial services industry, having previously served as vice president, product management, of Equifax.  

For more information about how to join us in Singapore, visit our FinovateAsia 2013 page here.

FinovateAsia 2013 Demo Companies Bring Global Innovation to Singapore

FinovateAsia is typically our most globally diverse show, and this year is no different. Two weeks from now, we will showcase 37 demos from companies spanning the globe that are innovating in everything from remittance to small business tools to back office solutions and much more. 

Given that diversity, we thought it would be fun put together a map showing the geographic spread of the demoing companies that will take the stage (click the map to enlarge).

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Here’s the breakdown of the number of companies from each region:

  • Asia: 12
  • Europe: 11
  • North America: 9
  • Africa: 1
  • Oceania: 2
  • Middle East: 2

To refresh your memory, the list of the companies that we’ve hand-picked to show off their new technology at the Max Atria @ Singapore Expo on November 14, include:

  • Advanced Merchant Payments
  • App Annie
  • Arkalogic
  • ArthaYantra
  • Backbase
  • BehavioSec
  • BlueKite
  • BRIDGEi2i
  • CustomerXPs Software
  • DragonWealth
  • GMC Software Technologies
  • i-exceed
  • IND Group
  • Intuition Intelligence
  • KlickEx
  • Kofax
  • LifePAD
  • Luminous
  • Mambu
  • Matchi
  • Mistral Mobile
  • Mobexo
  • Mobino
  • Pangea
  • Payoneer
  • Pixeliris
  • Red Zebra
  • SaaS Markets
  • Serverside
  • Smart Engine
  • TIBCO
  • Tootpay
  • TradeNet
  • TSYS
  • White Label Personal Clouds
  • Yodlee

To see live demos of the new technology, meet the entrepreneurs responsible, and network with others in the industry, get your ticket to FinovateAsia here. If you have questions about the show, check out who is attending or email asia@finovate.com.

Showing Our Age: A Look at FinovateAsia 2013 Demo Company Launch Timeline

At Finovate, we’ve seen how great innovation comes from companies of all ages. All we have to do is look at the Best of Show winners from FinovateAsia 2012. The founding dates of the winners ranged from 1858 (NAB, the parent company of UBank) to 2012 (SocietyOne).

We don’t know who will win Best of Show at FinovateAsia in Singapore this year, but looking at the launch date of the 37 companies taking the stage November 14, we found a 28-year spread. 

Here they are in reverse chronological order with funding amounts, if disclosed:

2013- 2012
  • BlueKite: 2013
    Total Funding: $1.5 million Seed funding
2011-2008
  • KlickEx: 2011
    Total Funding: $1.3 million
  • Mambu: 2011
    Total Funding: $2 million Series A

2007 or earlier
  • Yodlee: 1999
    Total Funding: $124 million
  • BehavioSec: 1998
    Total Funding: $2 million (€1.5 million)
  • Kofax: 1985
    Public LON: KFX

To learn more about each of these companies, check them out here and come see their live demos in Singapore on November 14.

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All numbers and funding information sourced from Crunchbase.com