Celebrate Canada Day with Our Alums from the Great White North

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July 1st is Canada Day, the day Canadians from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and all the provinces in between celebrate the day the country we know as “Canada” was officially formed as a single nation within the British Empire.

So if you’ve got room in your schedule for one more Canada Day Celebration, then please join us in spending a little time celebrating with a score of Finovate alums that are driving fintech innovation in and out of “the Great White North.”

And a special Canada Day shout-out to Finovate partner, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, which supports Canadian startups through mentorship and access to U.S. partners and investors.

PayWith Presents mCARDS: A Dynamic Virtual Credit Card

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Wrapping this up with the final presentation of Day One of FinovateFall is PayWith, demonstrating their Mobile Rewards Cards.
“Introducing mCARDS (Mobile Rewards Cards). What does the “m” stand for? Money, Mobile, Merchant, Marketer, MasterCard, Monetize. 
In fact, mCARDS incorporate all of the above into every single 1-time use mobile card. mCARDS were invented by PayWith to enable a ubiquitous solution for merchants to process mobile payments using their existing hardware and POS equipment. The PayWith team cam up with the idea of creating a “virtual credit card” that could be dynamically created for every transaction by the consumer.”
Product Launch: Beta launched January 2012
Metrics: $2.5M raised to date, 12FT & 2 PT employees, closed beta of 2,000 registered users & 50 participating merchants, average consumer transaction value: $17.47, & average consumer annual spending through PayWith: $437.00
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business *B2B), through other fintech companies and platforms, & licensed.
HQ: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Founded: November 2011
Website: paywith.com
Presenting David Strebinger (CEO) and Aaron Park (Senior Developer)

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The full demo video will be available at Finovate.com in mid-September.

FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 6

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This is our final Sneak Peek of the companies who will debut their new technology on stage in New York on September 10 & 11 at FinovateFall.

You can learn more about our upcoming event here

In case you missed them, here are the previous posts in our Sneak Peek series:

FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek #1

Today we’ll introduce you to the final set of companies: ApprendaBiometric Signature ID, Innovation Agency, Lighter Capital, Mitek, Numbrs, PayWith, and Zooz.

Want to be a part of the audience? Get your tickets to FinovateFall 2013 here. They’re selling fast, so get yours before it’s too late.


ApprendaLogo.jpgApprenda is the leading Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) product powering the next generation of software-defined enterprises.

Features:

    • Policy Driven Application Deployment
    • Seamless Hybrid Cloud Capabilities
    • Inheritable Cloud Application Architectures

Why it’s great: Apprenda is a software layer that enables any organization to transform their existing infrastructure into a self-service cloud application platform.

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Sinclair Schuller, CEO & Co-Founder at Apprenda

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Meet more of the team here.


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Biometric Signature ID (BioSig-ID) is a software-only biometric that positively identifies users online: cloud-based with NO hardware required.
Features:
Using gesture biometrics, we can identify users at log in from any device and stop impostors – no hardware needed.
Why it’s great: BioSig-ID verifies the “real” user and allows secure online transactions and prevents identity fraud.
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Jeff Maynard is the CEO and an expert in the field of dynamic biometrics receiving two patents for his inventions.

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Innovation Agency’s Innovation Cafe is an innovation management platform that uses a social-based approach for driving collaborative and measurable innovation within the enterprise.
Features:
    • Recommendation Engine: encourages user participation
    • Real-time Social Graph: helps innovators to view their networks
    • Digital Personas
Why it’s great: Specifically designed for financial services providers, the platform uses crowdsourcing to engage innovation communities.
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Jay van Zyl (PhD), Founder
Jay is an entrepreneur, innovator and educator who lives his passion for finding new ways of driving innovation & change.
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Rory is an innovation pioneer and has successfully implemented many innovation initiatives in leading banks.

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Lighter Capital provides growth capital to technology companies in a highly-automated manner: Capital-as-a-Service
Features:
    • Predict a borrower’s future performance using CRM data
    • Monitor for loan defaults using banking, accounting & CRM data
    • Lower lending costs
Why it’s great: By crunching key CRM data, lenders can improve underwriting and borrower monitoring, predicting instability before it shows up in financial statements.
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BJ Lackland joined Lighter Capital as CEO in 2012. He has been a venture capitalist, the CFO of a public technology company, and a startup consultant.
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Rob Belcher leads the investment and finance efforts at Lighter Capital and has 12 years experience in investment banking, VC and consulting.

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Mitek, the founders of Mobile Deposit, developed a complete suite of mobile imaging solutions. This new mobile solution enhances the account opening process.
Features:
    • Engage and retain mobile first consumers 
    • Speed up account opening process here, there, almost anywhere
    • Reduce inaccurate data entry
Why it’s great: Increase acquisition rates and lifetime value of customers with this exciting new solution. See the demo at FinovateFall 2013. 
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James B. DeBello, CEO & President

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Numbrs is Online Banking of the Future.
Features:
    • Future Timeline
    • Transfer Money
    • Adnumbrs
Why it’s great: Numbrs empowers you to own your financial life on-the-go.
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Julien Arnold, CEO
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Johannes Hübner, CTO


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PayWith: What is possible when you connect the scalability and security of the MasterCard Network with innovations in Mobile Payments/Loyalty/Rewards/and Virtual Currencies?
Features:
Merchants can use their existing credit card processing terminals to securely transact mobile payments and run rewards. Pay/Reward/Gift/Security
Why it’s great: Merchants can use their existing credit card processing terminal to transact completely secure mobile payments and run targeted marketing.
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David Strebinger, CEO
Strebinger was previously the founder of Caring Capital and Wantsa Media. Emphasis on Payments/Mobile/Social/Monetization/Advertising.
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Donald Kirkwood, COO
Kirkwood previously founded Axon in the UK. Axon grew to be the largest SAP consulting firm in the world and sold for $650M in 2008.  

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Zooz is a global payment platform that enables e-commerce and m-commerce merchants to optimize their checkout across all channels.
Features:
    • Consumer-centric checkout for multiple platforms
    • Global payment solution with cross-border capabilities
    • Partnership with First Data
Why it’s great: Payments are for people; We’re here to give payments the human touch. Happy and reassured users are more likely to make it to the “Thank You” page!  
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Oren Levy, CEO & Co-Founder

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Ronen Morecki, CTO & Co-Founder

FinovateFall 2013 is just around the corner. If you have questions about the event, visit the information page, check out the FAQ, or email fall@finovate.com. 

Meet the Innovators of FinovateFall 2013

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FinovateFall 2013 is right around the corner. That means it’s time to start getting to know the entrepreneurs and innovators that will be presenting their technologies on stage in New York City in September.

Remember, the early bird deadline is this Friday, August 2nd. So to reserve your spot and register now.

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Akimbo Financial offers a social bank account alternative that makes sharing money easier than ever.
authenticIDs identity tools pictureID and catfishID, are the most accurate, time-saving solutions for the forms of ID we already carry.
Backbase‘s Launchpad, the Commercial Banking Edition, making CFO’s work easier.
BehavioSec uses behavioral analytics to transparently tackle web and mobile security.
BillFloat revolutionizes credit delivery to consumers and businesses.
Biometric Signature ID has a patented software-only biometric for secure ID online verification.
BizEquity is the first and leading cloud-based business valuation engine, an innovative solution to small business lead generation.
Capital Access Network is the largest and most experienced small business finance specialist.
Cardlytics uses consumer purchase data to drive a patented advertising platform. Ads are so relevant–they’re expected. 
CoverHound is a comparison insurance adviser, helping people discover, buy, and manage insurance online.
CR2 is the innovative provider of self-service banking solutions including ATM, Internet, and mobile banking.
DoubleBeam‘s SDK powers mPayments inside other mobile apps, helping signup customers quickly and save a ton on the cost of payments.
FinanceIt offers businesses the ability to provide consumer financing to their customers at the POS.
Financial Guard helps you protect your investments, providing online investment advice at the right price, finally.
Finect is the leading online network for the financial services industry.
Fiserv is a leading global technology provider serving the financial services industry, driving innovation in payments.
FlexScore “gamifies” financial planning, gives a “score” of your financial fitness, and provides education, advice, peer comparisons.
Float Money offers interest-free credit to members of its shopping club and financial health partners.
FutureAdvisor manages your investments for better returns, making quality financial advice available to everyone.
GMC Software Technology is a leading software developer of solutions that transform the customer experience.
Guide Financial is like a healthcheck for your finances – automatically scanning your accounts for ways you can earn or save more, and providing simple, easy fixes.
Ignite Sales is the leader in retail banking, customer acquisition, and retention technology.
Innovation Agency, where you can execute on your innovation mandate and unlock the wealth of ideas in your ecosystems.
Instabank – Beautiful money.
Interactions provides natural language Virtual Assistant application services for the automation customer care processes.
Jumio is a next generation credentials management company offering payments and ID scanning and validation products for mobile and web transactions.
Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interactions.
LearnVest empowers people everywhere to take control of their money and live their richest lives.
Level Money is a financial GPS, designed to replace budgeting.
Lighter Capital provides growth capital to technology companies in a highly-automated basis – Capital-as-a-Service.
Lumesis provides software for the fixed income municipal market. Compliance and credit-focused. 
Luminous is a boutique innovation company that has become synonymous with innovative banking around the world.
Manilla is the leading free and secure service to simplify and organize daily financial life.
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry, operating the world’s fastest payments processing network.
mBank is the biggest, pure-play online bank and the third largest retail bank in Poland.
miiCard is the first digital identity verification service to prove ‘you are who you say you are’ entirely online.
Mitek is positioned as the leading innovator in mobile imaging software. 
MoneyDesktop empowers financial institutions to provide online/mobile banking experiences to promote personal financial intelligence.
Motif Investing is a thematic, customizable, low-cost and crowdsourceable ETF-like product that is disrupting investing economics.

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enables companies to uncover the insight hidden in their data and create new content at a scale and frequency never before possible.
Numbrs – One App – Every Bank.
P2P Cash is the mobile wallet with switch technology that allows us to aggregate all other mWallets and mobile financial services.
PayWith is powered by MasterCard. Funded by Merchants. Loved by Consumers.
PhonyInvoices provides invoice fraud detection and prevention. We check a company’s vendor lists and transactions for suspicious activity.
Place2Give provides valuable and trustworthy information to make the most impactful social capital investment decisions.
QuarterSpot lending platform delivers the lowest cost and most favorable term small business loans.
RevolutionCredit is a revolutionary solution that transforms the credit decisioning process for both creditors and consumers.
SaaS Markets is the enterprise app store company for financial organizations looking to leverage cloud-based applications for their employees or customers.
SavedPlus is an automatic savings program that helps customers save money with every purchase.
Simple Verity provides business credit reports on any SMB in America.
Socure offers a social identity verification solution to combat the growing risk of online identity fraud for financial institutions.
SpearFysh leverages mobile, speech analytics, big data, and SaaS technology to improve sales processes and drive growth.
Spreedly provides vault cards in the cloud and work with more than 50 payment gateways.
StockSmart apps and platform offer insight and information on the world’s best companies and people.
StrategyCorps delivers local/mobile/social consumer checking solutions so appealing and relevant, your customers will gladly pay for them.
Tinkoff Credit Systems is Russia’s leading provider of online financial services.
TipRanks is a cloud-based service that measures the performance of anyone giving investment advice.
Toopher eliminates online fraud using your phone’s location. Simple, secure, your phone stays in your pocket.
Unleash is the cloud CFO that helps small businesses make better decisions faster.
VerifyValid and Deluxe are giving checks their first major upgrade in more than 200 years.
Versafe protects all users from all malware, threat types. On all devices, all transparently. 
WordSentry software analyzes messages during composition, identifying non-compliant components, for correction before sending.
Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation, powering the world’s largest collection of transactional data.
Yseop creates a new age where financial services delivered to customers are driven by AI and human collaboration.
Zenmonics is a global technology services and mobile product provider to the financial services market.
Zighra empowers banks and financial institutions to leverage implicit mobile user authentication and accelerate payments.
Zooz provides complete payment essentials at your fingertips: a robust set of tools that will improve the payment process.
Plus more stealth companies to be announced in the weeks to come.
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To find out more about the upcoming FinovateFall 2013 event in New York, September 10 and 11, visit our FinovateFall information page here.