Finovate Alumni News– December 19, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Chicago Tribune lists Planwise, SigFig, Jemstep and FindaBetterBank as tools to fix your finances.
  • peerTransfer announces record setting 2013, bringing total customer base to 400 institutions.
  • Tradeshift brings in $15 million of a $57 million equity round.
  • Trustev brings in $500k from Notion Capital, Adding to the $3 Million it Garnered in October.
  • Business2Community features PaySimple.
  • Allied Payment Network teaming up with ACI Worldwide to provide same day bill pay via PicturePay.
  • Klarna acquires Sofort to become 10% of Europe’s $100 billion e-commerce market.
  • Les Muma, former Fiserv CEO, to join board of directors of FIS.
  • UAE’s Bank of Sharjah to offer CR2’s BankWorld-powered mobile banking app.
  • ayondo announces new features including open positions in profile view.
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 10, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCapital Access Network changes its name to CAN Capital.
  • Compass Plus survey reflects declining support for NFC amid growing popularity of mobile channel.
  • CFA Institute’s Inside Investing takes a look at Motif Investing and “the secret revolution in finance.”
  • Gartner places NICE in leaders quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Workforce Optimization.
  • Wealthfront announces new ability to harvest losses on stocks that comprise an index.
  • Flint Mobile raises $2 million from Verizon Investments.
  • Mint, Manilla, SigFig, Jemstep and Planwise featured in Kiplinger’s list of smart online tools to manage finances.
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– November 26, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgIowa State student creates PayHere (for Dwolla) with startup’s API demo.
  • Planwise integrating into Solid Earth’s real estate platform, Spring, which provides listing and tax data.
  • Forbes lists enloop as 1 of 12 business writing tools to improve business writing.
  • Finextra blogger talks peer-to-peer lending and Zopa.
  • MasterCard announces partnership with Ogone to deploy MasterPass in Europe.
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 1, 2013

  • Personal Capital to open Denver office.
  • Purchasing Insight reports: Taulia to bolster their presence in Europe.
  • Cardlytics announces new brand identity, including new logo and redesigned website.
  • CurrencyFair wins “Most Insightful & Intriguing Internet Innovation” at IIA Net Visionary Awards.
  • Leaf raises $20 million from Heartland Payment Systems.
  • Bright Funds announces support for PayPal.
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– September 27, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpg

      Real estate tech firm Tribus is integrating Planwise’s PFM to help homebuyers evaluate the affordability of listings.

    • MyBankTracker lists Check, Manilla, and Personal Capital as 3 finance apps just as good as Mint.
    • MoneyDesktop marketing video wins 2013 Telly Award.
    • PC World features 11 FinovateFall demo companies. 
    • Singapore-based MyHero earns $10M from Kleiner Perkins and others to enhance TradeHero app.
    • What’s the Next Big Thing in financial services? Ideas from FinovateFall and beyond.
    • American Banker: The cutting edge of online banking, as practiced by a Polish bank (mBank).
    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– September 17, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPandoDaily features Planwise’s “coming of age” story. 
    • OnDeck closes over $130 million in increased credit facility commitments, 150% 12-month growth surge drives doubling of debt capacity.
    • doxo’s new email Import and Organization capability simplifies record keeping for the your key accounts.
    • Expensify’s integration with Xero goes live.
    • Azimo picks cross-border payments platform Earthport to help expansion into developing markets.
    • Edo Interactive unveils self-serve portal for edo Marketplace that helps merchants set up card-linked offers on their own.
    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– August 13, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYseop a finalist as a technology inventor in Tech Titan Awards.
    • Bank News Magazine features AuthenticID’s pictureID identity authentication solution.
    • VentureBeat takes a look at Locaid’s goal of expanding its geolocation technology to New Jersey and Delaware.
    • FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 1 is up. Get to know the fintech innovators who will be presenting in New York in September.
    • Ron Daly, president and CEO of DigitalMailer, provides insights on making mobile marketing compliance and consumer friendly.
    • ReadyForZero enables users to monitor their credit score as they tackle debt.
    • Free Webinar Wednesdays interviews VerifyValid CEO Paul Doyle. See them demo at FinovateFall 2013 in September.
    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 19, 2013

    • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgArvest Bank to deploy IntelliResponse Virtual Agent technology. See them demo at FinovateSpring in May.
    • GMC Software Technology founder Rene Muller wins Lifetime Achievement award.
    • PrivatBank to provide service to customers wearing Google Glass.
    • American Banker interviews Pageonce COO Steve Schultz on the company’s goal to be the “go-to financial app on the phone”.
    • Mountain America CU launches MoneyDesktop’s My Money Manager PFM.
    • Blackhawk Network prices of its IPO of 10,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at $23 per share.
    • American Banker reports: Planwise Courts Bank Partners.
    • Black Enterprise features Bolstr as Tech Startup of the Week.
    • American Banker reports BillGuard has flagged $50M in suspect charges.
    • The Globe and Mail considers how eToro can benefit investors.
    • TechCrunch reports: SMB Inventory Management Startup TradeGecko Partners With Xero Accounting.
    • Rebirth Financial unveils white-label crowdfunding platform.
    • Trustly has now processed 10 billion SEK in payments since it began in 2008, has fully rolled out Direktbetalning in Sweden 
    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– March 29, 2013

    Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpg

    • Atlanta Business Chronicle takes a look inside the TSYS/NetSpend merger.
    • TradeHero reaches $5 billion in virtual currency traded over 350,000 trades in the first three months.
    • Washington Trust Bank to deploy Jack Henry & Associates‘ SilverLake System core processing platform.
    • The Options Insider interviews TradeKing CEO Don Montanaro.
    • Leading U.S. healthcare insurer invested more than $250k to implement a Kofax-based solution. See Kofax demo at FinovateSpring.
    • Bill.com announces it enables more than 175k businesses to pay and get paid.
    • Fargo bank adds Fiserv mobile banking, payment tools.
    • Dwolla site back up after DDoS attack.
    • BBC Easy launches C & I Loan Management Software for businesses looking to save time on cumbersome BBCs. Check out BBC’s demo at FinovateSpring.
    • Keynote DeviceAnywhere platform now integrated with Worksoft Certif.
    • AH Capital raises more than $100,000 using Realty Mogul’s real estate crowd funding platform. Join Realty Mogul in San Francisco this May at FinovateSpring.
    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.

    Yodlee Accelerator Program Bears Fruit with 300 Startups Served

    Thumbnail image for YodleeLogo2012.jpg

    With 300 fintech innovators already taking advantage of Yodlee’s 10-month old accelerator program, the company’s sights are set on still more companies coming on board. In fact, Yodlee anticipates growth of more than 50% by the end of the year.

    One of the key features of the program is free access to Yodlee’s API, which brings with it the ability to draw from a wealth of financial data, from bank accounts to rewards campaigns. Program companies have taken this data and run with it, building everything from eWallets to new lending services.

    Aside from its role in “paying it forward” (fintech edition), Yodlee has been a very successful outfit in its own right. The company has more than 40 million users and $100 million in capital, with 20% of its customers coming from outside the United States.

    It’s worth pointing out that Yodlee’s accelerated startups include a handful of Finovate alumni such as EZBOB and FreeAgent (both companies fresh from appearances at FinovateEurope). Other alumni taking advantage of Yodlee’s platform include Credit Karma, Xero, and LearnVest.

    Success with the accelerator program, which was launched in May 2012, may be what has encouraged the company to launch its API incubator program to cater to a different subset of startups. So far, Yodlee has been able to incubate 10 companies, including Finovate alumn, Planwise.

    Yodless was last on the Finovate stage in September 2012 as part of FinovateFall in New York. Watch a demo of Yodlee in action here, as they present their small business platform.