Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Sberbank Earns Multiple Honors in Global Finance Awards.
  • California Bankers Association Selects Vantiv as EFT Processing Partner.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Prevoty Wins 2016 Stratus Award for Best Small Company Cloud Security Service.

Around the web

  • ITProPortal interviews Temenos Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Ben Robinson.
  • Fiserv launches Grapevine6 to help deliver content over its wealth management network.
  • Quantopian adds new Head of Trading, Dragan Skoko.
  • VISA and PayPal enter strategic partnership to improve payment experience for consumers.
  • Mobile Payments Today quotes Prairie Cloudware co-founder and CMO Michael Carter on banks and mobile wallets.
  • Wealthfront unveils updated iPhone app.
  • ProfitStars earns 2016 Top Workplace commendation from The Tennessean.
  • Espresso Capital features Outside IQ’s creativity in raising capital.
  • Yoyo Wallet expands to Singapore.
  • ThetaRay opens office in Singapore.

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.

Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware Goes Live at Multi-Billion Dollar Regional Bank

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Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware is now live at a multibillion-dollar regional bank. The digital vault technology facilitates tap-and-pay transactions, tokenizing credit and debit card numbers that are secured in a branded mobile wallet.

“The future of payments is now, and consumers shouldn’t have to wait any longer to gain access to a convenient, secure and preferred mobile-payments experience provided by their bank or credit union,” says Doug Parr, Prairie Cloudware’s chief revenue officer. “While other organizations have recently announced their plans to build and launch bank-branded mobile wallets, Guardian is already live and successfully functioning.” The company emphasized the point by having its CTO Brent Adkisson conduct the first tap-and-pay transaction using his smartphone and tokenized Visa credit card to buy a candy bar at a convenience store.

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CRO Doug Parr demonstrated Digital Payments Guardian at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose

The technology gives banking customers the ability to digitally store and manage credit and debit card accounts. The digital vault uses tokenization and NFC tap and pay Android HCE to provide customers with a payment solution that is safe and convenient. “The largest financial institutions in the U.S. are taking control of the mobile relationships they have with customers by issuing their own mobile wallets,” Parr said. Digital Payments Guardian supports this by playing a role in a customer’s everyday transactions, growing the number of “touch points” between financial institutions and their customers.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Prairie Cloudware demonstrated Digital Payments Guardian at FinovateSpring 2015. In January, the company announced that $3.2 billion Union Bank & Trust would use Digital Payments Guardian to power its digital wallet. And last December, Silicon Prairie News interviewed company CSO Daniel Carnes on the future of cybersecurity. Prairie Cloudware has raised more than $5 million in funding—its most recent investment in the summer of 2015—and includes Croghan Investments and Treetop Ventures among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • A Score for Socure: The Digital ID Company Lands Funds from Santander.
  • Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware Goes Live at Multibillion Dollar Regional Bank.
  • Tradeshift Unveils Go,the First B2B Virtual Assistant for Managing Business Expenses and Travel.
  • With Ripple, Seven Banks Test Out the Blockchain.

Around the web

  • TSYS and Equinox team up to launch semi-integrated EMV payment solution for Value-Added Resellers.
  • Forbes column on “millennial money mistakes” features Kapitall.
  • iQuantifi founder and CEO Tom White writes about goal-based selling for BankDirector.com.
  • Accusoft wins spot in 2016 SD Times 100 for its innovations in software development.
  • Prairie Cloudware’s Digital Payments Guardian mobile wallet goes live with multi-billion dollar regional bank.
  • Fintech profile interviews Cloud Lending CEO Snehal Fulzele.
  • Fiserv launches Notifi to deliver actionable alerts.

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.

Where Are They Now? FinovateSpring Alums Raise More than $326 Million in a Year

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Last week we took a look at what the alums of FinovateSpring 2015 have been up to in the year since they demoed on the Finovate stage. Today, we’re focusing on the funding.

All $326 million of it.

Of the 72 companies that demoed at FinovateSpring 2015 in San Jose last year, 21 of them had raised capital within a year. Kabbage’s raise of $135 million certainly stands out. But the $25 million investment picked up by itBit in May of last year, as well as the $15 million raised by Trulioo and the $12 million raised by Moven were also major contributors to a strong fundraising performance from the Class of FinovateSpring 2015. And this doesn’t even include companies such as Yodlee, which was acquired by Envestnet for $660 million, or Aurora Financial Systems, bought by fellow Finovate alum, Finicity, for an undisclosed sum.

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  • [M&A] Holy Yodlee! Envestnet to Buy Yodlee for $660 Million – video

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FinovateSpring 2016 is less than a month away. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot at our upcoming spring conference in San Jose, California.

 

Finovate Alumni News

Around the web:

  • Fastacash to boost global growth via new partnership with mobile wallet provider, Cellum.
  • Let’s Talk Payments profiles LOYAL3, Motif Investing, Kapitall, DriveWealth, and eToro in a look at millennials and investing.
  • ATM Marketplace quotes Robb Gaynor of Malauzai Software on the importance of app design in the mobile UX, and Prairie Cloudware’s Michael Carter on the debate over branded mobile wallets and banking apps.

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.

Union Bank & Trust Picks Prairie Cloudware’s Digital Payments Guardian to Power its Mobile Wallet

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Union Bank & Trust (UBT), a $3.2 billion dollar bank, has chosen Digital Payments Guardian from fellow Nebraskan Prairie Cloudware to power UBT’s branded mobile wallet.

Alan Fosler, SVP at UBT, explained that using Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware “will facilitate tokenization of payment and personal data” for customers using their debit cards via Android devices.

“As digital devices increasingly become the tool of choice for simplifying the complexities of life, we want to give our customers an easier, safer way to pay,” Fosler said.

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From left: Chief Revenue Officer Doug Parr and Chief Marketing Officer Mike Carter demonstrated Prairie Cloudware’s Digital Payments Guardian at FinovateSpring 2015.

Prairie Cloudware’s Chief Revenue Officer Doug Parr pointed to two factors that make his company’s technology a strong choice for FIs. First, Parr noted that “consumers have repeatedly indicated that they prefer to consume mobile payments via the existing relationships they have with their banks.” And second, the technology that delivers mobile payments cannot be a burden to either the user or the bank offering it. “Our Digital Payments Guardian allows regional organizations to deploy mobile payment services without needing a staff of thousands and an eight-figure technology budget,” Parr said.

UBT is not the only company that has adopted the technology in recent months. INTECH announced in October that it was licensing Digital Payments Guardian to provide to its credit union clients. In June, Prairie Cloudware announced a new round of funding.

Union Bank & Trust was founded in 1917 as the Farmer’s State Bank, changed its name to Union Bank in 1935, and added trust powers in 1959, becoming Union Bank & Trust Company. UBT is the third-largest, privately owned bank in Nebraska with assets of $3.2 billion.

Founded in December 2012 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Prairie Cloudware demonstrated its Digital Payments Guardian at FinovateSpring 2015.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate Debuts: FINANTEQ Helps Innovative Banks Succeed in Mobile with SuperWallet”
  • Check out this week’s “FinDEVr APIntelligence”
  • “Union Bank & Trust Picks Prairie Cloudware’s Digital Payments Guardian to Power its Mobile Wallet”

Around the web

  • Iberiabank to deploy retail and SME platform from D3 Banking.
  • New savings app, Hip Money, featured in new video.
  • Fiserv and Alpha Payments Cloud team up to bring easier, faster payment processing to Australia.
  • Markit to begin using Amazon web services.
  • Earthport launches distributed ledger hub with single API access to Ripple.
  • Network International plans UAE deployment of cashless, cardless payment technology developed by Quisk.
  • TechCrunch: “App Annie Adds Support for Apple TV Apps, Including a ‘Top Charts’ Section”

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 Debuts: Alerts from Ethoca Foils Fraudsters”
  • “BBVA Compass to Leverage BlackRock-owned FutureAdvisor”

Around the web

  • Fenergo forges strategic partnership with Markit and kyc.com, bringing its client lifecycle management solution to FIs.
  • Union Bank & Trust to leverage Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware to power its new bank-branded mobile wallet.
  • SunTrust Bank selects the Enterprise Risk Case Management (ERCM) solution from NICE Actimize.
  • Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair gives Blooom a “ringing endorsement” during a recent visit.
  • Jack Henry & Associates promotes former president David Foss to CEO; Jack Prim transitions to executive chairman of the board.
  • Emailage and Quatrro Processing team up to provide end-to-end, anti-fraud and chargeback-management solutions to merchants.
  • Pymnts talks to Kashoo about connecting with SMEs that procure through Amazon Business.

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

  • Check out this week’s “FinDEVr APIntelligence”
  • “Finovate Debuts: ArcBit Introduces its Secure, Easy-to-Use Bitcoin Wallet”
  • “FIS Closes SunGuard Acquisition to the Tune of $5.1 Billion”

Around the web

  • CSI globalVCard launches partnership program for banks for its electronic payments program.
  • SavingAdvice.com highlights how Personal Capital can help you gain control of your finances.
  • Credit Sesame features millennial-friendly robo-adviser investment-platforms: Betterment, FutureAdvisor, SigFig, Blooom.
  • Quisk selected as a 2015 Red Herring 100 Global Winner.
  • TSYS signs payments agreement with Atlanticus to continue support of loan-origination platform, Fortiva.
  • Digital Insight unveils Business Banking, an SaaS solution to enable FIs to offer personalized banking experiences to business customers.
  • Q2 opens new offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, to accommodate growth, acquisition of Centrix Solutions.
  • Xignite Market Data APIs now available on SoundHound’s Houndify sound recognition and search-technology platform.
  • Let’s Talk Payments features Trustev, Trulioo, and Trunomi in its look at “RegTech” startups in Europe and the U.S.
  • Temenos wins “Best Provider of Front-to-Back Wealth Suite Solutions” at Asian Private Banker’s Technology Awards 2015.
  • Avalara partners with open-source billing and payments platform, Kill Bill.
  • Silicon Prairie News interviews Daniel Carnes, CSO at Prairie Cloudware, on the future of cybersecurity.

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 Alums earn top honors at U.K.’s Emerging Payments Awards.

Around the web

  • NPR’s Morning Edition features Greg Smith, president of Blooom, in a segment on robo-advisory.
  • Diebold and SimplyTapp team up to introduce a white-label mobile wallet.
  • Trulioo now provides real-time ID-verification coverage in India.
  • INTECH licenses Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware.
  • Yodlee integrates with Salesforce Financial Services Cloud.
  • TSYS and Ingenico partner on new solution to simplify EMV certification.

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