Finovate Alumni News– September 16, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgP2BInvestor raises $1.2 million in Series A round.
  • Toopher wins spot among finalists for IBM SmartCamp North America Regional competition.
  • MasterCard partners with Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) to promote small businesses in developing nations.
  • Finect provides winning entry for Web Marketing Association’s WebAward 2013.
  • Eli Lilly FCU selects Q2 for implementation of Unified User Experience.
  • Boost Mobile Wallet powered by Wipit now offers Quick Check RDC service.
  • BankersLab adds 4 senior financial services executives to its training team.
  • Rubatino Refuse Removal joins doxo, its paperless adoption jumps 10% in first 90 days.
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 5, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Austin business Journal ranks Q2ebanking #29 of Austin-based Largest Private Companies.
  • City National partners with cloud accounting platform Xero.
  • Forrester Research names Ping Identity a leader in Identity and Access Management Suites, Q3 2013 report.
  • Allre and miiCard partner for First Complete Platform to Sell a Home Purely Online.
  • Wipit-powered Boost Mobile Wallet to provide Quick Check Service.
  • WSJ column takes a look at online investment advisors like Wealthfront, Personal Capital, Jemstep, and FutureAdvisor that use algorithms. Meet FutureAdvisor at FinovateFall in New York.
  • Float Money partners with credit reporting agency eCredable to offer consumers interest-free loans. See Float Money at FinovateFall in New York next week.
  • Finovate alums Betterment and LearnVest highlighted in Wall Street Journal column on innovations in the online investment advisory business. Watch LearnVest demo their technology next week at FinovateFall.
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.

An Update on Q2 and a Look at its Partnership with Geezeo

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We recently chatted with Austin-based Q2 (formerly Q2ebanking) to find out what its team has been up to since demoing at Finovate. We also wanted to get a closer look at the recent announcement of its partnership with PFM solutions provider, Geezeo.

Q2 Overview

    • Headquarters: Austin, TX
    • Employees: 360 with plans to hire 40 more by year end
    • Funding: $20 million
    • Number of FI clients: Just under 400
    • Clients include: Umpqua Bank, Urban Partnersip Bank, and Eli Lilly FCU
    • End users: Just under 3 million
Since FinovateSpring 2011
At FinovateSpring 2011, Q2 demoed its Risk & Fraud Analysis to help FIs defend against account takeover in ACH, wire, and external transfers. Since then, the Austin-based company has been quite busy. Here is a sample of what it has been up to:

1) Enhanced security: Q2 is the only online banking provider that has built its own security solution into its platform.

2) Q2Clarity: This new solution provides bank executives with easy-to-digest visuals of how their customers are using online and mobile banking platforms. Graphs show logon rates, mobile device usage, and more.

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3) Tablet: A step further into mobile development allows end users to perform daily banking tasks, including mobile bill pay, remote deposit capture, and mobile enrollment.

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Geezeo partnership
Geezeo first took the Finovate stage in 2007 with a followup appearance at FinovateFall 2010, where it demoed its Enterprise Marketing Platform alongside SapientNitro.

Integrating Geezeo’s PFM with Q2’s e-banking platform will provide users easy access to their spending summary. Financial institutions will have the option to customize how they want Geezeo’s PFM to look inside their online banking experience. For example, it can appear on a sidebar on the homepage, or be located under a separate tab.

People’s Bank of Alabama is the first to adopt this new platform, and Q2 is in the process of on-boarding additional customers. 

What’s next
Q2’s next innovation will focus on Big Data marketing. Retail banks will be able to use data gathered from client interactions to cross-sell and up-sell to customers.

Q2 demoed at FinovateSpring 2011. Check out the demo video here.

Finovate Alumni News– July 24, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCardlytics hires Jim Morgan as its first CFO.
  • Yodlee lets U.K. lenders view prospects’ bank account data.
  • Q2ebanking expands into 85,000 square foot Austin corporate headquarters, poised for continued growth with new talent.
  • TechMarketView reports: ValidSoft offering additional security in a multi-channel world.
  • Congruity Solutions features ShopKeep POS on radio talk show.
  • ProfitStars introduces iPay OneClick bill pay and Andiamo, a way to deploy mobile services without core integration.
  • Fidor Bank AG to create “liability umbrella” in new partnership with German bit coin marketplace, Bitcoin.de.
  • The Currency Cloud nominated for Best Online Payments Solution (Merchants) in 2013 Payments Awards.
  • Bank Info Security interviews Akamai’s Fran Trentley on security challenges in the mobile environment.
  • Paul Miniutti of ProfitStars talks about the link between ATMs, mobile devices, and P2P payments.
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.

Q2ebanking to Power Umpqua Bank’s Digital and Mobile Experience

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Northwest U.S. residents who bank with Umpqua Bank will soon benefit from an enhanced digital and mobile banking platform.

Electronic banking solutions provider Q2ebanking announced this morning it has added Umpqua Bank as a client. 

The Portland-based bank will enhance its digital and mobile channels with Q2ebanking’s Q2platform, which has more than 400 financial institution users. The offering is built to deliver tailored customer interactions consistently through all devices.

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Umpqua Bank has a modern approach to online banking. According to The Financial Brand’s piece written by Jeffry Pilcher:

“Umpqua’s brand is one of the most-admired in banking. It is chic, contemporary and stylish, with a sense of urban design. In fact, Umpqua Bank’s brand identity is about as close as you’ll find to something like Apple in the financial industry.”

This fits well with Q2ebanking’s style. 

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To learn more about Q2ebanking, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– June 26, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgWalmart names InComm supplier of the year.
  • Crawford Technologies announces new partnership with Striata.
  • American Banker reports: Q2ebanking to Resell Andera Software.
  • SumUp launches plug and play POS tech.
  • Banno names Ben Metz as CTO.
  • Receivable Exchange closes $10M funding round led by current investors.
  • GoBank goes live, mobile banking app available on iOS.
  • Newfination interviews Sasha Orloff, CEO of LendUp.
  • IntelliResponse adds VOICES to virtual agent technology.
  • Lloyds Bank partners with Monitise to develop a suite of mobile card acceptance solutions for micro-merchants, start-ups and small business owners.
  • LICUOS wins Innotribe Startup Disrupt competition at Next Bank Madrid.
  • Realty Mogul tops $2 million raised one month after reaching $1 million raised mark.
  • Finect advises FIs not to panic when it comes to spot checks from FINRA.
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– June 18, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgID Analytics and IdentityMind partner to reduce online fraud and stop merchant account creation fraud.
  • SimpleTuition adds 10 U.S. colleges as partners.
  • United Texas Bank selects Q2ebanking platform to accelerate unified virtual banking for anytime anywhere access.
  • SecureKey and Intel beef up authentication for MasterPass.
  • ShopKeep POS grows To 6.5K+ merchants.
  • Fairwinds Credit Union chooses Intuit for digital banking.
  • Realty Mogul and Entrepreneurial Finance Lab selected as 2 of 5 SWIFT Innotribe finalists of Startup Challenge New York.
  • Bank Innovation features how Entrepreneurial Finance Lab and VoiceTrust can combine psychographics and biometrics to revolutionize financial services.
  • ForexSmash reviews Currensee Social Trader.
  • Kansas City Business Journal profiles EyeVerify founder and CEO Toby Rush.
  • GigaOM Pro Blog takes a look at TransferWise through the lens of traditional Hawala informal money transfer networks.
  • My Money Blog reviews Realty Mogul and the concept of fractional investment property ownership.
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.

First Quarter 2013 Funding for Finovate Alumni– More Than $150 Million Raised

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This quarter, both January and Feburary funding exceeded $50 million. Most of February’s funding can be attributed to On Deck Capital’s $42 million round.

Over three months, 15 companies raised more than $155 million, This is very similar to last year’s first quarter funding* when we saw a total of 11 companies raise more than $150 million.

Here’s the Q1 summary for 2013:

January — $57 million raised by 6 companies
February — $56 million raised by 5 companies

March — $42 million raised by 4 companies

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*While the funding over last year has increased, so has the number of Finovate alums. We’re tracking more than 100 additional companies this year compared to last year.

Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. Questions? Comments? Email us at julie@finovate.com or david@finovate.com.

Finovate Alumni News– March 27, 2013

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  • Acculynk to provide UnionPay International UPOP authentication service via PaySecure.
  • GMC  Software Technology’s GMC Inspire now available as a complete solution with Xerox devices.
  • Klarna AB wins SEK 150 million contract with EVRY.
  • Finextra reports East River FCU & Ishpeming Community FCU to integrate Geezeo’s PFM product.
  • International Business News reports Aditi Technologies and TIBCO Software announce strategic alliance to bolster enterprise social and e-commerce solutions.
  • Lend Academy reports: Lending Club adds monthly income and loan ID filters.
  • American Banker reports: Harleysville Savings chooses Q2ebanking’s online banking platform.
  • TIO Networks surpasses 1 million transactions across all TIO Wallet members.
  • BankersLab launches Collections Edition of its Bank-it mobile game.
  • Bell State Bank deploys Fiserv’s mobile banking system.
  • Banking Technology looks at Kiboo’s participation in London’s fintech Innovation Lab.
  • Wilson Bank & Trust introduces MoneyDesktop to members.
  • TIBCO Software acquires Maporama Solutions.
  • P2P lending comes to real estate courtesy of Realty Mogul.
  • Small Business Computing takes a look at Flint’s pursuit of “highly mobile small businesses.”
  • Retail Touch Points features Jingit and a conversation on the importance of in-store marketing ROI.
  • Bank Crerdit News talks compliance with Fenergo CEO Marc Murphy.
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.

Q2ebanking Secures $20 Million Series C Financing

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Online banking solutions company Q2ebanking recently closed a $20 million Series C financing round.

New investor, Battery Ventures, led the round. Adams Street Partners, which has been involved in each round of Q2ebanking’s funding, also participated.

Q2ebanking states that it will use the new round to invest in continued platform innovation and to expand sales and marketing efforts.

The Austin-based company also released some quick figures:

    • About 400 FIs use its ebanking technology, reaching over 3 million users
    • More than 70 of its clients have assets exceeding $1 billion
    • From 2011 to 2012, its revenue growth expanded from 49% to 51%

To learn more about Q2ebanking, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News — February 19, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgRescuecom highlights TransferWise as low cost, currency conversion option.
  • Acculynk‘s Payzur brings person-to-person payments to consumers on PULSE debit/ATM network.
  • Compass Plus helps Russian-based FI SwitchMaster reach processing benchmark.
  • ekmPowershop announces partnership with EZBOB.
  • American Banker reports: Planwise to Participate in Yodlee’s Incubator Program.
  • BillHighway hires new CFO.
  • Arroweye Solutions reports 40% growth due to 175% uptick in open loop card production, added 27 new clients in 2012.
  • Bill.com to provide Frantopia with accounting services.
  • Prosper unveils new protection for lenders.
  • The Next Web reports: Tradeshift adds support for accounting services Sage and Kashflow, helping businesses get paid.
  • Forbes considers how SoMoLend provides capital to small businesses.
  • VentureBeat reports SecondMarket is partnering with CircleUp to allow investors to invest in up-and-coming consumer product businesses.
  • Thomaston Savings Bank selects Q2ebanking’s full suite of ebanking solutions.
  • HiddenLevers launches portfolio stress testing app to help advisors generate leads.
  • Fiserv awarded Best-in-Class rating in 2012 Anti-Money Laundering Technology Review.
  • Gifting app Wrapp selects Braintree to power payments.
  • Pageonce adds person-to-person payment functionality to mobile app.
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– January 28, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSaveUp begins Stamp Card rewards program. Collect 10 stamps and redeem card for reward.
  • Chargebee blog features Braintree as a payment gateway integration optionin the U.K.
  • Firmology reports on new Dwolla features: Send Money to Non-Dwolla Users and Split Payments for Multiple Facilitators.
  • eToro launches YouTube channel for free trading lessons.
  • The M Report features BankersLab’s Banc-it: Scoring Edition app.
  • Dexter Credit Union implements Q2ebanking’s full suite of eBanking solutions.
  • Locaid partners with CAMS to provide solutions for mobile gaming industry.
  • Jingit chooses Direct Source as its preferred systems integration partner.
  • Compare Broker reviews the latest developments in the Zecco/TradeKing merger.
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.