Alumni News—February 17, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTop Image Systems partners with Hanse Orga to offer capture-enabled accounts receivable payment processing for SAP & ERP.
  • QuantConnect LEAN Engine now 100% open source.
  • JetPay to support WePay’s launch in Canada.
  • LifePay acquires iboxPro, expands into Asian markets.
  • Fast Company names Motif, Likefolio, Fidor Bank, LendUp, Blooom, and LearnVest in the top innovative companies of 2015 in personal finance.
  • PluraVida selects Dwolla to process transactions between media suppliers and buyers.
  • CNBC interviews CEO Michael Carter, BizEquity, on its business-valuation service.
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.

Alumni News– July 31, 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.jpgA discussion of “next gen PFM” at The Financial Brand features insights from Melanie Flanigan of Yodlee.
  • Xendpay announces mobile wallet service in Indonesia.
  • Wallaby for Samsung Gear 2 brings personal finance to the smart watch.
  • Grass Roots America deploys InComm’s Physical Fulfillment Solution to streamline physical and digital prepaid card delivery.
  • Payments provider MangoPay and Currency Cloud partner to offer better rates for international payments.
  • Herald Media explores how MoneyDesktop is contributing to the Utah business boom.
  • Infocomm Development Authority evaluating Tagit for accreditation to help it build capabilities and allow it to compete with big companies in bidding for government projects.
  • QuantConnect overhauls core backtesting technology to increase speed by 10x.
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 23, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgOnline trading community tradimo and ayondo form partnership to offer tradimo users an alternative to active trading.
  • Tradeshift announces Dynamic Discounting as latest early payment offering to suppliers and buyers.
  • Dwolla partners with Alliance Data Systems to launch Dwolla Credit.
  • Wall Street & Technology takes a look at Fenergo’s report on client on boarding.
  • Zopa profiled in Yahoo Finance UK column on peer-to-peer lending.
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– July 5, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgInvestment News’ “In Tech” column features Jared Broad, co-founder and CEO of QuantConnect.
  • Crowdfundinsider reports on SeedInvest’s new feature: SeedInvest Groups.
  • Bamboo Innovator takes a look at “do-it-yourself” hedge fund site, Quantopian.
  • Monitise wins Cross-Border Deal of the Year award for acquisition of Clairmail.
  • CommunityLend launches FinanceIt iPad app for consumer financing in store or on the road.
  • Zopa CEO Giles Andrews urges banks to keep customers in mind in address at Wired Money.
  • Temenos unveils solution to make it easier for banks to integrate new technology.
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 21, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBraintree opening office in Sydney, Australia, that will cater to developers and startups.
  • Monitise named winner in the Inspire Wales Awards.
  • Pindrop Security raises $11 million led by Andreessen Horowitz and Citi Ventures.
  • Metaforic wins American Technology Award for Cyber Security.
  • New Business interviews CurrencyFair founders on saving money when making foreign currency transactions.
  • Biz Report’s Mobile Marketing column features 3 tips to improve location-based campaigns in an interview with Locaid CEO, Rip Gerber.
  • INTJ Capital takes a look at QuantConnect’s announcement that it has added historical FX and US equity tick data.
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 19, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBRE Bank, operator of mBank launches “new mBank”, which is based on Meniga´s PFM.
  • U.S.-based life insurance carrier expands use of Kofax solutions by investing an additional $550k to automate document processing.
  • Personal Capital introduces new dashboard features.
  • Bank Innovation visits Dwolla’s new office in NYC.
  • The Next Web reports: Simple launches its Goals feature on the iPhone.
  • Ping Identity named in IDG’s Computerworld 2013 Best Places to Work in IT.
  • Zopa cuts personal loan rate to 4.9%.
  • QuantConnect adds FX, US equity tick data; raises capital.
  • MicroStrategy to partner with Hortonworks to improve Apache Hadoop usability.
  • ixaris shows off its new look and rebranding.
  • Web AppStorm reviews Kashoo’s cloud-based accounting technology.
  • eDeposit teams up with DoubleBeam to integrate mobile account enrollment and eCheck deposits into eDeposits mobile payment network.
  • LICUOS named a finalist in the Next Bank Madrid – Innotribe Startup Disrupt.
  • Fox Business News features Arxan CEO Mike Dager on mobile banking security.
  • Better ATM Services CEO Todd Nuttall talks about the “real lessons” from the Cyprus financial crisis.
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.

QuantConnect Adds FX, US Equity Tick Data; Raises Capital

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How do traders and investors who “sell in May and go away” spend their summers?

If you are a quantitative trader looking forward to spending the sunny months indoors backtesting trading strategies, then QuantConnect has some very good news for you: the company just announced that it now provides backtesters with five years worth of foreign exchange tick data and U.S. equity tick data going back to 1998. For free.

“This has never been done before,” said QuantConnect CEO Jared Broad in a telephone conversation. The data comes courtesy of two new partnerships: U.S. data provider QuantQuote.com is providing the equity data, while FXCM, the largest retail FX broker in the United States, is making available the forex data.
Clean, extensive U.S. equity tick data is a precious enough commodity for most quants. But access to forex tick data can be almost impossible for the average, non-professional trader to come by. 

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What’s next on the data front for QuantConnect? The company is currently looking for quality futures data sources, ideally with trade execution. In addition to helping QuantConnect serve an even broader trading and investing public, futures data would also help attract those working in commodity-sensitive industries such as transportation and agriculture to the platform, said Broad.
QuantConnect’s data announcements come on the heels of the company’s recently closed funding round. The actual amount of the financing remains undisclosed. Broad said that the funding came from angel investors with backgrounds in quantitative trading and investing, and that the funds will contribute toward operations. 
QuantConnect demoed their technology as part of the FinovateEurope show in London earlier this year. Watch the company’s presentation here.
Correction: The U.S. equity data provider was misidentified in a previous version.

Finovate Alumni News– May 16, 2013

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  • FamZoo, LendUp, Money Desktop, PayNearMe, and TipRanks win Best of Show honors at FinovateSpring 2013 in San Francisco.
  • Blaze Mobile earns three NFC mobile payment patents.
  • OpenCoin announces completion of an angel funding round from Google Ventures and IDG Capital Partners.
  • ForexThink interviews QuantConnect founder and CEO Jared Broad.
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– May 10, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPalo Alto Software and Ping Identity partner to provide single sign-on.
  • PC World features Virtual Piggy. Come see its live demo at FinovateSpring next week.
  • Bolstr launches in Chicago neighborhoods.
  • ForexThink takes a look at QuantConnect and the rise of algorithm-based trading.
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 18, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSilicon Republic takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • QuantConnect adds crowd sentiment data courtesy of Estimize.com.
  • DeviceFidelity’s patent portfolio grows with new NFC-based mobile wallet technology.
  • The Valley Girl Show interviews Pageonce founder and CEO Guy Goldstein.
  • Palo Alto Software launches LivePlan Scoreboard. Check out the demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Newfination features Bethy Hardeman, Credit Karma Communications Director, who explains its different services.
  • Concur App Center to offer cloud-based single sign-on from Ping Identity.
  • Quantopian integrates data sets from Canadian financial search engine startup, Quandl. See Quantopian’s technology at work at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Nomis Solutions partners with Recombo, integrates Discretion Manager with Agreement Express.
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.