Finovate Alumni News– April 15, 2013

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  • INTJ Capital compares and contrasts Quantopian and QuantConnect. Join Quantopian in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • MicroStrategy launches mobile app Usher, e-wallet for digital I.Ds, keys. See them demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Paybefore takes a look at the TSYS‘s acquisition of NetSpend and ponders “prepaid’s end game.”
  • Monitise Group Strategy Director Richard Johnson talks about trends in mobile money.
  • BancVue chooses MicroStrategy platform for business analytics.
  • CPA Practice Advisor takes a look at the new, updated iPad app from Kashoo.
  • This is Money blog looks at Zopa’s growth.
  • Yodlee awarded 50th patent for financial gadgets.
  • SoMoLend travels nationwide to teach small businesses & investors about crowdfunding.
  • Austin Business Journal considers BancVue’s inverted sales pitch.
  • Newfination hosts SoMoLend CEO, Candace Klein, who explains how the platform’s  crowdfunding capability.
  • Intelligent HQ interviews The Currency Cloud’s CEO, Michael Laven.
  • Pando Daily profiles crowdfunding pioneers like SeedInvest and SoMoLend. Join SeedInvest in May for FinovateSpring.
  • The Next Web interviews TipRanks‘s CEO and co-founder Uri Gruenbaun.
  • Chevron teams up with WattzOn to launch The Capacity Project for sustainable growth.
  • Refundo launches free iPhone app. Check out Refundo’s live demo 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.

Finovate Alumni News– March 20, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFenergo releases enhanced compliance and customer onboarding support solution for FIs.
  • FIS announces seven-year agreement with FirstBank Puerto Rico for outsourcing services.
  • Fortnoff Financial reviews TradeKing.
  • The Valley Girl Show interviews Locaid CEO, Rip Gerber.
  • Creative Huddle takes a look at TransferWise as a disruptive force in banking.
  • BillGuard launches early, limited MVP testing version of iPhone app.
  • Expensify bolsters SalesForce integration by supporting FinancialForce.
  • American Banker reports Backbase launches Portal 5.4,  enhancing digital marketing to include better targeting & more.
  • Cortera launches Cortera Lookalikes to seek out new customers  that look and act like a company’s existing customer base.
  • rPlan launches “rplan University”, an online course to provide crucial education on investing.
  • ID Analytics launches ID Network Attributes, targeted consumer behavior insights that provide visibility into identity or transaction risk.
  • Lend Academy reports LendingClub loans being snatched up quickly (within hours).
  • PaySimple partners with CheckAlt to provide suite of payments and receivables tools to SMBs.
  • Validata to provide test case content for Temenos T24 German Banking Suite.
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 15, 2013

  • Mistral Mobile announces partnership with Alaric.
  • GMC Software Technology reports user community growth of more than 700% since inception.
  • Opportunity International expands partnership with Temenos.
  • Communication Federal Credit Union rolls out Tyfone mobile banking tech.
  • CNBC features Renaud Lamplache, Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche.
  • BostInno features Cartera Commerce on what innovation means to them.
  • SC Magazine readers select Check Point for best enterprise firewall and best IPS solution in 2013.
  • QuantConnect partners with Battle-Fin.com in $20 million seed-capital trading tournament.
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 Presents a Cloud-Powered Stock Market Simulator

This post is a part of our live coverage of FinovateEurope 2013.

quantconnect_logo.jpgNext to the stage is QuantConnect with its stock market simulator and backtesting solution:

“QuantConnect gives engineers free access to a stock market backtester with high-resolution data for designing trading algorithms. Engineers can design strategies and have them distributed to working capital.’
‘We are demonstrating our cloud-powered backtester, capable of simulating years of stock data in minutes. Users can design strategies in C# IDE, compile them online, and run them across 14 years of tick data (up to 8 TB data).”

Product Launched: February 2013

HQ Location: New York, NY, USA, and Santiago, Chile
Company Founded: August 2011
Metrics: Raised $60,000; 3 employees; more than 500 beta-testing engineers/users
Twitter: @quantconnect
Presenting Jared Broad (Co-Founder) and Shai Rosen (Co-Founder)
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Finovate Alumni News– January 3, 2013

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  • Internet Marketing For Small Business likes how Flint leverages the camera for mobile payments.
  • Lithium Knowledge Center shares tips on configuring Klarna.
  • Entrepreneur interviews Jason Richelson, founder of New York-based ShopKeep POS, a cloud-based system.
  • Clover raises $3.3 million from undisclosed investors.
  • Tuition.io exits private beta, aims to make student loan management easier.
  • The Boston Globe takes a look at Tom Leighton, the new CEO at Akamai.
  • Techie Insider looks at how PayPal mobile payments can benefit your church.

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.