Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • FreeAgent to Crowdfund $1.6 Million Funding Round
  • edo Interactive Completes $20 Million Series E Round; Names Badran CEO, President

Around the web

  • Halliburton Federal CU to use Insuritas to launch insurance agency.
  • Receivables Exchange appoints James W. Toffey as new CEO.
  • PayPal, Xero, Intuit, HelloWallet, & TD Ameritrade win 2015 Webby Awards.
  • TransferWise launches updated Android app with one-tap payments for more than 360 currency routes.
  • SumUp releases SumUp terminal payment SDKs for iOS and Android.
  • AMP Credit Technologies appoints chief technology officer.
  • Dwolla launches ability to schedule recurring payments for a specific day, recurring schedules, and cancellation criteria.
  • NICE Systems sells its cyber and intelligence division to Elbit Systems for $158 million.
  • Photos from FinovateSpring 2015 last week are now available on the Finovate Flickr feed.
  • OptionNET Taps Tradier for Rollout of Trading Directly from Their Platform.
  • Kabbage partners with Sage Payment Solutions to create small business loan offering.
  • PayPal’s OneTouch checkout service now supports all merchants using BigCommerce, even when consumers don’t have the PayPal app installed.

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– January 9, 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.jpgKiplinger’s list of five great free financial apps features BillGuard, Mint Bills, Level Money, SavedPlus, and Wallaby Financial.
  • Center for Financial Inclusion highlights Dwolla, Klarna, Kreditech, Receivables Exchange, and Wealthfront in its review of Australia Wealth Investor’s top 50 fintech innovators for 2014.
  • First Electric Cooperative deploying TextPower SmartAlerts.
  • WePay makes Bobs Guide’s “Fintech Startups to Watch in 2015” list.
  • Misys awarded SWIFT Certified Application labels for trade and supply chain management.
  • CrowdCurity launches newly designed website.
  • Time magazine lists Nymi as 1 of 5 most important things happening at CES 2015.
  • Forbes: Xero Wants All Small Businesses To Do Accounting In The Cloud.
  • Tradier releases Morningstar-sourced fundamentals APIs to beta.
  • Cachet Financial launches Co-Branded Option for Select Mobile Money Solution.
  • PYMNTS interviews CAN Capital CMO James Mendelsohn about access to alternative funding.
  • Taulia launches “Take Control” campaign to help companies better understand early payment solution.
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– December 10, 2014

  • 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.jpgNCR to sell new mobile imaging solutions from Mitek.
  • Backbase teams up with Accenture to help FIs improve customer engagement through digital channels.
  • Dwolla announces role as payment partner for Microsoft for Government initiative.
  • Australia-based ME Bank deploys core banking system, business intelligence, and anti-money laundering solutions from Temenos.
  • MasterCard launches MasterPass in France and Russia.
  • Finovate Debuts: eMoney Advisor Provides Financial Advisors with a Suite of New Planning Tools.
  • Independent Financial Advisor takes a look at Motif Investing and Wealthfront.
  • Xero reaches 400,000 paying customers.
  • Entersekt responds to FIDO Alliance’s U2F specifications with its FIDO U2F-enabled authentication solution, Transakt.
  • Fintech for the Rest of Us blog mentions PayStand over PayPal and Stripe for bitcoin payments.
  • PayItSimple integrates with 30 more payment gateways in collaboration with Spreedly now integrated with approximately 70% of all gateways in the US.
  • Payfone and Early Warning partner on mobile authentication. 
  • Marlborough Savings Bank now offers Kasasa to enhance checking account offering.
  • Spend Matters reports: Receivables Exchange the largest of the Online Invoice Auction Exchanges.
  • Arxan announces enhanced mobile runtime app self protection (RASP) capabilities.
  • Lendio named One of Utah’s Best Companies to Work For in 2014.
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 Raise $825 Million in 2013, Up 79%

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Cheers to a new year! After ringing in 2014, we wanted take a look back at the capital raised by Finovate alumni in 2013. It was quite a year, with alums pulling in $825 million, $365 million more than in 2012 for an increase of about 80%.
2013 funding summary:
    • 62 companies raised $825 million
    • Q4 had the most capital, with a total of $294 million raised by 17 companies (more than half by Xero, which landed $150 million). 
    • October was the busiest month, with $177 million raised (mostly Xero’s $150 million)
    • May was second highest with $91 million raised by 7 companies
2012 comparison
Last year Finovate alums took in almost twice as much as 2012, when 44 Finovate alums collectively raised $460 million. The chart below shows the quarter-by-quarter comparison for both years.
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Quarter 1 — blog post
More than $155 million raised by 14 companies
January — $57 million raised by 6 companies
February — $56 million raised by 5 companies

March — $42 million raised by 4 companies


Quarter 2 — blog post
More than $205 million raised by 15 companies
June — $81.7 million raised by 6 companies
May — $91.5 million raised by 7 companies
April — $32 million raised by 2 companies

Quarter 3 — blog post
More than $171 million raised by 22 companies

July — More than $63 million raised by 8 companies
August — More than $26 million raised by 6 companies
September — $82 million raised by 9 companies
Quarter 4
More than $294 million raised by 17 companies

October— $177 raised by 6 companies
November — More than $87 million raised by 7 companies
December — More than $30 million raised by 6 companies

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

Second Quarter 2013 Funding for Finovate Alumni — More than $200 Million Raised

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For the second quarter of 2013, fifteen Finovate alumni raised more than $200 million. The quarterly total exceeded both that of the previous quarter as well as the same quarter last year.*

  • Q2 2013: 15 companies raised more than $200 million
  • Q1 2013: 15 companies raised more than $155 million — blog post
  • Q2 2012: 14 companies raised more than $120 million — blog post
Here’s the Q2 summary for 2013:

April — $32 million raised by two companies
May — $91.5 million raised by seven companies
June — $81.7 million raised by six 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.

Big Week for Funding: Kony Solutions, peerTransfer, The Receivables Exchange Raise a Total of $34 Million

This week, three Finovate alums announced significant funding, totaling more than $34 million.

Kony.jpgKony: provides mobile app and multi-channel solutions

    • Amount: $18.3 million Series D
    • Investor: Telstra Ventures 
    • Funding purpose: Further expand into the Asia Pacific market, invest further in product development, marketing, sales and operations, and accelerate growth in the U.S.
    • Total Raised: $52.4 million
    • Founded: 2007
    • FinovateFall 2011 demo
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peerTransfer: provides solutions that lessen the cost of international student tuition payments 
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The Receivables Exchange, an online marketplace for buying and selling accounts receivables
    • Amount: $10 million
    • Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Prism Ventureworks, and StarVest Partners
    • Funding purpose: Accelerate distribution of its Corporate Receivables Program, to invest in client-requested technology enhancements, and to plan for international expansion
    • Total Raised: $39.8 million
    • Founded: 2007
    • FinovateFall 2010 demo
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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.

The Receivables Exchange Provides Over $1 Billion in Funding to Businesses

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The Receivables Exchange, an online platform for selling accounts receivables, announced a major milestone today. It has provided $1 billion in funding to small and mid-sized businesses since its inception:

“Since the marketplace launched, nearly 2,000 small and mid-sized businesses have signed up to sell accounts receivable on The Receivables Exchange. The largest single receivable sold to date is in the millions of dollars and the smallest is 30 cents.”

Companies using The Receivables Exchange can be found in all 50 states and span across 50 industries.

To learn more about The Receivables Exchange, watch its FinovateFall 2010 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– January 6, 2012

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  • Kony Solutions partners with Independence Blue Cross to power its mobile app.
  • Fiserv announces patent infringement lawsuit.
  • The Receivables Exchange provides over $1 billion in funding to businesses.
  • Intuit works with Visa to launch prepaid card.
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.

The Receivables Exchange Announces Strategic Alliance with Insperity Investment

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Last week, The Receivables Exchange announced a strategic alliance with Insperity Investment, a human resources and business performance solutions company.

“This venture will enable The Receivables Exchange’s working capital solution to be offered to small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, including more than 100,000 businesses supported by Insperity.”

In addition, Insperity invested capital in The Receivables Exchange. The amount of capital and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

To learn more about the Receivables Exchange, watch its FinovateFall 2010 demo.