Alumni News– December 5, 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.jpgGreater Fort Wayne Business Weekly takes a look at Allied Payment Network and PicturePay.
  • Capital Resorts announces collaboration with Access Development.
  • Bank of Georgia buys Georgian arm of Ukranian-based PrivatBank for $51 million USD.
  • Live Mint features BankBazaar in a column on financial product aggregators.
  • Huffington Post interviews Lisa Pearson, CMO of Bazaarvoice.
  • Dwolla releases new apps for Android, iOS, and Windows.
  • Finovate Debuts: SAS Games Helps Kids Save for College by Playing Games.
  • ThreatMetrix Protected 10 of the Top 20 Online Retailers Against Fraud During Cyber Week.
  • Segmint partners with fan and consumer engagement software company, Phizzle, to deliver 1-to-1 engagements.
  • Credit Karma transitions to the VantageScore 3.0 Score provided by TransUnion.
  • Muthoot Finance picks FIS for ATM managed services, video surveillance, and network connectivity and switching.
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 1, 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.jpgTechCrunch takes a look at PayPal’s plans for bitcoin integration.
  • Zopa to provide financing for Flowgroup customers.
  • Azimo introduces £1 money transfers to Lithuania.
  • MasterCard announces launch of MasterPass in UAE.
  • Call capture technology from NICE Systems now compatible with Speakerbus iTurrent dealer board.
  • FreeAgent named “Practice Software Product of the Year” at 2014 British Accountancy Awards.
  • Zopa takes additional step to authenticate users.
  • Adelaide Bank signs Sandstone Technology to deliver new loan origination system.
  • Check Point Software launches Check Point Capsule to protect business data and mobile devices, everywhere.
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business features Segmint in the hot fintech market.
  • Maybank Singapore updates Tagit-powered mobile banking app.
  • Bank Technology News Report: TD Bank to Use Moven’s Money Management Software.
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.

Segmint Raises $9 Million in New Funding

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Fresh off a $9 million capital infusion from an unnamed “global FinTech leader”, Segmint is looking to leverage its success with financial institutions to move beyond banks into other verticals.

The new funding takes Segmint’s total capital to $23 million.

Segmint CEO, President, and Co-Founder, Rob Heiser said in a statement:
“We are consistently innovating our technology to not only help marketers increase their overall ROI, but also to remain the leading solution for brands seeking complete impression to influenced conversion metrics.”
The statement also notes that the Segmint will use the funding to help “accelerate enhancements” to current and new products, as well as growing the number of employees, and helping manage increased demand for Segmint’s services.
But there’s more. According to a conversation between Heiser and VentureBeat, the company will be looking to use the money to “pursue the insurance vertical.” Heiser plans to use the same formula that worked to bring banks to his platform to onboard insurance companies and, after them, retailers, as well.
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Segmint’s technology helps banks better understand and evaluate customer data. The company’s platform collects financial data (checking account history, credit cards, loan payments, etc.) and then uses that information to establish a Key Lifestyle Indicator or KLI. These KLIs can then be used by banks to evaluate customer suitability for various financial products, such as a loan refinance. Segmint has strategic partnerships with a number of major fintech innovators such as FIS, Computershare, and Cognizant.
What helps separate Segmint from its rivals is the company’s end-to-end platform. This makes it easier for users of the platform to build, execute and measure marketing campaigns while at the same time ensuring that those marketing campaigns remain within compliance and regulatory guidelines.
Founded in 2007 and based in Akron, Ohio, Segmint demoed its One Button SegmintEngage Solution at FinovateFall 2012. See a video of the company’s presentation here.

Alumni News– October 29, 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 Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSmall Business Computing features Flint Mobile in its short list of small business financial apps.
  • MasterCard announces launch of MasterPass in Taiwan.
  • Segmint raises $9 million in new funding.
  • Vaamo raises $3.2 Million, Launches Out of Private Beta.
  • Coinbase adds multi-signature tech to its Vault for high net worth Bitcoin holders.
  • Vogogo partners with Knox Payments to enable its future US clients to accept payment from any US bank account.
  • Google Cloud Platform announces Beta For Local SSD.
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 10, 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.jpgOptimal Payments announces partnership with Oink.
  • Braintree releases v.zero SDK, featuring support for Pay with PayPal.
  • Bank Innovation highlights leaders at Ripple, LoopPay, Finect, and Fiserv in its list of 30 key innovators in fintech.
  • Segmint named a Preferred Vendor of MAGNET Global Network.
  • Holvi preps to launch into Irish marketplace.
  • doxo named one of Washington State’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014 by Seattle Business magazine.
  • Think Advisor features the different approaches of 3 robo-advisors: Betterment, Personal Capital, and Wealthfront.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions prices Initial Public Offering.
  • DoubleBeam’s GoPago POS system is enabling Slyde, a mobile commerce beacon-enabled shopping 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– August 22, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgForbes Magazine names FIS one of the 100 most innovative companies in the world.
  • BusinessManager from ProfitStars is driving revenue growth and customer acquisition for Great Western Bank.
  • Arroweye Solutions launches data-driven card marketing with CustomerConnect.
  • Ameriana Bank to deploy Picture Pay from Allied Payment Network.
  • Mashable takes a look at PayPal’s face-verification system for mobile payments.
  • Yodlee, Moven, and Mint featured in Wired column on the “banks of tomorrow.”
  • Narrative Science co-hosts this week’s InnovationChat at built in Chicago. See them demo at FinovateFall in September.
  • Segmint CIO David Hadley writes about building a cybersecurity framework today in BAI Banking Strategies.
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.

Segmint Launches One Button SegmintEngage Solution

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Next, Segmint demonstrated how its One Button can help FIs create online campaigns in less than a minute:

“Segmint’s new and highly-advanced SegmintEngage feature allows FIs to create online campaigns in less than a minute – targeting the offer, creating a banner and assigning website zones – through a completely automated feature of the application. This “One Button” application empowers FI marketers to deliver campaigns without engaging multiple support partners within their organization, ultimately saving time and resources.”

Product Launched: September 2012
HQ Location: Akron, OH
Company Founded: 2007
Metrics: Privately-held company with 35 employees
Website: segmint.com
Twitter: @Segmint
Finovate demo videofinovate.com/fall12vid/ (demo video will be posted next week)
Introducing Rob Heiser (President & CEO) and Nate Shahan (VP, Product Development)
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FinovateFall 2012 Sneak Peek: Part 2

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Here’s part 2 of the sneak peek of the companies that will demoing at FinovateFall on September 12 and 13 in NYC. Each company provided a short summary of the innovation they will debut on stage. We published 20 last week and we will complete the preview next week.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the hottest innovations in financial technology. Get your FinovateFall ticket here

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Stock Panorama brings what matters to an investor’s portfolio – combination of 
Thumbnail image for aSparkLogo.jpg“relevant and key” market data, analyst sentiment and social intelligence to your mobile device. Today, you seek this information. Stock Panorama reduces the homework and brings it to you when it matters so that you are never surprised!
The app “follows” key events and information for your stocks and integrates them into your personal calendar – so you can see what’s ahead for your investments. You get the right information anywhere, anytime.
Innovation type: Mobile, PFM, sales


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Backbase Launchpad is a new and unique banking experience, based on Backbase Portal technology. 
Launchpad offers the latest innovations and best practices in user experience design and cross-device customer journeys. The goal of Launchpad is to drastically bring down time-to-market for online and mobile projects.
Launchpad is immediately optimized for use on regular browsers, tablets and smartphones and is entirely manageable by the e-business and digital teams using the Backbase Portal Manager. Launchpad is seamlessly integrated with the Backbase App Center and includes apps such as: Accounts Overview, Payments, PFM, Stock Portfolio Manager, Message Center etc.
Innovation type: Communications, marketing, mobile, online

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Bolstr is the first crowdfunding platform focused exclusively on main street small businesses and the only platform able to legally operate pre-JOBS Act. 
Bolstr’s innovative platform empowers communities to invest in local, small businesses. We believe that local investment is the key to economic growth. Through Bolstr, we have created a marketplace where individuals can invest in and support the local small businesses that make their communities home.
Innovation type: Small business

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Cachet’s patent-pending CheckReview helps financial institutions identify potential check fraud with the ability to view and validate the check image in real time. In the past, financial institutions could only view a check image after it had been cleared for deposit. By allowing access to the images before clearing, Cachet gives clients greater control in mitigating check fraud.
Innovation type: Back office

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Previously, when offering new financial products and services, the only two options available were to buy or build. You’ve tried buy, but now your business structure can’t sustain innovation and integration is an absolute nightmare. You’ve tried build, but the industry moves quickly and you can no longer keep up. Both options cost a fortune in maintenance. Now there is a third option. 
Open Development Banking Platforms are the new kid on the block and are promising to be transformational for the financial services industry. Let us show you why.
Innovation type: Back office, cards, payments

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Personal finance cannot be properly assessed in a vacuum. Credit Sesame will introduce its new financial fitness indicators, designed to help a user fully understand and optimize their individual financial situation. 
Users can take advantage of current market trends and identify financial successes of their peers to better their financial future, preventing consumers from leaving money on the table by identifying ways to grow their wealth.
Innovation type: Identity, lending, PFM

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Dashlane’s mobile apps enable instant checkouts, registrations, and logins universally across the web without any merchant-side integration. This is powered by proprietary real-time semantic analysis of webpages and a super-secure, locally-encrypted personal data vault. 
Its disruptive apps allow consumers
to conduct keyboard-less transactions on any website from their mobile devices – a critical game-changer on a device that lacks a keyboard. Mobile shopping cart abandonment is over 90% today. Its goal is to slash that down and unlock mobile commerce at scale with a product that is simple, secure, and universal.
Innovation type: Marketing, mobile, payments

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Customers are becoming increasingly integrated with their financial institutions. ACH payments are up about 5% each year. Online and mobile banking continues to rise and nearly two-thirds of online customers are using bill pay. Yet, this integration leaves consumers feeling trapped. 
In a recent Consumer Reports survey, 63% of respondents said concerns about transferring automatic payment and deposits were keeping them from switching banks. Are you prepared to reach this highly integrated customer base? The Switch Is On!
Innovation type: Online, payments, sales

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Emida’s Mobile Wallet (CAT) allows consumers to apply cash to their virtual mobile account without requiring an existing bank account or credit card collateral. Account holders can load value to their Cash and Transact account and then transfer cash or pay for goods and services with anyone, anytime, from anywhere. The Cash and Transact vision is to create a borderless community connected by transactions via the Cash and Transact mobile wallet.
Innovation type: Mobile, payments, PFM

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The U.S. is moving to EMV (Chip & PIN) no later than 2015 meaning the biggest overhaul of payment infrastructure since the introduction of the plastic card.
Handpoint presents a mobile payments platform for developers. It´s simple and secure and allows developers to easily add EMV payments to their applications and get paid for transactions made through their apps. The platform can be white labeled to larger partners, e.g. acquirers and MNOs so they can offer branded mobile POS solutions.
The platform erases all PCI issues, even for large merchants, by using state of the art security measures including Point-to-Point encryption.
Innovation type: Mobile, payments, security

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Ignite Sales is launching the world’s first Bank Product Concierge which will change the way retail banks are able to sell financial products consistently to consumers and to manage their branch network. The solution is turning bank branches, call centers and websites into account opening machines, helping them easily and cost effectively reach their customers to upsell and cross-sell products consistently across channels. 
The Concierge Analytics Dashboard, the first in the industry, provides the only way for bank executives to determine what products should be sold based on eligibility data.
Innovation type: Marketing, online, sales

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Story of My Finances is a completely new approach in digital financial customer service. It takes online banking and PFM to the next level of mass retail financial planning and advice. 
Stories are customer-driven financial life processes, such as “How to spend less”, “Prepare for a rainy day”, “Buy a home” or “Retirement planning”. Stories help end-customers to get financially fit and to have a peace of mind. Stories are the missing link between everyday people and financial products. We believe that we can improve people’s financial life by licensing our white-label technology to financial institutions.
Innovation type: Online, PFM, sales

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Remember the last time you refinanced your mortgage? Or was it so painful, time consuming and costly you’d like to forget it? Imagine if your FI let you click a button on a website and lower your rate with no appraisal, credit or income check, $0 fees added back to your loan and not starting over with a new 30 year term. 
Mortgage Harmony Corp., a financial services company, will demo web-based software which FIs can use to offer a consumer-initiated rate, resetting mortgage with a patented compensation model for their originators. (It’s actually more advantageous for them, too.)
Innovation type: Back office, lending, PFM

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Payfone is the remote mobile commerce company that solves mCommerce checkout by linking mobile identity with the payment process to provide merchants with the easiest, fastest and most secure mobile checkout possible. 
Because it authenticate
s through the bank and carrier network, Payfone mCommerce Service requires no changes to backend systems, no new payment mark and nothing for consumers to download or install.
Innovation type: Identity, mobile, payments

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Today, the people with the least amount of money are charged the most to pay bills and get checks. Plus, they have to jump through more hoops. PreCash Flips that model with mobile. 
Come learn about Flip Money, the first viable mobile app for underbanked consumers with immediate check deposit and free bill pay transactions.
Innovation type: Mobile, payments, PFM

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Imagine a world where, as a consumer, you can use things you already have to enhance your online and mobile experience (your smart phone, bank card, tablet or PC). Imagine a world where, as a bank card issuer, you can minimize card-not-present fraud and provide value-added services based on strong authentication, to your consumers and commercial partners. 
Imagine a world where, as a merchant, you can sell to your clients through extended channels, securely, and with little risk of card-not-present fraud. And imagine a world where online service providers such as governments can actually transact with their constituents after ascertaining their identity, while still transacting anonymously.
Innovation type: Identity, payments, Security

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Segmint’s breakthrough analytics anticipate real-time consumer spending patterns and help FIs deliver a personalized mix of cross-sell and up-sell offers on their public and private websites. 
Segmint’s new and highly-advanced One Button application allows FIs to create customized online product and service campaigns in under a minute – automatically targeting the offer, creating a banner and assigning website delivery locations. With analytics that refresh daily, this One Button application empowers FI marketers to achieve unprecedented speed-to-market and deliver highly targeted cross-sell and up-sell campaigns while increasing campaign ROI.
Innovation type: Banking products, marketing, online

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Thomson Reuters is pleased to introduce their new App Store solution that enables access to the latest innovative capabilities and tools for use across the digital enterprise. 
The Thomson Reuters solution enables financial institutions and third party developers to effortlessly create pioneering market monitoring and investing apps. By seamlessly integrating the combination of Thomson Reuters content assets with a firm’s customer account data and other data sources, Thomson Reuters is helping institutions leverage the providers of financial insight to deliver a differentiated experience for their customers while lowering both development costs and time to market.
Innovation type: Investing, mobile, online, PFM

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Truaxis understands that Big Data is a profitability gold mine for banks if properly gathered, interpreted and acted upon. With its Profitability Analytics module, StatementRewards lets banks easily reach their most profitable customers and create campaigns to further improve customer value and loyalty.
Innovation type: Cards, rewards

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Data is power. Whether you’re managing personal finances or running a business, the right data and tools enable the right decisions. Good data informs, educates, projects, and even anticipates future actions. Who doesn’t want a crystal ball? Yodlee brings data to life. 
At Finovate, you’ll see what that means for Pete, a small business owner running a successful exotic automotive parts business. Parts is parts? Not in our world! Do you have the (data) power? Come find it at Finovate! Yodlee. 
Innovation type: Online, PFM, small business
Stay tuned next week for another sneak peek of FinovateFall 2012 presenting companies. 

Finovate Alumni News– March 7, 2012

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  • The Consumerist features ReadyForZero.
  • MIT Technology Review covers Dwolla.
  • BlackRock teams with DCisions to improve contribution portfolio benchmarking & customer insight capabilities.
  • Dwolla, FamZoo, LendingClub, SecondMarket, & Segmint listed in the Coolest Startups in America book.
  • ProfitStars introduces BusinessManager for healthcare providers.
  • Authentify launches 2CHK out of band authentication 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– March 1, 2012

  • Kony and VASCO form alliance to offer a higher level of security for mobile applications.
  • Daily Disruption features Matt Fellowes, HelloWallet CEO, as the disruptor of the day.
  • Credit Union Times reports Fiserv melds P2P services ZashPay & Popmoney.
  • Finextra talks with Cartera Commerce, Cardlytics, Segmint, and Truaxis (formerly BillShrink) about how banks can use reward programs.
  • Finsphere awarded U.S. patent recognizing innovation in mobile identity authentication.
  • T8 Webware wins interactive media award at the 2012 ADDY Awards.
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– February 15, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports SmartyPig adds office in India.
  • American Banker reports PayPal digs even further into the prepaid card market.
  • TechCrunch Europe covers ETRONIKA’s FinovateEurope presentation.
  • VentureBeat lists Danny Shader, CEO of PayNearMe, as an entrepreneur using startups to change the world.
  • Since Aptys Solutions 2010 launch, over 1,000 commercial banks now use PayLOGICS platform to process payments.
  •  Diversinet Corp. appoints Dr. Hon Pak as the company’s CEO.
  • Cartera Commerce named to OnMedia 100 Top Private Companies List.
  • AccMan looks at how CurrencyFair solves multi-currency cost issues.
  • INDYCAR partners with Segmint to reward race fans.
  • MasterCard forms alliance with Silver Tail Systems.
  • Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures contributes to Xero’s recent $16.6 million in funding.
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 12, 2012

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  • Netbanker: Is BancVue’s Kasasa to Checking What “Intel Inside” was to PCs?
  • The Financial Brand reports Segmint’s Lifestyle Indicators target financial institutions’ online ads.
  • Ping Identity exceeds $100 million in total sales. Come see its live demo at FinovateEurope Feb. 7.
  • Actiance partners with EarthIntegrate to enable advisors to personalize content via social media channels.
  • ARS Technica describes how Dynamics technology can hinder on-and-offline fraud.
  • VentureBeat reports PayPal reaches $4 billion in mobile payments in 2011, a jump from $750 million in 2010.
  • ZoneAlarm publishes infographic on security concerns with online banking.
  • The Bancorp Bank to issue Suze Orman’s new prepaid debit 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.