Finovate Alumni News– December 15, 2011

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  • Celent’s report identifies ProfitStars as the market share leader in Remote Deposit Capture.
  • Finextra looks at the growth and success of Lending Club, Prosper, and Zopa.
  • Segmint appoints Thomas C. Tyler as VP.
  • PayPal plans its own version of daily deals.
  • Dwolla gives users instant access to cash.
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– November 14, 2011

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  • Credit Karma correlates consumers’ credit scores with their email domain name.
  • Fierce Finance IT looks to Cardlytics, BillShrink, Clovr Media, FMN Technologies & Segmint for transaction-driven marketing.
  • Credit Union Times shares Andera’s stats from bank-transfer day.
  • GCS Federal Credit Union to offer Geezeo’s online PFM tools.
  • CIBC selects Kony Solutions to develop and deploy CIBC’s mobile brokerage app.
  • City AM lists eToro as a way to sell your trading homework.
  • Citywire money discusses P2P platforms Zopa, Prosper, and Lending Club.
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.

FinovateFall 2011 in the Press

Here’s a look at press coverage of FinovateFall last week:

ABA Banking Journal
How Mobile Banking is Different from Online Banking
All Business
Finovate 2011: New Online Financial Services for Your Business

All Things D
Here’s a Facebook App That’s Basically a Bank 
by Tricia Duryee


American Banker
Turning Fraud Complaints into Fraud Alerts
by Daniel Wolfe
Helping Banks Get Data from Consumers Who Don’t Want to Share
by Daniel Wolfe
Bank Innovation 
4 “Finovate” Themes
by Mary Wisniewski
FinovateFall 2011: Demo Performance Scores and Reviews
by Mary Wisniewski
Getting a Financial “Grip”
by Mary Wisniewski 
Strange (and funny) Moments from Finovate 
by Mary Wisniewski 
Bank Systems & Technology
FinovateFall 2011 Recap, Day One
by Olivia LaBarre
Day Two Recap of FinovateFall 2011
by Bryan Yurcan
Bank Technology News
Personal Capital Builds Self-Service Financial Portal for Mass Affluent
By John Adams
Start-Ups Direct PFM at Niche Customer Segments
by Jeremy Quittner

Startup Financial Portals Target Niche Markets
by Jeremy Quittner

Text Too Risky? A Bank Works to Improve Security for Mobile Authentication
by Daniel Wolfe

Using Payments to Teach an Old Business Model New Tricks
by Jeremy Quittner

Innovations in Mobile at Finovate
by Bart Narter


Consumer Reports
FinovateFall: Products for investors and the “unbanked”
by Tobie Stanger
Finovate Fall focus: Products to reduce consumer fraud
by Tobie Stanger
Finovate wrap-up: Mobile, incentives & seals of approval
by Tobie Stanger
Google showcases new channel to shop for bank products
by Tobie Stanger
Crain’s New York
Reinvented by technology: Financial services
by Judith Messina
Startups to Guide Your Financial Future 
by Christopher Maag
Paying Cash? Service Will Let You Pay Rent at 7-11
by Christopher Maag
Credit Karma Blog
Favorites from FinovateFall 2011
by Danielle Belfatto

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T8 Webware Offers Mobile Aggregator
by Marc Rapport
Picking Favorites in the Fall Finovate 2011
by Akbarul

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Filene Research Institute 
Filene Takes on FinovateFall 
by Trish Shermont
Financial Planning
Personal Capital Launches ‘Wealth Management for the Internet Age’
by Kenneth Corbin
Financial Tech Spotlight 
Credit Sesame Launches Credit Badge Program
eToro’s CopyMe Helps Traders Build Own Investment Business
by Carolyn J Dawson

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Is Financial Innovation an Oxymoron?
by Arjan Schütte
Personal Capital is more than Mint for rich people
by Tom Anderson
Picking Favorites at FinovateFall 2011
by Tom Anderson


4 Start-ups Help Entrepreneurs Get Cash
by Courtney Rubin
miiCard blog
Reflections on FinovateFall 2011
by James Varga

Main St
Transparency Labs Tells You What’s Really in the Fine Print
by Seth Fiegerman
Minneapolis Star Tribune Lifestyle Blog
Finovate: What’s new in personal finance
by Kara McGuire
Banking of Tomorrow, Happening Today
BankSimple Teases at FinovateFall 2011
by Marina Shifrin
BillGuard: Fraud Security on Your Online Bank Statements
by Simon Zhen
Bundle: Cutting Through Your Social Web of Lies
by Willy Staley
CashStar: Redeeming Credit Card Points On-The-Go
by Simon Zhen
FinovateFall 2011: A Crowded Space For Merchant-Funded Rewards, PFM Tools
by Simon Zhen
Hire Someone Else To Read The Boring Fine Print
by Simon Zhen
MyBankTracker Drops By FinovateFall 2011
by Marina Shifrin
TandemMoney: An Emergency Fund for the Unbanked, Underbanked
by Simon Zhen
Why You Should Know About Segmint
by Marina Shifrin
New York Daily News
Financial planning tools like online planning, spending rewards, financial literacy programs pay off
by Jean Chatzky
Innovators in Banking: Findings at FinovateFall 2011
by Michael McEvoy

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Live Blogging from FinovateFall
by Bryan Derman
planwise Blog
Finovate Round Up – Planwise
by Vincent Turner

FinovateFall Recap: Are These Innovations “What’s Next” in Payments?
Are you broke? Will Plastyc help you to Save More?
Silicon Bayou News 
NOLA Start-Up Rebirth Financial Presents At FinovateFall
by Molly Oehmichen


Silicon Prairie News
New T8 Webware app aims to help consumers get a ‘Grip’ on finances
by Michael Stacy
The Consumerist
The Four Most Interesting Finance Sites at Finovate
by Ben Popken
Cartera and TransFirst Join Forces to Accelerate Local Business Adoption of Card-Linked Offers
Finovate Fall 2011 New York, NY Day One
by William Mills III

Segmint Helps Banks Use Facebook to Better Understand Clients


Today, Segmint introduced SegmintSocial, a platform that enables financial institutions to use Facebook to better understand their customers and interact with them on Facebook:

“Today, when responding to customer posts on Facebook©, Financial Institutions (FIs) do not have visibility into the relationship that they have with that customer. With SegmintSocial, the FI employee monitoring Facebook now has a complete list of KLIs and an understanding of the product mix, demographics and lifestyle spending patterns of customers when they post on the FI’s Facebook page. SegmintSocial also provides the FI customer a Facebook page containing customized FI and reward offers. These two unique online experiences enable the FI to deliver a more engaging and relevant social experience for their customers.”

Product Launched: September 2011

HQ Location: Akron, OH
Company Founded: 2008
Metrics: 24 employees, 10 patents pending
Presenting Rob Heiser (Co-Founder & CEO) & Nate Shahan (Co-Founder & VP Product Development)


FinovateFall 2010 Demo Videos Now Available


We’re pleased to announce that the demo videos from FinovateFall 2010 are now available for free download (or immediate consumption) from the Finovate archives.

This fall’s NYC conference showcased 56 handpicked companies doing 7-minute demonstrations (no slides allowed) of their latest technology innovations to a sold-out audience of 650 financial & banking executives, venture capitalists, press, analysts and entrepreneurs.

Check out these cutting-edge ideas in financial, banking, payments, mobile, lending, investing and security technologies today for inspiration and your next edge on the competition! 

(P.S. If you’re interested in joining us at the next Finovate event, tickets are now on sale for FinovateEurope (Feb, 1, 2011 in London). It is going to be an amazing showcase of European and global fintech innovation!)


Eric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at

FinovateFall 2010 Demo Lineup Revealed


We’re very excited to reveal the 56 cutting-edge companies that have been selected to demo their latest technology innovations on October 4 and 5 in New York City at FinovateFall.

Over the show’s two days, attendees will get to watch the future of fintech and banktech unfold on stage via fast-paced demos (28 each day) from these innovators. And then have a chance to interact with top executives from each of the demo companies during intimate networking sessions.

Without further delay, here’s the list of companies we’re excited to showcase:

If you’re interested in attending the conference, registering now will save you $100 on your ticket via the early-bird discount and reserve your spot (space is limited and we’re expecting to sell out). We’ll see you in New York!


Eric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at

Last Chance for FinovateSpring Early-Bird Tickets — Only 2 Days Left to Save!

FinovateSpring 2010 LogoJust a quick reminder that the early-bird ticket prices for FinovateSpring 2010 (May 11, San Francisco) will expire at the end of March (less than 2 days from now). If you register by March 31, you’ll save $100 on your ticket and lock in your spot to see debuts and demos of dozens of new financial and banking technological innovations. 

We’ve handpicked an amazing list of companies to demo their latest including:

Tickets are selling well with hundreds of registered attendees from great organizations like: 

  • AARP
  • BNP Paribas
  • CBS
  • Experian
  • Google
  • Intuit
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Tower Group
  • USAA
  • Visa
  • Aite
  • Capital One
  • Celent
  • Filene
  • H&R Block
  • Jack Henry
  • Motley Fool
  • Target
  • PayPal
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Alliant Credit Union
  • Canaan Partners
  • Discover
  • Forrester Research
  • Highland Capital
  • Javelin Research
  • NY Times
  • TransUnion
  • Venrock
  • Wired Magazine

FinovateSpring is one of our twice-yearly showcases of the best new ideas in banking and financial technology. The show is built around a unique blend of fast-paced demos of actual technology (no slides!) and high-quality networking with an audience of senior FI executives, fintech entrepreneurs, VCs, press, industry analysts and bloggers. It’s an awesome environment to find your next competitive edge.

Don’t miss out on the early-bird price on your ticket to this great show. Register now!

P.S. Online Banking Report subscribers are entitled to an extra discount to our Finovate conferences. Email me to get it.

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FinovateSpring 2010 Demo Companies Revealed


We’re very pleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming FinovateSpring 2010 conference. Taking place on Tuesday May 11 in San Francisco, the conference will showcase dozens of handpicked companies debuting and demoing their latest and greatest fintech innovations. The quality of the new ideas that will be demoed on stage is very high this year and we’re incredibly excited to showcase them to you.

The demoing companies selected (that we can reveal so far) are:

These companies will be showcased to an audience of senior financial/banking/credit union executives, influential press, industry analysts, venture capitalists, bloggers, tech companies and entrepreneurs.

A sampling of the great organizations already registered to attend includes: AARP, Aite, Alliant Credit Union, BNP Paribas, Capital One, Celent, Discover, Experian, Fidelity, Filene, Forrester Research, Google, Highland Capital, Intuit, Javelin Strategy, Jack Henry, Mechanics Bank, Motley Fool, NY Times, PayPal, Tower Group, USAA, US Bank, Venrock, Wells Fargo, and Wired Magazine.

We’d love to have you join us at the spring event and watch the future of finance/banking unfold onstage. If you register today you’ll save $100 via the early-bird ticket discount. Please note that the early-bird prices expire at the end of this month and space is limited so lock in your spot now!

ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at