Finovate Alums Raise More than $600 Million for Second Quarter in a Row

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In the first quarter of 2014, 23 Finovate alums raised more than $592 million

And as the second quarter draws to a close, it’s clear that a comparable cohort of alums have kept the pace.

Over the course April, May, and June, 28 alums raised significant amounts of capital ranging from Gremln’s $100,000 to the $65 million raised by Lending Club. The quarterly total of $594 million is almost exactly the same as the previous quarter.

And given that some amounts are undisclosed (I’m talking about you, Holvi, RevolutionCredit, and Tuition.io), we’re confident that Finovate alums have notched their second $600 million fund-raising quarter in a row.
How does this compare with the less recent past? Very well, indeed. 
In the second quarter of 2013, 15 alums raised more than $200 million. This was a major improvement on the second quarter from 2012, which featured 14 companies raising more than $120 million. 
Total raised for Q2 2014 = $594 million
April — $217 million raised by 11 companies
May —  $226 million raised by 11 companies
June — $151 million raised by six companies

Note: Funding prior to becoming a Finovate alum not included. Questions? Comments? Email us at David@Finovate.com or Julie@Finovate.com

Finovate Alumni News– May 13, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgYseop expands to New York http://bit.ly/QEtHWx
  • InComm partners with Softgate Systems to enable consumers to make cash bill payments in-store for 12k billers.
  • TIO Networks partners with PSE&G to enable customer payments at 2,000+ retail locations.
  • TSYS chooses ShopKeep to offer POS technology in the cloud.
  • FIS introduces Early Risk Manager, a turnkey, cloud-based risk and compliance solution for FIs.
  • Back to Banno: ProfitStars rebrands Andiamo mobile payments solution; now called Banno Mobile.
  • Mambu wins core banking contracts with financial organizations in Nigeria, Angola, and Kenya.
  • United Community CU partners with Insuritas to create a virtual “Insurance Aisle” inside the credit union.
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 12, 2014

  • Xero and ASB launch business to bank payments.
  • Bancbox and Kingdom Trust Company partner to streamline the crowdfunding and P2P lending platform for the IRA investor.
  • Actiance tops Forrester’s social risk and compliance product list.
  • Strands hires new CEO, Erik Brieva.
  • Dealstruck and Entrepreneurial Finance Lab named finalists in Core Innovators Challenge.
  • FIS announces launch of FIS Instant Card to accelerate FI’s ability to provide new or replacement cards.
  • Chris Skinner highlights the relationship between SmartyPig and ICICI Bank in a feature on Banking-as-a-Service.
  • ZDnet takes a look at ShopKeep POS, including its recent $25 million investment form Thayer Street Partners.
  • The Motley Fools calls Loop, the invention that “will change the way you pay for everything.”
  • The Rock Trading Ltd. partners with Jumio for real-time ID verification services.
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.

ShopKeep POS Snags a Spot in the iPad POS Spotlight with $25 Million in Funding

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On the heels of this week’s rumors of Square’s possible IPO or acquisition, ShopKeep POS is taking its place in the in the iPad-based POS system spotlight.

Today, the New York-based company announced it raised $25 million in Series C funding.

Contributing investors include:

    • Thayer Street Partners
    • Tribeca Venture Partners
    • TTV Capital
    • Contour Venture Partners
    • Canaan Partners
    • Tom Glocer
    • Matt Coffin
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ShopKeep, which is proud of its New York roots and already has an international office in Belfast, is looking to open an office on the west coast. It will also use the funding to expand on its product with analytics can be accessed anywhere.

The funding will also help with the growth spirt ShopKeep is expecting from all of the POS systems currently running Windows XP. Since Microsoft is no longer providing support for that operating system, merchants using it will need to seek out a different option.

To see a live demo of ShopKeep POS in action, check it out at FinovateFall 2012.

Finovate Alumni News– April 8, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPYMNTS: Shopkeep POS undergoes latest revision and releases 2.0 version.
  • Jumio partners with Equifax to make mobile transactions more secure.
  • Leaf launches Payments Apps Marketplace.
  • Dallas Business Journal names defiSOLUTIONS CEO Stephanie Alsbrooks one of its 40 Under 40. See defiSOLUTIONS demo at FinovateSpring in San Jose.
  • Bloomberg column on apps for financial health features Level Money, Check, Mint, LearnVest, and Betterment.
  • Level Money earns spot on Entrepreneur.com’s “5 Must-Watch San Francisco Tech Startups 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 News– March 19, 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.jpgPing Identity announces partnership with Courion.
  • Desert Schools FCU to deploy mobile banking platform from Monitise.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City to use virtual agent technology from IntelliResponse to respond to Affordable Care Act queries. See IntelliResponse demo at FinovateSpring in April.
  • ID Analytics launches new versions of its Transaction Protector and Transaction Advanced Intelligence products for eCommerce.
  • Upstart Business Journal looks at how Kathryn Petralia and Kabbage are rewriting the lending rules.
  • BlinkMobile Interactive signs first NZ Council deal.
  • Southern Alpha calls iQuantifi “a budget platform we actually like to use.”
  • Payment Source features Jason Richelson, founder of ShopKeep POS.
  • Bill Harris, Personal Capital CEO & former PayPal CEO discusses the future of PayPal on Bloomberg TV. See Harris demo Personal Capital’s latest development at FinovateSpring next month.
  • TradeKing earns four-stars in Barron’s online broker rankings for eighth consecutive year.
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 3, 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.jpgLeaf adds chief operating officer, vice-president of finance, and vice-president of engineering as company expands to bigger offices.
  • Fiserv appoints Kevin Gregoire as group president of financial institutions group.
  • CashStar launches new edition of digital gifting platform, CashStar 5.
  • Actiance Socialite available through the EMC Select Program.
  • IDology’s ExpectID Global launches in Canada.
  • Tactile Finance PRO’s new features target mortgage loan officers’ ability to compete and increase referrals. See its live demo at FinovateSpring next month.
  • Pikanik Bakery discusses its experience with ShopKeep POS.
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 28, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPindrop Security launches Industry’s First Combined Voice Biometric and Phoneprinting Fraud Detection System.
  • Tyfone launches mobile banking platform for small and medium FIs.
  • Taulia launches Taulia Enhanced Discounting which gives organizations the choice of using cash or the capital of a third-party FI to pay early.
  • FreeAgent launches its first dedicated division giving direct support to UK accountants and their clients.
  • ShopKeep POS reaches 10,000 customers, announces expansion in Ireland and western U.S.
  • PrivatBank launches HCE mobile NFC payments solution.
  • Housing Wire lists Realty Mogul among its 100 most innovative technology companies for 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 News– February 25, 2014

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  • Netbanker considers why the BBVA Simple Bank deal is extraordinary.
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators selects Authentify for NSTIC Trusted Online Identities Pilot.
  • ThreatMetrix wins Most Innovative Anti-Malware Solution and Best Product Network Access Control Solution at 2014 Cyber Defense Mag Awards.
  • Tyfone unveils Fluide mobile banking platform.
  • PayPal to be the first payment provider on the latest Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches.
  • Lendio marks a year of record growth.
  • Kapitall announces $13 million in funding in round led by Linden Venture.
  • Wallaby launches Google Glass payment app.
  • ShopKeep POS wins global Gold Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service for 2nd year in a row.
  • MasterCard partners with Syniverse to pilot location-based, anti-fraud service.
  • MoadBus to offer Allied Payment Network’s PicturePay.
  • ACI Worldwide to power online banking for Trustco Bank.
  • Bankers’ Bank to deploy Aptys SolutionsPayLOGICS originating and processing wire 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.

Finovate Alumni News — January 13, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgeToro to allow its members to invest and trade in bitcoin.
  • CaixaBank enables cardholders to make transaction-based, charitable micro-donations.
  • PhotoPay wins spot in this year’s FinTech Innovation Lab London. See them in action at FinovateEurope.
  • Flint Mobile, BillGuard both featured in Forbes column on companies “moving global commerce forward.”
  • Daily Mail takes a look at Zopa and the Zopa Rate Promise.
  • miiCard and Axiomatika partner to power identity verification solutions for the Russian financial industry.
  • CoverHound grows 533% Year over Year in 2013 and Promotes Keith Moore to CEO.
  • ShopKeep POS launches ShopKeep Mobile for iPod Touch.

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.