Finovate Alumni News– May 16, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBill.com integrates with NetSuite to deliver seamless, cloud-based financial management.
  • Inc.well interviews Candace Klein, CEO of SoMoLend, about crowdfunding.
  • Virtual Piggy partners with World Industries.
  • American Banker considers if Dwolla is a threat or opportunity for banks.
  • Soshable covers Klarna, CoverHound, Giftly, ZipZap, BillGuard, Dwolla and Virtual Piggy.
  • The Next Web takes a closer look at the tech that powers LearnVest.
  • BCSG partners with Sage to offer MyBusinessWorks customers the bookkeeping application Sage One Accounts.
  • ValidSoft announces partnership with Spindle to provide advanced payments security solutions to US-based customers.
  • Fast Company names Laura Mather, Founder and Chief Visionary of Silver Tail Systems, as one of the Most Creative People in Business.
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.

FinovateSpring 2012 in the Press

Here’s a look at press coverage from FinovateSpring 2012 in San Francisco last week. For comprehensive coverage, be sure to check out Erin McCune’s live blog on PaymentsViews, which covers all 63 presenting companies:

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2 Minute Finance
2MF @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference
by Bobby Lee
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BillGuard Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Cardlytics Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Concur Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Flint Mobile Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 2)
by Bobby Lee
Mitek Systems Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
TIO Networks Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
WattzOn Demo @ Finovate Spring 2012 Conference (Day 1)
by Bobby Lee
Bank Innovation
5 Finovate Demo-ers’ News Catching Our Eye
by Mary Wisniewski

4 More Finovate Products We Like
by Mary Wisniewski

Bank Technology News
Best of Finovate Spring Day 1
by Penny Crosman
Best of Finovate Spring Day 2
by Penny Crosman

Dwolla Pitches Fast Fund Transfers, but Bank Participation is Vital
by Sean Sposito
Edo to Harness Payment Data to Spur Consumer Spending
by Victoria Finkle

WattzOn Helps Banks Help Customers Save on Energy Bills
by Sean Sposito

BankersLab Blog
CreditLab Launch: Reactions and Responses

BankNXT
Finovate, Simple, and Re-Imagining Banking Applications
by Bradley Leimer
Live at FinovateSpring 2012- day 1
by Jelmer de Jong
Live at FinovateSpring 2012- day 2
by Jelmer de Jong

BetaKit
CoverHound Debuts Comparison Tool for Auto Insurance 
by Cheronne Thurab 

Business Insider
Finally, a Mobile App That Helps You Save Money: Meet Urge
by Willy Staley

Business2Community
What Does $4.6 Billion in Coupon Savings Have to Do with Savvy Consumers?
by Andre Bourque

C’est pas mon idée!
FinovateSpring 2012: quoi de neuf?
by Patrice Bernard

Currency Marketing Blog
Four Conference in Four Days
by Tim McAlpine

Credit Union Times
MoneyDesktop Named Best of Show at FinovateSpring Conference
by Natasha Chilingerian

Daily Disruption
Flint Mobile Announces Beta Launch at Finovate and Closes $3 Million Round of Financing
by Tim Rygh

The Daily Guardian (BillGuard’s blog)
Financial Community Awards BillGuard Best Of Show at Finovate
by Maryanne

DCisions Blog
DCisions at Finovate Spring 2012
by Kritika Ashok

Des Moines Register 
Dwolla offers software for free
by Adam Belz

Des Moines Register Blog
Dwolla, Social Money earn praise at national banking conference
by Marco Santana

Exc
elsior
Kuspit, el primer Finovate mexicano
by Alicia Salgado

Experian Blog
Business IQ Express… what is the media saying?
by Roslyn Whitehurst 

FamZoo Blog
Finovate Winners
by Bill Dwight

Finextra
Flint taps phone cameras for card payments
SoMoLend closes $1.17 million seed round

Forrester Blog
Finovate Spring 2012: Digital Financial Services Innovation
by Tiffani Montez

FP Pad
[Video Spotlight] inStream Solutions CEO Alex Murguia at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg
[Video Spotlight] iQuantifi CEO Tom White at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg
[Video Spotlight] Sarah Carter of Actiance at FinovateSpring 2012
by Bill Winterberg

Iconowatch
Accelerating Innovation at Finovate 2012
by Hans Eisenbeis
Investment News
Personal Capital launches iPhone app
by Davis Janowski
Lazy Man and Money
What’s Hot and What’s Not from Finovate 2012
Mercury News
Money Goes Mobile 
Montreal Gazette
Montreal’s Wall Street Survivor teaches about investing
by Jason Magder
MyBankTracker
Can FinTech Stop You from ‘Showrooming?’
by Willy Staley
MoneyDesktop: How Personalized Deals Shine in PFM Tools
by Simon Zhen
Save Your Wallet, and Maybe the Planet, with WattzOn
by by Willy Staley
On Deck Capital Blog
Photo Journal: Our Finovate Demo
PaymentsNews
Highlights from Finovate Spring 2012 San Francisco 
PaymentsViews
Live Blogging Finovate Spring 2012 San Francisco
by Erin McCune
The Paypers
ZipZap rolls out CashCade payment service
PaySimple Blog
PaySimple at Finovate
by Sarah Jordan
PC World
New Web Apps and Services for Business
by Yardena Arar
QuidLabs
Finovate Best in Show
by Aliisa Rosenthal
SecurityPark.net
BehavioSec voted ‘Best of Show’ for biometric solution by audience at Finovate Spring, San Francisco
Silicon Prairie News
With upgraded FiSync, Dwolla cuts 3-5 day wait to real-time
by Michael Stacy
Silver Tail Systems Blog
Finovate Spring Demonstrates a Growing Richness in Online Interactions
by Laura Mather
Social Lending Network
Roundup of Social Lending News – May 12, 2012
by Peter Renton
TechCrunch 
Capital One Snags Mobile Savings Startup BankOns, Team Moving To Capital One Labs
by Sarah Perez
Flint: A New Mobile Payment App For Small Businesses Picks Up $3M From Storm, True Ventures
by Ingrid Lunden
How Personal Capital Wants To Bring Money Management Into The Internet Age [TCTV]
by Colleen Taylor
Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds ‘Trips’ Feature To Mobile Apps
by Colleen Taylor
The Anti-Groupon? Edo Launches Real-Time Local Offers Platform, Tied To Your Bank Card For Instant Credits
by Sarah Perez
Tradestreaming
List Of Winners Of Top Fintech Conference, Finovate
by Zack Miller
World News (wn.com)
Instream Solutions Ceo Alex Murguia At Finovatespring 2012

Silver Tail Systems Identifies Parameter Injection Threats

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Today, Silver Tail Systems showed how its Parameter Injection Detection keeps personal information safe:

“As malware becomes more prevalent on end-user devices, criminals are devising new ways to exploit these compromised machines. One of the latest threats is parameter injection. 

In parameter injection, the malware intercepts the html associated with the website before it is displayed on the end-user’s machine. The html is modified so that new parameters are shown to the user. These parameters request personal information from the end user in an innocuous way. Silver Tail’s Parameter Injection threat score identifies when there are extra parameters in the http stream returned to the banking website. This can be used to determine when an end user’s machine is infected and whether or not any personal information was lost.”

Product Launched: March 14, 2012
HQ Location: Menlo Park, CA
Company Founded: January 2008
Introducing Laura Mather (Founder and Chief Visionary)

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Finovate Alumni News– May 2, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBank Innovation names Kabbage CEO, Rob Frohwein, as 1 of 10 top innovators.
  • SimpleTuition’s SmarterBank announces $25,000 #CrushStudentDebt Sweepstakes.
  • Pindrop Security raises $1 million in seed funding.
  • Yodlee Interactive announces new accelerator/incubator programs.
  • Bermuda’s Royal Gazette features Expensify.
  • ZipZap to power cash payment service for Towah Group.
  • Silver Tail Systems announces partnership with Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance. See Silver Tail Systems at FinovateSpring.
  • Kony Solutions is one of the first mobile platform vendors to support BlackBerry 10.
  • Bank Technology News reports Bancorp using PayPal for payments and account-opening tech.
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– April 19, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCarahsoft Technology partners with Silver Tail Systems.
  • ARM Insight & IP Commerce close the loop on real-time offer redemption.
  • eToro updates its Android app with Social Cherry feature.
  • MoneyGram joins ZipZap’s U.S. payment center network.
  • Loyalty 360 interviews Tom Burgess, CEO of Linkable Networks.
  • Internet Initiative Japan launches Ping Identity’s Cloud Federated Authentication Solution.
  • Q2ebanking powers Penn Liberty Bank’s Android mobile banking.
  • On Deck announces the launch of Split Funding, a loan repayment method. See its live demo at FinovateSpring.
  • UPS recommends Kabbage for small business financing.
  • Forward Thinking explains how Mint’s mobile model has completely changed Intuit.
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, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports LifeLock buys ID Analytics to boost its appeal to banks.
  • Practical Ecommerce profiles Kabbage, highlights future endeavors.
  • CNN Money discusses how SecondMarket escaped clashes with the new SEC ruling.
  • Convenient Cards, Rapid Financial, & Plastyc partner with Arroweye Solutions to get prepaid cards to market faster.
  • Silver Tail Systems introduces profile analyzer to protect websites from cyber attacks & fraud.
  • Check Point wins 2012 SC Magazine Readers Choice Award for best intrusion prevention solution.
  • Syphr and CarLoans.com launch ad platform pilot for CUs.
  • American Banker reports Bancorp Bank announces NetSpend, InComm prepaid card deals.
  • PayPal introduces PayPal Here to compete with Square.
  • Finextra discusses ebilling adoption rates, reviews Striata’s strategy.
  • H&R Block Canada and Yodlee partner to deliver tax applications to financial institutions.
  • Clairmail and VocaLink partner to combine real-time payments with mobile solutions.
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 Best of Show Winners: 2007 to Present

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We recently looked back at Finovate’s Best of Show Awards archives and wanted to share the list of the 41 award-winning companies.

Here’s the Best of Show history that stretches back to 2007, the inception of Finovate:

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Held October 2, 2007
Mint: Online PFM for individuals
Mortgagebot’s Mortgage Marvel: Mortgage marketplace
Prosper: P2P lending network
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Held April 29, 2008
First ROI (now BancVue): Develops products and services for community financial institutions
Jwaala: Provides software solutions to help financial institutions compete
Zecco: Online stock and options trading
Zopa: P2P lending network
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Held October 14, 2008
CheckFree: Online banking platform 
Credit Karma: Provides a free and easy way for consumers to understand, monitor and monetize their credit profile
Mint: Online PFM for individuals
Neosaej’s MoneyAisle: Platform where banks compete in live auctions for an individual consumer’s business 
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Held April 28, 2009
BillShrink (now Truaxis): Provides a free cost-savings tool that saves consumers money on everyday bills
Prosper: P2P lending platform
Silver Tail Systems: Predictive analytics to prevent fraud abuse
SimpliFi: A web service that allows anyone to create and update their own financial plan
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Held September 29, 2009
BancVue’s Kasasa: national checking/ savings account brand for community financial institutions
Credit.com: Provides free interactive tools, education, and unbiased comparisons of quality financial products and services
Digital Insight from Intuit: Provides on-demand banking services to help financial institutions serve clients
Silver Tail Systems: Provides online fraud detection platform 
Yodlee: Provides personalized financial solutions to financial institutions
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Held May 11, 2010
Bobber Interactive: Money management platform for youth
Expensify: Online and mobile expense report platform
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Wikinvest: A platform for investors to share trading tips
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Held October 4-5, 2010
Betterment: Investment account for savings management 
BillShrink (now Truaxis): Loyalty rewards provider
Bundle: Provides socially informed money management for individuals
Dynamics: Produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
PayNearMe: Cash transaction network for the underbanked
SecureKey: Token-based authentication technology
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Held February 1, 2011
eToro: Social investment network
Finantix: Provides sales and advice solutions for financial services 
Liqpay: Payments platform
Meniga: Online PFM for financial institutions
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Held May 10-11, 2011
BancVue: Develops products and services for community financial institutions
BankOns: Mobile app offering consumers real-time savings at local merchants
Dwolla: Online, mobile, and social peer-to-peer payment platform
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Mitek Systems: Provides apps for smartphones that allow users to deposit checks and pay bills via their devices’ cameras
PayNearMe: Cash transaction network for the underbanked
Wikinvest: A platform for investors to share trading tips
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Held September 20-21, 2011
BillGuard: People-powered antivirus for bills
Dynamics:  produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
eToro: Social investment network
FamZoo: Online “virtual family Bank”
FeeFighters: Platform that simplifies the process of choosing a merchant account provider
LearnVest: Online PFM for women
Offermatic: Targeted online offers provider
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Personal Capital: Online financial advisor helping people manage their investments
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Held February 2, 2011
Cardlytics: Transaction-based rewards
Dynamics: produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
eToro: Social investment network
Nutmeg: Online investment manager that democratizes saving and investing

MasterCard Forms Alliance with Silver Tail Systems

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Last week, MasterCard announced the formation of a relationship with Silver Tail Systems, an online security and intelligence startup.

“By combining Silver Tail Systems’ technology with MasterCard’s extensive payments experience and insights, merchants will be better equipped to spot malware or robotic (“bots”) activity originating from personal computers or smart phones attacking their online payments systems.”

The two will help U.S.-based online merchants by providing fraud solutions.

To learn more about Silver Tail Solutions, watch its FinovateSpring 2011 demo.

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.

2011 Funding for Finovate Alumni– Over $423 Million Raised

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTo wrap up 2011, we’ve compiled a list of all of the funding Finovate alumni received over the course of the year. 

The results were impressive:
  • A total of 34 companies received funding, some more than once
  • The companies collectively raised over $423 million dollars
  • The months with the highest number of companies receiving funding were June August, both with 8 companies
  • The highest amount of funding came in the month of June, when the alumni brought in over $124.4 million
Here is a month-by-month breakdown of funding received:
January — $40.8 million raised by 3 companies
February — $10.3+ million raised by 3 companies
March — $20.4 million raised by 4 companies
June — $124.4 million raised by 8 companies
July — $1.1 million raised by 1 company
August — $103.4 million raised by 8 companies
September — $33 million raised by 1 company
October– $22 million raised by 2 companies
November — $16.3+ million raised by 3 companies
December — $52.2 million raised by 5 companies
Note: Funding that companies received before they demonstrated at Finovate was not counted. If you see any funding that is not on this list, please send the name of the company along with a link to the funding information to julie@netbanker.com and I will add it.