Finovate Alumni News — March 25, 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.jpgEleven Finovate alums win awards at PYMNTS Innovation Project 2014.
  • Bazaarvoice announces partnership with Spredfast.
  • TechCrunch: Wealthfront, OnDeck, Lending Club, Credit Karma, Betterment, and Kapitall “come of age.”
  • CMS Wire reviews Backbase’s customer experience platform.
  • Top Image Systems’ eFLOW to process the digital census of a country in EMEA in a deal worth more than $1 million.
  • Place2Give releases GIVE-API to provide access to its database of charities as well as its payment processing tech.
  • SmartAsset raises $5.2 million in series A funding. Come see their live demo at FinovateSpring next month in San Jose.
  • Netherlands Queen Maxima visits Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) to see its psychometric credit scoring methodology in action.
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 17, 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.jpgrplan announces new “simple, transparent” charging structure.
  • Crypt.la lists its top 10 most interesting Ripple protocol services.
  • Tech Cocktail Austin interviews Dwolla COO, Charise Flynn.
  • SmartAsset launches Retirement Planning Tool, Announces 40% Month-Over-Month Growth.
  • The Tally focuses on India-based Heckyl Technologies.
  • Zopa embraces ThoughtWorks technology to improve data analysis capability.
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.

SmartAsset Launches Retirement Planning Tool, Announces 40% Month-Over-Month Growth

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SmartAsset, which originally launched as a tool for home buying, is making its platform more robust this week with the launch of its retirement planning tool.

The New York-based company, which has a user base that’s growing by 40% month-over-month, aims to bring transparency to retirement by giving users personalized answers to their questions about implications of taxes and social security.

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What’s most notable about the launch is the partnership with eTrade, which provides resources and tools for SmartAsset users.

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SmartAsset will be launching its latest development at FinovateSpring next month in San Jose. To see the live demo on stage, get your ticket here to join our audience.