Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Spreedly Secures $3 Million Financing Round”
  • Xendpay Brings its Money Transfer Service to Tanzania, Burkina Faso”
  • Cardlytics Takes Advantage of its Massive Amount of Customer Spend Data”

Around the web

  • Encap Security unveils version 3.1 of its Smarter Authentication platform, including support for Android fingerprint API.
  • Canada’s digital-first EQ Bank goes live with RetailSuite from Temenos.
  • TSYS and Ethoca team up to fight CNP fraud with the TSYS Transaction Recovery Network.
  • i-exceed technologies earns recognition in Gartner’s 2016 look at MADP vendors around the world. See i-exceed at FinDEVr 2016 in New York in March.
  • WSJ builds article on Cardlytics data.
  • Pymnts highlights cost savings from using the Ripple network.
  • Payments Source features Linkable Networks.
  • Signifyd extends integration with Shopify Plus.
  • Moven partners with Freelancers Union.
  • Check Point and IBM Security to share threat intelligence, announce product integrations.
  • TIO Networks ranks 2nd in top 10 tech companies on the 2016 TSX Venture 50.
  • Taulia launches global partner community, announces new partnerships.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Spreedly Raises $2.5 Million in New Funding

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A few weeks ago, when we first read the rumors of new funding for Spreedly, we checked with the source, company CEO Justin Benson. He told us to stay tuned. “Bigger news is coming,” he said.

And so today, with word that the “Payments as a Platform” specialist has raised $2.5 million in new funding, we are happy to say that the bigger news has arrived.

“This new round brings our total raised capital to a little under $5 million,” Benson said in a blog post this afternoon. “We worked with our existing investors E-Merge and as part of this new round we’re thrilled that we were able to add a founder of Ogone to our list of investors,” he said.

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Spreedly CTO Nathaniel Talbott speaking during his presentation “The Vault Grown Up” at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.

Benson emphasized the importance of this kind of traction as a motivator to help make it “through the early slog via critical validation.” He also explained how a strategy of targeting “greenfield” opportunities and early investments in the technology enabled Spreedly to get a “fully featured product” to market as quickly as they did. Benson said that the funding would allow the company to invest in sales, business development, and marketing talent “so we don’t remain the best kept secret in payments.”

Spreedly helps marketplaces and platforms accept a wider range of payment types while reducing cost, complexity, and compliance burden. Benson said the company now has nine developers on staff, a trio of “business folks”, and manages 300 marketplaces and platforms that are generating annualized processing volume of nearly $2 billion. Spreedly’s APIs are used by companies including Oxfam, SeatGeek, Tango, and Zomato.

Founded in January 2008 and headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, 12-person Spreedly demonstrated its universal credit card, token technology at its FinDEVr 2015 debut in San Francisco.

Spreedly is also a Finovate alum. The company presented its Payment Method Distribution and Card-on-File updater at FinovateSpring 2014 in San Jose.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Spreedly Raises $2.5 Million in New Funding”

Around the web:

  • BNY Mellon to deploy iRemit, a cloud-based remittance solution from Top Image Systems.
  • Vouch Financial CEO Yee Lee weighs in on the future of banking.
  • Cardlytics partners with MasterCard to deliver card-linked services.
  • New York Magazine profiles Blooom President Greg Smith, a former Goldman Sachs banker.
  • Mitek adds facial recognition to its ID document-verification solution, Photo Verify.

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.

FinDEVr Live: Spreedly’s Technology Reveals the Modern Vault “Grown Up”

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spreedly.com | blog.spreedly.com | @spreedly

Spreedly_FinDEVr2015_logoSpreedly is an API-based service designed to help marketplaces and platforms securely create a universal credit card token that works across the broadest range of payment endpoints possible.

The vault grows up
Storing credit cards is becoming more and more critical for businesses across the fintech landscape, but so often the choice is between taking on the whole burden of PCI compliance or being locked into a single payments stack. We’ll demo the rapid conversion of a legacy payment form into one backed by Spreedly’s modern vault, and then walk through some powerful use-cases for that data once vaulted.

Key takeaways:

  • How to easily put a modern vault on top of a legacy stack with Spreedly.
  • Once your payment data is in your Spreedly vault, you can transact against it with total flexibility.
  • Using a universal vault like Spreedly enables you to track a credit card across multiple channels.

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Presenter: Nathaniel Talbott, CTO
LinkedIn | @ntalbott | nathaniel@spreedly.com

Initially drawn into fintech by client needs when running a software consultancy, Talbott has since built a deep expertise in the ins-and-outs of payments as the CTO of Spreedly. He is passionate about fintech, technical leadership, distributed systems, and building a world-class software organization.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Banking Suite Provider Urban FT Acquires Wipit” Come see Urban FT at FinovateFall September 16 & 17.

Around the web

  • Niklas Adalberth steps down as Klarna’s deputy CEO.
  • ShopKeep to offer discounts to members of the MasterCard Easy Savings program.
  • Yodlee partners with Salesforce to offer advisers a comprehensive view of their clients’ financial accounts. Come see Yodlee’s presentation at FinDEVr, 6/7 October.
  • Monex to incorporate corporate-actions data from Markit. See Markit at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.
  • Bank Innovation takes note of the Moven approach to displaying transaction histories.
  • Tech Vibes features Trulioo in a look at Vancouver, British Columbia, as a home for fintech innovation. See Trulioo at FinovateFall 2015 in New York.
  • Investment News looks for the next robo-adviser acquisition in the wake of BlackRock’s deal with FutureAdvisor.
  • Waters Technology highlights Nous, StockViews, AnalytixInsight, and Xignite in a review of how innovators are using market data. See Xignite at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.
  • Flint enhances Android app to include immediate electronic receipts via SMS.

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.

FinDEVr Preview: Spreedly

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FinDEVr Previews highlight the companies that will present their latest developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco on 6/7 October.

FinDEVr is the premier event for fintech developers. To save your spot, visit our registration page today and take advantage of early-bird savings!

Spreedly provides APIs that minimize the complexity, cost, and risk of PCI compliance and payment integration. With “The Uberization of Mobile,” customers want discovery, purchase, and delivery all handled within an app. It’s no longer necessary to redirect end-users to affiliate sites to complete a purchase with Spreedly’s universal vault product.

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Why it’s a must-see
Tokenizing with one gateway removes the burden of PCI compliance, but locks that card into a single gateway. Building your own PCI-compliant vault is a huge undertaking. A card tokenized with Spreedly can be used multiple times against different gateways or API endpoints.


Check out more of today’s FinDEVr previews:

 

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Santander UK Launches Cash Kitty PFM App Developed with Kalixa, Monitise”

Around the web

  • Lend Academy podcast features Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage co-founder. Come see Kabbage at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.
  • GMC Software releases GMC Inspire R10 customer communications management software.
  • DevNetwork profiles WePay at the API World 2015 conference.
  • DriveWealth joins with World Merit to promote the first Financial Literacy Challenge.
  • Sonavation unveils technology that puts fingerprint sensors under Gorilla Glass.
  • Top Image Systems inks deal with Bahrainian Xerox distributor, Business International all.
  • Dallas Business Journal interviews Chris Camillo, TickerTags founder.
  • Prosper begins debt-sale recovery strategy; charged-off loans will be packaged together for a debt sale.
  • AlwaysOn selects Taulia as an AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.
  • Beehive Startups takes a peek at MX’s culture. Check out MX’s presentation for developers at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco.
  • GROWMARK selects Avalara AvaTax Excise & Returns Excise Enterprise. Avalara will present at FinDEVr 2015, 6/7 October.
  • Forbes column on top fintech trends highlights MaxMyInterest, Prosper, Lending Club, Betterment, Vanguard, CUneXus, Patch of Land, and DarcMatter.

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

On Finovate.com

  • “Dashlane Integrates Samsung Biometric Technology in Android App Upgrade”
  • “Revolut Launches to Public, Announces $2.3 Million in Funding”

Around the web

  • PYMNTS looks at OnDeck’s record-breaking quarter.
  • Red Herring names Kabbage a Top 100 Private Company.
  • Geezeo to power BankMobile’s PFM.
  • Alpha Payments Cloud using Snapcard to enable AlphaHub users to accept Bitcoin payments.
  • PrivatBank to offer remittance services courtesy of TransferWise.
  • StockViews earns a spot in the 2015 Startupbootcamp FinTech London cohort.
  • ING Bank Slaski launches ING Business for Apple Watch app powered by Comarch Mobile Banking.
  • Caltech Letter interviews Financeit CEO Michael Garrity.
  • The Indian Express profiles the biometric authentication technology of EyeVerify.
  • Aragon Research names eSignLive by Silanis Technology as a “Hot Vendor” in digital transaction management (DTM).
  • peerTransfer petitions Chinese government to open office in Shanghai.
  • The Independent looks at the IPO plans of Fenergo in light of the company’s recent funding.
  • Investment News highlights Vanguard, Wealthfront, and Betterment in a look at how much money is being managed by robo-advisors.
  • Spreedly surpasses $1 billion in annual payment volume. Come see Spreedly at FinDEVr, 6/7 October in San Francisco.
  • Expensify integrates with Workato to connect it with more than 50 business apps.
  • CheckPoint’s ZoneAlarm Launches Windows 10 Compatible Antivirus Software for Consumers.
  • The Mifos Initiative joins The Open Source Initiative, a global nonprofit that promotes and protects open source software, development and communities. Check out Mifos at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco, 6/7 October.
  • Stuart Frankel of Narrative Science earns a spot on Crain’s Chicago Business Tech 50.
  • USA Today column on personal finance for millennials features Kai Stinchcombe, CEO and co-founder of True Link.
  • Business Insider includes Lending Club and Coinbase in its list of the seven hottest startups in Silicon Valley.
  • Blooom and Future Advisor are profiled in a Forbes column on making the most out of your 401(k).

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.

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Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to register now for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco.

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The latest from FinDEVr 2015 presenters

  • Pinterest turns to Braintree to power PayPal payment option for browsing consumers.
  • FinDEVr 2015: First Round of Presenting Companies Revealed.
  • Backbase set to launch its first hackathon, 19/20 June 2015.
  • Spreedly now supports third-party tokens to help merchants continue to process transactions using their existing gateway-specific tokens from within Spreedly.
  • Thinking Capital announces new name, visual identity and tagline.
  • SandHill mentions SnoopWall as 1 of 5 Cool, Pre-VC, Cybersecurity Startups.
  • Avalara acquires Belgium-based VAT Applications.
  • UPS Capital Partners integrates with Kabbage to offer more SMBs access to a loan through UPS.

Alumni updates

  • Xero developed business apps that Apple is using to help market the iPad’s use in business.
  • Tech.co looks at how Trulioo’s API defends startups against credit-card fraud.
  • Xero reaches 500,000 customers for its cloud accounting service, sets sights on 1 million customer milestone.
  • Verizon Ventures welcomes SimplyTapp to its portfolio of investments.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts, Fandango, Sundance Catalog and Williams-Sonoma have all integrated Visa Checkout into their apps.
  • NerdWallet turns to Trulioo CEO Stepehn Ufford who offers 5 steps to protect against cyberthreats.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • SumUp Unveils New Financing of Undisclosed Amount
  • FinDEVr 2015: First Round of Presenting Companies Revealed
  • Ixaris Launches Initial Phase of Open Payment Ecosystem (OPE) Project

Around the web

  • Prosper to charge fee for investors who bundle loans into bonds.
  • Spreedly now supports third-party tokens.
  • US Bank signs five-year renewal for Fiserv digital payment suite, including CheckFree RXP, Popmoney, and TransferNow solutions.
  • LendingTree announces new CFO, COO, CTO, and CRO.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews Jonathan Hancock, TSYS director of fraud-management solutions.
  • Lending Robot launches new, default ‘fully automated’ mode, that allows users to set a risk profile on a slider bar.
  • Lending Club partners with nonprofit Opportunity Fund to feed loans rejected by Lending Club.
  • Backbase set to launch its first hackathon, 19/20 June 2015.
  • EuroNews features Kabbage, Lending Club, and On Deck.
  • Actiance launches Actiance Trusted Communities to enable companies to communicate with counterparts while meeting regulations.
  • Blackhawk Network to acquire Achievers Corp.
  • Global Debt Registry makes Account Extinguishment Reports (AERs) available free to consumers using its Debt Lookup service.
  • Top Image Systems Achieves Certification with PaperStream IP Image Enhancement Solution.

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.