Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Buzz Points Unveils New Online Dashboard, Buzz Insight
  • Mudra Bank Chooses i-exceed’s Appzillion for Mobile Banking App
  • Finovate Debuts: Student Loan Genius Gives Employers Tools To Help Millennial Workers Tackle Debt

Around the web

  • Bank of the Ozarks deploys instant card-issuance solution from Entrust Datacard.
  • IBM unveils secure, online service to help businesses conduct blockchain testing.

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.

Student Loan Genius to Help TrendKite Employees Retire Debt Faster, Save Sooner

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Left to right: Emiliano Villarreal (Chuck Norris of Product) and CEO Tony Aguilar, confound, demonstrated Student Loan Genius at FinovateSpring 2016.

Employees of PR analytics innovator TrendKite will soon have a much easier time paying off their student loans and saving for retirement. The Austin-based company will deploy technology from Student Loan Genius that will enable them to provide loan-debt repayment assistance to both TrendKite employees as well as members of their immediate families.

Student Loan Genius founder and CEO Tony Aguilar says that educating companies on this issue is a big part of the startup’s early success: Student Loan Genius offers free surveys and showcases the real stories of employees and their challenges to repay student-loan debt to show the impact. “In 2013 when we launched, most company leaders we talked to had no clue that the student-loan problem was actually affecting their businesses,” Aguilar said.

Jennifer Cantu, TrendKite’s VP of people, echoed this point, saying, “Issues that concern [employees], like student loans, are issues we should try to help with. When we saw the data, we knew student-loan benefits were a requirement, not an option.”

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Student Loan Genius demonstrated its platform at FinovateSpring 2016. The company has raised $3.1 million in funding, courtesy of a seed investment led by Gibraltar Ventures and featuring participation by Capital Factory, Fenway Summer Ventures, Kapor Capital, VilCap Investments, and Village Capital. This spring, Prudential Retirement announced that it would provide Student Loan Genius to its clients.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Personal Capital Offers Digital Wealth Management for BancAlliance’s Member Banks
  • Student Loan Genius to Help TrendKite Employees Retire Debt Faster, Save Sooner
  • Finovate Debuts: CardLinx Helps Members Find & Post Card-Linked Offers

Around the web

  • Trulioo extends its identity-verification platform, Global Gateway, to the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Sberbank creates mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to pave way for launch of mobile bank.
  • iSignthis to provide digital KYC, customer authentication, and secure card vaulting for FxNet.com.
  • ThreatMetrix updates platform to enhance authentication and enable smarter decisions for fraud prevention, authentication and threat detection.
  • Celent recognizes D3 Banking for its commitment to customer service and innovation in Depth of Service Award.
  • SecondMarket settles with the SEC over Regulation M.

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

  • Revolut Lands $8.7 Million, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
  • Spiff Raises $150,000; Adopts Tech Talent from Fink

Around the web

  • Asset TV interviews CEO Tony Aguilar, founder, Student Loan Genius.
  • Business Quarter profiles Ormsby Street MD, Martin Campbell.
  • TechCityNews features Aire in an issue devoted to artificial intelligence.
  • TickSmith upgrades its TickVault Platform with file inventory module.
  • Bank Info Security interviews Fiserv anti-fraud specialist, Andrew Davies.
  • CNBC column on financial fraud and retirees quotes Liz Loewy, general counsel for EverSafe.
  • Bill.com launches Bookkeeping Accelerator Program.
  • CNBC features Moven founder and CEO Brett King speaking about his newest book, “Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane.”
  • Kasasa Named One of the Best Places to Work in Austin for a Second 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

On Finovate.com

  • “San Francisco Times Recognizes Credit Karma as Best Fintech Company”

Around the web

  • Markit partners with BitSight Technologies to enhance its Know Your Third Party (KY3P) platform.
  • Coinbase launches Buy widget to create a better Bitcoin buying experience.
  • Wipro open sources its big data solution, Big Data Ready Enterprise (BDRE).
  • itBit publishes its Bitcoin OTC Market Recap for March.
  • American Banker looks at the relationship between EyeVerify and Wells Fargo.
  • Money Q&A reviews Wall Street Survivor.
  • AltFi investigates how the loan-validation expertise of Global Debt Registry might help the P2p lending market.
  • Q2 subscribes to FI Navigator’s cloud-based mobile banking module.
  • Top Image Systems delivers $100,000 eFLOW project to subsidiary of a national postal service group in Asia-Pacific.
  • Barron’s features Student Loan Genius and PayActiv as employee benefits aimed at millennials.
  • Xero featured as one of first New & Notable Apps on Google Apps Marketplace.
  • SF Business Times features CEO Talbott Roche of Blackhawk.

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

  • “Tink Pulls in $10 Million to Launch Virtual Bank”
  • “TSYS to Leverage Featurespace’s Machine Learning Fraud Capabilities”
  • “Narrative Science Teams Up with Vermilion, Bringing Advanced NLG to Portfolio Commentary”
  • “New Investment for Personal Capital Takes Valuation to $500 Million”
  • “Zopa to Offer Auto Loan Refinancing”

Around the web

  • TIBCO introduces integration-software solution, Project Flogo and translytical database for big data, TIBCO Graph Database.
  • InFakt accounting system integrates with Valuto open API.
  • Micronotes launches downloadable trial version of Micronotes Cross-Sell Basic.
  • eToro appoints Robert Brown as new non-executive director in the U.K.
  • Socure expands coverage for global watchlist filtering and sanctions compliance.
  • Philippine-based credit union groups to build payments and banking platform based on technology from Temenos.
  • Robotic automation technology from NICE Systems helps prevent credit card fraud at Italian bank, Banca Popolare di Sondrio.
  • Finovate newcomer Student Loan Genius adds Honest Dollar co-founder Henry Yoshida as vice president of partnerships and product strategy.

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

  • “Kony Appoints Former IBM CTO as its New CTO”
  • “Boku to Power Carrier Billing for Spotify in Germany and Italy”

Around the web

  • IBM announces a new set of blockchain services running on IBM Cloud and Docker.
  • PYMNTS interviews Hyperwallet CEO Brent Warrington.
  • Forbes features how Student Loan Genius is revolutionizing the student loan industry.

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 Sneak Peek: Student Loan Genius

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FS2016-wdateA look at the companies demoing live to 1,500+ fintech professionals on May 10 & 11. Register today.

The co-founders of Student Loan Genius graduated with a combined total of $275,000 in student loan debt and are now helping employees turn their student loan payment into a wealth-building activity.

Leveraging existing frameworks for retirement savings, the 401(k) Contribution Feature helps employees save by using student loans to activate unused 401(k) dollars and helps employers retain talent.

Why it’s great
No matter the retirement provider, the Student Loan Genius 401(k) Contribution Feature can help eliminate one of the biggest barriers for employees to invest using their existing student loan payment.StudentLoanPresenter

Tony Aguilar, CEO
A former financial adviser turned startup CEO, Tony is committed to helping millennials improve their financial picture and secure freedom from student loan debt.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “TIO Networks Closes Purchase of Softgate Systems”
  • “Narrative Science Turns Business Intel into Data-Driven Stories”

Around the web

  • Top Image Systems inks a pair of banking process automation deals worth $700,000.
  • iSignthis brings its KYC technology to Chinese e-payment leader, YeePay.
  • WorkFusion and VirtusaPolaris team up to provide smart automation solutions for companies in banking and financial services.
  • Misys launches FinCloud, a new range of cloud solutions and global cloud environment.
  • Capgemini consulting services adds risk- and fraud-management technology from FICO.
  • Ignite Sales powering Regions Bank’s guided selling tool.
  • Ping Identity releases new Knowledge Center, a customer support and documentation portal

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.