Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Voleo Teams Up with Software Development Firm Convergence Concepts.
  • Finn.AI’s New Integration Makes Chatbots More Personal.
  • Ripple to Offer Blockchain Technology through Finastra.

Around the web

  • Salt Edge reaches milestone of 500+ integrated open banking APIs.
  • Tink makes its platform available in the Netherlands.
  • Stratifyd teams with Anexinet to scale delivery of its AI-powered analytics platform.
  • TASCET releases SYM Certain software suite.
  • Microblink earns a spot in the Deloitte Fast 500.
  • Vymo teams up with ABeam Consulting to expand its business in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • YUKKA Lab joins Plug and Play’s incoming cohort for its Insurtech Europe program.
  • Socure wins 2019 API Award for Best in Data APIs from API World.

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.

Stronger Together: Fintechs, Techs, and FIs Collaborating on CyberSecurity

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Ready for some good news on the cybersecurity front?

Most of the time cybersecurity appears in the headlines, it is a report of a breach that just occurred or a new threat to guard against in the future. Caught between the hack that caught us unaware and the certainty that it won’t be the last, we can lose sight of the fact that there are hundreds of cybersecurity firms with thousands of security professionals that are working around the clock to make our lives online a lot safer. And many of these companies are Finovate alums specializing in service to the financial industry and its customers.

Ted Ross, founder and CEO of SpyCloud, demonstrating the company’s Best of Show-winning platform at FinovateFall 2017.

Importantly, not only are these companies working 24/7/365 to fight cybercrime, but also many of them are teaming up and partnering with financial institutions, retailers, and each other to test their technologies, make key improvements and enhancements, and ultimately get their fraud-fighting solutions to market.

With that in mind – and in line with our October focus on cybersecurity – here’s a look at the partnerships, agreements, and collaborations forged by our cybersecurity-related alums so far in 2017.

October

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Mitek partners with handwriting-based biometric authentication service Asignio to deliver IDaaS solution.
  • Avoka extends strategic partnership with Mitek for digital identity verification solutions.
  • ThreatMetrix and ID.me partner to deliver ID verification for government and commercial digital services.
  • Ledger partners with Intel to boost blockchain app security.
  • BioCatch to power behavioral biometrics for Samsung SDS America. 
  • SecureKey collaborates with Intel to enable consumers to access its blockchain-based digital identity technology via traditional web browsers.
  • Zighra launches flagship continuous authentication product.
  • Kony to launch digital banking solution leveraging Daon biometrics. 
  • iSignthis to integrate its Paydentity UBO Service with Web Shield’s InvestiGate platform.
  • TASCET teams with Secured2 to launch Algo5 data security offering.

Fintech-to-FI

  • Latvian Bank Citadele secures mobile and online banking with VASCO’s DIGIPASS for Apps and CRONTO.
  • National Bank of Canada joins SecureKey’s digital identity network.

Fintech-to-ECommerce

  • HooYu to provide ID confirmation for U.K.’s Cars-as-a-Service easyCar Club.

Multiple Best of Show winner EyeVerify demonstrating its Eyeprint ID technology at FinovateEurope 2017 with partner YapiKredi Bank.

September

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Vera to provide data security services for GE.
  • BioCatch to power fraud prevention solutions for HoneyTek Systems.

Fintech-to-FI

  • DefenseStorm to bolster cybersecurity operations for Genesee Regional Bank ($551 million in assets).
  • Open Banking selects Ping Identity to provide the identity and access management to underpin the U.K.’s open banking framework.

Fintech-to-Ecommerce

  • Signifyd guarantees fraud protection for Magento Commerce Merchants.
  • Infosys Finacle partners with ToneTag to leverage sound wave technology to drive contactless authentications and transactions.

August

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Jumio partners with Plynk to bring instant verification to Europe’s first money messaging app.
  • FIS and Equifax partner to offer new identity verification solution, OnlyID.
  • Biometric Signature ID partners with National Fingerprint to provide virtual ID proofing and verification services.
  • BioCatch partners with LexisNexis to leverage data and analytics for better risk management.

Fintech-to-FI

  • Samsung to power biometric authentication pilot for Bank of America.
  • Mexican payment processor chooses fraud fighting technology from Featurespace.

Fintech-to-ECommerce

  • HooYu brings identity confirmation technology to BCRemit.

July

Fintech-to-Tech

  • ID Analytics partners with Acxiom to strengthen risk assessment and combat fraud.
  • HackerOne Powering bug bounty program for Tor browser.

Fintech-to-FI

  • MoneYou integrates Mitek’s identity solutions for real-time digital onboarding.
  • DefenseStorm to serve as cybersecurity partner for Bank of Jackson Hole to enhance security.

Fintech-to-ECommerce

  • International Air Transport Association chooses fraud prevention technology from Featurespace.
  • Signifyd brings its Guaranteed Fraud Protection solution to Authorize.Net’s U.S.-based e-commerce merchants.

Behavioral biometric innovator BehavioSec, shown here demonstrating BehavioSec on Demand at FinovateFall 2015, has won three Best of Show awards.

June

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Daon adds EyePrint ID to IdentityX platform courtesy of new partnership with EyeVerify.
  • IdentityMind Global to offer Confirm.io’s document authentication technology to its financial services customers.
  • Jumio partners with Monzo for strong identity verification.
  • iovation to integrate its device-based authentication technology with PingFederate from Ping Identity.
  • TSYS partners with Featurespace to deliver real-time decision capabilities.

Fintech-to-FI

  • Leumi Card to use Feedzai’s artificial intelligence platform to fight fraud.
  • Ghana-based Premium Bank selects NetGuardians’ anti-fraud solution – FraudGuardian.

May

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Cisco and IBM team up on security.
  • BehavioSec partners with Kount.
  • Trulioo partners with Mitek to add facial recognition functionality to its ID verification platform.
  • Daon to integrate IdentityX platform with Experian’s fraud and identity platform, CrossCore.

Fintech-to-FI

  • Australia-based forex broker Pepperstone to deploy Paydentity verification services from iSignthis.

April

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Fraud prevention innovator Featurespace partners with U.K. digital family banking solution, goHenry.
  • Payment solutions provider Buckaroo chooses AML solution from Fiserv.

Fintech-to-FI

  • Global financial services firm chooses Mobile Verify and Mobile Fill from Mitek.

Fintech-to-ECommerce

  • Braspag announces integration of e-commerce and anti-fraud technology from ACI Worldwide.

A FinDEVr favorite, HackerOne and its bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure platform leverage white hat hackers to find critical security gaps before criminals do.

March

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Mastercard adds to authentication arsenal with acquisition of NuData Security.
  • Swiss financial sector infrastructure operator SIX partners with IBM Watson to build cyber-security hub.

Fintech-to-FI

  • Daon brings mobile biometric authentication to UnionBank.
  • Co-op Financial Services to leverage machine learning-based fraud fighting technology from Feedzai.
  • Pindrop to mitigate call center fraud for credit union service organization PSCU.

Fintech-to-ECommerce

  • Saltrex to use Jumio’s Netverify Trusted-Identity-as-a-Service.
  • Featurespace to provide machine learning fraud and risk management solution to CashFlows.

February

Fintech-to-Tech

  • BioCatch brings continuous online and mobile authentication to Nuance Communications’ Security Suite solution.
  • Icon Solutions joins forces with Featurespace to bring anti-fraud protection to instant payments.

Fintech-to-FI

  • Affinity CU becomes “trusted sign-in” partner in SecureKey Concierge.
  • First national private bank of Turkey, Yapi Kredi to deploy Eyeprint ID from EyeVerify for mobile logins.

Fintech-to-ECommerce

  • Feedzai and Merchant Risk Council (MRC) team up to leverage AI and machine learning to fight fraud.
  • MoneyGram using Mobile Verify from Mitek to meet AML requirements.

January

Fintech-to-Tech

  • Arxan Technologies partners with Cisco as to protect connected medical devices.
  • WISeKey and Stratumn partner to provide enterprise-grade process security software based on blockchain technologies.
  • FICO and Ethoca partner to improve card acceptance rates, fight CNP fraud, and reduce disputes.

Fintech-to-FI

  • ACI Worldwide to provide fraud protection for Kuwait’s Shared Electronic Banking Services Company (KNET).
  • NetGuardians brings real-time fraud protection to Nigeria’s Keystone Bank.

 

TASCET Teams with Secured2 to Launch Algo5 Data Security Offering

Identification technology company TASCET announced this week it has partnered with Secured2 to launch a new data security offering. The product, Algo5, aims to protect data against both internal and external breaches, hacks, and disasters.

The new data storage solution combines TASCET’s SuperToken, which verifies a user’s identity, with Secured2’s Beyond Encryption, which protects data from the origination of a document to an endpoint of cloud, local, or hybrid storage. Algo5 offers cost savings by shrinking, shredding, and dispersing data to numerous locations, each with its own encryption. To retrieve the data, users must be authorized and verified through SuperToken.

Daren Klum, CEO of Secured2 acknowledges that there are too many “weak points” in data storage and access. Explaining the advantage of the new technology, Klum said, “Algo5 brings together two technologies – identification and data security at the file level – that are changing the way companies store, access, and retrieve data.”

“Algo5 provides all of the crucial components necessary to secure data in today’s high risk environment,” said TASCET CEO Larry Aubol. “This includes the identification of users, which ensures that access is allowed only by users who are known. This step is nonexistent in approaches that rely on authentication,” he added.

Founded in 2005, TASCET debuted Financial ICONN at FinovateSpring 2012. In June of this year, TASCET announced a partnership with Mobility Exchange to bring TASCET’s SuperToken technology to Mobility Exchange’s clients. TASCET is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and has raised just over $13 million.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • TASCET Teams with Secured2 to Launch Algo5 Data Security Offering.
  • NYMBUS Launches Digital-First Banking Platform, NYMBUS SmartDigital.

Around the web

  • Mastercard and PayPal expand partnership to Canada, Europe, LatinAm, Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Affirmative Technologies partners with TransCard to provide electronic payment processing for SMBs.
  • FICO introduces new payment card fraud detection models.
  • Arxan receives ISO 13485 certification.

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 24, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe WSJ looks at angel investing via SecondMarket.
  • BOKU announces mobile payments partnership with U.S. Cellular.
  • In 4Q 2012, peerTransfer partnered with 51 schools. Over 25% of international students in the U.S. can pay their education expenses using peerTransfer.
  • TSYS announces partnership with Priority Payment Systems.
  • Jim Offerdahl appointed as new Bazaarvoice CFO.
  • Credit Agricole is the first bank in Portugal to provide contactless cards.  See their demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Keynote offers free mobile testing via DeviceAnywhere.
  • American Banker reports: Iowa Bank Creates Digital Identities from Fingerprints & Photos using TASCET’s Financial ICONN software.
  • VentureBeat reports BBVA pools $100 million fund to invest in fintech startups. Come see BBVA’s live demo at FinovateEurope.
  • Credit.com announces “best balance transfer card” as part of Best Credit Cards in America series.
  • TrueOffice announces $3 million raised in Series A financing.  Catch their demo at FinovateEurope in February.
  • Access Development launches “Savings Across America” customer incentive product.
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.

Bridge Community Bank Becomes First in the U.S. to Adopt TASCET’s Financial ICONN

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Identity verification expert TASCET announced today that Bridge Community Bank has become the first bank in the U.S. to adopt its Financial ICONN solution.

Account holders at the Iowa-based bank can request their own Financial ICONN at the bank’s three locations:

    • Mount Vernon
    • Solon
    • Mechanicsville

To take advantage of Financial ICONN, a customer must provide their name, address, date and country of birth, gender, two Fingerproofs and a Faceproof. Using this data, Financial ICONN assigns the consumer a Financial Security Number that is used for authentication in future transactions.

To learn more about TASCET, watch its FinovateSpring 2012 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– January 22, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNetbanker reports: SmartyPig Launches OneClick, Goal-Based Savings Account Browser Plugin.
  • Bridge Community Bank becomes first in the U.S. to adopt TASCET’s Financial ICONN.
  • EZBOB offering interest-only small business loans to online merchants.
  • Fenergo‘s FATCA solution featured in Datamonitor.
  • ING BusinessMobile for iOS and Android leverages Comarch Mobile Banking.
  • Corduro wins partnership, investment from Shopforbags.com.
  • Standard Chartered Bank launches “Remote Causes” to promote charitable giving through Internet Banking.
  • Ribbit Capital initiates $100 million venture capital fund.
  • Dwolla brings government payments partnership to Iowa.
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– August 21, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThreatMetrix announces availability of the latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Defender Platform.
  • Dashlane wins Two Awards for Innovation in Data Privacy and Personal Data at DataWeek. Come to FinovateFall to see Dashlane’s demo.
  • PaySimple appoints Sue Heilbronner as Chief Revenue Officer. See PaySimple’s demo at FinvoateFall next month.
  • Taulia provides e-invoicing & supplier self-service capabilities to a select group of suppliers for large enterprises, free of charge.
  • Credit Union Times reports Geezeo reaches 100 clients.
  • 2 Minute Finance interviews TASCET at FinovateSpring 2012.
  • E-Loan partners with Credit Karma, Lending Club, and SimpleTuition.
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– July 9, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTechCrunch reports HelloWallet brings its PFM to Android.
  • Tradeshift announces Supplier Choice Movement.
  • TASCET uses Financial ICONN technology to mitigate tax return fraud.
  • Timesfreepress.com features Rebirth Financial.
  • ProfitStars recognized as 2012 Microsoft ISV-Windows Azure Partner of the 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.

TASCET Helps Financial Institutions Identify Customers by Using Fingerproofs

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Afterwards, TASCET demonstrated how Financial ICONN enables financial institutions to use biometrics to identify customers:
“Financial ICONN is a digital representation of a person’s identity as confirmed through TASCET’s Identity Infrastructure. Financial ICONN gives financial institutions a means to identify their customers without relying on Social Security numbers, virtually eliminating identity fraud and the use of synthetic identities.
Customers activate their Financial ICONN within each institution with whom they do business by providing two Fingerproofs, a Faceproof and limited biographic information. Once activated, consumers regain their privacy because ICONN verifies their identity when conducting transactions or accessing financial information. Financial ICONN allows financial institutions to give customers a personal firewall and engages them in the fight against fraud.”
Product Launched: May 2012
HQ Location: Madison, WI
Company Founded: March 2005
Metrics: $16 million in equity capital raised, 33 full time employees
Website: tascet.com
Introducing Larry Aubol (Founder & CEO), Rocky Alam (CTO), and Lynnea Krajco (Social Media Director)

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