Thinking Capital & Flybits Make Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Canada Awards

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Deloitte last night announced the winners of its Technology Fast 50 rankings, and two Finovate and FinDEVr alums made the cut.

The Technology Fast 50 awards, which are split across three categories, recognize achievements and evolution in the Canadian tech sector.

THinkingCapitalHomepageFirst up is Thinking Capital which achieved a Fast 50 award*. This award lists the 50 fastest growing Canadian technology companies based on the highest percentage of revenue growth over the past five years.

Thinking Capital’s alternative lending platform has helped more than 10,000 SME’s gain access to capital. The company offers merchant advances and term loans up to $300,000.


 

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 11.03.18 AMFlybits was listed among 11 others in the Companies to Watch category, which is based on the same criteria for the Fast 50 award without requiring the company to be in business for 5 years.

Flybits helps financial institutions deliver a more personalized mobile experience by leveraging all aspects of a user’s context.

*Qualifying companies must have: headquarters in Canada, been in business for at least five years, revenues of at least $5 million, their own proprietary technology, research and development activities in Canada.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Thinking Capital and Flybits earn Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Canada Awards”
  • “ID Analytics, Payfone Win at 2015 Fierce Innovation Awards”

Around the web

  • American Banker features PayActiv in a look at budgeting apps.
  • Let’s Talk Payments presents a roundup of wealth managers turned robo-advisers, including Nutmeg.
  • Yodlee features how DoubleNet Pay enables automatic bill pay and financial health for employees.

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.

FinDEVr Live: Thinking Capital on Using Software for Underwriting, Compliance

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ThinkingCapitalLogoThinking Capital is the leader in the Canadian alternative lending space, leveraging technology to be at the forefront of the fintech industry. Since 2006, the company has helped more than 10,000 small- to medium-sized Canadian businesses reach their full potential. By combining their people and technology, Thinking Capital is transforming the way business owners get the capital they need to grow.

To build or not to build
This Q&A session with Thinking Capital’s Pat Forgione, CTO, and Anthony Lipschitz, CSO, will delve into how a leading fintech organization uses SAS software to create a proprietary platform that facilitates underwriting, decision making, compliance and more.

Key takeaways:

  • How fintech developers can use technology to create unique competencies in finance
  • How to decide whether to build, outsource or customize fintech solutions
  • How a leading fintech organization can use SAS software to create a proprietary platform

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Presenters:

Pat Forgione, CTO
Forgione joined Thinking Capital in 2013 after spending almost 20 years in the brokerage industry. As Thinking Capital’s CTO, Forgione is responsible for the positioning of the technology footprint, building a secure infrastructure aimed at providing state-of-the-art SaaS solutions to the financing market.

Anthony Lipschitz, Chief Strategy Officer
LinkedIn | @ant_lipschitz | alipschitz@thinkingcapital.ca
Lipschitz is a senior executive with a track record of successfully raising venture capital and creating value for shareholders. Prior to joining Thinking Capital, Lipschitz led StubHub as their Canada Country Manager. Anthony is a start-up mentor and has built businesses in South Africa, New York and Toronto.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “What’s Trending at FinovateFall?”

Around the web

  • PayPal’s new PayPal.me gives users a customized URL to request money.
  • BigRentz and Kabbage partner to offer equipment-rental financing.
  • Forbes: “PayPal’s Small Business Lending ‘Accelerating‘ On The Way To $1 Billion”
  • EVO Payments purchases Citigroup’s merchant-acquiring business in Mexico.
  • ThetaRay launches its new credit-risk model for online lenders. See ThetaRay at FinovateFall 2015 in September.
  • Boku sells its pay-by-call business to DaoPay.
  • YA partners with InComm to enhance client program delivery.
  • Expensify now enables users to import Items from QuickBooks Online and use them in place of categories for expenses on policies.
  • Kony opens new company headquarters in Austin, Texas.
  • Adobe’s mobile marketing platform is combining Adobe Analytics and Adobe Target, to help app developers and marketers better understand, attract, and retain users. Come see Adobe’s live demo at FinovateFall.
  • itBit adds former NYDFS general counsel Danny Alter as chief compliance officer and general counsel.
  • First Internet Bank unveils Eyeprint ID authentication from EyeVerify for its mobile banking app.

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: Thinking Capital

FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateToday begins our FinDEVr Preview blog series. On 6/7 October in San Francisco, 60 companies will present their latest developer tools, tips, and integrations. Register today and don’t miss out.

To Build or Not to Build: This Q&A session with Pat Forgione, Thinking Capital’s CTO, and CSO Anthony Lipschitz will delve into how a leading fintech organization uses SAS software to create a proprietary platform that facilitates underwriting, decision making, compliance and more.

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Why it’s a must-see
This presentation will highlight how fintech developers can use technology to create unique competencies in finance, and help them make the decision of building, outsourcing or customizing tech solutions.


Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Preview posts:

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Narrative Science Enhances Quill Engage for Google Analytics”
  • “Klarna makes U.S. Debut with New Overstock.com Partnership”

Around the web

  • Thinking Capital announces back-to-school contest for SMBs.
  • Holvi launches Supercharge, a secure and fast way to move money.
  • Pymnts: PayPal could see a 40% jump to $46/share if recent investments pay off.
  • Vogogo is now live with bitcoin-exchange, Coinbase.
  • Prosper taps Parker Barrile as new chief product officer.
  • TSYS to process credit and debit card portfolios from Metro Bank as part of new payments agreement.

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.