Finovate Alums Win Honors at Fintech Innovation Awards

Congratulations to the fourteen now and soon-to-be Finovate alums recognized by the Fintech Innovation Awards 2015. Four alums took home top honors in their categories.

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Nutmeg won two categories: “Fintech Marketing Campaign of the Year” and “Fintech Startup or Early Stage of the Year”. Nutmeg CEO Nick Hungerford was also a finalist in the “Fintech Leader of the Year” category.

Jumio won the “Anti-Fraud/Security Initiative” category. Making its Finovate debut last month at FinovateEurope 2015, Yoyo won in the “Mobile Commerce and Banking” category. And INETCO,  which will make its Finovate debut at FinovateSpring 2015 this May in San Jose, won the “Data Solutions” category.

Other Finovate alum finalists were:

Held at The Brewery in London, the FinTech Innovation Awards recognize accomplishments in global finance and payments technology. In addition to recognizing achievements by individual companies and CEOs, the event also honors collaboration via its “Project Implementation Team” and “FinTech Deal of the Year” awards (Finovate alum Dwolla was a finalist in the latter for its partnership with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange).

The Fintech Innovation Awards 2015 were held in association with bobs guide and paymenteye. Read more about the event.

Alumni News– February 27, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgWired column looks at LoopPay and the evolution of digital wallets.
  • Silanis Technology partners with Box to help the cloud storage and file sharing specialist provide financial services.
  • Bank of the West to offer photo billpay courtesy of technology from Fiserv and Top Image Systems.
  • Finovate Debuts: Novabase Puts Watson-Powered Wizzio to Work Boosting Sales and Productivity.
  • Mainstreet reviews top roboadvisors including Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, FutureAdvisor, SigFig, Motif Investing, and LearnVest.
  • Prosper partners with Western Independent Bankers to offer consumer loans to unattractive borrowers.
  • Tech City News features video highlights from FinovateEurope 2015.
  • That Was Easy: Staples to Use Lendio to Power Small Business Lending.
  • Daily Fintech looks at programmable bank trends via APIs from Fidor, Open Bank Project, Yodlee, and Xignite.
  • AlleyWatch interviews MaxMyInterest CEO and founder Gary Zimmerman.
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.

Alumni News—February 17, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTop Image Systems partners with Hanse Orga to offer capture-enabled accounts receivable payment processing for SAP & ERP.
  • QuantConnect LEAN Engine now 100% open source.
  • JetPay to support WePay’s launch in Canada.
  • LifePay acquires iboxPro, expands into Asian markets.
  • Fast Company names Motif, Likefolio, Fidor Bank, LendUp, Blooom, and LearnVest in the top innovative companies of 2015 in personal finance.
  • PluraVida selects Dwolla to process transactions between media suppliers and buyers.
  • CNBC interviews CEO Michael Carter, BizEquity, on its business-valuation service.
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.

Alumni News– January 20, 2015

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgACI Worldwide partners with ATM provider LD Systems.
  • Nutmeg hires former Google financial search ad specialist, Scott Eblen, as Chief Product Officer.
  • Azimo customers can now send money to another eight West African countries.
  • The American Bankers Association endorses PFM and BFM platforms from Geezeo.
  • New app from no-fee, no-branch BankMobile is powered by Malauzai Software.
  • Wall Street Journal’s top tools for retirement planning features BillGuard, blooom, HelloWallet, MaxMyInterest, Mint, True Link Financial, and Yodlee.
  • Check out our latest CEO interview: Global Debt Registry CEO Mark Parsells Brings Transparency to Debt Ownership. 
  • Top Image Systems and SQN Banking Systems deploy signature verification project at Singapore bank.
  • TechVibes highlights Trulioo founder, Stephen Ufford.
  • Integrity now offers CardFlight mPOS to its merchant customers.
  • Credit Karma now has more than 35 million members, accounting for 16% of US population with an open credit profile at a major bureau.
  • Continuity named one of Connecticut’s 2015 Best Places to Work.
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.

Alumni News– December 16, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTop Image Systems announces closing “six-figure eFLOW5 deal” with leading Asia-Pacific bank.
  • ACCESSbank to deploy turnkey insurance agency courtesy of Insuritas.
  • Klarna payment solution now integrated into ekmPowershop.
  • D3 Banking partners with ProfitStars to offer iPay Consumer Bill Pay.
  • Pymnts interviews Jingit, Spreedly, and TSYS CEOs on what they think will make or break 2015.
  • Pymnts: PayPal Loan Program to Compete with Lending Club.
  • ShopKeep gives free NFC reader to new customers wanting to accept ApplePay.
  • Finovate Debuts: EyeLock’s Myris Device Authenticates Using Iris Identification.
  • Arroweye Solutions to Provide Debit and Prepaid Card Production to DMS Bank & Trust Ltd. 
  • ZenPayroll now lets companies match employees’ charitable donations.
  • Arxan Integrates With IBM Security AppScan and Trusteer Products.
  • Mint launches bill pay and management platform.
  • Entersekt Receives Honorable Mention in 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication.
  • Interactions closes strategic deal to acquire AT&T Watson speech recognition and natural language understanding platform.
  • Consumer Reports features AnchorID, Betterment, Blooom, EverSafe, FutureAdvisor, iQuantifi, MaxMyInterest, and Wealthfront in its column, “Bright Ideas for a Prosperous 2015.”
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.

Alumni News– November 19, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgeFLOW Crowdbridge from Top Image Systems voted one of the three best ECM Solutions for 2014.
  • Technocular interviews WePay founder and CEO, Bill Clerico.
  • Allied Payment Network launches its new small business payments solution, BizPay.
  • Kapitall and Motif Investing both referenced in Investment News column on data visualization.
  • Kahuna Payment Solutions chooses e-SignLive by Silanis, bringing e-signatures into its lending platform for retailers.
  • Syd Youth partners with CSI globalVcard to promote Spend Secure.
  • Banking 20/20 interviews EyeVerify EVP of Global Sales & Marketing, Chris Barnett.
  • Silicon Republic features Fenergo software developer, Marcio Duarte.
  • Business Insider reviews FutureAdvisor.
  • Credit Sesame wins IMA Outstanding Achievement Award in Financial Services.
  • FinovateEurope 2015 Presenting Companies Revealed. Get Your Ticket this Week for Very Early Bird Pricing!.
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.

Alumni News– November 6, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSmartphone checkbook app MagicMony powered by VerifyValid. Read our CEO interview with VerifyValid CEO Paul Doyle here.
  • Pymnts.com takes a look at how innovators like Mitek, Top Image Systems, and Kofax are dealing with mobile deposit fraud.
  • Sramana Mitra interviews Avoka CEO Phil Copeland for the One Million by One Million Blog.
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.

Alumni News– October 8, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgXpenditure brings in $1.25 million in funding.
  • Pymnts interviews Mike Laven, CEO of Currency Cloud.
  • WePay launches WePay Clear to powers payments invisibly from the backend.
  • TSYS upgrades CentreSuite, its online self-service solution for commercial cardholders.
  • LSC deploys Cachet Financial Solutions’ Select Mobile Money Platform for LSC’s CU Money prepaid card users.
  • Investment News features Personal Capital.
  • Actiance integrates with PeopleLinx to facilitate social media adoption.
  • Hospitality Marketing Concepts selects Arroweye Solutions to deliver personalized rewards cards and welcome kits.
  • Top Image Systems announces relocation of TIS America’s headquarters to Plano, Texas.
  • In a funding round led by CME Group, Dwolla raised $9.7 million in new capital.
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.

Top Image Systems Showcases its Omni-Channel Approach with GlassCapture and MobiFLOW

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2014.

Starting off FinovateFall 2014 with a bang is Top Image Systems, demoing Glass Capture and MobiFLOW.

“We’re demonstrating an integrated part of omni-channel approach to capturing the necessary information in the enrollment and account-opening process. Showcasing the flexible and extensible Mobile SDK and Webservices APIs in MobiFLOW on the server, the demo shows a sample bank application that a retail or commercial banking officer might use on a tablet while wearing Google Glass to capture information from documents typically used in the account-opening process. While showing only a few examples, we are also discussing how Google Glass leverages the same technology in TIS’ in-market mobile phone and tablet solutions, allowing a user to easily switch between these devices for the best user experience.”
Presenting: Jim Charanis (Director, Mobile & Banking Solutions) & Avi Mileguir (EVP & General Manager, Americas)
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Product Launch: June 2013
Metrics: In 2013 we had annual revenue of $29M and 200 employees, and in February 2014 we raised $15M in a secondary offering following our IPO in the mid-90s.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms, licensed.
HQ: Tel Aviv, Israel
Founded: March 1991
Twitter: @TopImageSystems

Alumni News– September 11, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgArcher Daniels Midland deploys Tradeshift’s Collaborative Workflow system.
  • Coinbase opens its doors to European customers in 13 countries.
  • Dealstruck and Lendio partner to provide capital to Jidan Cleaning.
  • Oink releases v 2.0 of its app to improve mobile shopping experience and allow users to favorite retailers.
  • LightCyber partners with Check Point Software to provide breach detection and response.
  • Stitch Labs features Xero on its list of four apps for multichannel sellers this holiday season.
  • Forex Magnates takes a look at the latest upgrades to Darwinex’s trading platform.
  • Kalixa partners with Millicom to launch new payments service venture in Latin America and Africa.
  • Top Image Systems announces new subsidiary TIS Australia.
  • PYMNTS: Braintree CEO Bill Ready talks about ApplePay with MPD CEO Karen Webster.
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.

FinovateFall 2014 Sneak Peek: Part 7

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In the final FinovateFall Sneak Peek of our series, we’re showcasing nine companies: eMoney Advisor, Finovera, Luxoft, Minetta Brook, P2Binvestor, SAS Games, SelfScore, Sender, and Top Image Systems

These companies are coming to the Finovate stage in New York from all over the globe to showcase their newest fintech on September 23 and 24. Tickets are going fast; get yours here to be a part of it.
Want to see more of what to expect at FinovateFall? Here are some companies you may have missed:

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With eMoney Advisor, if you’re a salesman with a practice selling products, it’s not for you. eMoney is built for advisors running a business based on relationships.

Features:
    • With EMX, you’ll work smarter, not harder
    • Integrations and ease of use are the future
    • eMoney’s latest technology will define advisor success
Why it’s great:
With so many enhancements, it’s easy to focus on eMoney’s features–but it’s more important to remember the benefits: eMoney solidifies the advisor/client relationship.
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Presenters:

1) Chad Porche, Senior User Interface Designer  
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2) Kyle Wharton, Director of Business Development  


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Finovera is transforming Online Bill Pay into holistic personal financial management with eBills and payments at its core designed for banks and credit unions.

Features:
    • Receive, view and pay all bills – on bank site
    • Enables bill pay with credit cards – Banks get paid for offering Bill Pay
    • Great user experience – simple, convenient, attractive and mobile
Why it’s great
Transform your bill pay from cost center into revenue center

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Presenters:

1) Purna Pareek, Founder and CEO
Pareek is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of the company. He founded Finovera to bring simplicity, efficiency and convenience to household bill and information management.
2) Amanda Zepeda, Marketing Manager  


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Luxoft’s Horizon is a cutting-edge data visualization framework for financial institutions. It enables executives to quickly identify and resolve problems in multiple domains such as risk and regulation.

Features:
    • A fast and intuitive access to data
    • Ability to collaborate across roles and teams
    • Radically shortens the decision-making time
Why it’s great:
Horizon – executive dashboards that give you back control. There is no need to hide.
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Presenters:

1) Przemek Berendt, Global Marketing Vice President
Global Marketing Vice President at Luxoft (NYSE: LXFT) responsible for its B2B, B2E, and CSR strategies. Berendt led Luxoft’s winning presentation at Finovate London 2014.
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2) Fabrice Aresu, Head of Business Support Group

Aresu is Luxoft’s Horizon Product Manager, focusing on Advanced Data Visualization; he worked 15 years in Finance & Risk software, at Thomson Reuters and Oracle.





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Minetta Brook’s KNEWSAPP allows trading and investment professionals to take advantage of news related market inefficiencies by surfacing tickers, topics, and stories that are currently developing in the news.

Features:
    • Track news, blog & tweet VELOCITY around your portfolio tickers, in real-time
    • Use its linguistics based STORY SCORES to prioritize what you read
    • Get to key active topics quickly, with STORY DNA
Why it’s great:

Track news, blog and twitter stories as they develop, well before they become headlines.
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Presenters:

1) DB (Deepak) Bharadwaj, Founder & CEO
Technology pioneer at Microsoft & Sun. Built and ran multiple multi-hundred million dollar businesses. Over 20 years of technology expertise with specialty in operations & turnarounds.
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2) Viplav Nigam, Head of Engineering

Built & ran NASDAQ’s trading system. Developed ultra low latency news feeds for trading at RTT News. Over 20 years of financial technology experience.





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P2Binvestor (P2Bi) is a crowdlending platform for receivables-backed working capital that is supported by a crowd of accredited investors.

Features:
    • Integrates with QuickBooks Online (API sync)
    • Streamlines the online application and lending process
    • Facilitates better account management and underwriting
Why it’s great:
P2Binvestor makes it really easy for borrowers to apply, get funded, and grow their credit line as their business evolves. Up to $5MM available.
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Pressenters:

1) G. Krista Morgan, President and Cofounder
Morgan has an extensive background in digital marketing and account leadership for blue-chip brands at some of London’s top interactive agencies. COO for P2Binvestor since 2012.
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2) Clay McIlrath, CTO

McIlrath is a seasoned technologist with more than a decade of experience developing software applications and working with start-up companies. 



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SAS Games’ TiViTz College $avings Game-a-thon is a fully automated, easy-to-use, market-disrupting, patent-pending, activity-based fundraising tool for children’s college savings.

Features:
    • Complements existing financial savings vehicles
    • Creates new college savings accounts and relationships
    • Enhances CRA outreach and provides a marketing tool for consumer and business banking 
Why it’s great:
The Game-a-thon provides families a solution to afford higher education by significantly increasing children’s savings, while improving their math skills and financial literacy.
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Presenting:

1) Siobhan Mullen, CEO
Former aerospace executive and Special Adviser to the NASA Administrator, experienced high-tech entrepreneur in launch services, satellite communicatio
ns and data distribution.
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2) Steve Scully, President

Serial entrepreneur and investor with a focus on children’s education through games, inventor of the TiViTz educational games and tournaments.

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SelfScore is a disruptive consumer analytics solution that supplements FICO scores and informs a wide array of data-driven decisions.

Features:
    • SelfScore measures consumers in better ways using more information
    • Online profiles, phone data, and questions inform the score
    • Providing insights to users and contextual information to businesses
Why it’s great:

SelfScore uses a proprietary algorithm to attain a more timely and accurate picture of consumer behaviors that benefit both consumers and businesses.
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Presenters:

1) Kalpesh Kapadia, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kapadia’s professional career in finance and technology spans 20 years. Before co-founding SelfScore, managed Equanum Capital, a technology fund, from 2007 to 2012 and was the WSJ #1 Analyst in 2005.
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2) Michael Hallinan, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Hallinan’s professional career spans more than 12 years of strategic innovation. Before co-founding SelfScore, he worked at U.S. CyberCommand and consulted Wall St. firms while at Booz Allen Hamilton.

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Sender is the first messenger for businesses, enabling direct chat communication with customers. Sender – like Google’s Search Bar with endless possibilities. Sender – the last and only app.

Features:
  • Creates 2-way communication of business with customers like in usual chat
  • Provides possibility for businesses to create business processes without developers and endless softwareApps updates
Why it’s great
People communicate with each other via chats with similar interfaces. Businesses communicate with people via apps with various unique interfaces and user experiences. 
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Presenters:

1) Kristina Chaiykovskaya, Department Head of E-business in PrivatBank
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2) Maria Gurina, Liqpay Business Development Manager at PrivatBank 

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3) Egor Avetisov, Creative director at Sender 


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Top Image Systems’ next-generation mobile image capture and processing solutions, like GlassCapture, are designed to make account opening, bill payment and other mobile-initiated process simple and fun!

Features:
    • Optimal user experience leads to customer loyalty
    • Upfront validation ensures the image is correct 
    • Perfect image capture enables straight-through processing in the backend
Why it’s great:
FIs that establish a reputation for mobile innovation are likely to benefit in the future from greater market share and more loyal customers.

Alumni News– September 2, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMobile payments app from BBVA earns more than 250,000 downloads since launch last December in Spain.
  • Knox Payments picks up $625,000 in venture round funding. See them demo at FinovateFall 2014 in New York this month.
  • Issuer Direct chooses Top Image Systems to drive incoming document automation.
  • P2P lender, SocietyOne, to offer free credit scores to customers.
  • MicronotesCross-Sell interview marketing platform now automatically reports Net Promoter Score.
  • Advanced Merchant Payments 1 of 8 fintech startups to enter the FinTech Innovation Lab in Asia-Pacific.
  • Jumio and IDology announce partnership to enable verification via government-issued ID in card-not-present situations.
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.