Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • A Score for Socure: The Digital ID Company Lands Funds from Santander.
  • Digital Payments Guardian from Prairie Cloudware Goes Live at Multibillion Dollar Regional Bank.
  • Tradeshift Unveils Go,the First B2B Virtual Assistant for Managing Business Expenses and Travel.
  • With Ripple, Seven Banks Test Out the Blockchain.

Around the web

  • TSYS and Equinox team up to launch semi-integrated EMV payment solution for Value-Added Resellers.
  • Forbes column on “millennial money mistakes” features Kapitall.
  • iQuantifi founder and CEO Tom White writes about goal-based selling for BankDirector.com.
  • Accusoft wins spot in 2016 SD Times 100 for its innovations in software development.
  • Prairie Cloudware’s Digital Payments Guardian mobile wallet goes live with multi-billion dollar regional bank.
  • Fintech profile interviews Cloud Lending CEO Snehal Fulzele.
  • Fiserv launches Notifi to deliver actionable alerts.

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

  • “Bento for Business Banks $7 Million in New Investment”
  • “FT Partners New Research Report on Digital Wealth Management Features a Dozen Finovate Alums”

Around the web

  • Daily Fintech profiles Kreditech in a feature on the future of consumer banking.
  • CNN features Betterment, Wealthfront, and StockTwits in a list of the 10 best investing apps.
  • Spend Matters takes a look at the latest investment in Tradeshift and what it means for innovation in the procurement industry.
  • Oren Levy, Zooz CEO, writes in mobile payments today about the rising deployment of mobile wallets in developing markets.
  • Baseventure wins Red Herring Top 100 North America award.

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.

Tradeshift Closes $75 Million Series D Round, Boosts Valuation to $500 Million

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Invoicing and cash flow management platform Tradeshift pulled in $75 million of new funding this week, bringing the total to north of $200 million since its 2010 launch.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Tradeshift’s valuation now stands at $500 million.

Data Collective led the round; additional contributors include HSBC, American Express Ventures, Notion Capital, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, and Pavilion Capital. Data Collective’s co-managing partner and co-founder Matt Ocko will join Tradeshift’s board. The San Francisco-based company will use the funds to “serve a wider range of global customers” by increasing user adoption by boosting growth of sales, product, and engineering operations.

Tradeshift is an open network that connects buyers and suppliers on a single platform to manage business processes. The company offers Tradeshift Buy for cloud-based procurement, Tradeshift Pay for accounts payable automation, and Tradeshift Risk for a lifecycle management solution. At FinovateEurope 2012, CEO Christian Lanng, co-founder, debuted Tradeshift Instant Payments, a solution that enables businesses to receive payments in real time for invoices.

In the past year, Tradeshift has seen 4X growth in supplier accounts, having added Fortune 1000 clients including Zurich Insurance Group, LinkedIn and SUEZ, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers. The company has also increased its focus on small- to medium-sized businesses, bringing its total user base to 800,000 end users; the number of businesses it serves is undisclosed.

Tradeshift saw 2.5X YOY growth in transacted value on its platform, which processes billions of dollars per month in supply-chain transactions in 190 countries. The company anticipates it will make $50 million in annual revenue this year.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Tradeshift Closes $75 Million Series D Round, Boosts Valuation to $500 Million.
  • Finovate Debuts: EquityZen Lets Wealth Managers Invest in Pre-IPO Companies.
  • Backbase Announces New CFO Leonore Van Waiij.
  • MyOrder, Wirecard Helps Power Shared Spending Functionality for GRPPY App.
  • Dyme Unveils Prototype of Facebook Saving Chatbot.

On FinDEVr

  • FICO Launches Falcon Assurance Navigator to Help Universities Monitor Federal Grant Spending.

Around the web

  • Chartis names CustomerXPs an Enterprise Solution player in the 2016 RiskTech Quadrant for Enterprise Fraud Tech.
  • Patch of Land Adds Institutional Investors to Real Estate Platform.
  • Prosper hires investment banks to explore raising more funds.
  • NuData Security Selected Best AntiFraud Solution at CardNotPresent Expo.
  • TechCrunch: Lending Robot makes Lending Club investing easy as setting screen brightness.
  • Tokbox launches its video broadcast solution for producers.
  • Banking Technology: Goldman Sachs to use technology from Infosys to power its new digital bank, GS Bank.
  • Business Insider features Finovate alums Azimo, eToro, Currency Cloud, and Zopa in list of potential future U.K. fintech unicorns.
  • True Potential wins Best Use of Technology at Money Marketing Awards 2016.
  • CreditHQ announces special freelancer rate.

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

  • “Robo-advisor Blooom Reaches $300 Million in Assets”
  • “Finovate Alums Earn Top Honors at 2016 Benzinga Fintech Awards”
  • “Finovate Debuts: Fintonic’s Mobile Banking Offers Products that Matter”
  • “NYMBUS Acquires R. C. Olmstead to Enhance Core Data Processing”
  • “Dashlane Unveils Redesigned App for iPhone and iPad”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Praesidio Rebrands as DefenseStorm”

Around the web

  • Lighter Capital brings on Jacob Colker as chief marketing officer.
  • The WSJ calls PayPal “the new face of banking.”
  • “Fragmob and CardFlight Announce Integrated Partnership”
  • Tradeshift and kompany partner to automate KYC & KYB verifications.
  • Tech Hunter looks at how the integration of CustomerXPs Clari5 with Oracle Database In-Memory benefits banks.
  • ACI Worldwide to launch its e-commerce payments solution, Up eCommerce Payments.
  • Misys joins Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) to help create a global banking IT standard.
  • Meniga to power new PFM option for CSOB group.

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

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Around the web

  • Wipro names PayPal executive Patrick Dupuis at its latest board member.
  • Tradeshift announces partnership with Chinese taxation services provider, Baiwang.
  • Bank of Ceylon upgrades core accounting processing platform and front-end teller system with technology from Fiserv.
  • Lending Club joins Millennium Alternative Investment Network.
  • Rage Frameworks deploys traceable “deep learning” tech, Rage AI.

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 Alums Make Tech Tour’s 50 High Growth European Companies

TechTourGrowth50_2016Tech Tour recognized seven Finovate alums in its 2016 Tech Tour Growth 50 (TTG50), a roster of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe. Making this year’s cut were:

Managing Director of The Tech Tour William Stevens said that recognizing these companies was important in a world otherwise focused on “the billion-dollar unicorn successes.” He pointed out that the Tech Tour Growth 50 companies had “created more than 8,000 high-tech jobs, attracted $3.5 billion of investment, and have an estimated combined valuation of $14.2 billion.”

“This is a clear demonstration of Europe’s strength, potential and competitiveness in scaling-up tech businesses,” Stevens said.

A few additional metrics on the companies of the 2016 Tech Tour Growth 50:

  • 90%: percent founded in the last 10 years.
  • 22 months: the average time from formation to first funding
  • 66%: percent with at least one U.S. investor

This year’s list was chosen by a selection committee chaired by Jean-Michel Deligny, managing director of Silverpeak Investment Bank. Serving on the committee were representatives of:

  • Accel Partners
  • Amadeus Capital Partners
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • DN Capital
  • Earlybird
  • Highland Capital Partners Europe
  • Idinvest Partners
  • The World Economic Forum.

Companies for the TTTG50 were chosen based on “innovation potential, management team, and pedigree,” as well as factors such as sales growth. Candidates were required to have a minimum of €10 million in revenue, €20 million in total funding, and a valuation of at least €100 million but less than €1 billion.

The Tech Tour was founded in 1998 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate Debuts: OutsideIQ Heralds a Revolution in Due Diligence with DDIQ for Onboarding”
  • “Stephen Ritter Joins Mitek as Chief Technology Officer”
  • “Kreditech Lands $11 Million to Close Series C Round of $103 Million”
  • “Finovate Debuts: Valuto’s Open API Offers Multi-Currency Accounts”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Destination FinDEVr: A Geography of Architects, Builders, and Engineers”

Around the web

  • CU Anytime to deploy channel management software solution from NCR and INETCO.
  • Let’s Talk Payments features Temenos, Strands, NYMBUS, and Infosys Finacle in a look at banking software companies. See NYMBUS at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • Entrust Datacard and Trend Micro team up to provide businesses with better data encryption and authentication technology.
  • American Banker features StreetShares.
  • Xerox and Tradeshift partner to deliver digital procurement and accounts payable services.

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

  • “BillGuard App Changes Name to Prosper Daily”
  • “Capitalise.com to Join Microsoft Accelerator London”
  • “CashSentinel Launches in France with SFPMEI Partnership”
  • “StockViews Raises $355k in Seed Funding; Adds Fidelity’s Balk as Chairman”

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • Poland’s mBank elects to focus on HCE for mobile payments over NFC.
  • Spain’s BBVA upgrades its ATM network to enable cash recycling.
  • TechCrunch features multiple Finovate and FinDEVr alums in its recommendations of financial products for the gig economy.
  • Mitek elects CEO James B. DeBello as chairman of the board.
  • CereTel, selects Cachet Financial Solutions to develop, deploy and manage new prepaid mobile banking platform.
  • Lendio partners with SBE Council to offer its lending resources to SMB owners.
  • Tradeshift announces MetaProcure as reseller.
  • First National Bank to install Insuritas insurance agency solution for its customers.

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:

  • BlackRock’s FutureAdvisor Collaborating with RBC Wealth Management.

Around the web:

  • LHV, Estonia’s largest domestic bank, integrates with the TransferWise API.
  • Quorum Federal Credit Union implements automated workflow solution from Jack Henry & Associates’ Symitar division.
  • FIS launches ATM TestBench, providing banks with automated testing for their physical ATMs.
  • Online trading platform Investfly integrates with the Tradier brokerage API.
  • Malauzai surpasses 1 million SmartApp downloads.
  • Product Review publishes positive assessment of Cortera Pulse.
  • Kasasa launches in-branch-sales Tool Builder with optional identity protection.

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.