Alumni News– January 21, 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.jpgYour Personal Financial Mentor profiles EZBOB.
  • BrightScope releases AdviceMatch, a free online service to help consumer choose financial advisors.
  • OnDeck Marketplace emerges from pilot program. Platform helps institutional investors buy small business loans.
  • Venture Burn takes a look at Azimo and the West African remittance market.
  • Kreditech named Germany’s leading digital innovator of the year by Focus Magazine.
  • Arroweye Solutions CEO Render Dahiya urges issuers on EMV adoption.
  • Check out FinovateEurope 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 3.
  • Coinbase Raises $75 Million from BBVA, USAA, NYSE, & Others.
  • Millennial-focused BankMobile app is powered by Malauzai Software and uses Mitek to power mobile customer on-boarding.
  • Roostify describes its experience with Yodlee’s FinDat Disruptor program.
  • PayPal to use InComm to support PayPal’s digital gifts services in Canada.
  • Yale Undergraduate selects Wall Street Survivor to help students understand investing and personal finance. 
  • Technical.ly/ Baltimore looks at how TIO Networks powers Baltimore’s online bill pay system.
  • Tradeshift wins Circular Economy Digital Disruptor Award held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • CustomerXPs and EY, a tax advisory firm, partner to help companies deal with fraud.
  • iBillionaire updates mobile app & releases new High Dividend Index.
  • Payment Data Systems to acquire Akimbo for $3 million.
  • Be sure to check out FinovateEurope Sneak Peek #2 featuring AlphaPoint, Avoka, Encap Security, investUP, Nostrum Group, and StreetShares.
  • True Link Raises $3 Million in Round Led by Cambia Health Solutions.
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 17, 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.jpgThe Jerusalem Post profiles Israeli startup, TipRanks.
  • CashStar Market Solution is now powering 150 promotions during this year’s winter holiday season.
  • Enterprising Investor highlights Betterment, LearnVest, Motif Investing, Venmo, and Wealthfront in its column on Millennials and money.
  • TechZone 360 discusses CrowdFlower in a review of “What’s Hot and What’s Not on Data Science for 2015.”
  • Yahoo! Finance features an interview with Rippleshot co-founder and CPO Yueyu Fu.
  • WingCash unveils Brand Cash, a digital currency that replaces merchant-specific gift and loyalty cards.
  • Financial Times profiles Betterment CEO and co-founder, Jon Stein.
  • After Manilla’s demise, Mint launches bill pay and bill management platform.
  • Time, Inc partners with Coinbase to accept bitcoin for subscriptions to Fortune, Health, This Old House and Travel + Leisure.
  • Tradeshift to waive 30% revenue share from organizations that build apps to support the circular economy http://bit.ly/13cY6S6
  • Wealth Management looks at the human advisors behind Personal Capital and SigFig.
  • Money Talks News lists alternative lending sites to consider: Prosper, Lending Club, and Kabbage.
  • ID Analytics names Timothy Laughlin as new CFO.
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 18, 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.jpgCoinbase to introduce bitcoin tip button to enable micropayment acceptance online.
  • Venmo users can now log in using both bank ID and Touch ID.
  • TechWeek Europe takes a look at Arxan Technologies’ State of Mobile App Security report.
  • Malaysian Digest features Azimo in a discussion on the revolution in the money transfer industry.
  • Dough Roller interviews iQuantifi CEO and Co-Founder, Tom White.
  • Business News Daily quotes Igor Gonta, CEO of Market Prophit on the importance of having a social media strategy.
  • PostFinance AG’s Monexio selects Mobino platform to help develop its own digital payment solutions.
  • SK Planet wins first prize at KPRA Awards 2014 for its filter program, Flitter.
  • Hiscox launches new digital insurance platform powered by Backbase CXP.
  • PayPal challenges Apple Pay with an app for the Pebble smartwatch.
  • The European Commission approves Tradeshift data format for government purchasing.
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 7, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMatchi opens global fintech challenge 
  • New Frontier Group to integrate BehavioSec’s behavioral authentication solution in online banking.
  • Boku acquires competitor Mopay, now covers 5 billion users.
  • BBC: Wonga to write off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers.
  • Financial Planning features FutureAdvisor.
  • Tradeshift announces new operations in Japan and Europe, new executive appointments.
  • Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) partners with InComm to leverage its POS integrations.
  • WallStreetSurvivor.com launches Financial Education Courses.
  • Vista Equity Partners to take Tibco Software private for about $4.3 billion.
  • Expensify announces $3.5 million round led by Barracuda Networks.
  • Blockchain raises $30 million in growth capital.
  • Credit Karma announces equity investment of $75 million; $1 billion valuation.
  • Spreedly announces new investment; raises $750,000 in equity financing.
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– September 10, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker: TSYS and Visa have announced their tokenization technology will support Apple Pay http://bit.ly/WIBIwx
  • Credit Sesame and Prosper partner.
  • Cachet Financial receives order from top tier credit union in the U.S. for mobile money management platform, Select Mobile Money.
  • AcceptEmail selects Worldpay to power its international e-billing solutions.
  • Trustly releases open source alternative messaging technology for FIs, BankAPI.
  • Loop co-founder and CTO George Wallner weighs in on Apple Pay in Time.com Money column.
  • Visa teams up with the National Football League to promote Visa Checkout. See Visa at FinDEVr this fall.
  • Braintree to support Apple Pay. Come see Braintree at FinDEVr this September 30 through October 1 in San Francisco.
  • Business Insider profiles Christian Lanng, Co-Founder and CEO of TradeShift.
  • Dwolla CEO and Founder Ben Milne talks about the role of Apple as a new entrant in the mobile payments 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.

    Alumni News– September 8, 2014

    • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPYMNTS.com profiles Tradeshift Co-Founder and CEO Christian Lanng.
    • ZenPayroll opens up its API to small business technology providers.
    • Silicon Republic takes a look at Trustev’s “multimillion-dollar security deal” with Radio Shack.
    • Tibco announces Engage software as a service to motivate consumers with real-time and predictive personalization.
    • Kony named “Leader” by Gartner in Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.
    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– July 7, 2014

    • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker features Tradeshift in a column on startups innovating in the small business bill pay space.
    • Credit Union Broadcast interviews Greg Ewald, VP of Marketing for Loop.
    • Zighra partners with Toyuma to launch a Kickstarter project to launch PassZweipe, a password manager app.
    • Billhighway to provide automated donation processing for The Michigan Humane Society.
    • Open Bank Project organizing Hack/Make The Bank hackathon in Berlin. Check out more builder tools at FinDEVr this Fall.
    • Bill.com, ZenPayroll, and Expensify earn spots Sqrl blog’s list of 39 apps you didn’t know could grow your business.
    • Narrative Science’s Kris Hammond is featured in Business Insider’s Technology section.
    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– July 3, 2014

    • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMisys launches new, modular core banking solution, FusionBanking Essence.
    • MicroStrategy, TIBCO listed among 16 most significant business intelligence software vendors in new Forrester report.
    • The New York Times Business Day interviews Adam Nash, CEO of Weathfront.
    • Wired Money startup pitch competition features Finvoate alums CurrencyTransfer and eToro.
    • Facebook chooses Braintree as sole payments provider for its FbStart program.
    • Tradeshift makes CPO Rising’s 2014 Hot Tech Prospect list.
    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– June 20, 2014

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBillGuard expands internationally, now available in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
    • Simple speeds up money transfers: 1 business day for xfers from Simple and 3 business days for xfers into Simple.
    • Credit Sesame attracts 1 million + users to enroll in its free ID theft protection service.
    • American Banker talks about Check in its feature on the role of mobile bill pay in helping banks retain customers.
    • Fiserv announces that its CUnify account processing platform will be deployed by United Credit Union.
    • The National Bank (TNB) in Palestine signs deal with Temenos to replace current platform with T24.
    • Check announces billpay partnership with Direct Energy.
    • Gremln raises $100,000 as participant in SixThirty Accelerator Program.
    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– June 19, 2014

    • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgIxaris announces payments “app store” for banks to allow product development and customization before making new technologies available to customers.
    • Dwolla Direct will allow users to send money without requiring fully registered Dwolla accounts.
    • Archer Daniels Midland Company to use Tradeshift’s global e-invoicing platform.
    • Taulia’s new eInvoicing Rescue Service offers free consultation for businesses whose eInvoicing and ePayment platforms are delivering unsatisfactory returns.
    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– June 3, 2014

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgOpen Bank Project organizing fintech hackathon for Rabobank in The Netherlands.
    • EFL surpasses 100,000 applications worldwide.
    • SpendMatters considers benefits of B2B products such as Taulia and Tradeshift.
    • eSignal to provide social media sentiment analytics courtesy of Market Prophit.
    • IBM partners with Concur to deliver cloud-based travel and expense management solutions.
    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 Wins Invoicing Partnership with UK National Health Service

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    Tradeshift, the online B2B networking specialist announced that it is partnering with the company that processes the 30,000 daily invoices generated by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. The Shared Business Services unit of the NHS will adopt Tradeshift’s platform, which will connect hospitals, pharmacies and surgery centers with their suppliers.

    Quoted in Computer Weekly, NHS SBS director of finance Simon Murphy said, “conceptually no one can argue with e-invoicing … nobody we’ve spoken to has not seen the sense in it.”

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    In addition to creating greater efficiencies by eliminating paper invoicing, the goal of the partnership is to help shorten the time it takes to get NHS suppliers paid. This echoes what Tradeshift CEO and co-founder Christian Lanng said during his FinovateSpring appearance in 2012, highlighting the fact that too many companies are going bankrupt because their customers fail to pay. 
    And while this specific issue may be less of a challenge for Britain’s National Health Service – or for some of Tradeshift’s other sizable customers like DHL, Intuit, and the government of France –  it does underscore how technology can help solve problems of higher credit costs, lengthening payment terms, and access to funding.
    Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Tradeshift raised $75 million in February. See a video of Tradeshift’s Finovate 2012 demo here.