Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Moven Partners with CommonBond and Payoff for Customer Loan Refinancing”
  • True Potential Scores Significant Investment from FTV Capital”

Around the web

  • MoneySummit interviews Brock Blake, Lendio CEO and founder.
  • PYMNTS interviews CSI globalVCard about trends guiding the evolution of payments in fleet.
  • AdExchanger considers Cardlytics use-cases.
  • WealthSuite from Temenos goes live at Nordea Bank Luxembourg.
  • Compass Plus earns PCI DSS version 3.1 certification.
  • ISCS integrates eSignLive into its SurePower Innovation modern enterprise suite.

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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Kantox Picks Up $11 Million in Series B, Doubling Total Capital
  • Guide Financial Acquired by John Hancock Financial

Around the Web

  • Misys unveils its in-memory analytics engine, FusionBanking Insight.
  • True Potential launches its Apple Watch app.
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia begins testing Ripple as intra-bank transfer solution.
  • Michigan-based Isabella Bank to deploy workflow suite from Jack Henry & Associates.
  • Lending Club CEO talks about the brand-building benefits of going public.
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory partners with eSignLive from Silanis Technology for end-to-end digital e-contracting.
  • Bankless Times features Avoka and its friction-minimizing, customer-onboarding technology.
  • PayPal to provide Touch ID support for its iOS app.
  • Gold Bullion International announces expansion into Asia.
  • eBay partners with Taulia to launch Preferred Supplier 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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Debuts: PhotoPay’s BlinkOCR Recognizes Data by Context.
  • Finovate Alums Win Gold, Silver, and Bronze at PYMNTS Innovation Awards 2015.

Around the Web:

  • PYMNTS interviews DealStruck CEO & Co-founder about how the startup works with traditional banks. Come see DealStruck demo at FinovateSpring 2015.
  • BBC News features BehavioSec’s behavioral biometrics security.
  • iZettle integrates with Xero to keep business’ sales, VAT, deposits & processing fees updated with accounting.
  • Consumers Credit Union deploys online, mobile, and tablet banking solutions from Digital Insight.
  • Arxan Technologies earns finalist spot in Info Security Product Guide’s Annual 2015 Global Excellence Awards.
  • Gartner’s CRM Vendor Guide 2015 features Comarch.
  • Robb Gaynor, chief product officer for Malauzai Software, talks about plans for an Apple Watch app. See Malauzai demo its technology in San Jose at FinovateSpring 2015.
  • True Potential launches True Potential One to help investors consolidate and simplify their finances.
  • The Economic Times feature on mobile banking quotes BankBazaar.com CEO Adhil Shetty.
  • Dealstruck appoints Ryan Campbell as Vice President of Sales.
  • Quantopian-supported research to be published in Stocks & Commodities magazine.
  • Oink featured on NBC 24 Today’s Money Monday 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– December 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 Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMoney Facts looks at how TransferWise helps consumers save on money transfer fees.
  • Huffington Post features Matthew Goldman of Wallaby Financial in a conversation on credit card strategies for travelers.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews LoopPay Chief Technologist George Wallner.
  • A comparison between Stockholm and Silicon Valley in The Independent highlights Klarna.
  • Virtual Agent Chat checks in on post-acquisition IntelliResponse.
  • Cardflight’s SwipeSimple joins MasterCard mPOS providers.
  • News.com.au reports: How Xero went from a scribbled figure on a serviette to a $2 billion company.
  • Crealogix and Meniga create Digital Bank and PFM Solution for BNP’s Consors Bank.
  • peerTransfer named 2014 Winner of BostInno’s 50 on Fire Award.
  • Forbes lists Holvi as 1 of 5 Finnish startups to watch.
  • Programmable Web considers how Open Bank Project’s API brings more openness to banking internationally.
  • Ayondo launches ad campaign on 2 major German TV networks.
  • Business Insider features Betterment, Financial Guard, FutureAdvisor, Jemstep, Personal Capital, SigFig, TradeKing, and Wealthfront in a look at the growth of robo-advisors.
  • BrightScope releases its Top 30 401(k) Plans List.
  • Management Today profiles David Harrison, managing partner at True Potential.
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 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.jpgFinovate Debuts: Knox Payments Leverages ACH to Reduce Payment Costs for Merchants.
  • Financial Times’ Ian McKenna takes a look at his “gadget of the fortnight”: True Potential Investor.
  • Wired.co.uk features digital fingerprinting technology from Trustev.
  • GoBank users now able to activate cards through banking app without starter kit.
  • FreeAgent expands Self Assessment filing to ease pain for SMEs.
  • Google Cloud Platform releasing SDK in Java for using Cloud Dataflow under an open-source license.
  • American Banker names online marketplace lending, such as Lending Club and Prosper, the innovation of the year.
  • InComm partners with Edenred UK, an employee benefits and solutions provider.
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 3, 2014

  • iQuantifi announces million-dollar angel investment.
  • LendingTree unveils its small business loan marketplace with loans from $5,000 to $1 million.
  • Young Adult Money explains how to invest using Motif Investing.
  • Betterment reaches 50,000 customer milestone.
  • SK Planet promotes its Bluetooth Low Energy powered mileage app, Syrup, in Seoul.
  • True Potential announces the launch of 15 new, open-ended investment company funds in Q1 2015.
  • Bank of South Pacific to deploy ACI Proactive Risk Manager from ACI Worldwide to help protect against fraud.
  • Klarna to invest $100 million over the next three years to launch its payments systems in the U.S.
  • Finovate Debuts: Loyal3’s Stock Investments Democratizes Access to Stocks and IPOs.
  • Entrepreneurial Finance Lab gets a new look.
  • Pymnts features conversation with Currency Cloud’s Chief Commercial Officer on how they modernize money movement.
  • Coinbase now enables some customers to hold USD balances in their Coinbase wallets.
  • Time names Braintree’s Venmo as 1 of the top 10 apps of 2014.
  • Blockchain issued a .SSL certification.
  • TechVibes features Trulioo’s new design.
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 25, 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.jpgFenergo wins Outstanding Achievement in International Growth award from Irish Software Association.
  • Global Debt Registry launches Debt Lookup, a free online service for consumers.
  • Eastern University chooses ACI Worldwide to power its payment plan and tuition payments.
  • Monitise, FreeAgent, True Potential, and Nostrum Group earn spots in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50.
  • Pymnts.com: PayStand takes eChecks to the next level.
  • Finovate Debuts: PayItSimple’s Financing Tool Gives Customers Extra Time to Pay for Goods, Interest-Free
  • Pymnts considers Mitek’s growth and future plans.
  • ProfitStars launches behavior-driven marketing capabilities with Kernel.
  • Western Heritage Credit Union hires Insuritas to install their insurance agency for the CU’s 10,000 members.
  • Actiance announces enhanced voice recording for Microsoft Lync 2013.
  • Billhighway takes “Triple Crown” in Workplace Culture Awards with #6 rank on Crain’s Cool Places to Work List.
  • Temenos positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic
    Quadrant for International Retail Core Banking.

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.

Alums Earn Spots in Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

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With FinovateEurope 2015 just around in the corner, it was nice to begin the week with news that a quartet of alums have been named to the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 for 2014.

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 ranks the 50 fastest growing technology companies over the last five years based on revenue growth. David Halstead, Deloitte partner leading the Tech Fast 50, noted that software companies were “showing particular strength” this year, with the largest number of entries coming from this group.

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Technology and financial services provider enabling mobile banking and payments
HQ: London
Founded: 2003
Growth rate: 2,639%
“With so many fast-growing technology companies emerging over the last few years, to be ranked among the top 15 in the UK for four years running is a tremendous achievement. This can be credited to our fantastic team based in the UK and beyond . . . who are creating, launching, and maintaining market-leading services for our clients around the world every day.” 
Lee Cameron, Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy CEO

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Small business cloud accounting systems provider
HQ: Edinburgh
Founded: 2007
Growth rate: 1,274%
“Being recognized in the Deloitte Fast 50 list is a great accolade in itself, but being listed for two years in a row is a tremendous achievement. It’s a real testament to the hard work of our team, our continued growth as a company and the rising number of passionate and loyal customers who are using FreeAgent to manage their small business finances.”
Ed Molyneux, CEO and C0-Founder

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Financial services company providing technology and business solutions
HQ: Newcastle upon Tyne
Founded: March 2007
Growth rate: 837%
“The UK is facing a savings crisis where people are not saving the amount they need for a comfortable retirement. At True Potential we believe in making saving and investing simple and more accessible using cutting edge technology, so this recognition is particularly rewarding.” 
David Harrison, Managing Partner

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Developers of automated loan management technology
HQ: Harrogate
Founded: August 2001
Growth rate: 812%
“Making the Technology Fast 50 for the second consecutive year is a significant accomplishment for us and another proud milestone in our journey. This year we were named in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for the first time, and we’ve also just heard that, once again, we’ve been accepted for FinovateEurope 2015 which is a premier platform for FinTech businesses like ours.” 
Richard Carter, Chief Executive
Speaking of FinovateEurope 2015, join Nostrum Group and 70 other fintech innovators for our upcoming conference in London on February 10 and 11. Click here to get your tickets and take advantage of special early bird pricing.
And for more information on the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, click here for an extensive info graphic that provides growth comparisons between the 2013 and 2014 winners, sector and regional breakdowns, and more.  

True Potential’s ImpulseSave Leverages Micropayments to Boost Investment Savings

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

All the way from the United Kingdom, here’s wealth management and financial advisory innovator, True Potential.

“ImpulseSave is our most significant innovation to date. This first-of-its-kind technology, unique to True Potential, allows clients to make micro payments into their investments whenever and wherever they choose. With the touch of a button, clients can top up any investment vehicle that isn’t housed within a bank. They can add as little as 1 pound or as much as need to keep their investments on track or to reach their financial goals faster. Until now, if people had 20 pounds or less to spare, they would be unlikely to invest it due to the effort it would take to do so. But now, it’s fast and easy and we are demonstrating how, using our technology, it all adds up for a better future.
Presenting: Daniel Harrison (Sr. Partner) & Paul Outterside (Head of Mobile Applications)
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Product Launch: March 2014
Metrics: For complete information about the True Potential Group of Companies, please read our latest “True Colours’ 2013 Annual Report at tpllp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/True-Colours-Annual-Report.pdf.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Founded: March 2007
Website: tpllp.com
Twitter: @TruePotential_

Alumni News– September 9, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgGet Connected: Join the FinovateFall 2014 Community on Bizzabo.
  • PYMNTS.com talks with TSYS executive Paul Bridgewater on the importance of tokenization in payments.
  • Nostrum Group earns spot in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100.
  • True Potential launches Investor on Android Wear smartwatches. See True Potential demo at FinovateFall 2014.
  • London Evening Standard profiles wealth management innovator, Nutmeg.
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.