Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Finovate Alums Help Represent Fintech Innovation in Israel”

On FinDEVr.com

  • “Mobeam Barcode Beaming Technology Gains Broader Integration with Samsung Pay”
  • “Up from Down Under: VIX Verify Chooses Atlanta’s Transaction Alley for Americas Headquarters”

Around the web

  • The American Genius interviews Gene Austin, Bazaarvoice CEO.
  • Ripple and Temenos partner to power direct, real-time, bank-to-bank settlements for Deloitte.
  • Ignite Sales wins Gold Stevie award for sales and marketing intelligence excellence for a second year in a row.
  • Vantiv and Payment Logistics team up to provide EMV payment solutions for Action Systems.
  • Strongsuit interviews Stuart Frankel, Narrative Science CEO and co-founder.

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

  • Credit Karma Unveils New Mobile App Design”
  • “United Capital Acquires FlexScore

Around the web

  • Striata launches Secure Document Repository solution in the U.S. marketplace.
  • Credit Karma launches redesigned iOS and Android apps.
  • Vantiv Integrated Payments announces the second phase of its Security Pays initiative.
  • KPMG recognizes ebankIT as one of its top 10 “Emerging Stars” in the global market.
  • CoinDesk looks at Dwolla and its new focus on the blockchain.

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

  • “2015: A Year in Finovate Alumni Mergers and Acquisitions”

Around the web

  • TechTarget interviews Vantiv CSO Kim Jones on “creating a culture of security.”
  • Moneystream announces plans to close its doors in February 2016.
  • Nostrum Group earns a spot in Deloitte 2015 Technology Fast 500 for the EMEA region.
  • Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana explains why 2016 will be the year P2P lending hits the mainstream.
  • Holvi is featured in this look at the top 10 startups in Finland.
  • TopFunded interviews BankersLab CEO Michelle Katics. See BankersLab at FinovateEurope 2016 in London in February 2016.
  • Credit Karma wins a spot on Fast Company’s 2015 Silicon Valley “Nice” list.
  • Emerging Prairie looks at how a local RIA is integrating Motif Investing into his business.
  • SwipeStox launches new features. Check out SwipeStox at FinovateEurope 2016.
  • Personal Capital Debuts First eBook: A Better Financial Life.
  • Backbase awarded accolades in Gartner report, Critical Capabilities for Horizontal Portals. Backbase will demo at FinovateEurope 2016.

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

  • “Finicity Acquires Aurora Financial Systems”

Around the web

  • Temenos and Accenture team up to help Nordea replace its core banking system.
  • Vantiv named as merchant services solution provider for Rabobank.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Currency Cloud CEO Mike Laven. Join Currency Cloud in October for FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions unveils its Select Mobile Money turnkey payroll program for corporate clients.
  • Checkout.com adds SafetyPay to its list of payment options for merchants in the Latin American market.
  • BankNXT encourages banks to follow the lead of Fidor Bank when it comes to “community and openness.” Join Fidor Bank in San Francisco for FinDEVr 2015.
  • Human Resource Executive Online highlights DoubleNet Pay in a look at financial wellness programs in the workplace.

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.

Vantiv Brings its Payment and Processing Solutions to the USPS

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The United States Postal Service has picked Vantiv to provide it with an array of payment solutions and processing services. The partnership will include risk and data security solutions, encryption and tokenization technology, and more.

The financial terms of the partnership were not immediately available. Vantiv says that its technology will be used at more than 33,000 USPS locations in the United States, Asia, and Latin America.

Talking about the agreement, group president of merchant and financial institution services at Vantiv, Royal Cole said that his company’s “highly flexible, scalable, and easily integrated solutions” were ideal for the kind of sizable retail customer base served every day by the USPS. “This contract with the Postal Service is another example of how the strength of Vantiv’s omnichannel commerce-solutions, innovative capabilities, and service leadership is helping us win new clients,” said Cole.

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(Left to right): Coy Christensen, VP product development, and Jesse Kunicki, development manager, for Vantiv, demonstrated TriPOS at FinovateFall 2014 in New York.

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Vantiv made its Finovate debut last year at FinovateFall 2014 where it presented its TriPOS payment-integration platform. The third-largest merchant-transaction acquirer in the United States, and the number-one PIN debit acquirer, Vantiv processes 17 billion payment transactions and more than $600 billion in volume each year. Vantiv became a public company in March 2012 (market cap $6 billion), and trades under the NYSE symbol, VNTV.

In recent years, Vantiv has launched a variety of omnichannel, e-commerce solutions such as Vantiv Mobile Checkout and Vantiv Mobile Accept in partnership with AT&T and Sprint. The company has been an active acquirer, scooping up Element Payment Services in 2013 for $163 million and Mercury Payment Systems in 2014 for $1.65 billion.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • SizeUp, Token, and Pendo Systems Win at Innotribe 2015 New York
  • Vantiv Brings its Payment and Processing Solutions to the USPS
  • Finovate Talks Payment API Security with John Canfield, VP of Risk for WePay

Around the web

  • American Banker talks with LendingRobot about liquidity in P2P lending.
  • Wallaby now has 2,700 credit cards and 500 banks in Cardbase database. Come see Wallaby at FinDEVr in San Francisco.
  • SuiteRetail joins Avalara’s community of certified solution partners. Check out Avalara at FinDEVr 2015, 6/7 October.
  • Tradier Brokerage integrates with OneOption LLC to advance options trading platform.
  • GeekWire considers Avalara’s success, including its corporate lounge, at the U.S. Open.
  • PYMNTS interviews Souheil Badran, newly appointed president and CEO of edo Interactive.
  • Nuno Sebastião, CEO of Feedzai, talks with PYMNTS about fraud detection.
  • Pindrop Security launches Pindrop Labs.
  • Financial Times lists Personal Capital in its Top 300 RIA List.
  • iBe publishes study on customer experience in banking and fostering innovation.

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

Around the web

  • Glenbrook Partners’ whitepaper features PayNearMe.
  • mBank reports that six months after launching Light Branches, basic banking product sales have tripled in Light Branches compared to traditional branches.
  • PYMNTS features comments from Blackhawk Network, CashStar, FIS, SimplyTapp, and Vantiv on social commerce.
  • MasterCard partners with Premier Bank in expansion into Somalia.
  • Nomis Solutions launches upgrade of its price-optimization suite.
  • D3 Banking announces that its solution is now available in a hosted environment.
  • Blooom CEO and co-founder Chris Costello talks about his company’s relationship with Yodlee.
  • ThinkAdvisor features eMoney Advisor, Vanguard, Wealthfront, Betterment, FutureAdvisor, and Jemstep in a column on the changing environment for financial advisors.
  • Sonavation CTO Rainer Schmitt wins award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability.
  • TechCrunch features PayPal’s Venmo office.
  • Verizon Ventures welcomes SimplyTapp to its portfolio.
  • On the Money Radio’s Steve Pomeranz 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– October 31, 2014

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  • Vantiv announces agreement to provide merchant services to MUFG Union Bank.
  • Symitar division of Jack Henry introduces Malauzai-powered Episys Anywhere.
  • Breaking Banks interviews Derek Corcoran, Founder of Avoka.
  • App Annie releases new app, VPN Defender, published by Smart Sense.
  • Currency Cloud partners with XE.com to deliver money transfer solution for business.
  • Excess Return launches new Ideas Center and Screener modules in partnership with Keytrade Bank
  • Coinbase introduces Multisig Vault to enable companies to control their private keys on Coinbase.
  • Benzinga interviews Howard Lindzon on what’s next for StockTwits.
  • Quantcha enhances stock options search engine with integrated trading from Tradier.
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.

Vantiv’s Platform Gives Developers a Single, Simplified Integration

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2014.
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Vantiv launched TriPOS, a payment integration platform:

“Introducing the next generation of simple and secure payment integration platform solutions. The PA-DSS validated application provides software developers with a single, simplified integration. 
Compatible with a wide range of hardware devices, connects to all authorization providers, supports a comprehensive suite of transaction protocols (including EMV), and removes the business software application from PCI scope.”
Presenting: Coy Christensen, VP Product Management and Jesse Kunicki, Development Manager
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Product Launch: 2014
Metrics: Public Company as of March 2012 (NYSE:VNTV), 3,300 Employees, 2013 
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through other fintech companies and platforms
HQ: Cincinnati, OH
Founded: 40 Years of Payment Processing Innovation; became a Public Company in March 2012 
Performance: $1.17B Net Revenue and third largest merchant transaction acquirer in the USA
Website: vantiv.com 
Twitter: @Vantiv