FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVrNY16-V2(wdate)We’re taking our FinDEVr developer showcase to New York on March 29 & 30, 2016. Register today.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • In the U.K., PayPal Here SDK reveals first eight business partners.
  • Quartz asks, “Should Venmo Buy a Bank?”

Alumni updates

  • MX inks multi-year data-aggregation deal with USAA.
  • NAB Asset Servicing selects Thomson Reuters as its preferred data partner.
  • HuffPost Business features SimplyTapp and Kontomatik in its list of the five most useful APIs in the financial world.
  • Mitek elects CEO James B. DeBello as Chairman of the Board.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVrNY16-V2(wdate)We’re taking our FinDEVr developer showcase to New York on March 29 & 30, 2016. Register today.

Developer news

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters

  • Aerospike unveils version 3.7 of its NoSQL database.
  • Mitek to combine its Mobile Verify solution with fraud prevention and risk management technology from IdentityMind Global.
  • Wallaby’s Chrome 2.0 provides access to credit card advice in the browser.
  • Markit acquires systems integration technology from JP Morgan.

Alumni updates

  • VISA launches consumer transaction controls for card-issuing FIs.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Venmo Processes $1 Billion in January

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If there was ever a question if Venmo has achieved mainstream status, today’s news has the answer: The startup – owned by online payments processing company Braintree, which PayPal purchased for $800 million in 2013 – just exceeded $1 billion in payments processed in the month of January, the highest volume in a single month.

This is more than 2.5x the volume Venmo processed in January 2015 and more than 10x the amount processed in 2014.

Venmo’s short blog-post announcing the news doesn’t comment much on the achievement, other than to say, “We thought this was a pretty big milestone, so we wanted to share it with you.”

GametimeVenmoThe startup’s peer-to-peer payments service is popular among millennials. It enables users to link their debit card to the platform to transfer money for free; paying with a credit card carries a 2.9% fee. PayPal CEO Dan Schulman reports the average user sends money through the app several times weekly.

This week’s announcement comes on the heels of Venmo’s report that it plans to start monetizing its service by opening Braintree’s iOS v4 SDK and Android v2 SDK to U.S. merchants. Payments will be free for end users, and merchants will be charged 2.9% plus $0.30 for each transaction. Food delivery service Munchery and event ticket seller Gametime (pictured right) are piloting the program with a limited number of beta users.

Braintree debuted Venmo Touch at FinovateSpring 2013. More recently, at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015, PayPal’s Justin Woo discussed how developers can increase checkout conversion.

You can catch Braintree’s latest presentation to developers at FinDEVr New York 2016 next month. Register now to save your seat or send your developer.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • Akamai’s New Bot Manager Offers Insight into Bot Activity.

Around the web

  • Morocco-based microfinancier, Albaraka implements core banking system and CRM from Infosys Finacle.
  • Aerospike unveils version 3.7 of its NoSQL database. Aerospike returns to FinDEVr on 29 & 30 March 2016 in New York City.
  • TransferTo forges partnership with Vodafone Group to bring real-time international money transfers to M-Pesa Mobile Money accounts.
  • LoanNow begins reporting loan repayment behavior data to TransUnion.
  • Taulia partners with supplier information management solutions company Lavante.

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

  • Mitek Partners with Harland Clarke to Improve RDC Security”
  • Pindrop Raises $75 Million for Phone-printing Authentication”

Around the web

  • Gate City Bank ($1.9 billion in assets) chooses DNA core account processing platform from Fiserv.
  • Powered by FIS, the Venture Center is now accepting applications for its VC Fintech accelerator.
  • Venmo adds in-app merchant payments.
  • Algomi wins Risk Magazine’s “Trading Technology Product of the Year for the Buy-Side” for a second year in a row.
  • Experian enhances Small Business Credit Share program.
  • Credit Karma surpasses milestone: serves 50 million users who use Credit Karma to manage $3 trillion in debt.
  • Check Point releases new hardware to address cyber security and protection.

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.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVr2016-NY-(Stacked)V2Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to check out coverage from our recent developer conference in San Francisco. We’re taking the fintech developer tool showcase to New York on 29/30 March 2016. Stay tuned for details.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters

  • Fortune: How Venmo plans to make money.
  • PayPal and Aramex partner to create www.ishoptheworld.com, a one-stop cross-border marketplace.

Alumni updates

  • InComm acquires TibiDono, Austria-based marketing and gift card distribution company.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

Around the web

  • Wipro appoints Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO and member of the board, and names TK Kurien as executive VP.
  • Top Image Systems announces quarter-million-dollar eFLOW5 upgrade project of Hong Kong subsidiary of a top-ten Chinese bank.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Peter Burridge, Hyperwallet CRO and president.
  • PYMNTS interviews WePay’s Global Vice President of Sales and Success Kurt Bilafer about customer intimacy in online commerce.
  • Fortune: How Venmo plans to make money.
  • PayPal and Aramex partner to create www.ishoptheworld.com, a one-stop cross-border marketplace.

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

  • “Finovate debuts: RedCloud Technology Helps Financial Institutions Build Regulatory Compliant Products”
  • “PRUDENA Launches Online Marketplace for Stock Market Research”

Around the web

  • PYMNTS looks at Akimbo’s next venture, Akimbo Now.
  • Dealstruck crosses the $100m mark.
  • Deluxe Corporation celebrates its 100th birthday by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
  • PYMNTS interviews Michael Garrity, co-founder and CEO of Financeit.
  • Inside Big Data interviews Dr. Venkat Krinivasan, CEO of RAGE Frameworks.
  • The Financial Brand’s Ron Shevlin takes a look at the future of Venmo.
  • InvestinGoal provides a free eToro base course to help introduce new investors to social trading.
  • Strands brings its PFM solution to Temenos Connect and Mobile Internet Banking.
  • Geezeo builds custom financial event app: Life by Geezeo.

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

  • “InforcePRO Rakes in $4 Million Following Finovate Debut”

Around the web

  • Jumio brings its ID verification technology to Loot, a prepaid card and money-management app.
  • Let’s Talk Payments looks at the Venmo-powered Ledge, a mobile P2P lending app.
  • CardFlight mPOS solutions certified by First Data to accept EMV chip card payments.
  • Re/code profiles Twilio as part of its new “Lunches with Unicorns” series. Join Twilio’s Authy at FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco next week.
  • Fortune Magazine lists OnDeck on its list of 100 Best workplaces for millennials.
  • Hyperwallet’s founder, Lisa Shields, wins EY Canada’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award.
  • FamZoo wins The People’s Choice Award at FinCon15.

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

  • “Kreditech Raises 82 Million in Series C Investment Led by J.C. Flowers”
  • “Ellevest Pulls in $10 Million from Morningstar”

Around the web

  • Ripple Labs and Coinbase are highlighted in this infographic on how banks are using blockchain technology.
  • Let’s Talk Payments takes a look at Aire and its alternative approach to credit scoring.
  • Venmo is featured along with nine other top bill-sharing apps.
  • Emerging Payments Awards selects Hyperwallet as a finalist for the Best Corporate/Government Payments Program award for 2015.
  • Kony to offer enterprise mobility cloud solutions to Etisalat.
  • Forbes: Nordea selects Temenos and Accenture to undertake the first major comprehensive European core-banking replacement in years.
  • ChicagoInno features Morningstar’s HelloWallet’s Best of Show win at FinovateFall.
  • PayPal unveils its chip-card reader in the U.S.
  • Hyperwallet counts down to next week’s FinDEVr developer conference. Come see Hyperwallet at FinDEVr, 6/7 Oct in San Francisco.
  • COO Connect calls Blooom, the future of retail savings.

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.