Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Raises $11.6 Million.
  • SigFig Appoints Anne Morrissey as its First CFO.

Around the web

  • Modo taps Matt McBride as its new Chief Information Security Officer.
  • eToro to end commissions for U.K. customers trading on its platform.
  • Avaloq joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.
  • Kofax launches its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 10.4 solution.
  • Vymo wins FICCI (The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce) Award for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.
  • TurnKey Lender opens new office in Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

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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  • Jack Henry & Associates Inks Deal with First State Community Bank.
  • Salt Edge Teams Up with UK-Based PFM App Emma.

Around the web

  • Fintech solution provider Ninth Wave announces full support for FDX API within its Ninth Wave Platform.
  • Global investment platform OurCrowd marks $1 billion raised milestone.
  • Optimove launches Optimove Streams to give markets insight into campaign performance testing.
  • Former Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers joins Averon’s advisory board.

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 Global: Vymo Launches in Vietnam; ZagTrader Helps FIs Go Crypto

As Finovate goes increasingly global, so does our coverage of financial technology. Finovate Global: Fintech News from Around the World is our weekly look at fintech innovation in developing economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Middle East and Northern Africa

  • ZagTrader and BeQuant team Up to help institutions go crypto.
  • Temenos partners with Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi bank.
  • Emirates NBD to work with Intellect Design Arena for a planned digital transformation of its transaction banking platform.

Central and South Asia

  • BankBazaar announces partnership with Ujjivan Small Finance Bank for Personal Loans.
  • Victoria Commercial Bank Kenya goes live with corporate banking technology powered by i-exceed’s Appzillon.
  • Aurora interviews Bernhard Klemen, international partner with venture capital fund Sarmayacar on opportunities for venture financing for Pakistani fintech startups.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • German challenger bank N26 announces plans to expand to Brazil.
  • BBVA Colombia looks at its role in helping promote fintech innovation in Peru. In Spanish.
  • FXCompared profiles Argentina-based PayPal rival, MercadoLibre.

Asia-Pacific

  • Leading Vietnam-based consumer finance firm, FE Credit, chooses Vymo’s AI-powered personal sales assistant.
  • Bambu and CredoLab earn spots on Fintech News Singapore’s 29 Hottest Fintechs in Singapore 2019 roster.
  • Accenture and nCino partner to better serve FIs in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions.

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Tymebank goes live with core banking tech from Mambu.
  • Nigerian digital banking solution provider TeamApt raises $5.5 million in funding.
  • South Africa’s Standard Bank to launch private cloud-based distributed ledger platform for payments and settlement.

Central and Eastern Europe

  • Russia’s Tinkoff Bank joins the country’s Faster Payments System.
  • Ukraine finishes its pilot project, begun in December, in support of its national digital currency, the e-hryvnia.
  • UK-based Rimilia and Association of Credit for Central and Eastern Europe to promote adoption of AI-based technologies to automate AR in the CEE region.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Veridium’s InMotion Uses Behavior Analytics for Authentication.
  • FinovateGlobal: Vymo Launches in Vietnam; ZagTrader Helps FIs Go Crypto.
  • FinovateEurope Demo Videos Are Live!

Around the web

  • HackerOne announces that one of its bug bounty hackers is the first to top $1 million in bounty awards.
  • Equifax extends its partnership with the Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE).

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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  • SpyCloud Scores $21 Million in Round Led by Microsoft’s M12.
  • Temenos Partners with Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank.
  • Tymebank Goes Live with Core Banking Tech from Mambu.

Around the web

  • NICE Actimize partners with crypto finance company Circle to deploy its market surveillance technology.
  • Silvergate Bank to deploy Finastra’s Total Payments, leveraging the API-enabled solution to support payment processing.
  • Leading Vietnam-based consumer finance firm, FE Credit, chooses Vymo’s AI-powered personal sales assistant.
  • Bambu and CredoLab earn spots on Fintech News Singapore’s 29 Hottest Fintechs in Singapore 2019 roster.
  • GreatHorn announces capability to detect credential theft involving Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite.
  • Identitii joins the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BAIN).

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

  • CuneXus Starts New Year Signing its 100 Customer.
  • Credorax Partners with Temenos to Enhance Payment Services.

Around the web

  • Zurich Topas Life, part of Zurich Group, selects Vymo as its sales productivity solution.
  • Modo powers new loyalty solution from FIS, Pointopia.
  • Baker Hill announces major 2018 milestones.

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.

Vymo Joins Bangkok Bank Accelerator Program

Vymo, a personal assistant for sales professionals, will join Bangkok Bank’s accelerator program, Bangkok Bank Innohub. The 12-week program will provide startups with mentorship and strategic guidance from financial professionals. The process is designed to guide companies toward securing a proof of concept with Bangkok Bank and making a pitch for investment by the program’s end.

“We are excited to be chosen for the Bangkok Bank Innohub program. This is a great opportunity for us to work closely with various stakeholders of one of the largest banks in the region and will enable us to innovate at scale,” Vymo CEO Yamini Bhat said.

Vymo’s technology helps boost the productivity of sales teams, increasing conversion percentages, turnaround time, and sales activity per opportunity. The platform detects the sales representative’s actions automatically, capturing contextual data from phone calls, meetings, emails, and messages.

Vymo then generates actionable insights from the data, letting sales reps know who on their client lists to engage and how, keeping sales managers informed of sales rep activity and progress, and informing sales directors on how best to allocate resources to achieve the best possible sales outcomes.

Above: Vymo Head of APAC Anurag Srivastava demonstrating the company’s platform at FinovateAsia 2018.

The mobile-first, AI-based app is adaptive, learning from the performance of the best sales reps in the organization. Deployed with more than 75,000 sales professionals and achieving a daily average usage of 85%, Vymo has provided companies with a positive revenue impact of 3% to 10%.

One of the largest commercial banks in Thailand, Bangkok Bank has more than 1,165 branches in its network, including 32 international branches in 15 markets in Malaysia and China. The bank’s accelerator program, Bangkok Bank Innohub, operates in collaboration with international venture firm Nest and Bualuang Ventures.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Bangalore, India, Vymo demonstrated its personal assistant for sales professionals at FinovateAsia 2018. Last spring, the company announced an expansion into the APAC region with the hiring of Anurag Srivastava, who was previously Head of Finance for Kofax. More recently, Vymo was shortlisted at the Zurich Innovation Championship and won the Best Fintech Startup award at Plug and Play, Singapore.

With more than 35 deployments at global corporations such as Allianz, Generali, and HDFC Bank, Vymo has raised $5 million in funding. The company’s investors include Sequoia Capital India and Microsoft Accelerator Bangalore.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finding Fintech’s Future in Emerging Europe.
  • Vymo Joins Bangkok Bank Accelerator Program.

Around the web

  • Temenos forges strategic collaboration with Bloomberg.
  • Optimove unveils Streams, a new solution to help measure the impact of marketing campaigns.
  • Entersekt adds digital identity and business development expert, Jennifer Singh.
  • Former head of trade and supply chain finance at Finastra David Hennah joins iGTB.

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.