Alumni News– October 27, 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 Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFeedzai and Encap Security team up to combine behavioral profiling with device credentialing to build better security for banks and merchants.
  • CB Insights lists Nutmeg, TransferWise, The Currency Cloud, and Azimo among the 10 top fintech startups from the UK.
  • The Guardian Money section looks at peer-to-peer lender including Zopa.
  • TWiST (This Week in Startups) interviews FutureAdvisor Co-Founder and CEO Bo Lu.
  • Prosper reaches $2 billion, reaching the second billion dollars in just 6 months.
  • Payment processing solutions provider, Bill2Pay, partners with PayNearMe to digitize cash collections.
  • The Australian Business Review features Matt Symons, SocietyOne co-founder.
  • EVO* Snap launches mPOS Solution Supporting Apple Pay and EMV Globally.
  • MedicalMine and Bluefin Partner for Integrated Patient Payments.
  • Check out our feature on Xignite: Inspiring the Future of Finance with Easy and Speedy APIs
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 24, 2014

  • Smarty Pig featured in Washington Post column on ways to save on holiday gift shopping.
  • Wealth Management.com talks with Motif Investing CEO Hardeep Walia on tech trends in the financial services industry.
  • TransferWise and CurrencyFair are highlighted in Forbes review of ways to save on foreign currency exchange.
  • Bob’s Guide profiles cloud-based market data provider, Xignite.
  • Technology Tools for Today interviews Tom Nally, president of TD Ameritrade Institutional.
  • Pymnts interviews EVO Snap* CEO Peter Osberg about Apple Pay.
  • Fitsmallbusiness.com highlights OnDeck, PayPal, & other Finovate alums as small business lending innovators.
  • D3 Banking brings in $7 million, with $3 million more on the way.
  • ABA Banking Journal looks at Karrot, the automated online lending service demoed by Kabbage last month at FinovateFall 2014.
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 14, 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.jpgFinovate Debuts: Malauzai Software.
  • Cross County Savings Bank to deploy DNA account processing platform from Fiserv.
  • Apps from MasterCard and Deluxe earn spots in PaymentsSource’s “8 Wallet Apps That Go Beyond Payments.”
  • Arxan and Xamarin extend Mobile Application Protection to developers.
  • Coinbase hires former Sr. adviser to Homeland Security & Gov’tl Affairs Committee, John Collins, to head gov’t affairs.
  • Equities.com interviews Prosper.com’s Ron Suber regarding CFGE, Peer-to-Peer Lending and Working with Big Banks.
  • RBS partners with Taulia to offer dynamic discounting with e-Invoicing to corporate customers.
  • Backbase named a visionary in the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2014.
  • Holvi accounts now use International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs).
  • Forte Payment Systems announces new partnership with The Master’s Touch, LLC to power eNoticesOnline bill presentment service.
  • Visa Europe partners with edo to make its performance marketing platform available to 500 million European bankcards.
  • Xignite teams up with FactSet to provide fundamental market data from the cloud.
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.

FinDEVr 2014: Xignite Shows How Its APIs Can Help Businesses Succeed

This post is part of our live coverage of FinDEVr San Francisco 2014.
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Then, Xignite presented its market data APIs.

Kick-Start Your FinTech Business with Xignite Market Data APIs
Xignite powers hundreds of breakthrough FinTech apps and platforms – touching millions of investors & finance professionals each day. Learn how Xignite can help you kick-start your FinTech business, fuel your growth, and power your success with our easy-to-integrate financial data APIs.
Presenter: Stephane DuBois (CEO & Founder) and Anand Viswanathan (Software Engineer)
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About:
Xignite is the pioneer of cloud-based market data APIs & the data provider for leading FinTech innovators Betterment, FutureAdvisor, JemStep, Motif Investing, Personal Capital, Robinhood, SigFig, Stocktwits, The Currency Cloud, Wealthfront, Yodlee and more. From end-of-day stock quotes to spot rates on currencies, our APIs cover every asset class, market and data type available and are ideal for integrating data into FinTech mobile apps, websites, and platforms. 
Website: xignite.com
Twitter: @xignite

FinDEVr Preview: Eshtapay, EVO Snap*, Intuit Partner Platform, and Xignite

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In the weeks ahead of FinDEVr San Francisco, we’re taking a closer look at the companies that will share their technology through presentations and workshops on September 30 and October 1.

Today, we have two installments. In the first, we looked a Avoka, Financial App, Incomm, and Xero. In part two, we’re featuring:

There’s still time to pick up your ticket to join in on the first event for fintech developers.


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Eshta develops and operates Eshtapay as a financial platform that can act as online payment system, e-wallet, escrow system, and self-service payment terminal back-end. Eshtapay (due to its very flexible architecture) is a Swiss-Army knife for the online banked and unbanked alike.

Keynote: Eshtapay: The Financial Swiss-Army Knife
Eshtapay is directly operated in Ukraine and Egypt and also used online from Dubai to France to power self-service payment kiosks, service vending machines, service marketplaces, and ATMs. With less than 6 months time to market for deployment, Eshtapay exhibits remarkable versatility and efficiency.
Workshop: Eshtapay: 80M People Market Case Study
Eshta CEO Catalin Braescu is offering a detailed break down of the customization and deployment of Eshtapay for the 80-million-person Egyptian market. Expect a colorful presentation, Indiana Jones situations, breakneck deadlines, and a Hollywood happy ending!
Why it’s great for developers:
    • Suspiciously easy to integrate
    • Dangerously fast to deploy
    • Tempting pricing

Your company + Eshtapay = fast access to billions of developing world consumers.



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EVO Snap* is a one-stop shop for application integration, merchant underwriting and international payment processing. Our developer platform provides single-integration access to omni-channel payment processing and value-added services through one API – making it easy for developers to support merchants.

Keynote: DIY Offers and Rewards – Closing the Digital Loyalty Loop

Description: Activate and deepen relationships with customers by linking consumer data with payment and marketing services to create customized loyalty programs, card-linked offers and real-time rewards at point-of-sale.

Workshop: DIY Offers and Rewards API – A Look Under the Hood

Get up close and personal with the EVO Snap* Connect offers and rewards API and discover how to integrate offer publishing and card-linked redemption services into your loyalty app. Learn how to leverage pre-built service modules and explore options for making your bank/app portal more valuable to merchants by offering detailed retail analytics. We’ll crack open the API, review available data, and offer up sample code.

Why it’s great for developers:

  • Simple, fast & easy-to-use payment APIs & integration tools
  • Simplify merchant activation & approval
  • Expand your global footprint and EMV readiness

Acquirer, Processor & Technology Partner – All-in-One. EVO Snap* is a one-stop shop for application integration, merchant underwriting and international payment processing.


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Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) is an open platform that enables developers to integrate with rich financial and transactional data through REST-based APIs and offers unparalleled reach to millions of small businesses through Intuit Apps.com.


Keynote: The Small Business Opportunity
The importance of small business to the global economy can’t be denied. With 600 million small businesses worldwide, the opportunity to drive their success is huge. Reach millions of small businesses by developing for Intuit QuickBooks Online, an open platform for developers that taps into the power of QuickBooks and the cloud. With partners from Square to American Express to Vend, QuickBooks Online allows Intuit and its ecosystem to simplify the business of life for millions of small businesses.
Workshop: Intuit’s Financial Data APIs: Getting Started With the Best Platform to Connect to Small Business and Consumer Financial Data
QuickBooks Online (QBO) has the largest small businesses audience in the world and the QBO API opens up this valuable market to partners and developers like you. The Customer Account Data (CAD) API is the same API that powers Mint.com giving you access to transaction data from over 19,000 financial institutions. In this session we will review the QBO and CAD APIs.
This session is best for developers looking to serve small businesses and accountants.
Key Takeaways:
  • What the QBO Platform offers to you as a partner and developer
  • How to start integrating with the CAD API so you can get started quickly
Why it’s great for developers:

    • QB Apps.com reaches millions of qualified SMB customers & accountants
    • You can easily connect your SaaS app to SMBs
    • Extend the power of QB to handle multiple jobs
Through IPP, developers can extend the power of QuickBooks, join Intuit’
s ecosystem of applications, and tap into millions of existing SMB customers.

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Xignite is the pioneer of cloud-based market data APIs & the provider for leading Fintech innovators Wealthfront, StockTwits, Robinhood & Yodlee. Our APIs cover every asset class, market & data type available & are ideal for integrating data into FinTech mobile apps, websites, and platforms.

Keynote: Kick-Start Your FinTech Business with Xignite Market Data APIs
Xignite powers hundreds of breakthrough FinTech apps and platforms – touching millions of investors & finance professionals each day. Learn how Xignite can help you kick-start your FinTech business, fuel your growth, and power your success with our easy-to-integrate financial data APIs.
Workshop: Power Your FinTech Apps with Xignite Market Data Cloud APIs
Come see how easy Xignite makes it to add virtually any type of financial market data into your app and why the top FinTech start-ups are Xignite customers. Get first-hand experience calling Xignite REST APIs for pricing, reference, and historical market data. Novices and experts are welcome; Xignite experts will be on hand to answer any questions and explain basic concepts (i.e. how to call a REST API) and share best practices (i.e. using our open-source SDKs).

Why it’s great for developers:
• Get going now with our special startup pricing 
• Get to market first – thanks to our easy APIs 
• Huge catalog of market data to fuel your growth
The flagship FinTech companies are winning with Xignite. Shouldn’t you be too?


If you missed any of the previous FinDEVr Preview posts, check them out below:

FinDEVr Preview: Yodlee Interactive

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In the weeks leading up to our inaugural FinDEVr conference, we’re taking a look at the more than 40 speakers who will be making presentations. Click here to see the full agenda.

First up is Yodlee Interactive. Yodlee was a presenter at the first Finovate event in 2007, and continues that tradition by being a big part of the inaugural FinDEVr. In addition to its keynote address, Yodlee will deliver three workshops on the second day (see below). 

For more information on FinDEVr, the first event for fintech developers, coming to San Francisco on September 30, visit FinDEVr here

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Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation. More than 600 companies globally, including seven of the top ten US financial institutions, rely on Yodlee to power personalized financial apps and services for millions of consumers, driving retention, engagement, and revenue. 
Leveraging the industry’s largest data platform, Yodlee also delivers real-time insight into consumer behaviors to create more dynamic interactions – anywhere, anytime, on any device.
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Yodlee Interactive is focused on making the Yodlee platform available everywhere that entrepreneurs, partners, and developers building digital financial apps and services can use to create value. As the architects of a new digital ecosystem, Yodlee Interactive optimizes the wisdom of the financial technology crowd to create, catalyze, and distribute innovations faster through an open and secure data API. 
Used by hundreds of companies, both small and large, Yodlee Interactive is the horsepower behind today’s coolest and most personalized digital experiences.
At FinDEVr, Yodlee Interactive will be giving a keynote address and will provide three workshops for builders. The titles, topics, and presenters for the keynote and workshops are below.
Keynote: Demystifying the Yodlee Data
What is the Yodlee platform and what value do the Yodlee Interactive APIs open up to developers?
 
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Joseph Polverari

Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Yodlee;
Founder & General Manager, Yodlee Interactive
Joe Polverari is focused on making the Yodlee platform available everywhere that value can be created by entrepreneurs, partners, developers building digital financial apps and services. 
Joe is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, holds a juries doctorate and degree in Economics from Santa Clara University.
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Cheung Tam

Director API Product Management, Yodlee
Previous to Yodlee, Cheung served as Senior Product Manager, Developer Platform at Intuit. Cheung is a technologist with advanced degrees in business and engineering and has over 15 years of development, product, and project management experience.
Workshop Session #1
How to Build an App with Financial Data: Hands on help from Yodlee Interactive and the hot app builders who are leading the charge.
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Anita Hayrapetian

Senior Solutions Engineer, Yodlee Interactive
Anita is a customer focused sales engineer with in-depth technical knowledge and superior presentation and interpersonal skills. Successfully developed and deployed more than 20 major projects including auction, e-commerce and ERP systems for global computer component re-sellers.
Session also features Cheung Tam and Guest Developers.

Workshop Session #2
Yodlee’s Instant Account Verification (IAV) API for Managing Risk and Fraud
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Lori Martel

Vice President, Platform Product Management, Yodlee
Session also features Jayasree Iyer and Guest Developers

Workshop Session #3
Supercharge your Apps with Wealth Data from Yodlee & Xignite
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Deviprasad Kocherry

Product Manager, Yodlee
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Al Chang

Chief Technical Officer, Xignite
Look forward to our next FinDEVr Preview featuring TD Ameritrade Institutional next week.