Finovate Alumni News– March 22, 2013

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  • Fathead launches Virtual Piggy youth friendly payment system.
  • Fiserv processed more than 10 mil loan applications in 2012.
  • CNN Money lists Personal Capital as 1 of 5 best apps to invest smarter.
  • Temenos announces acquisition of compliance technology firm, TriNovus.
  • IRA Reviews
    takes a look
    at the fee and commission structure of TradeKing after the merger with Zecco.
  • VoiceTrust brings voice biometrics technology to USoft.
  • TSYS executive wins award at CPI Global Awards for Excellence in Commercial Cards and Payments.
  • Crackberry.com highlights Pageonce for BlackBerry 10.
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– June 8, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBillGuard adds premium fee-based options.
  • National Journal examines how Simple (formerly BankSimple) is disrupting traditional banking.
  • USA Today considers whether the Zecco/TradeKing deal could bring changes to online investing.
  • Spectrum explains how ZipZap enables customers to pay online transactions using cash.
  • Holvi reveals beta account activity.
  • Planwise lands $200K in seed funding.
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– May 17, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSoMoLend raises $1.17 in Seed Funding.
  • TradeKing and Zecco announce agreement to merge.
  • The Economist names CurrencyFair as an option for transferring money abroad.
  • The Economist looks at how Wonga, Mint, SaveUp, and ReadyForZero use Big Data.
  • Xconomy reports Kony Solutions receives $15 mil in Series C financing.
  • Finextra reports SafetyPay takes e-commerce cash payment service global.
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– April 5, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSocial Lending Network reports Prosper quietly adds 3 new search filters.
  • CUinsight reports Credit Union of the Rockies joins SaveUp.
  • VentureBeat looks at PayPal’s new pricing model and suite of mobile products.
  • Money One FCU of Maryland introduces BancVue’s Kasasa.
  • Yodlee launches MoneyMovement, partners with Zoho.
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– April 2, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFiserv wins Celent’s XCelent Award for enterprise-wide compliance solutions.
  • USA Today Money columnist recommends TradeKing & Zecco as platforms for investing in stock.
  • Productive Web Apps features CoverHound.
  • The Seattle Times discusses the benefits of BillGuard.
  • Braintree’s payment gateway available for Magneto users.
  • Prosper adds 13 new loan categories for borrowers.
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– March 23, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgeMudhra partners with Monitise to help launch mobile payments service.
  • Credit Karma profiles SaveUp. Come see SaveUp at FinovateSpring in May.
  • David Stone, CashStar CEO, named business leader of the year.
  • VentureBeat explores PayPal Here’s packaging.
  • ChargeSmart blog looks at what’s behind Dynamics smart cards.
  • AcceptEmail and PostNL enter into a strategic partnership.
  • Meniga takes its PFM to Australia.
  • Lighter Capital makes borrowing even easier by launching Design-A-Loan.
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 Best of Show Winners: 2007 to Present

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We recently looked back at Finovate’s Best of Show Awards archives and wanted to share the list of the 41 award-winning companies.

Here’s the Best of Show history that stretches back to 2007, the inception of Finovate:

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Held October 2, 2007
Mint: Online PFM for individuals
Mortgagebot’s Mortgage Marvel: Mortgage marketplace
Prosper: P2P lending network
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Held April 29, 2008
First ROI (now BancVue): Develops products and services for community financial institutions
Jwaala: Provides software solutions to help financial institutions compete
Zecco: Online stock and options trading
Zopa: P2P lending network
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Held October 14, 2008
CheckFree: Online banking platform 
Credit Karma: Provides a free and easy way for consumers to understand, monitor and monetize their credit profile
Mint: Online PFM for individuals
Neosaej’s MoneyAisle: Platform where banks compete in live auctions for an individual consumer’s business 
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Held April 28, 2009
BillShrink (now Truaxis): Provides a free cost-savings tool that saves consumers money on everyday bills
Prosper: P2P lending platform
Silver Tail Systems: Predictive analytics to prevent fraud abuse
SimpliFi: A web service that allows anyone to create and update their own financial plan
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Held September 29, 2009
BancVue’s Kasasa: national checking/ savings account brand for community financial institutions
Credit.com: Provides free interactive tools, education, and unbiased comparisons of quality financial products and services
Digital Insight from Intuit: Provides on-demand banking services to help financial institutions serve clients
Silver Tail Systems: Provides online fraud detection platform 
Yodlee: Provides personalized financial solutions to financial institutions
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Held May 11, 2010
Bobber Interactive: Money management platform for youth
Expensify: Online and mobile expense report platform
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Wikinvest: A platform for investors to share trading tips
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Held October 4-5, 2010
Betterment: Investment account for savings management 
BillShrink (now Truaxis): Loyalty rewards provider
Bundle: Provides socially informed money management for individuals
Dynamics: Produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
PayNearMe: Cash transaction network for the underbanked
SecureKey: Token-based authentication technology
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Held February 1, 2011
eToro: Social investment network
Finantix: Provides sales and advice solutions for financial services 
Liqpay: Payments platform
Meniga: Online PFM for financial institutions
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Held May 10-11, 2011
BancVue: Develops products and services for community financial institutions
BankOns: Mobile app offering consumers real-time savings at local merchants
Dwolla: Online, mobile, and social peer-to-peer payment platform
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Mitek Systems: Provides apps for smartphones that allow users to deposit checks and pay bills via their devices’ cameras
PayNearMe: Cash transaction network for the underbanked
Wikinvest: A platform for investors to share trading tips
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Held September 20-21, 2011
BillGuard: People-powered antivirus for bills
Dynamics:  produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
eToro: Social investment network
FamZoo: Online “virtual family Bank”
FeeFighters: Platform that simplifies the process of choosing a merchant account provider
LearnVest: Online PFM for women
Offermatic: Targeted online offers provider
oFlows (Purchased by Andera in 2011): Multichannel paperless solutions for account openings
Personal Capital: Online financial advisor helping people manage their investments
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Held February 2, 2011
Cardlytics: Transaction-based rewards
Dynamics: produces and manufactures intelligent powered cards
eToro: Social investment network
Nutmeg: Online investment manager that democratizes saving and investing

Finovate Alumni News– February 24, 2012

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  • Independent research firm names ThreatMetrix a strong performer in risk-based authentication.
  • Tagit announces the latest release of its proprietary Mobility Platform for mobile commerce & payment services in Asia, Middle East & Africa.
  • Zecco releases its mobile app for iPhone & Android.
  • FX Empire awards eToro as best social trading platform.
  • Visa & Monitise sign deal with India’s second largest private bank, HDFC, to introduce mobile money services nationwide.
  • On Deck launches On Deck Express, loans up to $25,000 in as fast as 24 hours.
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– December 22, 2011

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  • Best Buy Canada & Future Shop are the 1st major retailers in Canada to offer eGift Cards via CashStar.
  • The Street interviews Zecco CEO, Michael Raneri.
  • Fox News interviews Dwolla CEO Ben Milne about the startup’s business model.
  • PayPal partners with Fandango to allow users to purchase movie tickets using PayPal.
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.

Zecco Unveils its New Trading Center

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In an effort to provide the best value in online trading, Zecco unveiled its new Trading Center today. 

The upgrade includes:

    • Extended hours trading
    • Conditional orders
    • Pre-configured options trading strategy

The user interface displays charts, balances, quotes in real time, and a trade ticket to help users act on investment decisions in a timely manner.

It is also preparing ZeccoUX.jpgfor the release of iPhone and Android apps.

To learn more about Zecco, watch its FinovateStartup 2008 demo.