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FinDEVr Silicon Valley: Looking Back, Moving Forward


With the third annual FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 only a few weeks away (and tickets still available), it’s a great time to look back and see what the FinDEVr alums have been up to this year.

From new integrations, new solutions, and new partnerships to mergers, acquisitions, and initial public offerings, we were impressed at how busy our FinDEVr alums have been. Take a look for yourself—and then be sure to save your spot at FinDEVr when it returns to Silicon Valley, October 18 & 19.

Alums presenting at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016:

Aerospike (FD15)

  • Earned a spot on the Big Data 50
  • Released version 3.8 of its database server

DefenseStorm (formerly Presidio) (FD15)

  • Rebranded as DefenseStorm
  • Ranked as one of the top 10 most promising cloud banking solutions of 2015
  • Raked in $3 milion in new funding

Entrust Datacard (FD15)

  • Named 2015 CFO of the Year—Kurt Ishaug—by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
  • Teamed up with Harman to safeguard IoT data
  • Provided instant card-issuance technology to Bank of the Ozarks.
  • Announced EMV-instant issuance milestone of more than 10 million cards in the U.S. in one year
  • Partnered with Trend Micro to bring better data encryption and authentication technology to businesses
  • Released Datacard MX Series Laser 350 with new personalization features

Envestnet | Yodlee (formerly Yodlee Interactive) (FD15)

  • Discussed thin files and the foundation of credit in a special Finovate feature
  • Forged strategic partnership with United Capital
  • Unveiled its Risk Insight API
  • Partnered with South African API marketplace, Limitless
  • Brought account aggregation and PFM tools to Australian Superannuation fund, QSuper
  • Presented the new incubator class for its Ynext program
  • Integrated with Salesforce Financial Services Cloud

Hyperwallet (FD15)

  • Helped facilitate payments to expert freelancers on OnFrontiers network
  • Added a pair of VPs: Tomas Likar (Strategy and Business Development) and Daniel Berardo (People)
  • Launched loyalty program for independent workers
  • Won Best Corporate/Government Payments Programme at Emerging Payments Awards

Modo (FD15)

  • Demoed at FinovateFall 2016
  • Connected digital payments hub with Finovate alum Klarna’s checkout solution
  • Closed $2 million funding round

MX (FD15)

  • Signed deal with Vision FCU to provide its money-management app
  • Demoed at FinovateFall 2016, became first company to win Finovate Best of Show six times
  • Partnered with fellow Finovate alum NCR to launch new money-management platform
  • Added cash-flow feature to MoneyDesktop platform
  • Powered Homeownership Preservation Foundation’s digital money-management app
  • Provided technology for fellow Finovate alum Q2’s Contextual PFM solution
  • Inked multiyear data-aggregation deal with USAA
  • Recruited first CMO, Don MacDonald
  • Honored as the Innovation Showcase Award winner by the attendees of the BAI Retail Delivery conference
  • Named by Self Lender as one of three startups that is “absolutely crushing it” in fintech

Personal Capital (FD15)

  • Offered digital wealth management for BancAlliance Member Banks
  • Hired former Yodlee CFO
  • Featured in FT Partners research report on digital wealth management
  • Announced new investment of $50 million, with another $25 million coming in 2017
  • Topped $2 billion AUM
  • Launched Financial Fitness program for employers to offer employees
  • Debuted first eBook, A Better Financial Life
  • Earned spot on first Forbes Fintech 50
  • Lowered investment minimum from $100,000 to $25,000
  • Named one of the top 100 tech companies in Colorado by Built in Colorado

SnoopWall (FD15)

  • Listed in Silicon Review as one of the 20 fastest-growing security companies

WorldPay (FD15)

Other alums

American Express Corporate Payments (FD15)

Arxan (FD15)

  • Quoted in eWeek on the problem of app security
  • Announced its Cyber Security scholarship program
  • Extended its app-security protection to Apple TV

Authy (FD15)

  • Reviewed by Developer in a look at two-factor authentication

Avalara (FD15)

  • Added to its Compliance Document Management Solution, CertCapture
  • Featured new Stripe integration, earned dual honors at American Business Awards
  • Teamed up with WooCommerce to help online merchants manage sales taxes
  • Launched LandedCost to help SME’s manage international transaction fees
  • Announced sales-tax accuracy guarantee

BehavioSec (FD15)

  • Earned recognition at 2016 European Fintech Awards in the Risk, Intelligence, and Security category

BlockCypher (FD15)

  • Announced instantaneous cross-border payments
  • Unveiled its Ethereum toolkit for developers (FD15)

Braintree (FD15)

  • Won Payment APIs category at API World 2016

CenturyLink Business (FD15)

  • Hosted SatuitCRM and SatuitCRA software as part of new partnership (FD15)

  • Named to the Forbes Fintech 50
  • Launched open-source blockchain protocol (FD15)

  • From the Tech Side: Interview with CTO PJ Gupta
  • Launched to the public

Skry (formerly Coinalytics) (FD15)

Corezoid (FD15)

  • Launched its Platform-as-a-Service core banking technology via Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Participated in Startup Grind
  • Went live in the U.S. and Western Europe

Currency Cloud (FD15)

  • Partnered with Arkea Banking Services
  • Featured by Business Insider in its list of potential future U.K. fintech unicorns
  • Hired Fiona Tee as CFO

Deluxe (FD15)

  • Celebrated its 100th birthday by ringing opening bell on the NYSE

Enterprise Engineering (FD15)

EVO Snap (FD15)

  • Partnered with Verifone to facilitate EMV payments at restaurants

Fidor Bank (FD15)

  • Acquired by Groupe BPCE
  • Partnered with GFT Technologies to build a mobile banking app
  • Opened offices in Dubai; added Ge Drossaert as managing director
  • Worked with Telefonica Germany to power its new mobile banking service
  • Earned spot in the Fintech 50 2016
  • Won Best Use of IT in Retail Banking at 16th Annual Banking Technology 2015 awards

Finicity (FD15)

  • Unveiled new ACH Account Verification API
  • Won first place in the Finance APIs category of the API World Awards 2016
  • Acquired Aurora Financial Systems

Forte Payment Systems (FD15)

Gem (FD15)

  • Launched Gem Health Network with Philips Blockchain Lab
  • Raised $7 million series A

Interxion (FD15)

  • Provided its Cloud Connect solution to help Neutral Internet Exchange connect to Microsoft Azure

Intuit Developer (FD15)

  • Unveiled personalized app recommendations for QuickBooks Online
  • Earned spot on San Francisco Business Times list of Area’s Best Places to Work
  • Partnered with Fundbox to provide invoice financing to SMEs
  • Teamed up with Kiva to support small business financing via Quickbooks financing platform

Kabbage (FD15)

  • Enlisted Marketo for new marketing solutions
  • Revamped app to enable mobile onboarding for loan applications
  • Partnered with Scotiabank to co-brand loans for SMEs in Mexico and Canada
  • Earned a spot on the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50
  • Reached $2 billion in loans in five years
  • Teamed up with fellow alums OnDeck and CAN Capital to form Innovative Lending Platform Association
  • Launched its first TV campaign
  • Honored by Marketplace Lending Power 20 Awards
  • Worked with Santander to bring same-day financing to SMEs in the U.K.
  • Powered Sage’s small business loan offering
  • Partnered with ING to provide platform lending to SMEs in Europe
  • Raised $135 million in new funding

Kashoo (FD15)

  • Launched “period locking,” a new feature to lock data within prescribed timeframes

Kofax (FD15)

  • Demoed at FinovateSpring 2016

Kontomatik (FD15)

  • Announced expansion to Portugal
  • Introduced its Financial Health Indicator for small and medium-sized lenders
  • Earned spot on the European Fintech Top 100
  • Featured in HuffPost Business in a look at “the five most useful APIs in the financial world”
  • Demoed at FinovateEurope 2016

Linqto (FD15)

  • Piloted the LEVERAGE App Store with nine credit unions
  • Demoed at FinovateSpring 2016 (FD15)

  • Won U.S. patent for its registered email solution

Markit/F2 (FD15)

  • Enhanced WSO software and services to better integrate trade settlement and cross-border lending
  • Launched ISDA Amend 2.0 in partnership with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association
  • Added to KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index
  • Unveiled Chartworks Suite
  • Agreed to acquire Prism Valuation
  • Provided fixed-income pricing data and liquidity metrics for European Commission
  • Partnered with BitSight Technologies to enhance its Know Your Third Party platform
  • Introduced compliance solution to help meet new FRTB requirements
  • Added Federal Republic of German to derivatives trade-management service
  • Selected by PIMCO to improve due diligence and onboarding procedures
  • Powered Thornburg Investment Management’s enterprise data-management solution
  • Launched new Common Reporting Standard solution for tax residency identification and due diligence
  • Supplied FinTech Sandbox with fixed-income pricing and reference data
  • Merged with IHS in $13 billion deal
  • Unveiled new tax utility service
  • Acquired credit default swap pricing service from Fitch Solutions
  • Deployed smart automation technology from Finovate alum WorkFusion
  • Acquired systems integration technology from JP Morgan
  • Added three new customers for its Know Your Third Party platform
  • Hired by UBS to manage its investment bank’s investable indices
  • Began using Amazon Web Services
  • Introduced new streamlined process for cross-currency swaps settlement in partnership with CLS
  • Named to The TRADE Hall of Fame
  • Selected by Aberdeen Asset Management to value hard-to-price assets for positions with limited market data
  • Launched its WSO Credit Manager

Mitek (FD15)

  • Released SDK for mobile check-capture
  • Chosen by online currency exchange b-Sharpe for its identity verification solution, Mobile Verify
  • Partnered with Avoka to provide new mobile onboarding solution
  • Demonstrated at FinovateSpring 2016
  • Added Stephen Ritter as new CTO
  • Elected CEO James B. DeBello as board chair
  • Launched mobile deposit in the U.K.
  • Combined its Mobile Verify solution with anti-fraud technology from IdentityMind Global
  • Teamed up with Harland Clarke to improve RDC security
  • Introduced mobile multicheck-capture for commercial mobile deposit
  • Added facial recognition to its ID document-verification solution, Photo Verify

Nexmo (FD15)

  • Acquired by Vonage for $230 million
  • Featured in Finovate’s interview with CEO Tony Jamous
  • Demoed at FinovateEurope 2016

OnDeck (FD15)

  • Launched marketing campaign featuring Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran
  • Unveiled Accountant Advisor Program
  • Added to credit offerings available to Canadian small businesses
  • Collaborated with fellow Finovate alums Kabbage and CAN Capital to form the Innovative Lending Platform Association
  • Earned spot in the Marketplace Lending Power 20
  • Powered SMB loan platform for Chase
  • Partnered with Innovate Finance to debut Transatlantic Policy Working Group
  • Demoed at FinDEVr New York 2016
  • Entered referral agreement with Opus Bank to power SMB lending
  • Announced partnership with JP Morgan
  • Listed by Colorado Biz as one of the “Best Companies to Work For in 2015”
  • Added new small business lending options

Quisk (FD15)

  • Rolled out mobile money platform at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd
  • Provided the cashless, cardless payment technology Network International deployed at points of sale in UAE
  • Selected as a 2015 Red Herring 100 Global Winner

Skry (formerly Coinalytics) (FD15)

Spreedly (FD15)

  • Secured $3 million in new financing
  • Raised $2.5 million in funding

Temenos (FD15)

  • Powered wealth management solution for Standard Chartered
  • Provided core banking solutions for international microfinance specialist, Microcred
  • Replaced legacy IT systems at London’s BACB with CorporateSuite
  • Brought its Treasury Trader solution to National Bank of Kuwait in Egypt
  • Implemented its account-origination module with Pennsylvania State Employees CU
  • Deployed its core banking system technology with Cater Allen Private Bank
  • Partnered with Ripple to power direct, real-time, bank-to-bank settlements for Deloitte
  • Added new core banking client, BMO Asia Pacific
  • Selected by Bank of Montreal to provide core banking solutions
  • Provided payments and banking platform technology to Philippine-based credit union groups
  • Deployed its T24 core banking system at Bermuda Commercial Bank
  • Forged strategic partnership with TransUnion
  • Picked by Pakistan’s Soneri Bank for its T24 core banking system
  • Announced plans for a $500 million refinancing of its banking facilities
  • Reported 23% profit gain in FY 2015
  • Deployed WealthSuite at Nordea Bank Luxembourg
  • Won Best Provider of Front-to-Bank Wealth Suite Solutions at Asian Private Banker’s Technology Awards 2015

Thinking Capital (FD15)

  • Helped diversify alt-lending in Canada with Shopify integration
  • Powered new Staples Business Loans program for Canadian SMEs
  • Partnered with CIBC to expand small business lending in Canada
  • Earned recognition at Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Canada Awards
  • Deployed T24 core banking technology with Ghana-based Sovereign Bank

Thomson Reuters (FD15)

  • Earned a spot on the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index
  • Unveiled its KYC due-diligence solution, Org ID
  • Named 2016 European Tax Technology Firm of the Year by International Tax Review
  • Released its compliance solution, Checkpoint State Clear Comply
  • Launched FX benchmark service
  • Created new indices for the Chinese currency, the renminbi, in partnership with Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Ltd.
  • Introduced new version of its ONESOURCE tax solution
  • Selected as preferred data partner by NAB Asset Servicing
  • Teamed up with Hong Kong-based accelerator, SuperCharger
  • Unveiled its new desktop platform
  • Collaborated with Samsung on mobile security and intelligent IT for the enterprise

Tokbox (FD15)

  • Launched its video-broadcast solution for producers
  • Brought voice and video chat to Apple TV apps with its new developer toolkit

Token (FD15)

  • Opened a new office in London
  • Unveiled a new payment network to facilitate PSD2 compliance
  • Earned a spot at Plug and Play accelerator

UpGuard (formerly ScriptRock) (FD15)

Wallaby (FD15)

  • Launched Wallaby for Chrome 2.0, providing access to credit-card advice in the browser

Xignite (FD15)

  • Provided free market data for FinTech Sandbox demo participants
  • Announced availability of its XigniteGlobalCurrencies API in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace
  • Won Best Cloud Solution at Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards
  • Raised $20 million in new partnership with Tokyo’s QUICK Corporation
  • Earned spot on the first Forbes Fintech 50
  • Partnered with Ipren to provide real-time and delayed equity prices
  • Surpassed 50 billion API calls in a single month