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FinovateFall 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 3


This week, we’re bringing you part three of our FinovateFall Sneak Peek series. If you missed the first two installments, check them out:

Here are a few more of the 70 companies that will demo their new technology on September 10 and 11 in New York: Guide FinancialLumesis, mBank & Accenture, SpearFysh, TipRanks, Toopher, and Versafe.

Want to join us in New York in September? Get your ticket to FinovateFall 2013 here. To learn more about FinovateFall, check out the FAQ.


GuideFinancialLogo.jpgGuide Financial’s Guide is a personal money mentor to mainstream America – providing free, unbiased, and comprehensive guidance for the 55 million Americans lacking access to financial advice.
    • Finds users thousands in savings 
    • Provides step-by-step guides to capture savings 
    • Simplifies complex choices like refinancing and retirement saving
Why it’s great: An unbiased, free and personalized money mentor for the millions of people without access to quality financial advice


Uri Pomerantz has built career in finance and technology from founding a microfinance lender at 21 to roles at Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and McKinsey.
Scott Burns, CFA, has driven financial innovation for social impact, from retail banking in India to private equity investing in emerging markets


Lumesis’ DIVER Advisor delivers critical information in a simple to access and deliverable report to satisfy regulatory requirements while providing users important client portfolio monitoring tools.
    • Satisfy Time of Trade Regulatory Obligations in Seconds vs. 30 Minutes Per Trade
    • Monitor Key Metrics for Client Holdings 
Why it’s great: DIVER brings software solutions to the once dormant and technologically underserved fixed income municipal market.


Gregg Bienstock, Esq. co-founded Lumesis. Previously he led Strategic Initiatives for Ambac FG and served as their CAO. He practiced law for 8 years.
Tim Stevens, CFA co-founded Lumesis in 2010. Previously he was Sr. Managing Director and led Capital Markets for Ambac FG. Prior to that he was a CPA at Deloitte.



mBank and Accenture will present the redesigned online banking system with one of the coolest, most high-tech banking experiences introduced to 3.5 million mBank users.
    • Financial information presented with complexity-on-demand
    • PFM scenarios incorporated throughout the platform
    • Branch-like experience through video chat
Why it’s great: New mBank introduced the most advanced online banking experiences worldwide on an unprecedented scale of 3.5 million customers.


Michal Panowicz, Harvard MBA Alumnus 2006, previously working for Boston Consulting Group, eBay and Microsoft. Joined BRE Bank in 2011.
Maciej Jopyk, Senior Manager at Accenture; Financial Services Systems Integration since 2003.



SpearFysh leverages mobile, speech analytics, big data, & SaaS technology to improve sales process & drive growth.
    • 100% recall of sales conversations
    • Interaction sharing with all involved in the sales process
    • “Voice of customer” mined for sales intelligence
Why it’s great: We help sales organizations drive more predictable revenue growth by leveraging technology to capture, share & analyze the “voice of the customer.”


Marc Miller, Founder & CEO


Gregory Pacholski, President

TipRanks is the first cloud-based service that collects, analyzes and displays unbiased, comparative metrics regarding published stock recommendations, helping retail investors make better decisions.
    • Bloggers added to TipRanks’ universe
    • Email Alerts regarding picks from top performing experts
    • Easy to embed data widgets for discovery
Why it’s great: TipRanks technology collects, measures and displays the performance of anyone providing investment advice online, so you know who to trust.
Gilad Gat, Founder & CTO
Tomer Turgeman, Business Development Director

Toopher is the most usable, most secure authentication solution available. It’s an invisible, multifactor authentication product.
    • Better security (broader, deeper, taller)
    • Productivity
    • Business growth
Why it’s great: Toopher is simple, secure, and stays in your pocket.


Josh Alexander, CEO and Co-Founder: It’s ironic when the person in charge of strategic vision wears glasses.


Versafe protects organizations and their users from the full range of malware and online threats, across all devices, without requiring endpoint software or involving the user in any way.
    • Transparent protection against malware and online threat types
    • All web
      and mobile apps supported 
    • 90%+ reduction in malware and phishing attacks
Why it’s great: Versafe protects ALL online users against ALL threat types and attacks, across ALL devices, ALL transparently to the user.  

Eyal Gruner, CEO and Co-Founder

Jens Hinrichsen headshot.jpg

Jens Hinrichsen, VP, Marketing and Development 
Jens is responsible for Versafe’s go-to-market strategy, guiding its products and services evolution, as well as developing a network of strategic technology and channel partnerships. 
Stay tuned next week for another sneak peek of FinovateFall 2013 companies.