FinDEVr APIntelligence

FDLD17_EventLogoV1_wdate(large) (1)We saw some great stuff at FinDEVr New York last month; stay tuned for videos of the live presentations! If you missed out, check out FinDEVr London on June 12 & 13 during London Tech Week. Register today and save big time.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Xero sees $26.4 Million investment

Alumni updates

  • Money management app, TD MySpend from TD Bank, closes in on one million users.
  • ACI Worldwide broadens its relationship with Ant Financial Services mobile payment provider, Alipay.
  • PayPal teams with Android to launch a new way to pay.
  • i-exceed earns Gartner Magic Quadrant recognition as notable vendor in Asia Pacific for mobile app development platforms.
  • Former Kabbage CTO Amala Duggirala joins Regions Bank as its new CIO.
  • FICO announces partnership with economic empowerment non-profit, Operation HOPE.
  • Forrester names Kofax a leader in ECM transactional content services.
  • OutSystems launches global partner program, connecting integrators, resellers, and consultants to its low-code development platform.

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Xero Sees $26.4 Million Investment

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Cloud accounting firm Xero recently picked up $26.4 million in new funding. The New Zealand based-company received the investment from U.S.-based Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).

TCV now holds a 1.3% stake in Xero, having purchased shares of the company from Matrix Partners. The deal takes Matrix Partners’ stake in Xero down from 9.8% to 8.5%. Xero CFO Sankar Narayan told Accounting Today, “It is routine that some early-stage investors will rebalance their portfolios and we’re thrilled to receive strong support from new investors who are ready to join Xero for its next phase of growth.”

Xero was founded in 2006 and went public in New Zealand in 2007. In 2012, the company made its public debut in neighboring Australia and announced plans for a U.S. IPO in the near future. Last week, the company was named a 2017 Top Rated Accounting & Budgeting Software on TrustRadius and earlier this year it received accolades from Inc., which listed Xero among eight business apps that are going to “crush it” in 2017.

At FinDEVr San Francisco 2014, Xero’s Head of U.S. Partnerships, David Pollock, gave a presentation titled Building an API-Driven Ecosystem for Small Business to an audience of developers. The company’s CEO Rod Drury last presented at FinovateSpring 2011.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FDLD17_EventLogoV1_wdate(large) (1)We saw some great stuff at FinDEVr New York last month; stay tuned for videos of the live presentations! If you missed out, check out FinDEVr London on June 12 & 13 during London Tech Week. Register today and save big time.

On FinDEVr.com

  • InComm Partners with WeChat Pay Parent Tencent.

Alumni updates

  • Kabbage extends $3 billion in funding to more than 100,000 small business customers.
  • PayPal extends partnership with Visa into Asia-Pacific region.
  • HyperPay to leverage ACI Worldwide’s Mobile Commerce SDK to offer merchants a mobile checkout solution.
  • FICO launches cloud-based origination solution to help mid-market lenders automate small business lending decisions.
  • Twilio launches programmable fax service.
  • Citi takes API developer hub to Hong Kong.
  • Mastercard Adds to Authentication Arsenal with Acquisition of NuData Security.
  • Xero named a “2017 Top Rated Accounting & Budgeting Software” on TrustRadius.
  • Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association to deploy core processing system from Fiserv.
  • Braspag announces integration of e-commerce and anti-fraud technology from ACI Worldwide.

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InComm Partners with WeChat Pay Parent Tencent

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Prepaid products company InComm is helping to break down geographical barriers. The company’s Japanese arm landed a major partnership today with China-based Tencent Financial Technology, the parent company of WeChat Pay services.

Through the new partnership, WeChat Pay’s 849 million monthly active users will benefit from InComm’s POSA technology that allows Chinese visitors in Japan to use their smartphones to pay for products and services. This will grow the 500 million transactions that WeChat Pay’s customers make on a daily basis.

InComm’s POSA technology leverages WeChat Pay-issued barcodes to enable users to make payments at the point of sale at more than 50,000 retail locations in Japan. In the press release, Junichi Kito, Director of Business Development at InComm Japan said, “In looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, it is critical for Japanese retailers to prepare for global payment methods, which are convenient for travelers, and it is our mission to support that. We believe this will bring a great additional value for retailers and prepaid issuers in the global market.”

InComm, which was recently named by 7-Eleven as Vendor of the Year, launched Vanilla Direct in late 2016. The new brand is the consolidation of Cashtie and Vanilla Reload products and helps consumers use GPR cards to make everyday payments and pay bills online. Atlanta-based InComm debuted CorFire Mobile Commerce at FinovateFall 2011. More recently, the company’s SVP Thomas Cornelius showed off the Cashtie API at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2014.

FinDEVr New York 2017 in Photos

If you weren’t at FinDEVr New York last week, you missed out! We had dozens of top-notch companies on stage giving thought-provoking presentations, launching new products, and showing off with captivating live demos. What’s more, the FinDEVr format fostered high impact networking sessions complete with an open bar, yard games, and VR gaming. Here are a few highlights:

32944413403_707f5251c6_kKunal Anand, CTO & Co-Founder of Prevoty, presenting on using runtime visibility to align application security with DevOps

33601058782_a3434e4adb_kFinicity’s Nick Thomas and Jessie Morris engage in a heated ping pong duel

33601018282_0e0b3db6a8_kKen Maier takes home the award for the most engaging Twitter user

You can check out more photos of the event on FinDEVr’s Flickr page.

And, if you’re curious to see analyst opinions of what hit the FinDEVr stage last week, check out our press coverage:

Fintech Radar
Bankba megy a Watson (in Hungarian)

Seneca Globe
Experts Views on Investment Luring Stocks- International Business Machines, Shopify

The Street
IBM Develops a Cure for Banks With a Case of Digital-Market Blues
by Valerie Young

When Banks Develop Snapchat Envy, This Firm Is Ready to Help
by Valerie Young

Thanks to everyone who attended and presented! If you can’t wait another year until the next FinDEVr, you don’t have to! Check out our next event, FinDEVr London, which will take place during London Tech Week on June 12 and 13. Tickets now on sale.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

We saw some great stuff at FinDEVr New York last week; stay tuned for videos of the live presentations! If you missed out, check out FinDEVr London on June 12 & 13 during London Tech Week. Register today and save big time.

On FinDEVr.com

Alumni updates

  • FinDEVr New York newcomer Fiserv announces enhancements to its real-time, loan servicing solution, LoanServ.
  • Swiss financial sector infrastructure operator SIX partners with IBM Watson to build cyber-security hub.
  • PYMNTS.com looks at speculation that Kabbage may acquire OnDeck.
  • BBVA among the latest companies to join Hyperledger.
  • MasterCard introduces new fraud detection solution, Decision Intelligence.
  • Credit Donkey lists StockTwitsDriveWealth, and Personal Capital among its Best Investing Apps of 2017.
  • Forrester recognizes FinDEVr newcomer Outsystems as a leader in low-code development platforms.
  • E-commerce services from Vantiv achieve Oracle Validate Integration. Video of Vantiv’s FinDEVr 2017 New York presentation will be available soon.
  • VISA to enable electronic business payments for SME clients of B2B electronic invoicing network, Viewpost.
  • Fiserv reports nearly 30 banks and CUs deployed its digital banking technology in 2016, taking the total number of FIs using its online banking solutions to 3,500.

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FinDEVr New York 2017: Welcome to Day 1

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FinDEVr New York is finally here! If you have your ticket, we’ll see you at 9 a.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion where the first company will take the stage.

Today’s presentations will be interspersed with networking and coffee breaks and will conclude with an open bar at the end of the day. We have a stellar presenter lineup for today; check it out:

Session 1 

Session 2 

Session 3

Session 4

We’ll see you all tomorrow for the second day of FinDEVr New York. We’ll have free coat check at the venue. Don’t forget your badge!

FinDEVr Dawns in New York this Week

It’s the final countdown! FinDEVr New York begins this week and we’re excited to host the dozens of presenters on stage March 21 and 22 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Tickets are available online (and the promo code “FinDEVrBlog” will save you 10%).

Here’s what you need to know about this week’s event:

  • Sponsors
    Google Cloud and Box are sponsoring the event this year. Not only will you be able to see them on stage, but you can also catch up with them at their sponsor booths.
  • Presenters
    The presenter roster includes established companies and small startups, alike. Each has an innovative API, tool, or platform to showcase live on stage. Check out the full presenter roster and FinDEVr Preview series on the blog for a more in-depth look at what you’ll see on stage.
  • Why
    All the presenting companies bring unique innovations to the stage — here’s a sneak peek of the themes:

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  • When
    On March 21 and 22, presentations kick off at 9:30 a.m (with check in and breakfast open an hour before). The remainder of the day is split between presentations, networking and delicious food and beverages, plus a happy hour networking session closing out the day. Check out the full agenda below:

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We’ll see you in New York on Tuesday!

If you have any questions, check out the FAQ section on our website or email newyork@findevr.com.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is sponsored by Google Cloud and Box.

FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with American Banker, BayPay Forum,BiometricUpdate.com, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service,Celent, CIOReview, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, CooperPress, Distributed, Economic Journal,Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Level39,Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, Plug and Play Tech Center,SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

FinDEVr Preview: Quovo & SoFi

FinDEVr PreviewsFDNY17-Logo-Rev highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr New York 2017, March 21 & 22. Tickets are on sale now. Visit our registration page and save your spot today.

Quovo will be presenting its new Authentication API alongside its partner, SoFi. Together they will demonstrate how developers can quickly call Quovo’s Authentication API to instantly connect financial accounts to verify key account data, facilitating payments and transfers while streamlining the onboarding process.

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Why it’s a must-see:

Whether you’re looking at payments, lending, or personal finance, you can’t build a product without connecting to your users’ financial accounts. They will show you how SoFi uses Quovo’s Authentication API to quickly connect with their users’ accounts at more than 200 financial institutions!


Check out more previews of upcoming FinDEVr New York 2017 presentations and don’t forget to register before it’s too late.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

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On FinDEVr.com

Alumni updates

  • Citi introduces new mobile passcode solution for its Treasury and Trade clients. See Citi at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • Putnam-Greene Financial Corporation to deploy core banking technology from Fiserv. Join Fiserv in New York next week for FinDEVr New York.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation appoints Amy Lenander as UK CEO.
  • Barclaycard adds free Uber ride as reward for loyal cardholders. See Barclaycard next week at FinDEVr New York.
  • OutsideIQ partners with SAP Ariba to help corporations quickly screen vendors for risk and regulatory compliance.
  • FinDEVr alum Capital One joins the chatbot revolution with its new SMS virtual assistant, Eno.
  • Currencycloud Collects $25 Million in New Funding.
  • BBVA Compass unveils BBVA Momentum, a seven-month accelerator for socially-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans.
  • Fidor partners with Van Lanschot to create the first PSD2-inspired Payment Avenue.
  • MX to power digital money management tools for Travis CU.

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