The Favorites of FinDEVr 2017 New York

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FinDEVr  2017 New York is in the books. Our second developers conference in New York was a great opportunity to take a look at some of the technologies that continue to drive fintech innovation forward. As always, we asked our attendees to tell us which companies and technologies were best positioned to make the greatest impact on the financial services industry in terms of providing greater security, increased efficiency, and a better user experience for consumers. Here is what our attendees had to say:

Favorite FinDEVr Debut

  • HackerOne for its bug bounty and vulnerability platform that leverages the talent of trusted hackers to improve the online security of organizations and institutions ranging from Twitter and Uber to Qualcomm  and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Favorite FinDEVr Alum

  • Quovo and SoFi for their partnership that shows how an easy-to-use authentication API provides security to accounts at more than 200+ FIs while improving and streamlining the user experience.

Day One Attendee Favorite

  • MapD for its database and visualization layer that transforms Big Data into immersive, instantaneous, and actionable analytics.

Day Two Attendee Favorite

  • Prevoty for its insight into the way embedded, runtime security enables cybersecurity professionals to provide an additional layer of defense against vulnerabilities and fraudulent behavior.

Favorite Established Company

  • BlueMetal for its virtual agents, natural language processing, and conversational UX that transforms the nature of customer engagement in financial services.

Favorite Startup Company

  • ModelShop for its analytic decision platform that enhances the loan origination, portfolio optimization, and fraud prevention processes for both FIs and consumers.

Media Favorite

  • Vantiv for its cloud-based payment app that removes the complexity from financial transactions for both developers and merchants.

Our thanks to our presenting companies, sponsors, partners, and all of you who attended our second developers conference in New York. The excitement and enthusiasm for our events only makes us that much more excited for our upcoming FinDEVr debut in London, England in June. If you’re in the U.K. and looking for more insight into the technological side of the fintech ecosystem, then FinDEVr London is the place to be June 12th and 13th. Visit our FinDEVr London 2017 page for more information.

FinDEVr New York 2017: Welcome to Day Two

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Day One of FinDEVr New York 2017 is in the books – and what a great start to our second developers conference! From APIs, bug bounties, and card-linking to payments, risk management, and smart contracts, the first day of FinDEVr New York was a testament to the technology that continues to drive fintech innovation forward.

And that makes us all the more excited for what we’ll see on Wednesday. Day Two will feature more than a dozen presentations from a diverse array of fintech companies. But we’ll also announce the winners of our FinDEVr Favorite Awards, including Crowd and Media Favorites, Favorite Debut, Startup, Established Company, and Alum. So be sure to join us Wednesday morning at the Metropolitan Pavilion to check out the presentations, meet the presenters, and make your preferences known.

Here’s the agenda for Wednesday.

Session 1: 9:30am – 10:35am

Networking and Coffee Break: 10:35am – 11:00am

Session 2: 11:00am – 12:20pm

Buffet Lunch: 12:20pm – 1:20pm

Session 3: 1:20pm – 2:40pm

Networking and Coffee Break: 2:40pm – 3:05pm

Session 4:  3:05pm – 4:45pm

Networking and Open Bar with Appetizers: 4:45pm – 6:00pm

We hope you had as much fun at Day One of FinDEVr New York as we did. So grab your badge and a handful of business cards and we’ll see you bright and early Wednesday morning for Day Two.

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:

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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!

Celebrate the Start of Spring with the Return of FinDEVr New York

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FinDEVr New York 2017 begins tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st. And after the successful launch of FinDEVr New York last year, we can’t wait to see what this year’s collection of developers, engineers, and technologists have in store for us.

FinDEVr is a bicoastal affair, with shows in Silicon Valley in the fall and New York in the spring. And this year, much the same can be said of our presenters. As our FinDEVr New York 2017 presenter map below reveals, the majority of this year’s presenters hail from either California on the west coast or from any one of a number of locations from as far north as New York City to as far south as Florida on the east coast.

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And this takes nothing away from the legions of talented fintech developers innovating in places as diverse as Utah and Wisconsin, Missouri and Ohio, Washington state and Georgia. From companies and startups large and small, we’re looking forward to two days of unique insights into the way some of our most talented developers, engineers, and CTOs put the “tech” in fintech.

So to help you make the most of FinDEVr NewYork, here are a few notes and things to keep in mind

  • Who and What? You – and maybe a colleague or two – joining dozens of companies for two days of high-level, code-friendly, demonstrations and presentations on the key technologies driving fintech innovation today. If you haven’t picked up your ticket, visit our registration page and save your spot. But before you buy, be sure to use the promo code “FinDEVrBlog” and save 10% off the ticket price.
  • When and Where? This year, FinDEVr New York 2017 will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street.
  • How and Why? To learn a little bit more about the companies that will be presenting on stage Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the technologies they specialize in, check out our FinDEVr New York 2017 Preview series.

We’re excited for FinDEVr New York 2017 and hope to see you there. If you’ve got any questions about the event, please check the FAQ section of the FinDEVr New York website or contact us at 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 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: HackerOne

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Bug bounty programs are popping up all over the place, as more and more companies embrace collaborating with friendly hackers to find vulnerabilities before cyber criminals have a chance to exploit the same bugs for nefarious purposes. The presentation from HackerOne will show how external hackers can help assess and quantify your security posture.

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Why it’s a must-see:

Today, most fintech companies are running these bug bounty programs in private. Whether you run an active program, or if your security email address is routed to /dev/null, this session will help attendees shed blind dogma and walk away armed with an analytical approach towards building an effective vulnerability disclosure program.


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

FinDEVr Preview: Modelshop

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Modelshop is an analytics automation platform for financial services. The company allows analysts to rapidly create custom analytics decision engines to drive lending, portfolio risk management, fraud mitigation, or any custom decision need. At FinDEVr, Modelshop will demonstrate creating a credit risk decision engine from scratch using marketplace data.

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Why it’s a must-see:

Modelshop transforms how IT and business can collaborate to deploy new intelligent decision services. The company’s powerful ontology modeling engine, variable language (Groovy), and seamless integration with R and Python are backed by a user experience and REST APIs that are instantly available to enterprise applications, consumer apps, and spreadsheets.


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

FinDEVr Preview: CardLinx

fdny17FinDEVr Previews 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.

CardLinx will present a new open source card-linking software suite developed by Microsoft, a CardLinx founding member. The software demonstrates API access to leading payment networks and is provided for companies to further develop and customize, bringing card-linking and loyalty programs to the market faster and more easily.

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Why it’s a must-see:

Card-linking is growing much faster than e-commerce. Fintech developers need to know to integrate card-linking into their platforms to create effective, integrated personalized marketing campaigns that also generate revenue from online-to-online commerce.


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

FinDEVr Preview: Quovo & SoFi

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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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