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  • Join FinDEVr New York’s Impressive Audience — Save On Tickets Through Friday!

The latest from FinDEVr Silicon Valley presenters

  • PwC and Oracle team up to help FIs meet new accounting standards
  • Technology from Modo Payments supports new loyalty point POS payment partnership between FIS and Verifone.

Alumni updates

  • FICO and Ethoca partner to improve card acceptance rates, fight CNP fraud, and reduce disputes.
  • Finextra: Blockchain launches Digital Asset Research Lab.
  • OnDeck and payment solutions provider WEX team up to provide small business financing.
  • Token partners with VirtusaPolaris, information technology consulting and outsourcing company.

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Join FinDEVr New York’s Impressive Audience — Save On Tickets Through Friday

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This March, dozens of startup and established organizations will take the stage with fintech tools in hand at FinDEVr New York. Over two days, their CTOs, VPs of engineering, software architects, and development teams will showcase the APIs, SDKs, platforms, cloud services and other technology dominating the financial and banking industries.

Not only is this conference a chance for you to see what’s new and expand how you’re innovating, it’s also an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with your tech-savvy colleagues and stretch yours skills.

As the only event focused on the tech of fintech, FinDEVr brings together a unique combination of people and ideas. Of the more than 400 technologists who will be in the room, an impressive audience is coming together:

  • Software Solutions Architect – Alliant Credit Union
  • Sr. Product Manager – Amazon
  • VP Software Development – BillTrust
  • Reporter – Bloomberg
  • Finance Reporter – Business Insider
  • Sr. Director, Software Engineering – Capital One
  • Analyst – Celent
  • VP, Product Development – Deluxe Corp.
  • Developer Evangelism – Envestnet/Yodlee
  • Sr. Manager – Hitachi Consulting
  • Research Director – IDC Financial Insights
  • Developer – Mantigma
  • CTO – Matrix Applications
  • Reporter – Mergermarket
  • CTO – Metropolitan Commercial Bank
  • Sr. Technology Manager – Mizuho Bank
  • Managing IT Director – Mizuho Securities
  • Editor – Money Crashers
  • Software Developer – Pied Piper
  • Senior VP Operations – Polish National Credit Union
  • CTO – Prodigy Finance
  • Developer Lead – Prudential
  • IT Consultant – PwC
  • Head of IT Department – QIWI Bank
  • CIO – TBC Bank
  • COO – TeamBank
  • Sr. Writer – The Wall Street Journal
  • CTO – Thinking Capital
  • CTO – Trade It
  • CIO – Zapp Systems

Buy your ticket and join them. Early-bird tickets are on sale through this Friday, January 20, after which prices increase by $200. Save money, save your seat, register today.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Celent, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Empire Startups, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

Arxan Acquires Apperian

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Application security company Arxan announced this week it has acquired Apperian. The mobile application management company will operate as a subsidiary of Arxan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Apperian was founded in 2009 and has enabled 2.5 million enterprise app installations. In the past two years, the company has seen its user base grow 180%. Apperian executive Mark Lorion will become president and general manager of the new subsidiary. Lorion stated he is excited about the transition, since the companies share an “app-centric philosophy.”

In a press release Arxan CEO Joe Sander describes Apperian’s security capabilities as “pivotal for organizations to securely deploy and manage their apps.” Arxan launched in 2001 to prevent attacks and protect products for mobile, desktop, server and IoT.

Arxan is an alum of both Finovate and FinDEVr, having demoed at FinovateEurope 2014 where it debuted mobile application hardening technology that uses object code to lock down applications. The company also presented at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2015 where CTO Sam Rehman presented on protecting apps and data from emerging risks. Arxan currently protects applications running on more than 500 million devices. Last month, the company closed out the year by winning a total of six IoT security awards.

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  • Calling All Development Teams – Last Chance to Speak at FinDEVr NY.

The latest from FinDEVr Silicon Valley presenters

  • Finovate Debuts: AutoGravity Unveils the Future of Auto Financing.
  • Hyperwallet announces new office in London.
  • PwC and Supply Chain Finance Community launch SCF Barometer to better understand the development of supply chain finance industries.

Alumni updates

  • Bluefin Payment Systems wins patents for a pair of decryption-as-a-service technology.
  • Finance Disrupted interviews Xignite CEO and founder, Stephane Dubois.
  • Pakistan’s Samba Bank to deploy new core banking technology from Temenos.
  • ACI Worldwide to provide fraud protection for Kuwait’s Shared Electronic Banking Services Company (KNET).
  • Mitek partners with the American Cancer Society, supporting mobile fundraising with its mobile deposit and MiSnap technology.

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Calling All Development Teams – Last Chance to Speak at FinDEVr NY

It’s not every day there’s an opportunity for a fintech developer to share how they’re innovating from stage. CEO? Sure. VP of Sales? You betcha. Head of Marketing? No doubt. But Software Engineer? Only at FinDEVr.

attendee-titleFinDEVr is the only event that brings together the people behind fintech: the developers, CTOs, VPs of engineering, software engineers and architects, UX designers and programmers creating financial innovations, not just selling them.

Don’t get us wrong, FinDEVr’s audience is interested in the end product and how it works, but it also wants to see the guts: API, SDK, HTML5, Javascript, SQL, NoSQL, SaaS, microservices, and cloud services. And attendees want the experience with those who create it, make decisions driving it, and will show them how to use it. They want you, your development team, your expertise.

themeIf you’re working on solutions for the fintech, finance and banking industries, the upcoming FinDEVr New York on March 21 & 22 is for you. FinDEVr offers a powerful opportunity for technologists to reach 400+ peers in order to:

  • Drive product adoption of APIs/platforms/SDKs
  • Showcase new and trending technology and the inspiration behind it
  • Establish technical leadership of the industry while educating the market
  • Garner press recognition and gather feedback on innovations

Through 15-minute, TED style presentations, companies showcase their latest innovations, case studies, tutorials and best practices through demos, live coding, slides, and videos. During interspersed networking in an exhibition area, presenters have the chance to connect one-on-one with attendees for a deeper dive. With a limited number of companies selected to participate (a max of 30 each day), the presenter to attendee ratio is excellent.

It’s not every day there’s an opportunity for a developer to present how their technology came to be and what it does. Today is the day. Apply to speak at FinDEVr New York and reach 400+ developers this March.

For more information on speaking, please review the brochure here: newyork2017.findevr.com/presenterpdf. And then fill out the online application here: newyork2017.findevr.com/application.

If you have any questions, please email newyork@findevr.com. And remember, the final deadline to apply to speak is this Friday, January 13.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Empire Startups, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

Avalara Adds New CMO Jeremy Korst

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Originally published at Finovate.com.

Starting in 2017 former Microsoft executive Jeremy Korst will be the man driving the message at tax compliance innovator and FinDEVr alum, Avalara. The Seattle-based company announced this week that Korst will join Avalara as its new chief marketing officer and executive vice president. Coming onboard at what Korst called “an exciting inflection point” for the company, he praised Avalara’s “ideal combination (of) a terrific executive team; a cohesive, unique culture that embraces the ‘power of Orange;’ a proven platform; and a massive global market opportunity.”

avalara_jeremykorstKorst (pictured) arrives at Avalara after several years at Microsoft where he led planning and execution of the global launch of Windows 10. Previous to Microsoft, Korst served as vice president and general manager at T-Mobile, and senior product marketing manager at AT&T Wireless/Cingular. A member of the board of a number of companies including Shoelace Wireless and 9104 Studios, Korst is a mentor for Seattle-area technology accelerator, 9Mile Labs. He has a BA in Economics, Politics, and Government from the University of Puget Sound, and a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

At Avalara, Korst will be responsible for brand, demand generation, as well as channel, international, product, and customer marketing. Avalara general manager and CRO Pascal Van Dooren said Korst’s experience in marketing “some of the most storied names in tech … make(s) him an ideal fit for Avalara.”

Avalara presented “The Wacky World of Sales Tax” at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2015, explaining how its API makes it easy for developers to integrate transactional tax compliance into their applications. Last fall, Avalara announced an investment of $96 million that took its total capital to more than $300 million. In August, Avalara added a set of enhancements to its CertCapture management solution for compliance documents. And in June, in addition to unveiling a new integration with Stripe, the company was recognized at the American Business Awards.

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  • Avalara Adds New CMO Jeremy Korst.

The latest from FinDEVr Silicon Valley presenters

  • Finovate Debuts: Sindeo Revamps the Mortgage Application Process.

Alumni updates

  • Flybits CEO Hossein Rahnama interviewed in TechRepublic feature on IoT trends in 2017.
  • ScientiaMobile recognized by CIOReview as one of the most promising CDN solution providers of 2016.
  • AFK Insider lists Craft Silicon’s Uber-challenging app, Little, in its look at major technology developments in Africa in 2016.
  • FinDEVr alum Streamdata.io joins Google Technological Partner program.
  • Inc. lists Xero and PayPal among 8 business apps that will crush it in 2017.
  • LTP: Trulioo CEO Stephen Ufford writes about the problem of gift card fraud.

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NuData Security Partners with Arvato Financial Solutions on Behavioral Biometrics

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Originally published at Finovate.com

At its FinDEVr Silicon Valley debut this fall, digital authentication specialist NuData demonstrated how its technology, NuDetect, enabled verification using a combination of behavioral biometrics identification and analytics, device location, and entity linking. “(NuDetect) continuously verifies a user’s online identity based upon analyzing the user’s natural interactions,” Robert Capps, VP of Business Development of NuData, explained from the FinDEVr stage. “These are behaviors that can’t be stolen, replayed, or reused – and so they aren’t subject to data breach.”

The technology enables FIs to both separate good users from bad with a high degree of accuracy, while providing “actionable intelligence on interaction risk,” Capps added. And once a company is able to tell good users from bad, he said, “all the other technological attacks that are available, such as identity theft, account takeover, new account fraud … become very easy to deal within this framework.”

It turns out this was precisely the kind of solution sought by Arvato Financial Solutions, which announced a partnership with NuData this week. With 7,000 employees working in 22 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Arvato Financial Solutions will leverage NuData’s technology to “stop fraud, prevent attacks, and continuously verify good users,” said Arvato Financial Solutions President of Risk Management, Frank Schlein. He praised NuData’s integration of authentication technologies such as passive biometrics and device fingerprinting, and the Canadian company’s “specific European market insight as well as local data protection known-how.” Arvato Financial Solutions is a part of the German multinational media giant, Bertelsmann SE & Co, as a subsidiary of Arvato.

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Pictured: Robert Capps, VP of Business Development of NuData, during his presentation, “NuDetect: It’s All About Trust” at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016.

NuData Security CEO Michel Giasson referred to Arvato as a “best-in-class partner” and highlighted the ability of technology like NuDetect to help companies defend themselves and their customers against cybercrime. “Fraudulent online behavior can send ripples through organizations, directly impact the bottom line and disgruntled customers could damage the brand image,” Giasson said.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, NuData presented “It’s All About Trust,” a demonstration of the company’s behavioral biometric technology and a look at the science behind the solution, at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. In October, NuData announced a strategic alliance with Early Warning to provide security for real-time, P2P money transfers, and in August, the company was noted for its fraud detection technology in Gartner’s Industry Analyst Reports. NuData, a 2016 MRC METAwards winner, reported this summer that it had more than doubled behavioral transaction volume to 38 billion in 2015 from 18 billion in 2014, adding it was on pace to process 80 billion in 2016.

Nubank Raises $80 Million in Series D Funding

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Financial services innovator Nubank closed on $80 million in Series D funding led by DST Global earlier this month, marking DST’s first investment in a Brazilian company. Other participants in the round include Founders Fund, QED Investors, Redpoint, Ribbit Capital, Sequoia, and Tiger.

This is Nubank’s sixth round of funding and brings its total amount raised to $178 million. While there was no report of the company’s latest valuation, FT Partners reports that after its $52 million Series C round closed in January, Nubank was valued at $500 million. The company will use the funds to accelerate hiring efforts and expand its product offerings. Specifically, Nubank hopes to add a rewards program and add more credit products.

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Founded in 2013, Nubank offers a Mastercard credit card with a companion mobile app that features PFM capabilities, spending alerts, and a card lock feature. The company has had success in differentiating itself from other financial institutions in Brazil, which offer credit cards with 400% APR. In comparison, Nubank’s APR comes in significantly lower at 145%. This differentiation has led to Nubank receiving 7 million applications for its card, which currently holds a waiting list of 500,000 applicants.

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Nubank Co-Founder and CTO Edward Wible, along with Lucas Cavalcanti, Lead Software Engineer, showcased at FinDEVr New York 2016 (pictured above) in a presentation titled Our Money, Our Rulebook. which explored how Nubank deals with real-time, double-entry accounting on a per-customer basis. In October, H2 Ventures and KPMG listed Nubank among 50 leading fintech companies.

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  • CTO Talk with Eugene Marinelli, CTO of Blend
  • Nubank Raises $80 Million in Series D Funding

The latest from FinDEVr Silicon Valley presenters

  • Aerospike announces 100% year-over-year bookings growth.
  • NuData Security partners with Arvato Financial Solutions to combat fraud and enable a smoother customer experience.

Alumni updates

  • InComm partners with MOL Global to launch PlayStation Network prepaid products to be distributed through 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia.
  • Commerce Bank chooses Temenos to upgrade core deposit banking system.
  • Token signs memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fidor Bank for digital payments.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews Nick Thomas, cofounder of Finicity, in the wake of his company’s latest funding round.
  • Arxan Technologies wins six industry IoT security awards.
  • TemenosMarketPlace receives the Banking Technology Readers’ Choice Award for “Best emerging/innovative technology product/service” at the Annual Banking Technology Awards.
  • InComm expands partnership with Target Australia to offer gift cards in stores and online.
  • PayPal teams up with Citibank, FIS to expand cross-channel presence.

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