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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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  • SimplyTapp Launches New Payments and E-Commerce App, Gane.

Alumni updates

  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Marcin Truszel, Founder & CEO of Kontomatik.
  • StockTwits Partners with TradeIt to Expand Beyond Robinhood’s Brokerage.
  • Xignite adds senior sales, business development talent; unveils new offices in New York financial district.
  • Arxan Technologies partners with Cisco as to protect connected medical devices.
  • CurrencyCloud Taps Former Misys Executive Ed Addario as New CTO.
  • Quicken to Leverage PayNearMe’s Prism API.
  • The Banker interviews Avoka European GM, Richard Austen.
  • Persia International Bank chooses core banking technology from Temenos.
  • WISeKey and Stratumn partner to provide enterprise-grade process security software based on blockchain technologies.
  • EVO Payments acquires Sterling Payment Technologies.
  • Rabobank to deploy UP Immediate Payments from ACI Worldwide.

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Misys Veteran Ed Addario Joins CurrencyCloud as New CTO

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Originally published at Finovate.com

Ed Addario, the new Chief Technology Officer for CurrencyCloud, brings an impressive track record as a fintech executive to the company. Addario comes to CurrencyCloud after serving as Global Head of Architecture and Integration at Misys. And previous to his tenure at Misys, Addario was SVP Technology at Monitise. At CurrencyCloud, Addario will manage a 45-member team dedicated to developing the company’s APIs that help third parties automate and enhance their payment processes.

In a statement, Addario praised CurrencyCloud’s technology for being “built by developers for developers” and referred to the company part of the “next generation” that will “realize the true potential of the digital economy.” CurrencyCloud CEO Mike CurrencyCloud_EdAddarioLaven called Addario a “perfect fit” for the task of helping create solutions that will enable companies to take advantage of “new and emerging business models” without being limited by legacy technology. “Ed will play a key role in developing the tools that we provide,” Laven said, “to allow our customers to build the best solution for their business needs.”

Addario has a B.Sc. in Computer Science, with coursework in Applied Statistics and Machine Intelligence, and a M.Sc. in Manufacturing and Quality Engineering. He is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in London, U.K., CurrencyCloud demonstrated its payment engine last year at FinovateEurope 2016. The company also presented at our developer’s conference, FinDEVr Silicon Valley in 2015, discussing how Currency Cloud rebuilt its market-leading API. Named to Fintech Forward’s “20 Companies to Watch” last fall, CurrencyCloud forged a partnership with Arkea Banking Services in August, and appointed a new CFO, Fiona Tee, last spring. CurrencyCloud has raised $35 million in funding – including an $18 million Series C in June 2015. Sapphire Ventures, Notion Capital, and Atlas Venture are among the company’s investors.

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The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Fintech Trending: Look Who’s Chasing Venmo, Student Loan Servicing Falls Short.

Alumni updates

  • Currency Cloud partners with Arkea Banking Services to provide faster payments and better reconciliation. Join Currency Cloud in New York next week for FinovateFall 2016.
  • Uber and Visa team up on local offers.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems unveils PAX devices for PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE).
  • Backbase Partners with Entersekt to Deliver Authentication Technology.
  • Intuit unveils personalized app recommendations for QuickBooks Online.
  • Quisk rolls out mobile money platform at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited.
  • Entersekt brings its Transakt technology to the Middle East in collaboration with IST Networks.
  • Temenos to provide core banking solutions for international microfinance specialist, Microcred.
  • Crowdfund Insider interviews Kabbage CEO & Co-Founder Rob Frohwein.
  • Xero named most-loved accounting software for second year in a row.

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On FinDEVr.com

  • First Wave of FinDEVr Silicon Valley Presenters Revealed.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • NYMBUS Raises $12 Million in Round Led by Vensure  Enterprises.
  • Braintree, Finicity, and Twilio Take Top Honors at API World Awards.
  • Markit enhances WSO software suite to offer new levels of automation for syndicated loan market.

Alumni updates

  • National Bank of Kuwait goes live with Temenos Treasury Trader.
  • CardFlight to Power EMV Mobile Processing for BluePay.
  • Trulioo announces enhancements to the global AML watchlist capabilities of its GlobalGateway platform.
  • Chain announces new partnership with Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3).
  • Fintech News Switzerland highlights Currency Cloud in a look at London’s top rising fintech stars.

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  • BlockCypher to Developers: Your Ethereum Toolkit is Ready.
  • FICO Launches Falcon Assurance Navigator to Help Universities Monitor Federal Grant Spending.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Markit to provide fixed income pricing data and liquidity metrics for the European Commission.
  • Fidor Bank Opens its Doors in Dubai; Ge Drossaert Tapped as Managing Director.
  • FICO launches its Academic Engagement Program, helping business students get hands-on experience with analytic software.
  • Braintree announces new integrations with Demandware and Netsuite.
  • TokBox launches its video broadcast solution for producers.
  • Banking Technology: Goldman Sachs to use technology from Infosys to power its new digital bank, GS Bank.

Alumni updates

  • PCWorld votes Xero as its top-choice accounting software in 2016.
  • 2016 CNBC Distruptor 50 Features Kabbage and Twilio.
  • CNN features StockTwits in a list of the 10 best investing apps.
  • Business Insider features Currency Cloud in list of potential future U.K. fintech unicorns.

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Developer news:

  • The Financial Brand considers What is Open Banking and Why Does it Matter?

On FinDEVr.com:

  • PIMCO Selects Markit and KYC.com to Bolster Onboarding.
  • Symbiont to Help Delaware Embrace the Blockchain.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters:

  • PYMNTS breaks down its discussion with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman.
  • OutsideIQ Launches Real-Time Risk Monitoring Tool.
  • i-exceed Technology celebrates its 5th anniversary.
  • Technology from Fidor Bank to drive new mobile banking service from Telefonica Germany.

Alumni updates:

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit Partners With PayNearMe to Reduce Cash Handling by Transit Operators.
  • Entrepreneur profiles TD Ameritrade in a look at finalists for the Benzinga Fintech Awards 2016.
  • Fiona Tee Takes the Helm as Currency Cloud’s New CFO

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Les Femmes de FinDEVr

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The first FinDEVr in 2014 featured one woman on stage. Our second developer’s conference, a year later, featured five.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here’s a toast to the women who are helping shape the technology that affects our lives every day. From the coding workbench to the business development office, as software engineers and CEOs, women play a vital role in building a fintech that works for everyone. And FinDEVr is honored to be a showcase for their innovations.

PamelaRice_OnDeck_FinDEVr2015Pamela Rice, SVP Technology, OnDeck: “Having self-contained teams is a huge part of the win for us. Having a team that could do security, dev ops, product, QA … all of these facets on one team together means that that team can scale and move pretty quickly and have a winning model.”

“Fueling Small Business Growth Through Technology Innovation,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

Rachel_Nienaber_CurrencyCloud_FinDEVr2015Rachel Nienaber, VP Engineering, Currency Cloud: “We don’t have a dedicated API team. We prefer to make sure that all of the developers have experience across the full stack of our application. This way the developers are exposed to absolutely everything, and get a very good understanding of how the system works, and it also gives them the chance to experience all of the different items, from the fixed gateway all the way to the API layer.”

“Currency Cloud API Re-Build” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

Emily_Auer_Apex_FinDevr2015Emily Auer, Business Development, Apex Clearing: “We champion the evolution of the financial services industry, and we specifically build technology to power the firms that transform this space. We bring you faster, less restrictive, and less obtrusive methods for financial institutions to interact with their customers. Apex enables fintech firms.”

“Fund, Trade, Invest … Instantaneously,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

ElizabethGunderson_Yodlee_FinDEVr2015Elizabeth Gunderson, Senior Manager, Customer Success, Yodlee Interactive: “Yodlee has over 20 million paid users. Everyone of you in this room has likely used Yodlee in some form or fashion. Whether that’s through your financial institution or through one of our API partners like Credit Karma. We make over 40 million API calls a day. That’s huge.”

“Drive Financial Innovation Faster With Yodlee Financial Data Platform and Rapid Development Kit,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

EmilySilberstein_Intuit_FinDEVr2015Emily Silberstein, Head of Financial Data Services (CAD), Intuit Developer Group: “It’s an amazing opportunity because we have tens of millions of Intuit customers who are using these APIs so we are very much ‘dog-fooding’ our own data and our own APIs in letting third parties build and grow our ecosystem.”

“Intuit’s Financial Data Services,” FinDEVr San Francisco 2015.

CatheryneNicholson_BlockCypher_FinDEVrAnd a special note for Catheryne Nicholson (left), CEO and co-founder of BlockCypher. A FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 alum, the company helps business build reliable blockchain applications.

BlockCypher calls itself “like Amazon Web Services for block chains,” and is based in Redwood City, California.

Be sure to check out our celebration of International Women’s Day on our Finovate blog.


Join us in New York for FinDEVr 2015, March 29 and 30. Our developer’s conference features two days of provocative presentations and critical case studies of financial technology at work. Stop by our registration page today and save your spot!

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FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateAre you building new financial technology? Be sure to check out coverage from our recent developers conference in San Francisco. We’re taking the fintech developer tool showcase to New York March 29 & 30, 2016. Stay tuned for details.

Developer news:

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters:

  • Fidor Bank wins in 2 categories at BAI Retail Delivery’s Global Banking Innovation Awards.
  • WSJ features BehavioSec and Nymi in its piece, The Next Security Frontier: The Human Body.
  • PYMNTS.com takes a look at Currency Cloud and the latest update to its API,Payment Engine Two.
  • Worldpay’s IPO on London Stock Exchange is the U.K.’s largest IPO of the year, at a market cap of £4.8 billion ($7.3 billion).
  • Self Lender names MX as 1 of 3 startups who is “absolutely crushing it” in fintech.
  • Kabbage’s Fresh $135 Million to Help Grow Karrot Consumer Lending Platform.

Alumni updates:

  • PocketSmith launches in Xero Add-On Marketplace.
  • Expensify launches new integration features for Xero.
  • Nymi recruits CEO John Haggard; Karl Martin will now serve as CTO.

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FinDEVr Live: Currency Cloud Takes a Look into the Creation of its API

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Currency cloud_logo_RGB_leftDevelop and automate your product with the Currency Cloud Payment Engine. Benefit from real time wholesale rates and a fast, secure payment network that can be tailored to your business using our next generation API.

Currency Cloud API Rebuild by the Currency Cloud tech team is giving the audience an insider’s perspective on how they rebuilt the company’s market leading API. They will cover the trade-offs between conventions, customer feedback and usability that take the creation of an API from textbook to real life. They are also talking through the innovative processes that they employed to ensure that the new API was exceptionally easy to use from the outset.”

Key takeaways

  • Trade offs between reality and theory when building an API
  • Real world ‘drinking your own champagne’
  • Exposing your APIs in an open source environment

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Presenters:

Rachel Nienaber, VP Engineering
LinkedIn | rachel.nienaber@currencycloud.com | +44 20 3597 4884
Nienaber is responsible for the ongoing development of Currency Cloud technology and support for client needs. Fluent in Ruby and Java, her knowledge of ever-evolving standards, passion for technology and experience in scaling products makes her a critical asset for Currency Cloud in today’s global economy.

Liam McAndrew, Development Manager
LinkedIn | @liam_mcandrew | liam.mcandrew@currencycloud.com | +44 77 1912 9392
McAndrew is Development Manager at Currency Cloud. Having been with the company since its inception, he has played a key role in building the technology that is currently transacting over $10B a year. He is fascinated by the emergence of crypto-currencies and blockchain technology.