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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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On FinDEVr.com

  • 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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StockTwits Has a Big Week: New Funding, New CEO

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StockTwits, a social network for stock market investing, returned from the U.S. 4th of July holiday with a double bang. The San Diego-based company today announced it not only closed on new funding, but also appointed a new CEO.

The $2 million funding round was led by Social Leverage and brings the company’s total to $13 million. StockTwits will use the funds to boost engagement by adding premium features and content such as video to help engage users. IanRosenThe company counts 1.5 million active users each month, 60% of which are under the age of 44.

Driving this change is Ian Rosen (pictured right), who has been appointed CEO of StockTwits effective July 6. Rosen served as an advisor to the company since 2013 and is taking the seat of Howard Lindzon who founded StockTwits in 2008. Lindzon has filled the role of executive chairman. Rosen most recently served as CEO of Even Financial, a supply side platform for online lending. Prior to that he was general manager of financial media business MarketWatch.

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At FinDEVr San Francisco 2014, Lindzon showed off the company’s API that provides financial institutions real-time data on stock market sentiment. The company plans to further leverage and grow how it uses this data. Speaking to TechCrunch, Lindzon said, “data business is doubling this year and we are focused on widening the top of the brand funnel with some new ideas.”

In addition to its FinDEVr presentation, StockTwits has also presented at FinovateEurope 2011 where it debuted its blog network and StockTwits Connect. The company is the inventor of the CashTag, a method of linking a company stock to a feed using a dollar sign, for example $AAPL.

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On FinDEVr.com

  • 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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Building a new financial technology? Check out our coverage from our developer conference in San Francisco this fall, and mark your calendars for our spring developer event in New York, March 29 and 30, FinDEVr 2016.

Developer news:

  • BankNXT interviews Stefan Weiss, head of APIs at Fidor Bank, on the APIs, regulation, and expansion.
  • American Banker quotes Simon Redfern, founder of the Open Bank Project, in a look at the drive for open bank APIs in the U.K.

The latest from FinDEVr San Francisco 2015 presenters:

  • Kashoo launches period locking feature to lock data within prescribed timeframes.
  • CenturyLink and Cogent enter into interconnection agreement.
  • Deluxe Corporation celebrates its 100th birthday by ringing the opening bell at the NYSE.
  • Entrust Datacard’s Kurt Ishaug named 2015 CFO of the Year by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
  • The TRADE names Markit to its Hall of Fame.
  • Personal Capital lowers investment minimum from $100,000 to $25,000.

Alumni updates:

  • PRUDENA launches online marketplace for stock market research.
  • StockTwits offers brokerage functionality powered by Robinhood.
  • CardFlight announces EMV approval and certifications via TSYS for mPOS solution.

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FinDEVr Preview: Paradigm4, PayNearMe, Personal Capital, StockTwits, and Tradier

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Here’s Part Three of our final preview of the companies that will be demoing their technologies on Tuesday, September 30, Day One of FinDEVr. In this installment, we look at:

Click here for Part One. Part Two is available here.
FinDEVr is less than a week away. But there’s still time to get your tickets and save your spot.


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Paradigm4 develops and supports SciDB: the open source, analytic DBMS; programmable from R & Python. SciDB is designed from the ground up to support more facile data management for Big and Diverse data and to do faster and bigger math. Hard questions. Fast answers. Open source.

Keynote: Crypto-Currency and Massive Network Analysis
We’ll begin with a graphical overview of a crypto-currency financial network, discuss the key issues and challenges around massive network analysis and then demonstrate our solution using SciDB via the RStudio user interface.
Why it’s great for developers:
More data science, less computer science with SciDB:
  • ACID DBMS
  • Horizontally scalable on commodity HW
  • Massively parallel matrix math
  • Programmable from R or Python
Big analytics without big hassles. Hard questions. Fast answers. Open source.


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PayNearMe enables consumers to pay rent, repay loans, buy tickets, make online purchases, and do much more with cash. Consumers can make cash payments in their own neighborhood in less than 60 seconds through PayNearMe’s network of 17,000 authorized payment locations including 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, and ACE Cash Express stores.

Keynote: Bringing Cash Payments into the 21st Century
PayNearMe secrets unveiled. Why do we even bother with innovating cash? How we developed a system to digitize cash? And how modern development techniques laid the foundation for PayNearMe to become the fastest growing electronic cash transaction network?
Workshop: Strong But Agile: Innovation When Money is On the Line
Innovation in fintech happens faster than ever. When working with other people’s money, there is no room for error. How do you build teams and systems that are flexible for agile product development and rigid for security and reliability? What’s the relevance of historical payment systems? And what about Bitcoin?
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Supports endless number of payment use-cases including mobile, web, printed, and embedded barcodes.
  • Offers real-time communication path and various payment authorization options
  • Multiple implementation paths
The PayNearMe cash transaction platform is extremely flexible, handles the heavy lifting for merchants, and can plug into a large array of payment use cases.


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Personal Capital helps people live better financial lives with technology-enabled advisory services as well as free financial software and educational content. Their award-winning apps enable you to effortlessly view your entire financial life in one place. Personal Capital brings to everyone wealth management that previously only the wealthiest could afford.

Keynote: The Art of Data Aggregation
This presentation is for developers and engineers who build applications on top of data gathered from multiple sources. The objective of our data aggregation platform is to model (and report) a user’s complete financial life.
We share the three key architectural principles that have made this platform possible:
  • Owning the aggregated data to improve quality
  • Synthesizing data and developing machine learning intelligence to obtain unique insights
  • Developing APIs that hide data complexities to drive efficient UI development
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Better data quality by owning collected data
  • Unique insights via data synthesis & machine learning intelligence
  • Efficient UI development via APIs that hide data complexities
We create complex models of a user’s financial life using a rich data aggregation platform and present it to the user in a simple and straightforward way.

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StockTwits is a social network and publishing platform for investors and traders. We created the $ prefix of stocks (e.g. $MSFT). Follow @StockTwits and go to stock twits.com of real-time ideas and stock conversations.

Keynote: Investing in a Social, Local and Mobile World
We are in a mobile boom that has connected people who also happen to be investors. The markets have always been giant mood rings, but the periods of quiet and volatility are more intense. We’re discussing the best ways to use StockTwits to invest in the social era.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Get caught up on what stocks and markets are trending fast
  • Follow smart people that speed your financial markets learning curve
  • Leverage relationships to make money
Our mobile apps are easy to use and the trending ticker along with our suggested list make staying in tune with markets easy and doable in 10-20 mi
nutes a day.


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Tradier is a financial services cloud provider that offers a groundbreaking solution to serve platform providers, developers, and investors. The Tradier solution features an innovative set of fully hosted APIs, modules, and “out of the box” tools that are leveraged by a growing list of providers.

Keynote: An API Like Never Before – Do What Matters and the Rest Is Already Done
Have you ever tried to build a financial market app? It is painful and just about impossible. Too much data, trading, platform and process barriers. Tradier has done all that heavy lifting for you. An API that abstracts the pain and delivers the gain.
Why it’s great for developers:
  • Free developer access (no brokerage account required)
  • Historical market data going back nearly 30 years
  • A Broker who does not compete against you
Removal of barriers to financial market app innovation. Ease of implementation with fully-supported APIs.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our FinDEVr Preview series. We’ll be back in a week with our preview of companies presenting and holding workshops on Day Two / October 1 of FinDEVr.

And if you missed our previous editions of our FinDEVr Preview, the links below will help get you up to date.

StockTwits Adds Former Yahoo! CEO and Robert Peck, SunTrust Tech Analyst, to Board of Directors

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Stock market communications platform, StockTwits is adding to the brains behind its operation. The San Diego-based company announced on Thursday it picked up the former Yahoo! CEO, Ross Levinsohn, to serve on its board of directors.

Immediately prior to this appointment, Levinsohn worked as CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media.

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According to Business Insider, StockTwits CEO John Melloy said that Levinsohn sees great potential in the StockTwits social network. He also mentioned that the web and mobile platforms are slated for a total redesign that will be launched this September, along with multiple new features.

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Robert Peck

Along with Levinsohn, StockTwits is also adding Robert Peck, a technology analyst at SunTrust.

Check out StockTwits’ presentation at FinDEVr to get a closer look at their platform and be a part of the first event for fintech developers this September 30 through October 1 in San Francisco.