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FinovateStartup – 1

Caught  a few of the participants this morning and as we wait for the next few rapid fire presentations, some highlights.  Note there are 350 in the audience:

Lending Club:

  • highlighted some lender functionality, paricularly in the secondary market
  • showed the ability of lenders to compare their returns to other lenders

Tempo Debit Card;

  • decoupled debit card
  • sign up online, with 90% approval success
  • offers rewards on your debit card
  • aim to to be the MBNA of debit cards


  • always my favourite – Gabe showed off the new web interface
  • highlighted accounts, and discussions
  • ability to dig deeper aggregate certain cards and compare expense categories on those cards
  • the iphone app which is significnatly more powerful than the Mint app.  Allows sign up to Wesabe, and editing of expenses though the app

Written by Colin Henderson

April 28, 2009 at 12:07

FinovateStartup will return to San Francisco on April 28, 2009

Looking forward to following FinovateStartup tomorrow.  While the big banks languish in the worry about their balance sheets, and the losses they still have to recognise, it will be refreshing to see examples of the future of financial services.



FinovateStartup will return to San Francisco on April 28, 2009 with an innovative new format that mixes fast-paced demos (no slides allowed!) from handpicked innovators with networking sessions featuring the largest group of financial technology startups ever assembled in one place.

Written by Colin Henderson

April 27, 2009 at 21:46

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