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5 of our Favorite Demos from Finovate Spring

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Dwolla had the opportunity to present at Finovate Spring in San Jose this past week. For those who are unfamiliar, Finovate is the go-to conference for exploring new ideas in banking and financial technology.

Not your typical roadshow, Finovate Conferences use a unique demo format—players in banking tech step on stage for their chance to show off their hard work and latest developments.

Over the past two days, the San Jose conference hosted 71 demos. That’s 71 new ideas, 71 pieces of innovation moving finance forward. A trend paved the way for the conference, accessibility. The demos receiving the highest of accolades came from companies improving the accessibility in different elements of banking and finance—it’s about reducing friction. At the end of the conference, the Dwolla team wanted to give a nod to some standouts.

Money Amigo

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Not everyone is fortunate enough to see a bank on their street corner and ATMs in their grocery stores. Money Amigo recognized this inaccessibility and was founded on the notion of doing good for those in need of financial services.

With Money Amigo users get an app that’s easy-to-use and highly interactive to help manage their money—it’s “fast, fair and friendly.” Money Amigo empowers people in unique circumstances to take control of their finances through provision of basic banking needs like a debit card, a bank account, bill payment options and direct deposit. Best of all, it’s free.

Why we love it: Money Amigo brings banking services to the underserved, making money management accessible as well as user-friendly.

Dealstruck

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Starting a new business can be intimidating; the fear factor keeps many away. But for the brave, those who are ready to go out and start a new venture, Dealstruck is there to help with small business loan advice and guidance. In the second day of the conference, Dealstruck presented their unique lending platform.

After a business realizes their need for a loan, they sign up for Dealstruck’s services. Dealstruck takes it from there, seeking a loan quote from credit agencies and doing the backend work to understand and eventually approve the business for financing.Rather than using the one-size fits all approach to lending, Dealstruck focuses on optimizing the loan’s size and timing to help businesses achieve growth.

Why we love it: Empowering businesses owners to make the most of their financial offerings can only spur ideas forward. Dealstruck helps people take control and understand the financial trends in their business, leading to better overall decision making.

DriveWealth

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For those looking to explore financial growth, DriveWealth presented their “Brokerage as a Service” platform. They’ve created a user-friendly solution for clients to trade stocks, quickly, and easily.

Using a system of widgets within their software, DriveWealth makes it easy to add and manage U.S. stocks, they take care of the backend complications—trade execution, compliance, clearing, and safety of funds, etc. Working with investments can be confusing, but DriveWealth aims to limit that confusion, provide educational opportunities and make online investing accessible.

Why we love it: Simplifying complicated processes is just plain smart. DriveWealth helps simplify the otherwise intimidating process of investing and managing those investments.

Alpha Payments Cloud

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With the tagline, “Access. Consolidate. Mitigate,” Alpha Payments Cloud demonstrated AlphaHub, its omni-channel solution access platform.

Alpha Payments Cloud’s new tool consolidates your payments and all the moving pieces into one platform, empowering merchants to connect to financial service providers in an easy-to-use, easy-to-grow way—all it takes is a one simple integration with the AlphaHub. What makes AlphaHub really impressive is the breadth of its solution, crossing the bounds of the entire transactional, risk management and commerce solution spectrum.

Why we love it: Alpha Hub bridges the gaps for their users, simplifying payments system management and easing the often complicated process of integrations.

Shoeboxed

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Shoeboxed started as the go-to for capturing images of your receipts, they wanted to get you organized and clear out that old shoebox full of papers. At Finovate, they demoed new features that take their service even further.

With receipt capture being fairly standard among banking apps, Shoeboxed has expanded into pulling email receipts into online and mobile banking apps for people automatically. This new feature pulls information of an item a person bought from their e-receipt and gathers the data.

Shoeboxed, with their new improvements, will track your important receipts, protect against fraud and turn that massive pile of papers into useful data.

Why we love it: Shoeboxed makes getting and staying organized painless, keeping your business on top of the mess of papers that would otherwise pileup, and with fraud security being of increasing concern, Shoeboxed helps stay ahead of problems.

The developments making financial management and payments more accessible is exciting, and we’re working to do the same thing here at Dwolla—reducing the friction in finances.

To explore these tools more deeply or to learn more about Finovate Spring, check out their blog.

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