Finance

Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. First, a quick congratulations to the seven Best-in-Show winners (out of 56 presenters) from this year’s event: Betterment BillShrink Bundle Dynamics oFlows PayNearMe SecureKey Having listened attentively to all the demos, I […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Last session — hang with me! MoneyStrands: Nicely designed PFM system that uses aggregation It let’s you set goals and track them It’s not easy being the last PFM company in a […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Capital Access Network: They use a “daily remittance” model for SMB lending Their underwriting product can be used for a variety of loan products — revolving/term loans, credit cards, merchant cash advances […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Seeking Alpha: Site has 3.5 MM unique monthly visitors — investors, bankers, high net worth individuals — accessing the filtered content on investments Now adding investment tools to the content — the […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Day Two starting up — several interesting companies on the agenda today… Thwakk: Online 3D virtual world/game designed to facilitate customer acquisition Your Avatar makes a variety of financial decisions and […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Okay, gang — we’re in the homestretch (for day one).  Eight more presenters and then the bar is open. Standard Chartered: “Breeze” is their new approach to online and mobile banking […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Betterment: Dashboard for investment geared to simple review of portfolio value, overall return and asset allocation Money is automatically invested in simple set of ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) based on the […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. BillFloat: Bill payment website that provides an instant, short-term loan to fund the bill payment Payor inputs key personal details that facilitates the loan underwriting Can be integrated with banks, prepaid card […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is the first of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Credit Sesame: Consumers can create a free account and Credit Sesame will attempt to “optimize” their credit position based on lenders’ pre-qualified credit offers Provides a free credit score and […]

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Getting ready to start covering the long, two-day list of financial technology demos at FinovateFall 2010 in NYC. Wish me luck keeping up. I hope this is helpful for those who couldn’t be here. This is the fourth annual fall financial technology showcase in New York hosted by Jim Bruene and Eric Mattson of Online Financial […]

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Today the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWASF) hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon. Two undergraduates and six graduate students from six Bay Area schools received a total of $70,000 in scholarships. I am on the FWA board and have been involved in the scholarship program for many years — and each year I am […]

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I am honored to be on the board of the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWA SF). Each year we award approximately $100,000 worth of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate women studying finance and accounting at Bay Area colleges and universities. Graduate students receive $10,000 and undergraduates receive $5,000. This year’s deadline is March […]

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If there is a silver lining to the credit crisis and resulting economic woes, it is renewed energy in the supplier financing space. As a B2B e-payment evangelizer, I’ve long considered dynamic supplier financing a potential “killer app” to drive broad adoption of electronic invoicing and B2B e-payment. Supply chain financing is not a new […]

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Sign of the times: who’s getting investor money? A company that runs a marketplace for real-time trading of accounts receivable, enabling small and mid-sized businesses to accelerate their cash flow. via NYTimes DealBook: The Receivables Exchange, a New Orleans company that runs an online marketplace for real-time trading of accounts receivable, has closed a $7.75 […]

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This week's Economist includes a Special Report on The Future of Finance (and it's not pretty): Contents: The collapse of finance Why is finance so unstable? Fallible mathematical models When markets turn Playing financial chicken Regulating finance Fixing finance

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