Finovate Highlights Industry's Best and Brightest

Check out scenes from FinovateSpring 2013 in San Francisco.

May 15, 2013


FinovateSpring 2013 got underway in San Francisco Tuesday. Over the course of two days, 72 presentations will be given that showcase the latest, most innovative products in financial services. At the end of the two days, the 1,000 attendees vote on the “best of show.”


Leaf: Aron Schwarzkopf, CEO, demonstrates a mobile payments platform for small business owners. This second-generation of Leaf lets small business owners manage their inventories and budgets.


Moven: Julianna Young, marketing director, and Alexander Sion, president, demonstrate the company’s mobile banking product featuring its “Spend, Save, and Live” tools to help consumers manage and improve their financial health.


Andrew Kortina, co-founder of Braintree’s Venmo, demonstrates Venmo Touch, which eliminates the need for consumers to constantly retype their credit card information when making purchases on their mobile devices. The app transfers the card information to all other in-network apps on the same device.


MoneyDesktop’s Matt West, vice president of sales, and Ryan Caldwell, CEO, unveil a back-end data-analytics and marketing platform to go with its personal financial management offering.


Escardgot: Tom Humphrey, chief operating officer, and Garrett Unglaub, marketing director, demonstrate the company's SCard-GO mobile app, which allows consumers to reduce the number of plastic cards they carry in their wallets to one secure card. The Helix S-Card works with existing point-of-sale technology and doesn't require a hardware upgrade, like near field communication does.


Expensify: Ryan Schaffer, marketing manager, and David Barrett, CEO, introduce an invoicing program that lets billers brand their invoices. Customers can pay their bills through Expensify with direct deposit or PayPal.