What a great day! We started off with a quick breakfast before settling in for some awesome pitches and demos. Some of our favorites included EyeVerify, TrustEgg, TSYS, Venmo Touch by Braintree and more. Incredible innovation going on in the financial sector!
We also had a blast meeting folks from all walks. From innovators to banking partners to policy advisors to supporters of our mission.. it’s been really great getting to know everyone and seeing firsthand how the industry is evolving.
Some of the most interesting themes for us are international payments, how remote check deposit and mobile bill pay are driving branchless banking, and how big data is transforming traditional processes and customer understanding.
After a great networking session at the end of the day, we headed over to Intuit’s Apprising event. Great people, vibe, drinks and appetizers made this a supreme event. They were also making custom shirts for attendees (cool) and what I liked most was how they were going head-to-head with Yodlee with their “Partner Platform”. Slightly bummed that we didn’t bump into anyone from their tax side (e.g. ProSeries, Lacerte), but not entirely unexpected.
From there, dropped off Roger for a business dinner with lawyers while Daphne and I stumbled upon a soul food / jazz bar called Biscuits and Blues. Great music by a very energetic group, and crispy southern fried chicken. Must check it out. After a long day, headed back to hotel and straight to bed.
Today, we issued our press release and excited to have Roger present. We’re lucky to have some important meetings lined up and excited to meet more folks before flying home tonight.
Stay tuned for our Finovate video to be released soon! And show our cause some love on Twitter or Facebook!!