After being named one of the Queen City’s Top-10 Tech Startups in 2017, Sitehands is at it again. Today the Charlotte-based technology company introduces OnDemand™, an exciting new entry point to their multi-sided marketplace for IT field services.
“We don’t have a mission statement,” said JP Rosato, Founder and CEO. “We have a mission - to redefine the IT field services market.” Employees hear Rosato’s creed echo through their 7th-floor workspace in Uptown on a daily basis. “Thousands of companies are in need of consistent, quality IT field service outcomes. Sitehands’ OnDemand™ makes it easier than ever for those companies to access our certified group of IT field service technicians, globally, to get the outcomes they deserve.”
MarketsandMarkets, the world’s largest revenue impact research and advisory firm focused exclusively on emerging, high-growth niche markets, today announced new enhancements to its market intelligence platform, Knowledge Store. The interactive, cloud-based market intelligence platform now hosts the largest repository of premium insights on more than 30,000 high-growth niche segments worldwide. With more than 70 percent of the research exclusive to MarketsandMarkets’ clients, Knowledge Store enables C-level executives and business leaders to gain competitive advantage while capitalizing on new and emerging opportunities in real time.
Michael Batnick of Ritholz Wealth Management and Aaron Klein of Riskalyze met on stage Tuesday at the 2018 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards to discuss the future of financial advising.
Here are some key takeaways from the session:
• Riskalyze has become successful by creating more of a "movement" than a company that focuses on making a rebellious and safer product for financial advisors.
• Financial advisors don’t fit the stereotype they're given in the media and truly care about making smart investments for their clients.
• The problem Riskalyze is trying to solve: Many failures for clients of financial advisors are the results of brass decisions made without enough risk analysis or quantifiable information.
• Riskalyze has solved this by taking the subjectivity out of investing and turning it into quantitative math.
According to Westwood CEO Brian Casey, InvestCloud is turning its legacy systems into Amazon.com-like apps.
Casey spoke alongside Yaela Shamberg, InvestCloud Co-Founder and Head of Product, about wealth management's potential fit in the future financial technology during
a fireside chat at the 2018 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards.
Westwood is Texas-based global investment and wealth management firm with billions of dollars in assets.
As the discussion progressed between the two executives, it became clear that today's youth are a main influence for Westwood's initiatives with InvestCloud.
Enfusion, leading provider of innovative, cloud-based investment management software and outsourced fund services, has today announced an expansion of their Dublin office and operations to include an even larger group of middle-and back-office fund services professionals.
Enfusion Fund Services acts as an "extension of client middle and back office operations", performing reconciliations, shadow accounting and tax lot maintenance on behalf of clients. The firm employs a follow-the-sun service model with professionals sitting in the company's Chicago, New York, Dublin and Hong Kong offices. Given its location, the Dublinoffice is integral to serving the company's global client base. "At Enfusion, we enter into a true partnership with our clients. We aim to seamlessly integrate into their team and work on their behalf," says Jason Morris, Enfusion President.
The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards are a yearly showcase of the greatest advents in fintech from leaders and visionaries in the worlds of finance and technology. This year, we have executives, developers and innovators from the likes of Facebook, Amazon, IBM, JP Morgan, Zelle, TD Ameritrade, TradeStation, Fidelity, and so many more.
The BZ Awards is an oscar-like event to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology, who are paving the future in financial services and capital markets. In preparation for its biggest installment yet this May, we're profiling the companies who have moved to the final round of judging for the BZ Awards. In this feature we focus in on InvestCloud.
2017 revenue: $319.4 million
Clearent, a credit card processor, continued years of rapid growth in 2017, increasing revenue 58 percent in 2017.
“The change in revenue between 2016 to 2017 was driven by acquisitions and strong organic growth,” CEO Dan Geraty said. “We anticipate to continue this trend through 2018 and anticipate additional growth and increase in revenue.” Clearent has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for six straight years.
The company acquired Payment Alliance International’s Merchant Services Division, based in Louisville, and SPOT Business Systems of Draper, Utah, an independent software vendor serving the dry-cleaning industry. It hired Kevin Haar as senior vice president of sales.
In April, Clearent announced that its majority stake was acquired by Advent International, a private equity firm in Boston.
FTV partner Kyle Griswold was featured on the panel: The Brutal, Honest Truth: Which Fintech Companies Are Still Going to Matter in 2020? at the Card Forum. This conference is built exclusively for card and payment executives at the industry’s leading issuers, networks, retailers and innovators.
Riskalyze, the leading risk-alignment platform, announced today its expanded offering with CataMetrics Management, LLC ("CataMetricsTM"), a provider of white-labeled investment solutions for advisors, by adding Riskalyze's Autopilot technology, the multi-custodial account platform.
Autopilot will integrate with CataSelect, CataMetrics' white-labeled, subscription-based model-portfolio program, providing advisors a full digital stack of investment-management solutions for a low, flat monthly-fee. The joint solution will eliminate AUM-based platform fees and manager fees, simplifying client billing and reducing client costs. Advisors will also be able to incorporate their existing CataMetrics account in subscribed models to stay in alignment with Riskalyze's Autopilot technology.
Credorax, a leading technology company turned licensed European bank, today unveiled the Credorax Innovation Lab. Designed to solve online payment issues faced by merchants, the Innovation Lab works with partners to develop solutions which utilise the power of AI, data science, payment fraud prevention techniques and technologies.
“The Credorax Innovation Lab leverages our fintech roots to address customers’ evolving payment processing issues,” said Moshe Selfin, COO/CTO of Credorax. “By combining our expertise with innovative online commerce partners, we can solve complex issues such as ensuring fraud protection without slowing transaction approval speeds, which causes consumers to abandon their carts. We are focused on delivering a great experience to e-commerce merchants and consumers through the full life cycle of a transaction.”