FinovateFall 2011 Video Archives >> BillGuard


Website: www.billguard.com
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/billguard
HQ Location:
New York, NY
Company Founded: April 11, 2010
Product Being Demoed: BillGuard
Product Launched: May 23, 2011
Metrics: $3M raised, 13 employees




Presenter Profile How they describe themselves: BillGuard, a personal finance security startup, recognized by O'Reilly Media as the 2011 Big-Data Startup of the Year and by TechCrunch as 2011's Top Startup Runner-Up, has developed a groundbreaking new approach to identifying unwanted and unauthorized charges on consumer credit card bills. Powered by the collective knowledge of millions of consumers flagging and posting billing complaints online and BillGuard's advanced transaction data mining algorithms, BillGuard scans card activity daily and alerts consumers to hidden charges, billing errors, misleading subscriptions, scams and fraud. BillGuard provides a free consumer service at www.billguard.com and partners with banks to offer its advanced card protection services as a seamless part of your online and mobile banking experiences.

How they describe their product/innovation: BillGuard is people-powered antivirus for bills. BillGuard.com is a free online service that enables consumers to protect their credit cards and debit cards from hidden charges, billing errors, misleading subscriptions, scams and fraud. BillGuard will also unveil its new browser extension that brings the power of BillGuard into online bank statements.

Key Executives: Yaron Samid (CEO & Founder), Raphael Ouzan (CTO & Founder), Justin Bonar (VP Business Development & Sales)

Key Board Members: Amir Orad (CEO, Actimize), Adam Fisher (Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners)

Key Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners (www.bvp.com), Ron Conway, SV Angel (www.svangel.com), Chris Dixon, Founder Collective (www.foundercollective.com), Roger Ehrenberg, IA Ventures (www.iaventures.com), Howard Lindzon, Social Leverage (www.socialleverage.com), Yaron Galai, Outbrain, Ouigo

Key Advisory Board Members: Dale Fuller (Former CEO, McAfee), Schwark Satyavolu (Founder, BillShrink & Yodlee)

Contacts:
Bus. Dev. & Sales: Justin Bonar, VP Business Development & Sales, justin@billguard.com,
203-653-5098
Press: Kelly Fitzgerald, kfitz@breakawaycom.com, 917-731-5734

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