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  • BillGuard Launches Its Personal Finance App On Android And Adds Data Breach Alerts

    BillGuard Launches Its Personal Finance App On Android And Adds Data Breach Alerts

    BillGuard is expanding its reach with the launch of an Android app, and also adding a new feature that will alert users when their cards have been affected by a Target-style data breach. The new BillGuard app, which is available for both Android phones and tablets, builds on all the features that the company had previously built into its iOS app, and adds to them. Read More

  • Personal Finance Startup BillGuard Adds Analytics And Smart Savings Features To Its iPhone App

    Personal Finance Startup BillGuard Adds Analytics And Smart Savings Features To Its iPhone App

    Personal finance startup BillGuard is launching an update to its iPhone app that will not only help users defend against fraudulent charges on their credit cards, but could also lead them to be more proactive with their money. The addition of new Spending Analytics and Smart Saving features will provide new tools for consumers to analyze their spending and save based on discounts they might… Read More

  • BillGuard Launches iPhone App To Help Credit Card Users Catch And Dispute “Grey Charges”

    BillGuard Launches iPhone App To Help Credit Card Users Catch And Dispute “Grey Charges”

    Two years ago, BillGuard launched to help consumers identify fraudulent charges on their credit cards. Now it’s hoping to save them money with the launch of a new iPhone app determined to identify and dispute so-called “grey charges” — that is, charges that they might have agreed to but forgot about. Read More

  • BillGuard Teams Up With Lemon’s Mobile Wallet, Will Alert Users To Fraudulent Charges

    BillGuard Teams Up With Lemon’s Mobile Wallet, Will Alert Users To Fraudulent Charges

    BillGuard, the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011 runner-up offering credit and debit card users protection against fraudulent charges, is today formally announcing its integration with Lemon’s digital wallet application. The integration was actually soft-launched a couple of weeks ago, where it appears to users as a toggle switch beneath any supported credit or debit card stored in… Read More

  • After Saving Users $1M, BillGuard Integrates With Passbook To Track All Your Credit Cards In One Place

    After Saving Users $1M, BillGuard Integrates With Passbook To Track All Your Credit Cards In One Place

    With the launch of iOS 6, Apple added a new feature called Passbook, which will allow users to collect all of their loyalty, rewards, and payment accounts in a single virtual wallet. So far we’ve only seen a few companies take advantage of the app, loyalty rewards startup Kiip. But it’s still a pretty fragmented market — if you want to view your personal debit or credit card… Read More

  • BillGuard

    From Disrupt Runner-Up To $13 Million In Funding, BillGuard Tells All

    BillGuard has come a long way in a short time. The company launched its SaaS product, which automatically scans your credit card statements for unwanted and fraudulent charges, in May of 2011 at Disrupt. Yet, BillGuard has since saved its users nearly $1 million in unwanted or fraudulent charges in just over a year. I sat down with founder and CEO Yaron Samid to discuss the path from Disrupt… Read More

  • BillGuard's 'Anti-Virus' For Bills And Credit Cards Is Now Completely Free For Users

    BillGuard's 'Anti-Virus' For Bills And Credit Cards Is Now Completely Free For Users

    When BillGuard presented their innovative service at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this year, the startup received fairly positive feedback from the panel of judges, which included well-known investor Fred Wilson. For background, BillGuard alerts users of unwanted charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud on credit card bills. The startup essentially crowdsources scams by… Read More

  • Disrupt NYC: The Final Battle (Video)

    After 30 startups launching on stage at Disrupt NYC, it all culminated in the final battle between six finalists: Getaround, BillGuard, Sonar, Do@, ccLoop, and InvoiceASAP. What made this final battle so fascinating to watch was not only the quality of the startups, but the quality of the judges: Fred Wilson, Ron Conway, Marisa Mayer, Roelof Botha, and Josh Kopelman. We put together the… Read More

  • Disrupt NYC, In Tweets

    I am still recovering from Disrupt NYC. It was our biggest event ever, and we’ll be posting more videos and highlights throughout the next few days. But here are a couple of charts that give a snapshot of the activity around the event as measured by Tweets with the event hashtag #TCDisrupt (thanks for the charts, Simply Measured). In the chart above you can see the distribution of… Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is…Getaround!

    Three days and 32 startup pitches later, the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt has been determined. Out of the 30 startups and two audience choice winners, we whittled the list down to six finalists, which include Billguard, ccLoop, Do@, Getaround, InvoiceASAP, and Sonar. Without further ado, the two runners-up are Billguard and Sonar (that’s the first time we’ve had two runners-up). Read More

  • BillGuard Will Track Hidden Fees And Billing Errors On Credit Card Bills

    My Mom meticulously scans every credit card, cable or cell phone bill to ensure that no errors have been made or hidden fees have been issued. I, on the other hand, don’t have the time or the patience to do this. And I’m sure along the line, I’ve been overcharged or scammed in some way. BillGuard, a startup launching to the public today at TechCrunch Disrupt, aims to alert… Read More

  • BillGuard Raises $3M To Track Hidden Fees, Billing Errors On Credit Card Bills

    Personal finance startup BillGuard has raised $3 million in angel funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Chris Dixon, Ron Conway, IA Ventures, Howard Lindzon and Yaron Galai. BillGuard, which is still in private beta, aims to alert users of unwanted charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud on credit card bills. BillGuard essentially crowdsources scams by alerting you when… Read More