At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top California based CEO’ operating in the Payments space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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Co-Founder and CEO of Bolt
Ryan is cofounder and CEO at Bolt, an end-to-end platform that replaces fragmented online shopping, payment, and fraud software. Ryan is also a thought-leader in the digital currency space, having cofounded the Beam currency and started the original Stanford Bitcoin Group. Mr. Breslow is a former Co-Founder and CEO at Sites by Hand. He studied Computer Science at Stanford University.
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About Bolt: Bolt is developing a checkout experience platform that helps retailers convert and retain more of their shoppers.
Co-Founder and CEO of StrongBlock
David Moss is a blockchain expert, keynote speaker and strategic advisor. He has the distinction of holding two prominent roles in the creation of EOS, the decentralized blockchain operating system: as SVP of Technology Operations at Block.One leading EOS technology development; and directing the EOS mainnet launch with the worldwide Block Producer community. Previously David was the founder of a technology and management consultancy for Fortune 100 companies, the founder of a predictive crowd analytics platform, the founding CIO of Edmunds.com, and President of an entertainment production company working with top international artists for major label and television networks.
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About StrongBlock: StrongBlock is a team of highly experienced blockchain, governance, security, and database technology experts.
Founder & CEO of Affirm
Max Levchin is an investor and advisor to emerging technology companies. He was previously the chairman and chief executive officer of HVF, a startup lab focused on extracting insights from recordable information. Levchin co-founded Confinity Inc. in December 1998, and served as the Chief Technology Officer and a director. He also founded NetMeridian Software, a developer of early Internet applications Levchin also serves as chairman of the boards of directors of Yelp Inc. and Kaggle Inc., and as a director of Evernote Corporation.
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About Affirm, Glow, HVF Labs, SciFi VC: Affirm is a financial technology services company that offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.
Founder & CEO of Long-Term Stock Exchange
Eric is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, The Startup Way, and The Leaders Guide (funded by one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time). He’s also the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, practiced by individuals and companies around the world and the inspiration behind the LTSE. He has founded a number of startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies across many industries.
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About IDEO, Long-Term Stock Exchange, Pivotal: The Long-Term Stock Exchange designs an SEC-regulated national securities exchange that aligns great companies and long-term investors.
Co-Founder & CEO of Square
Jack Dorsey is the Co-Founder & CEO of Twitter Ventures
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About Cash App, Square, Twitter Ventures: Block is a merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company that aims to simplify commerce through technology.
Founder and CEO of Coins.ph
Ron Hose CEO of Coins.ph, a company that delivers financial services over mobile to people in Southeast Asia. Prior to coins.ph, Ron was the CTO of the video communication service [TokBox](/organization/tokbox). He co-founded the company with Serge Faguet in 2007. Most recently, Ron was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by [Eric Schmidt](/person/eric-schmidt). Ron graduated from Cornell University with a Masters degree in Computer Science.
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About Coins.ph: Coins.ph delivers financial services over mobile to people who are currently unserved by traditional banks.
CEO and Executive Director of Stellar Development Foundation
Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most successful mission-driven open-source organizations. During her tenure at Mozilla, she led the organization’s business, revenue and policy teams including the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality and the global effort to ensure that people can control their personal data. She also pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities while staying true to its core mission of openness, innovation, and opportunity on the web. A lawyer by trade, Denelle previously served as a general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology. Throughout her career, Denelle has been a vocal advocate for net neutrality, encryption, the disclosure of vulnerabilities by governments, and greater user choice and control.
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About Stellar Development Foundation: Stellar Development Foundation supports the development and growth of Stellar, a blockchain network that connects financial infrastructure.
Chief Executive Officer of Fundbox
A seasoned internet technology executive, Prashant was most recently SVP of Advertising Products at Yahoo, joining the Yahoo team through their acquisition of Flurry, where he was the Chief Product Officer. Prior to Yahoo, Prashant was Senior Director of Product Management at Facebook and Product Director at Google. Prashant received a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He also holds an MA in Business research; an MS in Statistics; a PhD minor in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research; and a PhD in Business, all from Stanford University.
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About Fundbox: Fundbox is an AI-powered financial platform for small businesses.
Co-Founder & CEO of Fast
Domm Holland is the co-founder and CEO of Fast, the world’s fastest online login and checkout platform. An entrepreneur and self-taught engineer, Domm has founded and scaled companies in the logistics, transportation and technology sectors. He previously founded and served as CEO of Tow, an on-demand vehicle towing platform in Australia that processed more than $50M in transactions. During his tenure there, Domm was awarded the top spot on the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and recognized as the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Domm has worked across Australia and the U.S., working in national and multinational telecommunications and technology companies, including Dell, with deep cross-function experience. Domm’s background provides him with a unique perspective that spans R&D, sales and operations, all of which have contributed to his vision for Fast.
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About Fast, FAST Group: Fast provides an online login and checkout solutions designed to provide users with a secure shopping experience.
Co-Founder & CEO of Clip
Adolfo Babatz is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PayClip Inc., a mobile payments platform for Emerging Markets. The company is based in Redwood City, California and Mexico City. Before Clip, Adolfo was responsible for Customer Engagement for PayPal LatinAmerica. Before moving into the product team Adolfo led the team that opened PayPal in Mexico. Right before PayPal, Adolfo studied his MBA at MIT where he specialized in Entrepreneurship & Economics of Information. Prior to MIT, Adolfo was part of the founding team at The Carlyle Group Mexico where he worked as an Analyst. Before joining Carlyle, Adolfo worked as an Advisor for the Executive VicePresident of GrupoDesc, one of Mexico’s largest industrial conglomerates.
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About Clip: Clip is the leading digital payments and commerce enablement platform in Mexico.
Founder & CEO of Stronghold
Tammy is the CEO of Stronghold, an API platform that creates virtual payment networks that enable instant settlement and interoperability between legacy and new payment networks. Tammy served as the first Head of Growth at Stellar, helping the network grow to 4 million users in its first two months. A former partner at accelerator 500 Startups, she invested in portfolio companies and ran the growth and marketing curriculum for its flagship Silicon Valley location. She is a graduate of Singularity University’s GSP11 in Exponential Technologies at NASA Ames where she first learned about Bitcoin from legendary cryptographer Ralph Merkle.
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About Action Factory, Stronghold: Stronghold creates virtual payment networks that give developers access legacy and next-generation payment networks through a simple API.
CEO of Synapse
Fujimoto Shigeo is the CEO at Synapse.
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About Synapse: Synapse is a banking platform that enables companies to provide financial products to their customers.
Co-Founder & CEO of AtoB
Vignan Velivela is the Co-Founder & CEO at AtoB.
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About AtoB: AtoB is a technology company building payments infrastructure for the transportation industry.
CEO & Co-Founder of Very Good Security
Mahmoud and Marshall started Very Good Security to solve recurring data security and privacy challenges faced by organizations in regulated and/or compliant environments. Today’s modern organizations face ever-changing data security challenges in an evolving landscape and require an adaptive approach to cyber security to augment security infrastructure investments. Mahmoud co-founded and served as the CTO of a a YCominbator W2011 company, Balanced Payments, a leading-edge developer friendly payments processor acquired in 2015. He is also an active angel investor, serves as an advisor to numerous FinTech startups, and is an avid fan of cryptography. Mahmoud holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from University of Maryland: College Park. A fun fact is that actually learned to code by reverse engineering Age of Empires and Warcraft III.
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About Very Good Security: Very Good Security is a fintech & data security enablement platform helping to maximize the value of data without compliance & breach risk.
Chief Executive Officer of Finix
Richie Serna serves as the CEO and co-founder at Finix.
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About Finix: From startups to publicly traded companies, Finix offers everything software platforms need to build world-class payments experiences.
Co-Founder and CEO of Migo
Ekechi Nwokah has 20 years of experience building distributed systems and data center infrastructure. He was a visiting professor at Purdue University before leaving academia to join SGI and NASA, where he built large parallel Altix and Origin machines, and was tech lead on COLUMBIA, the fastest supercomputer in the world in 2004. He is also an expert in cloud infrastructure and security, having spent several years at Amazon AWS building cloud services. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.
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About Migo: Migo is a cloud-based platform that allows customers to use loans, make purchases, and withdraw cash without the need for plastic cards.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Visa
Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company, the entity created to raise funds for and host Super Bowl XLVIII, from April 2011 to August 2014. Previously, Alfred Kelly held senior positions at the American Express Company, a global financial services company, for 23 years, including serving as President from July 2007 to April 2010, Group President, Consumer, Small Business and Merchant Services from June 2005 to July 2007, and Group President, U.S. Consumer and Small Business Services from June 2000 to June 2005. Prior to joining American Express, Alfred Kelly was the head of information systems at the White House from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Kelly also held various positions in information systems and financial planning at PepsiCo Inc. from 1981 to 1985. Alfred Kelly currently serves on the board of directors of MetLife Inc, and previously was a director of Affinion Group.
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About NY / NJ Super Bowl, Visa: Visa is a multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world.
Co-Founder & CEO of Resolve
Chris Tsai is the Co-Founder & CEO at Resolve.
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About Resolve: Resolve is a B2B payments platform that offers buy now, pay later billing for business purchases.
CEO of Outspoken
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About Appetize, Outspoken, Outspoken: Outspoken is the most experienced SMS and MMS messaging platform in the US.
CEO, Co-Founder of Scratchpay
John Keatley is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Scratchpay.
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About Pasadena Angels, Scratchpay: Scratchpay is a patient financing solution for veterinary care.
Co-Founder & CEO of Chipper Cash
Ham Serunjogi is a co-founder and CEO at Chipper Cash.
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About Chipper Cash: Chipper Cash is a fintech platform that offers mobile, cross-border money transfer services.
Co-founder & CEO of Recharge
Oisin O’Connor currently works as the co-founder and CEO for ReCharge. He previously worked at Bootstrap Heroes as the co-founder.
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About Recharge: Recharge offers subscription management software for e-commerce businesses.
Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars
Victor Ho is the CEO and Co-Founder of FiveStars, a venture-backed startup building a consumer identity platform that personalizes commerce in the real world by harnessing the power of big data, predictive analytics, and cloud-based marketing automation. Previously, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co.in New York, where he helped multiple Fortune 500 companies build and manage their loyalty and customer retention programs. He was recently selected to Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Victor holds three degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Rubik’s cube enthusiast with a personal best of 45 seconds.
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About Fivestars: Fivestars provides a platform that offers loyalty, marketing, payments, and other services to small merchants and businesses.
Co-Founder and CEO of Paystack
Shola Akinlade is the Co-founder and CEO at Paystack.
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About Paystack: Paystack lets businesses accept payments via credit card, debit card, money transfer and mobile money on their websites or mobile apps.
CEO of OpenNode
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About OpenNode: OpenNode offers accessible way for e-commerce businesses to process bitcoin payments.
CEO and Co-Founder of Spinwheel
Tomás Campos is the CEO and Co-Founder of Spinwheel.
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About Spinwheel: Transform how your business and your customers see, understand, and act on debt with our industry-leading debt APIs and drop-in modules.
CEO of OODA Health
Seth is CEO and Co-Founder of OODA Health. Previous to OODA Health, Seth served as the Vice President of Sales and Alliances for Castlight Health. At Castlight, Seth led the team responsible for market partnerships and key national accounts. Seth was one of the earliest employees at Castlight and served on the leadership team. Seth is currently a member of Castlight’s board of directors. Prior to Castlight, Seth was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Seth was a member of the Healthcare Payer and Provider Practice and a founding member of McKinsey’s Center for Healthcare Reform. Seth earned an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Seth completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University as a Phi Beta Kappa.
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About OODA Health: OODA Health is a healthcare technology company that offers a software billing platform for providers, payers, patients, and insurers.
Founder and CEO of Clover
John is co-founder and CEO of Clover Network, Inc. (a First Data Company). Previously, he was an EIR at Sutter Hill Ventures and a founding engineer at Bix (acquired by Yahoo!). He also built distributed systems at BEA and Sun and got his start in consulting at Cambridge Technology Partners. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
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About Clover: Clover is a cloud-based open business operating system, powered by Android-based devices.
Co-founder & CEO of Helium Health
Goke is one of Africa’s finest entrepreneurs at the forefront of technology disruptions across Africa. A Johns Hopkins University alumni and previously an engineer at eBay, PayPal and Goldman Sachs in the U.S., Goke has a penchant for solving tough problems. He served on the founding team of Africa’s leading social network with 30m+ users and received multiple honours/awards from Forbes, Chevron, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, etc.
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About Helium Health, MAGIC Fund: Helium Health is an EHR company specializing in developing hospital software to manage patients’ health records and data.
Executive Chairman & CEO of Emergent Payments
Mitch Davis is a digital media pioneer with a long record of entrepreneurial success. As founder, chairman, and CEO of Massive Incorporated, Davis sparked a revolution in the video game industry with the introduction of the world’s first and largest in-game advertising network, which unlocked new revenue opportunities for publishers while delivering global reach and targeted, high-value impressions for advertisers. At the time of its sale to Microsoft in 2006, Massive’s exclusive network served more than 80 blue chip advertisers including Coke, Toyota, and every Hollywood studio, and served ads in top-selling titles from 40 publishers including EA, Activision, THQ, Take 2, Sony Online Entertainment, Disney, and Vivendi Universal Games. Over the course of his career, Davis has worked with over 73 video games from 40 different developers across multiple genres. Mitch is currently the Co-Founder and Chairman of Live Gamer, the leading global monetization platform & the world’s first combined e-commerce and advertising platform. Other entrepreneurial successes include co-founding Digital Rights, subsequently acquired by Liberty One; as well as co-founding Parcelhouse, an international middleware software developer with clients including FedEx, DHL, and IKEA. During his tenure as Senior Vice President of Encyclopedia Britannica, Davis had P&L responsibility for the Britannica.com and CD Rom business units.
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About Emergent Payments: Emergent provides optimized payment solutions for merchants in high growth markets including India, South East Asia and Latin America.
Founder and CEO of PayNearMe
Danny Shader is the founder and CEO of PayNearMe, the world’s only real-time electronic cash transaction network. PayNearMe is used by financial institutions, utilities companies, property managers and other businesses to digitize cash collections and eliminate the hassle of manual collection methods such as money orders. The service allows consumers who need to use or prefer cash, to easily make payments at over 17,000 retail locations including 7-Eleven and Family Dollar stores using cash. Danny has a long history of building innovative, high-growth companies. In 2000, he was tapped by Eric Hahn to lead Good Technology, a struggling company that made MP3 players that attached to PDAs. He scrapped the hardware plan, built a corporate messaging service to run on devices competing with BlackBerry, and by 2004, had Good’s software running on Palm Treo, RIM’s main competitor. Three years later, Motorola bought Good for $500 million. Before Good Technology, Danny co-founded Accept.com, the first consumer-to-consumer payment services company, which he sold to Amazon in 1999 for $175 million. Danny holds an engineering degree from University of California Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University. Follow him on Twitter at @dshader.
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About Handle Financial, PayNearMe: PayNearMe is a provider of web and mobile-based cash payments platform designed to facilitate online purchases and bill payments.
Founder & CEO of True North Cos.
True North Cos. is a private investment and advisory firm building valuable, enduring businesses in technology, financial services and consumer products. Founded in 2012 by Mike Shim, a corporate/M&A lawyer-turned tech executive, entrepreneur and venture investor based in Silicon Valley, True North Cos. works with world-beating leaders at startups and Fortune 500 companies alike to build more purposeful companies. Purposeful companies share a common mission of improving the world through business, while delivering superior long-term returns to their employees, investors and the communities they serve.
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About DigiSure, Nextury Ventures, True North Cos.: Building companies with purpose.
Brian McLaren Foote
Founder & CEO of HUMBL
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About HUMBL: HUMBL provides merchant services software which is being developed to accommodate the migration by governments to digital forms.
CEO of Kiu Global
Steve is a parallel entrepreneur and angel investor. In his role as the Managing Partner of Lotus Impact, Steve is an enthusiastic pioneer in investing in Vietnam’s and South East Asian startup ecosystem with technological and financial insight from Silicon Valley. He was one of the first members of Oracle. He has founded and sold over 17 profitable companies. Has a network of 200+ investors, 1000+ startups, 100+ ecosystem supporters
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About Kiu Global: Kiu means “Bridge”. Your digital bridge to transform your business. We are a digital bridge that connect people and businesses together.
Founder & CEO of TRAY
Peter Kellis is the Founder & CEO at TRAY.
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About TRAY: TRAY® is a complete point of sale system for the enterprise that specializes in self-service ordering.
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder of YapStone
Tom co-founded YapStone, Inc. in 1999 and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Villante served as the Chief Executive Officer of YapStone, Inc. He served as a Partner of The Seidler Company (“TSC”), a leveraged buyout firm in Los Angeles.
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About YapStone: YapStone is a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets.
CEO and Co-Founder of Oyster
Vilash Poovala has over 19 years of product management and business development experience (mobile, e-commerce, financial services and payments). He has joined Allegro as Chief Product & Technology Officer of Allegro EMEA in January 2017. As a member of the leadership team he focus on the successful execution of Allegro’s strategic Objectives by Establishing the company’s tech and product vision, steering the product roadmap and leading all aspects of the company’s technology development. Vilash has served as an adviser and / or developer for several payments / commerce startups; most notably, they Of These startups, PlayerScale, was acquired by Yahoo in May 2013. His fascination and passion for payments was first sparked while building cutting edge products to ease wallet online checkout payments at his first startup, Globeset which was acqui-hired to Visa in 2000. Most recently, Vilash was the co-founder and CTO of Clip, and mobile POS provider in LATAM. In addition this being the CTO, he helped raise $ 40M in multiple rounds of funding. Prior joining this clip, Vilash was the Sr. Director of Products for Consumer and Merchant Acceptance at V.me by Visa. He successfully launched V.me wallet and checkout across the top 33 of the US e-tailers. Vilash also worked at PayPal where he focused on rolling out new markets and products like PayPal debit card and Transactional Credit.
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About Infinitec Solutions GmbH, Oyster: Oyster is a provider of digital financial services intended for freelancers, startups, and SME’s.
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Chief of Staff to CEO of Plastiq
Mary McLaughlin is the Chief of Staff at Plastiq.
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About Plastiq: Plastiq offers a bill pay service for businesses to better manage their cash flow.
CEO, Co-Founder of Metal Pay
Marshall Hayner is CEO and Co-Founder of Metal, a payments processing platform that pays people cryptocurrency for making transactions on the blockchain. Marshall believes that Metal can change the way the world views money. Not only has Marshall started the first Facebook integrated bitcoin wallet QuickCoin in 2014, but he has worked on numerous digital currency projects including Dogecoin, Stellar, Block.io, ChangeTip, and the Bitcoin Fair. Marshall is an advocate for social good and has started the Metal Foundation to promote social causes through cryptocurrency.
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About Metal Pay: Metal Pay develops a blockchain based payments and rewards wallet for digital assets.
Co-Founder and CEO of Deserve
Kalpesh Kapadia is the Co-Founder and CEO at Deserve.
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About Deserve: Deserve offers fair credit products for young people and a cloud-based credit card platform for businesses.
CEO & President of LISNR
Eric Allen President former CTO (Japanese conglomerate), CEO (2 Exits);former Gracenote GM running $250M business unit in audio fingerprinting.
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About LISNR, LISNR: LISNR enables secure and seamless data transmission using the most advanced ultrasonic data technology
CEO and Founder of Veem
Marwan Forzley is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Veem, a next-generation global payment provider that enables businesses to quickly and securely send and receive payments in local currency. Veem uses the blockchain as a new settlement rail to enable frictionless and inexpensive payments. Prior to Align Commerce, Forzley founded and served as CEO of eBillme, an online payment solution that extended online banking to the merchant’s checkout process. After selling eBillme to Western Union, Forzley joined the Western Union’s digital team as General Manager, eCommerce, and Strategic Partnerships. With extensive experience and expertise in eCommerce infrastructure, mobile payments, content delivery, and alternative payments, Forzley is one of the top entrepreneurs working to pioneer better payment systems.
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About Veem: Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds.
CEO and Co-Founder of Papaya
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About Papaya: Papaya is a developer of an online mobile application and payments technology designed to simplify bill payment for consumers.
Co-Founder and CEO of Eco
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About Eco: Eco provides a digital cryptocurrency platform that can be used as a payment tool for daily-use transactions.
CEO & Founder of Earnin
Ram Palaniappan is the founder and chief executive officer of Earnin. Ram spends his time finding ways to buck the status quo, creating new financial products that are not evil.
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About Earnin: Earnin gives people access to their pay directly from their smartphones, whenever they need it
Founder & CEO of ProducePay
Pablo Schwarzbeck is the Co-Founder and CEO at ProducePay.
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About ProducePay: ProducePay is an agriculture fin-tech start-up providing financing, analytics, and marketplace tools for the fresh produce market.
CEO of PayZen
Prior to Co-Founding PayZen Itzik started and lead Beyond Finance, a leading FinTech firm that focused on improving the debt resolution product in the U.S. Itzik started Beyond Finance after three years at Prosper Marketplace where he served as Chief Business Officer leading top-line growth, partnerships, and strategy. Prior to focusing on FinTech Itzik was the founder of ClipSync, a leading interactive video platform. Itzik was a part of the early team at WebEx Communications, the Web Meeting Applications Company Acquired by Cisco Systems. At WebEx, he focused on strategic business and corporate development and reported to the Chief Executive Officer. As a professional basketball player in the Euroleague, Itzik played for Maccabi Tel-Aviv, a 5-time EuroLeague champion. Mr. Cohen also served in the Israeli Air Force.
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About PayZen: PayZen is a health care fintech startup that aims to tackle the growing patient payment responsibility problem.
Founder & CEO of Kickback
Franky Bernstein is Founder & CEO at Markett.
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About Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, InterWallet, Kickback, Markett: Kickback is a social shopping app that gives users exclusive brand discounts, cash back, and significant incentives to recommend friends.
Co-Founder & CEO of Exactuals
Mike Hurst is a Co-Founder & CEO at Exactuals.Mike is a software industry veteran who spent many years at Oracle helping traditional software companies launch Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. During his time as a senior manager at Oracle, Mike was exposed to the inefficiencies surrounding residuals distribution in the media and entertainment industry, and he began to develop the relationships and insights that would form the basis for Exactuals. He incubated the business model over the course of his time at Stanford Graduate School of Business with guidance from some of Silicon Valley’s most trusted advisors. Mike holds degrees from Santa Clara University and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
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About Exactuals: Exactuals is a SaaS payments company that focuses on royalty/residual based markets.
CEO & Co-Founder of Exactuals
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About Exactuals: Exactuals is a SaaS payments company that focuses on royalty/residual based markets.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Verto
Anthony Oduu is the co-founder and co-CEO at VertoFX.
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About Verto: We power cross‑border payments for the world’s fastest‑growing startups and enterprises.
Co-Founder & CEO of Pay By Group
Camilo Acosta is the Product Team Lead at Facebook.
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About Meta, Pay By Group, Private Angel Investor: Pay By Group is an checkout option on travel and retail e-commerce sites that lets friends and families split the cost and pay together.
Co-Founder & CEO of Hint Health
Zak Holdsworth is the Co-founder & CEO at Hint Health.
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About Hint Health: Hint Health fixes healthcare system by fundamentally restructuring the way that care is delivered.
Founder & CEO of CyborgOps
Founder & CEO at CyborgOps. YC alum, 2012. Inventor, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Mastermind.
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About Argumentum, CyborgOps: The World’s Last Call Center.
CEO and Co-Founder of RevenueCat
Jacob Eiting is the CEO and Co-Founder of RevenueCat.
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About RevenueCat: RevenueCat is a mobile subscription toolkit that makes it easy to build and manage in-app purchases and subscriptions.
CEO of Paystand
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About Forbes Finance Council, Founders Network, Paystand, Sharkbait Labs, University of California, Santa Barbara, ZipZap: Paystand is a cloud-based billing and payment platform for B2B companies.
CEO and Founder of Enfore
Marco Boerries is a German entrepreneur with a passion for making ideas work. Inspired by a Silicon Valley school exchange back in 1984, he founded his first company Star Division, as a 16-year-old in 1985. The company created the popular office suite StarOffice and later OpenOffice.org. Marco sold Star Division to Sun Microsystems in 1999 and stayed on as Vice President of Desktop & Webtop Software until 2001. In parallel to Star Division he started his second company Star Finanz as a joint-venture with the Deutsche Sparkassen Organisation in 1996, to re-invent online banking with StarMoney – that became the leading product in Germany. Marco sold his share in StarFinanz to his joint venture partners in 2001. After leaving Sun Microsystems and selling Star Finanz, Marco started his third company Verdisoft in the summer of 2001 based in Palo Alto, California and Hamburg, Germany. At Verdisoft Marco and his team developed the Connected Life platform for connected devices like computers, smart phones and connected TV’s. Starting in 2003 Verdisoft was able to showcase solutions on the ConnectedLife platform, that resemble what we know from services like iCloud today. Marco sold Verdisoft to Yahoo in early 2005 and stayed on to lead the ConnectedLife division until early 2009 – driving Yahoo’s Broadband, Mobile and TV efforts, globally. Returning back to Germany in 2009 Marco started his fourth company NumberFour in Berlin to re-imagine the way small businesses are run, and later established offices in Hamburg, Germany and Palo Alto, California. Together with his team he is working extremely hard to develop and design a business platform to fulfill NumberFour’s Mission “Helping 200 Million+ Run Their Business”. Marco Quote: I deeply care about enabling small businesses to become more competitive and successful. Having started four businesses myself, I know how hard and rewarding it can be at the same time. Small is beautiful!
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About Enfore: Enfore is a business platform paired with a collection of versatile apps for smartphones, tablets and personal computers.
Founder & CEO of MovoCash
Mr. Eric Solis Co-Founded MovoCash, Inc. in 2014 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Solis has over 15-years of senior level management experience in digital finance including; payments, micro-investing, securities, money transfer systems, transfer agents and record keeping. With a long track record of success as an entrepreneur and innovator, he was selected by The Center for Financial Service Innovation and Fortune Magazine as being one of the top innovators in the country and he is featured in the New York Times, BusinessWeek and many other national publications for his contribution in the advancement of digital finance. He has extensive experience in all phases of executive management including business and corporate development, financial management, strategic planning, M&A, capital structure, treasury management, agile project management, operations, executive coaching and mentoring as well as expert public speaking skills with local and national media experience.
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About MovoCash: MovoCash is a financial services company that specializes in P2P Payments, Mobile Banking, Fintech, and Finserv.
Chief Executive Officer of Wyre
Michael Dunworth Formerly CRM Manager and Analyst at Midwinter Financial. Co-Founded FullSociety.com in 2011 and merged with TimeOut.com in 2012.
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About The Daily Meme, Wyre: Wyre develops a wide variety of payment APIs that offer a fast and cost-effective way of transferring money.
CEO and Co-founder of Wyre
Ioannis Giannaros Co-Founder of snapCard, Founder of ASPRO SEO, Exp. w/ both Enterprise (SafeNet) & Start-up (WebMechanix) Online Marketing.
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About Wyre: Wyre develops a wide variety of payment APIs that offer a fast and cost-effective way of transferring money.
Founder & CEO of Estereum
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About CoinCentre, Estereum, IVENGA: Estereum is a crypto startup that is creating a new direction in blockchain commerce for small and medium businesses in a legal framework.
Founder & CEO of Womply
Toby Scammell is the founder and CEO of Womply, a technology company that helps small businesses attract, engage, and retain more customers. Mr. Scammell founded Womply in 2011 after seeing first-hand how underserved America’s small businesses were by technology. Today, he leads the strategic vision for many of the company’s core functions and works closely with all members of Womply’s executive team, with a particular focus on the intersection of product development and go-to-market activities. Under Mr. Scammell’s leadership, Womply has acquired more than 100,000 paying small business customers, become the leading software partner to America’s credit card processing industry, raised $50 million in growth funding, and expanded to hundreds of employees across offices in San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; and Lehi, Utah. Mr. Scammell is a serial entrepreneur with a strong business background. Prior to founding Womply, he co-founded Feastery, where he spent over a year solving customer acquisition and loyalty problems for restaurants in San Francisco. Before that, he was a successful associate consultant at Bain & Company, one of the world’s top management consulting firms. During high school and college, Toby started and ran a variety of small online businesses including a Costco-delivery service and company that sold advertising to local restaurants, bars, and lounges. Mr. Scammell graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, with an emphasis in global business.He is an active angel investor and advisor to a variety of startups.
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About Womply: A local commerce platform that provides apps, APIs, marketing, and financial tools for over 500,000 American businesses.
Founder, CEO of Kugamon
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About Kugamon: CPQ (Configure Price Quote), Q2C (Quote to Cash), and SRM (Subscription Management) for Salesforce
CEO / Co-Founder of Domuso
Damian Langere is Founder at Domuso Inc.
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About Domuso, Gelt Venture Capital, Gelt, Inc.: Domuso is a next-gen financial services platform offering comprehensive payment processing solutions for multifamily properties.
Founder & CEO of Checkbook
PJ Gupta is from the payments industry and the founder of Checkbook Inc.Checkbook has built a payment system that makes it remarkably easy for online Merchants to accept or send Digital Checks online.
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About Checkbook: Checkbook is connecting the last mile in push payments using DigitalChecks for Instant Payments.
Co-Founder & CEO of GiftRocket
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About GiftRocket, Tremendous: GiftRocket provides online gift cards for restaurants, bars, spas, shopping, night life and food.
Founder & CEO of Inspired
Stephen Ready is the CEO and Founder of Inspired. He is a former Co-Founder of Synergy and CEO & Founder of VCT – Member Experience Advisors. Stephen received a bachelor’s degree in Finance at Lehigh University.
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About Inspired: Anti-status quo social impact.
Founder & CEO of Treasury Prime
Chris Dean is the Co-founder & CEO at Treasury Prime.
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About Treasury Prime: Treasury Prime is a Banking-as-a-Service company that connects banks and FinTechs through an API.
CEO / Founder of Evergent Technologies, Inc.
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About Evergent Technologies, Inc.: Fast, Flexible, Scalable Subscription, Billing and User Management for Global Cloud Video Service Providers.
Co-Founder & CEO of Scalefast
Nicolas Stehle is the founder and CEO at Scalefast, a leading full-service e-commerce solution provider that builds and operates Direct-to-Consumer online stores for brands that want to accelerate online sales without the time, cost, and risk of in-house development. After creating five companies in just 15 years, Nicolas is considered a serial entrepreneur in high tech fields. With Scalefast, his biggest venture to-date, Nicolas helps clients build and manage brands’ global e-commerce channels so they can focus on their customers’ needs. Since its inception in 2014, Scalefast Enterprise Cloud Commerce Platform has processed more than 14 million transactions, in 240 countries, for major brands like Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco Entertainment. With offices in Los Angeles, Paris and Madrid, Scalefast brings a synchronized, international team to deliver consistent digital consumer experience around the globe. Throughout his career, Nicolas has developed a reputation for creating successful start-ups and managing the high-impact growth within each of the companies. In total, Nicolas founded and held executive roles in three companies (Scalefast, Like Me I’m Famous and Everbee), and non-executive director and board member positions in two others (Flexycore and Slimpay). Before he graduated university, Nicolas patented an innovative approach to Network Security, raised 3M€ for the technology and had a fully operational business. He has a wide swath of experience with tech companies in a variety of industries ranging from Network security (Everbee), big data (Like Me I’m Famous), Payment (Slimpay) and successfully exited Flexycore, first French company acquired by Google Inc.
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About Scalefast: Scalefast is a digital commerce solution that simplifies and streamlines e-Commerce for inspirational brands.
Founder & CEO of Allset
Founder of Settle.
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About Allset, Branded Hospitality Marketplace: Marketplace for restaurants and local diners. Online ordering and contactless solutions to serve customers commission-free.
CEO & Founder of Paymentwall
Honor Gunday is the founder and CEO of Paymentwall. Before launching Paymentwall, Gunday was the CEO of OutCubator, a virtual incubator that launched innovative startups such as Adperk.com (incentivized video advertising platform), MiNeeds (services marketplace), Rofo.com (a search engine), and Zurna.com (a Turkish social network). While working on Zurna, he and his team pioneered virtual currency payments by integrating with various mobile and offline payment methods to monetize the userbase. Honor started his professional career as a program manager at Expedia.com. He worked with 12 cruiselines and unified them on a single platform and launched the initial version of the Cruise product, creating one of the world’s largest cruise agency. Gunday graduated with a B.S in Technology Management from Stanford University and speaks fluentl English, French, Spanish and Turkish.
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About FasterPay, Paymentwall, Terminal3: Paymentwall is a global payments platform which provides 150 local payment methods, incl. credit cards and e-wallets, in 200+ countries.
CEO/Co-Founder of FetchyFox
Christina is obsessed with building the future and solving complex problems. She speaks on AI, digital transformation, customer experience, and human centered design. Christina is elected to the Airport Council International Steering Group for Marketing and Customer Experience. Prior to FetchyFox, Christina was VP Client Solutions for API.AI/DialogFlow (exit Google 2016) where she helped build the successful AI company. Christina led BD, sales and served as the main technical point of contact for the company from their launch in September 2014. Christina also worked at Lockheed Martin in Ballistic Missile Defense, Satellite Systems and VR. She has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and is deeply passionate about painting, and Jiu Jitsu.
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About Airports Council International – Aci World, FetchyFox: The Digital Marketplace and AI Intelligence Platform for public spaces, like airports.
Cathrine W. Andersen
Co-Founder, CEO of Corpay One
Cathrine Andersen is the co-founder and CEO at Roger.
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About Corpay One: Corpay One is a leading company card and bill pay solution for small-and-medium-sized businesses.
Co-founder & CEO of Tithe.ly
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About Tithe.ly: Helping your church grow financially with fast, elegant and innovative solutions.
CEO and Founder of Treez
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About Treez: The leading enterprise cloud commerce platform that streamlines retail and supply chain operations within the cannabis market.
CEO & Co-Founder of Omnivore
Responsible for the overall vision of Omnivore. Expert in cloud solutions, technology and business initiatives, with career successes at Wells Fargo Bank and company-critical consulting projects for clients including Adobe, Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Google, and Intel.
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About Omnivore: Omnivore offers a point-of-sale integration API allowing uniform access to the POS systems.
Chief Executive Officer of LendingUSA
Camilo is the founder and CEO of LendingUSA, an online marketplace Point of Sale (POS) lender with a mission to finance the important moments in life. LendingUSA focuses on the relationships behind business transactions, not just loans. Borrowers are provided fast, paperless loans with affordable financing options serving a large network of merchants covering the medical, dental and the legal markets and other select merchant categories. Camilo is known for being able to successfully grow businesses, having independently raised $55 million of equity to expand LendingUSA. In addition to LendingUSA, Camilo founded, organized and owns several successful businesses in the legal, financial and investment industries. In 1999, Camilo founded his first company, Attorney Search Network, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing state bar-certified attorney referral services. Beginning in 2005, Camilo expanded his internet business by creating a portfolio of loan origination websites to include such brands as; Pet Loans, Dental Loans, Surgery Loans, Bridal Loans, Medical Financing and Legal Financing. All brands share one common denominator, they focus on providing borrowers with “happy loans” as Camilo refers to it. All these brands are now part of LendingUSA.
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About LendingUSA: Provides Point-of-Sale merchant financing solutions serving specialty niche markets.
Founder & CEO of Returnly
Eduardo Vilar is the founder and CEO of Returnly.
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About Returnly: Returnly is the provider of digital return experiences for direct-to-consumer brands.
Founder, CEO of 4Cube
Shaker is the founder of 4Cube Global providing Mobile Payments for the Underserved. Shaker was previously Vice President – Digital Assets at Strevus Inc. and ran TD Securities’ Global Operations teams for Client Onboarding, AML, Security Data Management and Settlement Instructions. Prior to his role at TD, Shaker was a Management Consultant with Deloitte Consulting and has worked as CEO of Mango, a financial services company operating out of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
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About 4Cube, Strevus: 4Cube provides mobile payments for the unbanked and underbanked consumers
Founder & CEO of Protecht
Bryan Derbyshire joined Protecht as Founder & CEO in 2016.Insurance, Payment, and Technology Executive that is interested in transactional business models, integrated payments, insurance, and disrupting the proverbial status quo from a business standpoint. I am focused on revenue and execution while always learning and feeding my inquisitive side. “SIMPLICITY IS HARD TO BUILD, EASY TO USE, AND HARD TO CHARGE FOR… COMPLEXITY IS EASY TO BUILD, HARD TO USE, AND EASY TO CHARGE FOR.” – Chris Sacca
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About FanShield, Protecht, ShopGuarantee: Protecht is an insurtech company that utilizes embedded technologies to distribute insurance products to consumers globally.
Founder and CEO of Tron
Justin Sun, born in 1990, master of University of Pennsylvania, bachelor of Peking University,founder and CEO of mobile social application Peiwo and TRON, the former chief representative for Greater China of Ripple. 2011 Asia Weekly Cover People; 2014 Davos Global Shaper; 2015 CNTV new figure of the year; 2017 Forbes Asia 30 under 30 entrepreneurs;2015/2017 Forbes China 30 Under-30s; The Only Millennial Student in the first batch of entrepreneurs at Hupan University.
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About Tron: Tron is a decentralized content entertainment protocol based on blockchain technology.
CEO of Incode Technologies
Ricardo Amper is the CEO of Incode Technologies.
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About Incode Technologies: Incode Technologies is a real-life verification company that specializes in omnichannel biometric identity.
Founder & CEO of INAMO
Started my career as a junior software engineer at Edward Lumley and Sons & then moved up to Senior Software Engineer at Honeywell. Had a long stint in sports management before founding Australia’s first online sports registration and ticketing portal, SportsDNA, in 2000. Unfortunately the dot com bust followed soon after and there was no funding available in the industry to continue. After a sabbatical, I founded Travellersxpress that went on to become one of Australia’s largest inbound working holiday companies. In 2010, Travellersxpress launched the industry’s first Visa Prepaid Travel Card in conjunction with Macquarie Bank. Having exited Travellersxpress and another sabbatical, I started The Card Group in 2013, which provided white label prepaid cards and reward solutions to sporting teams. I then went on to start INAMO and collaborated with Visa to pilot WaveShades (Pay-by-Sunglasses) at all 5 Fringe Music Festivals throughout Australia. Visa US demonstrated WaveShades at SXSW. Relocated to Santa Monica, California where we piloted the first contactless wearable in the U.S that resulted in us partnering with VISA. We’re now in stealth to prepare to launch in 2021.
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About INAMO, The Card Group Pty Ltd: INAMO’s video-messaging payment platform enables companies to reward their employees & clients while reinforcing their brand & core message.
Founder and CEO of Plasso
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About Advise.me, Build It WIth Me, Letter, Plasso, The Industry: Accept payments and sell anything. Plasso is the best way to make money online.
Founder/CEO of BillTrim
Dipesh Desai is a technology entrepreneur looking to make an impact on the world. He cofounded BillTrim with Anu. He believes BillTrim is the future for all the bills.
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About BillTrim, ExcelNow!, igopal, University of Houston: Upload your monthly bills, we’ll reduce them!
CEO and Founder of Pilot
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About Pilot: Pilot takes care of payroll, benefits, and compliance for US-based companies with remote international teams.
Co-founder and CEO of CoinBeyond
Tech entrepreneur seeking solutions to problems facing the bitcoin community. Co-founder and CEO of CoinBeyond.
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About CoinBeyond: Modern Payment Processing, Simplified.
Co-Founder & CEO of MinkasuPay
Anbu Gounder is a Co-Founder of Minkasu, a seed funded mobile payment startup in the Silicon valley. Most recently, Anbu was CFO of Dapper, an online display optimization company, which was acquired by Yahoo for $55 million. Prior to Dapper, Anbu was VP of Finance & Administration at Efficient Frontier. Efficient Frontier was a leading online marketing (search, display and social) optimization company with over $1 billion advertising spend under management and with operations in 7 countries. Efficient Frontier was acquired by Adobe in 2011 for $400 million. Anbu’s prior experience includes management roles at XPFLOW Software, Elance/Upwork and Junglee/Amazon.com. Anbu received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras, India and an MBA from the University of Texas. He is also a Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant, and Company Secretary.
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About MinkasuPay: MinkasuPay is a mobile payment solution that uses the smartphone as an authentication device to make payments on any device and any channel.
Co-Founder & CEO of DeFiner
Jason Wu is the founder and CEO of DeFiner. He has a profound knowledge in applying blockchain technology into solving real world problems. As a current member of the CFA institute, he is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion and open finance with the help of blockchain, smart contract and sharing economy. Jason has quickly established himself as a subject matter expert and adviser to numerous organizations in the areas of token economics, smart contact integration and blockchain architecture. In 2018, Jason established Definer.org lending platform to simplify the process of decentralized digital currency transactions. Jason holds an MBA with Honors from Ohio State University
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About DeFiner: DeFiner is a decentralized finance network for crypto savings, loans, and payments.
CEO of ManageCasa
Peter spent 10+ years at Cisco in sales and business development roles, was the co-founder of Balluun, and earned an Engineering Degree from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. Peter has also made investments in technology startups as well as real estate. Peter has over 19 years experience managing rental properties.
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About ManageCasa: The leading intuitive, interactive and automated software for property managers, associations and landlords.
Co-founder and CEO of Omnyway
Ashok Narasimhan He is currently the CEO of Omnyway, a platform that empowers retailers, banks and brands to build a contextual digital commerce ecosystem.
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About Omnyway, The Angels’ Forum, TiE: Livestream commerce with integrated global payments
Founder & CEO of Payment.Ninja
Founder at Payment.Ninja.
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About CardQL, FinHub Global, Payment.Ninja: Payment.Ninja is an online payment gateway that accepts Visa and MasterCard.
Founder & CEO of PandaPay
Charles Huang is the Founder & CEO of PandaPay.io. Charles graduated from MIT in 2013 with a degree in Materials Science & Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, Charles began working at big data company Palantir Technologies as a member of the Forward Deployed Engineering team. He left to pursue building VPI’s first product, Charitweet, a social fundraising platform that launched successful campaigns with Fidelity Charitable, Water.org, and Pantene. Charles spearheaded VPI’s pivot to PandaPay in 2015 and has overseen its operation for the past two years.
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About Charitweet, PandaPay: PandaPay builds payments infrastructure for social good.
CEO and Co-Founder of Rightfoot
Danielle Pensack is the CEO and Co-Founder at Rightfoot.
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About Rightfoot: Rightfoot enables developers to quickly and easily add debt repayment to any application.
CEO of NETbilling
NETbilling is the one of the largest payment gateway, merchant account and center providers in the transaction processing Industry. Raised in Florida, and educated in Boston, Farber moved to California in 1990. His interest in computer technology and the Internet eventually lead to starting NETbilling while operating his own e-commerce sites. Today NETbilling is used worldwide by thousands of e-commerce and retail merchants, with a processing system and call center facility offering unparalleled control and flexibility at extremely competitive prices.
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About NETbilling: NETbilling is a popular payment processing company.
CEO of Chargezoom
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About Chargezoom: Chargezoom is an embedded finance company offering integrated payments.
CEO, Founder & Chairman of the Board of Citcon
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About Citcon: Citcon is a mobile payment network that enables global merchants to accept payments from consumers.
CEO of Deep Labs
Dr. Scott Edington provides executive leadership and oversight for Deep Labs. Edington’s career spans over two decades of creating next generation technology capabilities in the Payments, Defense, and Intelligence sectors. Prior to founding Deep Labs, Edington served as the Global Head of Research & Development for Visa Inc. Edington played a critical role in both the formulation and execution of Visa’s innovation and technology strategies and served as a member of Visa’s Architectural Leadership Board (ALB).. Prior to joining Visa, Edington was a technology executive at Booz Allen Hamilton where he ran the firm’s Technology Injection (emerging technologies) practice. In this capacity he was responsible for all of Booz Allen’s technology injection, R&D, strategic prototyping, and knowledge management & information sharing efforts. Edington also directed the firm’s external technology relationships with Academia, National labs, the vendor community and various technology incubators. Edington has served as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University and as a member of the Virginia Research and Technology Commission (VRTAC), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), and the Industry Diversity Council. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University; and industry certifications in the areas of security, strategy, and network computing.
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About Deep Labs, Georgetown University: Deep Labs is an AI startup that creates patented persona-based, context-aware decisions, and risk systems.
Co-Founder and Interim CEO and President of HumansFirst
Co-Founder at HumansFirst Technology. Launched HER® powered by ColdSmoke, a patent pending SaaS platform for mapping natural language (voice or text) to web services APIs. M&A, Fundraising and IPO success. Interests include taking products to market, leading early stage business development efforts, international sales, marketing and strategic growth. Specialties: AI monetization, business development, fundraising, strategic planning, sales team leadership, marketing
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About HumansFirst: HumansFirst develops SaaS platform for mapping natural language to web services APIs.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of Flipcause
Business executive and entrepreneur passionate about social impact and the nonprofit community. Experience includes renewable energy, technology, and social enterprise. Recognized for identifying problems, contributing innovative solutions, and spearheading change.
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About Flipcause: Fundraising technology and services for nonprofits