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This list showcases the top San Francisco 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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.
CEO & Co-Founder of Acquire App
Florent Breton is the CEO and Co-Founder of Acquire App.
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About Acquire App: Sell a curated selection of products through stunning checkout pages with embedded checkout.
CEO & Co-Founder of Vytality Health (Peakfoqus)
A technologist, healthcare advocate and researcher, Minda spent the past 15 years illuminating how to reform healthcare and education for better performance using technology. She is passionate about the effective use of data and community relationships to develop innovative processes that improve information and performance. A New Yorker living bicoastally with San Francisco Bay Area, Minda founded and leads Peakfoqus, a company that designs focused, smart solutions for peak health, currently working with the senior market. She aims to improve and integrate technology in a way that makes a transformative difference for people. Minda holds a masters degree in human development & psychology from Harvard University. She also produced TEDxBushwick, having founded it in 2015. Her ultimate goal is to raise the level of love in action in the world, and develop technology in support of humanity.
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About Founder Institute, Vytality Health (Peakfoqus): Our co-caring community provides users with personalized social networks for physical and emotional support of their health goals & needs.
Co-Founder & CEO of Candex
Jeremy Lappin is a CEO at Candex and a former founder and CEO at BountyJobs, Inc.
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About Candex, Talygon: Candex is a fintech vendor that engages track and pays for any good or service.
Co-Founder and CEO of Qwil
Johnny is the CEO and co-founder of Qwil, which focuses on providing individual contractors, freelancers, and small businesses with financial tools and solutions.
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About Qwil: Qwil provides individual contractors, freelancers, and small businesses with financial tools and solutions.
CEO & Co-Founder of WeTravel
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About WeTravel: WeTravel is an online payment platform that offers organizers with pre-departure tools to collect funds and organize logistics.
Founder & CEO of Poynt
Osama Bedier is former Vice President of Payments at Google and head of Google Wallet. He previously held the position of Vice President of the Platform & New Ventures at PayPal. Osama Joined eBay/PayPal in 2002 – since then, he has held multiple engineering and product development management responsibilities including next generation eBay re-Architecture, International Product development, Merchant Services Technology, and most recently all product development. Prior to PayPal, Osama ran technology for CoolCast, Inc., served as Sr. Manager of eCommerce at Gatway and managed a web team at AT&T.
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About Poynt: Poynt is a technology company that builds hardware and software tools for businesses.
CEO & Co-Founder of Highnote
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About Bay1, Highnote: Highnote is the world’s most modern card platform, purpose-built to grow customer loyalty, engagement, and revenue.
Founder and CEO of Headnote
Sarah Schaaf is the founder and CEO of Headnote. She previously worked for various companies including SVB Financial Group, NFX Guild, Google, Inc., Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall, LLP, and more. Sarah holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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About Headnote: Headnote powers compliant ePayments for the $276B US legal industry.
CEO of Plastyc
Patrice Peyret has more than 20 years of global Infocom industry expertise. He is the former CEO of Nexit portfolio company Mobileway, now Mobile365, a global content distribution and m-commerce-enabling solutions provider for wireless devices. Mr. Peyret served as head of engineering at Sun Microsystems for Java technologies applied to portable products such as mobile phones. Mr. Peyret also served as CEO and founder of Integrity Arts, a software concern that specialized in secure system software for smart cards. In 1997, he arranged the acquisition of Integrity Arts to Sun Microsystems. As head of R&D and business development at Gemplus, the worldâ€™s largest smart card vendor, Mr. Peyret initiated the European-funded ESPRIT project that led to the design of the worldâ€™s first RISC-based chip for smart cards. Mr. Peyret has also served the consumer electronics industry as general manager of Thomson Consumer Electronics (now Thomson Multimedia) Laboratories in France and Los Angeles, and as technical advisor to Thomson-CSF Ventures, the venture-capital branch of Thomson. He also sat on the board of VPL Research, the company founded in California by Jaron Lanier to pioneer Virtual Reality. Mr. Peyret holds a Ph.D. from Ecole Centrale in Lyon, France.
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About Financial Strides, Plastyc: Plastyc provides mobile, web and tablet access to FDIC-insured no-overdraft accounts, for deposits, payments and savings.
CEO and Co Founder of Finexio
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About Finexio: Finexio offers a smart B2B payment network system for buyers and sellers which links payment rails to automate commercial payments.
CEO / Founder of SnapCheck
Ken is a FinTech and Mobile Payments pioneer, who holds the distinction of being the first person to send $1 around the world by mobile. In addition to being an accomplished executive, leader, and entrepreneur, Ken also advises early-stage companies looking to establish product-market fit and accelerate growth on a global scale. Ken leads SnapCheck in revolutionizing business-to-business payments: eliminating $50 Billion in costs, removing $20 Billion in fraud. Previously, as co-founder and CEO of m-Via, Ken grew the company into an industry-recognized leader in mobile financial services and brought the company to cash-flow positive before leading m-Via through an acquisition by Boom.
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About Cornell Tech, Founder Institute, SnapCheck, U.S. Faster Payments Council, Village Capital: SnapCheck is the easiest, fastest, safest way to pay anyone anywhere
CEO of skuIQ
Prior to skuIQ Kevin was EVP, Chief Digital Officer of the Macerich Company US based shopping center and mall developer with 48 shopping centers around the country where he led their digital and omni- channel retail initiatives. Most recently he ideated and built from the ground up BrandBox, a new turnkey approach to physical retail for digitally native brands to open and operate stores and develop the playbook to scale offline as a complement to e-commerce growth. Prior to Macerich, Kevin worked at Westfield Corporation where he oversaw the development of all digital strategy and omni-channel initiatives. He drove the integration of Westfield’s shopping centers around the world with emerging digital technology as well as examined new business development opportunities. He setup up and incubated Westfield’s digital division, Westfield Retail Solutions and built a digital retail platform that converged digital and physical retail for each of Westfield’s markets. Kevin is a digital entrepreneur, with more than 24 years’ experience in Internet, e-commerce, digital media, omni-channel and product development. Before joining Macerich and Westfield, Kevin founded NinthDecimal Inc, an omni-channel intelligence company that empowers retailers and brands with the most comprehensive understanding of people by connecting their digital and physical lives. By bridging online and offline data sources, NinthDecimal offers the most precise online to offline measurement of purchasing behavior and intent. Prior to founding NinthDecimal, Kevin was Senior Vice President, Shopping Services, with CNET Networks Inc (Acquired by CBS Corporation), a pioneer in internet marketplaces and digital publishing, the world’s leading source of information and services for buyers, sellers and suppliers of technology and consumer electronic products.
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About skuIQ: skuIQ helps retailers with one or more locations keep their inventory, orders and more, synced.
Chief Rally Officer (CEO) of Rally
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About Blink Hospitality, Brave the Storm, ProTripper, Rally, RallyPay: RallyPay and Rally.org leverage innovative data and payment tools to connect donors to causes and organizations with their clients
CEO of Enter
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About Enter: Enter is the fastest, most accurate, and most transparent Revenue Cycle Management platform and service in the healthcare industry. Providers choose Enter to get the best results in healthcare:
- 3x faster Payer payments. Enter gets claims paid in 16 days vs 48 days.
- 5x better patient experience. Enter gets patients billed in 19 days instead of 91.
- 0% leakage. Enter’s DenialAI fully automates medical records, reconsiderations, and appeals.
CEO of DigitalPay
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About DigitalPay: DigitalPay is a digital payments provider focused on radically improving the speed, security, and convenience of payments.
Co-Founder & CEO of HandUp PBC
Rose is the co-founder and CEO of HandUp, a crowdfunding website for homeless people and neighbors in need. 100% of donations on HandUp.us go towards basics like food, medical care, and housing through partnering social service organizations. In 2014, HandUp was named the Most Innovative Startup of the day by Fast Company and won the 1776 Global Challenge Cup Competition; Rose and her co-founder Zac Witte were also named in the Top People in Tech by Business Insider. Previously, Rose served as COO at SuperBetter Labs and as a Data Manager for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She studied Campaign Management at Santa Clara University and Psychological Research at San Francisco State University. Rose lives in San Francisco and is a core organizer of Science Hack Day and Tech for Good SF.
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About GiveCrypto.org, HandUp PBC: HandUp is an online platform where anyone can donate directly to homeless people and others in need.
Co-founder and CEO of Settle Network
Pablo Orlando is the Co-founder and CEO at Settle Network.
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About Gone, Settle Network: Settle Network is the largest digital assets settlement network across LATAM for exchange and cross-border payments.
CEO of PocketSuite
Chinwe Onyeagoro is the CEO at PocketSuite.
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About PocketSuite, PocketSuite: PocketSuite is a single app providing client scheduling, payment + messaging tools to service professionals.
CEO & Co-Founder of HintMD
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About HintMD: HintMD, is a leading cloud-based patient engagement and payments platform for medical aesthetic practitioners.
Co-founder & CEO of Token Transit
Morgan Conbere is Founder & CEO at Token Transit.
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About Token Transit: Token Transit is a provider of a mobile ticket booking application intended to help riders pay for transit via a mobile application.
CEO, Co-Founder of Digitzs
Entrepreneur & Senior Exec with a track record of building fast-growing companies. Experienced across a wide range of industries and countries, with a focus on driving strategy, performance, innovation and growth in both early stage and established businesses.
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About Digitzs, Rainmakers: Digitzs offers payment as a service solution in making payments painless for apps, marketplaces, and platforms.
Co-Founder and CEO of Bluedot
Emil Davityan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bluedot.
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About Bluedot: Bluedot is a location technology company helping businesses deliver high impact experiences and contactless solutions in moible apps.
Co-CEO of Linvio
Stu Holloway is the co-CEO of Linvio Inc.
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About Linvio: Linvio is a Salesforce development partner that provides payment management and eCommerce solutions for Salesforce.
Co-CEO of Linvio
Ted Lee is the co-CEO of Linvio, Inc.
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About Linvio: Linvio is a Salesforce development partner that provides payment management and eCommerce solutions for Salesforce.
CEO and Founder of CARDFREE
Jon Squire has more than 19 years of business, marketing and product development experience in financial services and emerging technologies. Most recently, Jon was CMO of CorFire, SK C&C’s global mCommerce headquarters where he led the deployment of Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile. He was also SVP of Mobile Payments at mFoundry where he spearheaded the Starbucks Card Mobile team and helped create the first mobile wallet initiatives in the U.S. with retailers, carriers and financial institutions. Between his work at CorFire and mFoundry, Jon has been involved in the two largest mobile payments programs in the nation. Jon has consistently driven innovation and created world-class product offerings in new categories. He launched the first national mobile P2P offering in partnership with Sprint and PayPal and is well known for his leading edge work with NFC, barcode and alternative technologies that integrate with the point of sale. Earlier in his career, he also led mobile/e-commerce payment initiatives for Wells Fargo and ran E*TRADE Advisory Services.
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About CARDFREE: CARDFREE offers a mobile merchant platform that uses end-to-end mobile commerce capabilities with integration of mobile and online to POS.
Founder & CEO of Puma Browser
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About Puma Browser: Puma is a mobile browser and wallet for the Web3 ecosystem. Private by design.
Founder & CEO of bunny.money
Fabien Lamaison is Founder & CEO at bunny.money
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About bunny.money, UC Berkeley, Haas Business School: We help caring citizens easily save & donate based on their financial wellness while their favorite nonprofits can fundraise for free
Chief Executive Officer of Aurionpro
Samir Shah is one of the pioneering members of Aurionpro’s management team, he has been a key driver of progressing Aurionpro’s vision of becoming one of the world’s most respected and innovative technology companies. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Samir had played a number of key roles in the organization, including establishing Aurionpro’s North America operations, driving and integrating a number of strategic acquisitions, launching operational streamlining initiatives and reorganizing the company globally in order to improve reach and sales effectiveness. Today, Samir leads the company from its North America headquarters in the Bay Area, CA and spearheads Aurionpro’s aggressive expansion plans, promotes a customer-first philosophy, and fosters a united and collaborative corporate culture. A respected expert across the banking and electronic payments industries. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and an MBA in finance. Samir has previously served on the boards of PaySimple and PriorityCommerce.
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About Aurionpro: Aurionpro is a global technology solutions leader that helps enterprises accelerate their digital innovation, securely and efficiently.
Founder and CEO of New Incentives
Svetha Janumpalli is the Founder and CEO at New Incentives.
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About New Incentives: New Incentives is a non-profit that changes the lives of the world’s poorest mothers and newborns.
Chief Executive Officer of MEALLOGIX
Theodore Stearns is CEO at MEALLOGIX .
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About MEALLOGIX, Simple Disability Insurance: Premier automation software for the meal prep industry
CEO of Curacubby
Steven brings over a decade of deep experience in launching and growing businesses and solving problems from idea conception to developing and bringing technology to market. Steven is the co-founder and CEO of Curacubby, the leading integrated payments and business platform for schools of all sizes. As a thought leader in operations and process management, Steven has been featured in national media including CNN, Forbes.com, and Inc. Magazine. He currently serves as a mentor at the Envestnet | Yodlee Fintech Launchpad, and as an advisor to the Arrowhead Center of Innovation at New Mexico State University and previously a parent co-founder of an early education program for children with special needs. Prior to co-founding Curacubby, Steven founded Ice Chamber Athletic Performance Training and was the inventor of KettleGuard, the best-selling patented protective wrist device for kettlebell lifting. He was a member of the 2016-2017 Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator, an awarding-winning accelerator for next-generation fintech disruptors. Steven earned his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley.
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About Curacubby, Envestnet: Curacubby is a SaaS company facilitating financial transactions between small and medium businesses (SMBs) and their millennial customers.
CEO, Founder of Hedge
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About Hedge: The Hedge API service provides wallet management, qualified custody, and market making for regulated financial Institutions.
Founder & CEO of Pelotea Inc.
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About Pelotea Inc.: Soccer league and team management platform that offers insurance for players.
Founder & CEO of Hellobit
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About Hellobit: Hellobit is a platform that makes it easier and cheaper to send cash through a network of trusted exchangers worldwide.
Founder and CEO of AssistAlong
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About AssistAlong, Gate Labs: AssistAlong provides an incredibly easy way for customers to reorder products
CEO of Coinflip Solutions
Peter Craddock is the CEO at CoinFlip Solutions.
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About Coinflip Solutions, Shoreline Venture Management: CoinFlip is the first payment network to route transactions on a per-item basis.
Chief Executive Officer of uQontrol
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About LifeNexus, uQontrol: uQontrol is a technology start-up focused on creating more secure, intuitive and seamless online experiences.
Co-Founder & CEO of PayTango
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About Cloverbook, PayTango: PayTango provides biometric identification for payments and access control applications.
CEO of ArrowPass
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About ArrowPass: ArrowPass is an NFC-based secure gate control and cashless closed-loop payment solution for events.
Founder & CEO of EatAround
Founder & COO of Appthetable.
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About EatAround: Mobile platform for ordering and payment in food trucks- why wait? order and pay from your phone
CEO MMIT-USA of Mobile Media Info Tech Global Limited
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About Mobile Media Info Tech Global Limited: Mobile Media Info Tech (MMIT) is a mobile payment processing company.
Co-Founder & CEO of CommitChange
After working with nonprofits for nearly 8 years and running his own boutique marketing agency after college, Roderick began to notice a gaping hole in the way nonprofits and donors connect online. The fundraising tools and platforms available to nonprofits were shallow and didn’t come close to replicating the complex real-world benefits of doing good in the world. As a result, nonprofits were left scrambling to generate sustainable revenue and stay engaged with their supporters and donors were left without any tangible legacy or sense of direct impact. Those are the problems that keep him up at night.
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About BirdNote, CommitChange: CommitChange allows nonprofits and donors to work together on a single platform to raise money more efficiently.
Founder & CEO of Jopari Solutions
Stevens is Chairman of the Board, founder and Chief Executive Officer for Jopari Solutions, Inc. Mr. Stevens has built a reputation as an excellent market executor, building alliances and customer opportunities with limited resources. He has over 35 years of experience in sales and marketing, and is also adept at obtaining capital for new ventures such as eStellarNet and Jopari Solutions. Mr. Stevens is responsible for enabling flawless execution across the company and building capabilities for Jopari’s future growth. He helps to enable Jopari’s vision, strategy, and innovation by managing prioritization, decision ownership, effective resource alignment and accountability across the company. As a leader and motivator with in-depth knowledge of management team building, Mr. Stevens has demonstrated his success in creating and incubating new firms. Most noteworthy are his experiences in fundraising with eStellarNet, where he successfully served as Chief Fund Raiser and raised over $44 million dollars for the company. He also served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer until the firm was acquired by the Hartford Insurance Group. In other ventures his clients have included: Disney; Viacom; Kawasaki Motors Corp.; Garth Brooks; and Ethel M Chocolates (M&M’s).
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About Jopari Solutions: Jopari is a leading customer-focused health information technology company.