Tagged: online payments

Paysafe to Host Global Hackathon

Global payments provider Paysafe announced on Monday it is set to host its first global hackathon in five of its developer locations, which are Sofia (Bulgaria), Vienna (Austria), Hyderabad (India), Montreal and Calgary (Canada). According to Paysafe, this hackathon is specifically created to identify new ideas,… Read More

UK’s GoCardless Announces New Zealand Expansion

UK-based payments platform GoCardless announced earlier this week it was launching its GoCardless for Xero in New Zealand. According to GoCardless, the new launch means users can automate payment collections and reconciliation against invoices in New Zealand dollars between GoCardless and Xero. The company wrote… Read More

Alpha Fintech Forms New Partnership With Trustly For Online Banking Payments

On Wednesday, fintech vendor management platform Alpha Fintech announced it has formed a partnership with European payments firm Trustly. Alpha Fintech reported that this partnership will see Trustly’s payment solutions available to banks, MSPs and merchant users on the AlphaHub platform. The duo explained the partnership’s… Read More

WePay Forms New Partnership With SignUpGenius to Simplify Online Payments

On Monday, WePay and SignUpGenius announced they have formed a partnership in order to provide a new process of accepting payments. According to SignUpGenius, organizers using its site can now collect payments from event participants for everything from ticket sales and event registrations to capital… Read More

Now Available in China: Global Fintecher Payza Reveals New E-Wallet Options

Online payment platform Payza announced that its members in China can now utilize their Payza e-wallets using WeChat, UnionPay, and ePayLinks. Chinese Payza members may also now perform online transactions in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CYR). The company has offered basic services in China since 2012, however, this is… Read More

Fintech without Borders: Rakuten.com Partners with Payoneer

What to do when eCommerce goes global? Partner up with fintech. Rakuten.com, a leading US eCommerce marketplace, has announced its collaboration with Payoneer, an online payments company disrupting the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments. The new offering allows global merchants to sell on Rakuten.com and… Read More

Two Big Questions For Indiegogo And PayPal On The Heels Of HealBe’s Crowdfunding Debacle

We’ve been keeping up with PandoDaily writer James Robinson’s (pictured) digging into HealBe’s Indiegogo campaign. It turns out that Robinson’s search is now leading him toward other Indiegogo campaigns seemingly with similar issues. A recent article dives into claims made during a campaign for the TellSpec, a device… Read More

The Funding Continuum Enters Stage Left

This article originally appeared in ITBusiness and is being shared with Crowdfund Insider’s readers by Bret Conkin of FundRazr. The rules posted yesterday by Canadian securities regulators are still being digested, but upon first read, they appear very encouraging for Canadian startups, small business and… Read More

Crowdfunding & What You Should Know About Online Payments Before Launch

Throughout 2013, PayPal and crowdfunding project creators repeatedly found themselves at odds. First it was Lab Zero Games, the company behind the hugely popular campaign for Skullgirls. Paypal froze Lab Zero’s account only to later release all but $35,000 of Lab Zero’s Indiegogo cash. It… Read More

Brief: FundersClub Launches “Theme Series” Funds In Three Verticals

FundersClub has announced the launch of the FundersClub Theme Series, a series of managed funds focused on early-stage companies in specific verticals. The first three funds will focus on health & wellness, Bitcoin & payments and hardware. FundersClub is an invite-only equity crowdfunding play. Just last month the… Read More

Celery Nabs $2M Round To Help Crowdfunders Transition To Pre-Commerce

When we first reported on payment startup Celery, the company had just come out of Y Combinator (by proxy via Airbrite) to launch a payment solution for crowdfunding project creators who had already closed a crowdfunding round. We did an in-depth interview with Chris Tsai… Read More

Backer: A Crowdfunding Platform For Software Features From The Makers Of App.net

Earlier this week we reported on a crowdfunding campaign launched by Balanced. It’s interesting in that it seeks to fund a new feature for Balanced’s ever-evolving online payments platform. In this case – and despite the fact that this is still a rewards-based campaign –… Read More

Balanced Uses Crowdfunding To Float & Fund New Product Feature

We’ve reported on Balanced pretty extensively here at Crowdfund Insider. If there is one thing to know about this innovative online payments company, it’s that they take a really unorthodox approach to building their product, leaning heavily on the tenets of the open source software… Read More

Crowdfunding Stakeholders Should Be Paying Close Attention To This Twitter Deal

Remember Amex Sync? Back in 2012, American Express launched the program as a joint effort with Twitter. It offered Twitter users discounts on products for tweeting certain hashtags. The possibility of Twitter entering the e-commerce game has been the subject of a lot of prognostication… Read More

Only The Beginning, Maybe: Putting Kickstarter’s Insane Growth In Perspective

For a lot of people, crowdfunding is Kickstarter. That is just how big New York City’s rewards-based crowdfunding stalwart has grown. Yesterday saw the release of Kickstarter’s 2013 recap. We covered it here on Crowdfund Insider, and it was inevitably picked up by just about every blog… Read More

Crowdfunding Escrow & Payment API BancBox Invest Shares Early Stats

BancBox Invest (formerly BancBox Crowd) is a crowdfunding API that we’ve covered in-depth in the past. The escrow and payment solution for crowdfunding platforms recently shared statistics with Crowdfund Insider, and so far things are looking good. The company shared that 18 crowdinvesting platforms are current… Read More

Quick Stats: WePay’s Growth In The Crowdfunding Space

Payment processors have certainly reaped the benefits of the billions of dollars flowing through the crowdfunding space. WePay is no exception, having recently announced that they are processing as much as $1.5 million in crowdfunding contributions per day. Other quick stats… Secured their first API… Read More

PayPal Speaks, Releases Full Statement On Crowdfunding Issues

This statement from Tomer Barel, PayPal VP of Risk Management, was posted yesterday and just shared with Crowdfund Insider. We’re posting this in it’s entirety and letting it speak for itself. TL;DR: it seems PayPal is about to get serious on fixing systemic issues regarding… Read More

Balanced CEO Matin Tamizi Responds To PayPal’s Crowdfunding Hiccups

PayPal has been a frequent subject of crowdfunding news recently for freezing and unfreezing payments for a host of successfully-funded crowdfunding campaigns. These include but are not limited to: Sigmo, Mailpile, GlassUp, Skullgirls and more. We recently came into contact with Balanced, an online payment… Read More

Despite Rhetoric, PayPal Continues To Scare Crowdfunders By Freezing Funds

PayPal has recently made headlines for freezing the funds of successfully funded Indiegogo campaigns like MailPile and GlassUp. Both decisions were eventually reversed and accompanied by statements from PayPal admitting an error. In the MailPile case, PayPal was insistent that the company is committed to… Read More

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