BitPay, the Atlanta-based fintech company that bridges merchants and cryptocurrencies, has raised a $30 million Series B round that will fuel its expansion into Asia and into new avenues like supply-chain payments. The investment was led by Aquiline Technology Growth, based in New York. The fund was drawn to the company’s rapid revenue growth and […]
Georgia’s biggest annual financial technology summit showed how the state is aiming to enhance its global reputation, both by attracting investment from overseas and helping homegrown upstarts take on industry challenges with international resonance. The event was a clarion call to defend and augment the state’s reputation as an international leader in an industry that is attracting more […]
Atlanta may be the payments capital of the world, but the world doesn’t necessarily know it yet. That’s why, to get its due, Atlanta is teaming up with another global capital whose financial pedigree is less in question: London. The two cities are joining forces to create what they’re pithily calling the “Davos of payments,” a play […]
When it comes to financial technology, there’s an elephant in the room that companies in Atlanta’s “Transaction Alley” would do well to watch closely: India. While the country has its challenges with relatively low Internet penetration (despite nearly 500 million users overall) and a largely unbanked population, India through technology and a bit of timing is already beginning to leapfrog the West’s traditional trajectory on […]
Another Irish firm has announced plans to put a 500-job customer support center in Georgia, the latest example of how an outsourcing sector built up in Dublin to serve multinationals has swung back across the Atlantic to benefit American job-seekers. Dublin-based Sysnet Global Solutions brings value beyond the typical call center. A provider of payments compliance and cybersecurity solutions, […]
The local office of the U.S. Commercial Service is looking for participants to join a trade mission to Singapore focused on opportunities in financial technology, payment processing and the digital economy.
Given that startups and innovation labs often steal the spotlight from established companies, the Technology Association of Georgia is launching an awards ceremony honoring the use of financial technology in existing businesses.
On paper, TruRating comes off like yet another London startup filling a tiny niche in the ever-expanding payments space, a bit player vying for a small sliver of a crowded market. But after a few minutes with its ambitious founder, Georgina Nelson, it’s easier to be convinced that one second of a customer’s time, multiplied over thousands […]
A British firm that expanded its U.S. distribution center and headquarters in Norcross this week is putting a different spin on the metro area’s payments niche.
The Israeli government, with help from the Atlanta-based America Israel Business Connector, is bringing a delegation of financial technology companies from the country to Atlanta in late June to foster business connections.