Startup Stories is a special series segment by Transaction Trends, the official ETA publication. The 3-page feature titled “Click and Buy” written by John Manasso focused on us, a payments startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founder and CEO John Killoran and Board of Directors member Matt Custer provide insight into the thought process and challenges that @Pay faced as a startup.
The payments industry has exploded within the last year – raising $1.2 Billion. There were some big time deals including Paypal’s $800 Million acquisition of Braintree. International bank BBVA purchasing Simple for $117 Million. Venture Capitalists firms also took part in the action, pumping $80 Million into FinTech startups Stripe & $16.5 Million into Dwolla. The innovation payment startups have