101 Top San Francisco Payments Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Payments companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Payments industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Payments Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Square

Square

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Square is a merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company that aims to simplify commerce through technology.

Flutterwave

Flutterwave

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Flutterwave is a fintech company that provides a payment infrastructure for global merchants and payment service providers.

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Ripple

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Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain.

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Chipper Cash

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Chipper Cash is a fintech platform that offers mobile, cross-border money transfer services.

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SpotOn

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SpotOn develops innovative software and payment solutions that help businesses increase revenue.

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Coinbase

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Coinbase is an online platform that allows merchants, consumers, and traders to transact with digital currency.

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Chargebee

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Chargebee provides subscription and recurring billing systems for SaaS and e-commerce businesses.

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RevenueCat

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RevenueCat is a mobile subscription toolkit that makes it easy to build and manage in-app purchases and subscriptions.

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Stripe

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Stripe is a developer-oriented commerce company helping small and large companies accept web and mobile payments.

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Visa

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Visa is a multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world.

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Remote

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Remote offers international payroll, benefits, and compliance services for distributed employees and contractors.

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Fundbox

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Fundbox is an AI-powered financial platform for small businesses.

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Stellar Development Foundation

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A non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, a blockchain network that connects financial infrastructure.

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OODA Health

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OODA Health is a healthcare technology company that offers a software billing platform for providers, payers, patients, and insurers.

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Very Good Security

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Very Good Security is a fintech & data security enablement platform helping to maximize the value of data without compliance & breach risk.

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Wyre

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Wyre develops a wide variety of payment APIs that offer a fast and cost-effective way of transferring money.

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Plastiq

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Plastiq offers a bill pay service for businesses to better manage their cash flow.

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Veem

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Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds.

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Zeta

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Zeta is a modern banking tech company providing Modern Core and Processing for FIs and Embeddable Banking for fintechs and distributors.

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Digit

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Digit is a finance app that analyzes your spending habits and automatically saves the perfect amount every day.

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Resolve

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Resolve is a B2B payments platform that offers buy now, pay later billing for business purchases.

Flutterwave

Treasury Prime

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Treasury Prime is a Banking-as-a-Service company that connects banks and FinTechs through an API.

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Fivestars

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Fivestars helps businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship.

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Celo

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Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone.

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Womply

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A local commerce platform that provides apps, APIs, marketing, and financial tools for over 500,000 American businesses.

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Returnly

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Returnly is the provider of digital return experiences for direct-to-consumer brands.

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Finix Payments

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Finix Payments is a fintech company that develops a payment processing platform for businesses.

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Eco

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Eco provides a digital global cryptocurrency platform that can be used as a payment tool for daily-use transactions.

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WeTravel

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WeTravel is an online payment platform that offers organizers with pre-departure tools to collect funds and organize logistics.

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Synapse

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Synapse is a banking platform that enables companies to provide financial products to their customers.

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MobileCoin

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MobileCoin is a cryptocurrency platform that develops P2P payment tokens and digital payment systems for mobile.

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Long-Term Stock Exchange

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The Long-Term Stock Exchange designs an SEC-regulated national securities exchange that aligns great companies and long-term investors.

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Bay1

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BAY1 connects merchants and businesses to the most advanced virtual payments platform.

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Tilt

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Tilt allows users to pool funds for objectives in a simple, social, and frictionless way online.

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Token Transit

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Token Transit is a provider of a mobile ticket booking application intended to help riders pay for transit via a mobile application.

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Oyster

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Oyster is a provider of digital financial services intended for freelancers, startups, and SME’s.

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Incode Technologies

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Powering the future of omnichannel biometric identity

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Ripio

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Ripio is a bitcoin and digital payments company.

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Universe

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Universe is a website where users can find events in their area, and event organizers can publicize their events.

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Affirm

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Affirm is a financial technology services company that offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.

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Candex

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Candex is a fintech vendor that engages track and pays for any good or service.

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Deep Labs

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Deep Labs is an AI startup that creates patented persona-based, context-aware decisions, and risk systems.

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Dapi

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Dapi is a platform that enables any application to accept payments instantly at near to 0 fees directly from bank accounts.

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Deel

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Deel is a payroll and compliance platform for international employees and contractors.

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Rightfoot

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Rightfoot enables developers to quickly and easily add debt repayment to any application.

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Acquire App

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Acquire App aims to provide online merchants of varying sizes with an elevated checkout solution.

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TryNow

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TryNow is an e-commerce platform designed to offer a try before you buy experience for shoppers.

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Hint Health

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Hint Health fixes healthcare system by fundamentally restructuring the way that care is delivered.

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CryptiSwap

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CryptiSwap© is a Non-Custodial CryptoCurrency exchange/swap service | no registration | no holds | no third party

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Roger.ai

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Roger.ai is a bill pay and accounts payable automation for SMBs and accountants.

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Xoom

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Xoom is a digital money transfer company that allows users to securely transfer money online.

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HamsaPay

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HamsaPay provides solutions for the B2B e-commerce payments market.

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Loved

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Loved is the platform that empowers kids to save, invest and learn guided by family & friends

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Bolt

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Bolt is developing a checkout experience platform that helps retailers convert and retain more of their shoppers.

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Cents

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Powering your local laundromat and dry cleaner.

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Stronghold

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Stronghold creates virtual payment networks that give developers access legacy and next-generation payment networks through a simple API.

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PayZen

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PayZen is a health care fintech startup that aims to tackle the growing patient payment responsibility problem.

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Sleek

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Priority Lane, with one line of code >

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PocketSuite

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PocketSuite is a single app providing client scheduling, payment + messaging tools to service professionals.

Flutterwave

CARDFREE

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CARDFREE offers a mobile merchant platform that uses end-to-end mobile commerce capabilities with integration of mobile and online to POS.

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Sourcery Technologies

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Digital payments for the $220B wholesale food industry

Flutterwave

lastbit

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A global payment network for near instant, low fee transactions

Flutterwave

Enter

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Enter gets doctors paid MORE than anyone from insurance and patients.

Flutterwave

Bonsai

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Bonsai is an online freelancing platform that helps companies and independent talent work better together.

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Settle

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Settle is a fintech platform that automates B2B payments and provides working-capital solutions for businesses.

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Butter

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Butter is where churn ends – increase payment authorizations, eliminate passive churn, and grow recurring revenues.

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Ryu Games

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Changing the way people make and play mobile games

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Pay By Group

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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.

Flutterwave

ManageCasa

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The leading intuitive, interactive and automated software for property managers, associations and landlords.

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Modern Treasury

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Modern Treasury offers a payment operations platform used to simplify and modernize business payments.

Flutterwave

Qonversion

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The subscription data platform for mobile-first companies

Flutterwave

PayGarden

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PayGarden enables customers to pay anonymously using major brand gift cards.

Flutterwave

Stream Token

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Stream is a blockchain-based token that allows livestreamers to accept payments with low transaction fees and no platform lock-in.

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OrderAhead

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OrderAhead powers mobile ordering for pickup at thousands of restaurants and local merchants

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Payable

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Payable is the best way to pay your contractors and stay compliant.

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RocketFuel

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RocketFuel is a global provider of 1-click payment option using Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies with no card & bank fees & chargeback costs

Flutterwave

Fit Pay

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FitPay’s platform provides a phone-less and app-less experience.

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Kash

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Kash presents an online system enabling customers to pay at shops with ease, and helping shops satisfy their customers more.

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CardSpring

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Cardspring offers an application platform enabling app developers to write applications for credit cards and other types of payments.

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Karmic Labs

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Karmic Labs is a B2B payments infrastructure company.

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Bitnet Technologies

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Bitnet Technologies is a digital commerce platform that helps enterprise scale merchants to accept bitcoin payments.

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Cuanto

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Cuanto allows Latin American creators monetize their audience and sell over social media.

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myGini, Inc.

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myGini is an integrated payments and shopping app that delivers the ultimate “win-win-win” for banks, retailers and cardholders.

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DigitalPay

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DigitalPay is a digital payments provider focused on radically improving the speed, security, and convenience of payments.

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Fractionality.com

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Business Development, Positioning, Venture Accelerator

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Boku

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Boku is a global mobile payments network providing mobile-enhanced payments in e-commerce and at physical point-of-sale.

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New Incentives

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New Incentives is a non-profit that changes the lives of the world’s poorest mothers and newborns.

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skuIQ

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skuIQ helps retailers with one or more locations keep their inventory, orders and more, synced.

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MoneyHash

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MoneyHash provides access to payment and fintech services across the Middle East & Africa with one simple integration.

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PayMyTab

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PayMyTab is a SaaS cloud platform for the hospitality industry. Combines Payments, Mobile, Loyalty and CRM seamlessly with existing POS

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QuickPay

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QuickPay offers an application for users to find and pay for parking by using mobile phones.

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Pelotea Inc.

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Soccer league and team management platform that offers insurance for players.

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Salt Technology

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A comprehensive payments platform with focused on the fastest & easiest consumer checkout experience on mobile

Flutterwave

StudentCoin

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StudentCoin is a universal cryptocurrency for students where the users owns 100% of the company.

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Swift Shopper

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Swift Shopper is a mobile app that enables an expedited mobile checkout for grocery stores. Plan | Scan | Fly

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CommitChange

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CommitChange allows nonprofits and donors to work together on a single platform to raise money more efficiently.

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HandUp PBC

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HandUp is an online platform where anyone can donate directly to homeless people and others in need.

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Buy Me a Coffee

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Buy Me a Coffee makes it easy for creators to accept donations and membership from their fans.

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Beamm

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We build simple, smart and secure small business commerce systems.

Flutterwave

Payment.Ninja

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Payment.Ninja is an online payment gateway that accepts Visa and MasterCard.

Flutterwave

ArrowPass

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ArrowPass is an NFC-based secure gate control and cashless closed-loop payment solution for events.

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