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How Thinking Smaller Helps FinTechs Scale

[“How Thinking Smaller Helps FinTechs Scale” originally appeared on PYMNTS.] There’s more to thinking small than one might think. The key is this: don’t think “small,” think “focused.” In fact, when it comes to FinTech companies, thinking “small” by focusing and serving a relatively small number of huge markets may provide the best opportunity to drive …

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How Fintech is Bridging the Gap with Marketplace Companies

[“How Fintech is Bridging the Gap with Marketplace Companies” originally appeared on Yahoo Finance.] Online marketplaces have become commonplace in the age of the sharing economy. Renting out vehicles, ordering food, sharing rides and finding temporary help. If you can think of it, you can bet a startup already exists. When making purchases, most consumers …

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12 Top Fintech Companies to Watch

[“12 Top Fintech Companies to Watch” originally appeared on Entrepreneur.] Financial technology (or “fintech”) has become an extremely trendy industry for startups because of its high growth potential and opportunity for nearly endless disruptive innovation. In fact, these scrappy companies have the potential to take away $4.7 worth of revenue from traditional financial services, according …

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YapStone announces a definitive agreement to divest the company’s ParishPay™ merchant portfolio to Liturgical Publications

YapStone announced a definitive agreement to divest YapStone’s ParishPay™ merchant portfolio to Liturgical Publications (“LPi”), a Catholic stewardship and communications company. The sale is consistent with YapStone’s focus on providing end-to-end payment solutions to global marketplaces and large vertical markets. ParishPay customers will be transitioning to LPi’s WeShare service, the largest electronic-giving provider serving the …

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YapStone And Making Marketplaces Manageable

[“YapStone And Making Marketplaces Manageable” originally appeared on PYMNTS .] These days, there is literally an online marketplace for every need. Whether it be workers, office space, rides, vacation homes, food delivery, graphic designers or temp workers, the list extends to almost any and all imaginable services that can be collected digitally. And while these …

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The Advantages of Being 20 and a Job Seeker

[“The Advantages of Being 20 and a Job Seeker” originally appeared on AlphaGamma and is written by Tina Mulqueen.] Seeking for a job If you’re ambitious, you know what it’s like to want to build a resume stacked with well-known companies. While you’re building your career, it can be intimidating to put companies like GE, …

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Mobile Payments Come Home

[“Mobile Payments Come Home” originally appeared on PYMNTS.] Ring out the old — rent checks. Ring in the new — digital rent payments. For the latest Developer Tracker, PYMNTS spoke with Bruce Dragt of YapStone about how mobile is changing the rental payments game for both landlords and tenants.   One-Bedroom, Pet OK, Parking Included, …

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How to Build a Successful Thought Leadership Program

[“How to Build a Successful Thought Leadership Program” originally appeared in Adweek and is written by Curtis Sparrer, principal at Bospar.] Doing executive thought leadership is tough. I recently spoke to expert Troy Scarlott of YapStone, who has years of experience leveraging CEO and executive experience to build brands’ thought leadership programs. I asked him …

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Put Your Money Where Your Marketing Is

[“Put Your Money Where Your Marketing Is” originally appeared in Entrepreneur and is written by Constance Aguilar.] It wasn’t all that long ago that marketing experts were telling their clients that the Great Recession created great opportunities for companies brave enough to increase their investments in marketing. So, why are companies doing exactly the opposite …

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YapStone Appoints Michael Gramz Chief Risk Officer

[“YapStone Appoints Michael Gramz Chief Risk Officer” originally appeared on PYMNTS.] YapStone, a provider of online and mobile payment solutions, announced Friday (Dec. 9) the appointment of new Chief Risk Officer Michael Gramz. YapStone said in a press release that Gramz, formerly the chief risk officer and board director at Merchant eSolutions, the U.S. payment processing …

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YapStone Adds Seasoned Payments Veteran, Michael Gramz, to Its World-Class Management Team

Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startup, YapStone, bolsters management team with the addition of Chief Risk Officer, Michael Gramz. (PRWEB) December 08, 2016 This week, Michael Gramz joined the management team at YapStone, a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets, as Chief Risk Officer. In his role, …

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5 Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

[“5 Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn” originally appeared in Entrepreneur and is written by Andre Bourque.] The faster you learn these five tips, the quicker you will be on the road to success. As we grow into adulthood, we have to learn a multitude of lessons in order to be successful, well-adjusted human beings. …

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Four Things To Consider Before Scaling Your Business

[“Four Things To Consider Before Scaling Your Business” originally appeared on The Huffington Post and is written by Tina Mulqueen.] “What a great problem to have.” It’s the response I get whenever I tell people that the demand for my company’s services outweighs my capacity, and it’s time to scale. While growth is an exciting …

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How Millennials Are Influencing the Vacation Industry

[“How Millennials Are Influencing the Vacation Industry” originally appeared in Tech.Co and is written by Jordan French.] For generations, vacations required a great deal of planning and consideration. Before the digital age, there were no online reviews, no affordable travel websites, and no airlines designed to save you money. Most people relied on travel agents …

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YapStone Named a 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Company

YapStone is excited to be named a 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ company – the annual ranking of the fastest growing North American companies in technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech. The ranked companies are disrupting the technology industry by combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth. Debra Tenenbaum, Chief People Officer, Kendra …

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Simple Yet Complex

[“Simple Yet Complex” originally appeared on Digital Transactions and is written by Kevin Woodward.] While simple to merchants and consumers, the rapidly growing payment-facilitator model involves multiple considerations for developers and acquirers. Some of the best ideas in payments come around only once, but many, such as the payment-facilitator model, come around again when they …

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Peter Rowan: ‘Failure gives us the opportunity to learn and grow stronger’

[“Peter Rowan: ‘Failure gives us the opportunity to learn and grow stronger’” originally appeared on The Business Post.] Peter Rowan is vice-president of international operations and global customer support with YapStone, the U.S. company that opened international headquarters in Dublin in 2012. YapStone then relocated to Drogheda and expanded its Irish office earlier this year, …

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