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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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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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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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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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Finding Payments Innovation In All The Right Places

[“Finding Payments Innovation In All The Right Places” originally appeared on PYMNTS.com.] The payments landscape is only getting bigger. As more stakeholders and players join the fold, there’s a ripe opportunity to find innovative ideas in unlikely places. As part of the Commanders In Chief series, YapStone President David Weiss explained why it’s necessary to …

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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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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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How A Poker-Game Brainstorm Produced Fintech Startup YapStone And $235M In Revenue

[“How A Poker-Game Brainstorm Produced Fintech Startup YapStone And $235M In Revenue” originally appeared on Forbes and is written by Amy Feldman.] Back in 1999, Tom Villante, a former investment banker at S.G. Warburg and a partner at private-equity firm The Seidler Co., was sitting around with a few buddies playing poker and talking about …

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5 Telling Virtues of a Billion Dollar Fintech Startup in the Making

[“5 Telling Virtues of a Billion Dollar Fintech Startup in the Making” originally appeared on The Huffington Post and is written by David Wither.] Emerging from the downturn of the financial crisis of 2008, financial institutions and banks and their respective industry, financial services, was ripe for disruption. As these companies emerged from the ashes …

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A Mindful Thought Leader: YapStone CEO Tom Villante gets Personal about his Brand

[“A Mindful Thought Leader: YapStone CEO Tom Villante gets Personal about his Brand” originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is written by Stacey Cohen.] In 1999, CEO and co-founder Tom Villante started YapStone with an ambitious goal: Converting pesky paper bills into online payments. Shortly after, YapStone debuted RentPayment — the first payment solution …

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YapStone Bolsters Product Team with Payments Industry Veteran, Bruce Dragt

Fintech leader looks to the future of payments as Bruce Dragt joins the company as SVP of Product. Walnut Creek, California (PRWEB)September 19, 2016 YapStone, a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets, today announced that Bruce Dragt has joined the company as Senior Vice President of …

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Technology is finally changing the apartment rental experience

[“Technology is finally changing the apartment rental experience” originally appeared on TechCrunch and is written by Omri Barzilay.] The real estate rental market is a highly localized, relationship-based industry driven largely by individuals living and working in their own cities, causing many to acknowledge the longstanding difficulty of streamlining disruption to this market. In recent …

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11 Financial Companies Hiring Now

[“11 Financial Companies Hiring Now” originally appeared on glassdoor and is written by Amy Elisa Jackson.] In spite of Brexit and fluctuating markets, the financial sector is hiring at record levels. Don’t believe us? Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain weighed in on this month’s jobs report and things are looking good. “[August’s] jobs report revealed a U.S. …

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Fintech leader named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Walnut Creek, California (PRWEB)August 18, 2016 Inc. Magazine announced the Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs. YapStone was ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for the 9th consecutive year. Only a …

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YapStone’s Way Of Unlocking Payments For Renters Everywhere

[“YapStone’s Way of Unlocking Payments for Renters Everywhere” originally appeared on PaymentFacilitator.com and is written by Evan Schuman.] Paying rent is one of the last—and largest—vestiges of paper-check-writing in the U.S. and it’s also remarkably inefficient. Combine that with the fact that rent is often one of the largest monthly costs for the country’s roughly …

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The Unicorn under the Radar: YapStone Processes $15 Billion in Electronic Payment Volume

[“The Unicorn under the Radar: YapStone Processes $15 Billion in Electronic Payment Volume” originally appeared on the Huffington Post and is written by Danielle Sabrina.] While investors are starting to talk about a tech bubble burst, it seems that fintech is gaining momentum as more dollars flow into the industry. U.S. fintech investment grew threefold …

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YapStone Appoints Former Twitter and PayPal Executive, Peter Rowan, as VP of International Operations

Peter Rowan, a 30+ Year Veteran of the Payments Industry, Joins YapStone to Scale its Rapid International Expansion. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB)June 07, 2016 YapStone, a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets, today announced that Peter Rowan, a former senior executive from Twitter and PayPal, has …

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