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Founder Honor Gunday, Vladimir Kovalyov
Headquarters San Francisco, United States
Area served
Number of employees
120+ (January 2014)[citation needed]

Paymentwall is a U.S.-based international E-commerce payment system. The company started as a payment platform for Facebook games, but has since shifted to other services. Paymentwall is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Istanbul,[1] Berlin,[2][3] Kiev, Manila, Amsterdam and Las Vegas.


In April 2010, Honor Gunday and business partner Vladimir Kovalyov started Paymentwall to help game companies on Facebook to monetize their global traffic.[4] On July 1, 2011, Facebook announced that they would no longer allow any outside monetization providers, at which point Paymentwall pivoted to providing services to non-Facebook games and online dating websites.[5][6]

In 2011, Paymentwall entered into partnership with Alipay in China.[7]


  1. ^ "PaymentWall İstanbul Ofisini Açtı". Webrazzi (in Turkish). Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Paymentwall Opens New European HQ In Berlin". SiliconAllee. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Paymentwall eröffnet Europa-Hauptsitz in Berlin". Gruenderszene (in German). Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ Sudolskiy, Roman. "Virtualnaya Kassa". Forbes. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ Shield, Mike. "Facebook Makes 'Credits' Lone Gamer Currency". AdWeek. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ Takahashi, Dean. "Paymentwall's in-game payment options gain a good following". Venturebeat. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Paymentwall partners with Alipay to enter the Chinese market (press release)". ThePaypers. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 

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