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Paymentwall Inc.
Paymentwall logo.svg
Type of site
Available inMultilingual
FoundedApril 2010
United States
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Honor Gunday, Vladimir Kovalyov
IndustryIT, Financial services
Employees150+ (July, 2015)[1]
UsersIncrease 200 thousands (2015)
Current statusActive

Paymentwall Inc. is a payment service provider which services businesses in the SaaS, travel, and e-commerce industries.


Honor Gunday and Vladimir Kovalyov started Paymentwall in April 2010 to help game companies on Facebook monetize their global traffic.[2]

On July 1, 2011, Facebook announced that they would no longer allow any outside monetization providers, at which point the company pivoted to providing services to non-Facebook games and online dating websites.[3][4]

In 2011, the company entered into partnership with Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform, established in Hangzhou, China in February 2004 by the Alibaba Group.[5]

Paymentwall launched a payment system for Smart TVs in November 2014.[6]

In 2018, Paymentwall spun out Terminal3 as a global payment platform for gaming companies.[7]


Paymentwall is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Berlin,[8][9] Bangalore, Beijing, Gurgaon, Hanoi, Kyiv, Lisbon, London, Moscow, Manila, Seoul, Shenzhen, Cairo and Sofia.

In November 2015, the company unveiled its intergalactic-themed development lab in Kyiv.[10]

In July 2019, the company officially announced its two new office locations in Bangalore and Gurgaon.[11]


  1. ^ "Global online payments company building on Kyiv roots". KyivPost. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Sudolskiy, Roman. "Virtualnaya Kassa". Forbes. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Shield, Mike. "Facebook Makes 'Credits' Lone Gamer Currency". AdWeek. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Takahashi, Dean. "Paymentwall's in-game payment options gain a good following". Venturebeat. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Paymentwall partners with Alipay to enter the Chinese market (press release)". ThePaypers. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Paymentwall launches a payment suite for smart TVs so you can buy with your remote control — or smartphone". Venturebeat. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Paymentwall spins out Terminal3 as payment platform for games". VentureBeat. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  8. ^ "Paymentwall Opens New European HQ In Berlin". SiliconAllee. Archived from the original on January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "Paymentwall eröffnet Europa-Hauptsitz in Berlin". Gruenderszene (in German). Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Paymentwall opens the doors to its new futuristic development lab in Ukraine". KyivPost. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Paymentwall's Gunday Wants To Solve India's Cross Border Payments Problem". Inc42 Media. 2019-07-27. Retrieved 2019-09-09.

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