Paymentwall

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Paymentwall Inc.
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Type of site
Private
Available in Multilingual
Headquarters San Francisco, United States
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Honor Gunday, Vladimir Kovalyov
Industry IT, Financial Services
Employees 150+ (July, 2015)[1]
Website paymentwall.com
Users Increase 200 million (2015)
Current status Active

Paymentwall Inc. is a U.S.-based international e-commerce platform that allows both private individuals and businesses to sell digital goods and services over the Internet. The company started as a payment platform for Facebook games, but has since shifted to other services, such as MMORPG and browser games, SaaS companies, video streaming, dating sites, and more.

History[edit]

In April 2010, Honor Gunday (Onur Sena Gunday) and business partner Vladimir Kovalyov started Paymentwall to help game companies on Facebook to monetize their global traffic.[2] 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.[3][4]

In 2011, Paymentwall entered into partnership with Alipay in China.[5]

On November 6, 2014, Paymentwall launched a payment system for Smart TVs.[6] Consumers of digital application and content, movie, and online TV streaming can make purchases using their remote controls or smartphones. Developers can accept payments from consumers worldwide with several checkout methods and more than 140 alternative payment methods.

In 2015, Paymentwall split its products into independent companies, which are "Brick" credit card processor, "Mobiamo" carrier billing, "Offerwall" advertising platform, and "MINT" prepaid.

Offices[edit]

Paymentwall is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Istanbul,[7] Berlin,[8][9] Kiev, Manila, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Hanoi, Beijing, São Paulo, Tokyo, Lisbon, Seoul, Sofia, Poznan and Moscow.

The company opened its engineering and development center in Kiev, Ukraine back in May 2010, and its South East Asian HQ and customer service center in Manila, Philippines in June 2012. It also opened its developer hub in Asia at Hanoi, Vietnam in August 2014. And to cater to businesses in China, the company opened an office in Beijing in March 2015.

In November 2015, Paymentwall unveiled its intergalactic-themed development lab in Kiev.[10]

Payment Methods[edit]

Paymentwall allows merchants to integrate the following payment methods on their website or application:

References[edit]

  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. 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 İstanbul Ofisini Açtı". Webrazzi (in Turkish). Retrieved January 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Paymentwall Opens New European HQ In Berlin". SiliconAllee. 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. 

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