2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards Winners Announced

Forty-seven Companies across Sixteen Categories Representing “What’s Next” in Payments Innovation

Winners selected by payments industry judges and announced at The Innovation Project 2013 Awards Dinner at Harvard University’s Annenberg Hall

PYMNTS Innovation Project 2013

BOSTON--()--PYMNTS.com, the leading platform for news and content related to “what’s next” in payments innovation, released its list of winners for the 2013 PYMNTS Innovator Awards. Winners were chosen across sixteen categories by a panel of judges with deep and practical expertise in payments and payments innovation. The top finalists in each category were given an award at the PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards Dinner held this year on March 21, 2013 at Annenberg Hall on the Harvard University Campus as part of The Innovation Project. B.J. Novak, writer, actor and producer of the award-winning comedy series, The Office, served as the Awards Dinner emcee. The Innovation Project 2013 was hosted by PYMNTS.com, the leading platform for news and content on “what’s next” in payments innovation and is dedicated to changing the way that the payments industry, thinks, creates and ignites innovation.

The winners are:

      GOLD     SILVER     BRONZE
Most Innovative     PayPal     Amex     Adyen
Most Disruptive     Square     Discover     Braintree/Venmo
Best Technology     MoCa     First Data/Cardspring     OneID
Best Newcomer     Stripe     PayPerks     MoneyDesktop
Most Invisible     FlowPay     IPCommerce     C-Sam
Best Credit     Credit Karma     Billfloat     Lending Club
Best Debit     Green Dot     Walmart/Amex     Simple
Best Prepaid     Western Union     Seamless     Pangea
Best Check     ING     ZipMark     Mitek
Best Cash     Loomis     PayNearMe     ItsLikeCash
Best B2B Innovation     Kabbage     Silicon Valley Bank/Mineral Tree     Bottomline Technologies
Best POS Transformation     Groupon     LightSpeed     GoPago
Best SMB Innovation     Intuit     PaySimple     BillingOrchard
Best Comeback     Bluesnap     Capital Access Network     Rapid
Best Merchant Innovation     Starbucks     Dunkin' Donuts     Home Depot
Best Innovation Via ACH     Bill.com     BIM (Buy It Mobile Network)     n/a

A complete list of all finalists by category with descriptions of their innovations can be found here.

The 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Award Program Judges include: David Evans, author of Paying with Plastic and Founder of Market Platform Dynamics; Hans Morris, Managing Director, General Atlantic; Dan Rosen, Managing Partner, Commerce Ventures; Karen Webster, CEO Market Platform Dynamics and President of PYMNTS.com, and Matt Witheiler, Principal, Flybridge Partners.

About The Innovation Project

Over 2 days, 100 speakers and 500 senior members of the payments industry will change the way that the payments and its broader commerce ecosystem thinks, talks, delivers and ignites innovation. On March 20th and 21st the greatest minds in commerce and payments will assemble at Harvard University near Boston to kick the conversation about innovation up to an entirely different level at a program called The Innovation Project. Speakers and delegates are among the most senior executives and elite innovators from literally every established payments company worldwide, along with the CEOs of the most innovative start-ups in the space. One of its five modules includes pairing industry CEOs with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former US VP), Steve Levitt (Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The Lean Startup), Rosie Rios (US Treasurer), Russell Simmons (RushCard), Raj Date (CFPB), and Josh Lerner (Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom around what it will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new ways to shop and pay. The Innovation Project also hosts the industry’s 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, given to 15 of the industry’s top innovators over dinner, which this year will be emceed by B.J. Novak of The Office and will introduce delegates to 40 of the hottest “next generation” payments innovators.

About PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of commerce and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives read it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s where the best minds and best content meet on the web.


Leeann Cannon, 617-374-1334

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2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards Winners Announced: Forty-seven Companies across Sixteen Categories Representing “What’s Next” in Payments Innovation


Leeann Cannon, 617-374-1334