Modo Has Its Head in the Cloud

Article featured in    It’s the storm before the calm for MODO, according to the startup’s founder and CEO, Bruce Parker. It’s everything his startup friends and mentors warned him about: big challenges, big opportunities and the sheer terror and exhilaration that go along with them. Parker said Modo works to provide interoperability and manage payments […]

Modo Strikes An Innovation Balance

Article featured in    Payments has a balancing problem, according to Modo CPO Matthew Leavenworth. There are two forces at odds, said Leavenworth: The growth of new ideas, entrants and true innovation in payments versus existing legacy systems — which often still function as designed, he noted, and weren’t cheap to implement. “People have made investments […]

2018 Forecast: ‘Global Local’ Becomes a Priority

By Brian Billingsley // Excerpt from the PYMNTS 2018 Forecast eBook   A quote from Bill Gates in his 1996 book The Road Ahead seems spot-on for payments: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next [one or] two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Look […]

Why The Future Of Payments Is Interoperable (Not Integrated)

By PYMNTS When one person is thinking about sending an email to another, there are all kinds of things to think about: how long or short to make it; whether or not to include pictures; whether an emoji is cute or will make them look immature. But what no one wonders about as they tap […]

Brian Billingsley Joins Modo Team As CRO

By PYMNTS Financial institution and payments interoperability provider Modo has announced news of an addition to its team. According to a Friday company press release, Brian Billingsley, former CEO for Klarna North America, is joining the Modo family as its chief revenue officer. “I was blown away by Modo’s tech when we implemented it at Klarna, and […]

Payments 2017: The Year of No Disruption spoke to Bruce Parker, Founder & CEO of Modo, for the 2017 PYMNTS year-end eBook on the defining moments of the past year. The most defining moment to him? No disruption. Check out why below.  We’ve been hearing (for a few years now) that this will be the year FinTechs will replace banks, disrupt […]

Alliance Data To Create Loyalty, Checkout Events Via Modo’s Payment Service

By Modo and Alliance Data’s Columbus, Ohio-based credit card services business announced news on Monday (Oct. 23) that they have inked a new partnership. Alliance Data can now create loyalty programs and checkout events using Modo’s cloud-based payment event service. In a press release, Modo stated that via its payment events service, it securely and fairly conducts […]

Mastercard Announces Start Path 2017 Summer Class

By PYMNTS Class is in session! For the summer. Today, (June 26), Mastercard announced news that it admitted six new startups into the Start Path program’s class of 2017. So far, Mastercard says that Start Path has helped 150 later-stage tech and FinTech startups grow from “good to great to global.” “We tailor a specific program to each of the […]

A COIN By Any Other Name

By PYMNTS Bruce Parker, CEO of ModoPayments, checks in with PYMNTS Karen Webster on the value of interoperability and how their COIN technology is powering some of the most innovative solutions for payment’s biggest players. Payments are often described like the Tower of Babel, with disparate platforms trying to talk to each other without speaking […]

And The Payments And Commerce Innovation Winners Are…

Okay, so maybe payments and commerce can look a little strange from the outside in — but last night’s awards were decided by the votes of all the participants’ peers, our panel of judges and more than 20,000 readers. From hundreds of submissions, the winners for 14 Innovation Award prize categories were drawn, including […]