PYMNTS eBook: The Blockchain Bandwagon

Brian Billingsley, Chief Revenue Officer here at Modo, published a blockchain opinion piece on PYMNTS about cutting through the blockchain hype, and why he’s not buying into it yet. Read the article originally posted on PYMNTS below.  By Brian Billingsley Blockchain is a method to cryptographically secure and verify ownership of something. It’s a ledger, and […]

Interoperability Powers The Three Cs In Payouts

Modo CEO, Bruce Parker, sat down with PYMNTS to talk about the needs of the rapidly growing gig economy, the complexity around sending money to Alternate Payment Methods (APMs), and how interoperability is the answer. An excerpt from the interview is below, and you can access the full article here.  Parker says the marketplace is […]

Sharing Success on Small Business Week

PYMNTS spoke with our CEO, Bruce Parker, to get the inside scoop on starting a company in honor of National Small Business Week. Read excerpts from the interview featured on PYMNTS.com below.   PYMNTS: As a thriving and fast-growing startup, what advice do you have for entrepreneurs who are on the verge of launching their […]

The Interoperability-Integration Debate: Where APIs Fit

Originally published in the PYMNTS B2B API Payments Tracker   From mom and pop retail shops to the world’s largest companies, nearly every business is looking to offer the latest technology to its consumers. For many in the financial services world, though, implementing innovations is easier said than done. So, what’s standing in the way […]

Switch, Gateway, or Hub? All and None of the Above

Originally posted on PYMNTS.com For startups, it’s never easy explaining when they’re doing something the same yet different. The payments industry already has switches, gateways and hubs to connect the one to many, the many to one and the many to many — so, what makes Modo any different? To Founder and CEO Bruce Parker, the answer is simple: […]

Modo Has Its Head in the Cloud

Article featured in PYMNTS.com    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 PYMNTS.com    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 […]

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