An event with location technology at its heart seems like an odd place for two of the nation's premier technology locations, often pitted against one another in competition, to come together.
But that's just what happened on Monday outside of Union Square in New York City at the East Coast incarnation of Jason Calacanis's LAUNCH conference. Read MoreWePay it forwardHow WePay inspired innovation at Boston College
The Boston College business majors who graduated Monday were high school seniors in December 2009 when WePay, the popular payments API company founded by BC alums, raised $1.7 million in a series A venture round. The startup’s continued success — contracts with big-name firms like Care.com and GoFundMe, plus another $32.5 million in funding — is a good reason why members of this year’s class will likely be more entrepreneurial than their predecessors.
Read MoreUpward momentumLevelUp gets new HQ in Financial District, shares growth stats
Boston-based payment technology company Merchant Warehouse announced today the acquisition of Opticard, a loyalty rewards program provider.
With the addition of Opticard, Merchant Warehouse bolsters its multi-channel payment solutions that currently include software, hardware, and a "customer engagement" platform for businesses, by adding one of the country's largest reward programs. Read More
I have no doubt that LevelUp’s high-energy, twenty-something founder Seth Priebatsch would’ve liked his mobile payment app to be more of a household name by now. Things haven’t gone that way for the company, one of Boston's most audacious consumer tech plays of recent years.
Read MoreLeaf keeps growingLeaf adds new COO, continues rapid hiring push
Cambridge-based Leaf is making some noise today, announcing a few new additions to its leadership team.
The company, which built a mobile payment platform for small business, added Sarah McCrary as its new chief operating officer. Additionally, Leaf added Dan Smith as its vice president of engineering and Chad Kelly as its new vice president of finance. Read MoreNever leave home againLevelUp and Foodler get together