101 Top Payments Startups and Companies in Canada

August 7, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Payments companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Payments industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Canada Payments Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Paystone

Paystone

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Paystone is a provider of customer engagement services and electronic payment processing solutions for businesses of all sizes.

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Wave

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Wave offers tailored financial services (payments, payroll) and award-winning free software for small/micro-businesses around the world.

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FreshBooks

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FreshBooks, cloud-based accounting software, allows owners to invoice clients, track time and run their small businesses in the cloud.

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Financeit

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Financeit simplifies complex sales transactions for businesses and their customers.

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Nuvei

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Nuvei is a financial service company that provides its clients with payment technology solutions.

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KOHO Financial

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KOHO Financial provides an application based banking platform intended to simplify financial products available to everyone.

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VersaPay

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VersaPay is an Fintech company offering an Accounts Receivable Software as a Service solution and Payment acquiring services.

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Relay

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Relay is a digital bank designed for growing businesses.

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ChargeLab

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ChargeLab is the Android of EV charging. Our hardware-agnostic software runs on the world’s most popular EV chargers.

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Beanworks

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Beanworks is an accounts payable automation solution that helps companies eliminate paperwork and reduce invoice processing costs.

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Plooto

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Plooto is a payment management platform for small and medium-sized businesses that helps to automate and streamlines their payments.

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Buckzy Payments

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Buckzy Payments Inc. is a Toronto, CA-based fintech company enabling cross-border real-time payments.

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Joist

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Contractor Estimating and Invoicing Tool

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BlocPal International Inc.

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BlocPal is a digital transaction solutions provider delivering a suite of integrated financial services and applications to our partners.

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nanopay

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nanopay empowers businesses and banks to scale with innovative payment and liquidity management products.

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Fusebill

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Fusebill is a company that provides automated invoicing, billing and collections for subscription-based companies.

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Shakepay

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Shakepay is a technology company that provides financial applications for building wealth.

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CAARY Capital

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CAARY is a digital credit, lending and payments platform, offering a corporate credit card and payments solution.

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RentMoola

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Pay rent with credit card, debit card & more. Get access to exclusive MoolaPerks!

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Lexop

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Removing friction from collections by offering the most customer-centric software-as-a-service to world-class companies.

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Dream Payments

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Dream Payments is a fintech platform that enables merchants to sell everywhere using mobile devices.

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Nuvei (formerly SafeCharge)

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SafeCharge is now Nuvei the payment technology partner of thriving brands.

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Aya

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Aya is a healthcare startup that builds payment tools and programs for employee benefits packages.

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Agreement Express

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SaaS platform that automates the client onboarding process for financial services firms.

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Payment Rails

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Payment Rails is an API first payouts platform for businesses and platforms to pay on-demand workers globally.

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MazumaGo

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Make business payments move.

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Payfirma

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Payfirma offers businesses a multi-channel payment platform for mobile, ecommerce and in-store payments.

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Carta Worldwide

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Carta Worldwide is an international leader in digital transaction technology, specializing in mobile & emerging payments.

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Merrco Payments

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Merrco is helps businesses thrive by bringing seamless, secure payment solutions company.

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IOT Pay

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IOT Pay is a Canadian payment solution leader, enabling merchants to accept Omnichannel payment in-store and online on a global scale.

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vogogo

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Vogogo is a web application that provides paperless invoicing with online payment services.

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Gaze

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Passwordless 1-click authentication

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Vouchr

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Vouchr has created an engagement platform focused on the consumer payment experience and digital transactions.

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Livelii

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Livelii is a Techstars company, bringing a first of its kind group health and dental benefits to the independent and freelance workforce.

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Netlift

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Netlift is a real-time, intermodal carpooling platform that helps daily commuters travel easier.

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Ario Platform

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Ario Platform is a modern digital banking platform built for enterprises.

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Smooth Commerce

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The Smooth Commerce technology first launched in 2014 under the SmoothPay brand.

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Xumi

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Break-though digital technologies to make payment, simpler, safer and more affordable.

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Spoonity

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Spoonity is a loyalty platform that allows restaurants to implement and manage a customer rewards and payment system.

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Groundhog

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The suite of tools to power the crypto subscription economy.

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Netcents Systems

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NetCents Systems Ltd. (NetCents) is an operational enhanced electronic Payment Service Provider (or “PSP”).

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Invoice Simple

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Simple invoicing for contractors, freelancers and other owner operators

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Permission Click

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Digital Permission Slips and Payment Collection for K-12 Schools.

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Leav

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Leav is a Montreal-based PayTech company offering cloud-based checkout automation solutions for small and medium retailers.

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PayVida Solutions

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PayVida Solutions, an emerging payment processing company.

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Mobi724 Global Solutions

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MOBI724 Global Solutions is a fintech leader in digital incentives and payment solutions.

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GroupPay Inc.

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GroupPay mobile payment aggregator.

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Fostrum

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All in one money management for creators, inluencers & solopreneurs | A Techstars Backed Company

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Triangle

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Triangle is a lightweight API that enables interaction with contactless payment cards such as Visa PayWave, MasterCard PayPass, American Ex

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Storspay

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Receive and Send In-Store Payments in Crypto or Fiat

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Knit People

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Cloud payroll & payments, HR, and benefit service for small businesses. Proudly Canadian.

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Fiska

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Integrated commerce platform for payment providers

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Avanti Commerce

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Avanti is a global distribution system for both digital marketing channels and restaurant operators in the food & beverage industry.

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Coinkite

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BITCOIN SECURITY HARDWARE – DON’T TRUST. VERIFY.

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Payfare

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Providing instant payout and digital banking solutions for today’s workforce.

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biquiti

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Financial Services, Payment, Cryptocurrency

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GreenGreen

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Payment and credit all in one app. Stop relying on VISA/MC to let your customers pay in-store and online. Merchant accounts available.

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Digital Retail Apps

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Digital Retail Apps is a mobile application that enables users to scan, view, and purchase items through their smartphones.

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Fintech Select

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Fintech Select is a provider of robust and disruptive Pre-Paid Card programs, mobile banking solutions and Cryptocurrency technologies.

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SmartPay Me

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White-Label Mobile Instant Checkout (EMV/SCA/PSD2/PISP/TISP) solution with Biometry for banks & retailers, disrupting payments cards rails

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AcceptLocal

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A powerful turnkey platform providing customer management, fraud prevention and real-time end-to-end funds transferring solutions.

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Moneris

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Moneris is Canada’s largest financial technology company that specializes in payment processing.

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Eve Tab

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Eve empowers you with an on-demand VIP bar service experience at the hottest nightclubs.

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Helcim Inc.

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Helcim makes it easier for businesses to accept debit and credit cards.

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STACK

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STACK delivers a smarter way to spend, save and share your money, straight from your mobile and fee-free, like it should be.

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Lean Payments

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Lean Payments empowers Canadian SMEs to succeed in the global economy by simplifying International cash flow management

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CubbySpot Inc.

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Toronto-based startup developing CubbySpot, a mobile app that helps parents find the best daycare for their child.

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Gift Jeenie

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Shopping marketplace & cash-back loyalty platform, powered by Blockchain.

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VoPay

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VoPay is a leader in payment innovation, digitizing online bank account payments with speed and transparency.

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PayPhoneAPP

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PayPhoneAPP brings the power & efficiency of online marketing to offline retail by replacing the Hardware Payment Terminal with the

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Decentral

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Decentral is an innovation hub for disruptive and decentralized technologies.

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ATB Financial

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ATB Financial is Alberta’s largest and most innovative financial institution ($48.5B in assets).

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PayFacto

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PayFacto is providing industry payment processing technologies and flexible solutionsto help merchants.

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Paytm Labs

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We are an internationally recognized payments and financial services company based in Toronto that launched in 2014

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Remitbee Inc

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Remitbee is a worldwide money transfer and mobile money company specialized in online Money transfer.

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D+H

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D+H is committed to being the technology partner that financial services organizations trust and rely on to build deeper and more

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PayPro Global

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PayPro Global is an e-commerce solutions provider for any business selling digital products.

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Pinch VR

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Pinch VR is a Smartphone case that transforms your mobile into a virtual reality experience.

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AvidRetail

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AvidRetail is a Canadian mobile retail and payment technology company.

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Berkeley Payment Solutions

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Berkeley Payment Solutions delivers mastercard and visa prepaid card programs for corporations, governments, and financial institutions.

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DCR Strategies Inc.

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DCR Strategies Inc. aspires to be the largest and most awarded provider of Mastercard and Visa prepaid programs around the world.

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ChangeJar

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ChangeJar mobile cash is improving the economics of 100+ billion annual small retail transactions

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Perk Labs Inc.

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Perk Labs is the owner of Perk Hero, a fast, frictionless mobile ordering, contact-free payments and loyalty platform.

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Coins-e.com

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Coins-e.com is a digital currency exchange platform that allows its users to exchange a variety of cryptocurrencies with one another.

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HealthBank

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The leading consumer & enterprise healthcare payments infrastructure for patients, providers, pharmacies, insurance carriers, benefits & HR.

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PayWith

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PayWith is a mobile application development firm that enables businesses to track data and run gifting, marketing, and loyalty campaigns.

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Buyatab Online

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Buyatab Online is an innovative provider of egift cards solutions for retail, restuarants, hotels and luxury brands.

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Paxum

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Paxum Pay all your affiliates with a single click and help them withdraw their money using the many flexible Paxum withdrawal methods.

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Hangry

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Hangry is a mobile ordering & loyalty platform integrated with campus card systems.

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Apaylo

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E-Commerce, Finance, FinTech, Mobile Payments, Payments, SaaS, Transaction Processing

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GreedyRates.ca

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Canada’s Best Credit Card Offers

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Ooploo

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Ooploo is a European startup providing OEM- and POS-based hardware and software to facilitate micro payments.

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Bidali

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Bidali is a payment platform that helps small and large companies accept next generation payments and grow their business.

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Tiptap

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Tiptap is replacing cash and coin with the world’s simplest way to accept touchless payments and donations.

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ZED Network Inc.

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A payment orchestration platform in 200+ countries with one single API integration.

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Mash

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A radically better way to monetize your digital experiences and content

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FundRazr

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World’s leading enterprise-class crowdfunding platform

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AscendantFX Capital

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AscendantFX is a Payment Solution Provider.

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iATS Payments

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iATS Payments is an integrated payment processing partner, designed and built exclusively to meet the needs of nonprofits.

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GoStop AI

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GoStop AI is a Medical Wallet company. GoStop helps to create safe working environment with its medical passport.

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GoInterpay

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Global eCommerce, International Checkout

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