Innovator Awards

Innovation Project™ 2014, March 19-20, 2014

2014 INNOVATOR AWARDS

INNOVATOR AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED!

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The 2014 Innovator Awards was held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 as part of the 2014 Innovation Project™ event during the closing gala dinner at Annenberg Hall on the Harvard University* campus.

Viewed as the most prestigious recognition awards in the payments industry, the PYMNTS Innovator Awards has seen an exponential increase in participants and sponsors, and boasts a submission, selection and voting process that is unmatched in intellectual rigor and competitive energy.

And if the surge of 2013 submissions is any indicator of the buzz surrounding the upcoming 2014 PYMNTS.com℠ Innovator Awards, this year’s awards were set to be historic. In 2013, our judges fielded over 500 submissions, up nearly five times the amount received in 2012, with an overwhelming number of nominations from an eclectic mix of established industry players and up-and-coming innovators.

The PYMNTS.com℠ Innovator Awards is the premier event in the payments world, bringing together the fastest rising stars and highlighting the most revolutionary companies in the space
Matthew Witheiler, Principal, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Innovator Awards Judge

2014 Innovator Awards Judges

Janet Estep
President & CEO,
NACHA

David Evans
Chairman,
Global Economics Group

Matt Harris
Managing Director,
Bain Capital Ventures

Karl Mehta
Venture Partner,
Menlo Ventures

Hans Morris
Managing Director,
General Atlantic

Paul Purcell
Partner,
Continental Advisors

Dan Rosen
General Partner,
Commerce Ventures

Karen Webster
CEO,
Market Platform Dynamics &
President,

PYMNTS.com℠

Matt Witheiler
Principal,
Flybridge Capital Partners

New Awards for 2014

W.net

Women Driving Innovation In Payments

W.net proudly supports this award.

Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net) connects and empowers women in payments to maximize their individual potential and position themselves for greater personal success. W.net’s vision is to drive parity for women in payments. www.wnetonline.org

2014 INNOVATOR AWARD WINNERS

Winners were chosen across 16 categories by a panel of judges with deep and practical expertise in payments and innovation. The top finalists in each category were given an award at the PYMNTS.com℠ Innovator Awards Dinner on March 20, 2014 at Annenberg Hall on the Harvard University* campus as part of The Innovation Project™ 2014 event.

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Most Innovative Company

Level Up

LevelUp

Upstart

Upstart

Klarna

Klarna

Best Check Innovation

PaySimple eCheck

PaySimple

eCheck

Venmo

Venmo

American Express Bluebird

American Express Bluebird

Best Innovation via ACH

transmodus

Transmodus

Venmo

Venmo

Mitek

Mitek

Best Prepaid Innovation

Blackhawk

Blackhawk

Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile App

Dunkin’ Donuts

Mobile App

Mozido

Mozido

Best Debit Innovation

Square Cash

Square

Square Cash

Simple

Simple

T-Mobile Money

T-Mobile

T-Mobile Money

Best Credit Innovation

Credit Karma

Credit Karma

Lending Club

Lending Club

Klarna

Klarna

Best B2B Innovation

Bill.com

Bill.com

Billtrust Invoice Central

Billtrust

Invoice Central

Traxpay

Traxpay

Best Cash Innovation

Incomm Cashtie

Incomm

Cashtie

PayNearMe

PayNearMe

Paydiant MCA

Paydiant

MCA

Best Small Business Innovation

Fundbox

Fundbox

Shopify Payments

Shopify

Shopify Payments

FreshBooks

FreshBooks

Best POS Innovation

Square

Square

Square Register

Clover

Clover

Shopify

Shopify

Most Invisible Company

Paydiant

Paydiant

IP Payments

IP Payments

Early Warning

Early Warning

Best Newcomer

Coin

Coin

Shopify

Shopify

Chase

Chase

Best New Technology

Apple Touch ID

Apple

Touch ID

Ripple Labs

Ripple Labs

Open Table

Open Table

Best Comeback Story

Google Wallet

Google Wallet

oti

OTI

OTI Wave

Prosper

Prosper

Most Disruptive Innovation

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Chase

Chase

Ripple Labs

Ripple Labs

Women Driving Innovation in Payments

Melissa Smith

President and CEO of WEX

PYMNTS Catalyst Award

PayPal

PayPal

2014 HALL OF FAME

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented this year to the family of Frank McNamara, the founder of Diner’s Club. There were also three inductions to the Payments Hall of Fame™: Arthur Hahn, inventor of the Magnetic Stripe; Robert W. Selander, president and CEO of MasterCard from 1997 to 2010; and George Wallner, co-founder of Loop and the investor of the modern POS terminal.

2014 AWARD FINALISTS

Click here to view the 2014 Innovator Award Finalists

2013 INNOVATOR AWARDS

Click here to view the 2013 Innovator Award Winners

*Please note that The Innovation Project™ and PYMNTS.com℠ are not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is the Innovation Project™ 2014 a Harvard University program or activity.
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