At long last, we have a winner!
Amongst a very competitive field, YapStone may seem to be a surprising champion. Perhaps not a household name (yet), YapStone earned their position at the top of the podium by taking down a string of high profile competition: Align Commerce, Dwolla, Stripe, Venmo, Prism, and finally, Earnest. The tournament stoked YapStone’s competitive fire, and if you look at the company’s success in recent years, you can see that they bring this fire to everything they do.
YapStone is an end-to-end payments platform – powering payments for global marketplaces and large vertical markets. Founded in 1999 to enable online payments for the apartment rental industry, today YapStone is not only the payments leader in the apartment rental industry, they have also expanded into adjacent vertical markets, like vacation rental, hospitality and non-profit, as well as global marketplaces. Processing over $17B last year, they are on pace to grow their annual revenue by 50% in 2016. If you don’t already know them, you should.
We are proud to crown YapStone as the first Fintech Money Madness Champion. Thanks to all of the companies and voters who participated!