April 19, 2016
Digitzs launches new 'painless' payments API for platform
New global payments API for massive underserved app, marketplace and platform space; founding team from Visa, PayPal and Apple
LAS VEGAS -- Digitzs, a modern and disruptive global payments API for the massive yet underserved app marketplace and platform space, is launching live (via Periscope) today at 4 p.m. inside the Transact 16 Payment Facilitator ETA event at the Mandalay Bay.
The trillion-dollar untapped space between where cards are swiped and shopping carts are used is Digitzs' market of apps, marketplaces and platforms. In this "middle market," visionary tech founders and CEOs are challenged to find tailor-made solutions that support their unique and real-time payment facilitation needs.
"We come from Visa, PayPal and Apple and we are here to make payments painless for apps, marketplace and platform CEOs," says Laura Wagner, Digitzs Founder and CEO.
White label platforms that facilitate ticket payments for events, donation payments for non profits and rent payments for property managers can integrate with Digitzs' ridiculously simple API in less than an hour. Post integration, merchants using the platform, such as event promoters, non profits and property managers obtain a global merchant account in seconds without ever leaving the platform's site or brand. Digitzs collects the platform's fees (with the merchant fees) from each transaction, eliminating the platform's need to invoice monthly. According to Accenture, platforms are a top-five 2016 business trend.
"We have integrated with virtually every old school AND new-age payment provider around. I am so impressed with how Digitzs is solving all of our payment facilitation needs in a single API that I am considering an investment in this round," says Mark Miller, CEO of Ticket Socket.
Early on, Digitzs captured the attention of Kevin Harrington, an original "Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank and pioneer of the modern day infomercial. "I've processed billions in card payments for my infomercials on behalf of clients and it's never an easy process. Digitzs has the team, the technology and the traction to be the next big disruptor in the trillion-dollar platform payments space. I'm thrilled to have an early stake in this promising company."
Digitzs CEO Laura Wagner, a 20-year proven entrepreneur in the payments space, has compiled an all-star co-founding including PayPal's first CFO David Jaques; Visa's Linda Perry (named Most Influential Women in Payments three years in a row); Ben Way, a world-renowned startup technologist, and Stacey Moore, an award winning technologist, strategist and entrepreneur.
"I was head of acquiring at Visa for 17 years," notes advisor Linda Perry. "I am familiar with virtually every payment processor in the U.S., both large and small. Digitzs has the most disruptive platform and business model I've ever seen."
In 2015, according to the CNBC Crowdfinance 50 Index, $2.5 million was pledged to Digitzs by enthusiastic investors via Crowdfunder, placing the company in third place out of the 50 most successful equity crowdfunding campaigns for the period.
With a billion dollars of processing in the pipeline from eager platform CEOs, Digitzs is announcing their first equity round o nCrowdfunder to scale its cutting edge digital sales and marketing systems. Early investors include Mark C. Thompson (CEO coach to Virgin, Pinterest, Schwab, Amex, Apple) as well as Barbara Lazaroff (Co-Founder Spago and Creator Wolf Gang Brands).
For more information on how to invest in Digitzs, visit: https://www.crowdfunder.com/digitzs
At 3 p.m. today, as part of the world's leading conference connecting the payment technology world, Digitzs CEO, Laura Wagner, will participate on a panel called "To PF (Payment Facilitate) or not to PF" with Ticket Socket CEO, Mark Miller. Immediately following the 3 p.m. panel discussion, Digitzs is thrilled to host a live-streamed global toast at 4 p.m. to launch Digitzs with industry friends and platform CEOs.