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    HCE specialist SimplyTapp raises an additional US$2.5m

    PARTNER NEWS: Fast growing mobile payments platform provider Mozido has made a US$2.5m investment in SimplyTapp, bringing the total amount raised in the host card emulation (HCE) specialist’s Series B financing round to US$10.1m.

    SimplyTappThe new funds “will allow SimplyTapp to ramp up R&D by expanding its core engineering team and bolster channel support for global partners”, the startup says.

    The full press release is below:

    SimplyTapp Secures $2.5M Funding From Mozido

    Leader in Financial Transaction Processing Services to Retailers, Financial Institutions and Mobile Network Operators Makes Investment in Host Card Emulation Pioneer

    AUSTIN, TX — February 04, 2015 — SimplyTapp, the leading provider of Host Card Emulation (HCE) solutions for cloud-based mobile payments, today announced it has raised an additional $2.5M of their Series B financing round from Mozido, elevating the total amount of funding raised to $10.1M. The new infusion of capital will allow SimplyTapp to ramp up R&D by expanding its core engineering team and bolster channel support for global partners.

    “It is exciting to have this timely investment from Mozido as it will allow us to focus on executing our key initiatives this year,” said Doug Yeager, Co-founder and CEO of SimplyTapp. “Our platform is being successfully used for a North American card issuing bank and in Chicago for the transit system. Likewise, merchants have the same requirement for an open, customer-focused mobile solution platform and we can fulfill their need today,” Yeager continued.

    SimplyTapp’s open card issuance platform allows merchants to use Near Field Communication (NFC) for cheaper payments because there are no interchange fees, with the same user experience as the recently launched Apple Pay. Merchants can securely and effectively leverage mobile payments within their customer’s mobile experience, including stored-value and private label cards, with a single tap at existing NFC payment terminals.

    “We share SimplyTapp’s vision for delivering cloud-based mobile payments and are pleased to provide support for their growth and development,” said Mike Love, Mozido’s Chief Strategy Officer. “2015 will usher in renewed customer adoption for mobile payment solutions and we feel strategic relationships like this can accelerate delivering innovative solutions to our customers worldwide,” added Love.

    About SimplyTapp

    Founded in 2011, SimplyTapp has created the only open card issuance platform that enables developers to innovate and leverage mobile devices for tap-payments and other real-world transactions. The company’s platform leverages Host Card Emulation (HCE) in conjunction with near field communications (NFC). It serves both retailers and financial institution’s mobile payments initiatives, allowing the existing developer infrastructure to innovate and provide a solid competitive offering to companies like PayPal and Stripe. For more information, visit simplytapp.com. Follow on Twitter: @SimplyTappNews

    About Mozido

    Mozido’s mobile payments platform includes mobile financial services, loyalty programs, and mobile offers for business and retail. Through its white-label, cloud-based platform MoTEAF, Mozido serves people around the world who choose to manage their money using their mobile phone rather than relying on traditional financial institutions. Mozido’s MoTEAF platform is highly interoperable, works with virtually any wireless carrier or mobile device, and integrates easily with products from other vendors. For more information, visit mozido.com. Follow on Twitter: @Mozido

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