VANCOUVER, BC — Oct 1, 2015 – Payfirma Corp., a Vancouver-based payments company, was named “FinTech Company of the Year” at last night’s Canadian FinTech Awards, part of the annual Digital Finance Conference in Toronto. The award is presented to the Canadian financial technology company that has shown the most entrepreneurial success in the past year.
“Payfirma has had a banner year – we’re honoured to be recognized by the Digital Finance Institute,” says Michael Gokturk, Payfirma’s CEO. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our amazing team. Acknowledgments like this only inspire us to keep striving for remarkable success.”
The committee measures success on a number of factors including innovative technology; solving a technology need; capturing a new sector or market with fintech; disruption of a service or market segment; ability to generate media interest in the product or service; successful financing; application of product or service; and traction in, or ability to obtain traction in the international marketplace.
In May, Payfirma completed a Series A funding round of $13 million – the largest funding round for a Canadian fintech firm this year – bringing its total to $26 million to date. To prepare for hyper-growth, the company recruited for several key positions including CMO (Robin Jones) and COO (Yves Millette). Payfirma’s multi-platform solutions have secured high-profile clients including Nurse Next Door and 1-800-GOT-JUNK.
Payfirma is an award-winning payments company that helps businesses accept credit and debit cards online, in-store, and on mobile devices. Payfirma’s payment solution keeps all transaction data in one place and makes it simple for businesses to use data to make smarter business decisions about their customers, products and employees. To learn more about Payfirma, visit www.payfirma.com or call 1-800-747-6883 to speak to any one of our amazing people.