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Payoneer raises $180 million to help businesses move money across borders
VentureBeat - October 5, 2016
Digital payments company Payoneer has raised a whopping $180 million in a series E round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), with participation from existing investor Susquehanna Growth Equity.

5-with-Scott-Reynolds, President, Payoneer Escrow
Domain Investing - September 13, 2016
In the weeks leading up to THE Domain Conference, one of the most interesting things I learned is that Brandon Abbey, formerly the President of Escrow.com, was hired by Payoneer. For those of you who don’t know of Payoneer, the company is a payment platform used by companies like Airbnb, Amazon, and Google. The company is used in over 200 countries transacting in more than 150 currencies.

We Heart It Teams Up With The Blu Market to Expand Social Network’s Reach
Wall Street Journal - June 2, 2016
Influencer marketing company co-led by Jonas Brothers singer Kevin Jonas invests in We Heart It.

Why Payoneer Thinks Now Is A Good Time To Enter In India
Forbes - March 9, 2016
Online payments services company Payoneer has been busy stamping their footprint in new markets – the latest in India, where a burgeoning entrepreneurial scene, among other reasons, means this is a good time to enter, they say, despite the odd challenge or two.

China Charts the Course for Next Phase of Global E-Commerce
PaymentsSource - February 26, 2016
Payments providers experienced in cross-border transactions need only look to the Asian market to find the next golden opportunity. China has established itself as fertile ground for online marketplaces in Asia, but other regions are quickly catching up in their ability to provide global exposure to e-commerce sellers.

Payoneer chief: N.Y.C.'s 'high-tech' hub has a pragmatic, healthy balance
New York Business Journal - February 24, 2016
Scott Galit stepped in as Payoneer's CEO in 2010 when the company was still in its nascent stage. Today, he oversees more than 600 people in offices across seven regions, including Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Tel Aviv.

We Heart It Encourages More Creativity, Launches First Companion App, Easel
PR Newswire - December 18, 2015
We Heart It, the image-and-video based social network, announced today the release of its first companion app, Easel. The app's easy-to-use interface enriches the social sharing experience by giving users the ability to make original creations to post to the We Heart It community.

We Heart It, Named To Best Apps Of 2015 By Google, Launches Heartist Program To Recognize Its Top Members
PR Newswire - December 9, 2015
With a community of 40 million members worldwide, We Heart It announced today the company's new recognition program, dubbed Heartists, to spotlight its most engaged users. Heartists are leaders in creativity, inspiration and discovery, with interests in fashion, beauty, travel, food, and fandoms.

Payoneer Named by Deloitte as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America
Yahoo Finance - November 17, 2015
Payoneer Achieves Prestigious Placement on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ Listing for Fourth Consecutive Year

Tracx Listed on Deloitte’s Tech Fast 500
NoCamels News Flash - November 15, 2015
Tracx, an Israeli-founded business analytics startup, has been listed on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

Amazon taps Payoneer for cross-border payments
Finextra - November 4, 2015
Payoneer Inc., a leading online payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments, has been selected by Amazon to expand cross-border payment options to sellers from 24 countries(1) who sell on marketplaces in the U.S., Spain, France, Italy, Germany and the UK.

Tracx Takes the Gold at the Stevie® Awards, Wins Best Social Business Solution
Benzinga - September 17, 2015
Tracx Inc., the leading social business cloud for enterprises, today announced that it has been awarded with three prestigious Stevie® Awards, including the Gold Stevie® in the "New Product/Service of the Year-Software-Social Business Solution" category in the 13th Annual American Business Awards.

Inside the Pope's social media plan to win over millennials
Fortune - September 15, 2015
Pope Francis has made it clear that he does not want his upcoming trip to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City to look like a tour for East Coast elites. He wants his message of hope and inclusiveness to come through, especially to the younger generation, and his team is using social media to do that.

Tracx Recognized as a Forbes Top 100 Analytics Firm
PRWEB - August 26, 2015
Tracx Inc., the leading social business management platform, today announced that it’s listed as one of this year’s Forbes Top 100 Analytics Firms, and ranked in the Top 10 in NYC. Forbes scored businesses based on how quickly a company is gaining momentum via web traffic, social traction, and business growth metrics.

Payoneer’s $50M Round Focused On Global Expansion
PYMNTS.com - August 13th, 2015
Cross-border payments platform Payoneer announced yesterday (Aug. 12) that Wellington Management Company and Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC participated in a $50 million investment in the company by purchasing shares from existing investors.

Social Software Leader Tracx Appoints SaaS Veteran as New CEO
PR Newswire - August 4, 2015
Tracx Inc., the leading social business management platform, today announced the appointment of Rick Rudman as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Digital River and Payoneer Offer More Global Payment Options to Merchants
Payment Week - July 9, 2015
Digital River, a provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, has partnered with Payoneer to provide merchants more options for facilitating seamless international payments.

Tracx Wins TiE50 Top Start-Up Award
PRNewswire - May 20, 2015
Tracx Inc., the leading social business management platform, today announced it has won the prestigious 2015 TiE50 Top Start-Up Award for its depth and strength in delivering predictive analytics, visual listening and sentiment analysis to social enterprises around the world.

Free rent: 7 World Trade Center opens doors to startups
CNN Money - April 28, 2015
While most young entrepreneurs hole up in co-working spaces, a few lucky ones are running their firms out of 7 World Trade Center -- for free.

Content Marketing Platform ScribbleLive Acquires Appinions
SocialTimes - April 15, 2015
ScribbleLive, a content marketing and live publishing SaaS platform, announced today that the company has acquired Appinions Inc., an influence analytics marketing platform.

Is Tracx The Next Big Thing In Israeli Tech?
Forbes - March 12, 2015
It's no secret. Israeli startups based in New York are booming with funding and success. According to the site Israeli Mapped in NY, which tracks the expansion of new ventures to NY, a total of $1 billion was raised in the 12 months through February.

Edison Partners Leads $18M Investment in Tracx
Edison Partners - February 2, 2015
Fuels Growth for Next-Generation Social Enterprise Platform Leader. Edison Partners proudly announced leading an $18 million Series C financing of Tracx. New York City-based Tracx is the leading next-generation unified social enterprise platform provider.

Partnership between Bank Asia, Payoneer to help earn forex
The Financial Express - January 9, 2015
Bank Asia Limited has partnered with another leading Online Payment Gateway Service (OPGS) provider-- Payoneer Inc. USA-- to facilitate Bangladeshi freelancers receive their payments in a quick, easier and cheaper way. Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Atiur Rahman formally launched the service at a city hotel Thursday.

One Year In, Keepy Reaches 500K Users And Introduces Video To Its Family Timelines
TechCrunch - October 17, 2014
One year since launch, Keepy is announcing that more than 500,000 users are sharing content with their families on its service. In a phone call with TechCrunch, Keepy CEO Offir Gutelzon said that the company hit the 500,000 figure within the last few weeks.

Opinion-sifter Appinions renovates its platform to better watch what you say
VentureBeat - October 9, 2014
If content is king, it doesn’t live in a kingdom; it lives in a market whose currency is influence. Cornell University-spinoff Appinions is out today with new package of content-marketing tools for better tracking the currency of content and its makers.

Payoneer Welcomes Former Citi Exec and Visa President Hans Morris to Its Board of Directors and Adds Investment From Morris' Nyca Partners
GlobeNewswire - September 9, 2014
Payoneer Inc., a leading online payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments, announced today that Hans Morris, managing partner at Nyca Partners, former president of Visa and longtime Citi executive, has joined the company's board of directors.

Why We Heart It is the Web's most underrated social network
SFGate - August 6, 2014
We Heart It is the dark horse of social networking. Its membership is rapidly growing, with user numbers approaching that of industry darling Snapchat's reported 30 million. But We Heart It has yet to reverberate much beyond its core audience, the young women and teen girls who fill its Pinterest-like boards with images of kittens, nail art and inspirational quotations.

Tracx selected as a 100 Most Promising Big Data Company by CIO Review
CIO Review - 2014
The inception of Tracx began on an interesting note— friends, Flickr, and the passion for photography. As active users in the social networking space, curiosity enthralled these 5 engineers to understand what runs social media. They viewed the social construct of the data, including influencer analysis and then eventually a predictive model that would help gauge which posts were about to become popular.

Payoneer Secures Strategic Investment From Chinese Financial Services Provider Ping An
GlobeNewswire - June 9, 2014
Funding and Collaboration Will Enable Payoneer to Build Its Brand and Market Leadership in China

Payoneer Selected as a Global Payments Provider for the Google Trusted Stores Program
Yahoo Finance - March 19, 2014
Payoneer, an industry-leading global payments company, today announced that Google has selected Payoneer as a payments provider for Google Trusted Stores.

Fintech co Payoneer raises $25m
GLOBES - March 5, 2014
Belying reports that it was planning an IPO, online payments services provider Payoneer Inc. has announced that it has raised $25 million in its fourth financing round. Susquehanna Growth Equity, the private equity arm of Susquehanna International Group LLC, led the round.

10 New York-Based Israeli Startups To Watch
NoCamels - January 21, 2014
Israel may be known as the Startup Nation, but many of Israel's startups still prefer to operate in the Big Apple than in the Land of Milk and Honey.

If You Want To Get Rich, Beg A Lean Startup Like WeHeartIt — Which Serves 50 Billion Images Per Month — For A Job
Business Insider - January 16, 2014
It's not often you find a startup used by 25 million people every month.

Why We Heart It Could Be the Next Big Social Network
Mashable - January 13, 2014
For a taste of who uses the image-based social network We Heart It, look no further than Facebook.

How Social Are Forbes / Appinions "World's Most Influential CMO's"???
SlideShare - December 12, 2013
On October 3, 2013 Forbes and Appinions published a list of "The Most Influential CMOs". 66 CMOs were rank listed as being the "World's Most Influential CMOs"

Tracx Announces New Features to Simplify Enterprise Social Media Management and Performance Analytics
Tracx - September 23, 2013
Tracx, a leading next generation social enterprise platform, announced new features to further facilitate cross-departmental social media management and performance analytics.

The 20 Hottest Startups in Israel
Mashable - September 12, 2013
The Israeli startup scene needs little introduction. Tel Aviv is rapidly becoming one of the most innovative tech hubs on the planet, vying with London, New York and Berlin as Silicon Valley's second.

We Heart It quietly amasses a following, sneaks up on Pinterest
Computerworld.com - July 1, 2013
With 20M young, active users, We Heart It has become the dark horse of social networks

Payoneer Leads Development of Freelancer Payments in the Growing South American Region
PYMNTS.com - June 27, 2013
Payoneer, an industry-leading global payments company, has established itself as the premier provider of payment services for the freelancer sector in Latin America. The company has extended its leadership position with the recent addition of three of the continent's largest freelance marketplaces – Adtriboo, Nubelo and Workana.

Payoneer Secures European Union E-Money License, Adds Management Talent
The Wall Street Journal - May 29, 2013
Payoneer, an industry-leading global payments company, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Payoneer EU has secured an Electronic Money license in Europe, solidifying Payoneer's position as a leading global provider of compliant international payment solutions. In addition, Payoneer has expanded its management team to support the company's rapid global growth.

Tracx selected to CRN Big Data 100
May 27, 2013
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Fifteen NYC-based enterprise startups to keep an eye on
PandoDaily - November 21, 2012
In a post for TheNextWeb back in April, I wrote about why the enterprise matters and deserves your attention. It's funny how much has changed since then in the enterprise tech ecosystem. Now, enterprise tech is the trend du jour to discuss.

Payoneer Ranked Number 34 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500™
Yahoo! Finance - November 14, 2012
Attributes Growth to Strong Partnerships, Great Team and Momentum in Global Payments

Sparkers Revel in Celebrity Fashion and Photo Streams on SparkRebel
Talk Fashion World - September 19, 2012
SparkRebel, a fashion-inspired discovery and social shopping site, announced it is now providing celebrity, fashion and entertainment-related photo streams, in near real-time, for inspiration, sharing and discovery by its community of members (Sparkers).

Getty Images Launches Automated Rights Licensing for Photo Sharing Services
Copyright and Technology - September 12, 2012
Getty Images announced on Monday a deal with SparkRebel, a site that calls itself a “collaborative fashion and shopping inspiration” — but is perhaps more expediently described as “Pinterest for fashionistas, with Buy buttons” — in which images that users post to the site are recognized and their owners compensated for the use.

There Is A Very, Very Big Pinterest Competitor With More Than 600 Million Monthly Pageviews
Business Insider - September 5, 2012
Last fall, while investors were pouring millions of dollars into Pinterest, another photo-sharing site was quietly growing in Brazil.

uShip Selects Payoneer's Innovative, Flexible Payment Solution
EON: Enhanced Online News - May 14, 2012
Payoneer, an industry-leading global payments company, today announced that thousands of U.S. transporters on uShip.com can now quickly access their payments within minutes, as easily as using an ATM.

With Pinterest-Style Browsing, SparkRebel Wants to Be Your Online Mall
Tech Cocktail - May 8, 2012
The evolution of search continues. In addition to the new business ideas that have cropped up imitating/borrowing from the aesthetically pleasing UI of Pinterest (see: Linstagram or Pinstagram), there exists a new user expectation for browsing.

SparkRebel: It's Pinterest on Stilettos
Portfolio.com - March 28, 2012
If Pinterest did some primping and focused on fashion and beauty alone, it would look like SparkRebel, a new startup founded by a serial entrepreneur who says money can be made through digital pinboards.

Tracx Secures $4.4 Million To Bring Big Data To Social Media Management
TechCrunch.com - February 16, 2012
For most companies, managing customer relations on social media is difficult, time-consuming, and less-than-precise, and they outsource different parts of the social media management, marketing, and sales to disparate solutions.

Plum Willow, Recreates Mall Shopping
Beautywired.com - December 4, 2011
Online shopping may no longer be a solitary pursuit — or at least that is the plan of tween-focused site PlumWillow.

Pando Networks Releases Nationwide ISP And Network Study
pandonetworks.com - July 27, 2011
A study of data collected by Pando Networks today revealed striking disparities in the quality of web access across America. By tracking downloads by 4 millions users across the country from January through June 2011, Pando Networks’ study revealed that some states are averaging connectivity speeds as much as ten times faster than those in other cities.

Windows Installation in Sad Shape? Reimage Sets Things Straight
PCWorld.com - July 25, 2011
It's rare that a piece of "miracle" software actually lives up to its developers' claims. The $70 program Reimage--which claims to provide hassle-free relief for damaged Windows installs--delivers on its promise.

Processing $500 Million A Year, Payoneer Launches Local Money Transfers
TechCrunch.com - April 20, 2011
If you're a professional affiliate, buying traffic, getting paid, then turning around and buying traffic right back up again is your modus operandi. The ability to turn around and re-buy traffic as quickly as possible is the part where revenue generation can take a big hit.

Tenafly investor finds inspiration for online business after a trip to the mall
NorthJersey.com - December 21, 2010
Venture capital investor Charlie Federman took his daughters to a Paramus mall one day and came home with an idea for an Internet business with the potential to deliver a coveted demographic: teenage girls who like to shop.

Turning Customers Into Creators
The New York Times - October 23, 2010
PlumWillow, a shopping Web site for teenage girls, has enlisted a team of 15- and 16-year-old interns to make sure the experience is authentic.

Pando Networks Releases Online Game Delivery Report
Yahoo! Finance - October 5, 2010
Pando Networks, a leading provider of online game delivery and marketing services, today released its annual game delivery report showing game download performance around the globe. This year's report aggregates data from more than 12 million game downloads from January through June of 2010.

Pando Networks Passes 30 Million Game Downloads
Pando Networks - May 27, 2010
Pando Networks, a leading provider of accelerated game delivery services, today announced that it has successfully delivered more than 30 million game downloads in the past 12 months. Leading online game companies such as Turbine, Nexon, OnNet, GamersFirst, Ndoors, Gamepot, Gala-Net, LevelUp! and gamigo use Pando services to increase completion rates of their free-to-play games.

Reimage is named in Lead411's New York Hot 125
Lead411.com
Each day, the Lead411 research team scours through at least 600 press releases and business articles including venture capital financings, company launches, office openings, new customer press releases, etc. This information has given them insight to which are the fastest growing companies in U.S. Their "Hot List" awards have been created to recognize this fast growing companies. This particular list was originally started with over 750 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 125.

Payoneer Named Winner in Fourth Annual Paybefore Awards
PR Web - February 01, 2010
Payoneer was chosen as a Paybefore Awards winner in the Best Business/Corporate-Funded Program: B2E (Business to Employee) for its Payoneer Prepaid MasterCard® program. As more companies need their people to 'work globally and get paid locally,' Payoneer's prepaid card solution allows is an elegant way for companies to pay their constituents faster while lowering administrative costs -- and turn payments into a branding opportunity.

PlumWillow, Teen Apparel Shopping Site, Receives Initial Financing
PlumWillow - March 04, 2010
PlumWillow is building a social shopping site that will empower its members to shop together with friends, make wardrobe choices from multiple brands, design their own outfits, customize an avatar and share these choices through their social networks. The site is aimed at teens who have outgrown the various online dress up games and are frustrated with today's online shopping experience.

Interbank FX: Leveraging Prepaid MasterCard to Speed-up Global Earnings Payments
Daily Forex- January 06, 2010
In the exciting, highly liquid world of foreign exchange (forex) trading, collecting your earnings and dividends from abroad can be more challenging than predicting the next big swing in the USD/JPY rate. Traditionally, globally dispersed traders collect their earnings and dividends by paper check or wire transfer, which can be costly and time consuming. Fortunately, one forward thinking forex dealer is leveraging the efficiencies of the credit card networks to transfer profits to its customers on demand.

Web 2.0 meets Spirituality: Technology startup BitWine Introduces the Online Psychic Network - Tarot Readings by Professional Online Psychics
Yahoo! News - December 22, 2009
Can psychic mediums really see the future? Do psychic readings really work? New Online Psychic Network by BitWine invites everyone to try for themselves, hassle-free via live Internet psychic chat technology

SaaS co Reimage raises $7m from Teddy Sagi
GLOBES [online] - September 29, 2009
Playtech controlling shareholder Teddy Sagi has invested in SaaS start-up Reimage Inc.. Headquartered in Ramat Gan, Reimage was founded in 2007 by CEO Zak Dechovich. The company has developed an online service that automatically repairs Windows XP systems within minutes leaving user data in tact.

More Game Companies Select Pando Networks to Optimize Game Downloads
The Wall Streeet Journal - September 16, 2009
Pando Content Delivery Cloud Now Increasing Download Completion Rates for Turbine, Ndoors, Gala-Net, LevelUp, and Outspark

Repairs Made Easy
Redmondmag.com - August 1, 2009
Reimage's PC Repair will likely prove more useful at home than at work, but it does offer some powerful analysis and repair capabilities.

Reimage: The Domino's Pizza of PC repair?
Network World - September 17, 2008
I'm here at Interop NY doing a couple of panels as part of the Mobile Business Expo, but I had time to stop by and meet with the folks from Reimage (think "re-image", not "ray-mage"), which launched its new online PC repair service, geared towards PC technicians and IT support staff.

Turning Payment into a Marketing Opportunity
Network Marketing Business Journal - September 2008
Paying Commissions on Reloadable Prepaid Cards Lowers Costs, Speeds Funds Access, Boosts Member Satisfaction. (pdf)

Reimage Works Like Magic to Solve Problems with XP
eWeek - August 22, 2008
MSPs looking to quickly cure Windows XP problems can turn to Reimage.com for an Internet-based solution that fixes most any XP problem in as little as 30 minutes automatically.

Payoneer Receives $8 Million Series B Investment Led by Carmel Ventures
REUTERS - August 5, 2008
Payoneer, Inc., a provider of co-branded reloadable prepaid MasterCard(R) cards, announced today that it received an $8 million Series B investment led by Carmel Ventures. Additional investors in the round include Greylock Partners, Crossbar Capital, Zohar Gilon, and others.

Reimagining computer repair
GLOBES [online] - July 16, 2008
A broken computer led Zak Dechovich to establish as a "software as a service" program and it has repaired over 4,000 computers since.

Payoneer's Virtual US Bank Accounts Make International Cash Out Easier
TechCrunch - July 9, 2008
[Payoneer] is announcing the initial rollout of "Payoneer Virtual US Account," a new offering that simplifies payment cash out for international payees.

Reimage.com - An Amazing Tool For Computer Technicians
Technibble - June 6, 2008
Reimage is designed to automate the repair of severly damaged Windows installs. Through the Reimage website via an ActiveX control, they scan the system files, folders, registry keys and drivers looking for something missing or something that shouldnt be there.

Cloudsmith Announces First Use of Eclipse Spaces Project to Enable…
Business Wire - San Francisco,CA
Cloudsmith, a provider of Web services that helps developers assemble and share software and a strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, ...

World fixer
Through the internet with no human interaction and in less than an hour with no data loss – that's the promise of Zak Dechovich - fixing your broken PC and to conquer a global market worth billions of dollars.

Cloudsmith service pushes 'virtual distros'
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/113007-cloudsmith-service-pushes-virtual.html

Payoneer Expands Web Payout Leadership with $4 Million VC Investment
http://www.allpaynews.com/node/2693

The oDesk Debit MasterCard, powered by Payoneer
help.odesk.com/help/billing_and_payment/provider_payment/payoneer_guide

2Checkout.com Pays Suppliers Using Prepaid Debit MasterCard® Card
Through Payoneer
http://eon.businesswire.com/releases/payoneer/2checkout/prweb540024.htm

Affiliate Commissions by Debit Card
http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/affiliate-commissions-by-debit-card/

BitWine Gives Access To Those In The Know
http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/11/28/bitwine-gives-acces-to-those-in-the-know/

Bitwine was profiled on ABC News in Los Angeles
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=consumer&id=5591196
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