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Slidepay

Platform that allows developers to integrate a white-label Square-like experience into their applications

News and Press

YC-Backed Slidepay Tries To Be The “Android” Of Payments Against Square’s Apple-Like Tack

TechCrunch • July 30, 2013

Slidepay is essentially a white-label version of Square. Square doesn’t currently offer an API for third-party developers, but hasn’t ruled out the possibility of building one. There are some strategic reasons for this beyond preserving a high-quality customer experience. The more of a direct relationship that Square can have with its customers, the more opportunities it has down the line to earn a cut of revenue through future services and products without being crowded out by more powerful players in the payments ecosystem. But that also leaves room for a white-label service like Slidepay to exist.

Founders / Key Team

Charlie Pinot
Charlie Pinot
CEO & Co-Founder

Helped build sales and business development team at WePay and consulted various clients on payment strategies while at Deloitte Consulting. Former NCAA Division I wrestler and 3x captain at University of Maryland. Solid understanding of complex financial services infrastructure, and thought-leader on the future of banking and bank-as-a-platform.

Joel Christner
Joel Christner
CTO & Co-Founder

Former Chief Scientist at StorSimple (Microsoft) and Director of Product Management at Reconnex (McAfee). Skilled developer and software architect, specializing in distributed systems, cloud computing, datacenter, storage, virtualization, and product management. Master of Computer Science from Columbia University.