PYMNTS 2017 Innovator Awards Finalists Span 80+ Companies

Voting is now open for the PYMNTS 2017 Innovator Awards. This years’ winners will be announced live at the PYMNTS Innovator Awards Dinner — the closing ceremony of the Innovation Project® 2017. The Awards Dinner will be hosted by Jason Alexander, whom millions know for his role as George Constanza on “Seinfeld.”

After weeks of exhaustive deliberation by investors and payments industry experts, 83 finalists have been selected to represent in 14 categories, including Most Disruptive Innovation, Most Innovative Payments Player and Best Merchant Solution. Nominees are up for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their categories.

PYMNTS’ annual Innovation Project brings together the most senior executives and thought leaders in payments, commerce and retail for two days of discussions on what the next decade will hold for the industry. This year’s discussions will be held at Annenberg Hall on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

See below for the list of categories and nominees. Click here to read up on each nominee and cast your votes. Voting is open through February 24.



Most Disruptive Innovation

Y-Labs Marketplace, Yantra Financial Technologies Identity Gateway,
Free Payments Processing, Payment.Ninja
eDNA, IdentityMind Global
MerchantView Transaction Laundering, EverCompliant
Samsung Pay Rewards, Samsung

Best Cash Innovation
Abra Tellers, Abra
MoneyGram MobilePass, MoneyGram International
Cross-Border Platform, dLocal
Quantum Cash Application, Billtrust
Loadhub, Payment Source
Free Cash Reload, American Express

Best Small Business Innovation
Expensify, Expensify
Payoneer, Payoneer
The Clover® App Market, First Data
Invoice2go, Invoice2go
Invoice Factoring, BlueVine

Best B2B Innovation
Amadeus B2B Wallet, Amadeus IT Group
KAI Banking, Kasisto
Found Money, Acorns
Flywire International Payment Platform, Flywire
Instant Issuance of Payment Cards on Apple Pay, Marqeta
Simplee Financial Management Platform, Simplee

Most Innovative Payments Player
GiftNow, Loop Commerce Inc
Smart Routing, Zelis Payments
Amazon Alexa, Amazon
Facebook Messenger Payments, Facebook Messenger
Venmo In-App Payments, Venmo
Alipay, Alipay App

Most Invisible Innovation
InAuth’s InMobile Solution, InAuth
Forter Decision as a Service Fraud Prevention, Forter
Marqeta, Marqeta
Android Pay Tfl, Google
Flywire International Payment Platform, Flywire
COIN®, Modo Payments

Best Newcomer
DocuSign Payments, DocuSign
AutoGravity, AutoGravity
Blispay, Blispay
Flutterwave, Flutterwave
PayKey, PayKey
SupportPay, SupportPay

Best Comeback Story
Deluxe – SMB product, Deluxe
Cardinal Commerce, Cardinal Commerce
Upserve / Breadcrumb, Upserve / Breadcrumb
USA Technologies, USA Technologies
Square, Square
Magento, Magento

Best Debit Innovation
Remote Deposit Capture Check Fraud Prevention, USAA
Prism Money, PayNearMe
Interac Token Service Provider (TSP), Interac Association / Acxsys Corporation
mVisa, ICICI Bank Ltd
BillMo, BillMo, LLC
Chime Banking & Automatic Savings, Chime

Best Credit Innovation
MoneyLion, Money Lion
SyPi, SyPi
Income Shares Agreement, Income Shares Agreement
TransUnion, Prama
Divido, Divido
JP Morgan Chase, Chase Sapphire

Best Prepaid Innovation
Swych Gifting App, Swych, Inc.
ADP Instant Funding API and Instant Tips Solution, Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Five Back™ Visa Gift Card, Blackhawk Network
ZipLine & NetSpend, ZipLine
Mastercard virtual cards through carrier billing in developing markets, Tutuka
Walmart MoneyCard Prize Savings program, Walmart, Green Dot, and Commonwealth

Best POS Innovation
FIS, Premium Payback
Razorpay, Razorpay
First Data, CloverGO
Alipay, Alipay App
Verifone, Carbon
Green Bits, Green Bits

Best Merchant Solution
Sweetgreen, Sweetgreen
Cumberland Farms, Cumberland Farms
Domino’s, Domino’s
Amazon Dash, Amazon
Chick Fil A, Chick Fil A
Kohl’s, Kohl’s

The NACHA Best Innovation in ACH
BillerIQ, Transactis
Cross-Currency ACH Payments Solution, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
PEP+, Fiserv Inc.
Tuition Assurance, Campus Scientific
Digital Debit Payment Platform, Sezzle