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Company Review:
Venmo
Max Warner
Products
● “It’s like Facebook and PayPal combined—
only a better version of both of those things,”
I say. “Just download ...
Products
● Pay via bank account, debit card, credit
card.
○ credit card: 3% charge

● “Cash-out” at any time with your ban...
Products
Company History
● Iqram Magdon-Ismail (29) and Andrew
Kortina (30) co-founders.
● Released Beta in 2009, public in 2012.
●...
Financials
● Financials not released by Braintree.
● $10 million in payments per month.
● Growing at 30% per month, 15% us...
What’s Hot?
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Social aspect - share with friends.
“News Feed” of transactions.
Building up Venmo money.
Fast, all t...
Competition
● Square, PayPal Here, Intuit GoPayement.
○ charge 2.75% - 3.0%

● Google Wallet integration with Gmail.
○ sen...
Secret Sauce
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Integration with facebook or email book.
Simplicity of transactions - 4 clicks.
Social media feel ...
My Prediction
● Huge success!
● Plans to pair up with Square or LevelUp to
go B to B and/or Consumer to Business.
● Venmo ...
Questions?
Security
● 256-bit encrypted connections.
○ same method as government information

● Transactions protected by Federal Dep...
Business Model
● “It’s an anomaly that PayPal and others tried
to make money from the consumers,”
explained Bill Ready, CE...
Sources
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http://www.slate.
com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/08/venmo_review_the_wallet_a
pp_is_light...
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Venmo Company Review

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Venmo Company Review

  1. 1. Company Review: Venmo Max Warner
  2. 2. Products ● “It’s like Facebook and PayPal combined— only a better version of both of those things,” I say. “Just download it.” ● Smart phone wallet app. ● Social Media integration.
  3. 3. Products ● Pay via bank account, debit card, credit card. ○ credit card: 3% charge ● “Cash-out” at any time with your bank. ● “Trusted” friends, charge/pay at any time.
  4. 4. Products
  5. 5. Company History ● Iqram Magdon-Ismail (29) and Andrew Kortina (30) co-founders. ● Released Beta in 2009, public in 2012. ● Braintree purchased in for $26.2 Mil. within 5 months. ● Braintree: Uber, Airbnb, and LivingSocial.
  6. 6. Financials ● Financials not released by Braintree. ● $10 million in payments per month. ● Growing at 30% per month, 15% user increase/mo. ● Braintree: $8 Bil. payments annually, $2 Bil. mobile.
  7. 7. What’s Hot? ● ● ● ● Social aspect - share with friends. “News Feed” of transactions. Building up Venmo money. Fast, all transactions done overnight.
  8. 8. Competition ● Square, PayPal Here, Intuit GoPayement. ○ charge 2.75% - 3.0% ● Google Wallet integration with Gmail. ○ send/receive money through emails ○ no app yet ● Person to Person vs. Customer to Business.
  9. 9. Secret Sauce ● ● ● ● ● Integration with facebook or email book. Simplicity of transactions - 4 clicks. Social media feel - “free money”. Free to use. Available with all banks, overnight transactions.
  10. 10. My Prediction ● Huge success! ● Plans to pair up with Square or LevelUp to go B to B and/or Consumer to Business. ● Venmo Touch - integration in other apps. ● Venmo API ● Mobile Payment market to be over $90 bil. by 2017.
  11. 11. Questions?
  12. 12. Security ● 256-bit encrypted connections. ○ same method as government information ● Transactions protected by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. ● Pass-code to open app. ● Develops graph of patterns in who you’re friends with and who you pay.
  13. 13. Business Model ● “It’s an anomaly that PayPal and others tried to make money from the consumers,” explained Bill Ready, CEO of Braintree. “We make money when merchants use us to accept payment but we don’t charge consumers for that.” ● Currently only makes money on Business.
  14. 14. Sources ● ● ● ● ● ● http://www.slate. com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/08/venmo_review_the_wallet_a pp_is_light_years_ahead_of_paypal.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2013/07/02/venmo-thefuture-of-payments-for-you-and-your-company/ http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/after-2-years-in-beta-venmoopens-payment-service-to-public/?_r=1 http://mashable.com/2012/09/19/venmo-mobile-payments/ http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/04/25/venmo-fighting-the-good-fightagainst-the-online-payment-giants/ http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/04/25/venmo-fighting-the-good-fightagainst-the-online-payment-giants/

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