Tag Archives: obopay

Men should join Vivek Wadhwa’s call for Women on Twitter’s board

Women in technology have been second class citizens for too long – get any group of women in tech together and listen to their stories. Most do well despite the gender biases  – but biases are real and substantive obstacles … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management, Uncategorized, Women, World Economic Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why Bank Redundancy is Challenging but Essential to Payment Companies

Banks provide underlying infrastructure to payment companies including trust accounts, prepaid services, bank transfers, card acquiring, connections to networks. Although essential relationships, they can also be challenging to develop.   One reason it is challenging to establish these relationships is … Continue reading

Posted in Bank Innovation, Bitcoin, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Innovators switch from Dollars to Bitcoins?

For the last 50 years the United States has been a global leader in technology, Internet commerce, Social networking, and Retail. Yet in banking we frequently see innovation happening first in Asia and Africa.  Get any group of US payment … Continue reading

Posted in Bank Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Money | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Bitcoin Will Change the World

What do you think of Bitcoin?” is a question I get asked a LOT lately. As recently as this morning, on a call about a totally different topic, the conversation led to a discussion on Virtual Currency, which brought up … Continue reading

Posted in Bank Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Interview with Mobile Money Pioneer Jojo Malolos

The potential of mobile phones to bring banking services to the traditionally underserved is now becoming better understood by many. Financial Inclusion at the bottom of the pyramid is a topic for many – including luminaries like Bill Gates, Pierre Omidyar, … Continue reading

Posted in Bank Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Simple Great Idea

This is such a great time in the history of technology. So many things are changing for the better – and we have only just begun to experience it.   Today there are 6.4 billion wireless connections in the world … Continue reading

Posted in Bank Innovation, Mobile Money | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Phase – Transitioning out of my role as Executive Chairman of Obopay.

When the co-founders and I started Obopay in 2005, it was our dream to offer affordable banking and electronic payment services to ALL people over their mobile phone. As we enter 2012, that dream is a reality on three continents. … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Mobile Money, Women | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments