Prepaid Ventures Named “Rising Star” Winner In 10th Annual Pay Awards


Paybefore has selected Prepaid Ventures as a 2016 Pay Awards winner in the RISING STAR category. For 10 years, Pay Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for payments executives.

“We started with nothing as an industry outsider, so being recognized at all for this award is truly a great honor,” says Andrew Siden, Founder and CEO of Prepaid Ventures. “We’d like to thank Paybefore for acknowledging the hard work and dedication to moving forward within this industry.” Prepaid Ventures was selected by an expert judging panel that evaluated nominations from around the world.

“We’ve been recognizing excellence and innovation in payments for 10 years. Once again, we saw nominees from across the globe tackling payments problems with mastery and ingenuity,” says Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. “From Silicon Valley startups to established powerhouses, the winners in this year’s competition reflect a dynamic industry with no sign of slowing its pace of expansion and change. “We’re proud to recognize Prepaid Ventures’ contributions to advancing electronic payments.”

Prepaid Ventures is a RISING STAR for its undying commitment to staying current with marketing trends and developing solutions for businesses in need. Whether providing financial service centers a prepaid debit card program to revitalize and digitize their transaction and reporting functioning, managing customized access point programs, providing powerful technology for financial management or through exceptional consultation, Prepaid Ventures strives to provide unrivaled service.

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Prepaid Ventures now will vie for Best-in-Category distinction, which will be announced during the Pay Awards ceremony on March 21 at the All Payments Expo. Visitors to will have a chance to vote on Best in Category through Feb. 29. The outcome of this vote (counted as one-sixth of the total) will be combined with the five judges’ picks to determine Best-in-Category honorees.

Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore’s family of media properties includes:; Pay News, Pay Gov, Pay Week, Pay Op-Ed, Pay Magazine, Pay Awards Magazine and a global payments directory, Pay Connect available online. Visit us at