BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adyen, the global payments solutions company, today announced that TheNextWeb (TNW), one of the largest and most influential international media companies focusing on Internet technology, business and culture, has expanded its relationship with Adyen to provide payments support in the United States. The expansion will enable the TNW Events division to offer localized payments options for its first TNW USA Conference in New York (October 1-2). Adyen also supports TNW Events in Europe and South America.
“Adyen has been providing TNW with comprehensive payments solutions and easy payment options for our customers around the world since 2007, and we’re excited to have them support our expansion to the US market”
In addition, Adyen will be sponsoring the TNW Start-Up Rally at the conference. Fifteen start-ups out of hundreds of applicants, plus five additional start-ups exhibiting at the show, will be launching their companies or announcing major news on stage at the conference before a panel of judges, which currently includes: Chris Daniels, head of Facebook Platform partnerships and business development; Brad Hunstable, CEO and Founder, Ustream, Inc.; Amy Wu, Senior Associate, IA Ventures; and Roelant Prins, Chief Commerce Officer, Adyen.
“Businesses of tomorrow need innovative, new payment solutions to help them expand their customer bases internationally and capture a greater share of global revenue,” said Mr. Prins. “As a proud partner of TNW’s Start-up Rally, Adyen is delighted to share and discuss today’s modern payment solutions and business strategies that will successfully propel participating start-ups towards their monetization goals.”
To help prepare participants for the Start-Up Rally – and their future success in the global economy – Adyen will host a half-day workshop led by top business executives, serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who will consult with the start-ups on business strategies, funding strategies, international payments and new payment technology. The participating mentors are:
- Derrick Morton, CEO, FlowPlay: Derrick has 20 years experience in the games and online entertainment industry, and now heads up FlowPlay, a developer of browser-based virtual world technology and games. Previously, Derrick was the General Manager of Mobile Games at RealNetworks, where he negotiated long-term distribution agreements with Cingular, Verizon, Virgin, Vodafone and others, and secured the mobile rights to South Park, MTV Cribs, and The Apprentice. Derrick has also held senior positions at several top online gaming sites, including iWin, Uproar, Flipside, Virtual Vegas and GameHouse.
- Amy Wu, Senior Associate, IA Ventures: Amy Wu is a senior associate at IA focusing on early stage investment opportunities. Previously, she worked at Insight Venture Partners, a growth-stage technology fund, focusing on ecommerce, enterprise, and SaaS businesses. At Insight, Amy ran diligence and worked deeply with portfolio companies on sales and marketing expansion, pricing, customer lifecycle management, and other operations. Before Insight, Amy began her career in management consulting for retail banks.
- Roelant Prins, CCO, Adyen: Roelant is responsible for the commercial activities at Adyen, and has helped develop and execute payment strategies for thousands of companies – from start-ups to multi-national conglomerates. After starting his career as a consultant, he moved on to the online payments industry in early 2000. Throughout the years, Roelant has held various international management roles in sales and business development for companies providing payment solutions to international ecommerce businesses. Prior to joining Adyen, Roelant worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, where he managed the team responsible for corporate sales in the UK.
- Tommy Bush, Vice President, Business Development, Adyen: Tommy is an international payment expert with experience from both the provider and client side of payments. In 2012, he opened Adyen's office in San Francisco and now works closely with several of the hottest technology companies in the world advising them on global payment strategies. Prior to Adyen, Tommy held senior positions with various e-commerce and technology companies and was a payments consultant to several start-ups in San Francisco and New York.
In addition to supporting TNW Conferences, Adyen also provides payments support for several other TNW companies, including Paydro.net, Twitter Counter, Qwitter, Kingsofcode. Through Adyen, TNW enables payment in local currencies using 17 different payment methods across Europe, South America and North America, including credit cards, online real-time banking (iDeal, Giropay, Sofort, etc.), e-wallets including Paypal, direct debits and bank transfers.
“Adyen has been providing TNW with comprehensive payments solutions and easy payment options for our customers around the world since 2007, and we’re excited to have them support our expansion to the US market,” said Patrick de Laive, Co-Founder, TheNextWeb. “As TNW expands its global influence and reach into new markets, we’re grateful knowing that Adyen can provide seamless, localized payments support wherever the shifting and growing Internet economy takes us.”
In 2012, Adyen processed more than $10 billion in online, mobile and point-of-sale payments transactions worldwide via its award-winning, multi-channel payments platform. Adyen supports 187 transaction currencies, 14 settlement currencies and 224 preferred local payment methods used on six continents, which gives consumers more payment options and helps merchants increase sales conversions by up to 35 percent.
Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 7.2 million monthly visits and 9.5 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Boston, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Sao Paolo and Singapore, Adyen is a leading, multichannel payment company. Adyen provides a fully outsourced payment solution, built on over 15 years of industry experience, which enables merchants accept payments from anywhere in the world. Adyen supports all relevant sales channels, including online, mobile and Point-of-Sale (POS), and can process 227 different payment methods, 187 transaction currencies and 14 settlement currencies used across six continents. The Adyen solution is highly scalable and can be completely customized to meet any merchant requirement. Adyen works with many global customers including SoundCloud, Getty Images, Mango, KLM, PopCap Games, Uber, and Vodafone. For further information, please visit www.adyen.com.