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Blockchain Payments Pioneer Startup Radpay Wins Highly Competitive Arizona Innovation Challenge and Joins Premier Accelerator Program

Blockchain Payments Pioneer Startup Radpay Wins Highly Competitive Arizona Innovation Challenge and Joins Premier Accelerator Program

Award by Arizona Commerce Authority Follows Oversubscribed Seed Round to Accelerate Radpay’s Growth in Digital Payments

Radpay, a technology company employing blockchain and digital wallets to modernize payments, was named a winner of the Arizona Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is Arizona’s leading technology commercialization competition, which includes a vetting process by three different panels lasting more than four months. Overseen by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Challenge winners each receive $150,000 of non-dilutive capital and gain entry into the mentor-led accelerator Venture Ready.

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The Fall 2019 Challenge cohort has 10 companies joining the 90 current awardees spanning 15 challenges. With more than 2,000 applicants overall, the Challenge has a less than 5% acceptance rate. “Congratulations to our Fall 2019 awardees!” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Each of these companies is advancing exciting innovations in digital health, wearables, fintech, SaaS and more. We could not be more proud to help them scale and achieve success in Arizona.”

Proceeds from the award will drive the next stage of Radpay’s growth, including the first commercialization of the company’s platform in less than 60 days. The company also intends to accelerate its marketing to e-commerce and retail merchants, and further develop its portfolio of novel inventions in blockchain, digital payments, and digital wallets.

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“Radpay constantly searches for new ways to remove barriers to commerce and broaden economic access,” said Radpay’s co-founder and CEO, Dana Love, PhD. “The innovation award is a tremendous validation of our technology and business model. On the heels of our very successful seed round, we can expedite Radpay’s go-to-market strategy and start helping merchants to lower their processing costs, increase their profitability, and improve customer loyalty.”

Depending on a merchant’s type of business, Radpay’s payment platform can improve net margin by as much as 200 percent. Radpay has more than five dozen inventions that blend blockchain (Ethereum Plasma) with PCI-compliant card payment infrastructure and mobile devices. Radpay solutions work in both card-present and card-not-present environments, providing e-commerce, mobile and retail merchants—plus app developers, merchant service providers (MSPs), and independent sales organizations (ISOs)—with access to Radpay’s transactional engine, rewards system, and data analytics.

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