About Fig Card
Fig Card allows merchants to accept mobile payments in stores by using a simple USB device that plugs into the cash register or point-of-sale terminal. All the consumer needs is the Fig app on his or her smart phone.
Expert Collections containing Fig Card
Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.
Fig Card is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Store tech (In-store retail tech).
Store tech (In-store retail tech)
Companies that make tech solutions to enable brick-and-mortar retail store operations.
Companies and startups in this collection provide technology to streamline, improve, and transform financial services, products, and operations for individuals and businesses.
Latest Fig Card News
Jun 8, 2015
PayPal Acquires Fig Card to Challenge Mobile Payments PayPal is eBay's shining star, but, even as it posts record revenue , the payments company is facing tough competition, especially on the mobile front. It's own efforts in the emerging market haven't been spectacular so far, but PayPal is looking to change that, partially through its latest acquisition FigCard, a startup building a mobile payments platform for merchants. "Fig Card developed an extremely easy way for merchants to accept mobile payments in stores by using a simple and very low cost USB device that plugs into the cash register or point-of-sale terminal," Peter Chu, senior director of PayPal Mobile, explained part of the reason behind the acquisition . PayPal is looking to solve the very same problem, how to make mobile payments - aka paying with your phone rather than credit card or cash - a reality for small stores and merchants. It's hardly the only one, there are plenty of companies looking at the same market, from Startups like Square to incumbents like Visa. PayPal is in a good position since it has great experience working with small companies and online systems, but it doesn't have a great advantage. And with no one cracking this particular nut just yet and no common view on how mobile payments should work, PayPal is betting on Fig Card's solution. "All the consumer needs is the Fig app on his or her smart phone. We loved their approach to point-of-sale, particularly because it was driven by the same vision that we have at PayPal – in the future, transactions can be as smart as a computer and not as dumb as paper," he wrote. PayPal didn't say what it plans to do with Fig Card and its technology. It did say that the startup's two founders will be working with the PayPal team on mobile solutions.
Fig Card Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is Fig Card's headquarters?
Fig Card's headquarters is located at 112 Appleton Street, Boston.
What is Fig Card's latest funding round?
Fig Card's latest funding round is Acquired.
How much did Fig Card raise?
Fig Card raised a total of $100K.
Who are the investors of Fig Card?
Investors of Fig Card include PayPal.