10 mobile startups to watch

Mobile is well into a gold-rush phase, and these 10 startups hope to cash in before the vein runs dry.

By Jeff Vance, Network World |  IT Management, mobile and wireless, mobile apps

payvia

Founder: Darcy Wedd, a founding member of “one of the fastest growing carrier billing companies in North America.”

What it does: m-payments.

Why it's interesting: The m-payments space is highly fragmented and confusing. However, payvia has already processed over $2 billion in m-payment to merchants, developers, political campaigns, etc. Payvia powered text message contributions for both Obama and Romney PACs.

Funding: An undisclosed amount of funding from Silverlake Sumero, Montgomery & Co. and Trinity Ventures.

Customers: Obama for America, Romney for President.

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