Describe the company – the elevator pitch …

Zapaygo is powerful and convenient on-demand mobile ordering and payment platform for the entertainment, hospitality and leisure sectors. Using an intuitive app, users can pre-order and pay for goods before arriving at venues or without having to leave their seats. This reduces order-processing time and also captures previously unavailable data for venues and brands. 

How are you different?

Zapaygo is not just an idea. We have a unique corporate partner led market entry strategy in place to build brand trust, awareness and secure a large venue estate. We have signed contracts with bank owned and listed companies in the sports and entertainment industries that can deliver users in the tens of millions. Buyers of Zapaygo’s utility tokens will also have first options to buy Zapaygo tokenised bonds and will give a percentage of international profits. Zapaygo’s key differentiator is its unprecedented partnerships and launch opportunities. 

Why will you do well?

Firstly, we have a true problem-solving solution for consumers, venues and brands. Our exclusive technology integration agreements will expedite venue adoption and create barriers to competition. Existing brand owned applications will also be able to utilise Zapaygo’s technology to offer a single sign-up solution. The timing, team and technology are all aligned to enable Zapaygo to fundamentally improve the experience for everyone in this exciting new marketplace. 

 Where are you based?

We are a Midlands based company with international reach. This has allowed us to build and secure one of our most influential and strategic partnerships with the NEC. The NEC deal has also allowed us to welcome on board, Frank Cotroneo, previous Chief Financial Officer of MasterCard over in Florida, alongside a host of highly respected industry professionals.

When was the company launched?

20thAugust 2015. During this time, we have being developing and proving the technology, securing key strategic commercial partnerships, attracting world class talent and building a team with the depth that can build this exciting business.

What have been your biggest wins to date?

Our biggest wins include the company’s ability to attract a world-class team, develop leading technology solutions that have enabled the company to attract and secure key deals with the NEC, MSL & other leading companies that will help to ensure Zapaygo quickly established itself as the go-to application for priority ordering and payment.

Who are you trying to attract to your product?

Large venue operators looking to improve their service levels/sales and customer data and also consumers looking for convenience, priority and rewards in return for using the application. 

What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?

Have a clear focus, deliver solutions that improve the human experience in every way for all parties and have the persistence and professionalism to deliver the vision.

Tell us about your team?

Zapaygo has a talented team strategically lead by Frank Cortroneo, ex 10 year CFO of Mastercard. Backed by a leadership team of accomplished corporate, finance, payment and tech professionals along with visionary entrepreneurs and award-winning marketers, Zapaygo harnesses a vast global network to build and lead a high growth company.

With extensive experience in the events and hospitality industries, Zapaygo’s people are uniquely qualified to identify venues that will benefit from Zapaygo’s innovations to quickly grow the portfolio of venue partners. The team of individuals will deliver continuous improvement and functionality of the app and associated technologies, the marketing for volume venue on-boarding and user adoption, and the commercial expansion of Zapaygo into global markets.

What are your plans for the future?

Future plans involve the continued integration of blockchain technology into the Zapaygo offering. We hope to build transparency and trust in the business and deliver the exclusive RewardZ Marketplace to drive value for token holders, consumers, venues and brands. Zapaygo can be the leader in its field as no other would-be competitor has scratched the surface yet.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

Any app that improves human life through providing, convince, happiness and efficiencies. 

What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?

We are excited about the potential of voice and facial recognition along with AI to further enhance the features and functionality of the Zapaygo platform.

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How do people get in touch with you?

People can get in contact with us via email or our website and [email protected]

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