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Mobile payments firm announces acquisition of new funding

Flint raises $8 million in funding

Flint Mobile, a company that specializes in mobile payments, has announced that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding. Flint is unlike Square and PayPal in that it uses a mobile device’s camera to conduct mobile transactions rather than a peripheral that can scan credit card data. These peripherals have become a popular alternative to NFC technology, which has long formed the backbone of mobile commerce. By avoiding NFC technology, companies like Flint have been able to make mobile commerce more accessible to a wider range of consumers.

Verizon invests in Flint

Flint has not yet released any information concerning its roadmap for the future, but it is likely that the company will begin working with the Digicel Group, which provided a significant amount of the company’s recent funding. Digicel is a mobile service operator with business primarily in the South Pacific. Digicel has big plans for mobile commerce, but may run into competition with Verizon Communications. Verizon has also invested in Flint, pumping an estimated $2 million into the company.

Mobile operators look for alternatives to NFC

Mobile Payments - FlintFlint claims that mobile operators appear to favor its approach to mobile payments. Companies investing in mobile commerce have been looking for new payment services and technologies in order to meet the demands coming from consumers. Many consumers are looking for a simple alternative to NFC-based solutions, which are not accessible to those without NFC-enabled devices. Others simple want a secure platform that they can conduct transactions through. Investing in new services helps mobile operators find services that can meet the interests of consumers.

Flint faces staunch competition

Flint is growing in popularity, but there is no shortage of competition in the mobile commerce space. Other firms are looking to promote their own mobile payments platforms and have also been able to attract healthy attention from investors. Even if Flint manages to overcome the opposition of other startups, it will have to compete with larger companies, like PayPal and Google, if it wants to find success.

Mobile payments firm raises $6 million in funding

Mobile payments firm gains momentum through Series B funding

Mobile payments firm Flint has managed to fly below the radar through much of this year, but the company has begun attracting significant attention as it makes progress with its mobile commerce endeavors. The firm recently announced support for the Android platform in order to expand the reach of its mobile payments services. This week, Flint announced that it has raised more than $6 million in Series B funding, led by the Digicel Group and SVG Partners. Funding from the Digicel Group may provide some insight on the future of Flint.

Digicel leads Series B funding for Flint

The Digicel Group is not a well known name in the U.S., but is quite prominent in the Caribbean and the South Pacific. The organization operates within the mobile sector and has a strong interest in mobile payments and providing wireless services to consumers. The Digicel Group has, to some extent, become a popular alternative to more conventional telecommunications companies. Both Flint and Digicel share a lot in common, as both companies look to bring new life to the mobile space.

Mobile Payments fundingFlint aims to make mobile payments easier for merchants

Flint was launched in May of 2012 and aims to make it easier for new entrepreneurs to enter into the mobile space and embrace mobile payments. The firm offers services that allow businesses to process mobile payments in a convenient manner and without the need for a dedicated point-of-sale system. Using the Flint application, merchants can scan a consumer’s credit or debit card and process a payment quickly, using a fingerprint to authorize transactions. Flint also offers competitive rates when compared to services offered by similar companies.

Funds will help company expand

The funding that Flint has risen will help the company to improve its various mobile payments technologies. It will also help the company expand its team of developers, which is currently 16 people strong. Much of the company’s future plans are kept secretive, however, which may be a good thing considering the aggressive competition that is common in the mobile payments sector.