Anovia Payments Partners with Waud Capital and TrustCommerce

September 28, 2017 (Irving, TX) Anovia Payments, a leading full service payments solution provider out of fin-tech hub Dallas-Fort Worth announces a strategic partnership with Waud Captial, a top growth-oriented private equity firm based in Chicago. The partnership will provide Anovia with additional capital accelerating the growth of the company further to extend its product verticals, expand its relationships with strategic partners, and provide additional technology solutions to customers. 

This comes out of a recent partnership between Waud Capital and Andrew Rueff, a seasoned financial technology executive with more than 20 years of payments technology experience. Together, they formed Sphere Payments LLC to identify attractive investments in the payments space.  With Rueff as the Executive Chairman of Sphere Payments, they strategically recently acquired TrustCommerce, a payment software provider with a focus on security, data protection, and risk mitigation solutions. In a synergetic move, Anovia will now become a sister company to Sphere Payments that will be integrating payments to the TrustCommerce platform. 

“This exciting partnership with Waud will open doors to new software and technology while also expanding and diversifying our strategic partners to ultimately drive value back to customers,” said Kevin Jones, President and CEO of Anovia Payments.  “We are pleased to introduce payments to the TrustCommerce customers and in return offer additional security products to current Anovia customers. Waud and TrustCommerce are a great fit strategically for our future growth and from a company culture perspective.” 

Founded in 2013 by payments industry veteran Kevin Jones, Anovia Payments has achieved more than 4,500 percent growth in the past three years with operations in the US, Canada, and Australia. The company’s meteoric rise recently placed it at number 82 in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 annual list of growth companies and number five among financial service companies. Jones, other key executives, and the staff of Anovia will maintain their roles within the company. 

“With their unique, customizable model for referral and integration partners offering a simple merchant acquiring process and allowing for maximum payment monetization, Anovia is the perfect fit for this strategic partnership and to be the core for a future suite of innovative payment technology solutions,” said Rueff, the new Executive Chairman for both Sphere Payments and Anovia Payments. “The combination of TrustCommerce and Anovia creates a very attractive integrated payments product. Anovia is now well positioned as a technology-focused organization to accelerate their business while adding new technology in the healthcare space and other key verticals.” 

About Anovia Payments
A new, innovative way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best in class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results. For more information, please visit www.anoviapayments.com

Anovia Payments is the winner of the 2016 ISO of the Year Award from the membership of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the payments industry’s global trade organization. A true innovator in electronic payment platforms, the company also earned the 2014 Rising Star Award from the ETA membership. Anovia ranked 82nd in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 for 2016, the magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in America.

About Waud Capital Partners 

Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $2.1 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital partners with exceptional management teams to build market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business and technology services. Since its founding, Waud Capital has successfully completed more than 210 investments, including platform companies and follow-on opportunities. For additional information on Waud Capital, visit www.waudcapital.com.

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Anovia Payments Ranks 82nd on Annual Inc. 5000 list, Top 5 for Financial Services

August 17, 2017 (Irving, TX) Anovia Payments, a disruptive payments solution provider based in the fintech hub of Dallas-Fort Worth has just been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This recognition comes on the heels of receiving the Electronic Transactions Association’s ISO of the Year Award in April 2017.

Founded in 2013 by payments industry veterans Kevin Jones and Andy Meadows, Anovia Payments has achieved more than 4,500 percent growth in the past three years with operations in the US, Canada, and Australia. The company’s meteoric rise has placed it at number 82 in Inc. magazine’s annual list of growth companies across virtually every industry sector. 

Of particular significance, Anovia’s three-year performance ranked the company at number five among all financial companies on the Inc 5000 list. From a geographic perspective, Anovia placed number five in the Dallas market and number six in the entire state of Texas.

The company’s growth can be attributed to multiple factors, said Jones, CEO and President of Anovia Payments. “Our growing team of more than 50 fintech professionals is hungry to create value for our customers by delivering an unparalleled user experience for partners and merchants, investing in breakthrough technologies that drive simplicity, and focusing on strategic partnerships that help us cultivate business relationships acquired through trusted and proven referral sources,” said Jones, a 20-year veteran of the industry with stops at Chase Paymentech, First American, and SignaPay. 

The company has continued to diversify its product line and showed its strength in app development earlier this summer with the launch of HostIt, featuring end-to-end event management capabilities with integrated electronic payments. With HostIt, users are able to create custom URLs for event details, ticketing, automated invitations, attendee confirmation tracking, and payment acceptance at no cost to the organizer. Anovia’s most recent foray in app development features a simple and intuitive interface that is aimed at event managers, charitable organizations, trade groups, and individuals for anything from business meetings to concerts. 

“I’m excited for the next chapter of growth of our organization” said Meadows, the company’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy. “With the release of our developer’s platform, and investment in payment facilitation technology, we believe we can continue to drive immense value in helping our partners and merchant customers succeed.”

About Anovia Payments
A new, innovative way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best in class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results. 

Anovia Payments is the winner of the 2016 ISO of the Year Award from the membership of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the payments industry’s global trade organization. A true innovator in electronic payment platforms, the company also earned the 2014 Rising Star Award from the ETA membership.

Anovia ranked 82nd in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 for 2016, the magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in America.

Anovia Payments Launches HostIt - Event Management App

June 27, 2017 (Irving, TX) Anovia Payments, an innovative payments solution provider and recent winner of the Electronic Transactions Association’s ISO of the Year Award, announces the launch of an event management application, HostIt.
Aimed at organizers promoting events of any size, HostIt offers full functionality for event management professionals and organizations with training, networking, and sales events. The app features a simple and intuitive interface for event creation, customizable invitations, attendee confirmation tracking, updates, notifications, and payment acceptance all from an easy-to-use dashboard.

True to Anovia’s mission of providing world-class products through strategic partnerships, HostIt couples technology developed by HelloEvents with payment processing on ProPay’s Payment Facilitation platform. Event organizers will have the option of charging attendees a payment processing fee of 3.99 percent + $.99 per ticket or covering the fee themselves. The HostIt dashboard is free to use and accepts free events as well.
 
The latest entry in the event management application market, HostIt delivers custom features to develop engaging pages and ticket types for attendee registration with the organization’s own branding, images, and map—all from a single platform.  HostIt offers 24/7 access to real-time reporting and data, empowering organizers to stay on track with registrations, revenue, refunds, discounts and more.

Users also receive a personal HostIt URL for easy sharing of events and invitations via social media, email, and their own personal websites.

According to CEO Kevin Jones, the launch of HostIt is the latest example of the company’s customer-centric innovation.  “When we look to add new revenue streams, we work to address real needs in the marketplace and address them with the best combination of technology and services possible,” said Jones. “HostIt features a wide range of flexible capabilities to match the needs of organizers convening large groups of people, as well as individuals bringing together smaller groups. I am grateful to our team and our partners for realizing another successful launch of a product that will eliminate the headaches of managing events, saving customers time and money.” 

For more information on HostIt, visit www.hostit.me.  
About Anovia Payments
A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best in class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results. 
 

Anovia Payments Named ISO of the Year at TRANSACT 2017

May 12, 2017 (Irving, TX) Anovia Payments, a disruptive payments solution provider based in Dallas, has taken home the prestigious ISO of the Year Award at the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) annual payments industry gathering, TRANSACT 2017. 

The ISO of the Year Award, one of nine STAR Awards given by the membership of the payments technology’s global trade association, recognizes the company (independent sales organization in industry parlance) “whose actions move the payments industry forward, exhibits high ethical standards, and has successfully met industry challenges with demonstrated results” during the previous year. The ISO of the Year Award and other STAR Awards represent the results of an industry-wide peer nomination survey conducted by ETA leadership.

Founded in 2013 by payments industry veterans, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Jones and Executive Vice President of Sales Andy Meadows, the young history of Anovia Payments has been defined by a balanced approach to revenue generation and risk management, with a focus on setting industry standards for customer service, strategic partnerships, and innovative technology integration to support both its strategic partners and over 10,000 merchant customers. Anovia continues to grow rapidly with international presence in Canada and a spring 2017 launch in Australia, with operations in Sydney led by General Manager, Hollie Jones. 

Anovia’s 2016 ISO of the Year Award at comes on the heels of the company’s 2014 Rising Star Award from the ETA membership. The 2014 recognition was the result of the company’s rapid growth while remaining attentive to service and process integrity.

With credit processing in the trillions of dollars globally and a growing number of every transaction featuring an electronic payment method, the merchant services arena is fast becoming both more competitive and globalized. Despite its relative youth, the rise of Anovia Payments is exemplary of these trends by offering custom technology platforms, processing services, and payment solutions for its sales channel partners and the small and medium-sized merchant market.  

According to CEO Kevin Jones, the 2016 ISO of the Year Award represents a bold step forward for the Anovia team. “Our team continues to inspire me every day with the attentive, consultative service they offer to our customers and partners,” said Jones, who has spent nearly two decades leading and transforming multiple payments industry companies, with stops at Chase Paymentech, First American Payment Systems, and SignaPay. “When you couple that human element with the embrace of leading-edge technology, anything can happen. We are humbled by this highest recognition, and on behalf of our staff and board of directors, as well as our strategic partners and global merchant network, I would like to thank the members of the ETA for this award.”

For more information on Anovia, visit www.anoviapayments.com. 

About Anovia Payments
A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best in class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results. 

Anovia Payments is the winner of the 2016 ISO of the Year Award from the membership of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the payments industry’s global trade organization. The company also earned the 2014 Rising Star Award from the ETA membership.
 

Anovia Payments Launches Operations in Australia

Anovia Payments, an award-winning payments solution provider based in Dallas, Texas, announces its entry into the Australian market with a host of services designed to be more efficient and competitively-priced for small and medium-sized businesses.

With credit processing reaching more than 7.3 trillion dollars globally and almost every transaction featuring an electronic payment method, the merchant services arena is fast becoming both more competitive and globalized. Despite its relative youth (founded 2013), the rise of Anovia Payments is exemplary of these trends, as the organization operates from the United States, Canada, and Australia in collaboration with an array of partners providing hardware and software, as well as processing platforms.

Company executive Hollie Jones will serve as General Manager of Anovia Australia, with offices based in Sydney. Jones will lead a team comprised of account executives utilizing Anovia’s client-centered, consultative business development approach, as well as an operations team. For its Australian operation, Anovia Payments will leverage First Data, the world’s largest payments platform, as its technology partner.

Anovia provides a simple-to-use and affordable set of payment solutions based on the company’s state-of-the-art and bank-agnostic platform. This dynamic solution set allows businesses to process all payment types such as Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners Card, in a cost-effective way, using the latest payment processing devices and set-up.

According to Jones, the decision to set up operations in Australia was an easy one for the young company to make. “Our leadership team at Anovia is constantly in pursuit of new partners and new markets,” said Jones, “and in our visits to Australia last year, we found a business-friendly climate full of innovators across a broad spectrum of industries. In short, Australia is a perfect match for our culture, and our clients will soon see how we never rest while setting new standards of excellence in both our product offerings and customer service.”

Anovia Payments won the 2014 ISO of the Year Award – Rising Star from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world. This award is a result of the company’s rapid growth coupled with integrity of processes and service. For more information on Anovia, visit www.anoviapayments.com. 

About Anovia Payments
A new, disruptive way forward in payment acceptance, Anovia Payments was founded in 2013 by industry experts determined to make card acceptance reliable, simple, secure, and supported by best in class programs and technology, powered by partnerships, ideas, and work ethic.  Anovia’s founding principles are customer-centered: to help client companies expand their businesses, their customer loyalty, and their financial success.  Anovia is moving the payments industry forward while exhibiting high ethical standards and successfully meeting industry challenges with demonstrated results.