Some of Georgia’s most innovative companies in the financial services and payments technology spaces gathered at TAG’s recent Entrepreneurs Speaker Series. Dan Drechsel, CEO of FTRANS; Lynne Laube, COO & Co-founder of Cardlytics; and Gardiner Garrard, III, Investment Partner of Total Technology Ventures participated in the panel discussion.
The state of Georgia has a long history of enabling the growth of financial services and payments processing companies, partly because of legislation passed in 1980s, which encouraged businesses to setup in the state. Georgia is the home to headquarters to many of the most successful financial technology companies. Including:
Total Systems Services (TSYS), Columbus
First Data, Atlanta
Global Payments, Atlanta
RBS Worldpay, Atlanta
Fidelity Information Services, Atlanta
Harbor Payments, Atlanta
Digital Insight, Norcross
Skylight Financial, Atlanta
Prime Revenue, Atlanta
Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Atlanta
Chain Reaction, Atlanta
FTRANS Corp., Atlanta
Additionally, part of the conversation centered around the financial crisis. Banks are under pressure to find opportunities – they need new sources of revenue and something to help retain and acquire new customers. FTRANS and Cardlytics are two Georgia based financial services companies working hard to provide banks and businesses with innovative solutions.
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