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  • WePay Launches WePay Stores For Easy, Embeddable Storefronts

    WePay Launches WePay Stores For Easy, Embeddable Storefronts

    Back in March 2010, WePay launched to the public as a group-payments platform —¬†one that makes it easy to coordinate things like fraternity dues and bills that you share with your roommates. They’ve since expanded to offer event ticketing and support for donations, and today they’re launching a feature that puts it in even more direct competition with PayPal: WePay… Read More

  • WePay Adds Event Ticketing To Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform

    WePay Adds Event Ticketing To Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform

    WePay, a Y Combinator backed startup that aims to take the hassle out of group paying, is unveiling a new ticketing feature that allows users to sell tickets online for events. As we’ve written in our previous coverage of WePay, the service is a dead simple way to collect, manage and spend money for groups. On WePay, you can create a unique, FDIC insured account for each group. While… Read More

  • Angels club together to invest in Friendfund

    Angels club together to invest in Friendfund

    Friendfund, the group payments startup that lets friends club together to make a purchase, has announced an undisclosed round of funding from a group on Angel investors described as, well, friends (I’m not making this up). The investment was led by Bjoern von Siemens in partnership with Linden VC. However, cheesy PR aside, Friendfund is operating in an increasingly crowded and hot… Read More

  • On Its First Birthday, WePay Celebrates As Engagement Quintuples In Last 90 Days

    On Its First Birthday, WePay Celebrates As Engagement Quintuples In Last 90 Days

    Almost exactly one year ago (their birthday is tomorrow), WePay launched its group payment platform to the public. The goal was simple: give people an easy way to divvy up bills, member dues, and other common transactions with an integrated payment system and easy reminders to nudge those fraternity members who haven’t paid their dues yet. The service is also handy for selling tickets… Read More

  • WePay Drops 600 Pounds Of Ice In Front Of PayPal Conference, Hilarity Ensues

    WePay Drops 600 Pounds Of Ice In Front Of PayPal Conference, Hilarity Ensues

    If you’re headed to PayPal’s big developer conference in San Francisco today, you may spot an unusual landmark sitting in front of the Moscone Center: a massive, 600 pound block of ice with hundreds of dollars locked beneath the surface. The frigid booty comes compliments of the WePay team, and they’re trolling PayPal’s conference in an effort to tell everyone in… Read More

  • Ycombinator's WePay Partners With GroupSpaces To Let Groups Collect Cash

    Hands across the water everyone! It appears that pulling together a combination of European and U.S. investors is creating some interesting synergies for young startups. UK-startup GroupSpaces, which recently announced new funding, has partnered with WePay, a former ycombinator startup billing itself as the “Paypal for groups”. With some deep API integration, GroupSpace users can… Read More

  • WePay Brings Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform To Facebook

    WePay Brings Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform To Facebook

    WePay, a Y Combinator backed startup that aims to take the hassle out of group paying, is making its platform more social today with the launch of two Facebook apps that help users collect money for events and groups. WePay’s Sell Tickets app allows users to sell tickets for any Facebook Event and lets users create an event directly from the app itself. Similarly, the Collect Money app… Read More

  • WePay Raises $7.5 Million For Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform

    WePay Raises $7.5 Million For Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform

    WePay, a Y Combinator backed startup that aims to take the hassle out of group paying, has raised $7.5 million in Series B funding led by Highland Capital Partners with existing investor August Capital participating in the round. The startup previously raised funding last December from an all-star roster of angel investors including Max Levchin, Ron Conway, Dave McClure, and Steve Chen. As… Read More

  • PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf Joins Group Payments Startup WePay

    PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf Joins Group Payments Startup WePay

    WePay, a startup that’s meant to help take the pain out of managing payments for groups like fraternities and soccer teams, has landed a big new hire: Rasmus Lerdorf, the man who originally created the programming language PHP. Lerdorf, who left Yahoo last November, will be leading development of WePay’s API. The API will begin rolling out to a small number of developers this… Read More

  • WePay's Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform Launches To The Public

    WePay's Hassle-Free Group Payments Platform Launches To The Public

    WePay, a Y Combinator backed startup that aims to take the hassle out of group paying, is launching to the public today. As we wrote in our initial coverage of the payments platform, WePay is an easy way to collect, manage and spend money for groups. WePay’s core architecture is based around a prepaid debit card system, which makes its accounts not only easy to set up but also more… Read More