OpenBucks

The Openbucks Gift Card Payment Network is a fast, convenient and safe alternative to credit cards for online payment. Consumers can get a gift card from a trusted retailer such as Subway, Circle K, CITGO, Hess and Sports Authority, and purchase online at hundreds of online games and ecommerce sites. For more information please visit www.openbucks.com.



about the company

Founders

Itamar Kandel is the chief operating officer of [Voxer](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/voxer-llc), a push-to-talk service that works on any iOS or Android device. Currently, he is also the president of the Recanati Business School Alumni Association, co-president of the Gaming & Mobile Entrepreneurship club, and the supreme commander of Boondoggle Industries. He previously co-founded and acted as the president of Openbucks. Beginning his career as an officer at the Israeli Defense Forces, Kandel went on to work as a chief technology officer at SwingWatch. He then held a number of strategic and executive roles at companies such as Computer Associates International, Veritas Software, Symantec, TwoFish, and Swoopo. Kandel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Marc Rochman is the Founder and CEO of openbucks.com a startup based in the Silicon Valley. Openbucks enables consumers who don't have credit cards or prefer not to use them to pay online in an easy, safe and private manner. Consumers use the gift cards of major retailers as a mean of payment at checkout. With a distribution network including Subway, Burger King, Circle-K, Shell, Dollar General, CVS and CITGO, Openbucks enabled gift cards can be bought at over 100,000 point of sales in the USA and Canada. Openbucks is poised to change the way people pay online. A visionary and expert in the plastic card technology, Marc also founded CardUSA, a leader in card production (Bank Cards, Gift-Card, Phone Cards, ID Cards), which ranked in the 2003 Inc-500 list among the fastest growing private companies in the USA. Marc earned a Masters in Physics from Pierre & Marie Curie University.

OpenBucks in the press

Feb. 19, 2016

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