Cardspring

Cardspring is creating an application platform that will allow Web and mobile developers to write applications for credit cards and other types of payments. Cardspring attaches itself to the payment network in a secure fashion on one side, and on the other it presents itself as a platform for developers to create payment apps via Web-standard APIs. It is a bridge between the two networks. These applications could include things like electronic coupons, loyalty cards, virtual currencies, or yet-to-be-imagined commerce apps.



about the company

Founders

Jeff Winner is a Director of Engineering at Twitter.

Eckart Walther is currently an EIR at Accel Partners. Previously he was the SVP, Marketplace at LiveOps. Prior to LiveOps, Eckart was the group vice president of product management for Yahoo Search, where he was responsible for all Yahoo Search products including web, multi-media, and social search products as well as Yahoo! Answers and Del.icio.us. Previously, Eckart served as senior director of products for Yahoo Network Services. Prior to joining Yahoo, Eckart was the director of product management for platform and hosting products at Tellme Networks, one of the pioneers of Internet-powered telecommunications. Before joining Tellme Networks, Eckart served at Netscape for four years. Starting as platform product manager for Netscape Navigator strategy, Eckart went on to build the My Netscape platform and co-author the original RSS technology. Eckart later served as the director of product management for internet platform and registrations products at Netscape. He began his career at GE corporate research in the software technology program, where he specialized in AI research and worked on one of the first multi-processor versions of the UNIX operating system. Eckart holds both BS and MS degrees in computer engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York.

Amit Kumar is a Engineering Manager at Twitter.

Cardspring in the press

Feb. 11, 2016

Twitter Earnings: Dorsey On User Growth Stall

Twitter’s Q3 MAU figure was also 320 million, which means Twitter’s “growth” was really just about playing catch-up. That’s far less than Facebook’s 1.6 billion users and even less than Instagram’s 400 million users. Essentially, its mobile payments and mobile commerce strategies — at least in terms of what investors and the public have been told — are nonexistent for the moment. While Twitter’s earnings certainly sounded off the alarm for continued concern about its current and future metrics, there was one bright spot, and that was sales for advertising. As for Twitter’s payments strategy?