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‘Tech is global but local payments determine who’s a winner or loser’: PPRO’s Simon Black

  • PPRO is freshly off a $180 million investment round.
  • The local payments firm's CEO joins us on the Tearsheet Podcast.
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‘Tech is global but local payments determine who’s a winner or loser’: PPRO’s Simon Black

Simon Black, PPRO’s CEO, is my guest today on the show. The company is off a big $180 million fundraising. This caps off a 2020, where the local payments company doubled its Q4 transaction volumes year over year. PPRO has also grown its team 60% in the past 12 months, as it expands globally.

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Simon talks about what why payment companies are so focused on local payments and how his firm differentiates itself in an increasingly competitive market.

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