Galileo Financial raises $77 million for its fintech services that were 19 years in the making
Clay Wilkes had already been retired for six years when he launched Galileo Financial Services in 2000.
The serial entrepreneur, who had been an early pioneer in telecommunications technologies (like voice over internet protocols), saw the need for better connectivity between secondary services and financial institutions 19 years ago, just as new digital services around payroll processing, transit vouchers, store cards and other services were launching.
In fact, the debit and credit card service provider will process nearly $26 billion in financing by the end of the year, according to the company.
Most companies have opted for the second route, and when they do, they need to find a way to hook into a bank’s financial system and the payment technologies that form the backbone of transaction processing through the debit and credit cards that a huge portion of the world relies on to buy things.