Payleven, the mobile payment solution provider that was incubated by Germany’s Rocket Internet, is continuing its international expansion with a launch in Italy.
More importantly, Payleven has released an API for developers, essentially enabling third parties to integrate the Square clone’s payment solution into their own apps.
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Like Square or European rival iZettle, Payleven’s solution turns a smartphone or tablet into a card terminal, enabling small businesses and mobile service providers to accept card payments.
Coincidentally, iZettle just released an API a few months ago. Square doesn’t yet offer one, but has it in the works.
Payleven hasn’t dedicated any online space to its API, and says interested developers should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more info.
Payleven is now available in Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK and Italy, with Spain likely up next.
The company recently landed a “double-digit million euro” funding round from several global VC firms, including New Enterprise Associates, Holtzbrinck Ventures and ru-Net.
Its incubator, Rocket Internet, is also cloning Stripe with ‘Paymill’.
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