Investor guide 101

The e-payment space has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years. In 2014, a report by Frost and Sullivan cited an estimated US$34 billion worth of transactions were conducted online. A surge in the popularity of e-commerce has been a key driver in the growth of online transactions, and a drastic leap in smartphone adoption has also pushed up the volume of online transactions in emerging markets such as Indonesia.

Besides leading online payment giant PayPal, the emergence of blockchain, crowdfunding and p2p technologies have allowed more e-payment solution providers to spring up.

From an investor standpoint, it is clear that the iron is hot and the time to strike couldn’t be better. But before you arrange a meeting with the prospective startup, here is a three-minute video that will bring you up to speed on the basics of the e-payment sector.

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