Net Element is a global technology company delivering a range of electronic payment solutions that enable merchants of all sizes to process transactions through various integrated platforms. Ranked as one of South Florida Business Journal's Top 25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies, Net Element bases its products around a set of innovations that enables it to compete in select, competitive market segments.
The Florida-based company owns and operates a global mobile payments and transactional processing provider TOT Group, Inc., parent company to: Unified Payments, which was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Fastest Growing Company in America in 2012; Aptito, a next generation cloud-based point-of-sale ("POS") payments platform; Restoactive, a seamless digital add-ons for legacy POS systems; Digital Provider, a leading provider of SMS messaging and mobile billing solutions; and Payonline, a fully integrated processor agnostic electronic commerce platform.
Revenues are primarily driven by transaction fees, and the company continues to see increased acceptance and adoption of its mobile and online payments. In 2015 alone, the company processed 51.2 million bankcard transactions in North America. The same year, Net Element processed 90 million transactions in CIS and the Russian Federation in 2015, as well as 19.5 million mobile transactions in emerging markets.
Net Element's domestic strategy is to grow transactional revenue through the innovation of SME productivity services such as its signature POS solution, Aptito. The broader North America market strategy is to expand distribution while exploring new products, services, and value-added offerings.
Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions. With a growing physical presence in Central Asia, Net Element has a portfolio of international clients that includes Nokia, Samsonite, Papa Johns, Microsoft, Norton by Symantec, Alawar Entertainment and many others.
Laying the groundwork for sustained growth, Net Element continues to focus on improvement and investments in its core technology and new product offerings. The company allocates its resources, along with the extensive experience of its management team, to foster growth in payment processing and the worldwide mobile payment industry, which is forecast to surpass $1 trillion in 2019.
- Innovative solutions that support a range of applications within one robust platform
Disruptive product offerings that create new market value for merchants and the payments ecosystem
Aggressive sales strategy achieves quick results through aggressive, innovative sales incentives
Focused on emerging markets with a growing preference for innovative mobile technology
Strategic payment-as-a-service model enables the development of innovative technologies and acquisition opportunities
Net Element's mission is to power global commerce and allow each client to conduct business globally. The company believes that understanding the consumer behavior and the needs of its merchant-clients is the most effective and profitable means to accomplish this mission. The vision is to set the standard for omni-channel payments acceptance and value-added service offerings with focus on the creation of a unified global transaction acceptance ecosystem. To enforce this mission, the company provides a number of services to fit any merchant's needs.
Accept payments anytime, anywhere. Net Element's Mobile Payments app is available for most devices.
Cloud-based solutions that are built to increase productivity and enhance revenue for the company's clients and partners.
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Net Element's TOT Group, Inc. is a multinational mobile payments and transaction processing holding company providing a range of flexible online and offline payment solutions to mobile operators, content providers and merchants. TOT Group delivers comprehensive, end-to-end payment solutions to enable merchants to reliably accept cashless transactions at the point of sale ("POS"). From processing of electronic payments at the POS to processing mobile commerce transactions and managing merchant terminals to providing information management services, TOT Group's innovative solutions allow merchants to streamline their payments resources.
TOT Group Companies
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Unified Payments is one of the leading providers of bankcard payment processing services and value-add solutions in the United States. The company enables small- and medium-size merchants to accept cashless transactions for their merchandise and services by providing point-of-sale equipment, transaction processing, merchant business analytics, risk management, fraud detection, 24 hours / 7 days a week merchant assistance, support and chargeback management services.
- Award-winning payment solutions
Rated the fastest growing company in America (2012, Inc. 500 Magazine)
Creating value for customers
Customized payment acceptance solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses
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With Digital Provider, customers have the ability to charge their purchases directly to their mobile bill using only their mobile number. No credit cards or bank account information are needed. Digital Provider's global mobile billing solutions enable merchants to target millions of mobile and web users around the world.
- One-click payment with real-time transaction confirmation
Single interface to various mobile operators
Support for one-time, subscription and recurring billing
Multi-channel support: P-SMS, WAP, Phone, Web
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Aptito is a next-generation, cloud-based POS restaurant system presented that brings the online consumer experience into the offline business world. Aptito's state-of-the-art tools are designed to increase sales, productivity and customer retention. As an all-in-one restaurant POS solution, Aptito offers the most complete package of features to bring an establishment into the digital age. The company's digital menus presented on the iPad are easy to customize and seamlessly integrate with its full-featured POS system and iPhone app.
- Visual POS system includes everything needed to streamline operations
Upgraded version offers new features and enhanced usability on iPad and iPhone
Mobile ordering capabilities allow customers do order directly from their mobile device
Digital menus enable the customer to order and pay directly from the menu, as well as contact wait staff or recommend dishes via social media
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Payonline's flexible, high-tech payment solutions are for companies doing business on the Internet. Specialized in the integration and customization of payment solutions for websites and mobile apps, Payonline can arrange payments on the website of any commercial organization to increase the convenience and achieve the highest possible percent of successful transactions. The company's services are used by more than 3,000 companies around the world. Payonline offices are located in Russia and in the Republic of Cyprus.
- Modern payment technologies: person-to-person, one-click, recurrent payments
Geographic footprint includes Europe, Russia, Central Asia, United States and Canada
Technologies for m-commerce: SDK for Android, iOS, Windows apps
Accepting payments via credit cards, MasterPass and popular e-wallets
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Restroactive offers easy-to-use mobile menus and kiosks that allow restaurant owners and/or managers the ability to redefine the restaurant without interrupting or changing the way business is conducted. Users can seamlessly add on to existing legacy POS system and increase their bottom line with more sales, faster table turnover, improved menu management and reduced labor costs.
- Increases order size by an average of 20%
Improved menu management offers easy sorting and categorizing options
Instant menu updates eliminates the need to reprint menus
Empowers staff and guests, creating an enjoyable experience for all users
Net Element approaches payments from a wide, holistic and global view of commerce. The company's objective is to become a leader in mobile payments and value-added transactional services in emerging global markets by offering the ability to pay anywhere using mobile, online or traditional card present methods.
Net Element has defined specific marketing strategies to fuel continued growth in North America and emerging international markets.
In North America
- Expanding distribution
New products and services
Focus on value-added offerings
Target Emerging Market Strategy
- Emerging markets
New products and services
Sales and Marketing Strategy
International Client Base
According to Forbes, 20% of leading e-commerce merchants in CIS use Net Element's PayOnline platform to accept payment transactions in Russia, Europe and Asia. The company's growing portfolio of international clients includes:
CIS and Russian Federation (mobile payments)
- Processed 90 million mobile transactions in 2015, up 105% YoY
Over 3 million recurring mobile payments users
Over 100 content providers use our services
Ranked as #1 SMS content provider in Russia
Average subscription annual billings ~$12 per user
Mobile payment users increased by 300% YoY
North America (Canada and the U.S.)
- Processed 51.2 million bankcard transactions in 2015, up 45% YoY
Over 10,000 SMB merchants
Processed over $1 billion transactions in 2015
Avg. annual revenue $1,800 per merchant
Average upfront cost per acquisition $228
Increased revenue per merchant for value added services $240 per annum
Emerging Markets (online payments)
- Processed 19.5 million mobile transactions in 2015, up 36% YoY
Over 11 million online payments users
Over 3,000 merchants in CIS, EU and Asia
Ranked as #1 IPSP in Russia with 30% market share
According to Forbes, 20% of leading online merchants in
Russia are clients of PayOnline
Approximately 40% of revenue is EUR / USD
Net Element operates under the leadership of a seasoned management team with a proven track record of scaling businesses and delivering shareholder value. The team has collective experience in the necessary workings of new product launches, including brand development and market penetration, which powers the company's relentless focus on value creation and growth.
Oleg Firer - Chief Executive Officer and Director
Oleg Firer is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of company's mission of powering global commerce. Before taking on his current position, Firer served as executive chairman of Unified Payments and has led the company from its inception until its acquisition by TOT Group in April of 2013. Under his leadership, Unified Payments' revenues grew by 23,646% over a 3-year period and the company was ranked as the No. 1 fastest-growing company by Inc. Magazine in 2012. Prior to Unified Payments, Firer held senior executive positions in private equity, payment processing, wireless communications and technology companies. Firer was recognized by Forbes as one of the 5 Incredible Enterpreneurs and by Business Leader Magazine as a Top Enterpreneur in South Florida, named by Poder Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Miami, and also recognized by Inc. Magazine as the founder of the fastest-growing private company in 2012. Firer serves as a board member of Net Element, TOT Group's parent company and a member of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Mobile Payments, ISO Practices and Risk, Fraud & Security committees. Firer supports the initiatives of the Firer Family Charitable Foundation, a charitable family fund focused on helping families and children in need.
Jonathan New - Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan New has been CFO of the company since October 2, 2012. From 2001 to 2003, New was COO of Ener1, Inc. From 2004 until it was sold in 2006, New owned and operated Wholesale Salon Furniture Corp.com, which imported and distributed salon equipment. Thereafter, until joining Net Element, Inc., New provided services to public companies on a variety of corporate accounting, reporting and audit related issues. Prior to joining Ener1, Inc. in 2001, he held controller and chief financial officer positions with companies including Häagen-Dazs, Virtacon (a web development company), RAI Credit Corporation and Prudential of Florida. New obtained his BS in Accounting from Florida State University and began his career with Accenture. He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Steven Wolberg - Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Steven Wolberg has been chief legal officer and secretary of Net Element since April 16, 2013. Prior to this he served in various capacities with Acies Corporation, where at varying times he was a consultant, director, and chief strategy officer. Since 1997 Wolberg has operated a solo law practice in Newton, Massachusetts. He has also served as chief counsel and vice president of corporate development for Mascot Networks in Cambridge, Massachusetts; president of Oakland Properties, Inc., a real estate development company; as an attorney in the real estate and corporate divisions of Brown and Rudnick in Boston; a partner with the law firm of Jordaan and Wolberg in Johannesburg, South Africa; and as an attorney with Goodman and North in Johannesburg. Wolberg also currently owns and serves as the managing member of Prime Portfolios, LLC, which holds a private investment portfolio of payment processing companies. Wolberg received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, his Bachelors of Laws from the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Dmitrijus Apockinas - Chief Operations Officer
Dmitrijus Apockinas joined Net Element in April 2014 as president of Global Operations of TOT Group Europe Ltd (United Kingdom); he was appointed as chief operations officer of Net Element, a role to which he brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, business and management consultancy. During his 11 years in banking sector, he has served as a top executive, vice-president, CEO and board member of three different banks and two mutual fund management companies. In 2011-2014, Apockinas, as a managing partner of the consultancy firm, accumulated vast knowledge of alternative payment systems, micro-finance and IT technologies sectors. Apockinas obtained his Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Modern Business in Moscow, Russia, and was awarded an MBA degree from the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.
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