From its Start, Plastiq Has Been Proud to Empower Cardholders With Payment Choice

It started with one question: Why can't tuition be paid on credit card?

Eliot Buchanan Co-Founder & Chief Excecutive Officer
Daniel Choi Co-Founder & Head of Product

Plastiq was born when a father who wanted to pay his son’s University tuition by credit card was told “no.” That son then set out to create a solution so that anyone who wanted to use their card to make a payment could, regardless of acceptance.

Originally Plastiq started out as 4Ward Thinking, a tuition-based payments company. Five years later, Plastiq is processing millions in payments for hundreds of thousands of customers who prefer to use their card to make all their important life’s payments.

With Plastiq, you can be confident that you can always access the value of your cards. Pay the way you want and get back to your life.

  • The Beginning
  • Elliot starts 4Ward Thinking
  • 2011

  • Daniel Choi joins as Co-Founder of 4Ward Thinking
  • 4Ward Group moves into the Harvard Innovation lab
  • 2012

  • 4Ward Thinking moves into Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Plastiq raises seed from Flybridge & Atlas Ventures Our board gained advisors after this initial round of funding
  • Plastiq goes live and replaces 4Ward Thinking
  • First US school (St. John's, Laguna Blanca, Brooks School)
  • Mount Royal University launches (first Canadian university)
  • 2013

  • Plastiq raises Series A from Flybridge & Atlas Our board gained additional members
  • First US club live (Golf Club at Turner Hill)
  • First payment processed to Canadian Revenue Agency
  • H&R Block launch (CRA)
  • 2014

  • Alberta Tax & Revenue Authority (TRA) Launches
  • Turbotax launch (CRA)
  • Khosia Ventures investment (Series B) After raising Series B, Plastiq prepares the move to San Francisco
  • Enbridge launches (first Canadian Utility)
  • Plastiq moves into 1475 Folsom St.

We Have Come a Long Way and Continue to Change How Payments Work

After years of hard work and countless hurdles, Plastiq has made great strides in the payments industry. Our platform is unlike anything else out there. Unlike most payments companies, our main focus is empowering the cardholders moreso than businesses, something we are proud of.

Our board of advisors have seen the growth we have experienced and continue to lead us in the right direction. The future of credit card payments is limitless, and we intent to keep innovating to give our users a great product.

Board & Advisors

  • Eliot Buchanan

    CEO, Plastiq

  • Ben Ling

    Partner, Khosia Ventures

  • Jeffrey Bussgang

    Partner, Flybridge Capital

  • Ryan Moore

    Partner, Atlas Ventures

  • Kerry Hatch

    COO, Acxiom

Interested in working with us? Our team is always growing!


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