Passport honored with Consumer Payments Innovation Award
FinTech Breakthrough recognizes Passport’s transportation payments platform
Charlotte, N.C. (April 4, 2019) — Passport, a leading mobility management company, received the 2019 Consumer Payments Innovation Award by FinTech Breakthrough, for its platform that enables cities to facilitate mobility payments for parking, transit, tolling and micro-mobility.
FinTech Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies in the financial services and technology industries. In 2019, FinTech Breakthrough received more than 3,500 nominations which were reviewed, evaluated, scored and judged by a panel of experts in the fintech industry. Previous FinTech Breakthrough Award winners include Square, Chase, PayPal and Adyen.
Passport works with more than 550 clients worldwide, enabling cities to create one to one connections with citizens through innovative technology solutions. With a foundation in mobile payments for parking since 2010, the company extended into facilitating payments for transit mobile ticketing, digital permits and cloud-based enforcement, all within one cohesive platform. In total, Passport has processed more than $1 billion in transportation-related payments.
“For nearly a decade, Passport has been helping cities manage their mobility ecosystems by facilitating transportation transactions,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “We are honored to be recognized for our payments platform on a national scale and we will continue to help our clients easily collect and track payments and provide a digital, streamlined service for their citizens.”
This award is the latest in a series of honors for Passport, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500 and Charlotte Business Journal Best Places to Work.
Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.
Passport named fastest growing mobility company on Inc. 5000 list
Fintech company experiences three-year sales growth of more than 1,200 percent
Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2018) —Inc. magazine recognized North America’s fastest growing companies in its 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, and Passport was named at the top spot among mobility providers. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy. Passport joins an elite group of companies on the Inc. 5000 list, including previously-recognized organizations Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Zappos.com.
More municipalities and agencies chose Passport as their mobile payment platform in the past year than any other provider in the industry. In the last 12 months, more than 100 cities implemented the Passport platform in their locations, experiencing cost savings, improved operational efficiencies and a better overall customer experience. Supporting over 450 clients, 5,000 locations and 50 integrations with other technologies, Passport has become the mobility platform that provides unprecedented access to data-driven insights and enables real-time operations management.
“It’s an honor to have Passport recognized by Inc. 5000,” said Passport CEO Bob Youakim. “It goes to show that when you stay true to your vision anything is possible. At Passport, our business strategy is simple: To improve interactions among people and the organizations that serve them. We are laser-focused on our clients’ success and when we keep that front of mind, we can be assured that we’re on the right path.”
In addition to a 1,200%+ revenue growth, Passport has seen its workforce double over the past year, surpassing 150 employees and on its way to nearly 200 employees before the end of the year. Passport’s people-first approach differentiates it from others in the market. From the way that Passport employees take care of clients and app users, to the way they interact with each other, Passport’s unique approach has yielded positive results, including being recognized as one of the top 500 fastest growing companies in North America by Inc. Magazine.
“Each Passporter’s hard work shows in occasions like this,” said Youakim. “We are a team of passionate people dedicated to our clients’ success. The pace of innovation we have set is complemented by our dedication to client success and customer support, all of which aim to advance the way citizens interact with the organizations that serve them.”
This is the first time that Passport has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list after experiencing explosive growth of over 1,200 percent. In December of 2017 Passport announced a $43 million in Series C funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, one of the world’s leading growth equity firms. The firm has its eyes set on expanding internationally into the UK market, making strategic acquisitions and investing in product growth and innovation to better serve its customers.
About Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines —– parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management —– enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First —– a guiding principle in its Culture.
Passport is backed by a group of investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital. Learn more, or get in touch with Passport at passportinc.com.