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PayStand accepted into Forbes Finance Council


October 24, 2016 — Scotts Valley, CA

PayStand, the next generation B2B billing & payment company, has been accepted into the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning and investment, wealth and asset management and financial firms.

PayStand joins other Forbes Finance Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

Jeremy Almond, CEO of PayStand, says, “Being included in the Forbes Finance Council is incredible validation of PayStand’s leadership in transform enterprise financial services for the digital world.  Forbes is an iconic brand, with incredible perspective into the future of business.   To have PayStand participate with Forbes on the finance council is truly a humbling opportunity.”

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome PayStand into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful organizations from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

About PayStand
PayStand’s mission is to use modern Internet, Blockchain, and SaaS technologies to transform B2B payments.  PayStand’s revolutionary “Payments as a Service” model creates a smart billing & payment network that can digitize receivables, automate processing, reduce time-to-cash, lower transaction costs, and enable new revenue.   Enterprises from manufacturers and distributors, to software platforms and service providers use PayStand’s flexible platform to integrate digital payments into their websites, invoices, billing systems, and mobile applications. PayStand is venture backed and has been has been consistently recognized as one of the top innovators in enterprise financial services.  For more information, visit

About Forbes Councils
Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on For more information about Forbes Finance Council, visit




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