It's 2007: future founder, Conor Wogan, has his first experience of online payments. Working for one one of the world's biggest gaming brands, he has to keep millions of customer transactions to a multitude of destinations running smoothly 24 hours a day. He sleeps less.
It's 2008, a young Máté Marjai, an ace payments developer, joins Conor's team. He develops some cool payments products but it's tough going. He sleeps less.
It's 2012 and our future co-founders meet again at mobile payments startup, Sumup. Through plenty of development pain, they lead the launch of Sumup across 11 countries and develop the company's flagship PIN+ mobile EMV reader and payment stack. The both sleep less.
It's 2015 and our pair of future co-founders are now working jointly together advising other companies on payments products. They realise that the same battles that kept them awake back in 2007 are being fought repeatedly by online merchants today. They vow to do something about it.
It's 2016, they found The Payment Works with a vision of a beautiful payments landscape in which online merchants lose no sleep over their customers' payments. Their first mission: empower engineers to make better quality payments
It's 2017 and The Payment Works launches it's first product, Testing Pays.