Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO), the financial technology company empowering the world’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to transact, do business, and grow globally, announced the asset acquisition of Israel-based Spott, a real-time data platform that uses AI to accurately surface, assess, and quantify data for more informed and faster business decision-making. Spott’s technology will enable Payoneer to better understand and serve customers, which supports our mission to make it easier for SMBs to operate and grow their business around the world.
Harnessing Spott’s capabilities, Payoneer will analyze large sets of data to apply advanced AI models and make predictions and decisions about its service offerings for a global SMB customer base. The first application of the technology will be on the Payoneer working capital products to enhance underwriting capabilities.
“Today’s announcement is part of Payoneer’s commitment to investing in AI and data to provide unique and seamless experiences for our customers,” saidAssaf Ronen, Chief Platform Officer at Payoneer. “We look forward to seeing the impact that these capabilities will have on Payoneer customers. Spott has built a strong solution, and as part of Payoneer, this innovative technology will be available to SMBs in nearly 200 countries and territories.”
“This is another exciting step on the journey for us. We believe in the impact our technology can have on Payoneer’s global customers and today’s announcement means the solution can help more businesses around the world,” said Amit Batzir, Co-founder and CEO at Spott. “Payoneer was a natural fit for the vision we have for our technology, and we look forward to working with the team and building for the future.”
As part of the transaction, Spott’s co-founders, CEO Amit Batzir and CTO Roma Bronstein will join Payoneer’s Technology team, also based in Israel.