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Alumnus Will Hockey’s startup acquired by Visa for $5.3 billion

Visa International recently announced that it would acquire Plaid, the financial tech company co-founded by Hockey and Zach Perret, in a deal reportedly worth $5.3 billion. Plaid is a financial services platform that connects applications to users’ bank accounts. The company may not be a household name, but many of the apps that rely on its infrastructure are (Venmo is one).

MSBA students prove skills in FinTech Hackathon

Pitney Bowes, RCG Global Services and the Technology Association of Georgia designed a one-week competition to challenge aspiring business data scientists of all skill levels and backgrounds to create innovative solutions to real business problems in the FinTech sector using Pitney Bowes market-leading location intelligence and data visualization tools.