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Stratos Awarded "Best of Show" at Finovate
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San Jose, CA — May 22, 2015 — Stratos Inc., creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card™ Platform, today announced their "Best of Show" award for their demonstration of the Stratos Digital Card Issuance Platform at Finovate 2015, the world's premier financial technology conference.

Stratos was honored by conference attendees including leading banks, card networks and merchants for its Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card and Digital Card Issuance Platform demo that will analyze card usage trends and actively engage card members.

Stratos was one of nearly one hundred global companies providing on-stage demonstrations of the latest advancements in the n the financial technology industry. The event marked the debut of the company’s Digital Card Issuance Platform demo (View Demo).

“We’re honored that leading financial industry professionals from around the world who attended Finovate selected Stratos as “Best of Show,” said Thiago Olson, co-founder and CEO of Stratos. “Finovate was the perfect venue to showcase Stratos Card, the first to ship all in one connected card that works everywhere. We are also excited to unveil the Stratos Digital Card Issuance Platform, and we appreciated the recognition for the many dynamic benefits that our digital card platform brings to the mobile payments arena, for both card issuers, networks and cardholders.”

At Finovate, Stratos won the crowd’s favor after taking to the stage to demonstrate that the company is currently shipping the Stratos Card, along with unveiling its Digital Card Issuance Platform that will:

  • Eliminate physical card fulfillment
  • Reduces cost of customer acquisition and retention
  • Collect and analyze aggregated and consolidated card behavior, thus offering visibility into customer card utilization patterns
  • Facilitate better “Top of Wallet” cardholder engagement and loyalty through push notifications, location-based recommendations, virtual issuance, and other features
  • Offer greater security than plastic cards

For more information on Finovate’s “Best of Show” winners, including notes on methodology, please visit the Finovate website.

About Stratos, Inc.

Stratos is the creator of the award-winning Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card™, which empowers issuers with a new card offering that consolidates an unlimited number of loyalty, membership and gift cards into a single, smart, dynamic card -- digitizing the wallet. With patented security features and acceptance at more places than any other mobile payment offering, Stratos streamlines the payment experience and empowers cardholders to make better payment decisions. Merchants and issuers partnering with Stratos are able to strengthen loyalty and engagement with better data and improved communications to their customers without infrastructure change. Stratos was founded by Thiago Olson and Chris Bartenstein and is based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company is funded by Toba Capital Partners, Western Technology Investment, Resonant Venture Partners and Hyde Park Venture Partners. For more information, visit stratoscard.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.