In Pictures: 10 mobile startups to watch

As a catch-all term, “mobile” can mean anything from a me-too app to an elaborate augmented reality platform.

payvia

Founder: Darcy Wedd, a founding member of “one of the fastest growing carrier billing companies in North America.”

What it does: m-payments.

Why it's interesting: The m-payments space is highly fragmented and confusing. However, payvia has already processed over $2 billion in m-payment to merchants, developers, political campaigns, etc. Payvia powered text message contributions for both Obama and Romney PACs.

Funding: An undisclosed amount of funding from Silverlake Sumero, Montgomery & Co. and Trinity Ventures.

Customers: Obama for America, Romney for President.

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