Forbes for Revel Systems
February 11, 2014
Tuesday has been a busy day for Silicon Valley point of sales systems. Square, the IPO-bound startup run by Jack Dorsey, announced a new national partnership with Whole Foods that is billed as its second national partnership alongside coffee giant Starbucks. Fresh off an $80 million fundraising round last month, Stripe announced it was now accepting almost 140 different currencies. At the smaller four-year-old startup Revel Systems, cofounders Chris Ciabarra and Lisa Falzone are fiesty about two announcements of their own: full Bitcoin capability for merchants and their own deal with more than 100 Pizza Patron stores. And in the face of Square’s splashier news, the Revel pair want to set the record straight on just what such a partnership really means.