Omise began as an eCommerce platform in 2013. However, the company struggled to find a suitable, user-friendly payment platform for the business. With this challenge, we quickly realized that we weren’t the only business facing this issue. In 2014, we decided to pivot our business into payments. Today, Omise (Payment Gateway) is driven by their mission of ’online payment for everyone’ and the belief that payment should be accessible to anyone as it plays a vital role in driving the digital economy.
While online payment is a major part of the financial landscape, it is one of many moving parts. By 2015, we were ready to push the boundaries of financial accessibility further as the technology to support our vision was in development.
This led to the formation of Omise Holdings in 2015. As the parent company of Omise (Payment Gateway), we expanded our financial technology business, forming two new companies, OmiseGO and GO.Exchange. The former is building an open financial platform on the blockchain and the latter is a crypto exchange.
The subsidiaries that are managed by Omise Holdings form the new standard of an open finance ecosystem. Together, these businesses are addressing barriers to financial services and economic growth faced by millions of people around the world. Together, the aim is to provide financial sovereignty for all. Bridging legacy financial systems and innovative technologies, Omise Holdings is transforming the way the world conducts payments.