The Zong Story.
Back in the year 2000, when David Marcus had a full head of black hair, he started the company Echovox to help large media companies make money through mobile services. (Think voting for singers on televised singing talent shows, for example.) For the better part of the decade, Echovox did just that - until one day, David got fed up with long, painful credit card checkout flows and thought, now wouldn't this be easier if I could just buy this with my phone? Since Echovox already has hundreds of direct connections with mobile carriers, why shouldn't that be possible?
A star is born.
A few months later, in 2008, Zong was hatched. David packed up his house and family and made his way out to Silicon Valley to bring Frictionless Mobile Payments to the world. Picking up a team of Zongers along the way, we've grown in leaps and bounds to where we're now processing millions of payments a month in over 40 countries worldwide.
In August of 2011, Zong joined the PayPal family! Keep an eye out for the great, frictionless payment experiences we'll be bringing to you in the near future.
If you've got skillz and want to help change the way people buy things around the world, have a look at our current openings and come work with us!