Osama Bedier (Founder/CEO at Poynt)
Osama Bedier is the founder and CEO of Poynt, the creator of the world’s first smart payment terminal. An Egyptian-American entrepreneur and investor with a deep passion for improving lives through technology, Osama has spent the last two decades pioneering consumer internet, e-commerce and payments services.
Prior to founding Poynt, Osama served as the Vice President of Payments at Google and head of Google Wallet. Prior to Google, Osama spent nine years running product and engineering at PayPal, building and scaling much of what made them a household name. He has also held engineering leadership roles at eBay, Gateway Computers and AT&T Wireless.
Osama actively invests and advises many fintech start-ups mainly through NYCA partners. In addition, he currently sits on the boards of QIWI (QIWI:NASDAQ), WePay and PayRange. He lives with his wife Nancy and their five children in Atherton, CA.