MACH Alliance Expands into Fintech Sector, Welcomes PayPal as First Member of New ‘Supporter’ Category

July 9, 2023

Key Takeaways

  • MACH Alliance, an advocate for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems, welcomes PayPal as the first member of its new Supporter membership category.
  • This inclusion signifies MACH Alliance’s expansion into the fintech sector.
  • The Supporter category includes organizations that do not meet MACH certification requirements but are associated with MACH technology and its ecosystem.

About MACH Alliance

MACH Alliance is a non-profit organization established to help enterprises navigate the intricate modern technology landscape. The alliance advocates open tech ecosystems based on Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, and Headless principles (MACH).

PayPal Joins MACH Alliance’s Supporter Category

PayPal has become the first member of MACH Alliance’s new Supporter category. This group includes entities that may not meet MACH certification requirements but maintain strong ties with MACH technology and its ecosystem. Such organizations may include tech companies, financial services, government bodies, academic institutions, and investment firms.

David Bruce, VP, Global Head of Channel Partnerships at PayPal, expressed that the PayPal team firmly believes in composable commerce and its benefits across the fintech landscape. The company is looking forward to working with MACH Alliance to promote MACH principles within the industry.

Collaborations with MACH Alliance Members

PayPal already collaborates with several MACH Alliance members like BigCommerce, Bold Commerce, and EPAM. The company provides payment processing services for commerce platforms by BigCommerce and Bold Commerce. Meanwhile, EPAM develops integrations enabling PayPal payment services for partners and merchants.

Holly Hall, MACH Alliance Managing Director, commented that PayPal’s inclusion is a natural fit given their longstanding collaborations with many MACH Alliance members.

MACH Alliance’s Growing Momentum

PayPal’s membership announcement and the introduction of the Supporter category mark the latest milestones in MACH Alliance’s continued growth. The alliance now consists of nearly 90 members, who recently gathered at MACH TWO in Amsterdam to discuss MACH benefits and the necessary changes to leverage them fully.

For more information about the MACH Alliance or the new Supporter category, please visit their website.

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