We are building a next generation financial infrastructure

Our Story

PayPlug was born from the vision of two engineers, Camille Tyan and Antoine Grimaud: developing financial technologies to simplify online commerce.

Seeing that existing payment gateways had not evolved since the 2000s, the founders decided to build simple and secure tools enabling merchants to sell more and protect themselves against fraud.

Founded in 2012, the company has raised more than 3 M€ and received a grant of 1.75&npsp;M€ from the European Commission for PayPlug Labs, its R&D program.

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Supported by the European Union

The PayPlug Labs project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (SME Instrument) under grant agreement No 666287. (official website).

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Security and Certifications

Our security and compliance specialists are here to protect customer data and implement regulatory processes.

PCI DSS Certification

We have been audited by XMCO and have obtained PCI DSS Service Provider certification, the strictest security standard for handing credit card data.

Payment License

PayPlug is registered as a Licensed Payment Institution with the Authority of Prudential Control and Resolution under the number CIB 16778. (Regafi website).


PayPlug has been supported by many innovation-focused institutions since its was founded.

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Camille Tyan

Camille Tyan is PayPlug’s co-founder and CEO, and runs product development, growth and strategy. With 10 years of experience in the financial, technology and media sectors, he began his career in consulting at McKinsey & Company, and then worked within Google’s global sales strategy group. He holds an electrical engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Antoine Grimaud

Antoine Grimaud is PayPlug’s co-founder and COO, and runs financial activities, risk management, and the development of fraud prediction technologies. An engineer by training, he has spent his career in the banking and financial sectors, including at the French Development Agency, for which he launched the investment activities in Brazil. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Advisory Board

Régis Bouyala

Régis Bouyala has been involved in the payment business for nearly 30 years, including at the French Central Bank, at HSBC France and finally as a consultant at Eurogroup Consulting. Régis Bouyala currently runs Pemance, a firm specialized in the FinTech industry. As such, he advises several major players in the ecosystem: banks, start-ups and corporates. He also is Vice-President of the labelling committee of the Finance Innovation cluster in Paris.

Kiyan Foroughi

Kiyan Foroughi is the President of HappyFresh Group, based in South East Asia. In 2009, he founded Boticca.com, an international marketplace of fashion accessories, and served as CEO until its acquisition by Wolf & Badger in 2015. Before creating Boticca, Kiyan worked in the financial sector at Jefferies and TA Associates, in their technology divisions. He holds a B.A. in economics from Tufts University.

Pierre-Olivier Desaulle

Pierre-Olivier Desaulle is the Managing Director of Hiscox Europe. Pierre-Olivier began his career at Mercer Management Consulting, before joining the insurance broker Marsh in 1993, where he held several management positions. He joined Hiscox France in 2000 as Managing Director, and has developed the French activity, making it the largest and most profitable of the group in Europe. He was appointed Managing Director of Hiscox Europe in 2009.

Christopher Coonen

Christopher Coonen has held management positions for over 20 years, including 12 years in the payments industry. In 2002, he joined Western Union as Director of new products, before joining PayPal in 2004, where he was successively General Manager of France, then VP Continental Europe. In 2010, he became Executive Vice President Global Solutions, Sales and Marketing at Ingenico. He graduated from Georgetown University and holds an MBA from Kellogg.

The PayPlug Team

From product design to customer service, risk management and customer relations, our team is united to serve our customers.


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