Johnathan Holland is a serial FinTech entrepreneur in the payments space with a proven track record of success. Johnathan went through the Next 36 accelerator in 2016 where he was taught by business leaders with 10 figure exits. His current business, SmartPay, has just graduated from the #1 globally-recognized incubator, the DMZ. SmartPay continues to grow month over month, where it’s exceeding over six figures of revenue every single month. Yes, you heard that right: every month. However, this wasn’t achieved overnight. It’s taken Johnathan 2.5 years to see any revenue from any of his business ventures and an additional year and a half just to turn its first profit.
The SmartPay solution is simple, but so effective: they allow eCommerce businesses to integrate debit payments on their website. They’ve approached the problem a different way than some of the incumbents in the space like PayPal and VISA
Outside of building a fast-growing technology rocket ship, Johnathan comes from humble beginnings and considers himself a late bloomer. Despite this, he advocates for Canadian entrepreneurship and believes that the country has what it takes to grow the next wave of multi-billion dollar companies.