Calpian Raises Growth Funding for Money-On-Mobile

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Calpian plans to grow Indian-based subsidiary, Money-On-Mobile with funding from prominent Silicon Valley executives led by Babu Sivadasan.

Calpian Inc. (OTCBB: CLPI) announced today that a team of Silicon Valley executives led by Babu Vinod Sivadasan, Executive Vice President, Product Development of Envestnet, Inc. and co-founding CTO of has made a significant investment in Calpian to fund the growth of Money-On-Mobile, Calpian’s Mumbai, India based mobile payment processing platform.

Mr. Sivadasan is a native of Kerala, India and currently resides in California’s Silicon Valley area, and has been directly involved in catalyzing the success of several start-up companies during his career.

“I have known about Money-On-Mobile for some time and believe that it has the winning recipe for the Indian market. I visited the company in November 2013 and came away impressed with the team and their impressive ability to execute the concept and generate consistent consumer growth and retail proliferation. Money-on-Mobile’s growth speaks for itself and I am looking forward to helping the company in the next phase as the company scales to be part of daily life in India in coming years,” said Mr. Sivadasan.

“We are very pleased to see an experienced entrepreneur of Mr. Sivadasan’s stature become involved in Calpian and Money-On-Mobile in a significant way”, said Harold Montgomery, CEO of Calpian, Inc.

“Babu Sivadasan brings a level of expertise, resources and experience which will be very helpful as we grow to meet the demand for mobile payments in India,” concluded Shashank Joshi, Managing director of Money-On-Mobile.

About Calpian, Inc.
Calpian, Inc. (OTCQB: CLPI) is a publicly traded company with corporate offices in Dallas, Texas and mobile payments emerging-market operations through its subsidiary in India. Calpian’s Indian subsidiary offers Money-On-Mobile, a pre-paid mobile payment solution, to more than 176,500 Indian retail locations with over 82 million unique users. Calpian’s management team has over 70 years in combined experience in the payments business. Calpian’s CEO, Harold Montgomery, is a recognized industry leader who has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Congress and Federal Reserve Bank on payments-related issues and regularly appears in numerous industry publications, such as Transaction World Magazine. Please visit our website at for more information.

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