‘Maveron’s deep consumer experience and courageous support of ambitious ventures make it an ideal partner for Handle Financial as we advance our mission of enabling consumers to conduct e-commerce and other remote transactions without credit cards.’


Shouldn’t everybody be able to reap the benefits of ecommerce—even if they lack a debit or credit card? Or don’t want to use it because of concerns about privacy or security? Danny Shader created Handle Financial (formerly PayNearMe) to help consumers who want to pay cash, but have lacked an organized network for doing so. PayNearMe can also be used to pay for rent, utilities, car payments, tickets, and an increasing array of services and products.

Danny is the quintessential serial entrepreneur, including exits with Accept.com and Good Technology. We’ve had a long relationship with him, and admire his gift for recognizing market opportunities and then executing on them. Danny likes to say that a startup fails only because it runs out of money or it runs out of heart—and that he won’t let either happen. We love that attitude and have been with him on the Handle Financial journey since 2010.