About Us

PayByGroup is a proud member of 500 Startups investment family and is based in sunny Mountain View, CA.

We started PayByGroup to scratch our own itch. We’re group organizers. We throw the parties, we plan the ski trips, we lead the rec league sports team.

We understand the hassle of collecting money, the awkwardness of harassing friends to commit, and the all-too-frequent sting of never getting paid back. So we decided to do something about it and help the millions of other people out there in our shoes.

Founders

Camilo Acosta

Camilo Acosta

CEO

Before starting PayByGroup, Camilo worked with Frank on Root Orange, a VC-backed domain name startup that split domains by city. Previously, he worked for his family’s government communications firm, and in best practices consulting at the Corporate Executive Board, both in his home town of Washington, D.C.

Camilo is actively involved in organizing alumni gatherings for his school (Sidwell Friends School) and his college alma mater. He also hosts fundraisers for education reform organizations, such as KIPP, and political candidates that support the cause. He enjoys driving on sunny days with the windows down, music up, and doting on his chocolate lab, Kipper.

Camilo holds a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University.

Frank Langston

Frank Langston

COO

Before starting PayByGroup, Frank worked with Camilo on Root Orange, a VC-backed domain name startup that split domains by city. Prior to that, he worked for his family’s chain of car washes and a trucking logistics startup, both in his home town of Memphis, TN.

Frank enjoys organizing flag football rec league teams and runs Memphis by The Bay, a Silicon Valley group of Memphians in technology. Frank loves skiing, listening to country music, and playing flag football.

Frank holds a B.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University.

Board of Advisors

Peter Ashley

Peter Ashley

Former Director
Business Development &
Large Merchant Services
PayPal

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Entrepreneur & blogger

Tyler Hoffman

Tyler Hoffman

Former Senior Director
Large Merchant Services
eBay / PayPal

Tristan Walker

Tristan Walker

Former Director
Business Development
Foursquare

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