Stripe Inc. is a financial technology services and software company that provides infrastructure for online payments. The company provides a global online payment system for businesses and individuals to send and receive online payments, as well as offers tools and infrastructure for creating online e-commerce platforms, on-demand marketplaces, and crowdfunding platforms. Stripe was founded by John Collison and Patrick Collison in 2010 and is dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Dublin, with fourteen global offices including in London, Paris, Singapore, and Tokyo. Stripe's stated mission is "to increase the GDP of the internet." In 2021, the privately-held company was valued at $95 billion.
Millions of individual users and businesses in over one hundred countries, ranging from startups to large public companies, use Stripe's software to accept online payments, run technically sophisticated digital financial operations, manage their businesses online, grow their revenues, accelerate into new markets, and launch new business models. Users of Stripe include Amazon, Google, Salesforce, Facebook, Kickstarter, Instacart, Lyft, Shopify, OpenTable, Slack, Microsoft, Spotify, Uber, DiDi, Grab, Nasdaq, Zillow, Postmates, Booking.com, Mindbody, National Geographic, Expedia, and Deliveroo.
Stripe offers support for the developer community by actively contributing to open-source projects, patches, development opportunities, and sponsorships.
Stripe has made thirteen acquisitions, including Teapot in 2016, Indie Hackers and Payable in 2017, Index in 2018, Touchtech Payments in 2019, Paystack in 2020, and OpenChannel, Recko, Bouncer, and TaxJar in 2021. Stripe has invested in Burrata, SendOwl, Imprint, Archive, ClearTax, TrueLayer, Wave Mobile Money, Ramp, Balance, Bouncer, Fast, Pico, Pilot, and Stellar Development Foundation. Notable exits of Stripe include Paystack.
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