Stripe is a financial technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size, ranging from new startups to public companies use Stripe's software to accept payments and manage their businesses online.
Stripe was founded by John Collison and Patrick Collison and it provides a global online payment system for people and businesses to send and receive money. The company offers all necessary tools and infrastructure for creating online e-commerce platforms such as e-commerce stores, on-demand marketplaces, and crowdfunding platforms. Well-known companies using Stripe include Kickstarter, Instacart, Lyft, Shopify, OpenTable, and Slack.
Stripe provides businesses the needed tools and technology that help to build better. It provides industry-leading documentation and extensive client libraries that contain everything a business needs to build a custom integration in a fraction of time.
Stripe offers support for the developer community by actively contributing to open-source projects and giving back to the community through development, patches, and sponsorships.
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- CompanyA company, abbreviated 'co.', is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise.
- Cluster: Financial technologyA cluster of topics related to financial technology.
- Unicorn (finance)A privately held startup company with a valuation above $1 billion.
- Y CombinatorY Combinator (also known as YC) is a US based seed accelerator, which was started in March 2005.
- CrowdfundingCollection of finance from backers—the "crowd"—to fund an initiative
- E-commerceType of business industry usually conducted over the internet
- Online marketplaceType of e-commerce site