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Acquired byeBay
Price$1.5B
Date7/2002
TermsStock

General Information

Websitepaypal.com
Twitter@paypal
CategoryFinance/Venture
Phone207-619-2873
Employees300,000
Founded12/1998
DescriptionInternet payment service

Offices

Office
2145 E Hamilton Ave
San Jose, CA, 95125
USA
Office Spain
Avda. Europa, 4, 1º C
Madrid, 28108, ESP

People

VP of Finance
VP of Legal, General Counsel
President
Vice President, Data
Director
Director, Product Management
Director, Software Engineering
Director, Product
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Acquisitions

Total$1.1B
StackMob, 12/2013
Braintree, 9/2013 $800M
IronPearl, 4/2013
card.io, 7/2012
FigCard, 4/2011
Where, 2011 $135M
Fraud Sciences, 1/2008 $169M

Investments

Loop Commerce 12/2013
Moneytree 11/2013
Olo 1/2013
Better Finance 7/2010
Better Finance 2009
mFoundry 10/2007

Funding

Competitors

Service Providers

Video Production

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PayPal

PayPal is an online payments and money transfer service that allows you to send money via email, phone, text message or Skype. They offer products to both individuals and businesses alike, including online vendors, auction sites and corporate users. PayPal connects effortlessly to bank accounts and credit cards.

PayPal Mobile is one of PayPal’s newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal’s mobile browser.

PayPal created the Gausebeck-Levchin test, which is an implementation of the CAPTCHA technology, the blurry box of letters and numbers used to prevent against online fraud by ensuring a human response. They created it in the early days to help prevent unauthorized access by automated systems.

When eBay acquired PayPal in October 2002, eBay already had an online payment system of choice called Billpoint. Billpoint was quickly phased out due to PayPal’s popularity, branding and technology.

PayPal’s main competitor is Google Checkout. PayPal Mobile competitors include obopay, TextPayMe and KushCash.

More information about PayPal can be found on the PayPal Press Center, the PayPal Facebook page, the PayPal Twitter page, the PayPal Developer Network, and the PayPal Blog.

Recent Milestones

Videos

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PayPal demoing at FinovateSpring 2011

Added: 3/17/14
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PayPal demoing at FinovateEurope 2012

Added: 3/17/14

Screenshots

PayPal screenshot
Above: PayPal Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/27/13

Products

PayPal Beacon

Websitepaypal.com/webapps/mpp/beacon

PayPal Beacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy device to connect to a customer’s PayPal app when they enter a store. With one vibration or sound on your phone, you’ll know you’re checked in. And when you’re ready to make a purchase, all you have to do is say you’re paying with PayPal and the transaction is automatically completed: no cash, cards, taps, or signatures required—all hands free.

PayPal Beacon will connect consumers to enhanced shopping experiences such as automatically ordering your favorite dish at your usual lunch spot, or getting personalized service at your favorite clothing store. In addition, you can choose to accept messages from stores that you walk into, so that you can take advantage of special offers in the produce aisle.

PayPal screenshot
Above: PayPal Beacon Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 9/9/13
PayPal screenshot
Above: PayPal Beacon Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 9/9/13
PayPal screenshot
Above: PayPal Beacon Screenshot -- #3
Uploaded: 9/9/13

Videos


PayPal Here

Websitepaypal.com/webapps/mpp/credit-ca...
Launch DateMarch, 2012
Tags mobile-payments

PayPal Here is a payment solution for small businesses, allowing businesses to accept credit cards, checks and PayPal on iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.

PayPal screenshot
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Videos

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PayPal Here Launch

Traffic Analytics

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Livegraph

Compete

Paypal

Sources

  1. eBay picks up PayPal for $1.5 billion (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  2. PayPal Is Buying StackMob For Christmas (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. EBay Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. PayPal Acquires Iron Pearl (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. PayPal Acquires Mobile Payments Startup Card.io (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. eBay's PayPal Buys Mobile Payments Startup Fig Card (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Where.com (en.wikipedia.org) [edit]
  8. eBay Acquires Fraud Sciences For $169 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Loop Commerce raises new funding from PayPal as it tries to make gift-giving suck less (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Japanese Personal Finance App Moneytree Raises $1.6M To Expand Into The U.S. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. OLO, An Online And Mobile Ordering Platform For Restaurants, Grabs $5 Million In New Funding From PayPal & Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. PayPal-Backed BillFloat Launches, Secures $4.5 Million Series A Round (Exclusive) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. BillFloat Helps You Put Off Paying Your Bills — for a Fee (gigaom.com) [edit]
  14. MFoundry, mobile financial services company, raises $15M more. (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  15. Citation Needed [add]
  16. Wired (wired.com) [edit]
  17. Wired (wired.com) [edit]
  18. PR Newswire (paypalobjects.com) [edit]
  19. CNET News (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  20. Reserve Bank Of India Restricts PayPal Payments To Merchants To Under $500 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    PayPal Seeing $10M In Mobile Payments Per Day; Will Hit $3B Total In 2011 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    PayPal Hits 100 Million Active Users (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    PayPal Now Processing $315 Million In Payments Per Day (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    PayPal freezes $45,000 of Mailpile’s crowdfunded dollars (Updated) (arstechnica.com) [edit]
    Braintree Officially Joins PayPal as $800 Million eBay Acquisition Closes (allthingsd.com) [edit]
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