Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by eBay
Founded:
December 1, 1998
Founders:
Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Max Levchin, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel
Employees:
13,000
Headquarters:
San Jose, CA
IPO:
Went Public on Feb 15, 2002
Stock:
PYPL
Categories:
Payments, P2P Money Transfer, E-Commerce, Databases, Finance
Description:
PayPal is an online payment gateway providing users a method to pay and get paid across the internet.

Detailed Description

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PayPal enables users to make money transactions for products purchased online anywhere at any time. All payments and transactions could be carried out through credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal Smart Connect or account balances, without sharing financial information.

PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with more than 153 million accounts worldwide. Available in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce by making payments possible across different locations, currencies, and languages.

PayPal has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the internet industry and the business community -most recently the 2006 Webby Award for Best Financial Services Site and the 2006 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Financial Services Site. Located in San Jose, California, PayPal was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.

Current Team (35)

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Past Team (146)

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Investments (6)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (2)

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    PayPal Beacon

    PayPal Beacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy device to connect to a customer’s PayPal app when they...
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    PayPal Here

    PayPal Here is a payment solution for small businesses, allowing businesses to accept credit...

Acquisitions (7)

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Investors (24)

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Office Spain

    Avda. Europa, 4, 1º C

    Madrid, 28108

    ESP

  • Headquarters

    2211 N. First Street

    San Jose, CA 95131

    USA

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    OpenCuro is an online payment and money transfer service for individuals and online and offline...
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    ORCA provides a payment processing alternative for social networks and online games to accept...
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    Paymate

    Paymate provides secure, internet-based payment services in 57 countries around the world.
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    Mpayy

    Mpayy is a multichannel payment processor for individuals and e-commerce retailers.

Images (1)

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