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Stripe provides a set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enable businesses to accept and manage online payments.
Credit Cards, Software, Payments

Company Details


Stripe is the best way to accept payments online. Stripe aims to expand internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions and manage an online business. We want to increase the GDP of the internet.

We believe that enabling more transactions is a problem rooted in code and design, not finance. Stripe is built for developers, makers, and creators.

We had experienced first-hand the difficulty of accepting online payments. On almost every front, it was becoming easier to build and launch an online business. Payments, however, remained dominated by clunky legacy players. It seemed clear that there should be a developer-focused, instant-setup payment platform that would scale to any size. Stripe launched in September 2011.

Stripe now processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses, from newly-launched start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since Stripe powers so many new businesses, it's a snapshot of how the internet is changing; many users are in categories that barely existed five years ago.

Funding Rounds (7) - $290M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2015$100M / Series C6
Dec, 2014$70M / Series C$3.5B6
Jan, 2014$80M / Series C$1.75B4
Jul, 2012$20M / Series B7
Feb, 2012$18M / Series A1
Mar, 2011$2M / Seed5
Aug, 2010undisclosed amount / Seed1

Acquisitions (3)

Sep 13, 2016Unknown
Feb 15, 2015Unknown
Mar 12, 2013Unknown

Investments (1)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Aug, 2014$3M / Seed

Current Team (32)


Board Members and Advisors (3)


Products (4)

  • Radar detects and blocks payment frauds.
  • a platform to let startups incorporate more easily in the U.S.
  • Accept payments from anywhere in the world, and then ensure sellers and service providers get paid
  • An API for stores to publish their products, and for apps to read them.

Competitors (5)

  • Balanced is a payment system allowing marketplaces to charge cards, escrow funds, deposit via ACH direct, and collect fees.
  • Braintree's payment platform provides all the tools online and mobile businesses need to accept payments.
  • BuyBox is a Digital Gift Card platform with an exclusive social payment technology dedicated to brands and online shops.
  • Enterprise-Class Payment Solutions
  • Paymentwall Inc. is the global payment & content distribution platform for digital goods & online services in 200+ countries & territories.

Customers (4)

  • Care.com is an online web portal for finding suitable caregiver services for child care, senior care, housekeeping, pet care, and more.
  • Lyft is reconnecting people and communities through better transportation.
  • Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects such as movies, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, and photography.
  • Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform.

Partners (2)


Offices/Locations (2)

  • Ireland Office

    The Digital Hub

    Crane Street

    Dublin, Dublin 8


  • HQ

    3180 18th Street

    San Francisco, California 94110

    United States

Past Event Appearances (6)

Awards (1)

Images (1)


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