Countries use Stripe start, run, and scale their businesses


Stripe has 40 companies processing $1 billion in payments annually


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Stripe is an online-based, payment processing platform that gives online merchants the ability to securely accept credit card payments through the use of custom-built forms. Stripe has signed a new partnership with Salesforce that the company hopes will buff its credentials with big-business customers amid speculation that the $36 billion-valued payments company is approaching an IPO.

This year, Stripe has been riding a tailwind of demand for payments services as more businesses have been forced online and major companies have increasingly pursued sales in the cloud. Stripe now has 40 companies processing $1 billion in payments over its platform annually.

The move to

e-commerce in recent years has made Stripe the most valuable private fintech company in the U.S.



Like PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), Stripe charges a swipe fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents per transaction. It’s a volume business. Naturally, as Square has done, Stripe created Stripe Capital last September, so that it could lend money to its small business customers. The loans get repaid through a percentage of the small business’ daily sales. Given the novel coronavirus has dealt a significant blow to small businesses everywhere, survival capital is in substantial demand. Further, businesses of all kinds and sizes have moved online to avoid becoming irrelevant in a post-Covid-19 world. If you’re not accepting payments online, you’re ready for the scrap heap.


Stripe offers four services: payments, payout, financial services, and business operations. Payments include online transactions, in-person or terminal payment, payments for platform, and billing subscription & invoicing. Payouts programmatically send fast payouts to sellers, freelancers, or service providers worldwide and issuing card creations. Financial services offer corporate card (spend management) and capital (business financing). Business operation offers Radar (fraud & risk management), Sigma (custom report), and Atlas (startup incorporation).


It serves market from ecommerce and retail, B2B platforms, and non-profits & fundraising. Some of its customers include Target, Under Armour, Glossier, Shopify, Digital Ocean, Splunk, Lyft, Doordash, Grab, instacart, and non-profits/fundraising such as Watsi, Unicef, RED, Human Rights Watch, Habitat for Humanity, and KhanAcademy.


Stripe is headquartered in San Francisco, with about 15 global offices which some are in Dublin, London, Paris, Singapore, and Tokyo, among others. Millions of companies in over 120 countries use Stripe to start, run, and scale their businesses.


Stripe and JCB have worked hand in hand to deepen the partnership, first announced in 2018, and offer industry-first features at a time when businesses need them the most: Automated onboarding on JCB, Fastest pay-out cycle in Japan, and Global JCB acceptance. Aside from JCB, Stripe has worked with several companies to offer them solutions. Among the companies the company has worked with are DoneDeal, Jobber, and Salesforce. Stripe launched a series of products to help platforms and their business customers adapt as the economy reboots. These products address billing, customer portal, and customer support for bank debits.




When CNBC’s Disruptor 50 came out on June 16, the number one disruptor was the San Francisco-based digital payments platform, Stripe, up 12 spots from 2019. Founders Patrick and John Collison have secured $1.6 billion in funding for its global growth. That funding values the decade-old company at $36 billion.


"People who never dreamt of using the internet to see the doctor or buy groceries are now doing so out of necessity. And businesses that deferred moving online or had no reason to operate online have made the leap practically overnight. We believe now is not the time to pull back, but to invest even more heavily in Stripe’s platform.” - Collison said in a press release.  

The company announced the addition of Zoom Video Communications to its list of customers benefiting from the shift to an online economy. It also counts DoorDash, Shopify, Instacart, Caviar and Postmates as clients.  

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