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You know the way trees break through the canopy in the rainforest and they go from having this tiny column of light to having all…
With Stripe, people who previously operated online or offline in a very limited capacity now have all the tools to work like a real online…
When a country doesn’t have a good economic infrastructure, that harms the country. With Stripe, the idea is that by providing better infrastructure, by linking…
We hired extremely slowly at the beginning. It took us a year to get to four people. It’s hard to hire as a very small…
The Internet is a testament to a connected system that works – it’s a global network where any computer can reach another, and easily transfer…
One of the really fascinating areas is marketplaces that take advantage of mobile devices. Ridesharing is the obvious example, but that’s just the start of…
I think a lot of people learn to code messing around with things while in secondary school. And for me, it started up as a…
Coming from Ireland, it’s quite hard to do a startup because you’re culturally so far away from what everyone else is doing. In the Bay…
Auctomatic was a compressed start-up experience, going from start to launch to acquisition in under a year. We spent a long time building the product…
Stripe really did come about because we were really appalled by how hard it was to charge for things online.
Part of Stripe’s vision is linking people better on the web.
Our idea with starting Stripe was to build better payments technology for people building things on the web.
Marketplaces by their nature tend to grow faster than most other companies.
It’s easy to talk to people over the Web, but it’s not very easy to trigger transactions. That’s the thing we set out to fix…
My brother and I were born in an Irish county called Tipperary. We were both very math- and science-inclined in high school. My dad trained…
With PayPal, you have to send people over to their website… whereas with Stripe, we offer a way to integrate payments into the website, on…
Stripe is building payment infrastructure for the Web, so we make it easy to accept credit cards online. Before Stripe, the way you’d do this…
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