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Stripe: Global payment and card issuing infrastructure provider

Stripe offers the infrastructure for businesses to build online and app-based payment services using application programming interfaces (APIs). Stripe also offers point-of-sale hardware through its “Stripe Reader” and commercial card issuing infrastructure “Stripe Issuing,” among other complementing offerings.
  • The company has grown through multiple acquisitions. For instance, it expanded its operations to Nigeria in October 2020 by acquiring Lagos-based payment integration service infrastructure provider Paystack. In May 2021, Stripe acquired Bouncer, a technology provider that authenticates cards to reduce fraud in online transactions. 
  • Stripe is present across the globe, serving nearly 50 countries (as of October 2022) across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. 
  • Stripe has also partnered with leading buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) solutions providers Klarna and Affirm to allow merchants using Stripe to offer its US and European customers an option to pay in installments.
Below, we present a detailed company teardown published by our content partner Sacra (March 2023), which takes a deeper look at Stripe’s financials, business model, competitive environment, and market opportunities.

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