List of Companies Acquired by Stripe

Damini Bhandary Damini Bhandary
May 2, 2022 7 min read
List of Companies Acquired by Stripe

We are living in a world where technology has made our life easier. We can’t even think about living our life without using a single form of tech; we are highly dependent on them. Tech companies are now ruling the world because of that, even the demand for tech startups is rising every day.

One of the most in-demand industries now is Fintech. Some of the popular Fintechs are literally ruling the world with their services. The rise of the internet and smartphones and the trend of making India digitized has contributed to the rise of Fintech in the world.

One of the popular Fintech companies is Stripe. It is an Irish-American Silicon-valley Fintech startup that provides SaaS and financial services. The company’s headquarters is situated in two places that are in San Francisco, the United States and Dublin, Ireland. The company was founded in the year 2009 by Patrick Collison and John Collison.

The company mainly offers payment processing software and Application Programming Interfaces for E-commerce websites. Stripe has acquired many companies to expand their services in various fields. In this article, we will talk about the companies that are acquired by Stripe. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

β€œMuch of what is called investment is actually nothing more than mergers and acquisitions, and of course mergers and acquisitions are generally accompanied by downsizing.”
-Susan George

RunKit
Indie Hackers
Index
Touchtech
Kickoff
Totems
Paystack
TaxJar
Bouncer
Recko
Payable
OpenChannel

RunKit

RunKit Logo
RunKit Logo

RunKit was founded in the year 2014 by Francisco Tolmasky and Ross Boucher, it was formerly known as Tonic. It is a tool for prototyping JavaScript. RunKit enables you to have a proper JavaScript environment in just a single click where one can use their npm model and see the results of it.

The best part is that there is no need for installation. It is a node playground in the browser. The headquarters of the company is situated in San Francisco, United States of America. Stripe acquired Runkit in the year 2016 at an undisclosed amount.

Indie Hackers

Indie Hackers Logo
Indie Hackers Logo

Indie Hackers is a community and website where well-known entrepreneurs and founders of profitable businesses share their stories on the platform. The new entrepreneurs and startup owners read those and learn from those stories and experiences. Here the entrepreneurs come together and share all kinds of experiences and receive feedback and support when they need it.

The company focuses on making companies earn profit while being independent. The community was founded in the year 2016 by Channing Allen and Courtland Allen. The company was acquired by Stripe in the year 2017 for an undisclosed amount.

Index

Founded in the year 2012 by Jonathan Wall and Marc Freed-Finnegan, Index is a retail software company that provides security, personalised experiences and others. It mainly helps retailers to evolve their in-store payments and create their customer contact database.

Index is known for PIN pads that help read a chip card in just a second. The headquarters of the company is situated in San Francisco, United States of America. Stripe acquired Index in the year 2018 for an undisclosed amount.

Touchtech

Touchtech Logo
Touchtech Logo

Touchtech was founded in the year 2014 by Niall Hogan and Shekinah Adewum and its headquarters was situated in Dublin, Ireland. Touchtech is a startup that basically works together with banks to build and manage verification processes for customers who required two different forms of authentication so that they can process transactions through their cards. Touchtech was acquired by Stripe in 2019.

Kickoff

Stripe made its first official acquisition by acquiring Kickoff, which is a chat and task management application. Through this app, companies can share the tasks with their employee, manage the team and can also chat with them, the app works for Mac and iOS platforms. Kickoff was founded in the year 2011 by John Gardner and Benjamin De Cock. The headquarters of the company is situated in Aubange, Luxembourg, Belgium.

The app was specially designed for enabling proper team conversation; it also has some special features like history access and offline support. Stripe acquired Kickoff in the year 2013 exactly after two years, the company was founded.

Totems

Totems are an Internet software and service company founded in the year 2011 by Gabriel Hubert and Stanislas Polu. The headquarters is situated in Ketchikan, Alaska, United States. The company mainly offers marketing tools for brands on social media platforms, including Instagram. This helps brands to realize where they stand and what their presence means on Instagram.

Apart from that, it helps brands realize and understand the need of their audience; brands can also track their marketing campaign. TOTEMS was acquired by Stripe in 2015 at an undisclosed amount

Paystack

Paystack was founded in the year 2015 by Ezra Olubi and Shola Akinlade and provides financial services to its customers. It is a website that let businesses accepts various forms of payments through credit card; debit card, and mobile transfer from anyone and any part of the world. The headquarters is situated in Ikeja, Nigeria.

Stripe acquired the startup in the year 2020 when the startup had over 60000 customers at an amount of over $200 million. This acquisition is said to be the biggest startup acquisition in Nigeria.

TaxJar

TaxJar is a tech solution founded in the year 2013 by Mark Faggiano and Matt Anderson. The company basically helps E-commerce manage its sales tax. The company is to help the E-commerce sellers and make their work easier by handling the challenges of Sales Tax. The company’s headquarters is situated in Boston, United States. In 2021, TaxJar was acquired by Stripe in the year 2021; the acquisition was to remove any kind of barriers to multinational companies for their growth.

Bouncer

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Bouncer Logo

Bouncer is a company focused on making card authentication technology that will reduce the chances of fraud during any kind of transaction of online businesses. It is a risk detection tech platform. Bouncer was founded in the year 2019 by Sam King, Steven Liu and Will Megson and the company’s headquarters is situated in Oakland, United States. Stripe acquired Bouncer in the year 2021.

Recko

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Recko Logo

Recko is an Indian fintech company founded in 2017 by Prashant Borde and Saurya Prakash Sinha. Recko is a financial operation platform for online companies and their digital transaction. It basically helps businesses to track online businesses' incoming and outgoing payments. Platforms like Meesho, Deliveroo and PharmEasy are The Company’s headquarters is situated in Bangalore, India. Recko was acquired by Stripe in the year 2021

Payable

Payable Logo
Payable Logo

Payable was founded in the year 2013 by Kyle Kilat, Peter Terrill, and Tad Milbourn. It is a platform that helps contractors to get their payments hassle-free. Some of its features like providing invoices, tracking the contractor's work, and calculating their earnings as well as taxes make it an interesting platform for workers as well as the companies. Stripe acquired Payable in the year 2017 to take help from tax-related obligations.

OpenChannel

OpenChannel Logo
OpenChannel Logo

OpenChannel is a company that provides help to businesses by allowing them to create, launch and manage apps for their work. These are created for the products of the business. Open Channel was founded in the year 2013 by Brian Amaro and Michael Kovacs. The headquarters of the company is situated in Auckland, New Zealand. OpenChannel was acquired by stripe in 2021.


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Conclusion

Stripe by acquiring so many tech companies is on the verge of making its service expand to other fields as well. The main point of Stripe is to help businesses by taking all these companies' services. The company is now raising more funds to acquire companies and add them to its list of acquisitions. Stripe's current valuation is over $95 billion.

FAQs

Who is the founder of Stripe?

Stripe was founded in the year 2009 by the Collison brothers, Patrick Collison and John Collison.

What are the companies that are acquired by Stripe?

The companies that are acquired by Stripe are:

  • RunKit
  • Indie Hackers
  • Index
  • Totems
  • Touchtech
  • Kickoff
  • Paystack
  • TaxJar
  • Bouncer
  • Recko
  • Payable
  • OpenChannel

What is the revenue of Stripe?

The revenue of Stripe is 740 Crore USD as of 2020.

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