The easiest way to handle payments online.


COMPANY SIZE More than 500

# OF ENGINEERS Between 250 and 500


TAGS Cloud Infrastructure, Developer APIs, Developer Tools, Payments, Distributed Systems / Scaling, YC Summer 2009


What do we do?

Stripe is a set of unified APIs and tools that make it easy for anyone to run an internet business. We started with a developer friendly API to easily manage payments, which now handles billions of dollars a year for businesses around the world.

We're expanding beyond payments to fix the other pains of running an online business e.g. Stripe Atlas makes it easy for foreign entrepreneurs to incorporate businesses in the US.

Technical challenges

1) We're already at a large scale and growing quickly so there are continually novel problems of scaling that come up.

2) Our product has a lot of domain complexity. We're taking all the messiness that exists in the real world of processing payments and turning that into a beautiful API that's easy for developers to use.

Why join us?

1) The product is working really well. Billions of dollars in payments are processed every year and 70-80% of all new startups are using Stripe.

2) The company is growing quickly which creates a lot of career opportunities. There's still a lot left to build, especially as we continue expanding beyond payments.

3) It's a particularly exciting to time to join us right now because we're just growing out of our "startup" phase but we don't have all the processes of a big company. Companies exist in this moment for a brief period of time and it's the perfect opportunity to come in and get a lot of responsibility quickly.

Our press coverage

Our tech stack

  • Ruby
  • Scala

Our investors

  • Founders Fund
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Sequoia Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Andreessen Horowitz