According to a recent report made by Forbes, the current valuation of Stripe stands at $115 billion. This enormous value was gained by Stripe from its investors in the deals of secondary markets. The present valuation is over three times greater than the investments received by the company from venture firms in April 2020, which was apparently about $36 million. If it is compared, the $115 billion valuation that Stripe currently has might be around one-third of the market cap of PayPal.
Stripe already has a new round of funding that is in the works, providing for a valuation of around $100 billion, as per an anonymous source from Forbes. As per some previous reports made in November, the company has mulled a funding round, to make sure the value is higher than what they got the last time, which is about $36 million. During this scenario, some unnamed sources claimed in a published report that the valuation could increase up to $70 billion, or even up to $100 billion.
The partner of the company and their Senior Analyst, Lisa Ellis from Moffett Nathanson, reportedly mentioned to Forbes that Stripe managed and operated transactions of massive quantity, ranging between $200 billion to $250 billion in 2019. This information helped in noting how PayPal, Adyen, and Stripe administer one-tenth of all the payments processes made across the world.
Patrick Collison and John Collison, who are two brothers, founded the company Stripe about over a decade ago. The business was based in California. Their target was to help businesses like Peloton and Shopify in their digital transactions, allowing them to accept online payments. At present, Stripe competes with huge brands like PayPal and Square. During the pandemic, people had to depend a lot on e-commerce, since the ongoing health crisis led to the necessity of refraining from physical interactions and going outdoors, which on the other hand helped in escalating their business and benefited them profit-wise.
According to Bloomberg, they have noted the company began its personal service of issuing cards for US-based customers and capitalizing on the internationally increasing dependence on online shopping. Stripe is reported to make plans for buying an upstart based in Nigeria, to advance its market in Africa and grow it. This can help them expand their transaction business in the African continent, thus marking another step towards global expansion.
Stripe revealed a new venture on Dec 3, named Stripe Treasury. This latest venture will operate with financial institutions (FIs). Their motive is to provide online suppliers and retailers with debit cards, bank accounts, and other offerings, which are mostly dependent on the payment processing system of Stripe. This news was reported when the company came live, two days prior to the next phase in their campaign of business lending. This campaign has been launched to allow digital platforms to provide suitable financial support to business clients using the processing done by Stripe Capital.