About Stripe

Stripe is a developer-friendly way to accept payments online and in mobile apps.
We process billions of dollars a year for thousands of companies of all sizes.

Spencer Lawley Spencer previously provided programming support and data management to the Engineering and Oil & Gas industries. He studied Engineering at Dartmouth, and lives in Alaska with his wife, two dogs, and two chickens; they help him provide top-notch support to Stripe users. Yvonne Robinson Yvonne lived in Italy for several years and worked in education and non-profits before joining the Support team at Stripe. Krithika Muthukumar After studying at Berkeley and working at Google and Dropbox, Krithika now helps the world better understand Stripe. Ben Rahn Ben studied physics at Caltech, cofounded ActBlue (the largest political fundraising platform in the world), and created mashupbreakdown.com. Greg Brockman Greg has worked on crypto for the NSA and infrastructure at Ksplice. He studied math at Harvard and computer science at MIT. Benjamin De Cock Ben focuses on user interface and icon design. He studied at the College of Advertising and Design in Brussels. Ludwig Pettersson Ludwig hacked on Cappuccino from an early age, and released Observer, a real-time version of Google Analytics, while still in high school. He works on design at Stripe. John Collison John grew up in Ireland and started building websites when he was fourteen. He was studying physics at Harvard before dropping out to work on Stripe full-time. Carrie Bentley Carrie worked at Silicon Valley Bank before joining Stripe's legal team. When not digging through paperwork, Carrie can be found undertaking all types of DIY projects and migrating up and down the California coast. Jon Zieger Jon was previously Associate General Counsel at Microsoft where he managed various internet, privacy, payments, and compliance projects. He holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois. Dani DeLeon Ever curious, Dani investigates risk at Stripe. Previously, she worked in environmental consulting in Paris and studied history and ethics in society at Stanford. Tony Debok Tony was a professional soccer player before becoming a professional chef, and now hacks on food infrastructure at Stripe. Avi Bryant Avi grew up in Vancouver, and now lives on a nearby island. Before Stripe, he worked on tools and infrastructure at DabbleDB, Twitter, and Etsy. He used to help Patrick with his Smalltalk woes back in the day. Dave Coen Before Stripe, Dave worked in management consulting and venture capital. He studied engineering at Dartmouth. Kelley Rivoire Kelley works on risk analysis at Stripe. She received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford for work on nanophotonics, and continued that work at HP Labs. Brian Sze Brian previously was Head of Analytics at TrialPay and worked on the Analytics team for the Obama campaign. He studied economics at Stanford. Chris Wu Chris studied Mechatronics at University of Waterloo. Living the life of a co-op, he switched between school and internships every 4 months until he managed to settle down at Stripe. Eduardo Serrano Eduardo grew up in Mexico City, where he also helped to launch Startup Weekend. Prior to joining Stripe, Eduardo worked on payments at McKinsey. Danielle Griffith A Southerner without an accent living in New York City, Danielle comes to Stripe with a background in production and writing. She is very passionate about animated gifs. Lachy Groom Lachy grew up in Australia. He started several businesses there, before coming to San Francisco, where he both learned and taught at Dev Bootcamp. Michaël Villar Michaël co-founded Kickoff, a collaboration app for iOS and OS X acquired by Stripe in 2013. Michaël is originally from Belgium and studied Computer Engineering at Université Catholique de Louvain Larry Ullman An author and developer, Larry helped others integrate Stripe before joining the Support team in that same capacity. Christian Anderson Christian studied math, physics, and computer science at Harvard. He codes, hikes, and thinks about science. Michelle Bu Michelle studied EECS at UC Berkeley. She used to have a chicken. Steven Noble Steve hacks on analytics at Stripe, and previously started the Data Team at Shopify. He studied Math at Dalhousie University. James Padolsey James enjoys silly JavaScript things and cycling. Lauren Lusher Lauren is a Binghamton University alumna who, when not merrily typing away on her Stripe laptop, can be found exploring California's natural landscape, hanging out at the park, or enjoying a good book on her couch. Daniela Amodei Daniela works on recruiting at Stripe, previously worked as a Congressional staffer, and runs to work in the mornings. Amber Feng Amber studied EECS at Berkeley and has previously hacked on distributed databases, front-end web design, and cereal visualization. Eric Lasker While at Colgate, Eric studied Physics with a computational neuroscience bent. He dabbled in fancy restaurants and kitchens before finding his way to Stripe. Heather Rasley Heather holds a Humanities BA and studied at NYU's ITP program. Occasionally, she hosts Twitter poetry readings. She works on keeping Stripe users happy. Ryan Wang Ryan previously worked at The Greatest Good and studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago. Before Stripe, he spent his entire life in Chicago (if you count the suburbs). He also likes pandas. Alison Harrington Born and raised in the East Bay, Alison enjoys baking and spends her spare time relaxing with her family and 3 dogs. Andy Brody Andy studied computer science at Harvard, where he managed a variety of infrastructure. He also worked on technology for the Obama campaign. Pierre Gergis In the Before Stripe phase of his life, Pierre studied philosophy and computer science at Columbia and worked at IBM. He sometimes entertains the idea that he is a photographer and a writer. Kiran Bhattaram Kiran studied EECS at MIT. She likes making things, and is currently hand-quilting a large silk map of Boston. Leigh Deacon Prior to Stripe, Leigh provided support at MIT, Ringling Bros., and Steam Heavy Industries. She enjoys getting lost in books and raiding in Azeroth. Greg Cooper Hailing from Dufftown in northern Scotland, Greg discovered Photoshop at age thirteen and has been designing ever since. Before Stripe, he co-founded web-based project-management tool Interstate. Sheena Jain Sheena comes to Stripe from a background in law and social entrepreneurship. She has a J.D. from Villanova University and sits on the board of SPARK. Ray Morgan Before Stripe, Ray worked at Zappos.com helping the world get more shoes. He is also a proud new father. Q Kuhns Q has a M.S. in forensic and biological anthropology and is passionate about people, film, and music. Diede van Lamoen Diede studied computer science at Dartmouth, co-founded Groupon China, and has lived on 5 continents. Phil Cohen Before Stripe, Phil was an intern at various tech companies. He enjoys backpacking and designing Roller Coaster Tycoon parks. Patrick Stockwell Before joining Stripe, Patrick founded Volta, a CRM for phone-centric businesses. He was previously a Stripe user and has been building web products since 1997. Carl Jackson Carl enjoys hacking on distributed systems and eating dark chocolate. He was part of Stripe's first batch of interns, where they failed to scare him away for good. Billy Alvarado Prior to joining Stripe, Billy co-founded Lala, which was acquired by Apple in late 2009. He has degrees from Georgia Tech and Stanford. Susan Wu Susan lives somewhere between SF, France and Australia. Before Stripe, she was CMO of Apache, Founding Partner at Obvious (Medium) and a VC. Jocelyn Ross Jocelyn oversaw various aspects of payments fraud at Facebook, and previously studied at Stanford and Berkeley. Dan Weinstein Before joining Stripe, Dan worked on fraud analysis for Google Wallet. He studied history and CS at Columbia and is passionate about backpacking, natural history, and playing classical piano. Sam Balinghasay Sam studied mathematics at MIT and loves karaoke and dancing. Jonathan Hernandez Jonathan grew up in Canada and was a user of the Stripe API before joining full-time. He studied Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. Angie Lal Before Stripe, Angie decided she'd rather debug code than humans in medical school, and so she worked as a developer at One Kings Lane. She enjoys traveling, playing the tabla, and volunteering. Jim Danz Jim studied computer science at Harvard, and also TF'd CS51 a bunch of times. He has previously worked at Facebook, Jane Street, and Ness. Jeremy Hoon Jeremy loves cycling, cooking, and building computing systems. He previously worked on infrastructure at Facebook and studied CS at Harvard. Christina Mairs Christina studied Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard and Educational Multimedia at Queen's University Belfast. She enjoys traveling, gift wrapping and supporting our users at Stripe! James Reggio James studied circuits in Austin, wrote compilers in Seattle, and obsesses over the front-end at Stripe. In another life, he'd be a circus performer. Eeke de Milliano Eeke studied Government and Arabic at Harvard and worked at McKinsey & Company before joining Stripe. She hails from the Netherlands but grew up mostly in Africa. Grace Rhee Grace enjoys recruiting, spending time with her family, and golf. Before Stripe, she spent time at McKinsey, working on recruiting and consulting, and at Stanford, where she received a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology. Brian Collins Brian built the world’s largest social network for cricket fans. He studied computer science at Cardiff University. Darragh Buckley Darragh previously spent time at Lehman Brothers and studied mechanical engineering at MIT. Evan Broder Evan previously worked on VMs and kernels at MIT, Ksplice, and MokaFive. He was technical lead on XVM, an early Xen-based hosting infrastructure. Fang Yuan Before Stripe, Fang worked as a management consultant focusing on the emerging markets. She studied Social Studies at Harvard and enjoys traveling, reading, and dancing in her spare time. Alex Sexton Alex studied Computer Science at The University of Texas. He contributes to open source as a member of the jQuery and Modernizr teams. Siddarth Chandrasekaran Sidd enjoys hacking on anything security-related. He studied computer science at Harvard. Orla McHenry Orla previously worked for Commerzbank and Merrill Lynch. She studied chemistry at Trinity College Dublin and finance at the University of Manchester. Jesse Branstetter Jesse implements his passion and creativity to make exciting and comforting food that brings people together. Michael Manapat Before joining Stripe, Michael worked in advertising and commerce at Google. He studied math at Berkeley and MIT and taught at Harvard. Marc Hedlund Marc is Stripe's VP Engineering, and he was previously part of Etsy, Wesabe, O'Reilly, and Lucasfilm. He went to Reed College. Steve Woodrow Before Stripe, Steve worked on Project BISmark, measuring Internet routing and broadband performance. He grew up in Canada, and studied at MIT and the University of Manitoba. Ian Mellett Ian took down the local news industry in Cannock before joining Stripe to work on support. Anurag Goel Anurag grew up in India, and studied computer science at IIT Delhi. He started a company that processed payments with Stripe, but was convinced to join Stripe instead. Peter Mosqueda In his Stripe life, Peter cooks delicious food and gives excellent high fives. In his other life, he works in film production. Richo Healey Richo enjoys fiddling with distributed systems, and turning stuff into unintended turing machines. You can often find him writing code and thinking about climbing, or climbing and thinking about code. Andy Young Andy previously founded GroupSpaces, created and grew Selective Tweets to a million users and first started programming on a ZX Spectrum. He grew up in the Shropshire hills, studied Computer Science at Oxford and loves living in London. Russell Davis Previously at Hipmunk, Plaxo, and Microsoft, Russell has been coding since age 12. He studied Computer Science at BYU. Colin Marc Colin is a graduate of Hacker School batch[2]. His interests include board games, Tuvan throat singing and iambic tetrameter. Andrew Metcalf Andrew is taking a break from his hot glue gun to code for Stripe. He studied at Penn and took a detour to McKinsey on the way to San Francisco to help build product at startups. Michael Schade Michael wrote Stripe’s Haskell bindings before joining full-time to help make Stripe’s support awesome. Nathan Bailey Nathan studied Evolutionary Biology and Sustainable Development at Columbia. Before Stripe, he helped build Nuru Social Enterprises in Kenya. Brittany Storey Before joining Stripe, Brittany earned her masters in Visual Arts Administration from NYU. She spends her time proselytizing San Francisco's superiority over NYC. Philipp Antoni Philipp is an icon and user interface designer from Austria who previously worked with the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft. Patrick Collison Before Stripe, Patrick co-founded Auctomatic and wrote Encyclopedia. He studied math at MIT. Dan Frank Dan works on the data team at Stripe, and previously worked at Bitly and Trendrr. He spends a lot of time on mountains. Andrew Thorp Andrew studied Computer Science at Liberty University. Before joining Stripe, he was a developer at Pure Charity and Ace of Sales. He enjoys reading, Philadelphia sports, running, and spending time with his wife and son in Nashville. Kay Brinkley Originally from England, Kay has helped many payment companies with compliance and risk strategies. Coda Hale Coda is an infrastructure engineer who lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and two cats. Nelson Elhage Nelson previously wrote rebootless kernel updates at Ksplice and studied computer science at MIT. He built livegrep in his spare time. Kelly Sims Kelly works on communications at Stripe. She previously helped IBM, Toyota, Credit Suisse, and an assortment of startups more effectively explain what they do. Jessica Lattif Jessica has an MS in nutrition, and co-founded a sustainable seafood business with her husband in 2012. Before joining Stripe, she completed a software engineering fellowship at Hackbright Academy. Jorge Ortiz Jorge grew up in Mexico, studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford, and previously worked at Foursquare and LinkedIn. Cristina Cordova Prior to joining Stripe, Cristina led business development at Pulse and also worked at Google and Tapulous. She studied political science at Stanford. Julia Evans Julia studied math at McGill, left to become a programmer, and now works on data at Stripe. She went to Hacker School and thinks a lot about how to make everywhere as welcoming and productive as HS. Kat Li Kat studied linguistics and psychology at Stanford. Before Stripe, she was part of the business team at Quora, working on such projects as the Top Writers program and The Last Mile collaboration. Jeff Balogh Prior to Stripe, Jeff scaled websites and introduced Python at Mozilla. He's an aspiring chef and gardener, and a retired triathlete. Vince Cogan Vince studied mathematics at UC Santa Cruz and was a software developer before pursuing a career as an attorney. Prior to joining Stripe, he was Senior Counsel at Silicon Valley Bank. Thairu Thairu grew up in Kenya, studied computer science at Harvard, and previously built systems at Microsoft and Optify. Jason Eberle Jason grew up in Boston, went to school in Rochester NY, and worked at Odopod and Everpix before joining Stripe. David Moran David grew up in Brooklyn and previously ran an indie bookstore chain in New York City. When not helping out with Support for Stripe, he digs reading, writing, running, and rolling dice. Andreas Fuchs Andreas has hacked on everything from packaging systems to graph databases in Common Lisp. He used to help Patrick with his Lisp woes in #lisp back in the day.

We think that enabling frictionless transactions is a problem rooted in code and design, not finance. Our robust, clean APIs let our users focus on building great products.

Stripe's investors include Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and Elon Musk.

We love the web, and care deeply about beautiful code, APIs, and documentation. We really like building things—the people at Stripe have previously helped start Lala, Act Blue, Wesabe, Kickoff, Interstate, Auctomatic, GroupSpaces, Encyclopedia, and Observer.

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