Stripe is now generally available for businesses in eight additional European countries. Businesses in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece, and Portugal can now sign up and use the full Stripe stack.
Since Stripe launched in 2011, tens of thousands of businesses across Europe have asked us to expand Stripe to their countries. This isn’t surprising by any means—Europe has one of the highest densities of software engineers in the world and thriving startup ecosystems are growing across the region. (As a company looking to grow the GDP of the internet, we’re also ardent fans of innovative initiatives like Estonia’s e-residency programs.)
With today’s launch, we want to help thousands more entrepreneurs and companies in Europe grow and scale their online businesses. As just a couple of examples of the breadth of businesses building on Stripe already: Andcards from Poland uses Stripe to automatically bill their customers across the world in local currencies; Click & Grow from Estonia uses Stripe to sell a smart indoor garden to a global customer base. Thanks to the hundreds of companies that helped us shape our product during our beta.
Earlier this year, we announced that we’d be taking a different approach to global engineering. Building global engineering hubs closer to our regional users helps us stay in closer sync with our customers’ needs and move faster. Today’s launch was built almost entirely by our engineering teams in Europe—everything from integrating with new financial partners to adding support for local legal entity types to handling non-Latin characters. If you’re interested in working with us to help build economic infrastructure, we’re hiring for many roles in Europe and beyond.