How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

American's do a lot of online shopping. $1.2 billion per day, to be exact. With that in mind, it might come as a surprise that the web’s financial infrastructure is old and slow. The explosive growth of e-commerce has outpaced the underlying technology but in 2010, Patrick and John Collison began to debug this process. Their company, Stripe Inc., built software that businesses could plug into websites and apps to instantly connect with credit card and banking systems and receive payments. Now their on a quest to partner with Amazon & to increase the GDP of the internet.


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