t: @klarna

CEO:  Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Founder(s):  Niklas Adalberth, Victor Jacobsson, Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Founded: 2005

Sectors:   Payments

Total Funding: $661.7m

Latest Funding: $250M private equity, Jul 2018

HQ: Stockholm, Sweden

In The Hall of Fame .... for Simplifying Buying & Selling

Klarna (its name means clear) was founded in Stockholm in 2005 with the idea to simplify buying. Klarna is now one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 60 million consumers across 90,000 merchants in 14 countries. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and instalment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to.