Stripe Reports Strong 2021 Growth

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Stripe handled more than $640 billion in payments in 2021 — an increase of 60% over the prior year — the two brothers who founded the company noted in an open letter Thursday (April 14) addressed to the “Stripe community.”

But John and Patrick Collison cautioned, “Since a lot of this came from one-time behavioral adjustments caused by the pandemic, 2022 won’t match the same level of growth.”

The privately held company, co-based in San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland, does not release financial statements publicly. As a result, the annual letter provides much of what the public learns of Stripe’s performance.

The brothers stated in the letter that the growth was due in part to the average daily addition of 1,400 companies and nonprofits as customers. Throughout 2021, an average of more than 100 Stripe clients a day surpassed the $1 million in lifetime Stripe-processed sales mark. Stripe stated it is working with “more than 50”…

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