Stripe, which is based in San Francisco and employs 2,000 people, is among a handful of firms that have thrived during lockdown. Since early March, the company has processed more than $1bn (£800m) of payments exclusively for new clients. Estimates from Forbes suggest the company’s revenue could be as high as $3.4bn from processing $200bn worth of transactions. Those figures point to the extraordinary scale at which businesses have been forced into digitising.
Stripe has revelled in facilitating those transformations. By offering what is essentially a one-stop shop for taking payments online, it has found itself perfectly placed to rack