This company has developed a platform that allows businesses such as Samsung and Adidas to process online payments faster and more efficiently. Founded by chief executive Guillaume Pousaz, 39, in 2012, Checkout.com integrates different payment methods, currency conversion, fraud protection and data reporting on to a single platform. In June, it raised $150m from investors including US hedge fund Coatue and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, in a round that valued the business at $5.5bn. It has added more than 500 customers over the past year, helping sales reach £114.7m in 2019. It is reportedly considering an IPO in New York.
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