This company develops technology that enables business such as TransferWise and Adidas to process online payments faster and more efficiently. Founded by chief executive Guillaume Pousaz, 38, in 2012, Checkout.com integrates different payment methods, currency conversion, fraud protection and data reporting in a single platform. In May, in its first round of external investment, it raised $230m from investors including DST Global and Insight Partners, valuing the business at almost $2bn. Its nine offices across Europe, America and Asia helped sales, which consist of platform and transaction fees, hit £55.7m in 2018.
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