Analysis: Stripe announcement shows Dublin will become key to company’s global strategy
Large expansion in Ireland rather than California proves importance of European market to the Collison-founded company
Stripe’s latest funding round and valuation is interesting but the announcement of an extra 1,000 jobs in Dublin tells a far bigger story
Sunday evening is not the normal time for big tech stories to break unless the words “breach” and “significant” are included. Stripe however chose that unusual time to announce a new funding round, including investment by Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund, that brings its valuation to US$95 billion (€80 million approx).
That’s obviously ...