Trouble and Stripe: The tech company that everybody loves is facing a backlash

The Collison brothers from Dromineer, Co Tipperary – worth $11.4 billion each – have seen their payments empire under fire from within and without, from its own disgruntled sales force and also from competitors

Patrick and John Collison, founders of Stripe: ‘We should certainly be open to the possibility that we could have handled things better’

Until recently you'd have been hard pressed to find anyone who had a bad word to say about Stripe or its founders, Patrick and John Collison. But this has now changed.

Stripe, which is in its 12th year, has of late been receiving bad press. The company has increasingly found itself in the line of fire recently with competitors accusing it of employing underhand tactics. An article published last week in the Information, a subscriber-only ...