Adyen on fire

AMSTERDAM | Adyen - the global omnichannel payments platform - has closed $250 million in funding. Adyen will use the investment to further accelerate growth, continue to expand its strong international presence and fuel global adoption of its platform.

Accept almost any type of payment

Adyen’s technology gives businesses the ability to accept almost any type of payment, anywhere in the world, across any payment channel — whether online, on a mobile device, or in-store. With global expansion as a key growth driver for companies around the world, the global e-commerce market is expected to grow from $1.5 trillion today to $2.4 trillion in 2018.

Yet, historically, most payments have been processed using legacy platforms on dated infrastructure, not optimized for today’s commerce needs. Adyen has designed and built a global, omni-channel (online, mobile and in-store) platform that solves this problem.

Among the new generation of payment platforms, Adyen is unique in allowing merchants to accept payments from nearly every country in the world and in 187 currencies. The company manages transactions end-to-end through direct connections with all major credit card companies, and accepts more than 250 payment methods, including Apple Pay, Alipay in China, Boletos in Brazil, Qiwi in Russia, SEPA Direct Debit in Europe and Konbini in Japan.

Additionally, thanks to its omni-channel platform, Adyen has the ability to process payments made online, in-store or on mobile devices. This enables retailers to deliver compelling shopping experiences, whether through express checkout, home delivery of in-store purchases or in-store returns of online purchases.

Adyen's 21st century payment platform

“In a world where consumers from different regions vary in how they prefer to pay for their goods and services, the leading online merchants depend on Adyen to power global commerce,” said Pieter van der Does, CEO, Adyen. “We are proud to be the preferred partner to work with global businesses, and are seeing a surge in demand across retail, travel, gaming, advertising, transportation and social media. Adyen has built a 21st century payment platform that is far ahead of the competition.”

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Facebook, Spotify and Airbnb

Adyen is the partner of choice for more than 3,500 customers globally, including four of the five largest U.S. Internet companies. Facebook works with Adyen to process global transactions for its games and ads activities in 137 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Spotify partners with Adyen to enable subscription purchases in 58 countries and 22 different currencies and Airbnb relies on Adyen to allow global hosts and guests to use local payment methods such as Alipay in China.

Accelerate growth

The funding round was led by global growth equity investor General Atlantic, with additional participation from Temasek, Index Ventures and Felicis Ventures.

On the heels of a 100 percent annual increase in payment transaction volume and revenues, Adyen will use the $250 million investment to further accelerate growth, continue to expand its strong international presence and fuel global adoption of its platform, with particular emphasis in the North American and Asia Pacific markets. This funding will allow the company to continue to build innovative tools to help its customers capitalize on the vast omni-channel opportunity.

"We believe that Adyen is very well-positioned to extend its position as the leading global payments solution in the years to come”,  said Jonathan Korngold, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Financial Services Sector.

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Sourced from Press Release by Adyen, December 16th, 2014

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