Klarna was founded in 2005 to create safer, simpler and more fun online shopping. We do this by letting the consumer receive the goods first and pay afterwards, while we assume the credit and fraud risks on goods from the e-stores. The goal is to allow sellers and buyers across the world to shop with each other – smoothly and seamlessly. We currently have more than 600 people working on exactly that. Together, Klarna has an established presence in six European countries, but we are not satisfied with that. We want our existing stores to have the opportunity to sell to even more people, and we want to offer more fun payment solutions to our consumers.
With Klarna invoice, your customers can shop easily by only giving minimal information and avoiding long registration processes. The customer also receives the goods first and pays later, which makes shopping safe.
Klarna closes 155 million dollar financing to accelerate global expansion
Stockholm, Sweden – 9 December, 2011 – Klarna, an online payments service that lets people shop safely and simply, announced today that it has received $155 million of financing from DST Global and General Atlantic. With the support of its new investors and continuing investor Sequoia Capital, Klarna will use the capital to expand into new geographies, hire more world-class talent and fuel its rapid growth in existing markets.
Klarna ehdolla Crunchies 2011 awards-kisassa Vuoden parhaaksi start-up-yritykseksi
The 2011 Crunchies is annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.
The Crunchies is co-hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch. The Crunchies award ceremony takes place on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
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