Klarna was founded in 2005 in Stockholm, Sweden with the aim of making it easier for people to shop online. In the last 17 years, technology has evolved, excited, and transformed the world around us, yet our mission remains as relevant as ever – to make paying as simple, safe and above all, smoooth as possible.
Klarna is the leading global payments and shopping service, providing smarter and more flexible shopping and purchase experiences to 147 million active consumers across more than 400,000 merchants in 45 countries. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and instalment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to.
When the company acquired SOFORT in 2014 the Klarna Group was formed. Klarna is backed by investors such as Sequoia Capital, Bestseller, Permira, Visa and Atomico.
About the Klarna Group.
- Total active consumers: 147,000,000
- Total number of merchants: 400,000+
- Number of transactions per day: 2,000,000
- Number of employees: 5,000