Klarna was founded in 2005 in Stockholm, Sweden with the aim of making it easier for people to shop online. In the last 14 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 now one of Europe’s largest banks and is providing payment solutions for 70 million consumers across 170,000 merchants in 17 countries. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment 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.
Klarna Inc. is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in New York City. We’ve built an all-star international team hailing from the world’s best companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, Zynga, Experian, Palantir, imo.im, PayPal and American Express.
Klarna is a part of The Klarna Group.
- Total end-customers: 70,000,000
- Total number of merchants: 170,000
- Number of transactions per day: 1,000,000
- Number of employees: 2,500
- E-commerce Market Share Northern Europe: 10%