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The People With Power at Stripe as It Gets Closer to an IPO

Stripe CEO Patrick Collison has said the e-commerce payments company he and his brother co-founded 10 years ago needs to finish “core pillars of the product” before it goes public. In the meantime, the Collisons have been hiring senior Amazon and General Motors executives with the critical experience to do just that.

The Information’s inaugural org chart on $36 billion valuation Stripe shows how the co-founders have organized senior management with inspiration from Amazon and an eye to keeping Stripe’s open culture intact. The leadership structure of the 2,800-person company also reveals how one of tech’s most closely watched private firms is preparing for its next chapter.

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