John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. The pair turned to Silicon Valley when they could not get funding in Ireland.

Amid the laudatory media coverage that greeted the disclosure last month that start-up Stripe had been valued at $1.75 billion (€1.28 billion) (...)

Patrick Collison: “We’ve had our co-founder bust-ups, but the difference is that we got them out of the way at age three and five.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Few people head up their own multinational company before they turn 25. Not only can Patrick Collison say that he has achieved that milestone, but the(...)

Cofounder of Stripe Patrick Collison. The company has  opened a private beta for the service in Australia. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Payment provider Stripe has taken the next step in its global expansion, opening a private beta in Australia. The company announced the test phase ear(...)