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Patrick and John Collison have turned heads in Silicon Valley since their teen years as innovators, so when they started Stripe, it was no surprise that it became a game-changer in online transactions. The brothers founded the company after debates on the difficulty of accepting payments on the web. They looked for a way to make the process simpler, especially for developers (it was even called “/Dev/Payments” in the early stages). The product grew through word-of-mouth, powered by iterations that guaranteed the constant improvement of user experience. The company’s products streamlines online payments and billings. It has been the choice portal of tech startups, as well as big names like music streaming site Spotify and collaboration hub Slack. In the coming years, it’s pegged to expand its international reach and to develop features for larger companies who wish to use their platform.