was founded in Stockholm in 2005 with the idea of simplifying buying. We do this by letting the consumer receive the goods first and pay afterwards, while we assume the credit and fraud risks for the merchants. Today, Klarna is one of Europe’s fastest growing companies. In 2014 we joined forces with SOFORT and formed Klarna Group. Klarna Group has more than 1 200 employees and is active on 18 markets. We serve 35 million consumers and work with 50 000 merchants. Our goal is to become the world’s favorite way to buy.
Klarna believes in the great potential of the European tech community. We want to help build a tech-friendly Europe that creates opportunities for the next generation of European startups to compete on the global market.
Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO