Patrick and John Collison founded Stripe in 2010
The fundraising valued Stripe at $95bn, more than two and a half times what it was valued this time last year when it raised $600m at a valuation of $36bn.
“We’re investing a ton more in Europe this year, particularly in Ireland,” said John Collison, President and co-founder of Stripe.
“Ireland is now a leading tech capital of Europe, with great talent and companies emerging all the time, we’re keen to help cement that position”.
Among those who have contributed to the fresh funding round are the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund managed by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), which will invest $50m.
“Stripe is an accelerator of global economic growth and a leader in sustainable finance. We are convinced that, despite making great progress over the last 10 years, most of Stripe’s success is yet to come,” said Conor O’Kelly, CEO of NTMA.
“We’re delighted to back Ireland’s and Europe’s most prominent success story, and, in doing so, to help millions of other ambitious companies become more competitive in the global economy”.
Allianz X, Axa, Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management and Sequoia Capital will also all contribute to the fundraising round.
The new roles in Dublin will be across a variety of teams, the company said, including engineering.
Stripe already employs around 300 staff in Dublin, which acts as its international headquarters, and 3,000 globally in 14 offices, with operations in 43 countries.
Dublin is Stripe’s fastest-growing international office and is home to a broad range of functions.
The company’s payment technology is used by a large number of Irish firms, including Intercom, LetsGetChecked and DoneDeal.
“This is fantastic news on the jobs front and the start of a really welcome partnership between the Irish state and Stripe,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar
“Over 1,000 new jobs will be created over the next 5 years. These are really good, well-paid, professional jobs and will be a real boost to the economy.”
Founded in 2010 by brothers Patrick and John Collison and launched a year later, the company counts big names like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Deliveroo, Salesforce and Shopify among its users.
The San Francisco based firm does not release revenue data, but says it processes hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions for millions of companies each year.
Last year it processed more commerce online than the entire value of the internet economy a decade ago when it was founded.
It recently added Mark Carney, the former Governor of the Bank of England, to its board.