Adyen is a global payment company that allows businesses to receive payments for e-commerce, mobile and point of sale. Adyen has over 3,500 customers and is listed on the Euronext stock exchange.
Adyen offers merchants online services for receiving electronic payments by means of payment methods including credit cards, bank payments such as debit cards, bank transfers, and online banking based real-time bank transfers. Adyen online payment platform joins payment methods worldwide. Payment methods include international credit cards, local cash methods such as Boleto in Brazil, and Internet banking methods such as iDEAL in the Netherlands. The Technology Platform acts as a payment gateway, a payment service provider, and offers risk management and local acquisitions.
Adyen was founded in 2006 by a team of payment industry professionals (the senior management team comes from Bibit and has been collaborating for almost twelve years), including Pieter van der Does and Arnout Schuijff, now CEO and CTO. The company is based in Amsterdam and employs about 800 people in offices in thirteen countries.
The name Adyen means ‘start again’ in Sranan Tongo. This is a reference to this being the second founders’ project, after Bibit.
In 2015, Adyen achieved a $ 2.3 billion award, making it the sixth largest unicorn in Europe.
In 2016, Adyen ranked 10th in the Forbes Cloud 100 list.
In 2017, it was # 5 in the Forbes Cloud 100 list.
In April 2017, the company was granted a European banking license, which gives it the status of an acquisition bank.
In November 2017, Adyen worked with Air Canada to provide international payment solutions for airline customers.
On May 24, 2018, the company announced that it would make the company public by listing shares in Amsterdam. The IPO was held on 13 June 2018.