t: @klarna

CEO:    Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Founder(s):   Niklas Adalberth, Victor Jacobsson, Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Founded: 2005

Sectors:   Payments

HQ: Stockholm, Sweden

In The Hall of Fame .... for Simplifying Buying & Selling

Klarna (its name means clear) was founded in Stockholm in 2005 with the idea to simplify buying. Today, it has more than 1,400 employees and is active on 18 markets, serving 45 million consumers and working with 65,000 merchants. It expects revenues to rise by about 40 percent this year as it moves into the U.S. market.