Square, Inc.

Square, Inc.

Square, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2009

Headquarters

1455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, California, 94103, United States

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

3,349

Industries

Computer Software
Other Business & Consulting Services
Market & Policy Research
Appliances & Electronics
Accounting & Financial Services
Retail & Commercial Banking
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

Square, Inc. engages in the provision of credit card payment processing solutions. It is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. Once a seller downloads the Square Point of Sale mobile app, they can quickly and easily take their first payment, typically within minutes. Once on this system, sellers gain access to features such as next-day settlements, digital receipts, payment dispute management, data security, and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. The firm offers additional point-of-sale services, financial services, and marketing services. The company was founded by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey in February 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Chief Accounting Officer

Security & Knowledge Platform Lead

Head-Communication & Policy, People Lead

Seller Lead

Cash App Lead

Lead-Hardware

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at Square, Inc.

Co-Founder at Square, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Shake Shack, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President at Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP

Former General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

President at Prairie View A&M University

Partner at Sequoia Capital

President Emeritus at Harvard University

Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

Chief Innovation Officer at National Basketball Association, Inc.

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VGI performs fundamental analysis to select investments primarily in equity securities, but also in private equity and other financial instruments. The firm invests in companies around the world that operate in a wide range of industries. They use leverage to magnify the effects of its investment selections. In their fundamental approach to investment selection for the funds, VGI generally performs a number of tasks that may include the following: detailed review of a company's products and services; market analyses to estimate the size of the future market for such products and services; interviews with a company's management team; discussions with a company's current and potential customers and competitors; consultation with industry experts; and where appropriate, a review of the macroeconomic, regulatory and technological dynamics affecting a company's prospects. They may also discuss their investment research and analysis with other industry participants. They also analyzes a company's financial information, paying particular attention to its assets, return on capital, consistency of earnings growth, organic revenue growth and free cash-flow generation.

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Jennison Associates has expertise in a range of equity strategies across styles and market-caps, as well as fixed income strategies. The firm manages portfolios based on internal fundamental research, bottom-up security selection and a highly interactive investment process. Jennison Associates specializes in fundamental analysis, which involves attempting to gain insight into the future value of a company by studying company-specific and market-related quantitative (such as financial statements) and qualitative (such as quality of company management or products) information. Although portfolio managers ultimately make investment decisions for the portfolios they manage, they work closely with research analysts and other portfolio managers in a dynamic and continuous process of updating and debating investment ideas and company-specific convictions. They use quantitative tools to create and manage some of their customized equity portfolios and their quantitatively hedged portfolios.

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LCP's investment strategy for their funds is driven by fundamental, bottom-up research. Their fundamental research includes, without limitation, the following methods: meeting with company management (and conducting reference checks where practicable), speaking with customers, competitors and suppliers, consultation with industry experts and reading publicly available information and financial filings. In providing investment management and advisory services to their funds, LPC formulates its investment objectives, directs and manages the investment and reinvestment of the LPC Funds' assets, and provides reports to the investors in the LPC Funds.

Recent Transactions
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DoorDash, Inc. purchases Caviar, Inc. from Square, Inc.

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Square, Inc. purchases Eloquent Labs, Inc. from Khosla Ventures LLC, X Seed Management Co. LLC, Alchemist Accelerator LLC

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Square, Inc. purchases Weebly, Inc. from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures Management Co. LLC, Y Combinator LLC

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onTiger Global Management LLC, Victory Park Capital Advisors LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Sequoia Capital, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures LLC, First Round Capital, Rizvi Traverse Management LLC, Square, Inc., SV Angel LLC, Benchmark Capital Holdings Co. LLC, Tuesday Capital, Citi Ventures, Inc. purchase Kili Technology Corp. from Blue Sky Capital Corp

Legal Advisor

Advised onSquare, Inc. purchases Weebly, Inc. from FLOODGATE Fund LP, Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures Management Co. LLC, Y Combinator LLC

Escrow Agent

Advised onSquare, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advised onTiger Global Management LLC, Victory Park Capital Advisors LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Sequoia Capital, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures LLC, First Round Capital, Rizvi Traverse Management LLC, Square, Inc., SV Angel LLC, Benchmark Capital Holdings Co. LLC, Tuesday Capital, Citi Ventures, Inc. purchase Kili Technology Corp. from Blue Sky Capital Corp

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Advised onTiger Global Management LLC, Victory Park Capital Advisors LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Sequoia Capital, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures LLC, First Round Capital, Rizvi Traverse Management LLC, Square, Inc., SV Angel LLC, Benchmark Capital Holdings Co. LLC, Tuesday Capital, Citi Ventures, Inc. purchase Kili Technology Corp. from Blue Sky Capital Corp

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Advised onTiger Global Management LLC, Victory Park Capital Advisors LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Sequoia Capital, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures LLC, First Round Capital, Rizvi Traverse Management LLC, Square, Inc., SV Angel LLC, Benchmark Capital Holdings Co. LLC, Tuesday Capital, Citi Ventures, Inc. purchase Kili Technology Corp. from Blue Sky Capital Corp

Advisors & Consultants
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Co-Chair, Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Cooley LLP

Clients

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Intuit, Inc. engages in the provision of business and financial management solutions. It operates through the following segments: Small Business and Self-Employed; Consumer; and Strategic Partner. The Small Business and Self-Employed segment offers QuickBooks financial and business management online services and desktop software, payroll solutions, payment processing solutions, and financing for small businesses. The Consumer segment includes do-it-yourself and assisted TurboTax income tax preparation products and services. The Strategic Partner segment comprises professional tax offerings, which include Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile, and ProConnect Tax Online among professional accountants. The company was founded by Scott D. Cook and Thomas A. Proulx in March 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

GoDaddy, Inc. engages in the provision of domain name registration and web hosting services. It provides website building, hosting, and security tools. The company was founded by Robert R. Parsons on January 1997 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$28.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$22.5B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.09
Revenue
$3.3B
Net Profit
$-38.4M
EBITDA
$117M
EBITDAMargin
3.55%
Total Debt
$900M
Total Equity
$1.12B
Enterprise Value Sales
6.82x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
192.1x
TEVNet Income
-585.11x
Debt TEV
0.04x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
37.56%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
42.95%
Political Donations
$146
2012
$1,185
2012
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2012
Investments
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Reksee, Inc. develops software for custom travel planning. The company was founded by Leiti Hsu, Amy Guo and Susan Ho in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Eventbrite, Inc. provides event management services encompassing online ticketing, event hosting, organization, promotion and advertising. The company was founded by Alan Michael Braverman, Renaud Visage, Kevin E. Hartz and Julia Hartz in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Investors
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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) focuses on investments in the life sciences, biodefense, green technology, information technology and companies with new technologies related to the iPhone and iPod touchpad platform.The firm's information technology investments focus on the consumer, enterprise, semiconductors, security and communications industries. They invest primarily in early-stage ventures that are incubating new companies with proven entrepreneurs and good ideas.KPCB's life sciences investments include medical devices, drugs, vaccines, personalized medicine, diagnostics and healthcare information technology and services. Their pandemic and biodefense investment initiative focuses on investments in companies with innovations in disease surveillance, rapid diagnostics, new vaccine technology, portable and less expensive manufacturing of vaccines and new antiviral drugs.The firm's iFund invests in market-changing ideas and products that extend the iPhone and iPod touch platform. The Fund invests across all sizes and stages. KPCB targets investments in companies that are developing applications, services and components. Their specific areas of interest include: location-based services, social networking, eCommerce (including advertising and payments), communication and entertainment.

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Sequoia Capital invests in seed to early stage companies. The firm focuses on energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets.

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Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Lookout, Inc.

Suppliers
Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. Trusts & Funds | Los Angeles, CA

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate company focused on owning, operating and acquiring high-quality office properties and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select growth markets primarily in Northern and Southern California. The Company’s strategic investment program targets high barrier-to-entry, in-fill locations with favorable, long-term supply-demand characteristics in select target markets including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Its portfolio includes 19 wholly owned properties totaling approximately 4.9 million square feet, strategically located in many of the Company’s target markets.

Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services | MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Apple, Inc. Other Manufacturing | Cupertino, CA

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

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