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Block

1455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA
Website Company Summary Management Team
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital Partner) Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures Partner) Mary Meeker (Kleiner Perkins Partner) Lawrence H Summers (President Clinton's Treasury Secretary) David Viniar (Goldman Sachs Group Former CFO) Jim McKelvey (Block co-Founder) Earvin “Magic” Johnson (Magic Johnson Enterprises CEO) Randy Garutti (Shake Shack CEO) Paul Deighton (UK Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Former Commercial Secretary) Naveen Rao (Intel VP Artificial Intelligence Products Group) Amy Brooks (NBA President, Team Marketing & Business Operations) Darren Walker (Ford Foundation President) Jay-Z Carter (entertainer)
Former outside board: Howard Schultz (Starbucks President/CEO);  Ruth Simmons (Brown University Former President)
Company

Business description: Block, formerly Square, common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, Australia, UK, and Japan. Square offices are located in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, St. Louis, Kitchener-Waterloo, Dublin, London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Tokyo.
Partners include: Whole Foods
Capital

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Oct 2014   Sep 2012
Capital raised: 590.0M
Last Round: 150.0M
Ownership: Public   Ipo Filing
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VCs include: Kleiner Perkins Sequoia CapitalSierra VenturesMission VenturesSapphire VenturesKhosla VenturesFirst Round Capital;  Rizvi Traverse Management Sozo Ventures;  Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
Corporate investors: VisaStarbucks Citi Ventures

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Overview
Record updated: Dec 2021
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 2009
Headcount: 7001-10000 as of Dec 2021
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Oct 2014   Sep 2012
Capital Raised: 590.0M
Last Round: 150.0M
Ownership: Public   Ipo Filing