Dutch fintech start-up Mollie’s payments platform in action.
LONDON — Mollie was a relatively little-known company before Covid-19. Now, it’s one of Europe’s biggest fintechs.
The Amsterdam-based online payments processor finally became a “unicorn” valued at more than $1 billion in September, more than a decade after it was founded by Dutch entrepreneur Adriaan Mol in 2004.
On Tuesday, Mollie announced it had raised $800 million in a mega financing round valuing the company at $6.5 billion. That makes it the third-largest fintech unicorn in Europe after rival firm Checkout.com, according to CB Insights data.
Mollie’s founder said the company originally got its start as a text…