June 29, 2011

Technology Company to Watch: Square

Filed under: Technology,That's Just Cool — Emily Reeves @ 1:47 pm

This week I talked to Roby Brock at Talk Business about technology IPOs, specifically social media IPOs. Although not a social media company, Square is a technology company that is much talked about of late and one to keep an eye on for future growth.

Square, founded and run by Jack Dorsey (also co-founder of Twitter), is a product and software that allows any smart phone user to accept credit card payments through their phones. The company announced late yesterday that it had raised $100 million in venture funding. “The new round of funding means that Square’s value has jumped more than 6x in the last six months.”

It seems that Jack Dorsey has been everywhere lately. He was recently honored in Fast Company as one of the 100 most creative people in business for 2011. And, he has a great talk available through the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders podcast series.

Keep Square and Jack Dorsey on your radar for great things to come.

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