July 28, 2014 7:12 PM ET


Company Overview of Square, Inc.

Company Overview

Square, Inc. provides credit card reader applications for iPhone, Android, and iPad devices. The company offers Square Register, which enables merchants to accept payments on smartphones and iPad; and Square Wallet that links the credit or debit card and makes payments. It also offers third party accessories, such as a cash drawer, receipt printer, and barcode scanner online; and Square Stand, which turns an iPad into a complete point of sale solution that is available through Apple retail stores and Best Buy stores for brick and mortar businesses in the United States. The company was formerly known as Seashell, Inc. Square, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.

1455 Market Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Founded in 2009



Key Executives for Square, Inc.

Age: 37
Co-Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 41
Vice President of Communications & Brand Marketing
Age: 40
Vice President of International
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Square, Inc. Key Developments

Caviar Is Reportedly In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

Caviar is in talks to be acquired by Square, Inc. a deal that could be worth at least $100 million, according to several sources. "While we’ve heard the deal is slated to take place over the next couple of weeks, these things could always fall apart", reported TechCrunch.

Square, Inc. opens permanent office in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Square, Inc. announced that it will open a permanent office in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. The office will be located at 305 King Street in downtown Kitchener and will open in Spring 2014. The new office will allow Square to expand its Canadian team to more than 30 employees.

Square Denies Discussions With Google

Roelof Botha, Board Member of Square, Inc. denied acquisition talks with Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL). “There is a lot of misinformation about Square right now, there were no discussions about a sale,” Roelof Botha said.

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