Major investment from Silicon Valley 

Iconiq Capital, a Silicon Valley fund backed by an incredible lineup of billionaire investors such as Mark Zuckerberg, has just invested an unknown sum in the Amsterdam-based payments company Adyen. According to Business Insider UK, the investment has now brought Adyen's valuation up to just over €2 billion.

Amsterdam’s Adyen continues to thrive

Adyen is a payment company based in Amsterdam that provides services for companies like Facebook, Uber and Netflix. The company was founded in Amsterdam in 2006, and has gradually built a business around a mixture of payment services that combine online, offline and mobile transactions and refunds. They also offer cross-border payments, and analytics services to track what is selling and where.

Adyen combines everything into one platform that lets companies accept various payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, and even bitcoin. 

That combination has proven to be fairly unique and in demand, as Adyen’s CEO and co-founder Pieter van der Does told TechCrunch. “Payments in the U.S. are good, but if you look at payment services for global merchants, the list is pretty thin,” he said. “Our promise is that we have all kinds of payments services covered with one contract.”

List of clients continues to expand

Since the end of last year, Adyen has started to work with Netflix, Survey Monkey, Eventbrite, and DropBox in the US, and EasyJet and BlaBlaCar in Europe.