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Bolt

One-click checkout solution for online payments

501-1000 employees
  • Fintech
  • B2C
  • B2B
  • Payments
  • eCommerce
Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

Company mission

To democratize commerce by setting a new standard for buying and selling online.

Top investors

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-15% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Designed to replace existing checkout models and make buying on any device easy and safe, Bolt provides a one-click checkout solution. Its online shopping software is utilized by companies like Brooks Brothers and Forever 21. As well as supporting all major card providers and alternative payment methods like PayPal, customers also don't need a username or password. This reduces cart abandonment and increases merchant conversion rates.

The company has seen impressive growth, annually processing more than $1 billion in retail transactions across its 300+ retailers. While Bolt has won the race against Google, who tried, and failed with Google Checkout, there are other 'one-click' competitors to watch out for, including Square, who has over 30 million monthly active users.

Benefits

  • 11 paid company holidays per year, 5 additional floating holidays, & your birthday off
  • Four-Day Workweek, flexible working hours, & unlimited PTO time to promote a healthy work-life balance
  • Learning & Development stipend to grow your skills
  • Early Exercise program to help Bolters maximize the value of their equity
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees
  • Remote First location policy to allow team members to live where they choose
  • Paid parental leave to support you and your family
  • Work from home stipend to help you succeed in a remote environment
  • 401K program to help you invest in your future

Company values

  • Win-Win Partnerships - Bolt thinks critically about culture. 
They’re not just a list of values on the wall, they’re instilled into our everyday practices. We create an environment where the best ideas win, not the loudest voices in the room
  • Writing > Talking - We value writing over talking, it promotes systematic thought and reasoned arguments; creates a results-oriented mindset, removes the influence of the loudest voices in the room, and fosters collaboration across the organization
  • Live Curiously - We believe a learning and growth mindset is how we evolve and grow as a business and as individuals. At its core, a growth mindset requires curiosity, humility, and openness to giving and receiving feedback from everyone we work with
  • Founder Mentality - We embrace the founder mentality — that means approaching every problem as if we owned the company (because we do), having a bias for action, and doing everything possible to achieve our goals
  • United + Unique - Our team is united by many shared values (hunger to solve hard problems, passion for our mission, thoughtfulness, etc). But we also value the strength that comes when we acknowledge, respect, and embrace our unique histories, skills, and experiences. And, we firmly believe that we win when we are united in our differences
  • Be 20% Wrong, Chase 10X - We move fast, take risks, and chase big outcomes wherever possible. We act fearlessly, take action without waiting for consensus, experiment, fail (and learn from it) and try again

Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Jan 2022

$355m

SERIES E

Oct 2021

$60m

SERIES C

$963m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Ryan Breslow

(Chairman)

They studied Computer Science at Stanford before working as a Stanford-StartX Coach for 4 years and founding Bolt in 2015. Stepped down as CEO to assume the role of Chairman. They found the company Love in Jan 2022.

Maju Kuruvilla

(CEO, not founder)

Extensive history in software engineering. Former VP of Amazon. Took on the role of CPTO at Bolt before subsequently going on to become the company CEO.

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