From crypto to banking to e-commerce, PayPal is expanding its offerings beyond payment acceptance. We take a look at the company's acquisitions, investments, and partnerships to analyze its strategy.
Payments giant PayPal has forged hundreds of strategic business partnerships, invested in more than 30 different companies, and even made a handful of acquisitions over the last 2 years.
Many of these relationships extend beyond PayPal’s core offering of payments processing. Since 2020, the company’s partnership, investment, and acquisition activity points to 2 long-term goals: entry into global markets and expanding into other financial services industries along with crypto and blockchain.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered the 5 most important strategic priorities highlighted by PayPal’s recent acquisitions, investments, and partnerships. We then categorized companies by their business relationships with PayPal across these priorities.
- Payment acceptance
- E-commerce & point-of-sale (POS)
- Crypto & blockchain