Payments company Stripe is to push its expansion further into Central and Eastern Europe, offering services in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
In Southern Europe the company, founded and led by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, is also growing into Greece and Portugal.
The expansion will be driven from its Dublin office, home to its first international engineering hub, and is aimed at tapping into a region with one of the highest densities of software developers in the world.
"Central and Eastern Europe has a lot of entrepreneurial and technological talent, and we believe even more of its companies could be expanding globally," said Felix Huber, Head of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa, at Stripe.
"Stripe aims to empower more companies from this region to export their creativity and ambition to the rest of the world."
The company has also announced that Eileen O'Mara, a former Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Salesforce’s International business, is joining Stripe as Revenue and Growth Lead for the Europe Middle East and Africa region.
She will be based in the company’s Dublin office.
The announcements were made as the firm, which now employs over 2,000 people, opens its Sessions conference in California.
At the event the company will also be disclosing further details of two new products – Stripe Capital and Stripe Corporate Cards - which are to launch in the US.
Stripe Capital will enable customers who use Stripe to raise funds when they need them, while Stripe Corporate Cards is a corporate card for Stripe users to manage employees’ corporate spending.
Stripe now has more than a million users globally and enables users to accept payments in over 130 currencies.
The company was most recently valued at $22.5bn following a $100 million fundraising in January.