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Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Chief Executive Officer Klarna AB

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Sebastian Siemiatkowski Biography

Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the CEO and one of Klarna’s three founders. He started Klarna in 2005, together with the two friends Niklas Adalberth and Victor Jacobsson, during a competition at the Stockholm School of Economics, and is now listed as one of Fortune's 40 under 40 and changing the way the world shops.

Siemiatkowski was one of the first to recognize the growing appeal of services that let consumers make installment payments for things they buy online. He founded one such service, Klarna, in his native Sweden in 2005 and has become a leader in this niche of the financial industry—so much so that Elle described him as “the man behind the ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ shopping revolution.” Another publication called Siemiatkowski’s company a “cool lender” wildly popular with Gen Z. Klarna raised $460 million in late 2019, and its founder recently predicted COVID will “permanently change the way we shop.”

The idea for the company was founded during a business idea competition hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics and its partners. Siemiatkowski and his friends managed to go to the final and pitched the idea in front of Sweden’s greatest investors and businessmen. They were rejected by all the ‘dragons’ and lost the final. But they kept their belief of one day becoming a great company and started Klarna anyway. Klarna has quickly expanded to become one of Europe’s leading payment solutions provider, with support from Sequioa Capital and Investment AB Öresund.

Siemiatkowski has a masters degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. Sebastian was together with Niklas and Victor awarded “Ã…rets manliga stjärnskott” by Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year region Stockholm in 2009.

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  • Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski on PayPal, Depop and China

    What have you been buying during lockdown? If you’ve lost your job or been furloughed, probably very little, but for those still employed, deprived of so many other forms of entertainment, online shopping has become one way of passing the evenings with purchases rapidly becoming more and more bizarre. “I spent all yesterday mulling over buying a weighted blanket,” a friend messaged me. “I...

  • Smoooth payments, shopping, and now banking – Interview with Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski

    Who would have imagined that Sebastian Siemiatkowski and Niklas Adalberth would go from flipping burgers at Burger King to co-founding one of Europe’s most successful fintechs? Not them. But according to Sebastian, they had plenty of time to think while working fast food and later, travelling on cargo ships. Match that with an education in economics, and some creative business ideas can surface.

  • Meet The Man Behind The 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Shopping Revolution

    Have you had breakfast?', the co-founder and CEO of Klarna, Sebastian Siemiatkowski asks in a strong accent that is part-Arnold Schwarzenegger, part-Yogi Bear. He is late – one of his children is ill – and flushed from the February cold when he arrives at the Stockholm headquarters* of the $5 billion company he founded as a student. Introductions made, he quickly hangs up his smart woollen...

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Sebastian Siemiatkowski Biography

Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the CEO and one of Klarna’s three founders. He started Klarna in 2005, together with the two friends Niklas Adalberth and Victor Jacobsson, during a competition at the Stockholm School of Economics, and is now listed as one of Fortune's 40 under 40 and changing the way the world shops.

Siemiatkowski was one of the first to recognize the growing appeal of services that let consumers make installment payments for things they buy online. He founded one such service, Klarna, in his native Sweden in 2005 and has become a leader in this niche of the financial industry—so much so that Elle described him as “the man behind the ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ shopping revolution.” Another publication called Siemiatkowski’s company a “cool lender” wildly popular with Gen Z. Klarna raised $460 million in late 2019, and its founder recently predicted COVID will “permanently change the way we shop.”

The idea for the company was founded during a business idea competition hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics and its partners. Siemiatkowski and his friends managed to go to the final and pitched the idea in front of Sweden’s greatest investors and businessmen. They were rejected by all the ‘dragons’ and lost the final. But they kept their belief of one day becoming a great company and started Klarna anyway. Klarna has quickly expanded to become one of Europe’s leading payment solutions provider, with support from Sequioa Capital and Investment AB Öresund.

Siemiatkowski has a masters degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. Sebastian was together with Niklas and Victor awarded “Ã…rets manliga stjärnskott” by Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year region Stockholm in 2009.

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  • How to book Sebastian Siemiatkowski?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sebastian Siemiatkowski for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sebastian Siemiatkowski, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sebastian Siemiatkowski or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sebastian Siemiatkowski?

    Booking fees for Sebastian Siemiatkowski, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sebastian Siemiatkowski, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sebastian Siemiatkowski?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sebastian Siemiatkowski for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sebastian Siemiatkowski for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sebastian Siemiatkowski or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sebastian Siemiatkowski or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Sebastian Siemiatkowski News

  • Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski on PayPal, Depop and China

    What have you been buying during lockdown? If you’ve lost your job or been furloughed, probably very little, but for those still employed, deprived of so many other forms of entertainment, online shopping has become one way of passing the evenings with purchases rapidly becoming more and more bizarre. “I spent all yesterday mulling over buying a weighted blanket,” a friend messaged me. “I...

  • Smoooth payments, shopping, and now banking – Interview with Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski

    Who would have imagined that Sebastian Siemiatkowski and Niklas Adalberth would go from flipping burgers at Burger King to co-founding one of Europe’s most successful fintechs? Not them. But according to Sebastian, they had plenty of time to think while working fast food and later, travelling on cargo ships. Match that with an education in economics, and some creative business ideas can surface.

  • Meet The Man Behind The 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Shopping Revolution

    Have you had breakfast?', the co-founder and CEO of Klarna, Sebastian Siemiatkowski asks in a strong accent that is part-Arnold Schwarzenegger, part-Yogi Bear. He is late – one of his children is ill – and flushed from the February cold when he arrives at the Stockholm headquarters* of the $5 billion company he founded as a student. Introductions made, he quickly hangs up his smart woollen...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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