Inside the Deal: Big retail sector, Drive Capital connection brought Klarna to Columbus

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Evan Weese.

Columbus reminds Klarna Group co-founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski of Stockholm, Sweden, and that, along with the city’s retailing chops and a connection to a local venture capitalist, helped seal the deal to bring the company here.

The CEO of the online payments provider selected Columbus as the North American headquarters for the company as it expands to the U.S., announcing plans Wednesday to add 82 jobs here in the coming years.

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Originally published December 3, 2014.

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