As Stripe’s valuation continues to soar, many investors are wondering if there’s an IPO in the works. When will Stripe go public, and will it debut through a traditional IPO, SPAC, or direct listing? Can you invest in Stripe before it goes public? Stripe, headquartered both in California and Ireland, provides digital payment processing services. Similar to PayPal (PYPL) and Square (SQ), Stripe has benefited from the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the shift to online shopping. Investors have seen huge gains from PYPL and SQ, and that’s fueling interest in Stripe stock.