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August 28, 2015 4:38 PM ET


Company Overview of Square, Inc.

Company Overview

Square, Inc. develops point-of-sale software. It provides Square Register, a point-of-sale system that takes care of digital receipts, inventory, and sales reports, as well as provides analytics and feedback. The company serves big and small businesses from bakeries to retailers around the world. Its product, Square Register, is available in the App Store and on Google Play. Square, Inc. was formerly known as Seashell, Inc. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.

1455 Market Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Founded in 2009





Key Executives for Square, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 38
Co-Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 42
Head of Customer Acquisition
Vice President of Communications & Brand Marketing
Age: 41
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Square, Inc. Key Developments

Square Ready For IPO

Square, Inc. is getting ready for its initial public offering (IPO).

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board Rejects Challenges from Square Inc

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has issued a final written decision confirming the patentability of five patent claims covering card-reader technology invented and owned by Washington University Professor Dr. Robert E. Morley Jr. In its decision, the PTAB rejected a series of challenges to U.S. Patent No. 8,584,946 filed by Square Inc.

Square, Inc. Reportedly Up For Sale

Square, Inc. may be available for sale. Ahead of heavy losses the company may plan to put itself on sale. Meanwhile, Forbes, citing unnamed sources, reported the company is trying to position itself for an IPO later this year. Square plans to file a "confidential" registration statement.

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