BrainTree is a company that specializes in mobile and web payment systems for e-commerce companies. It provides a merchant account and a payment gateway, as well as fraud detection, 3d secure, data security, PCI compliance, payouts, and white-glove support capabilities.

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Parent CompanyPayPal
HQChicago, US
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BrainTree was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chicago, US

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Key People/Management at BrainTree

John MacIlwaine

John MacIlwaine

General Manager
Ramesh Sarukkai

Ramesh Sarukkai

Head of Engineering
Archana Puri

Archana Puri

Vice President and General Manager
Chad Blakeman

Chad Blakeman

Director of Risk Management
Jeff Ayars

Jeff Ayars

Head of Platform and Infrastructure
Tiffany Wood

Tiffany Wood

Director of Product Management
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BrainTree Office Locations

BrainTree has offices in Chicago, Austin, New York, San Francisco and in 4 other locations
Chicago, US (HQ)
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #800
Austin, US
7700 W Parmer Ln
New York, US
117 Barrow St 5th Floor
San Francisco, US
123 Townsend St 6th Floor, San Francisco
Sydney, AU
1 York St
Paris, FR
21 Rue de la Banque
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BrainTree Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$69 m


In total, BrainTree had raised $69 m. BrainTree is a subsidiary of PayPal

BrainTree Operating Metrics

Dec, 2018Sep, 2019


40 45


130 130



Transactions Yearly

6 b
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BrainTree Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
VenmoAugust 16, 2012$26.20 m

BrainTree Cybersecurity Score

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BrainTree News and Updates

Payment Security Markets, 2019 to 2024 - Major Players are CyberSource Corporation, Braintree Payment Solutions, Ingenico Group, and Elavon

DUBLIN, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Payment Security Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)" report has been added to's offering. The payment security market was valued at USD 14.41 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 30.05 billion by...

Former Paypal and Braintree exec Ottevanger joins Ecommpay as head of Apac

Leading payment service provider ECOMMPAY is proud to announce the appointment of Audrey Ottevanger... Hires Former PayPal and Braintree Leader Tyson Hackwood

HONG KONG, December 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, today announced the appointment of Tyson Hackwood to the leadership team as SVP, Head of Global Merchant Acquisition. Tyson will be expanding the reach and adoption of

Braintree adds Samsung Pay support

At Braintree, we’re focused on helping drive the future of commerce by offering our merchants the to...

A CEO who sold his company for $800 million has helped build four $1 billion companies — here’s why he thinks investors should get in early on one of tech’s unsexy, neglected markets

Bryan Johnson, who sold his company Braintree to PayPal for $800 million in 2013, has created a fund called OS Fund to invest in "deep tech" companies centered on the areas of science and technology. Of the 28 companies OS Fund has invested in since 2013, 26 saw an increase in their valuation, two…

MBTA raises parking fees at some lots and garages

The MBTA is hiking parking fees to as high as $10 per day at some of its busiest lots and garages while reducing fees at less busy lots
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BrainTree Blogs

Strong Customer Authentication in Australia: Understanding AusPayNet’s CNP Fraud Mitigation Framework

In an effort to combat increase in online card fraud, the Australian Payments Network have issued new rules surrounding Strong Customer Authentication.

Changes to Braintree’s IP Addresses Are Coming

As part of our effort to increase stability and extend our global footprint, we are introducing more IP addresses in addition to the ones we currently use.

Mastercard's Chargeback and Fraud Monitoring Programs

This post is meant to be a comprehensive source for the Mastercard chargeback and fraud programs, along with upcoming changes that may impact your account.

Introducing Hardware Two-Factor Authentication

Braintree now supports hardware two-factor authentication (H2FA) in the Control Panel, providing a new way for merchants to help keep their accounts secure.

SCA Cheatsheet: Affected Countries and Enforcement Timelines

Understanding if, when, and how Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) applies to your business can be confusing. Our cheat sheet can help.

Changes to Client Tokens Are Coming

Braintree will soon be changing the system we use for client tokens.
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BrainTree Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BrainTree founded?

    BrainTree was founded in 2007.

  • Who are BrainTree key executives?

    BrainTree's key executives are John MacIlwaine, Ramesh Sarukkai and Archana Puri.

  • How many employees does BrainTree have?

    BrainTree has 600 employees.

  • Who are BrainTree competitors?

    Competitors of BrainTree include Adyen, Revolut and Gusto.

  • Where is BrainTree headquarters?

    BrainTree headquarters is located at 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #800, Chicago.

  • Where are BrainTree offices?

    BrainTree has offices in Chicago, Austin, New York, San Francisco and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does BrainTree have?

    BrainTree has 8 offices.