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Pieter van der Does, CEO of Dutch payments firm Ayden.

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Adyen is an international payments processing company that counts Uber, Spotify and Facebook among its clients.

The Dutch firm was founded in 2006 and offers payment services on desktop, mobile and in-store.

Payments is an increasingly crowded sector with competitors including Stripe and Braintree.

Adyen has some high-profile backers. Last year, it raised an undisclosed amount of money from wealth management fund called Iconiq, which courts Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg among its clients. It is a so-called "unicorn," being valued at $2.3 billion.

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