It’s taken a mere ten years for Checkout.com CEO Guillaume Pousaz to transform his fledgling online payments business into a world-renowned fintech startup. Next up for Pousaz is bulking up his personal investment and wealth management advisory enterprise on an even more truncated timeline. His family office endeavor, Zinal Growth, was registered in May of this year and has already shelled out investments for e-commerce startups such as Ziina and Wayflyer, as well as blockchain firm Snickerdoodle Labs.
Pousaz is wisely seeking out wealth diversification opportunities following the tripling of Checkout.com’s valuation to $15 billion, which was driven by a fundraising round headed by Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global Management. In an interview with Bloomberg in January, Pousaz mentioned that although an IPO in 2022 is a definite possibility, Checkout.com has not solidified any plans to undergo a listing.
Pousaz, who currently has an estimated net worth of $8 billion, was raised in Switzerland and attended The University of Lausanne. He abandoned his studies after his father succumbed to pancreatic cancer, moving to California. Prior to founding Checkout.com, Pousaz worked for a U.S. payments-processing firm.