backLife at Bolt

Our Story

We’re on a mission to democratize commerce



Prior to founding Bolt, our Founder and Executive Chairman, Ryan, spent years familiarizing himself with online checkout from the inside-out. Starting in high school, Ryan spent six years building Ecommerce sites for businesses of all sizes—from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporations. It was during this time that he experienced first-hand the shortcomings of the online commerce space, which inspired him to design a better alternative.


At Stanford

While enrolled in Stanford’s Computer Science program, Ryan co-founded the Stanford Bitcoin Group, spearheading research into crypto-currencies, blockchain technologies, and alternative financial systems.

Early 2014

Founding Bolt

Bolt was founded in early 2014, with a vision to set a new standard for ecommerce.


Bolt Launch

A scrappy, yet-mighty team of 10 worked tirelessly for 2 years building the plumbing and middleware to create V1 of Bolt’s checkout platform.

In mid-2016, Bolt officially launched its first merchant with just the payment step.


Our Growth

Over the last 5 years, Bolt’s product and team has grown by leaps and bounds. We’ve raised nearly $1B in funding, expanded and updated our tech, acquired companies to boost our product offerings, expanded internationally into Europe and Asia, and grown by more than 1000 team members and 300+ retailers.

In the process, we've also built an award-winning culture and workplace. Our team is recognized by Inc., Built In, Forbes, Fortune and others.

Where We Work

Our team is Remote First, which means they can from anywhere. However, if you want to go into an office, we like to call these locations our home away from home.

San Francisco

We’re headquartered in the heart of San Francisco. Our office is within walking distance to plenty of coffee shops, good eats, and public transit centers.

Salt Lake City

Our second-largest office is located in downtown SLC in an historic 100-year-old building.


Our European hub is located in this vibrant Swedish capital city. Bolt’s Stockholm office is in the center of the city and is surrounded by stunning waterways, museums, and shops.

Bolt supports remote work in the following locations:


Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin


All provinces and territories


London (UK), Barcelona (Spain), Wroclaw (Poland)