At Plaid, we believe that the way consumers and businesses interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. Our goal is to build the tools and infrastructure for developers to create this next generation of financial services applications. Today, hundreds of companies such as Acorns, Stripe, and Venmo rely on Plaid to integrate with banks and the financial system.
With this work comes the crucial responsibility of protecting our developers and their end-users from malicious actors. We were the first to release account number tokenization through our partnership with Stripe, first to create end-to-end tokenization of consumer financial data, and first to write the spec that several Fortune 50 banks are now implementing to permission consumer and business financial data. At Plaid, security is a critical part of everything that we do, not just something to be scared of.