Afterpay co-founders Nick Molnar and Anthony Eisen. Source: supplied.

Jonathan Shapiro and James Eyers

When Molnar met Eisen: The story of Afterpay

Jonathan Shapiro and James Eyers
6 minute Read

Journalists Jonathan Shapiro and James Eyers’ new book about Afterpay covers how co-founders Nick Molnar and Anthony Eisen built one of Australia’s most iconic startups of the 21st century.

Buy now, pay later: The extraordinary story of Afterpay, has just been released, coinciding with Afterpay’s announcement that it will be acquired by Square, the payments giant headed up by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, in a deal worth US$29 billion ($39 billion).

In this exclusive extract from the book, the authors tell the story of how Eisen met Molnar as a young entrepreneur in his late-teens and started showing him the ropes.

Molnar’s first pitch to Eisen was definitely not the same calibre as Afterpay, and it’s a nice reminder that even the most successful entrepreneurs started somewhere.

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