Sweden-based fintech unicorn Klarna recently planned to go public with a valuation close to $50B. It has announced that Rakim Mayers (better known as A$AP Rocky) has become a shareholder in the company and will assume the role of company CEO for a day. He joins hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and pop star Lady Gaga; who have also backed the Swedish unicorn.
Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO and co-founder of Klarna, says, “A$AP Rocky defies categorisation; a musician, actor, philanthropist, an opinion leader in style, and fundamentally someone who understands what the public wants from so many vantage points. He challenges the status quo each day. As the consumer experience in retail now demands discovery, curation and sustainability, we at Klarna have a lot to learn from him. Besides, after sixteen years since founding Klarna, I think I deserve a day off.”