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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA 2007
BYU, BA 2003

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Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson is the founder of Braintree, an online and mobile electronic commerce payment provider.

Johnson graduated with a BA in International Studies from Brigham Young University in 2003. In 2005, Johnson moved to Chicago to pursue an MBA at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In late 2007, Johnson started Braintree while still at Sears and in school.

Braintree helps businesses accept credit card payments. Braintree now does more than $8 billion in annual credit card processing, and powers businesses such as Living Social, 37 Signals,, and Airbnb among others.

Since founding Braintree, Johnson has been on Crain’s list of 40 Under 40 and was listed in its annual Tech 25 and Tech 50. In 2012, he was a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Midwest.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Vicarious 3/2014Series B$40M14



    Braintree created a Credit Card Data Portability initiative that was adopted by the DataPortability Project as an official action committee. ( [edit]
  1. Vicarious Grabs A Huge, New $40M Growth Round To Advance Artificial Intelligence ( [edit]
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