Patrick Collison is the co-founder and CEO of Stripe, the simple developer-friendly way to accept payments online. Patrick co-founded Stripe with his brother in 2010 after personally experiencing the difficulty developers face when implementing a way to accept payments online for content and goods.
Stripe is expanding internationally and has launched in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland, processing millions of dollars each day for companies including Heroku, Foursquare and Reddit. It is also in beta in many other European countries and Australia.
Patrick is no stranger to the startup world having previously co-founded and sold Auctomatic, an auction and marketplace management system, which he started in 2007 at the age of 18. Just a year later, the company was acquired by Canada's Live Current Media for $5 million.
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
|Apr, 2016||Intercom||$50M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||BRIGHT||$4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2014||Abacus Labs||$3.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2014||Stellar||$3M / Seed||Stripe|
|Apr, 2014||Slack||$42.75M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2014||Ambition, Inc||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||Cruise||$4.3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2012||Exec||$3.3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun 17, 2016||Pymnts - FinTech’s Bright Future Marred by Hype|
|May 11, 2016||Y Combinator Posthaven - Y Combinator Posthaven|
|May 5, 2016||BBC Business - At Stripe, a rethink on recruitment|
|Apr 29, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Hiring is so competitive in Silicon Valley that $5 billion startup Stripe is interviewing and hiring entire teams at once|
|Apr 27, 2016||Next Gov - Love Your Co-Workers? Silicon Valley Startup Offers to Hire Entire Teams|
|Apr 26, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Hiring is so competitive in Silicon Valley, $5 billion startup Stripe is interviewing and hiring entire teams at once|
|Apr 15, 2016||Sramana Mitra - 2016 IPO Prospects: Is Stripe Lining up Next?|
|Apr 11, 2016||Re/code - Capital Gains: Valet Startup Luxe Lives to Raise Another Round, So Do Chatbots|