Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stripe
Patrick Collison is the CEO and co-founder of Stripe, the technology company that expands internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions from anywhere.
After experiencing firsthand how difficult it was to set up an online business, Patrick and his brother John started Stripe in the fall of 2010. Their goal was to make accepting payments on the internet simpler and more inclusive. Today, the 413-person (and growing) Stripe-team processes billions of dollars a year for hundreds of thousands of companies, from Fortune 500’s to upstarts.
Stripe’s vision is to create a world in which an entrepreneur’s success is no longer determined by geography or personal means, but on the promise of their idea. Stripe most recently launched Atlas, a toolkit for starting a global internet business from virtually anywhere in the world. Patrick joined President Obama in Havana in March to open Atlas to Cuban entrepreneurs.
Prior to Stripe, Patrick co-founded Auctomatic, which Live Current Media acquired for $5 million in March 2008. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, he now lives in San Francisco, California, where Stripe is based.
- Wall Street Journal: Online Payments Upstart Stripe Launching Business in Cuba
- Forbes: Ahead Of Historic Obama Trip, Stripe Lends Hand To Cuba's Tech Entrepreneurs
- Fortune: Stripe Wants To Help Cuban Entrepreneurs Enter The Digital Age
- New York Times: Stripe Atlas Aims to Ease the Way for Foreign Entrepreneurs