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Published on Feb 25, 2019


The Case for Optimism — John Collison (Co-founder + President, Stripe)

Startup Grind Global Conference 2019

About the session:
A Fireside chat with John Collison, President and Co-founder of Stripe, who talks about Riding Out the Headwinds: The Case for Optimism. Interviewed by Ashlee Vance, Reporter from Bloomberg Businessweek.

About the speakers:
John, and his brother Patrick Collison, started Stripe, the global technology company building the economic infrastructure for the internet, in 2010 while John was studying physics at Harvard. Their goal was to make accepting payments online simpler and more inclusive, after learning firsthand how difficult it was. Today, the 1200-person (and growing) Stripe team powers online businesses around the world. Prior to Stripe, John co-founded Auctomatic, which was acquired by Live Current Media in March 2008. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, John lives in San Francisco, California, where Stripe is based.

Ashlee Vance is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. He’s written dozens of cover and feature stories and hosts the Emmy-nominated TV show “Hello World.” Vance is also an author and wrote the recent best-selling biography on Elon Musk.

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