Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison
CEO and co-founder, Stripe

Website | @patrickc

Patrick is an Irish Lisp, Smalltalk and C hacker. He won the Irish Young Scientist of the Year award in 2005, for work on a new dialect of Lisp. Later in 2005, he came second in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists. He started college at MIT in 2006, but deferred to cofound Auctomatic in early 2007. Ten months later, Auctomatic was acquired by Live Current Media for circa $5 million. He’s currently working on his second start-up.


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