Patrick and John Collison are the co-founders of Stripe, the online payments startup that is expanding internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions from anywhere.
They started Stripe in the autumn of 2010, while Patrick was studying mathematics at MIT. Their goal was to make accepting payments online simpler and more inclusive, after learning firsthand how difficult it was. Today, the 300-person (and growing) Stripe team powers online businesses around the world.
Prior to Stripe, they co-founded Auctomatic, which was later acquired by Live Current Media for $5 million in March 2008. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, they now live in San Francisco, California