John Collison

About John Collison

Who is it?: Cofounder, Stripe
Birth Day: August 06, 1990
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, Ireland
Residence: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Education: Castletroy College
Alma mater: Harvard University
Known for: Auctomatic; Croma; Stripe
Relatives: Patrick Collison (brother)

John Collison

John Collison was born on August 06, 1990 in San Francisco, California, Ireland, is Cofounder, Stripe. John Collison is cofounder and president of Stripe, the company that lets businesses and individuals easily accept payments over the internet. His 550-person startup processes billions of dollars in transactions per year in 25 different countries. In November 2016 Stripe closed a $150 million funding round that valued the business at $9.2 billion. The transaction turned Collison into the world's youngest self-made billionaire. He and his brother Patrick hatched the idea for Stripe during a vacation to South Africa while John was still an undergrad studying physics at Harvard; the pair launched the company in 2010. Despite their young age, this isn't the brothers' first success. They previously founded Auctomatic, which helped manage transactions for sellers on sites like Amazon and eBay. They sold the business to Live Current Media for $5 million in 2008, becoming teenage millionaires. Collison was born and raised in the countryside near Limerick, Ireland, where his parents ran a lakeside hotel. He and Patrick took up coding as kids, competing against each other to master the craft.
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Popular As John Collison
Occupation Technology
Age 30 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 06, 1990 (San Francisco, California, Ireland)
Birthday August 06
Town/City San Francisco, California, Ireland
Nationality Ireland

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John Collison’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

John Collison was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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In 2007, Collison founded "Shuppa" with his older brother Patrick in Limerick, Ireland. The company later merged with Auctomatic, which was funded by Y Combinator, and Collison moved to Silicon Valley.


Auctomatic was a software company that built tools for the eBay platform. The company was also funded by Chris Sacca. Auctomatic was acquired for $5 million in March 2008, when Collison was 17.


In 2009, Collison (having returned to finish secondary school at Castletroy College) received 8 A1 and 2 A2 grades in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. He continued to study at Harvard University, commencing his studies in September 2009. Collison is a pilot and a Pianist.


In 2010, Collison co-founded Stripe, which received backing from Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Max Levchin, and Sequoia Capital.


In November 2016, the Collison brothers became the world's youngest self-made billionaires, worth at least $1.1 billion, after an investment in Stripe from CapitalG and General Catalyst valued the company at $9.2 billion.

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