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Name  John Collison
Education  Harvard University

Siblings  Patrick Collison
Organizations founded  Stripe
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Role  Patrick Collison's brother

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John Collison (born 1990) is an Irish entrepreneur. He is best known for having co-founded Stripe with his brother, Patrick. The brothers are worth at least $1.1 billion each, after San Francisco-based Stripe raised $150 million from CapitalG, an investment division of Google parent company Alphabet, and General Catalyst Partners.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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 Partners valued the company at $9.2 billion.


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