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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


SXSW Pitch Finalists: Arist

The Arist team includes (left to right): Ryan Laverty, Maxine Anderson, Joe Passanante and Michael Ioffe. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 10, 2020 Here’s the problem Arist set out to solve: too often video-based learning and training is ineffective, inaccessible, and expensive.Arist helps leading organizations create, launch, and assess text message courses. Inspired by research from Stanford and UPenn, its text message courses are accessible and effective, with completion and satisfaction ra...
Tags: Startups, Learning, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Boston, Startup, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Fast Company, Malcolm Gladwell, Nile Rodgers, Sxsw, Carlos, Hugh Forrest, Babson College, Nile Rogers


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Arist

The Arist team includes (left to right): Ryan Laverty, Maxine Anderson, Joe Passanante and Michael Ioffe. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 10, 2020 Here’s the problem Arist set out to solve: too often video-based learning and training is ineffective, inaccessible, and expensive.Arist helps leading organizations create, launch, and assess text message courses. Inspired by research from Stanford and UPenn, its text message courses are accessible and effective, with completion and satisfaction ra...
Tags: Startups, Learning, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Boston, Startup, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Fast Company, Malcolm Gladwell, Nile Rodgers, Sxsw, Carlos, Hugh Forrest, Babson College, Nile Rogers


The Best of What I Read in 2019

2019 was a huge year for me.  I rediscovered nature, recommitted to writing, experimented widely, scuttled many things that have weighed on me for years, and greatly improved my overall investing. Most important, I deepened my relationships with my family, my girlfriend, her family, and my closest friends more than in any previous year. 2019 was a year of surprising business growth. But more surprising still, it was a year of developing a greater sense of inner peace, and the two have ra...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Japan, Texas, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Germany, Evernote, Singapore, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Earth, Ted, Austin


The Best Books and Articles I Read in 2019

2019 was a huge year for me.  I rediscovered nature, recommitted to writing, experimented widely, scuttled many things that have weighed on me for years, and greatly improved my overall investing. Most important, I deepened my relationships with my family, my girlfriend, her family, and my closest friends more than in any previous year. 2019 was a year of surprising business growth. But more surprising still, it was a year of developing a greater sense of inner peace, and the two have ra...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Japan, Texas, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Germany, Evernote, Singapore, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Earth, Ted, Austin


Anatomy of a Unicorn Business and How to Become One

Sponsored Post In the business world, a unicorn is a private company with a valuation of $1 billion or more. It’s a rare and extremely difficult moniker to achieve, and as of August 2019, there’ve only been 379 unicorn companies ever (here’s the list). In fact, experts estimate a new business has just a .00006% chance to achieve unicorn status. Whoa! Thousands of new businesses pop up every year, each started by an entrepreneur with dreams of unfettered success. Statistics show, unfortunately, ...
Tags: Sponsored, Sales, Salesforce, Invision, Dreamforce, Kabbage, Twitter Linkedin, Adam Neumann, Patrick Collison, Small Business Operations, Ben Hindman, Salesforce Research, Unicorn Business, Speaking of technology research


Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

College students accrued more than $1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been consistently shown that are bound to earn more t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, New York, London, Sweden, Mississippi, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Stanford, China, Boston, New York City


24th Annual Sohn Investment Conference New York

The 24th annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York is fast approaching.  Supporting the Sohn Conference Foundation's mission to treat and cure pediatric cancer, this is always a great event and supports a great cause.  In partnership with CNBC, the conference features top investors and industry thought leaders sharing investment ideas and more.You can learn more about the event and register by clicking here. 2019 Sohn New York Speakers List ·         Bihua Chen, Founder and Portfolio Manager...
Tags: New York, Finance, Lincoln Center, Cnbc, Michael Moritz, David Einhorn, Jeffrey Gundlach, Sohn Conference Foundation, Sohn Investment Conference, Sohn, Larry Robbins, Hedge Fund Portfolios, Patrick Collison, Josh Waitzkin, Glenview Capital Management LLC, Gabe Plotkin


The president of $20 billion Stripe explains how payments tech could 'change the trajectory of the internet economy'

Stripe co-founders John Collison and his brother Patrick Collison are two of Business Insider's 100 people transforming business. Stripe, founded in 2010, has a private valuation of over $20 billion — making it the most valuable financial technology startup in the world.  Collison says that Stripe's international footprint, its developer-friendliness, and its dedication to fixing real problems, have attracted customers like Amazon and Microsoft, who use its tech to power at least some of its ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, China, America, Trends, United States, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Kylie Jenner, Business Insider, McDonald, Patrick, DUBLIN Ireland, Collison


INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming the way the technology industry does business

Business Insider named 10 enterprise technology executives to our list of the 100 people transforming business.  These executives are changing the way that companies work with their customers, the way that programmers work together, and the way that money moves all over the world.  See the full list of the 100 people transforming business here.  Technology is changing the world.  That rapid change has created tremendous demand for tools that can help the world keep pace with the rapid rate of...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Silicon Valley, John, Anil Dash, Salesforce, Warby Parker, Fog Creek Software, Dash, Marc Benioff, Block, Patrick, Collison, John Collison, Keith Block


Triplebyte raises $35M for its online coding test and credentialing service for hiring engineers

LinkedIn, with nearly 600 million users, dominates the market today for recruiters headhunting suitable candidates for knowledge worker roles. But with minimal controls for guaranteeing that people are what they say they are, it opens up a gap in the market for startups to give recruiters a better steer with more verified information. Today, a startup that aims to do this for the engineering world raised a big round of funding to do that. Triplebyte — which offers personalised online coding test...
Tags: Ali Rowghani, Tech, Cto, Triplebyte, Socialcam, Bartram, Guillaume Luccisano, Black Rock, Patrick Collison, Adobe Apple, Brian Singerman, Lambda School, Harj Taggar, Taggar, Ammon Bartram COO, LiveCurrent Media


Patrick Collison Joins Long Now Board

We are pleased to welcome Patrick Collison to the Long Now board. Collison is the CEO and co-founder of Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Collison has been in Long Now’s orbit for several years. In 02017, Stripe began sponsoring the Long Now Seminars and Conversations at The Interval. “I’ve admired the Long Now for many years, and am honored to contribute even a small part to its advancement of long-term thinking,” Collison said. Below is...
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Zeus raises $24M to make you a living-as-a-service landlord

Cookie-cutter corporate housing turns people into worker drones. When an employee needs to move to a new city for a few months, they’re either stuck in bland, giant apartment complexes or Airbnbs meant for shorter stays. But Zeus lets any homeowner get paid to host white-collar transient labor. Through its managed ownership model, Zeus takes on all the furnishing, upkeep, and risk of filling the home while its landlords sit back earning cash. Zeus has quietly risen to a $40 million revenue...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Real Estate, New York, Finance, Funding, US, San Francisco, United States, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Nfc, Mumbai


Ultralearning Environments: Why Where You Learn Determines How Much You Learn

Why are we suddenly getting much better at Tetris? Author and vlogger, John Green, raises this very interesting question in a recent video. Tetris was released for the Nintendo in 1984. At that time, far more people were playing Tetris than there are today. And yet, performance on Tetris is better now, than it was then. A lot better. Which brings up an interesting point: why would far fewer players, playing a game which is less objectively popular, nonetheless be much better at the game now, th...
Tags: Learning, Mit, Tetris, Nintendo, Lifehacks, John Green, Miles, Bannister, Chapman, Twitter and Instagram, Roger Bannister, Patrick Collison, Sabine Hossenfelder, David Chapman, Michael Nielson, David Chapman Mismatch


Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe (#353)

“If people around you don’t think what you’re doing is a bit strange, maybe it’s not strange enough.” — Patrick Collison Patrick Collison (@patrickc) is chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. After experiencing firsthand how difficult it was to set up an online business, […]
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Stripe, The Tim Ferriss Show, Patrick Collison, Patrick Collison Patrick Collison


The future of science is in your hands: An interview with Michael Nielsen

Michael Nielsen was a Fulbright Scholar who got his Ph.D. in Physics at 24. He was already tenured when he decided just three years later to shift his attention to helping democratize Science. He’s published three books, most recently Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. Currently, he’s a Research Fellow at YC Research in San Francisco. Michael’s a friend of mine, so I was happy to discover a new article by him in The Atlantic, authored with Patrick Collison, the CEO of Str...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Science, News, America, San Francisco, Atlantic, Montreal, Nih, Futurism, Kepler, Michael, Patrick, Aren, Karl Schroeder


Twitter Link Roundup #352 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

Geniuses are not like the rest of us. Composer Igor Stravinsky was known to stand on his head for fifteen minutes every morning because he felt it would help to “clear his brain.” Nikola Tesla, a famous inventor, liked to curl his toes one hundred times on each foot. Apparently, it was an effective way of stimulating his brain. Einstein declined to wear socks. Is it possible that geniuses are naturally a little more offbeat, or do these unusual practices inspire further genius? Can we train our...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Usa, Design, Leadership, Small Business, China, Inspiration, Marketing, US, Sales, Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, Nikola Tesla, Einstein, Kennedy


What's the Next Big Thing in Tech? It's Up To Us

If it feels like new technologies go from flights of fancy to billion-dollar businesses faster than ever, that's because they do. From a column (which may be paywalled): Consider that Uber, founded in 2009, started allowing drivers to sign up with their own cars in 2013. Five short years later, the company operates in more than 70 countries and competes with dozens of copycats. It's considering going public in 2019 at a potential valuation of $120 billion, which would make it the biggest IPO in ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, China, Tech, West, Kai Fu Lee, Patrick Collison, Laguna Beach Calif, Google China, National Science Board, WSJ Tech, Sinovation Ventures China


San Francisco voters back 'homeless tax' on wealthy firms

San Francisco voters backed a tax on the city's wealthiest companies to tackle homelessness, passing a measure that divided the tech community. A tally posted Wednesday showed that 60 percent of voters in the city home to Airbnb, Uber, Salesforce, and Twitter cast ballots in favor of "Proposition C," a local ballot measure brought about by a 28,000 signature petition this summer. A number of San Francisco's tech bosses -- including Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Patrick Collison of payment star...
Tags: Twitter, News, San Francisco, Jack Dorsey, Patrick Collison


Top 10 Most Promising Startups at This Year’s Web Summit

In a couple of days, Lisbon will be the host of Web Summit, the largest technology conference in the world that gathers tens of thousands of startup founders, investors, business and technology experts, and other tech enthusiasts. The majority of the attendees share the same goal –  establishing relationships that could be beneficial for their businesses. There are numerous success stories that demonstrate the official Web Summit’s promo message “When people and ideas come together.” Uber...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Sales, Philips, Financial Times, Ryan Hoover, Lisbon, Hunt, Infinity, White Label, Patrick Collison, Customer Lifetime Value, SE Ranking, Trustly, David Chamberlain, Snovio


How one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups of the last 5 years blew a deal with Apple — twice (AAPL)

Apple has offered to buy augmented reality startup Leap Motion multiple times, most recently in the spring of 2018. Insiders said the figure discussed was between $30 million and $50 million, a fraction of the company's Series B valuation of $306 million. But negotiations fell through just days before the deal was to be closed, according to people familiar with the matter. People familiar with the company said Apple's latest offer might have been a last opportunity for Leap Motion to sell a bu...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Mac, Softbank, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Nasa, David, Silicon Valley, Soma, Wall Street Journal, Cto, Business Insider, Leap Motion


This first-time CEO has a 100% approval rating on Glassdoor and her company just made its first acquisition

Front is a shared inbox product that works just like email and is used by companies like Stripe, Shopify, and Dropbox to manage conversations with customers.  On Tuesday, Front announced it will further its mission to make work more enjoyable by acquiring the calendar software startup, Meetingbird.  The acquisition is the company's first and represents a big milestone for first-time CEO Mathilde Collin who co-founded Front in Paris, France in 2013.  Front has raised over $79 million in hopes o...
Tags: Google, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paris, Sequoia Capital, Khosla, Front, Paris France, Collin, Collison, Patrick Collison, Meetingbird, Mathilde Collin, Zendesk Mathilde Collin, Zendesk On Tuesday Front


These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator

Earlier this month, Brex, a credit card provider to startups, announced it had raised $125 million at a $1.1 billion valuation. The round was impressive for a couple of reasons. 1. The founders are a pair of 22-year-olds that had set out to build a virtual reality company before pivoting to payments. And 2. They had only completed Y Combinator, a well-known Silicon Valley startup accelerator, the year prior. Y Combinator is responsible for many successes in the startup world, certainly more...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Drew Houston, Finance, Tech, Economy, Software, Gm, Dropbox, Zenefits, Reddit, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian


Tech billionaires Marc Benioff and Jack Dorsey are clashing over a key law that could seriously impact the San Francisco homelessness crisis (CRM, TWTR, SQ)

A San Francisco city measure, which is up for vote in November, has caused a stir among tech elite. Prop C would tax the largest businesses in the city in order to fund homelessness services. It's estimated to bring in between $250 million and $300 million in revenue annually. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is a strong proponent of the measure. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to his social network on Friday to oppose Benioff's support, though Benioff was quick to respond. Several of San Francisco'...
Tags: London, California, San Francisco, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff, Dorsey, Scott Wiener, Market Street, Collison, Marc, Benioff, Patrick Collison, San Francisco Controller s Office, Jack Marc


Stripe is now valued at $20B after raising another $245M led by Tiger Global

Payments startup Stripe has changed the landscape for how businesses can collect funds online by using a few lines of code, and today the company is announcing that it’s picked up more funding of its own. Stripe has raised $245 million, valuing the company at $20 billion. This is a big jump on its previous round, two years ago, that valued it at $9 billion. Led by Tiger Global Management, other new backers included DST Global and Sequoia, along with existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Kleine...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Singapore, Tech, Ireland, John, Dublin, Tiger Global, Adyen, DST Global, Paul Graham, San Francisco Seattle, John Collison, Patrick Collison, Adyen PayPal, Didi Mindbody Spotify


Paystack, with ambitions to become the Stripe of Africa, raises $8M from Visa, Tencent… and Stripe itself

Africa has been one of the least-developed regions globally when it comes to technology and being on the less advanced side of the so-called digital divide. But with a huge population and a set of nations whose economies are rapidly changing, we are seeing a significant knock-on effect in tech. Today, one of the more interesting startups, in the area of financial services, is announcing some funding that underscores that trend. Paystack, a Stripe-like startup out of Lagos that provides online pa...
Tags: TC, UK, Nigeria, Africa, US, Tech, Tencent, WeChat, Heineken, World Bank, Ghana, Cto, Lagos, Saharan Africa, Patrick Collison, USSD


10 to 20 Years Old

Some fantastic advice for those who are 10 to 20 years old (via Patrick Collison): Go deep on things. Become an expert. In particular, try to go deep on multiple things. (To varying degrees, I tried to go deep on languages, programming, writing, physics, math. Some of those stuck more than others.) One of the main things you should try to achieve by age 20 is some sense for which kinds of things you enjoy doing. This probably won’t change a lot throughout your life and so you should try to d...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Council, Start, Don, Patrick Collison, Schelling


Twitter Link Roundup #342 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

Hiring and onboarding employees are both challenging for a high-growth company. For example, employee onboarding can make or break the success of a new hire. Without solid guidelines and a structured process, otherwise gifted hires can drown in a chaotic introduction to their new jobs. But when a company is growing quickly, it’s not easy to create guidelines and change processes. Yet this is the precise time you should be making the necessary changes to be sure that the new people you hire don’...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Spacex, Design, Leadership, Small Business, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneur, Netflix, Ross, Branding, Friedemann Schaub, Twitter link roundups, Patrick Collison


Autonomous-aviation startup Xwing takes flight with $4 million in funding

Marc Piette had a revelation as he buzzed in and out of the Palo Alto Airport in pursuit of his pilot’s license. Instead of freedom, he saw restraint. He also saw potential. “It became pretty apparent that there were major issues with the general aviation industry with smaller aircraft,” Piette said in a recent interview with TechCrunch. “And yet it had enormous potential to change the way people moved around.” Now, Piette’s two-year-old autonomous-aviation startup Xwing is ramping up to unlock ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Funding, San Francisco, Godaddy, Tech, John, Cto, Patrick Collison, Nat Friedman, Autonomous Flight, Piette, Recent Funding, Marc Piette, Palo Alto Airport, Eniac Ventures Array Ventures


Eniac leads $4 mln seed funding of autonomous aviation startup Xwing

San Francisco-based Xwing, an autonomous aviation company, announced it has raised $4 million in seed-stage funding. Eniac Ventures led the round, which included Array Ventures and angels and aviation buffs, including John and Patrick Collison, founders of Stripe, as well as the tech executive Nat Friedman, currently with Xamarin. Xwing was founded in 2016 by Marc Piette. Source: Company announcement
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, John, Eniac Ventures, ENIAC, VC Deals, Patrick Collison, Nat Friedman, Array Ventures, Xamarin Xwing, Marc Piette