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What makes Checkout.com different from Stripe

While Checkout.com has kept a low profile for many years, the company raised $380 million within a year and reached an impressive valuation of $5.5 billion. It wants to build a one-stop shop for all things related to payments, such as accepting transactions, processing them and detecting fraud. You might think that it sounds a bit like Stripe. In an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, I asked founder and CEO Guillaume Pousaz what makes Checkout.com different from Stripe, Adyen and other companie...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Europe, Japan, France, Philippines, Jp Morgan, Brazil, Disrupt, HONG KONG SINGAPORE, Patrick Collison, Disrupt Sf, Disrupt SF 2020, Checkout.com, Guillaume Pousaz


Stripe is reportedly cutting pay for employees who leave Seattle, New York, or the Bay Area, but will also provide a $20,000 incentive to move

Stripe CEO Patrick Collison. Reuters/Albert Gea Payments company Stripe is reportedly cutting pay for employees who move outside of Seattle, New York, or the Bay Area, but will also offer those employees $20,000 to relocate, according to Bloomberg. Workers could take up to a 10% reduction in salary if they relocate. The offer will be available until the end of 2020, Bloomberg reports. VMware, Facebook, and Twitter will also reevaluate compensation for anyone who opts to move outside of the...
Tags: Facebook, Enterprise, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Dublin, Jack Dorsey, Stripe, Vmware, Dorsey, Bay Area, Seattle New York, John Collison, Patrick Collison, Tech Insider


The 27 youngest billionaires in tech, from Stripe's founders to the owner of TikTok

Snap cofounders Bobby Murphy, left, and Evan Spiegel. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Many of the world's youngest billionaires hail from the tech industry. Snap's Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are 30 and 32, respectively, and Stripe's John and Patrick Collison are 30 and 31.Not every tech billionaire is young — the world's two richest people, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are in their 50s or 60s. And Oracle's Larry Ellison was 49 when he reached billionaire status.Still, companies like Airbnb, TikTok-p...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Pinterest, Instagram, Drew Houston, Russia, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Features, Snapchat, Bill Gates


Here's a list of the social change organization that tech companies and rich tech CEOs have vowed to support in response to George Floyd's death

The wealthy tech elite are opening their checkbooks to donate millions of dollars to organizations that they think will bring about criminal and social reform. Some of them are even vowing to match the donations of others who contribute. For those wanting to do the same, this list may act as a reference of organizations that have the endorsements of some powerful people. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the nation has risen to protest the death of George Floyd, luminarie...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Yahoo, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Trayvon Martin, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, John, Naacp, Black Lives Matter, Black, Stewart Butterfield


Intercom, a $1.3 billion messaging startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, laid off 39 employees and is relocating 47 roles to Dublin

On Wednesday, the $1.28 billion customer messaging software startup Intercom announced that it was letting go of 39 out of 649 employees globally. In addition, it's relocating 47 roles to Dublin to cut costs. Founded in Ireland and headquartered in San Francisco, Intercom had become a fast-growing Silicon Valley startup. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The $1.28 billion customer messaging platform Intercom announced to employees Wednesday that it's letting go of 39 people ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, San Francisco, Trends, Ireland, Silicon Valley, Dublin, Jack Dorsey, Stewart Butterfield, Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer Venture Partners, Intercom, Bernard, McCabe, Eoghan McCabe, Patrick Collison


Hunkered-down tech workers built a virtual Silicon Valley, with dozens of offices like Salesforce and Uber and inside jokes like a 'secret tunnel for Jack Dorsey' that connects Twitter and Square

A venture capitalist built a virtual layout of Silicon Valley using the web design tool Figma. She shared it with other tech workers in the region, who built scores of digital offices, bars, and other symbols as the San Francisco Bay Area continues to shelter in place. The result is a digital Silicon Valley rife with inside jokes unique to the region's tech culture. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The glistening tech offices of modern-day San Francisco may be closed, with ...
Tags: Spotify, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Salesforce, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Serena Williams, Index Ventures, Dorsey, Business Insider, San Francisco Bay Area, Kimmel


Stripe is absolutely logging your mouse movements on websites' payment pages – for your own good, says CEO

Online transaction biz intends to clarify its analytics harvesting habit Stripe CEO Patrick Collison insists his company's collection of e-commerce customers' site interactions, mouse metrics, and identifiers is solely for fighting fraud – though he allows that the payment platform's disclosure could be better.…
Tags: Software, Patrick Collison


Let’s give tech philanthropists the benefit of the doubt on COVID-19

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Bade is a former speechwriter for Mike Bloomberg and co-author of "More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First." More posts by this contributor How Huawei is dividing Western nations Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address local problems Tuesday afternoon saw two big announcements from the tech world in the fight ag...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Column, Government, America, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Policy, Bill Gates, Gm, Square, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Philanthropy, Instacart


A group of tech billionaires is funding 'fast grants' of up to $500,000 for COVID-19 research, with every grant decision made in less than 48 hours

A new venture fund is offering grants of $10,000 to $500,000 to coronavirus researchers, and every grant decision will be made in less than 48 hours. The fund, Fast Grants, has raised $10 million from 10 backers including Paul Graham, Stripe cofounders John and Patrick Collison, and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman. Backers say they were inspired by the World War II-era National Defense Research Committee, which sidestepped traditional grant approval processes to fund scientific research quickl...
Tags: US, Trends, Linkedin, Reid Hoffman, John, Paul Graham, George Mason University, Patrick Collison, Emergent Ventures, COVID, National Defense Research Committee


The 28 youngest billionaires in tech, from Stripe's founders to the owner of TikTok

Many of the world's youngest billionaires hail from the tech industry.  Snap's Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are 29 and 31, respectively, as are Stripe's John and Patrick Collison.  Not every tech billionaire is young — the world's two richest people, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are in their 50s or 60s. And Oracle's Larry Ellison was 49 when he reached billionaire status. Still, companies like Airbnb, TikTok-parent ByteDance, and social networking behemoth Facebook are run by millennials.  Visi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Drew Houston, China, Russia, Trends, Tesla, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, John, Evan Spiegel, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Kevin Systrom, Daniel Ek


Ex-YC partner Daniel Gross rethinks the accelerator

Amid skyrocketing operating expenses, remote work has become an obsession for Bay Area founders looking to have it both ways, accessing Silicon Valley’s networks of capital and opportunity without paying steep premiums for talent. Daniel Gross has a deeper understanding than most of Silicon Valley’s opportunities. The Jerusalem native was one of Y Combinator’s early successes, joining with an AI startup that, at 23, he sold to Apple (we reported the deal was between $40-60 million). Gross ser...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Gross, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Tech, Andreessen, Venture Capital, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Marc Andreessen, Shippo, Bay Area, Pioneer, Daniel Gross


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 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


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


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...
Tags: Obama, Future, San Francisco, John, Announcements, Patrick, Collison, Long Now, Patrick Collison, Long Now Seminars, Patrick Collison Joins Long Now Board, Limerick Ireland Patrick


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