Name: John Collison
- Irish student and Internet entrepreneur.
- Known for being the co-founder of Stripe.
- Co-founder of "Shuppa" which later merged with Auctomatic (software company that built tools for the eBay platform).
"Stripe is building payment infrastructure for the Web, so we make it easy to accept credit cards online. Before Stripe, the way you'd do this is using the legacy banking structure. It was slow, it was complex, it was expensive. It had this very chilling effect on e-commerce."
"Coming from Ireland, it's quite hard to do a startup because you're culturally so far away from what everyone else is doing. In the Bay Area, it's much easier. It's the equivalent of an actor or actress moving to Hollywood."