|Who is it?||Cofounder, Stripe|
|Birth Day||August 06, 1990|
|Birth Place||San Francisco, California, Ireland|
|Age||30 YEARS OLD|
|Residence||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Known for||Auctomatic; Croma; Stripe|
|Relatives||Patrick Collison (brother)|
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.