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How online deals will reshape the real estate industry

08/12/2017

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SAN FRANCISCO — When you see something weird or broken in the world, you have two choices: wait for someone else to fix it or fix it yourself. That’s according to John Collison, 27-year-old Irishman and founder of online payment processor Stripe. The young entrepreneur took the stage with Brad Inman at Inman Connect San Francisco to delve into the future of real estate and the internet. John Collison Collison started Stripe at age 19 after trying to sell software as a service and finding that accepting payments was tough. He dropped out of Harvard; partnered with his brother, Patrick; and moved to Silicon Valley to be closer to his customers. Stripe now works in 25 different countries and serves hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Both brothers are billionaires. On dropping out of college as a common path for entrepreneurs (think Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg), Collison said, “A lot of entrepreneurs have impatience around the problems they run into. driven …

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