John Walsh: Sordid streets of San Francisco a grim warning of what could happen to Dublin
Stripe co-founder John Collison’s warning about the state of the planning system here should be heeded as the root of the California city’s problems with soaring homelessness and crime rates is instructive for Dublin
John and Patrick Collison are still in their early thirties yet they are by far Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. Stripe, the company they cofounded, which is a world leader in epayments processing, reached a market cap of $95 billion in 2021, although its most recent valuation put it at a still staggering $50 billion.
The Collisons are a rare example of homegrown businesspeople building a company into a multinational-scale operation. They are also very understated; ...