A Sifted Summit asset showing John Collison


July 28, 2023

Stripe cofounder John Collison joins Sifted Summit

The fintech founder will be joined on stage by EF cofounder Matt Clifford

Alex Oscroft

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Stripe cofounder John Collison will make a rare stage appearance at this year’s Sifted Summit. 

The Irish entrepreneur — who runs the global payments giant with his brother Patrick from Silicon Valley — will be joined on stage by Entrepreneur First cofounder Matt Clifford. 

Collison is one of Europe’s most successful tech exports. San Francisco-based Stripe has raised funding from some of the world's top investors, like Sequoia, Peter Thiel, Elon Musk and Andreessen Horowitz; grown to 7,000 employees; and at one stage boasted a $95bn valuation. 

Clifford, meanwhile, has built what is arguably Europe’s most respected company builder. Alongside his role as CEO of EF, he also chairs the UK’s Advanced Research and Innovation Agency (ARIA) and has advised the UK government on its AI strategy. 


The Sifted Summit will take place October 4-5 at Magazine London. 

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Update, July 28: This piece originally said Stripe had nearly 10,000 employees; it actually has 7,000. 

Alex Oscroft

Alex Oscroft is Sifted's subeditor. Find him on Twitter and LinkedIn