Jeremy Allaire

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Circle

Internet entrepreneur who has spent the past 20 years building and leading global technology companies with products used by hundreds of millions of consumers and millions of businesses worldwide. First company, Allaire Corp, pioneered the Web application development platform and grew to become a profitable $120 million in revenue, NASDAQ-traded public company; was later acquired by Macromedia, served as CTO and helped transform Flash into a platform for rich applications and video that became the most widely adopted piece of software in the history of computing. Then founded Brightcove, the first Internet video publishing platform for websites, smartphones, tablets and connected-TVs. The company grew to become a profitable $120 million in revenue, NASDAQ-traded public company with customers including media companies and marketers in more than 100 countries; Brightcove powers video operations for 25 percent of the top 10,000 websites in the world. Currently, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Circle, a consumer finance company focused on transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing and using money.