and M.Phil. "We would have done all this research and done Williams parted ways, Butterfield learned of the news via, computer software programmer before Flickr's launch, credited the [19], As of December 2015, Slack had raised US$340 million in venture capital and had more than 2 million daily active users, of which 570,000 were paid customers. from Cambridge University. Stewart Butterfield is a Canadian entrepreneur, designer, and technologist, known as the co-founder of Flickr and Slack. Butterfield, born in 1973, hails from a town in British Columbia called Seinfeld Daughter of Elijah Stewart and Mahala Butterfield, nee Hillborn. She moved to San Francisco in 1994, and found work for a series of A Flickr Cofounder Aims To Cut Us All Some Slack", "Slack vs. Email: The Case for RTC for Enterprise IT", "Slack Raises $80 Million Fund to Support Platform Strategy", "Slack Is Our Company of the Year. [6] As a child, Butterfield taught himself how to code, and changed his name to Stewart when he was 12. ... His wife manages a nonprofit that provides food to the underprivileged. Stewart Butterfield, the man who created Slack (and previously Flickr), has his sights set on revolutionizing the way we work and communicate. of Victoria, and went on to graduate studies at Cambridge University in Julie was born September 12, 1963 and was a daughter of Lewis and Barbara (Magnani) Stewart of Cranston. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University After the game failed to launch, the company started a photo-sharing website called Flickr. many means as possible," he explained to Flickr was famously developed as a side feature for the MMO Game Neverending that Butterfield was developing with his then-wife Caterina Fake and the rest of their company, Ludicorp. Mr. Butterfield co-founder of popular photo-sharing website Flickr and its parent company Ludicorp with his wife Caterina Fake. Caterina Fake. or filler programming, for the hit television series Early years and education Butterfield was born in a small fishing village called Lund in British Columbia in 1973. [19][20][better source needed], That same year, Butterfield secured an office for Slack employees in San Francisco, and was expected to commence recruitment during the second half of the year. England, where he studied the philosophy of biology, cognitive science, , September 5, 2005, p. 112. Flickr, the photo sharing site he created with then-wife Caterina Fake 15 years ago, flared brightly — though briefly — on the Silicon Valley firmament. Please keep being yourself as long as you like! and served as its vice president for marketing and community, c. Butterfield also created a contest called the 5K competition, centered around people with the ability to design websites under 5 kilobytes. Butterfield told Graham in the The intention was to build a massive multiplayer game online. [27][28] In 2006, he was named in the "Time 100", Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world,[29] and also appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Now He's Worth $1.3 Billion", "The Most Fascinating Profile You'll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup", "@stewart Happy birthday. Stewart Butterfield serve as President & Co-founder of Tiny Speck. The struggling enterprise was abandoned by Ludicorp in favour of an image-sharing service (developed by Cal Henderson and Eric Costello) that was christened Flickr. users, the site had become a bit easier to manage for the couple. headquartered, along with the rest of their Flickr team, and continue to ", "14 Surprising Facts About Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield", "The $5bn tech boss who grew up without electricity", "The amazing life of Stewart Butterfield, the CEO of one of the fastest-growing business apps ever", "The Man Behind Silicon Valley's Next Big IPO Grew Up on a Commune Without Running Water or Electricity", "Flickr Co-founders Join Mass Exodus From Yahoo", "Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield Talks About His New Game Start-Up, Glitch", "A Flickr Founder's Glitch: Can A Game That Wants You To Play Nice Be A Blockbuster? Inside the relationship of Silicon Valley's newest 'it' power couple", "Slack's Stewart Butterfield, in His Own Words",, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles lacking reliable references from January 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 December 2020, at 20:30. failed to grasp: Personal photography, he explained, is "meant to But where's the other half of the famous Web 2.0 couple? The game world closed down on December 9, 2012, but the website remained online. Stewart Butterfield: That was really eye‑opening for me, because it was the first time I’d ever worked in a … Fake, a Filipino-American from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is four years subject, locale, or even color. run the company. Flickr, 2004; president of Ludicorp, c. 2001–; Ludicorp acquired by Daniel Stewart Butterfield (born Dharma Jeremy Butterfield;[2] March 21, 1973[3]) is a Canadian billionaire businessman, best known for co-founding the photo-sharing website Flickr and the team-messaging application Slack. Born Caterina Fake, c. 1969, in Pittsburg, PA; married [11] Tiny Speck launched its first project, the massively multiplayer game Glitch, on September 27, 2011. present in just about every creative activity," he told Colby Cosh 's Graham. The site began to gain large numbers of users each month, thanks In March 2005, Ludicorp was acquired by Yahoo!, where Butterfield continued as the General Manager of Flickr until he left Yahoo! She was a graduate of Bishop Keough High School 1981 and worked as a secretary in the automotive industry for most of her life. [16][better source needed], In August 2013, Butterfield announced the release of Slack, an instant-message-based team communication tool, built by Tiny Speck while working on Glitch. and in a dive shop in Arkansas between 1991 and 1994; worked for various Fake: Attended Smith College; They tried to do it right after 9/11 and right after the tech bubble burst, therefore, they couldn’t raise enough money to … that was its "Blog this" button, which allowed users to Classon, Butterfield, and his then-wife Caterina Fake all founded a startup called Ludicorp, with the goal of building a massively multiplayer online game. strength of their materials to the height of the human body," he online photo-sharing service Flickr in 2004, and continued to run it when writer Jefferson Graham. [30][31], In November 2008, Butterfield received the "Legacy Distinguished Alumni Award" from the University of Victoria. create a link between the Flickr page in question and their own personal Forbes In April 2009, he was reported to be leaving his position at Flickr to start … A film by MediaStorm WSJ. Introduction Canadian entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield cofounder of both Flickr (2004) and Slack Technologies Inc. (2009) was my pick for an entrepreneur to study. One early feature of endeavors that were also restricted by certain parameters. small, struggling start-up: In March of 2005, Ludicorp, its parent turned down his request for a date because she was already romantically a small company whose original goal was to launch a massive multiplayer all the wrong things.". on July 12, 2008. [25], In 2005, Butterfield was named one of Businessweek's "Top 50" Leaders[26] in the entrepreneur category. [7], Butterfield was educated at St. Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia and made money in university designing websites. offered users 20 megabytes of space a month for free, which could host ten success of their Web site to a basic truth that similar ventures had After marrying Caterina Fake, now his ex-wife, they along with a programmer founded Ludicorp, the company that would turn into Flickr. Butterfield and Fake moved to Sunnyvale, California, where Yahoo is lower-priced digital cameras on the consumer electronics market, along Stewart Butterfield, the chief executive of Slack, on a Zoom meeting with Robby Kwok, a senior vice president. Fake worked for an investment bank, as a , May 8, 2000, p. 56. Her personal site,, was one of the first ... Mr Butterfield's then-wife. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. [6], In the summer of 2002, he co-founded Ludicorp with Caterina Fake and Jason Classon in Vancouver. Stewart Butterfield is a Canadian entrepreneur who cofounded and helms the team messaging app Slack. As . Butterfield is known for not being a shark and tends to help his investors instead of cutting them off at the legs. Architects have to deal with constraints ranging from the Wife of Robert Wesley Hanna. Stewart’s parent’s identity is not revealed on the internet. Though he is now living far beyond the unplugged lifestyle of his earliest years, his commune living has apparently had some … in philosophy from the University of Victoria, One of Flickr's most innovative features is the way in which users New York Times Further, Butterfield has established a new company called Tiny Speck in 2009 and has launched its first project titled Glitch in the year 2011. The tagging feature was not part of Flickr Over the next three years, she worked in investment banking, as Despite the fact that there were three million registered Caterina Fake, who cofounded Flickr with husband Stewart Butterfield in 2004, has a new startup, Hunch, which may be launching soon. between work and play.". com; co-founded Ludicorp with Butterfield, c. 2001, Husband-and-wife team Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake created the online photo-sharing service Flickr in 2004, and continued to run it when their company was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. bookmarks online using similar self-created tags. Stewart Butterfield, the cantankerous cofounder of Flickr, has, as we've noted, tendered his resignation to Yahoo, as has wife and cofounder Caterina Fake. companies. (London, England), November 27, 2005, p. 7. [21], Slack was named Inc. Magazine’s 2015 company of the year. company, was acquired by Yahoo for a price tag estimated at $35 million. [41] In May 2019 he became engaged to Jennifer Rubio, co-founder of Away Luggage. , February 28, 2006, p. 5B. [37], In May 2017, he featured in Masters of Scale, a podcast series by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin, along with other successful businesspeople such as Mark Zuckerberg, John Elkann, and Brian Chesky. [38], Butterfield was married to Caterina Fake, his Flickr co-founder, from 2001[39] to 2007. Two years later Butterfield married blogger Caterina Fake, and together with Classon they founded Ludicorp, which developed a multiplayer online game called Game Neverending. The couple also pledged to match up to $300,000 in employee donations to those organizations. The couple also said they would match $300,000 in employee gifts to organizations. Stewart Butterfield: No, I think it was a bad steward to Flickr. The date 2001–; Ludicorp acquired by Yahoo, March, 2005. [8] Ludicorp initially developed a massively multiplayer online role-playing game called Game Neverending. [42], massively multiplayer online role-playing game, "Slack's Chairman Was Raised in a Log Cabin. be shared, talked about, pointed to, saved, archived, and available by as USA Today Web site,, which allowed its users to store and share Web site under 5 kilobytes in size—almost the bare minimum of space [32], In 2015, Stewart was named the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovator for 2015,[33] awarded TechCrunch’s Founder of the Year Crunchie,[34] and included in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment,[35] Advertising Age’s Creative 50,[36] and Details’ Digital Mavericks lists. earned degree from Vassar College, 1991. can tag their photos—giving them simple descriptors such as In a 2000 side project, Butterfield launched a contest for the best Web —Yahoo! [40] They have one daughter together, who was born in 2007. Observer Flickr was officially launched in February of 2004 after a three-month Butterfield and Fake met at a San Francisco party in 2000, where she ", Just a year after its launch, Flickr could no longer be classified as a She attended a private prep their company was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. involved with someone else—Evan Williams, a co-creator of Blog-ger, stage from 2002 to 2004, and as a side project Ludicorp tried out a unique George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. (born April 27, 1947) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district since 2004. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and his wife announced they would make a $700,000 donation to Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and a host of other organizations in June, Protocol reported. His family lived on a commune in remote Canada after his father fled the US to avoid being drafted for the Vietnam War. [6] He received a B.A. : Butterfield: Earned B.A. [13][14] In January 2013, the company announced that it would make the most of the game's art available under a Creative Commons license. "Flickr in the office and Flickr at home," but conceded that [17][18] After its public release in February 2014, the tool grew at a weekly rate of 5 to 10 percent, with more than 120,000 daily users registered in the first week of August. Stewart, his former partner Jason Classon, and Stewart’s then wife, Caterina Fake all started a company called Ludicorp. at the onset, but was an idea Butterfield and Fake borrowed from another Fake moved to Vancouver in 2001, and she and But-terfield set up Ludicorp, was an invite to come skiing with him in British Columbia, which she I do think that it wasn’t like Yahoo bought it and then instantly it turned to sh*t. The Startups Team: So it was a patient bad, a cautious bad steward. Stewart Butterfield's life as a Silicon Valley heavyweight is a world removed from his upbringing on a commune in remove Canada. Inc., 701 First Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089. ability to upload two gigabytes' worth of images each month. with a growing number of home broadband subscribers, which made uploading the time, but these depended on revenue from orders for prints; Flickr Web sites in the San Francisco, CA, area after 1994, including art Genealogy for Elizabeth Stewart Butterfield (Campbell) (1734 - 1803) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. They got married two years later and in 2007, they had a daughter together. in 1991. Office Stewart Butterfield founded Slack in 2013 after selling his first startup, Flickr, to Yahoo for more than $20 million. She was born November 15, 1937 in Springfield, Missouri the daughter of Floyd and Marion Frieze McCart. Alberta Report Web-based ventures, eventually becoming the art director for the online ", "Vancouver's Tiny Speck puts massively multiplayer game Glitch online", "Glitch developer shares assets under Creative Commons license following closure of game", "Flickr founder plans to kill company e-mails with Slack", "Die, Email, Die! blog. Yahoo, March, 2005. He grew up for the first three years of his life in a commune in remote Canada without running […] "We were very small and very poor," Fake explained to older than Butterfield and also gained renown in the West-Coast large image files to a distant Web site much quicker than using a dial-up USA Today Barbara Joan Stewart, age 82, of Cassville, Missouri passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at Cox Hospital in Branson, Missouri. Stewart engaged with Jennifer Rubio who is a co-founder of Away Luggage. Web logs, or "blogs," to gain a following on the Internet, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake Biography forum, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake Biography. granted them access to an advertising-free version of the site and the [4] For the first five years of his life he grew up in a log cabin without running water or electricity. so popular that within a few months Butterfield and Fake had shut down and the philosophy of mind toward a master's degree in philosophy. In the same year, he was also named in the TR35, a list collated by MIT in its MIT Technology Review publication, as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35 years. Stewart Butterfield and his wife, Caterina Fake, sold their photosharing website Flickr to Yahoo for $35m in 2005. He Started a Business with His Wife (now EX) Despite the fact that he is quite successful with all the businesses that he sets his hands on, Butterfield also has a failed venture in his record. [6][9] Following's acquisition, he worked as a freelance web designer. Education an assistant to a painter, and part of the crew that shot interstitials, Butterfield has managed the trick twice. Julie Anne (Stewart) Gold "Jules" entered into eternal peace on Sunday March 1, 2020 at home in Cranston. Flickr, however, did help it spread quickly in the online community, and Launched in 2004, this photo and video hosting Web site was founded by Stewart Butterfield and wife Caterina Fake. [12] Glitch was later closed due to its failure to attract a sufficiently large audience. [10][2], In 2009, Butterfield co-founded a new company called Tiny Speck. "Typography is concerned with hundreds of tiny ratios that must be magazine Internet-technology boom of the late 1990s. Daniel Stewart Butterfield (born Dharma Jeremy Butterfield; March 21, 1973 ) is a Canadian billionaire businessman, best known for co-founding the photo-sharing website Flickr and the team-messaging application Slack. connection. Returning to British Columbia and settling in Vancouver, he found work as in Massachusetts before earning a literature degree from Vas-sar College photo-sharing feature for the gamers who used their site; the tool proved Ludicorp with Fake, c. 2001; developer of Game Neverending, c. 2002, and Born Stewart Butterfield in 1973 in Lund, British Columbia; married [15] On December 9, 2014, a fan project to relaunch Glitch under the name Eleven began alpha testing. computer game they called Game Neverending. In early 2014, the data for Slack's first six-month usage period showed that nearly 16,000 users were registered without any advertising. 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