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Ron Hirson at the Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2012

Photograph by Kevin Moloney/Fortune Brainstorm Tech

Ron Hirson at the Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2012

Boku Co-Founder Hirson Eyes Next Mobile Startup

Boku President Ron Hirson is leaving the mobile payments provider he co-founded about four years ago to start working on his next gig. Hirson has signed on with Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund as an entrepreneur in residence, where he’ll...

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Nora Abousteit founded Kollabora, which sells patterns and material for knitting and sewing projects.

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Nora Abousteit founded Kollabora, which sells patterns and material for knitting and sewing projects.

DIY Site Draws Investors as It Expands From Sewing to Soldering

Knitting, sewing and jewelry-making may not seem like the height of geekdom, but that hasn’t stopped one e-commerce site from attracting the attention of some influential technology investors. New York-based Kollabora, a website that sells patterns and supplies to help hobbyists create...

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Patrick Collison is CEO of online payments startup Stripe, which is expanding into Canada.

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Patrick Collison is CEO of online payments startup Stripe, which is expanding into Canada.

Payments Startup Stripe Expands to Canada in Challenge to PayPal

(Updates with PayPal declining to comment.) Stripe, an online payments startup backed by Peter Thiel, is expanding into Canada to ramp up competition with EBay’s PayPal and widen its merchant base in a country with few options for transactions over...

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The latest venture by Matt Hyman, left, and Zach Hyman is SpotOn, a customer-loyalty service for restaurants and stores.

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The latest venture by Matt Hyman, left, and Zach Hyman is SpotOn, a customer-loyalty service for restaurants and stores.

Twin Brothers Take on Two Companies at the Same Time

Matt Hyman says he has an edge over other technology entrepreneurs: There’s two of him. He and his identical-twin brother Zach have been in business together since they were kids. At the age of 12, they sold caramel-nut clusters and...

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