Stewart Butterfield

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Stewart Butterfield

Stewart Butterfield (born 1973) is a Canadian-born entrepreneur and businessman. He co-founded the photo sharing website Flickr and its parent company Ludicorp with his then wife Caterina Fake. In March 2005 Ludicorp was acquired by Yahoo!, where Butterfield continued as the General Manager of Flickr. Butterfield resigned from Yahoo effective 2008-07-12.[1][2]

In 2005, Butterfield was named one of Businessweek's Top 50 Leaders [3] in the entrepreneur category and was awarded a TR35 award as one of 35 top innovators under the age of 35 by MIT's Technology Review [4]. In 2006, he was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world[5]. In the same year, he appeared on the cover of Newsweek [6][7] magazine.

Butterfield was educated at St. Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia. He received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, where he specialized in the philosophy of biology, cognitive science, and the philosophy of mind. In November 2008, Butterfield received the Legacy Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Victoria[8]. Butterfield and Fake divorced in 2007.

He presently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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