Jeremy Allaire is a technologist and entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Circle, a crypto-finance company that makes it possible for people everywhere to create and share value in a way that is affordable, open and empowering. Allaire has more than two decades of experience building and leading global internet software platforms and online service companies.
Before founding Circle, Allaire founded and served as CEO of Brightcove, an online service aimed at disrupting the traditional video distribution industry. From inception to IPO, he built up the company to $130 million in revenue, and today it powers video operations on nearly 25 percent of the top 10,000 websites worldwide and receives 250 million-plus unique visits per month.
Prior to Brightcove, Allaire was a technologist and entrepreneur-in-residence at General Catalyst, a Cambridge-based venture firm focused on early-stage software and consumer internet investments. He also co-founded and served as CTO of Allaire Corp., where he led the company’s product and GTM strategy. During his tenure, the company grew to serve more than 1 million customers around the world and generated $120 million in revenue. Allaire Corp. was sold to Macromedia in late 2000, where he continued to serve as CTO. Prior to his involvement in the internet industry, Allaire was a student of international political economy.