Jim McKelvey is an entrepreneur-artist & co-founder of Square. He took the mobile payment company from a Fall 2009 start through to its $1 billion valuation – after raising another $100 million this past summer. In addition to co-founding Square with St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, Jim is the co-founder of Third Degree Glass Factory, the largest public-access glass art education center in St. Louis, as well as the founder of Mira, a digital publishing company. Jim has a B.S. in Computer Science and second undergraduate degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Jim loves how every resource in St. Louis is easily accessible, from great houses to fantastic people.
March 18, 2015