Mr. Stewart Butterfield is a Canadian-born entrepreneur and businessman. He co-founded the photo sharing website Flickr and its parent company Ludicorp with then-wife Caterina Fake. In March 2005 Ludicorp was acquired by Yahoo!, where Butterfield continued as the General Manager of Flickr until he left Yahoo on July 12, 2008. In 2009 Butterfield founded gaming startup Tiny Speck, which launched its first project, Glitch, on September 27, 2011.
In 2005, he was named one of Businessweek's Top 50 Leaders in the entrepreneur category. He was also named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. In 2006, he was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the same year, he appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
Mr. 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.
He presently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.