Jon Oringer



Jon Oringer is an American programmer, photographer, and businessman, best known as the founder and CEO of Shutterstock, a stock media and editing tools headquartered in New York City. Oringer started his career while a college student in the 1990s, when he invented "one of the Web's first pop-up blockers."He went on to found about ten small startups that used a subscription method to sell "personal firewalls, accounting software, cookie blockers, trademark managers," and other small programs.

In 2003, Oringer founded Shutterstock to provide microstock photography, which has been publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 2012. As a result of going public, in 2013 Oringer was reported to be New York's first tech billionaire. Shutterstock had over 100,000 contributors as of March 2016, with an "active customer base of 1.4 million people in 150 countries. "Among other accolades, in 2012 Oringer was named New York's Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and the following year Oringer was recognized as one of Crain's New York 40 Under 40.

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