Harvard Alumni: Fireside Chat with the Founder of Shutterstock

  • March 16, 2022
April 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Australia/Sydney Timezone
Harvard Alumni: Fireside Chat with the Founder of Shutterstock

Dear Oxbridge Partners and Affiliates,

All Oxbridge members are able to participate in online and face to face Harvard alumni events. Past invited guests to Oxbridge have included significant entrepreneurs, founder of Unicorns (companies that value more than US$1 Billion) etc. Harvard alumni, faculty, and researchers have included numerous Nobel laureates and Fields Medal recipients, and more alumni have been members of the U.S. Congress, MacArthur Fellows, Rhodes Scholars (375), Marshall Scholars (255), and Fulbright Scholars than any other university in the world. Its alumni include eight U.S. presidents and 188 living billionaires, the most of any university. Fourteen Turing Award laureates have been Harvard affiliates. Students and alumni have won 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prizes, and 110 Olympic medals (46 gold), and they have founded many notable companies.

HAE South Florida is thrilled to host the Founder of Shutterstock!

  • Jon Oringer started Shutterstock with $10,000 in 2003 to create a more affordable way to supply stock photos.
  • He took the photo service public in 2012 and served as its CEO until April 2020, when he became executive chairman.
  • Oringer owns nearly 38% of Shutterstock, which had 2019 revenues of $650 million.
  • A serial entrepreneur, Oringer created one of the first pop-up blockers as a computer science graduate student at Columbia University.
  • In October 2020, he reportedly spent $42 million to buy a mansion in Miami Beach and moved there from New York City.
  • Oringer is New York’s first Tech Billionaire


Join us for a fireside chat where we will hear Jon Oringer’s story about how he built this global multi-billion dollar business, and what he is doing now to support the South Florida entrepreneurial eco-system. This will be a night filled with learning lessons, and networking. We will have time for drinks and mingling to meet new friends and potential business connections at this event.

Event Moderators: Danielle Weinblatt, MBA ‘19, HAE South Florida Co-Chair and Lisa Medalie


6:00 PM – 6:15 PM Arrival
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM Fireside Chat with Jon Orringer
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Q&A with Jon Orringer
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM Outside networking (overlooking the beach!), serving the “Crimson Cocktail”

$7 discounted parking available for event attendees. To attend virtually please e-mail support@oxbridge.com.au

About our Guest

Jon Oringer is the founder and executive chairman of Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies. Jon founded Shutterstock in 2003 and grew it into the global, multibillion-dollar business it is today. Shutterstock has offices around the world, over 1.6 million contributors worldwide and more than 2 million active customers from more than 150 countries. Jon served as CEO of Shutterstock from its founding until 2020 when he decided to become Shutterstock’s Executive Chairman. This shift in responsibilities enables Jon to spend half of his time as Executive Chairman of Shutterstock and the other half focusing on his newest entrepreneurial endeavor: Pareto Holdings. Pareto Holdings is an investment firm Jon and his partner Edward Lando created to incubate and invest in world-class businesses and to nurture the development of Miami’s growing tech scene. Jon was instrumental in transforming New York City into a tech hub over the past two decades and is committed to replicating that success in Miami today.

The Oxbridge Team

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