Current Issue
This Month's Issue

Follow Fast Company

We’ll come to you.

Fast Company Profile Page

Biz Stone

Biz Stone

Cofounder, CEO, Jelly Inc.

Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur and cofounder of Twitter. Today, Stone is cofounder and CEO of the startup Jelly. A progenitor of social media, Stone has been developing large-scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than 15 years.

Having started out as an artist, Stone stresses creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology. Inc. magazine named him Entrepreneur of the Decade, Time listed him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and GQ named him Nerd of the Year.

I started out as a painter and a graphic artist. I only sort of accidentally became a technologist, so I think of myself as an artist first and a technologist and entrepreneur second.