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The man who built Shopify
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Lutke started coding young, eventually leaving school for a programming apprenticeship.
Tobias Lütke, 1981- , West Germany, now Germany.
Lutke started coding young, eventually leaving school for a programming apprenticeship. He met his wife gaming online, visited Whistler with her, and then moved to Canada to be with her in 2002. Lacking a work permit, he started his own business: an online snowboard shop. In 2006, he used the e-commerce platform he built as the basis for Shopify. Shopify went public in 2015; as of 2018 it had more than 1 million business customers.