26 Sep 2007 Jon Oringer – Microstock Celebrity

Jon Oringer headshotJon Oringer created Shutterstock. He is officially founder and CEO of the company.

Jon Oringer

Creating Shutterstock and driving it to the top of the market. He started Shutterstock as a personal portfolio featuring 30,000 of his own photos, later opening it up for other photographers to contribute. Oringer’s original photos have been removed over time as the quality standards increased. Shutterstock itself is known for pioneering and maintaining the subscription sales model and being the first microstock agency to sell video footage. Oringer has created their success as the only microstock agency exclusively using the subscription model.


Shutterstock | LinkedIn Profile | @jonoringer on Twitter

Personal Details

Lives in New York City | Also manages an investment management company


Oringer is a computer programmer. He started his first company, SurfSecret, in 1997. SurfSecret created web privacy software and Oringer created his own website and ordering system to sell it online. All this while still a full time student living with his parents.

Signs of Success

  • Founder or two successful Internet companies
  • Shutterstock is currently among the market leading microstock agencies
  • Shutterstock is still privately owned

Press Mentions

Jon Oringer quoted on New York Times | Jon Oringer Interview on Assignment Zero | Jon Oringer interview on MacTribe | Jon Oringer in Business 2.0 | Jon Oringer quoted by Daryl Lang on PDN | Jon Oringer quoted on About the Image

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