A self-taught software programmer, Jesse Lipson has been involved in Internet technologies since 1999.  He built and sold a pharmaceutical market research company and a web development company before launching ShareFile, a business file transfer company, in 2005.  In less than six years, ShareFile has grown to over 17,000 paying corporate customers, 85 full-time employees, and almost 3 million total users.  ShareFile has been ranked in the Inc 500 for the past two years (#104 in 2010 and #241 in 2011).  The company has been successful in the file transfer and storage market with no funding.  Jesse graduated form Duke University with a degree in philosophy in 2000.