Jack Dorsey Talks About Square and Twitter On Charlie Rose

Posted Apr 28, 2012

Square and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey went on Charlie Rose to talk about the two companies he runs. He also briefly talked about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram. During the interview Dorsey said that mobile payments company Square is growing fast and is planning to expand internationally.

Rose asked Dorsey which companies has more upside potential — Square or Twitter, he answered both of them. Twitter has been essential in transforming communications and transparency while Square is essential for the exchange of value.

In the full interview, Dorsey said that Twitter COO Dick Costolo “is an amazing leader” and does not get enough credit for ensuring Twitter’s revenue products beat all of their goals set for the last year.

Charlie Rose also pointed out that Dorsey was an early investor in Instagram. Dorsey explained that Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom was an intern at Odeo where Dorsey built Twitter. Dorsey said that he taught Systrom JavaScript. He said Systrom impressed him with his love for photography back then.

Check out a portion of the interview below: