Anyone who regularly shops online likely uses the product Lütke has spent a third of his life building. Since he launched his e-commerce platform out of an Ottawa coffee shop in 2006, the low-key German-born programmer has fought to give Shopify’s 500,000 merchants all of the attention. After the company’s IPO the stock has increased by more than 100% to land at a nearly $10 billion market cap. Now, with year-over-year revenue up 75% in the second quarter, it might be Lütke’s turn to step into the spotlight.

Investors have been saying, WeLike to WeWork: This year Neumann and his coworking company raised an additional $2.5 billion in funding — much of which is earmarked toward aggressive expansion in Asia — at a valuation of $20 billion. Skeptics may balk at the figure, but WeWork now counts more than 160 locations and 130,000 members in 15 countries — and is increasingly luring…