10. Paul Barford

MdotLabs

Co-founder and chief scientist

Launched: June 2013

What We Like: MdotLabs is to the Internet what sheriffs are to the Wild West. Paul Barford roots out non-human scofflaws, known as bots, which cultivate clicks and impressions on ads that result in charges for fake traffic. It’s a gigantic problem that’s costing billions annually. He’s also founder and CEO of a network security company acquired by a bigger fish.

Bragging Rights: A venture-backed class. Professor Barford’s UW computer sciences courses are breeding grounds for next-gen startups. So much so that Great Oaks, a New York venture capital firm, just pledged $500,000 over three years to fund an accelerator program with funding, office space and mentoring. Four startups in a spring class were the lucky recipients.

11. Justin Beck > 

 


BACK TO THE M LIST 

Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print

Subscribe

Madison Magazine April 2014 - April 2014 $19.95 for one year - Subscribe today

Advertisement