The 2016 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 7

The 2016 Silicon Bayou 100 is the sixth annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. The list is compiled by you, the community, through an anonymous nomination process.

For the rest of the week we will be sharing the bios of each of the 100 in alphabetical order. Meet group 7 below:

Lindsay Fox

As the VP of sales and brand strategy at LookFar, Lindsay builds the company’s brand, develops sales strategies to help grow their partnership base, and is currently creating and actualizing their marketing plan. LookFar is a New Orleans-based software development studio that partners with both startups and established businesses to help them prioritize their goals and build custom software. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Lowry Curley

Dr. Curley is the co-founder and CEO at AxoSim Technologies, a company that is developing a nerve-on-a-chip technology that can significantly improve the search for new treatments for numerous major diseases. He comes from a research background in tissue engineering and neuroscience and received his PhD at Tulane University in biomedical engineering. The company received several federal grants in 2016 and the team is beginning to scale up operations in New Orleans. On LinkedIn.

Mark Graffagnini

Mark is an attorney licensed in Louisiana and California with a variety of legal and financial experience. Through his firm, Graffagnini Law Corporation, he  represents investors and companies in venture capital transactions, corporate formation, M&A and contractual matters. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Mark Kurt

Mark is the Chief Technology Office at TurboSquid and PixelSquid, both New Orleans-based tech companies. He and his team of developers have delivered key breakthrough after key breakthrough this past year. Mark’s efforts have directly resulted in bringing 3D to 2D designers in a way that’s never been possible before. On LinkedIn.

Martin Roth

As the Vice President of Revenue at zlien, Martin is responsible for all revenue operations at the company, which is a cloud-based platform that makes lien rights easy, empowering a fair payment process for the construction industry. Prior to joining the company in 2013, he founded Giftmeo, a startup with a platform technology that combines and consolidates transactions of all sizes in the form of a gift card. On LinkedIn.

Matt Candler

Matt Candler is CEO of 4.0 Schools, a school launch and support organization committed to closing the achievement gap throughout the United States. In 2006, Matt joined New Schools for New Orleans as its first CEO–a position he held for three years– and built a team whose human capital and school launch efforts are considered some of the most innovative and successful in the nation. In his spare time, he builds electric motorcycles through his company Night Shift Bikes. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Matt Findley

Matt is a newcomer to the New Orleans tech scene. He is President of inXile Entertainment, a video game studio that announced towards the end of 2015 it would be opening an office in New Orleans. The company specializes in the development of interactive entertainment software for all popular game systems. On LinkedIn.

Matt Wisdom

Matt Wisdom is a digital media guru who co-founded TurboSquid and currently leads the growing team as CEO. TurboSquid is the largest library for 3D models in the world and the New Orleans-based team includes over 100 employees. He currently serves on the boards of GNO, Inc., the New Orleans Startup Fund and The Idea Village. On LinkedIn.On Twitter.

Max Gaudin

Since late 2014, Max has been COO of Operation Spark which began teaching at-risk youth how to code and has since expanded its programming. He also runs his startup Sidework, which is an online resource for employees to learn everything they need to know about their restaurant and deliver outstanding customer service.  On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Maya Ramos

Maya is the Assistant Director at Electric Girls who is working to improve science, math, engineering, and math education for girls in the Greater New Orleans area. She is currently teaching customized Arduino projects and programming to girls ages 9-14 every Saturday morning, and spends a majority of her free time researching the projects and how to improve them. On LinkedIn.

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