The 2018 Silicon Bayou 100 is the annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana over the last year. The list is compiled by the community through an anonymous nomination process.
Over the next week we will be sharing the bios of each of the 100 in alphabetical order. View the full Silicon Bayou 100 here and meet group 7 below.
Kyle “Skip” Boudreaux
Lafayette native Kyle, also known as Skip, is the founder and president of Acadian Capital Research, a company that provides buy-side research for non-traditional investments. Skip is both an owner and consultant at KSB Ventures where he helps both startups and established businesses. He is the Director of Acadiana Angels, a serial entrepreneur, and also has minority stakes in several other Louisiana startups On LinkedIn.
Leigh is the co-founder and CEO of the fast-growing startup Dig, an app for dog owners and lovers to connect. This time last year, Dig was only available in New York and New Orleans, and has since expanded to cities including Austin and San Francisco. Dig was selected as a finalist for the Coulter IDEApitch during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and for the 2018 Global Startup of the Year competition. On LinkedIn.
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.
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. In 2018, AxoSim won the high stakes Coulter IDEApitch at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. On LinkedIn.
Mallory wears many hats and has helped hundreds of organizations over the years. She is the Director of Marketing at LookFar, host of the Badass Creatives podcast, and is a speaker, strategist, and author through her company Miss Malaprop. In 2018, she joined the Aeolidia team as a marketing specialist. On LinkedIn.
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.
Mary took on a new role in 2018 as community manager at Tech Talent South, a New Orleans coding bootcamp dedicated to fostering talent in technology both locally and throughout the southeast United States. She is also a self-employed digital media consultant helping businesses and non- profits with their digital media needs. On LinkedIn.
Matt is CEO of 4.0 Schools, a school launch and support organization committed to closing the achievement gap throughout the United States. He and his team, along with the many organizations they work closely with, are helping define and build the future of school. In his limited spare time, Matt builds electric motorcycles at Night Shift Bikes, a company he launched in 2012. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Matt is the co-founder and principal at The Domain Companies, an entrepreneurial real estate investment and development firm based in New Orleans and New York. In 2018, Domain’s first co-working space, The Shop at the CAC, became fully leased after opening in September the previous year.
Matt 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.