The 2017 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 7

The 2017 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 two weeks 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:

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.

Louis Freeman

Louis has been the CEO of Innovation Catalyst for the last two years, working to strengthen and broaden Louisiana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and drive high-tech company formation. He has also been the Chief Development Office at TSB Ventures for the last 11 years. On LinkedIn.

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.

Mallory Whitfield

Mallory is the Director of Marketing at LookFar, host of the Badass Creatives podcast, and a speaker, artist, and author through her company Miss Malaprop. Last year she spearheaded the expansion of the 3rd annual Ada Lovelace Awards, which honor women in tech from across the Gulf South region. 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.

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 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 Schwartz

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 September, the company’s newest product opened, a full-service co-working space called The Shop at the CAC. Matt also won the 2017 T.G. Solomon Award for Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement.

Matt Wisdom

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.On Twitter.

Matthew 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.