Meet SoftTech VC’s Founders Honored as Forbes 2012 30 Under 30

Forbes released its annual ‘30 Under 30‘ list of disrupters, innovators and entrepreneurs – and we’re proud to see many of SoftTech’s rising stars represented.  Meet the SoftTech VC founders that made the list and a BIG congrats to Sam, Liam, Carly, Isaac, Zain, Stephen, and Alex!

Sam Chaudhary, 26 & Liam Don, 26 from Class Dojo (Forbes ’30 Under 30′, Education)

Class Dojo founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don as disrupting the classroom with their classroom management software that enables teachers to track good and bad student behavior. Since launching in 2011, six million teachers and students use Class Dojo on their smartphones, tablets, and the web to dramatically improve classroom culture and increase educational productivity.

 

 

Carly Gloge, 28 and Isaac Squires,29, from Ubooly (Forbes ’30 Under 30′, Games & Apps)
Carly Gloge and Isaac Squires are the brains and games behind Ubooly, a iPhone/iPod Touch powered “Smart Toy” Toy tells stories & jokes, plays games & music, and takes kids on imagination adventures. Cuddly Ubooly’s been busy this holiday season, traveling from its hometown in Boulder to make appearances on the Today Show in New York and at LeWeb in Paris.

 

 

Zain Jaffer, 24 from Vungle (Forbes ’30 Under 30′, Games & Apps)

Zain Jaffer and his co-founder Jack Smith launched Vungle to help mobile application developers promote and monetize their apps through in-app video trailers. Launched in June, Vungle already reaches 50M+ people per month, and is working with Amazon, Hotels.com and Priceline.

 

 

Stephen Espinosa, 25, from AppStack (Forbes ’30 Under 30′, Games & Apps)

AppStack creates mobile websites and mobile ads to get small-medium sized businesses more customers – it’s the top mobile ad reseller of Google ads and employs a team of 45.

 

 

 

Alex White, 26, from Next Big Sound (Forbes ’30 Under 30′, Music)

Alex White’s Next Big Sound is big data for the music industry. By measuring daily music consumption and purchase decisions, Next Big Sound combines artist activity with context to help the modern music industry make decisions.