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Mazira, LLC

A cloud service that searches massive amounts of data, producing results on an interactive timeline doubling the return on information.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry IT Services
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Mazira offers small and medium enterprises the ability to search, sort, and even store their document collections. By utilizing the power of the cloud Mazira is able to maximize return on information from these documents. Solutions that were previously only available to large enterprises are now available for SMEs in the form of a powerful search engine coupled with Mazira's unique intuitive timeline.


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    Ross Daniel Johnson

    Ross Johnson started programming for his parent's business at the age of 9, and in high school he developed commercial web applications for various local businesses. He graduated from the U of I in 2011 with a degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering (honors) in 2011. During college he worked at Bio::Neos, Rockwell, and U of I, while continuing to do freelance web work. After college, Ross turned down full-time offers to further develop Mazira.

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    Anith Jacob Mathai
    Co-Founder/Business Development Officer

    Anith received a BE in Mechanical Engineering from India in 2001, after which he worked for an internet startup and a multinational bank (HSBC). After moving to Iowa to get his MS, he helped set up Santos Human Inc., an engineering startup. He works as a Research Associate at the U of I Virtual Soldier Research lab. While taking MBA classes, Anith got involved with Mazira's business development and was instrumental in sourcing the first client.

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    Amanda Johnson
    Graphics Designer

    Amanda has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Iowa and four years of professional design experience at Intermec (Cedar Rapids) and Pearson (Iowa City). She also runs her own design studio, ARJ Graphics, and has worked with Ross on a number of freelance web projects. Amanda is now attending the U of I in to pursue an MFA in Graphic Design, while continuing to design Mazira's brand identity.

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    Aidan Murphy
    Mobile Platform Developer

    Aidan Murphy is a Saint Louis native and a senior in the University of Iowa's Computer/Electrical Engineering program. Aidan joined the Mazira team in 2010 to develop the mobile front-end for the Mobile Platform. Growing up with a successful entrepreneur as a father, Aidan is a natural risk taker. After graduating in December, Aidan plans to work full-time for Mazira.


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    Kuhl, Phillips, & Jans ,Inc.

Previous Investors

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    University of Iowa- JPEC award winners (multiple)
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    Pappajohn New Venture Challenge winners 2012