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Open Garden

Open Garden is a San Francisco-based startup dedicated to bringing Internet to every device by sharing and crowdsourcing connectivity. What we do is seamless...

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website opengarden.com

Company Summary

Open Garden is a San Francisco-based startup dedicated to bringing Internet to every device by sharing and crowdsourcing connectivity. What we do is seamlessly interconnect nearby smartphones, computers, and tablets to form a mesh network for faster and stronger coverage and free mobile broadband. Open Garden was awarded Most Innovative Startup when it debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012. Since then, over 2.5 million have downloaded the app.

Team

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    Micha Benoliel
    CEO

    At age 8, Micha taught himself how to code on a Zenith PC that his father was using for accounting. Among the several telecommunications services he launched in the last 10 years he worked with Skype, negotiating the deals with European telcos that provided the basis for Skype In and Skype Out. His ultimate challenge is to provide free wireless broadband access to the internet and advocate Net Neutrality.

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    Stanislav Shalunov
    CTO

    Stanislav Shalunov is an internet engineer with mathematics background. Stas designed and implemented the congestion control scheme LEDBAT now used by BitTorrent and responsible for a significant portion of the Internet's traffic. LEDBAT emerged from Stas's work at Internet2, where he also conducted research on net neutrality and Quality of Service (QoS) that formed the basis of the Internet2Senate testimony on net neutrality.