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Toopher saves consumers & businesses billions of $s by preventing online fraud and ID theft using the location-awareness of your smartphone.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

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    Josh Alexander
    Co-Founder & CEO

    It's always ironic when the guy in charge of strategic vision wears glasses. Josh is Toopher's business juggernaut. With a deep and extensive background in investments, strategy, corporate finance, start-ups, and enough tech know-how to be dangerous, Josh manages Toopher's corporate and business development. Josh's experience includes Adjunct Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business (UT Austin), Sr. Advisor at Durbin Bennett Peterso

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    Evan Grim
    Founder & CTO

    Evan is Toopher's evil genius. Born of necessity, love, and a healthy dose of good 'ol paranoia, Evan birthed Toopher as his personal solution to defend his sensitive data online. But who better to write the next-generation security solution than a Software-Engineering PhD candidate with nearly a decade of experience in the security and network industry? Evan gained this experience as a Research Engineer at the Southwest Research Institute.

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    Dave Dunham

    Dave is Toopher's Warren Buffet, Alan Greenspan, and Kyle Bass (we threw that last one in there 'cuz Dave's not quite an octogenarian). Seriously, Dave is Toopher's wicked smart and connected financial guru. Dave has a deep background and? Corporate Planning at Unit Corporation, Manager of Structured Products at Williams Energy, and Analyst of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Planning at Leggett & Platt. Dave earned an MBA in Finance (Palmer

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    Mark Hood
    SVP of Strategy & Operations

    Mark is a seasoned business development executive with investment experience in public and private markets. From 1995 to 2005, he was CEO of Network Consulting Services, a profitable telecommunications agency. In 2006, he formed MCH Advisors, a consultancy serving both public and private technology companies. Mr. Hood holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. He earned a BA in Marketing from Sam Houston State University and, in May 2012, earned

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    Brian Philpott
    General Counsel

    Brian is Toopher's legal sharp-shooter. He is a shareholder with Koppel Patrick Heybl & Philpott, whose practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation, trademark and copyright matters, and general international intellectual property issues. His technological expertise is in optoelectronic systems, lasers, light emitting diode applications, and semiconductor fabrication. Mr. Philpott earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering fr

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    Mark Thames
    SVP of Business Development

    Mark is Toopher’s business relationship ace. With over 18 years of IT and Information Security experience, Mark has built a global network of IT Executives, Chief Information Security Officers, Technology Executives, and Channel Partners in just about every vertical. Mark’s experience includes working with heavily regulated and technically challenging environments including IT Executive roles at Polycom, where he was responsible for Global IT Inf

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