Dave Troy, EO and co-founder at 410Labs, and creator of Mailstrom. He is a serial technology entrepreneur. He started his first business at age 14 in 1986, and has been working in the information technology industry since then. In 1995 he founded ToadNet, a major regional Internet service provider near Baltimore, which he sold to Landmark Communications in 2004. He has been an active contributor to projects such as Asterisk and developed a large-scale distributed call-center technology and VoIP telephony systems for global technology companies.
In 2007, Troy launched two side projects, Twittervision and Flickrvision, which were featured in the 2008 exhibition "Design and the Elastic Mind" at the Museum of Modern Art. Since then, he has been exploring projects in data visualization with his current company Roundhouse Technologies, which he founded in 2008 with partner Stephen Muirhead.
Troy is also very active in the local technology scene in Baltimore and is a co-founder of Beehive Baltimore, the first coworking space in Baltimore. He is also cofounder of Baltimore Angels, an angel investing group specializing in early-stage information technology startups. In 2009, he founded TEDxMidAtlantic, a conference dedicated to the power of ideas to change the world.