About Dydra

Dydra was founded by a team of capable, experienced and passionate technology engineers and managers.

James Anderson

James is a graduate of, and former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with close to forty years of development experience. Prior to founding Datagraph, James was a lead developer of a financial markets prediction application for a group of private investors in the United States and Germany. The system, which derives market predictions from sentiment-based analysis, was deployed by Dow Jones.

Josh Huckabee

Josh has over 10 years of both front-end and back-end web development experience. He is recognized for the breadth of his technological expertise, having developed or contributed to systems ranging from a Drupal-based collaboration platform for the United States Navy, to a custom-developed Ruby on Rails application for a German entertainment agency, to a Flash/AIR/Web-based documentation and marketing system for manufacturers in the US construction industry.

Arto Bendiken

Arto has over 15 years of software development experience and is a prolific author of and contributor to open-source software projects. He has conducted extensive research into large-scale distributed database systems, and is well known in the semantic web community for his role in bringing RDF technologies to the Drupal content management system and the Ruby programming language.

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In January 2011, Dydra received seed funding from the following investors.

Matt Henderson

Matt is the owner of Makalu Aerospace, based in Darmstadt, Germany, an engineering and consultancy firm working in the European aerospace industry for clients like the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT and EUTELSAT.

He is also the owner of Makalu Interactive, an American web and mobile products design and development company, which has served customers like Google, Virgin America, O'Reilly and the United States Navy.

Chris Schultz

Chris is the founder of Voodoo Ventures, a company dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial community in New Orleans and investing in companies that "live where the web meets the world".

In addition to Voodoo Ventures, Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Flatsourcing, a global software development firm that works with startups and established corporate clients.

He also co-founded LaunchPad, a coworking space in downtown New Orleans and is currently working on LaunchPad Ignition, the first startup accelerator in New Orleans.