CompanyImproving the way the world connects
As the world of mobile devices continues to expand and compete for bandwidth, we’ve been hard at work developing our technology to improve the way the world connects. Badu Networks provides software and appliance solutions that improve the end-user experience. We do this by increasing the speed that TCP delivers data over both wired and wireless connections.
Our technology is impactful because it is focused on the transport layer (layer 4 of the OSI stack). The end result is typically a much improved user experience for web sites, streaming video, social media, cloud storage, and any interactive web-based applications that use the Internet as their transport.
What’s With The Name?
The name “Badu” comes from an island located off the north coast of Australia. It once had a reputation for being an island of headhunters and mercenaries, and thus was feared by neighboring peoples. While this practice disappeared in the 1870s, there is no question that these island natives were fiercely protective of their home and way of life.
While our business methods are not so extreme as the once fearsome Badu natives, we use technology to fight for what we believe to be of the utmost importance for today’s lifestyle: A fast and private Internet connection.
Founder / CEOExperienced entrepreneur, previously started 2 companies; CEO of AccuPoll, a public company (traded 3+ million shares/day), co-founder & CEO of Web Tools Int., Development Manager and Architect at 3M, Senior Technical Architect at EDS, BS-MATH, MS-Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
Founder / COO27 years of broad functional experience & leadership (Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Service, SW Quality) at Apple, HP, Sun Microsystems, Gateway Computers, Black & Decker, and 3M.
CMOJim is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, senior executive, and board member with nearly three decades of success in the enterprise software industry at companies ranging in size from startups to the Fortune 500. Previously, Jim was Co-Founder, Executive Director and CMO of WANdisco, a company focused on data replication over wide area networks. He was part of the team that led the company to its highly successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 2012.
VP Global StrategyJohn has been in the Networking industry for ~30 years. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) at Riverbed Technologies and over 9 years established and built Riverbed’s operations and sales across the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to Riverbed, John spent 7 years with Cisco Systems initially setting up Cisco in South Asia then expanding across the APJ region.
Board of Directors
CEO/CTO, Founder (Board Member)Experienced Entrepreneur, architect and software developer
COO, Founder (Board Member)27 yrs. of broad functional experience and leadership at Apple, HP, Sun Microsystems, Gateway Computers, Black & Decker and 3M
CMO (Board Member)Accomplished entrepreneur, senior executive, & board member; Previously, Co-Founder, Executive Director, CMO of WANdisco
VP Global Strategy (Board Member)30+ yrs. IT. Previously Senior VP, (APJ) – 9 yrs. Prior to Riverbed, 7yrs w/ Cisco Systems establishing & expanding the APJ region.
Board Member25 yrs. telecom experience. Director of Product Management & Development at Sprint. Active angel investor & startup mentor.
Board MemberInvestment Banker, Danson Partners