Startups

This list consists of companies that were started at one point by individuals who were, or are, part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, whether faculty, staff, students, or alumni.

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AMD
1969
  • Jerry Sanders III
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical Engineering
3
Avant
2012
  • Al Goldstein
Alumni
College of Business: Finance
3
BloomEnergy
2001
  • K.R. Sridhar
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Science and Engineering
3
Chicago Bears
1919
  • George Halas
Alumni
3
Girls Who Code
2011
  • Reshma Saujani
Alumni
Political Science
3
Grainger, Inc.
1927
  • William Wallace Grainger
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical Engineering
3
Harlem Globetrotters
1927
  • Abe Saperstein
Alumni
3
Mosaic
1993
  • Eric Bina
  • Marc Andreessen
  • (Early version of Netscape)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
3
Netscape
1994
  • Marc Andreessen
  • (Acquired by AOL in 1999)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
3
NFL
1922
  • George Halas
Alumni
3
Opsware
2002
  • Marc Andreessen
Alumni
Computer Science
3
Oracle
1977
  • Larry Ellison
Student
3
PayPal
1998
  • Luke Nosek
  • Max Levchin
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
3
ReSchedule Med
2014
  • Taylor Fairbank
Alumni
Computer Science
3
Siebel Systems
1993
  • Thomas Siebel
  • (Acquired by Oracle Corp. 2006)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
3
Tesla
2003
  • Martin Eberhard
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
3
THX
1983
  • Tomlinson Holman
Alumni
Radio and Television
3
Yammer
2008
  • Alan Braverman
Alumni
Computer Science
3
Yelp
2004
  • Russel Simmons
  • Jeremy Stoppelman
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
3
YouTube
2005
  • Jawed Karim
  • Steve Chen
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
3
Affinity Labs, Inc.
2006
  • Christopher Michel
Alumni
Political Science
2
After School
2014
  • Cory Levy
  • Michael Callahan
Alumni
Computer Science
2
Andreeson Horowitz
2009
  • Marc Andreessen
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
Arizona Diamondbacks
1998
  • Jerry Colangelo
Alumni
Physical Education
2
Auto-Tune (by Antares Audio Technologies)
1997
  • Harold (Andy) Hildebrand
Alumni
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2
Baskin-Robbins
1953
  • Burt Baskin
Alumni
2
Beckman Coulter
1935
  • Arnold O. Beckman
Alumni
Engineering/Chemical Engineering
2
BET
1979
  • Robert L. Johnson
Alumni
School of Social Work
2
Bloomreach
2009
  • Ashutosh Garg
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
2
Bumper Works
1978
  • Shahid Khan
  • (Khan bought Flex-N-Gate in 1980, and folded Bumper Works into the company)
Alumni
Engineering/Industrial Engineering
2
C3 IoT
2010
  • Thomas Siebel
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
CityVille
2010
  • Roger Dickey
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
Cleverbridge
2005
  • Craig Vodnik
Alumni
Nuclear Engineering
2
Crunchyroll
2007
  • James Lin
Alumni
Computer Science
2
Eileen Fisher
1984
  • Eileen Fisher
Alumni
Department of Mathematics
2
Electroninks
2013
  • Jennifer Lewis
  • Brett Walker
Faculty
Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering
2
Founders Fund
2005
  • Luke Nosek
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
FutureAdvisor
2010
  • Bo Lu
Alumni
Computer Science
2
Geni
2006
  • Alan Braverman
Alumni
Computer Science
2
Gigster
2015
  • Roger Dickey
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
Glow
2012
  • Max Levchin
Alumni
Computer Science
2
HDF Group
2005
  • Mike Folk et al.
UI Staff
NCSA
2
Hobbico, Inc.
1985
  • Bruce Holecek
Alumni
2
Hooters
1983
  • Lynn D. Stewart
Alumni
2
HVF Labs
2012
  • Max Levchin
Alumni
Computer Science
2
Insieme Networks
2012
  • Michael Dvorkin
  • (Acquired by Cisco in 2013)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
Mafia Wars
2008
  • Roger Dickey
  • (Zynga)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
MessageMe
2012
  • Vivek Tatineni
Alumni
Computer Science
2
Military.com
1999
  • Chris Michel
Alumni
Political Science
2
MulticoreWare
2010
  • Wen-Mei Hwu
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
2
Ning
2004
  • Marc Andreessen
Alumni
Engineering: Computer Science
2
Optimizely
2010
  • Pete Koomen
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
Pampered Chef
1980
  • Doris Kelley Christopher
Alumni
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
2
Personify
2010
  • Sanjay Patel
  • Minh Do
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
2
Rithmio
2013
  • Adam Tilton
  • Prashant Mehta
Student
Engineering/MechSE (CSL)
2
Semprius
2005
  • John A. Rogers
Faculty
Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering
2
ShareThis
2007
  • David E. Goldberg
Faculty
Engineering/Industrial Science and Engineering
2
Slide, Inc.
2004
  • Max Levchin
  • (Acquired by Google in 2010)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
2
SoundJam MP
1998
  • Jeff Robbin
  • (Early version of iTunes)
Alumni
College of Business
2
Tinyprints
2004
  • Kelly Berger
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
2
Wolfram
2009
  • Stephen Wolfram
Faculty
Engineering/Physics
2
Affirm
2011
  • Max Levchin
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Agrible
2014
  • Chris Harbourt
Alumni
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
1
Apertio
2002
  • Paul Magelli, Jr.
  • (Acquired by Nokia Siemens Networks in 2008)
Faculty
College of Business
1
Appurify
2012
  • Jay Srinivasan
  • (Acquired by Google in 2014)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Betterworks
2010
  • Sizhao Yang
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Bloc
2012
  • Roshan Choxi
  • Dave Paola
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
1
Boom Financial, Inc.
2006
  • Ken Kruszka
  • (formerly m-Via, Inc.)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Business Logic Corporation
2005
  • John Patterson
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
1
Bytemobile
2000
  • Constantine Polychronopoulos
  • (Acquired by Citrix in 2012)
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
1
Funzio
2010
  • Ram Gudavalli
  • (Acquired by GREE in 2012)
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
1
Gabriella New York Bridal Salon
2008
  • Gabriella Risatti
Alumni
Business/Industrial Distribution Management
1
Giant Pixel
2012
  • Alan Braverman
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Handle
2011
  • Shawn Carolan
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical Engineering
1
Hyde Park Angels
2007
  • Jeffrey Carter
Alumni
College of Business
1
Hyde Park Venture Partners
2011
  • Ira Weiss
Alumni
College of Business
1
iCyt
1995
  • Gary Durack
  • (Acquired by Sony in 2010)
Faculty
Engineering/Bioengineering
1
Illiac Software Inc
2014
  • Rick Taube
Faculty
Music
1
Intelliwheels
2010
  • Scott Daigle
  • Marissa Siebel-Siero
Student
Engineering/Mechanical Science and Engineering
1
Intersymbol Communications, Inc
2000
  • Andrew Singer
  • Naresh Shanbhag
  • (Acquired by Finisar, Corp. in 2007)
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
1
Inventables
2002
  • Zach Kaplan
  • Keith Schacht
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering, Computer Science, and Psychology
1
Iron Port Systems
2000
  • Scott Banister
  • (Acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. in 2007)
Student
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Lumenous
2014
  • Kevin Karsch
  • Rajinder Sodhi
  • Brett Jones
Student
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Mind Pirate
2014
  • Mike Fu
  • Unni Narayanan
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
MyMiniLife
2006
  • Joel Poloney
  • Amitt Mahajan
  • Luke Rajlich
  • Sizhao Yang
  • (Acquired by Zynga 2009)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Mystery Science
2013
  • Keith Schacht
Alumni
Engineering/computer Science, and Psychology
1
OSO Technologies
2011
  • Austin Lyons
  • Michael Clemenson
  • Brad Sanders
  • Trevor Hutchins
  • Eduardo Torrealba
Student
Electrical Engineering
1
PhiOptics
2013
  • Catalin Chiritescu
  • Gabriel Popescu
Alumni
Engineering/Materials Science
1
PhotoniCare
2014
  • Ryan Shelton
  • Steve Boppart
Staff
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
1
Recurly
2009
  • Isaac Hall
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
RelateIQ
2011
  • Adam Evans
  • (Acquired by Salesforce in 2014)
Alumni
Business/Finance
1
Rentalutions
2013
  • Ryan Coon
  • Laurence Jankelow
Alumni
College of Business
1
Scapegoat
2015
  • Laura Carroll
  • Hagen Mueller
Alumni
College of Media (Advertising)
1
The Guildery
2013
  • Kelly Berger
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
1
Trapeze Networks
2002
  • Mike Fu
  • Unni Narayanan
  • (Acquired by Juniper Networks in 2010)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
1
Accendo Systems
2011
  • Sung Chul Bae
UI Staff
Engineering/Materials Science
0
Actif
2014
  • Alex Lee
Student
Computer Engineering
0
Action Bits for Kids!
2001
  • Lynne Thieme
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science, and Mathematics
0
Adrenaline Mobility
2012
  • Sam King
  • Shuo Tang
  • Haohui Mai
Faculty
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Advent Corporation
2004
  • Bob Cowie
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
AgLVT LLC
2013
  • Robert Hornbaker
UI Staff
Ag Economics
0
Ahoona
2013
  • Ali Abbas
Faculty
Engineering/Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
0
Aisle50
2010
  • Civil Engineering
Alumni
Christopher Steiner
0
Akkula
2011
  • Michael Dvorkin
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Amber Agriculture
2016
  • Lucas Frye
  • Joey Varikooty
  • "Howie" Wei Yang
  • Tang An Yang
  • Xiang Wen
Student
College of Business: MBA
0
Analytics Fire
2014
  • Dan Oblinger
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
AnalyzeDirect
1999
  • Stuart Jackson
Alumni
College of Business/Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
0
ANDalyze
2007
  • Yi Lu
Faculty
Chemistry
0
Apervita
2011
  • Paul Magelli, Jr.
Faculty
College of Business
0
Apriori
2005
  • Mike Philpot
Faculty
Engineering/Mechanical Science and Engineering
0
Apropose
2013
  • Ranjitha Kumar (Faculty)
  • Jerry Talton (Alumni)
Faculty
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Aptimmune Biologics
2010
  • Frederico Zuckermann
Faculty
VetMed
0
Aqueous Solutions
2011
  • Craig Bethke
Faculty
Geology
0
Armored Computing
2006
  • Raqvishankar K. Iyer
  • Zbigniew Kalbarczyk
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Atlas5D
2012
  • Zeb Kimmel
  • Shahid Rashid
Alumni
Kimmel: Computer Science, Rashid: Electrical Engineering
0
ATSP Innovations
2011
  • James Economy
  • Andreas Polycarpou
Faculty
Engineering/Materials Science
0
Autonomic Materials
2007
  • Dr. Scott White
Faculty
Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
0
AutoScout 24
2014
  • Shaunak Ahuja
Faculty
Coordinated Science Lab
0
Bioanalytics
2012
  • Michael Willard
  • Lucas Smith
Student
Political Science
0
Blekko
2010
  • Bryn Dole
  • (Acquired by IBM in 2015)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science and Department of Mathematics
0
Blockspring
2014
  • Jason Tokoph
Alumni
Engineering: Computer Science
0
Boka Restaurant Group
2002
  • Kevin M. Boehm
Alumni
Applied Health Sciences
0
BorderX Lab
2014
  • Xuehua (Albert) Shen
  • Chengdu Huang
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Bragg & Associates Inc
2012
  • Michael Bragg
  • Debra Bragg
Faculty
Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
0
Calypto Design Systems
2003
  • Gagan Hasteer
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Carrotsticks
2009
  • Pete Koomen
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
CashNetUSA
2004
  • Al Goldstein
Alumni
Business
0
Cast21
2016
  • Justin Brooks
  • Ashley Moy
  • Jason Troutner
Student
Brooks: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Moy: Bioengineering, Troutner: Mechanical Engineering
0
caterva
2010
  • Hieu Le Khac
Student
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Caulfield Engineering LLC
2011
  • Edward M. Caulfield (Faculty and Alumni)
Faculty
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
0
Cazoodle
2007
  • Kevin Chang
Faculty
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Cbana Labs
2007
  • Richard Masel
  • Mark Shannon
Faculty
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
0
CFO Anywhere
2002
  • Christopher Greco
Alumni
College of Business
0
Charmworks
2011
  • Laxmikant Kale
Faculty
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Christopher and Co
1978
  • Lois A. Wacholtz
Alumni
Sociology and History
0
Common Ground Publishing
2007
  • Bill Cope
Faculty
Education
0
CONECK
2013
  • Jason Jackson
student
Business
0
Contendable
2010
  • Zach Tratar
Student
Engineering/Computer Engineering
0
Cracked Truck
2012
  • Daniel Krause
  • Jeremy Mandell
Alumni
College of ACES
0
Crafted Fun
2006
  • Keith Schacht
  • (Acquired by Vying Games in 2010)
Alumni
Engineering/computer Science, an d Psychology
0
CU Aerospace
2003
  • David Carroll
  • Michael Bragg
  • Victoria Coverstone
  • Rodney Burton
  • Scott White
  • Wayne Solomon
Faculty
Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
0
Cuil
2008
  • Anna Patterson
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Curiosoft
2007
  • Roger Dickey
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Deco Software, Inc.
2015
  • Gavin Owens
  • Spencer Liolios
Alumni
Computer Science
0
Denali
1995
  • Sanjay K. Srivastava
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical Engineering
0
DETech
2003
  • Dan Maloney
Student
Engineering/Mechanical Science and Engineering
0
Diagnostic photonics
2008
  • Scott Carney
  • Stephen Boppart
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Dioxide Materials
2010
  • Richard Masel
Faculty
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
0
Distant Focus
2003
  • Rick L. Morrison
  • Ronald A. Stack
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Djangy.com
2010
  • Sameer Sundresh
  • Dave Paola
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
DreamLot
1999
  • Paul O'Rorke
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
EcoTextures
2013
  • Jennette Moline
Alumni
Architecture
0
ecoThermics
2005
  • Thomas S. Lewicki
  • Merle G. Rocke
Student
Business/Accounting
0
Eden Park Illumination
2007
  • Dr. Sung Ljin Park
  • Gary Eden
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Eden Technology Services
2015
  • Kyle Wilkinson
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Effimax Solar
2011
  • Logan Liu
  • Rui Cai
  • Yi Chen
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Embedor Technologies
2014
  • Gul Agha
  • Bill Spencer
  • Kirill Mechitov
Faculty
Engineering/Computer Science
0
EP Purification
2012
  • Sung-Jin Park
  • J. Gary Eden
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
EscaWheel
2012
  • Anandi Naqui
  • Chris Delaney
  • Jake How
Student
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
0
eText
2012
  • Milind Basole
  • Marilou Landes
  • Yury Borukhovich
Staff
CITES
0
Everypath
1998
  • Amitabh Sinha
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Exalt Diagnostics
2014
  • Brian Cunningham
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
ezhome
2015
  • Spiros Xanthos
Alumni
Engineering: Computer Science
0
FarFaria
2010
  • Ajay Godhwani
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Fetch Robotics
2014
  • Melonee Wise
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering
0
FlipWord
2015
  • Thomas Reese
Student
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Flying S, Inc.
2001
  • David Shaw
Alumni
Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
0
Foxtrot Delivery Market
2013
  • Michael LaVitola
Alumni
College of Business
0
FreeSkies
2015
  • Jay Mulakala
  • Andrew Putch
  • Ankur Mehta
Alumni
Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
0
Fullstack Academy
2012
  • Nimit Maru
  • David Yang
Alumni
Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Funl
2010
  • Tom Denison
Alumni
Advertising
0
Gift Caddie
2011
  • Michelle Savage
  • Teresa Savage
Alumni
0
Global Girlfriend
2003
  • Stacey Edgar
Alumni
Social Work
0
GlucoSentient
2011
  • Yi Lu
Faculty
Chemistry
0
Go Global Art
2015
  • Andrea Dempster-Chung
Alumni
Civil and Environmental Engineering
0
hi5
2004
  • Ramu Yalamanchi
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
HYX Biotech
2013
  • Xianhui Fu
Student
Natural Resources/ Environmental Science
0
iClicker
1997
  • Timothy Stelzer
  • Mats Selen
  • Gary Gladding
  • Benny Brown
Faculty
Engineering Physics
0
Iconiq capital
2011
  • Chad Boeding
Alumni
Engineering
0
ICScape
2005
  • Jason Xing
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Illinois Rocstar
2008
  • William A. Dick
  • Thomas L. Jackson
  • Fady M. Najjar
  • Robert Fiedler
  • Mark D. Brandyberry
Staff
Applied Research Institute
0
Illumia Corp
2010
  • Terry VonThaden
Faculty
Information Science
0
Immuven
2009
  • David Kranz
Faculty
Biochemistry
0
INI Power Systems
2003
  • Larry J. Markoski
Faculty
Chemistry
0
Innovosoy
2009
  • Peter Goldsmith
  • Christopher Lanoue
Faculty
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
0
InnSight Technology
2014
  • Dipanjan Pan
  • Leanne Labriola
Faculty
Engineering/Bioengineering
0
Inprentus
2012
  • Peter Abbamonte
Faculty
Engineering/Physics
0
Inscites
2014
  • Jason Goldman
  • Ben Blaiszik
Student
Engineering/Materials Science
0
InstaRecon
2005
  • Yoram Bresler
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Instarta
2008
  • Zach Tratar
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Engineering
0
IntelinAir
2015
  • Naira Hovakimyan
Faculty
Mechanical Science and Engineering
0
Invention Mine
2014
  • Robert Irvine
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical Engineering
0
iPinYou
2011
  • Xuehua Shen
Alumni
Engineering: Computer Science
0
Ishimaru and Associates
1997
  • Mikio Ishimaru
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Science and Engineering
0
It's American Press
2015
  • Alexander Albanese
Alumni
Engineering Physics
0
Jobstart
2014
  • Zach Tratar
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Engineering
0
Keen IO
2012
  • Kyle Wild
  • Daniel Kador
Alumni
General Engineering
0
Kestral Capital Group
2011
  • Stephen Vivian
Alumni
College of Business
0
LEAMgroup
2006
  • Varki George Pallathucheril
  • Brian Deal
Faculty
Urban Planning
0
Lever Works
1998
  • Keith Schacht
  • (Acquired by Leo Media in 2001)
Alumni
Engineering/computer Science, and Psychology
0
Lextech
2011
  • Alex Bratton
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
MakerGirl
2014
  • Elizabeth Engele
  • Julia Haried
Student
College of Business
0
Malwarebytes
2008
  • Marcin Kleczynski
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Mammoth Trading
2014
  • Richael Young
  • Nicholas Brozovic
Student
Ag Economics
0
Manton Communications Corp.
1996
  • Jonathan Manton
Alumni
Department of Mathematics
0
Match.com
1993
  • Peng Ong
Alumni
Computer Engineering
0
MealPlot
2014
  • Jeanette Andrade
  • Nathan Pratt
  • Manabu Nakamura
Student
0
Medical Utility Scientific Equipment (MUSEinc)
2016
  • Arvind Badrinarayanan
Alumni
Integrative Biology
0
Merge.fm
2009
  • Adam Steele (Aerospace Eng)
  • Will Leinweber (Bioengineering)
  • August Knecht (Computer Eng)
Student
Engineering/Aerospace Engineering
0
Metabolomx
2008
  • Sun Lim
  • Kenneth Suslick
  • Paul Rhodes
Student
Engineering/Materials Science
0
Microlution
2005
  • Andy Phillip
  • Andrew Honegger
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering
0
midasyn
2013
  • Roger VanHoy
  • Marty Burke
Staff
Office of Corporate Relations
0
Miss Possible
2013
  • Supriya Hobbs
  • Janna Eaves
Alumni
Engineering/Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
0
mpressInteractive
2012
  • John Bonadies
Alumni
Fine Arts
0
Nanosi Advanced Technologies
2006
  • Munir Nayfeh
Faculty
Engineering/Physics
0
National Negro Network
1954
  • W. Leonard Evans Jr.
Alumni
Business
0
Network Geographics
2007
  • Alan Carrol
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Neurovision Medical Products
1973
  • J. Lee Rea
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Neutral Design Studio
2015
  • Ricardo Pierre-Louis
Alumni
0
Newell Instruments
1996
  • Ty Newell (Faculty)
  • Ben Newell (Alumni)
Faculty
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
0
Obiter Research
2003
  • William Boulanger
Faculty
Chemistry
0
OceanComm
2014
  • Andrew Singer
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Octopart
2007
  • Harish Agarwal
Alumni
Engineering: Physics
0
OmniEars
2014
  • Peiyan (Scott) Gui
  • Heyuan Huang
  • Mingyang Qu
  • Zhipeng Xie
Student
Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Civil & Environmental Engineering
0
one
2011
  • Michael Callahan
  • Cory Levy
Alumni
Engineering
0
Orange QC
2010
  • Ryan Mathews
  • Matt Gornick
Student
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Orate
2014
  • Veronika Eklund
Alumni
College of Business
0
Outfield
2015
  • Adam Steele
Alumni
Aerospace Engineering
0
P.A. Semi
2003
  • Daniel Dobberpuhl
Alumni
Electrical Engineering
0
Palantir
2004
  • Nathan Gettings
Alumni
Math
0
Pandamonium Doughnuts
2013
  • James Kyung
Alumni
Animal Science
0
PanDao
1999
  • Roland Geisler
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Pangea Properties
2008
  • Al Goldstein
Alumni
College of Business: Finance
0
Pantheon Systems Inc
2010
  • Zachary Rosen
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Parakweet
2010
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Pattern Insight
2006
  • Yuanyuan Zhou
  • Qingbo Zhu
  • Spiros Xanthos
  • Zhenmin Li
Professor
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Pay By Group
2011
  • Dan Oblinger
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Pelago, Inc.
2006
  • Jeff Holden
alumni
Engineering: Computer Science
0
Penrose Brewing Company
2013
  • Tom Korder
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering
0
Petronics
2013
  • Dave Cohen
Alumni
Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Pick'n Run
2014
  • John Mueller
Alumni
College of Business
0
Playboy
1953
  • Hugh Hefner
Alumni
Psychology
0
Pocket Aces
2014
  • Ashwin Suresh
  • Anirudh Pandita
Alumni
Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Prairiefire Consulting, Inc.
2010
  • Michael Lopez
  • Andrew Coverdill
  • Eric Gertner
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
0
Primary Global Research
2004
  • Mike Fu
  • Unni Narayanan
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
PrintEco
2010
  • Tom Patterson
  • Arpan Shah
Student
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Proteus Digital Health
2001
  • Mark Zdeblick
Alumni
Engineering/Civil Engineering and Architectual Studies
0
Psyonic
2014
  • Aadeel Akhtar (Neuroscience)
  • Patrick Slade (Mechanical Science & Eng)
Student
Neuroscience
0
Quicket Solutions
2013
  • Christiaan Burner
Student
College of Business
0
R Systems
2006
  • Greg Keller
  • Brian Kucic
Staff
NCSA
0
Rao Research and Consulting
2013
  • Chetana Rao
Alumni
Civil Engineering
0
Realmware Corporation
2006
  • Dan Moorehead
  • Aaron Pollack
Student
College of Business
0
Reconstruct Inc.
2016
  • Mani Golparvar-Fard
  • Derek Hoiem
Faculty
Golparvar-Fard: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Hoiem: Computer Science
0
Red Hot Labs
2012
  • Amitt Mahajan
  • Joel Poloney
  • (Later became Toro, acquired by Google in 2015)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
REO Speedwagon
1967
  • Neal Doughty
  • Alan Gratzer
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical Engineering
0
RiverGlass
2004
  • Michael Welge
Staff
NCSA
0
Rivet Ventures
2012
  • Christina Brodbeck
Alumni
History
0
Runtime Verification
2010
  • Patrick Meredith
  • Grigore Rosu
Student
Engineering/Computer Science
0
SC4
2012
  • Erik Joshua Sacks
  • Stephen Patrick Long
Faculty
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
0
Scheedule
2011
  • Suraj Samaranayake
  • Michael Barker
Alumni
Engineering: Computer Science
0
Second Spectrum
2013
  • Rajiv Maheswaran
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Sense.ly
2013
  • Adam Odessky
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Serionix
2012
  • James Langer
Student
Engineering/Materials Science
0
Servabo
2014
  • Nishana Ismail
  • Tim Deppen
Student
Engineering/Mechanical Science and Engineering
0
ShipBob
2014
  • Divey Gulati
  • Dhruv Saxena (no UIUC affiliation)
Alumni
Computer Engineering & MBA
0
SiByte
1998
  • Daniel W. Dobberpuhl
Alumni
Electrical Engineering
0
Silverscreen, Inc.
2010
  • Zeba Parker
Student
Engineering/Materials Science
0
Slice Rides
2010
  • Alok Pradhan
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
0
Smart Dating Academy
2009
  • Bela Gandhi
Alumni
Business
0
SmartHealth Activator
2014
  • Tom Denison
Alumni
Advertising
0
SnapCheck
2015
  • Ken Kuszka
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Snooz
2015
  • Eli Lazar
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Science & Engineering
0
Soil Diagnostics
2014
  • Farhan Syed
  • Kaustubh Bhalerao
Student
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
0
SolarBOS
2004
  • Jason Schripsema
Alumni
Mechanical Science & Engineering
0
SolarBridge
2014
  • Philip Krein
  • Patrick Chapman
  • (Acquired by SunPower in 2014)
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Sonistic
2012
  • Aaron Jones
  • Doug Jones
Student
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Spectroclick
2011
  • Alex Scheeline
Faculty
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Spindle
2010
  • Alex Lambert (acquired by Twitter in 2013)
Alumni
Engineering: Computer Science
0
SponsorNet New Media
1995
  • Max Levchin
  • Scott Banister
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Starfire Industries
2004
  • Robert Stubbers
  • Brian Jurczyk
Faculty
Engineering/Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
0
StudyCloud
2012
  • Ravi Pilla
  • Andrew Lee
Student
Pilla: Electrical Engineering, Lee: Computer Engineering
0
Sugarbox Inc.
2013
  • Jessica Lam
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Synergy Law Group, LLC
2000
  • Art Mertes
Alumni
College of Law
0
TapCommerce
2012
  • Samir Mirza
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
TeaSquares
2016
  • Jordan Buckner
  • Adi Malik
  • Alex Stomp
Alumni
College of Business: MBA
0
Tetravitae Bioscience
2007
  • Dr. Hans Blaschek
  • (Acquired by Eastman Chemical Co. in 2011)
Faculty
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
0
Text-IE
2010
  • Dan Roth
Faculty
Engineering: Computer Science
0
The Product Manufactory
2012
  • Bryan Wilcox
  • Mercedes Mane
Alumni
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering
0
The RLJ Companies
2002
  • Robert L. Johnson
Alumni
Social Work
0
TiE Angels
2010
  • Prashant Shah
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical Engineering
0
Tiesta Tea
2010
  • Dan Klein
  • Patrick Tannous
Student
Business
0
TipTek
2012
  • Joseph Lyding
  • Gergory Girolami
  • Scott Lockledge
Faculty
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Tokarz Group Advisers LLC
2006
  • Michael Tokarz
Alumni
College of Business
0
Topix
2002
  • Bryn Dole
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science, and Mathematics
0
Tovala
2016
  • Bryan Wilcox
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering
0
TrackBill
2012
  • Steven Marciniak
Alumni
Business
0
Transocean
1974
  • Marvin Dennis
Alumni
Business/Accounting
0
Twyngo
2011
  • Mike Fu
  • Unni Narayanan
  • (Acquired by Mind Pirate in 2012, Mind Pirate acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2014)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Tyto
2015
  • Robert Hornbaker
Faculty
Agricultural Economics
0
Urban Brain and Body
2012
  • Seth Franz
Alumni
College of Business
0
UT Dots Inc
2006
  • Dr. Yuri Didenko
UI Staff
Chemical Sciences
0
Verde GSE
2014
  • Ty Newell (Faculty)
  • Ben Newell (Alumni)
  • Alex Long (Alumni)
Faculty
Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
0
Veriflow Systems
2013
  • Brighten Godfrey
  • Matthew Caesar
Faculty
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Verplex
1996
  • KC Chen
  • (Acquired by Cadence in 2003)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Vibe, Inc.
2014
  • Zach Tratar
  • (Makers of Airety)
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
VirtualSpeech
2015
  • Dom Barnard
Alumni
Mechanical Science & Engineering
0
Vitruvian Biotech
2014
  • Gerald J. Pijanowski
Faculty
Engineering/Bioengineering
0
Vocareum
2014
  • Sanjay Srivastava
Alumni
Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
0
Voxel
2013
  • Tim Cheng
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
VSCO (Visual Supply Co)
2011
  • Mike Wu
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
WayMark Systems
2013
  • Pat Canavan
  • Mike Haberman
  • Mark Nolan
  • Jon Gant
  • Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
Staff
LER
0
Whodini
2010
  • Pankaj Mehra
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Wind River Systems
1981
  • Jerry Fiddler
Alumni
LAS/Engineering/CS
0
WooChat
2014
  • Tom Denison
Alumni
Advertising
0
Workr
2014
  • Daniel Malmer
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Workspot, Inc.
2012
  • Amitabh Sinha
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Xerion Advanced Battery
2011
  • Paul Braun
Faculty
Engineering/Materials Science
0
Xoom Corp
2001
  • Alan Braverman
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Y Ventures
2008
  • Jawed Karim
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Zen Marketing
2012
  • Sizhao Yang
Alumni
Engineering/Computer Science
0
Zero-Percent
2013
  • Adam Carney
  • Rajesh Karmani
Student
Advertising
0

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