We're an engineering driven company.
In fact, our team is almost exclusively comprised of engineers. And we are committed to keeping it that way.
M87 is commercializing groundbreaking, patent-pending software technology that makes wireless networks higher performing, more efficient, and easier to use. Our technology was invented by Vidur Bhargava and Dr. Sriram Vishwanath in the ECE department at the University of Texas at Austin.
The M87 management team combines years of industry leadership with innovative new ideas for controlling the unlicensed spectrum through software. We're building solutions designed to radically improve end user device performance while providing carriers with increased data revenue opportunities.
Cole Brodman, CEO
Cole Brodman is a nearly 25 year veteran of the telecommunications industry, and today helps companies from start-ups to multi-billion dollar businesses with business, product, and technology strategy and advisory work through his Twin Lakes Advisors business. Mr. Brodman was part of the T-Mobile USA senior leadership team for 17 years and has served as a C-level executive in technology, product, and marketing positions, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Brodman has a BSEE degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MBA degree from Southern Methodist University.
David Hampton, COO
COO of M87 with over 20 years of experience working in the technology industry. David has held executive positions, including COO & CFO, with several start-up and growth stage companies including Wayport and Netpliance. David has significant experience developing start-ups, raising capital, and growing companies. David holds both a BBA and MPA from UT-Austin.
Vidur Bhargava, CTO
Vidur is the CTO and Co-Founder of M87. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UT Austin and his research is the basis for M87’s technology. Vidur holds both a BS and MS from UT Austin in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
GM AND VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PROXIMITY SERVICES
Matt is a 20 year veteran of the mobile data industry. During this time, Matt has grown and led disruptive new technology companies including Flarion Technologies (acquired by Qualcomm), Mformation Technologies (acquired by Alcatel Lucent), and Mobile Helix, which he co-founded. Matt holds an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Board of Directors
John Long has been an early stage investor in Texas for over 30 years. He co-founded Trellis Partners, an Austin-based venture capital firm. Earlier in his career he was a partner with Southwest Venture Partners, one of the pioneering venture firms in Texas. John focuses on helping technology entrepreneurs build great businesses. His prior investments include BetweenMarkets, Chipcom, Dell Computer, Wayport, WholeSecurity, and several dozen others. He is currently a director of Zilliant. John has a BEE degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Len joined Madrona in January 2010. He is interested in analytics systems and IoT devices that radically transform economics for big industries, and consumer products that change the way we see, hear, feel and sense life. Len has served on the boards of 17 early-stage companies and has been a director or executive at three companies that have completed initial public offerings. Prior to joining Madrona, Len was a partner at Frazier Technology Ventures, which invested in technology companies across the nation.
Thomas J. Fallon has been Infinera's Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. He served as Infinera's Chief Operating Officer from October 2006 to December 2009. From April 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Fallon was the Vice President of Engineering and Operations. From August 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Fallon was Vice President, Corporate Quality and Development Operations at Cisco Systems, a networking and telecommunications company. From March 1991 to August 2003, Mr. Fallon served in a variety of functions at Cisco, including General Manager of the Optical Transport Business Unit and Vice President of Service Provider Manufacturing. He also served in various manufacturing roles at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard. He currently serves on the board of Picarro Systems, a private company, and the Engineering Advisory Board of the Cockrell School at the University of Texas. Mr. Fallon holds B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Rajiv Laroia
Rajiv previously founded and served as CTO of Flarion Technologies, which developed the base technology for LTE. Flarion was acquired by Qualcomm in 2006. Prior to Flarion, Rajiv held R&D roles in Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. Rajiv holds a Ph.D. and Master's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, all in electrical engineering. He is recipient of the 2013 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award.
Dr. Sriram Vishwanath
Dr. Sriram Vishwanath is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Vishwanath received his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, M.S. from CalTech and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. His research interests include information theory, wireless communications and coding theory. His industry experience includes work at the National Semiconductor Corporation, CA and at the Lucent Bell labs, NJ. He has won a NSF CAREER Award and the 2005 IEEE Joint IT/Comsoc Best Paper Award.