Bill Barhydt

Co-Founder & CEO - Boom Financial

William (Bill) Barhydt, born in New York City, is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of Boom Financial (formerly m-Via,) a mobile banking company focused on using mobile technology to bank the senders and recipients of domestic and cross border money transfers.

After working for the CIA, NASA and Goldman Sachs, Barhydt decided to join Netscape working on telecom and Internet banking deals, mostly in Europe. After the AOL acquisition of Netscape Barhydt founded WebSentric. The technology for WebSentric exists today in SAP's online portal service.

Barhydt was CEO of KnowNow, VP Market Development for Plaxo and has been a Director or adviser to numerous start-ups including: Meeting Maker, Ignite Racing, Particle Code, Sennari, Plaxo, Kopo Kopo and Barhydt co-founded m-Via in 2008.

As a recognized expert in Internet and Mobile technologies Barhydt has presented at The World Economic Forum, The US State Department, The Mobile World Congress, TED, and many Internet and mobile technology conferences.

Bill has been a pioneer in computing and media technologies for over 15 years. He was recognized in Davos, Switzerland by the World Economic Forum for the year 2000 as one of the top 30 technology pioneers in the world for his pioneering work in groupware technologies. Bill is a graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology where he received a B.S. in Computer Science and has also done graduate work in Computer Science and Corporate Finance.

External Links: Boom Financial