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Adding superpowers to the network

We envision an infrastructure where users' choice and privacy is not at odds with the robustness, efficiency, and security of the network that serves them.  We envision an infrastructure where application developers and infrastructure owners can safely and efficiently work with each other to improve their users' experience. We envision an infrastructure where trusted network owners have the exact information they need to best serve their users; no more and no less. 

We are building a token-based network platform to create this infrastructure and improve network security, forwarding and telemetry, by safely encoding, transferring and acting upon context and metadata at the network stack.

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Stanford EE PhD.  Part of the team that pioneered OpenFlow and SDN. Previously at Philips, Juniper Networks and Google. His thesis proposed novel approaches for network traffic differentiation, and his work has been integrated in Juniper's MX products and Google's home WiFi router. 


Nick McKeown

(Co-Founder & Board Member)

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Professor Computer Science, Stanford University. 25 years of academic/industrial experience. Co-Inventor of SDN; founder of four successful startups Barefoot Networks, Nicira, Abrizio, Nemo.


Michael Brown

(Board Member)

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Founder & Managing Partner at Bowery Capital based in New York. Prior to Bowery Capital, Brown was a Co-Founder and General Partner at AOL Ventures. Before AOL Ventures, Brown worked for the investment arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. 

Yiannis Yiakoumis

(Co-founder & CEO)


About Us

Selfie Networks, founded by Yiannis Yiakoumis (Stanford PhD) and Nick McKeown (Stanford Professor and serial entrepreneur) builds technology to improve network security, forwarding and telemetry in the presence of real-life tussles around privacy, user choice, and complex relationships between end-users, application developers, infrastructure owners and policymakers. Selfie Networks is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and funded by top-tier investors, including Bowery Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, and several luminaries in the networking and systems space.

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