We saw some very big names and very big companies on FierceWireless’ list of the “most popular people in wireless.” But Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Games & Apps” list has some more names you’ll want to keep an eye on. Here are some of the people Forbes pegged for apps:
Nick D’Aloisio: A Thiel fellow, he recently launched Summly, an iPhone app that automatically aggregates and summarizes the news. He’s already struck content deals with the likes of News Corp.
Peter Deng: One of the key behind-the-scenes guys heading core Facebook applications such as Messages, Groups, Photos and Events.
Suhail Doshi: In three years, Doshi built Mixpanel into a real-time mobile and web analytics alternative to older firms like Omniture.
Stephen Espinosa: His startup AppStack creates mobile websites and mobile ads to get small-medium sized businesses more customers.
Carly Gloge & Isaac Squires: Toy company making “smart” stuffed animals that run with iPhone or iPod touch inside them using the company’s app.
Joe Green: Previously was founder of popular Facebook app Causes.com, which raised $40 million for nonprofits from 150 million users.
Zain Jaffer: Created Vungle, a mobile video ad company launched in June, and already reaching 50M+ people per month, and working with Amazon, Hotels.com and Priceline.
Apoorva Mehta: Started Y Combinator startup Instacart, an app which delivers groceries to people via a network of drivers.
Jesse Pickard: Created Mindsnacks, which makes popular gamified educational apps for learning languages and SAT questions.
Bart Stein& Robby Stein: These two former Googlers created Stamped, an app for collecting favorite books, movies and the like, which was acquired by Yahoo this year.
Kevin Systrom: Systrom sold Instagram to Facebook in a deal that was valued at $1 billion. Systrom and cofounder Mike Krieger had just launched it 16 months earlier.
Sujay Tyle: Started Harvard at 15, left for a Thiel Fellowship, now heads business development at Scopely, a mobile gaming startup headed by former adsense cofounder Eytan Elbaz.
Brian Wong: Mobile rewards startup boasts clients including Pepsi, Best Buy and Disney.
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