20 Odd Tech Startup Names And The Real Stories Behind Them


Midokura

CEO: Dan Mihai Dumitri

Headquarters: San Francisco

Midokura, a network virtualization startup founded in Japan in 2010, got its name from the Japanese term for "green cloud." This was originally the name for a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service the company planned to launch in Japan, CEO Dan Mihai Dumitri said in an email.

"I also thought that cloud computing must be 'green', i.e. eco-friendly, given the power economics of shared infrastructure run at high utilization. So, I put two and two together and out came Midokura," Dumitri told CRN.