20 Odd Tech Startup Names And The Real Stories Behind Them

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CEO: Corey Thomas

Headquarters: Boston

Rapid7 was based in midtown Manhattan when it came out of stealth mode in 2006. Every day, co-founders Alan Matthews, Tas Giakouminakis, and Chad Loder commuted to work on the No. 7 train on the New York Subway, which goes from Queens to Times Square.

Since so much of the company's planning and development work happened on the train, the co-founders decided Rapid7 would be a good name, a company spokesperson told CRN.


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