Dave Fowler is the CEO of Chartio, a company he co-founded with Justin Davis. Chartio simplifies the way people look at and approach data. Their product allows anyone to create charts by dragging and dropping columns and tables into a chart creator and employing several useful tools built in to the software. His achievements in the tech startup industry have earned him a spot on Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Technology for two years in a row.
Before Chartio, Fowler worked at IBM as part of the team that worked on the microprocessor for Microsoft’s Xbox 360. It was during his stay there that he became the primary on 10 of the company’s patents. He learned to program at the age of 11 when his mother decided to teach him this skill. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a triple degree including one in Physics. He also received a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.