Matt Galligan, 25, is the Co-Founder of Circa. Previously he was Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (Joe Stump was the other co-founder) of SimpleGeo, based out of San Francisco, CA that provides a ready-to-use location infrastructure for app developers. He previously founded Socialthing, a company that was chosen to be part of the inaugural year of Techstars. Socialthing.com went into private beta in March, 2008 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The company was acquired five months later by AOL. Socialthing was later rebranded as AOL Lifestream. His background is in graphic design and user experience, working for Network Solutions, based out of St. Louis, MO. He got his start in the internet and design while working for a disaster restoration company out of Illinois before he turned 16. Matt currently resides in San Francisco, CA and is an active member of the startup community there.