Garrett Camp, co-founder and CEO of StumbleUpon, has been in charge of the company’s development since its launch in 2001. Camp brings to the company an MA in Software Engineering from Calgary University, during which time he researched interfaces for collaborative systems; information retrieval and evolutionary algorithms. In 2007 he received the MIT Technology Review’s TR35 award. He set up the company with three friends while still in graduate school. He “likes to say that Stumble Upon provides a personal tour of the Internet.” StumbleUpon’s founding team knew it wanted to start a company but didn’t have a fully-formed idea – hence the name. The prototype was completed in 2002 but it was only three years later that Camp started working on it full-time having received financing from angel investors.