25 Who Ditched Infotech for Cleantech

Jonathan Gay

Background: Co-creator of Flash, founded FutureWave Software, Chief Technology Officer for Macromedia

Current: CEO of GreenBox

A whiz-kid programmer, Jonathan Gay founded FutureWave Software in 1993 which morphed into Flash when Macromedia bought the company three years later. There Gay continued to develop Flash, which became the standard in web video. Now, with his Flash co-creator Robert Tatsumi, Gay is applying his skills at visualizing information to his new company, Greenbox. Greenbox aims to give homeowners a clear picture of their home’s energy use; the company tells us they’re testing in about 10 homes now and hope to have their software available by early 2009.