William Hurley (Whurley)

Founder

Strangeworks

William Hurley (Whurley) is an Austin-based entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age and the recently-launched quantum computer startup Strangeworks.

Whurley—the name is his former UNIX handle—has a diverse background in systems analysis. He has worked for Apple and IBM, where he was named a "master inventor," and he was hired by a group of casinos to do penetration testing on their security systems. Now he's launching Strangeworks to help bring quantum computing to the masses.