CEO: Corey Thomas
Rapid7 was based in midtown Manhattan when it came out of stealth mode in 2006. Every day, co-founders Alan Matthews, Tas Giakouminakis, and Chad Loder commuted to work on the No. 7 train on the New York Subway, which goes from Queens to Times Square.
Since so much of the company's planning and development work happened on the train, the co-founders decided Rapid7 would be a good name, a company spokesperson told CRN.