wuntusk was started by Monty Schmidt, founder of the Madison, Wisconsin software company, Sonic Foundry. Launched from his bedroom in 1991, it was there on his own he wrote the first two versions of Sound Forge, an award-winning, industry-standard audio editing program. In 2003, the company sold its mature media production applications to Sony. Subsequently, from 2003 to 2011, Mr. Schmidt led Sonic Foundry’s development as CTO building Mediasite™, the leading lecture capture product on the market.
Since leaving Sonic Foundry, he has spent his time buried in the start-up community advising entrepreneurs young and not-so-young. After 20 years working within the Microsoft/.NET/SQL framework he decided it was time to check out the “other side” and moved his development to a mixture of Linux/Apache/Node/Ruby/Python etc.
Although well aware of Bitcoin in 2011 (a note in his product ideas book right after Black Friday says “Bitcoin Online Poker”) it wasn’t until 2013 that he looked deeply into the technology. Since then he has immersed himself in the technology.