PollBuzzer has a simple origin. As a management consultant, Noah Seton often relied
on expensive consumer research. But sometimes all a decision-maker needs is a quick
pulse-check of what the market is thinking. While Google and Wikipedia had made fact-finding instantaneous, there was no comparable solution for opinions.
So Noah set about finding that solution. What if he could harness the crowd-sourcing
potential of the internet and text messaging, but do it in a focused and representative
way? If he built a broad and deep panel of respondents guaranteed to provide immediate
survey feedback, he could provide almost real-time opinions to the businesses asking the
When Noah met Matt McLoughlin, a software architect who had spent his professional
life creating simple solutions to his clients’ most challenging technology demands, the
final piece of the puzzle came together.
Together they founded PollBuzzer, and now Noah and Matt are excited to introduce this
new, real-time consumer research tool.
Noah Seton, Co-founder & CEO
Prior to founding PollBuzzer, Noah was a management consultant at Bain & Company, where he advised clients in the financial services, healthcare, and consumer products industries on a range of strategic and operational issues. In addition, his practice included several engagements with private equity firms in their diligence of potential targets. Noah began his career as a litigation associate at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he represented clients primarily in the media and financial services industries.
Noah is a graduate, cum laude, of Harvard Law School and magna cum laude of Harvard College, where he served as Student Body President. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts with his wife, daughter and wheaten terrier.
Matt McLoughlin, Co-founder & CTO
Matt McLoughlin has more than 15 years of software development experience, dating back to 1996 when he started his first software company selling educational software on CompuServe, the first major commercial online service in the U.S. Before co-founding PollBuzzer, Matt led the global software development team for peerVue, Inc., building software for the radiology imaging market. His code and system architecture currently powers mission-critical applications used by physicians in hundreds of top-tier hospitals and emergency departments in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
Matt received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from Northwestern University. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and is an avid guitarist and outdoorsman in his spare time.