Popular Power

Popular Power
IndustrySoftware development
FoundedJanuary 2000
DefunctMarch 2001
HeadquartersFlag of the United States.svg United States
Key people
Marc Hedlund, CEO
Nelson Minar, CTO

Popular Power was a company founded in January 2000 that sold distributed computing software for CPU scavenging. The company was led by Marc Hedlund, CEO, and Nelson Minar, CTO.

The "Popular Power Worker" software was a downloadable Java-based application that Internet users could install onto their computers. It allowed users' computers to participate in a non-profit project to develop an influenza vaccine.

Although Popular Power was able to raise $1.6 million in[1] As a result, it had to permanently shut down operations in March 2001.