Barry relocated to Texas, and in 2005, he decided to launch his own company. During his time at MSU, Barry worked with the university’s technology incubator to write a records and verification retrieval platform running on DARPA, the government’s high-security network. With the advent of the Internet and browser-based applications, he recognized the same kind of platform could be deployed for consumer reporting agencies. Coincidentally, at the same time, Barry and his kids were enjoying a shared passion for the Harry Potter books and movies. Harry and his wizarding friends often use the accio spell (we pronounce it “AH-see-oh”) to summon items from wherever they may be. So Accio Data was born, with the name meaning that we are “summoning data” from a variety of sources. And he chose to headquarter Accio Data in Dripping Springs, Texas, a few miles west of Austin.