About Murray - MURRAY HIDARY

About Murray

Murray Hidary attended New York University with a major in Music and Composition and is an accomplished composer, photographer and entrepreneur.

He created MindTravel to bring a transporting and expansive experience to audiences worldwide. MindTravel, which started as a personal practice for Murray many years ago brings both music and visual art together to take people on a powerful journey. A journey that is at once provocative and reflective, healing and transcending.

His photography has been shown in galleries and museums across the country including the San Francisco MOMA, New York University, The Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Guggenheim Museum. His work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and is owned by both public and private collectors.

In addition to his artistic pursuits, Murray is a world-class serial entrepreneur expressing his creativity through ideas. His ventures are ideas in action, pioneering new ways of doing things and building great teams. Since college he has built some great companies, including taking his first company public.

Murray is involved with several philanthropic causes. He is the board chairman of the new music string quartet ETHEL, resides on the boards of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance and Four Way Books, a publisher of poetry and short fiction by emerging and established writers. He is also a member of the New York University Dean’s Advisory Council and is the recipient of the NYU Distinguished Service Award where he has given the commencement speech.

He is currently touring MindTravel, composing new work, hiking and meditating in beautiful places.

I view business ventures as IDEAS IN ACTION. Here are the companies I co–founded and built over the years. If you'd like to collaborate on an idea please email ideas@murrayhidary.com.

  • Givme is a mobile app that is revolutionizing private group photo sharing amongst friends.

  • eBillity is a web-based and mobile solution for tracking, managing and billing time. We save small businesses countless hours managing this task. We hope this newfound freedom allows our customers to spend more time with their families or pursue their passions & hobbies. Or, just use the time to make more money!

  • Primary Insight is a leading provider of access to a diverse, global network of experts across all industry sectors.

  • iAmplify is a platform for selling expert based content including audio/video. Authors, lecturers and experts of all kinds amplify their knowledge and those who want to learn amplify their lives.

  • Vista Research pioneered the expert network industry back in 2001 and sold successfully to McGraw Hill/Standard & Poors in 2005.

  • Dice is the leading IT career site (NYSE:DHX). After we sold the EarthWeb network of content sites and changed the company name from EarthWeb to Dice Inc, I stayed on as a board member.

  • Founded in 1994, EarthWeb was one of the first internet companies and went public on the NASDAQ in 1998 as the leading portal for IT professionals.