Startup Founders to Watch in 2014

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Chet Kanojia | Aereo

Why he’s important: His Internet streaming service is so innovative, it’s transforming the way we watch television. Traditional broadcasters view this as copyright infringement and keep taking him to court--where he's winning.

Watch for: More legal victories and perhaps a visit to the Supreme Court. Kanojia hopes to expand from its New York home base to 22 cities by the end of this year and could wind up in even more next year.