Startup Founders to Watch in 2014

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Nick Woodman | GoPro

Why he’s important: GoPro sales have reportedly more than doubled each year since the camera’s debut in 2004. Woodman says the company sold 2.3 million cameras in 2012 and grossed $521 million.

Watch for: Serious growth. The nine-year-old company comprised 21.5 percent of digital camcorder shipments in the first half of last year, according to IDC data cited in Forbes, and the introduction of an interchangeable lens and smartphone lens ensures mass appeal.