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TokBox develops and operates OpenTok, a global service that enables you to add live face-to-face video experiences to any web or mobile property. We believe that integrating live video into products should be simple, whether you’re developing an app for one-to-one calls or for complex large-scale broadcasts.

OpenTok is a flexible platform that leverages cutting-edge video, audio, and networking technologies such as WebRTC to bring the best possible experience to your browser or device through simple APIs.

In 2012, TokBox was acquired by Telefónica Digital, a division of Telefónica S.A.@tefdigital is the global digital technology and innovation arm of Telefónica, the leading global integrated communications operator. 

We are also driving innovation in over the top communications under a new umbrella brand called TU and in Big Data through Telefónica Dynamic Insights. Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefónica's 311 million customers as well as entering new markets. We're headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. 

Our team is dynamic and energetic, but most of all, we're passionate about building innovative products and having fun in the process.  

Based in downtown San Francisco, CA and a short walk from CalTrain and Bart. Additional offices are located in New York, Madrid, and Sydney. 

Team TokBox

Management team

Ian Small

Ian Small, CEO

Ian Small is Chief Executive Officer at TokBox. Before joining TokBox, Ian spent six years with MarkLogic as General Manager for MarkMail and Senior Vice President for Products and Engineering, during which time he helped guide the company from initial venture funding through to its leadership position for scalable, high-performance XML databases. Previously, Ian was the Chief Strategist and Knowledge Officer at marchFirst and USWeb/CKS, and Chief Technology Officer at CKS Group, where Ian held a broad executive mandate which included corporate strategy, market positioning, knowledge management and merger integration.

Ian started his Silicon Valley career at Apple, where he was a member of the Human Interface Group and was responsible for the engineering management and product release of QuickTime VR. A holder of nine US patents, Ian has an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.

 

Badri Rajasekar

Badri Rajasekar, VP of Engineering

Badri oversees the engineering, QA and support departments at TokBox. Badri joined TokBox in October, 2008 from the the Core Operating Systems Division (COSD) of Microsoft. As part of the Windows Fundamentals team, Badri led the development of high-performance application-based telemetry services that are integral to Windows 7. In addition, he played a key role in building the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) for prior versions of Windows. Badri began his career as a software developer at BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle) where he applied formal techniques for static analysis to the company's flagship Weblogic product suite.

Badri holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University with an emphasis on systems software and algorithms for large data sets. He also holds a B.Tech in Information Technology from the University of Madras.

 

Janine Yoong

Janine Yoong, VP of Business Development

Janine gets front row seats to watch amazing apps come to life as she works with TokBox partners. Before joining Tokbox in April 2010, Janine worked at Google driving advertising partnerships in the local space. During her three years at Google, she worked with Yellow Pages companies, newspaper publishers, auto ad agencies and geo-local startups to put together advertising solutions for small businesses. Prior to Google, Janine worked at Yahoo! in Operations Finance supporting the HotJobs business unit. In addition to planning and strategic review, she acted as lead analyst for the first phase of the Yahoo Newspaper Consortium, Yahoo's partnerships with over 200 newspapers on its local ad management platform. Janine was an Investment Banking Analyst at Lehman Brothers in the Financial Institutions Group from 2003 - 2005.

Janine holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Public Policy from Princeton University.

 

Janine Yoong

Mike Kelleher, Director of Business Analytics

Mike has been instrumental in inculcating everyone at TokBox with a stalwart determination to better understand our products, services, and developers through the use of data. With his unique ability to distill insight from information and syndicate those insights, Mike has enabled the agile TokBox staff to rapidly and confidently deliver innovation in the OpenTok API.

Prior to joining TokBox, Mike toured his Irish folk-rock band, Culann’s Hounds, across the United States, through Ireland and the United Kingdom, and eventually reached as far as Stockholm, Sweden.

Mike started his career as a staff mathematician in hydrologic science consulting, applying his BS in Applied Mathematics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He then went on to garner his MS in Operations Research from Stanford University where he focused on optimization and decision analysis. Mike went on to spend ten years in consumer finance, rising to Senior Vice President of Information Management at Providian Financial.

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    Pros

    Really fun, collaborative people. People are really friendly and always ready to help out. Ping Pong table is a great place for people to build relations. Great perks (catered lunches, free snacks, subsidized iPhones, 20 days of PTO, 9 sick days..etc)

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    It's part of Telefonica and nobody knows what the future holds.

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Additional Info

Website www.tokbox.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Telecommunications

TokBox develops and operates OpenTok, a global service that enables you to add live face-to-face video experiences to any web or mobile property. We believe that integrating live video into products should be simple, whether you’re developing an app for one-to-one calls or for complex large-scale broadcasts.

OpenTok is a flexible platform that leverages cutting-edge video, audio, and networking technologies such as WebRTC to bring the best possible experience to your browser or device through simple APIs.

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