TokBox Appoints Software Expert and Technology Veteran Nick Triantos as CEO
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Triantos Charged with Building the TokBox Executive Team and Setting the Company's Strategic and Operational Goals SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- TokBox, a first-of-its-kind web- based video communication product that makes it effortless for anyone to make a video call for free, today announced the appointment of Nick Triantos to Chief Executive Officer and board member. In his role as CEO, Triantos is responsible for expanding the company's executive team and setting the company's strategic and operational goals as TokBox's user base continues to soar. "Nick's background in software engineering and technology start-ups makes him the ideal person to lead TokBox as the company sets out to revolutionize the video communication experience," said Roelof Botha, General Partner at Sequoia Capital and Board Director at TokBox. "I'm confident that Nick's insight and drive will propel TokBox as the primary video calling and messaging service of choice worldwide, and we are very excited to have him as a part of our team." Nick joined TokBox as Vice President of Engineering in Fall of 2007. Prior to joining TokBox, Nick was a Partner at Quantum Technology Partners, a technology-focused venture capital firm. Before that, Nick spent 8 years in software engineering and engineering management roles at NVIDIA, where he helped grow the company from fewer than 50 people to more than 3,500. Nick also previously worked as a software engineer at Navio Communications, The 3DO Company, and Apple Computer. He has been actively involved in startups since the mid-90s as an engineer, and as an investor since 2004. Triantos holds MBA degrees from Columbia University and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. "I'm very excited about the opportunity to play a key role in delivering the best video communication experience on the web at a time when it has really started to take off," said Nick Triantos. "TokBox's unique offerings clearly set us apart from competitors. Our cutting edge innovation and growth trajectory in the video communication category make TokBox well positioned to win in this marketplace and I am looking forward to helping accelerate the company's success." TokBox is a free, web-based video communication service that requires no download, no registration and no configurations -- all that is needed is an internet connection and a webcam. Aside from live video calling TokBox also enables users to conduct video conference calls with multiple users and leave video messages to anyone with an email address. In addition TokBox provides users the tools to add a video communication element to their blog, social networking or commerce and community sites profile by embedding TokBox directly into the page. TokBox also recently released a Firefox add-on that provides live video calling from directly within Facebook chat and a new optional downloadable application (TokBox Air) that allows users to leverage all of TokBox's great features even without being logged into the company's site. Since launch in October 2007, TokBox has grown rapidly and is already being used in a variety of interesting ways: from online dating, to job search and professional networking, to people communicating face-to-face with family and friends from around the world. TokBox is in use in over 200 countries and has been embedded within thousands of blogs and other personal pages. For more information about TokBox, please visit http://www.tokbox.com. About TokBox TokBox is a first-of-its-kind consumer video communication service that helps people talk face-to-face with a single click. To use the TokBox service at Tokbox.com, there's no registration, download, installation, configuration or any other hassle. TokBox also lets users send videomails to anyone with an email address, and embed video communication into any website (e.g. blogs, social networks or dating sites). Located in San Francisco, California, TokBox is privately held and currently recruiting skilled professionals who like to create great products and have fun. For more information, visit http://www.tokbox.com or follow product updates at http://www.tokbox.com/blog. About Sequoia Capital Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs", Sequoia Capital's Partners have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bob Swanson of Linear Technology, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, Dan Warmenhoven of Network Appliance, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen- Hsun Huang of NVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube and Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Wireless Networks. To learn more about Sequoia Capital visit http://www.sequoiacap.com. SOURCE TokBox Tomica Divic of SutherlandGold Group, +1-415-848-7166, firstname.lastname@example.org, for TokBox
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