10 thoughts on “Tokbox Changes Its CEO, Again”

  1. Best of luck to TokBox. I’ve talked a lot with Ron Hose, their Founder/CTO, and he seems very confident that TokBox will succeed. I think it’s a great alternative to iChat and Skype.

  2. This is a very positive step toward expanding the creative vision of a company that has a tremendous amount of growth potential. With heartfelt appreciation for their original, intended vision, Ron and the team have what it takes to survive and create new universes of communication.


  3. nice fake first couple comments. only adds to the ‘sentiment’ Om conveys in the article. w/ $14 mill they should be miles from where they are which is likely the reason for the CEO changes.

    good luck though. my limited exposure to tokbox was pretty positive.


  4. I happened to connect with Nick and his team late last year. While I believe in Tokbox’s service concept and value proposition, I found their approach to scaling penetration & adoption of their service to be lacking, at that time.

    As I see it, a capability like TokBox needs to target enhancing diverse interactive experiences across the internet, instead of just being focused on replacing what is offered by current chat platforms like iChat & Skype.

    Regardless, I wish them luck & success.


  5. this company cannot and will not survive yet another CEO change. add them to the deadpool because this company will very likely go out of business.

  6. @Jenkins Says some guy on the Internet. TokBox will pull through, they’re persistent, they’re focused, and if it’s a new CEO they need that will make it work out, then the change has been made and it’s time to rock out. Goodluck TokBox, 2009 is the year to do it big.

  7. Bio for Ian Small is up on TokBox. I had the pleasure of working with Ian and his company as a customer of MarkLogic. A very impressive guy with an great depth of business and enginnering knowledge and magnetic personality.

    TokBox is lucky to get this guy.

    1. As a customer of Mark Logic Corporation also, I second all of Mr. Walker’s opinions.

  8. @jtame, well the problem is not their persistance, it’s that the monetization of this is going to be impossible. It’s a great service, but from a monetization perspective, I don’t really see how you’d monetize it to the point where VC’s can get a 5-10x exit out of this.

    Plenty of entrepreneurs are “persistant”, but that’s never stopped a ton of them from failing – especially when monetization is very questionable from the start.

    I think this is headed to the deadpool.

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