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Jonathan Taylor

Voxeo Labs, Chairman

Jonathan is half executive and half technologist with a dash of revolutionary thrown in for good measure.  Over the last 20 years he has started eight companies, ran six profitably, sold four, and purchased and consolidated 17 more.

He founded Voxeo in 1999 with the mission to make phone applications easy to build and deploy.  At Voxeo he was the founding CTO, then CEO and Chairman, and then Chairman.  Voxeo sold to Aspect Software for $150m in July of 2013.  Prior to that sale Voxeo spun out Tropo, Inc (formerly Voxeo Labs), where Jonathan is Chairman. Tropo, Inc enables a new era of telco powered services for consumers, developers, enterprises, and their partners.  

Jonathan is also the chairman of Sighthound Labs and Entrenext Ventures.  Sighthound Labs uses machine intelligence to deliver an open platform anyone can use to find valuable insights within exponentially growing data.  Entrenext Ventures is an early-stage investment firm that makes life easier for entrepreneurs via simple, tiered bundles of strategic advice, investment, and interim “CxO”s to efficiently grow startups from idea creation to ideal exits.

From 1995 to 1997, Jonathan was the founder and President of InterResearch and Development Group (IRdg), Inc. IRdg created and licensed iPost - the first internet powered OEM unified messaging solution - to leading telecommunications providers including Ericsson, Motorola and Unisys.   IRdg was acquired by Elron Electronic Industries (Nasdq: ELRN) subsidiary MediaGate in 1997.

When not working, Jonathan is a full-time dad and geek.  Jonathan enjoys long flights over the beach in a Stemme S-10vt motor glider with a supercharged Rotax 914 engine.

Sessions from eComm2011: Emerging Communications Conference featuring Jonathan Taylor: