Invoca is the industry-leading provider of enterprise inbound call marketing solutions. The cloud-based platform delivers complete campaign management, clear attribution, practical analytics and mobile optimization tools in one easy-to-use solution, while seamlessly integrating with the solutions you already use. Invoca helps businesses get better qualified, higher converting customers and optimize across online, offline and mobile marketing channels.
Invoca is designed for marketers and sales teams ready to embrace the power of talk for the good of their companies and customers. We serve Fortune 1000 brands, B2B companies and industry-leading performance marketing organizations and agencies.
Jason Spievak, CEO – Prior to founding Invoca and RingRevenue, Jason was a Director and Chief Financial Officer at CallWave, Inc., a voice-over-internet software and service provider. Jason led CallWave’s successful IPO in 2004 and was a member of the senior team that delivered 12 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, profitability and positive cash flow with more than 750,000 paid subscribers. Prior to CallWave, Jason was Vice President of technology M&A in Broadview’s Silicon Valley office, where he was the execution lead on more than $1.25 billion in successful transactions. Jason has also held product management roles with Nextel Communications and with Netopia, where he helped the company complete its successful IPO in 1996. Jason earned his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and his BA from UC Santa Barbara.
is a Partner at Upfront Ventures. He joined the firm in 2007 after having previously worked with Upfront Ventures for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Before joining Upfront Mark was Vice President, Product Management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and CEO. Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline, a European SaaS company that was acquired by SWORD Group. Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S. Mark looks to invest in passionate entrepreneurs in early-stage technology businesses. His interests include Digital Content and Distribution, AdTech, Consumer Internet, and SaaS businesses and he has deep operating experience having started and sold his last two companies. Mark received a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mark’s investments include: Adly, awe.sm, Burstly, DataSift, Epoxy, Gravity, Invoca, Maker Studios, Moonfrye, and MyTime. Invoca is Mark’s first investment as a partner at Upfront.
Read more from Mark on his blog Both Sides of the Table.
John has held a number of senior executive positions with successful startups during the past fifteen years. At Computer Motion (RBOT), he was the CFO and VP of Business Development. At Citrix Online (CTXS – formerly Expertcity), Greathouse served as CFO and SVP of Strategic Development. At CallWave, he served as the SVP of Sales & Bus Dev. In his capacities at Computer Motion and Citrix, Greathouse spearheaded transactions which generated more than $350 million of shareholder value, including Computer Motion’s initial public offering and the sale of Expertcity to Citrix for over $230M. Greathouse is currently a Faculty member of UCSB’s Technology Management Program and a Venture Partner at Rincon Venture Partners. Greathouse is a CPA and earned his MBA from the Wharton School.
John provides start-up advice for emerging entreprenuers on his blog InfoChachkie.
is global CEO of Accuen Media, Omnicom’s Programmatic Media Buying Platform. At Accuen Josh is responsible for planning and executing the strategy for Omnicom’s programmatic media buying business. Prior to Accuen, Josh was SVP of Advertising Products and Global Marketing at Glam Media. Josh joined Glam Media from Yahoo! where he was VP and General Manager of Marketing Technology and was responsible for driving Yahoo!’s advertising technology and publisher network display partnership strategy as well as General Manager of the RightMedia Exchange. Prior to Yahoo! Josh was President of privately held software company X1, and was a senior executive at several early internet media startups including Bigstep.com, which he co-founded. Josh began his career as a software engineer, leading the development teams for several award winning consumer products including NetObjects Fusion.
Brett Queener has been an executive at two of the fastest growing software companies in history. He most recently served as an Executive Vice President at Salesforce.com, the most innovative company in the world for the past three years according to Forbes. Since joining the company in 2003, he served in a variety of senior leadership roles in Sales, R&D, & Operations focused on driving the company’s meteoric growth. Over the last 3 years, Mr. Queener served as GM of both the Data.com & Marketing Cloud business units. Prior to salesforce.com, Brett held senior marketing & business development positions at Siebel Systems, which was eventually acquired by Oracle Corporation for $6B. Brett has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University and resides in both Redwood City, CA and Santa Barbara, CA (fulfilling a long promise to his wife to allow her to come back home).
Kobie joined Accel with more than 10 years of experience in funding and building software companies, and adds highly specialized marketing technology expertise to the investment team. At Accel he helps identify and work with entrepreneurs who are building category-defining companies. Prior to Accel, Kobie spent two years as the Chief Marketing Officer of REVOLVEclothing, a leading online fashion retailer, where he built the marketing team and instituted automation and analytics across his department. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade as an investor focused on identifying, funding and building leading software companies, such as Exact Target, Monetate, Instructure and Loyalty Lab. He was a founding member of OpenView Venture Partners, where he helped lead the initial fund formation and raised over $240 million in committed capital. Prior to OpenView, Kobie was an investor at Insight Venture Partners. Kobie graduated from Harvard University where he was also captain of the track team and an Ivy League champion sprinter.