Stage: Beta (public testing)
Number of employees: 1-5
Profitable year: 2010
Short URL: vator.co/vokle
VOKLE is an embeddable microsite platform where the world’s most powerful and innovative thinkers, doers, movers, and shakers can easily broadcast their live video to a virtual auditorium of viewers, and, most uniquely, take video calls from the audience with unprecedented ease.
It's a global hub for the world’s foremost entertainers, artists, politicians, professors, Pulitzer-Prize winners, Nobel Laureates, and self-realization gurus to engage in insightful, many-to-many video dialogue with viewers on-demand, and from the convenience of their homes.
Robert Kiraz, President & Chief Executive Ofﬁcer
A graduate of the University of Southern California and founder of Vokle Inc., Robert brings a trademark blend of style, substance, and web innovation that will herald the site a vanguard for next-gen mainstream communications. His ability to empathize with the end-user experience stems from a background in cinema-business administration where he worked in script development on the Universal backlot and was instrumental in bringing about hit television shows such as The Ofﬁce and Ugly Betty. Notoriously meticulous and future-oriented, Vokle is the vision and brainchild of a man who fundamentally understands a business from the most important perspective: the customers.
Edward Dekeratry, Marketing & PR
Hailing a diversiﬁed experience from various ﬁelds; after assisting in strategic planning/business consultation sessions for some of Mexico’s largest corporations include sole fuel provider PEMEX. Edward headed marketing for Multidimensional Group in Mexico, organizing public events for companies and organizations such as Coca-Cola. He segued his marketing experience into ﬁlm by raising over $5 million dollars for the 2006 ﬁlm, Sea of Dreams, and overseeing its burn-rate period and independent distribution across Mexico and the USA.
With valuable contributions by
Ian Serlin, Chief Technology Ofﬁcer
Ian Serlin has more than 8 years of software development and project management experience, leading geographically distributed teams of 10+ employees at a time. Ian received a Presidential Scholarship from the University of Southern California for his Bachelors in Computer Science and completed his Masters in Computer Science with a 4.0 GPA. Ian’s recent endeavors include two management internships with Microsoft, a multi-touch soundtrack composition device using custom technology similar to Microsoft Surface, and an active vehicle defense system for the U.S. Navy. Ian has declined job opportunities at Microsoft and Samsung to join Vokle.
Cory O’Daniel, Chief Software Architect
Cory O'Daniel has a networking and software development background of about 11 years. Cory completed a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in IT Law and went on to become one of the youngest full-time professors in Florida history. Cory's last two major projects included building the news aggregation and search engine for the proﬁtable social network, Suicide Girls, and designing the architecture for Ripple Networks, a leader in home digital signage. Cory is an active contributor to many open source projects including Ruby On Rails, Merb and DataMapper
Free Events (free to create and free to attend)
-Video Ad Supported
Premium Events (per event cost for publisher; free to attend)
-Video Ad Supported
-Pay $ to unlock direct marketing tools
"The Mount Olympus of Online Events"
Multiple Video Streams:
Multiple, co-hosts can broadcast remotely to virtual room. Hosts can take live, video calls from audience, and have a back-and-forth dialogue with fans!
Built in Screening System:
Allows host to assign remote screener to privately meet and greet all video callers behind the scenes in order to assure broadcaster that each caller is ready to
Crowdsource staff to help manage event:
Virtually assign producers, co-hosts, screeners, and editors!
By keeping a clean, minimalist style VOKLE remains not only an enticing and powerful platform, but makes competitors look tawdry in comparison.
When someone embeds a Vokle player on a site or blog post, they are embedding the entire platform. Users are never bounced upon entry, which means users never have to leave the sites they love to traffic most
Vokle's versatile platform is allowing us to work closely with organizations ranging from Huffington Post, to Top Spin Media and CauseCast
Social media integration; Twitter and Text chat.
Zero software installation. 100% web-based social site.
Direct promotion avenue for tribes/tribe leaders.