Jonathan Cobb

Jonathan Cobb

CEO and Founder of Founded mobile-video pioneer Kiptronic, acquired by Limelight Networks in 2009. Jonathan is active in the startup community, speaking at industry events and advising new entrepreneurs.

Member since February 03, 2015
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1998 Washington University , BS , Computer Science

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Kiptronic, Hyperic
Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

These honors are for the products that my team has built over the years:
• Winner, 2008 AlwaysOn OnMedia 100
• Finalist, 2009 MOBI Award for Best Mobile Platform Innovation
• Finalist, 2010 MOBI Award for Best Mobile App Platform
• Winner, 2010 DPAC Award for Best Mobile Advertising Network Innovation
• Finalist, 2011 Digiday Video Award for Best Mobile Video Technology

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Wickr, Silent Circle, Docker

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Most frustrating: not enough hours in the day
Most rewarding: making lots of people happy, including myself

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not listening to their customers (or: not having any customers to listen to)

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Fear of failure is a useless emotion.
Amazing customer service is huge asset; invest early and often here.
Recruiting smart people to help build the business makes everything easier and more fun, versus doing everything yourself.

Full bio

Jonathan Cobb is a serial entrepreneur who founded Kiptronic (acquired by Limelight Networks), a mobile video platform used by many global media companies including ESPN, NBC, Disney, and Viacom.   Jonathan is active in the startup community, speaking at industry events, advising new entrepreneurs, and judging startup competitions,  including Startup Weekend and Angel Hack.  Until founding Cloudstead, Jonathan was Head of Engineering at Tout, a social video company transforming the way we experience local news and events.  Jonathan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.