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Startup Grind Presents: Steve Kokinos (Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Fuze)

  • SOM 4420 165 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)


Steve Kokinos (co-founder of Fuze) has spearhead the company’s mission to revolutionize how businesses communicate.

In recognition of his contribution, Steve was awarded the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in New England.

Fuze provides customers a single communication platform combining voice, video, messaging and contact center. The company has raised more than $300mm from investors including Wellington ManagementGreenspring AssociatesSummit PartnersBessemer Ventures Partners and G20.

Prior to Fuze, Steve was a founder of BladeLogic, Inc (data center automation, IPO in 2007) and WebYes, Inc. (acquired by Breakaway Solutions in 1999). After the WebYes acquisition, he played an important role at Breakaway, leading the application service provider business as the company moved towards an IPO in 2002.

Steve will join us to talk about how he ended up as an entrepreneur, built more than 1 multi-million dollar startup, and where he sees the future business communication. 

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