About

Overview

Yoics is a free service that lets you use the Internet as your own private network. The Company was founded in mid-2007 by a trio of entrepreneurs, who believe that anything connected to the Internet should be safely and securely available.


Yoics' patent pending peer to peer (p2p) technology reinvents how networking is done across the internet, eliminating complex setup and preventing security vulnerabilities.


Already adopted by many of the world's top manufacturers, including Cisco, Astak and Lorex, Yoics powered products can be found in mainstream retail outlets such as Costco, Amazon and Fry's Electronics.


If you are a software developer or a product manufacturer interested in adding Yoics to your products, please check out our developers page or contact us at developers [at] yoics [dot] com


We are an angel backed and based in downtown Palo Alto.


Mailing Address:

Yoics, Inc.
341 Hawthorne Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Phone:

(Note: we don't have a receptionist, so you'll get voice mail)
650.262.0320


Support:

If you need support for Yoics, please submit a ticket at our support site.

Team

Ryo Koyama

Ryo is co-founder and CEO of Yoics. Previously, Ryo was CEO of iReady from its founding to sale to NVIDIA. iReady was the world leader in hardware TCP/IP, and its technology was used in thousands of different products to connect to the internet. Previously, Ryo was VP of marketing and business development for Kleer Semiconductor, Chairman of Rapid, an industry consortium focused on intellectual property reuse in the semiconductor industry and a core member of the team spinning out a ubiquitous computing start up from Xerox Parc. Ryo?s also held various marketing management positions at Media Vision and Everex. Ryo holds four US patents in the areas of multimedia and networking, and was awarded a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University.

Mike Johnson

Mike is co-founder and CTO of Yoics. Previously, Mike defined core architecture at iReady from the Company?s founding till acquisition by Nvidia. At Nvidia, Mike was responsible for driving the efforts in remote network management, and represented the Company at IPMI standards activities. Mike is a recognized leader in communication and protocol processing and has been awarded four patents in this area and has an additional three patents pending. Previously, Mike was an architect at Kleer semiconductor and a founder at SVN (acquired by Cornisica.). Mike also held various architecture and software engineering positions at Micom, Netronix/Amp and Everex. Mike was awarded a bachelor of science in computer science from the California state university at Chico.

Doug Olkein

Doug is co-founder and VP of Software development for Yoics. Previously, Doug has been a software professional at established Silicon Valley companies and various Internet startups for the past 15 years. At GTE (acquired by Verizon), he lead client development of a real-time collaborative suite (acquired by Ezenia) and worked related co-development efforts with PlaceWare (acquired by Microsoft) to advance emerging collaborative technologies for Instant Messaging and Application Sharing. Doug held various software engineering positions at Innovision, Ten Square and ActuSoftware, always blending leadership and individual contribution. Doug earned his bachelor of science in computer science from the California state university at Sacramento.

Brendan Thomas

Brendan is acting CFO for Yoics. Brendan is a principal at Finance Focus, a consultancy he founded in 2000 to support high-growth start-up's CFO nees. Finance Focus counts among its current and past clients Twitter, Square, Innotas, Postpath, Decisionview, Insideview, Bunchball and AppDynamics. Previously the Controller, Revenue Accountant and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at DigitalThink, he supported DigitalThink through several rounds of Financing, an IPO, three Acquisition’s and ultimately an exit transaction. Brendan holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University and a B.S.C. in Financial Information Systems from The University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.


Select investors

Shinya Akamine

Shinya Akamine is an angel investor who has spent his career in high technology in Silicon Valley. Previously he was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Postini, an e-mail security SaaS company acquired by Google. Shinya's current investments and board of director positions include AppRats, BlueSpark, CloudShare, Core Security, and unsubscribe.com. Before starting his entrepreneurial career, Shinya was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and a post-doctoral fellow at NTT's Musashino Research Laboratory. Shinya is the inventor of ten patents and was honored with an Outstanding Inventor award by Stanford University. He was also recognized by NTT with an award for the best research within NTT worldwide. Shinya received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and Solid State Physics.

Frank Marshall

Frank Marshall is a private investor and consultant to high-technology companies. He is a member of the board of directors of PMC-Sierra Inc (PMCS). Frank is also a member of the advisory board of Interwest Partners and Focus Ventures, and a board member of Pixim Inc. and Metrofi Inc. Before its purchase by Juniper, Frank was a founding investor, board member, and chairman of the board of directors for NetScreen Technologies, Inc., subsequent to the acquisition, Frank joined the board of Juniper. Previously, he held positions at Covad Communications as its CEO and vice chairman. He also has served as vice president, general manager of Cisco System's Core Business Unit; and vice president of engineering, responsible for all of Cisco's new product development efforts in both hardware and software. Frank earned a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and an MSEE from the University of California, Irvine.

CrunchFund is an early stage venture capital firm founded by Michael Arrington (founder of TechCrunch), Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler. The fund invests in and works with information technology companies at any stage but is primarily focused on seed and early stage investments. Some current investments include Airbnb, Path, Uber, Airtime, Tumblr, Yammer and many others. The firm raised its inaugural fund in September of 2011. Investors in CrunchFund include AOL, Accel Partners, Austin Ventures,Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures,Sequoia Capital, the founding partners of Andreessen Horowitz, each of the general partners of Benchmark Capital, Ron Conway, Yuri Milner,Brad Garlinghouse & Kevin Rose.


ZenShin Capital provides early to expansion stage venture capital for information technology companies that may benefit substantially from customers and partners in Japan. We are a value add investor to help your company navigate the Japanese market. Since 2005, ZenShin has made 17 investments, achieving liquidity events in 2 IPOs and 4 MAs.


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