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Lance Tokuda

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CEO & Co-Founder Photo Keeper, schoolFeed, and RockYou. Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin .. Longhorns Fan!

CEO & Co-Founder Photo Keeper, schoolFeed, and RockYou. Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin .. Longhorns Fan!

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Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea that I'm exploring
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

PhotoKeeper
HeartThis
schoolFeed
RockYou!

Advisor

LikeBright
Chinzilla
Mobius Media Group
BringIt (Acquired by Internation

Positions

CEO and Co-Founder PhotoKeeper September 2015 - present
Chairman and Co-Founder, CMO HeartThis August 2013 - July 2015
CEO & Co-Founder schoolFeed January 2011 - August 2013
CEO & Co-Founder RockYou! January 2006 - December 2010
CTO & VP of Engineering Iconix December 2004 - December 2005
CTO and VP of Engineering Open Harbor (now TradeBeam) August 2000 - November 2003
Director of e-Business Personic Software (now Unicru) 1999 - 2001

Education

The University of Texas at Austin Computer Science 1995 - 1999

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Architecture • C++ • Databases • Agile Methodologies

Key Accomplishments

Designed and implemented an online slideshow service which became RockYou (raised $100M+ led by Sequoia). RockYou peaked with a reach of 278M monthly uniques. Designed and co-founded schoolFeed to compete with Classmates.com (acquired within 1 year online by UNTD).

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Rogelio Choy
We worked together
He's had success twice already with RockYou and Schoolfeed. He is a master of growth.

Sherrie Chen
We worked together at RockYou!  •  Senior Product Manager, Zynga. Previously Product Manager, Yammer, Inc.. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Sherrie surprised us with her problem solving (we gave her problems normally reserved for engineers) and she's been aggressive about learnin ... g new things

Vinay Mahagaokar
We worked together  •  Cofounder, schoolFeed. Previously Director of Product Management, RockYou!. Stanford grad.
Built a product (Textopedia) and sold it to Chegg. Co-founder of schoolFeed which sold to Classmates.com.