Leadership

Steve Bakke

Founder / CTO

Steve is an experienced serial entrepreneur. Prior to Netzyn, Steve founded and was CTO of VocalData, Inc, one of the first VOIP software companies. Under Steve’s technical leadership, VocalData created the first VOIP phone, conferencing system, and session border controller. VocalData was acquired by Tekelec. Previously, Steve founded both CrossTies Software Corporation and Omation. CrossTies created the original Outlook-style software application; Omation, Inc, developed the first PC-based schematic drawing application. Prior to his career founding innovative software companies, Steve was involved in hardware and software development at several technology companies including: Intecom, Harris, and Texas Instruments.

Larry Goldstein

Founder / CEO

Larry has 18 years’ experience founding and funding 20-plus high-technology startups. Prior to Netzyn, Larry co-founded Seed Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital partnership, where he managed a portfolio of high-technology investments. Some representative companies in the Networking segment that Larry has been involved with include Netspeed, Amber Networks, and VocalData. Companies in the Internet segment include Broadcast.com and iBeam Broadcasting. Larry has previous experience in investment banking for high-technology companies as well as a an advanced manufacturing background focused on robotics engineering.