It all started with an overflowing mailbox, and a determination to make things less complicated
Getting mail and paying bills is a necessary part of life. Weeding through mountains of paper, finding stamps, and making sure things get mailed on time is something we just accepted as part of the process. doxo was founded on the simple idea that connecting with a company to get important documents, paying bills, and organizing files should be as easy as connecting to a friend on facebook.
The company has partnerships with national and regional service providers, who promote doxo as a new paperless option for their customers. doxo investors include top-tier venture partners Mohr Davidow Ventures, Sigma Partners, and Bezos Expeditions. The company is led by executives who have driven businesses that have scaled to serve tens of millions of users and processed billions of dollars in consumer mobile and Internet transactions. doxo is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
simply organized. simply paperfree. simply doxo.
Steve’s a recovering engineer (Rice U, Mechanical…back when they made mechanical stuff). After a couple of fun years working as an engineer in Alaska, Steve went to business school (UVA) because he thought it would help him behave more professionally. It didn’t. After b-school, Steve worked in consulting (at Kaiser Associates) and then got a front row seat for the dot-com boom and bust (at Infospace) before he landed at Qpass in 2002. At Qpass, he ran sales and marketing then helped develop and launch a new mobile payment network, OpenMarket, which grew to take the #1 position in the US market and continues to expand successfully. Steve was SVP and GM of OpenMarket, by then a division of Amdocs, before exiting in 2008 and starting doxo. Steve hates junk mail, and bills, and dead trees. That’s why he started doxo.
Mark runs the dev and ops teams. He was something like employee #7 at Qpass. Mark helped architect the original Qpass transactional processing systems, and then ensured their scalability and security as transaction volume grew many multiples each year. He’s a University of Washington engineer. Mark likes to be, oh shall we say, “organized.” That’s why he started doxo.
Prior to founding doxo, Roger was SVP of Products and Partnerships at Qpass, where he played an evangelist role (kind of a pied piper of mobile commerce). Before Qpass Roger was with Accenture. Roger’s undergraduate was from University of Washington (go Huskies) and Masters from Washington State University (he followed a girl there). Roger had to buy a new file-cabinet in 2007, when his old one overflowed. That’s why he started doxo.
Amy manages Finance, HR and Business Operations at doxo, which translates into keeping track of the money, people and metrics in the business. Prior to doxo, Amy was the CFO at Gist (sold to RIM in 2011). Before Gist, she was with AOL Wireless/Tegic, Wildseed, Onyx Software and Attachmate. Amy loves making things simple and clear. That’s why she joined doxo.
Bryan joined Mohr Davidow in 2008. He made the move to venture capital after a two decade career that began at Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems (EDS) with stops at three technology start-up companies, all of which became market leaders. The most recent, Agile Software, he started in 1995. At Agile, which led the creation of a new category now called product lifecycle management (PLM), Bryan served as CEO from start-up through a public offering and secondary that raised over $500M; executed on almost two dozen private and public M&A transactions; steered a major strategy shift following the bursting of the B2B bubble in 2001 that required rebuilding the management team and board and led to the eventual acquisition of the company by Oracle at a revenue run-rate that was more than double its peak during the B2B bubble. Bryan’s two plus decade journey in technology startups included the raising of over half a billion dollars in private and public capital, the creation of well over $1B in revenues, and returns to venture investors exceeding $1B on less than $30M of venture capital.
As a former founder and executive of four start-up technology companies, Greg uses his expertise to assist entrepreneurs in building strong businesses. Greg has been in the high-technology industry for more than 20 years. He joined Sigma in 2000, and brings to the firm expertise in new venture creation and marketing. Greg’s successful investments as both an Angel and Venture investor include TalkingBlocks (HP), SlimDevices (Logitech), Postini (Google) and EqualLogic which was sold to Dell in 2008 for $1.4B, making it the largest all cash acquisition of a venture-backed technology company in history. In 1997, Greg co-founded Connectify, an enterprise software company that sold software for Electronic Direct Marketing. After selling Connectify to Kana Communications in 1999, he stayed on board as the Vice President of Electronic Direct Marketing. Prior to Kana, Greg started GiftONE in 1996, which he later sold to SkyMall. In 1993, Greg launched his first start up, Vicarious, an education and reference CD-ROM publisher. Early in his career, Greg spent time at Apple where, in addition to spearheading product marketing programs, he lead a project partnering with CNN that offered the first public showcase of QuickTime.
Th3s H. Layton was CEO of Metaweb Technologies from 2007 until its acquisition by Google in 2010, CEO of OpenTable from 2001 to 2007, co-founder and President/COO of CitySearch from 1995 to 1999. Thomas serves on the boards of OpenTable, Ancestry.com, oDesk, doxo and Hearsay Corp. Additionally, Thomas is a co-founder of MapLight.org, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mohr Davidow is a leading venture capital firm investing in people and technologies that redefine markets. The firm partners with entrepreneurs seeking a hands-on investor who can help guide and grow successful companies that seek to Drive the Digital World; Personalize Medicine; or Power the Planet. The firm has $2 billion dollars under management.
Sigma Partners invests in exceptional entrepreneurs, and together we make extraordinary things happen. As a pillar of the venture capital industry for more than 25 years, Sigma Partners provides support and strength to entrepreneurs driven to build great companies. With over $2 billion under management, Sigma invests in innovative technology startups across the United States. Drawing on deep operational backgrounds as entrepreneurs and executives, Sigma’s partners provide management teams with practical strategic counsel through every phase of company growth.
Bezos Expeditions manages the personal venture investments of Jeff Bezos, the founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Amazon.com.
Sterling Wilson is currently the President and CEO at mobile measurement firm Ground Truth (www.groundtruth.com), in Seattle. Previously, Sterling was President and a board member at Qpass, and CFO and EVP of Operations at Concur Technologies (NASDAQ: CNQR).
David Beitel is the Chief Technology Officer of online real estate database company Zillow.com. Prior to that, he was one of the initial employees at Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) and eventually became the company’s CTO. Before Expedia, David worked at Microsoft in the handheld computing group.
Rick Thau is the Managing Director at Thaughtful Transitions, a firm that provides guidance to emerging companies. In this role, he has worked with over 20 early stage company over the last twelve years. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Fulltime Software, which he led through its IPO and subsequent acquisition and was founder, CEO and/or President of several other high tech startups.
Dick Clarke served as CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) from 1986 until his retirement in July 2012 and has been named as one of the most powerful people in healthcare for nine consecutive years. He currently serves on several healthcare committees and holds an instructor faculty position in the MBA in Health program for the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
From 1995 until his retirement in 2000, Patrick Hays was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the national coordinating body for the nation’s then 49 independent Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans. Mr. Hays founded Sutter Health in Sacramento, CA. in 1980, where he served as its Chief Executive Officer for fifteen years and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.