SOURCE: Roundbox, Inc.

Roundbox, Inc.

June 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Roundbox Strengthens Advisory Board With Addition of Co-Founder and Former CEO of Zimbra

Open Source Visionary Satish Dharmaraj Lends Experience as Roundbox Delivers Mobile DTV Solutions to Market

FLORHAM PARK, NJ--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Roundbox, Inc., the leader in mobile broadcast software, today announced the addition of entrepreneur Satish Dharmaraj, now partner at Redpoint Ventures, to its advisory board. Prior to Redpoint, Satish was the founder/CEO of Zimbra, the leading open source email server in the market, which achieved widespread acclaim with a significant open source community, and nearly 40 million hosted, premium mailboxes worldwide. After Zimbra was sold to Yahoo! for $350M, Satish held the title of Vice President, Communications at Yahoo!. Roundbox will tap into Satish's vast experience in building a successful business based on open standards and community support, as it deploys its products in the burgeoning Mobile DTV market.

"Satish brings unique business insights from years of developing and deploying premier open source platforms and client server systems," said Vinod Valloppillil, vice president, product marketing at Roundbox. "We are very fortunate to have him join our advisory team and will capitalize on the strategies he pioneered at Zimbra and elsewhere to grow our business and the Mobile DTV market overall."

"Roundbox is one of the few companies that truly understand challenges faced by mobile operators, device manufacturers, and broadcasters," said Satish Dharmaraj. "The powerful combination of broadcast economics with mobile device capabilities will create entirely new usage models and demand innovative software and services to capitalize on this technology. I am pleased to be working with a company that is leading these important developments."

Satish Dharmaraj Background

Prior to founding Zimbra, Satish was Vice President of the Messaging Products Division at Openwave Systems, responsible for the email, unified messaging, voicemail, and instant messaging product lines. At Openwave, Satish led the team that partnered with Cisco to produce the first VxML-based voice browser as well as the industry's first MMS server. Satish came to Openwave as part of the founding team at the unified messaging company Onebox, where he led engineering and network operations, and was instrumental in the sale of Onebox to for $850M. Prior to Onebox, Satish was at Sun Microsystems' JavaSoft Division from 1995 through 1998 where he was responsible for the conception, design and implementation of Java Server Pages (JSPs) which he introduced to the Java community at the JavaOne conference in 1998; in addition, he led the team that created the Java Server Framework which was licensed to IBM to form the core of the WebSphere product. He also led the team that designed and implemented the Java Servlet API.

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