Vocera Communications - History


Dr. Robert Shostak, chairman and CTO, was among the original founders of Vocera in 2000. Shostak is a graduate of Harvard University and is one of the principal creators of the Paradox (database) system.7 Brent Lang, president and COO, also was an early member of the Vocera team and played a critical role in developing the company's product strategy and securing venture capital.8 Lang now oversees overall operations, from marketing to manufacturing.

Vocera received venture capital funding from a mix of venture capital firms and corporate investors, including Avalon Ventures, Cisco Systems, GGV Capital (formerly Granite Global Ventures), IDEO, Intel Communications Fund, Motorola Ventures, RRE Ventures, Thomas Weisel Partners, Vanguard Ventures and Venrock Associates, and began shipping products in 2002.

In May 2007, Bob Zollars joined Vocera as chairman and CEO with more than 30 years of experience leading healthcare and technology organizations.9

Vocera recently partnered with Motorola to introduce a new smartphone product, which complements Vocera's wireless, wearable communications badge. It integrates instant voice and data communications with the functionality of a mobile computer.10

On January 10, 2011 Vocera announced the acquisition of Wallace Wireless Inc.

Vocera currently has 130 employees and offices in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

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