Tapioca Mobile

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Tapioca Mobile

Tapioca Mobile is a venture capitalist funded start-up that has developed a platform to enable content providers, advertisers and other companies to capitalize on the emerging mobile messaging market, not only through text-based messages, but by taking advantage of mobile video technology. With the surges in mobile messaging in recent years, Tapioca Mobile aims to enable partner companies to capitalize on the new found medium. As well as operating a consumer website, mSnack.com, Tapioca Mobile provides its technology to companies who are interested in starting their own mobile campaigns. It offers a client-friendly platform that can convert existing content from a provider to mobile-ready videos, as well as actually sending the messages out through our short code. Advertisers can easily take advantage of this screen space as overlays can be easily incorporated. Ultimately, companies are able to take their services onto a new level, providing an encompassing 3-screen solution for their media.



  • Mobile Videos, MMS & Slideshows
  • SMS Messages
  • Mobile Coupons
  • Contest & Sweepstakes
  • Polls & Quizzes
  • Lead Alerts


Sachin Deshpande CEO and Co-Founder
Sachin has 15 years of business and technical experience. Most recently, Sachin was Head of BREW Developer Relations at QUALCOMM where he built and led business relationships with leading media companies, content providers, and cutting-edge mobile developers. He has also held various product marketing and management roles at Openwave, Cisco, and Banyan Systems. Sachin holds an MBA from Wharton and a BS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Chas Wurster CTO and Co-Founder
Chas has 10 years of technical experience. Most recently, Chas was a Co-founder and VP Engineering of Tourmaline Networks, which was sold to Nokia/Intellisync. Prior to Nokia, he was a video software engineer at Tiernan Communications (a leading digital video compression startup). Chas holds an MS in Computer Science from UCSD and a BS in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd.


  • Venrock
  • Board Members: David Siminoff and Neeraj Choubey

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