Since 2009, our goal has been to provide a world-class free web conferencing service
that competes with the best paid services available. In November 2011, we also introduced
low-cost ad-free plans for small businesses, independent professionals and organizations
who wanted our same enterprise-class web conferencing tool without ads.
AnyMeeting has been consistently reviewed and ranked highly alongside all of the
major players in the web conferencing market. Our U.S. based development team is
continually releasing new features -- including many tailored for small business
-- and driving quality and reliability improvements. The company has developed a
robust and scalable proprietary technology platform designed for flexibility, stability
and ease of use.
Costin Tuculescu is the founder and CEO of AnyMeeting, a completely free web conferencing
and webinar service, and a 12-year veteran of the web conferencing industry. Costin
has a BS in Computer Science from UC Irvine, and is an avid technologist and software
In 2009, Costin identified an opportunity in the web conferencing industry to use
a free, ad supported business model to deliver a web conferencing and webinar service,
something that no other provider was doing. To capitalize on this opportunity, AnyMeeting
was created, which includes features like video conferencing, audio conferencing,
screen sharing, webinar scheduling and much more, completely for free.
With over 250,000 customers since its launch, AnyMeeting has seen tremendous viral
growth. The company is venture backed by Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and
In his spare time, Costin enjoys playing music with his rock band, Robots Rise.
Follow Costin on Twitter at @Costin312.
David Gerken, COO & VP of Business Development
David Gerken brings over 20 years of strategy and early-stage business development
experience. Previously, Gerken was the founder and CEO of BuzzDash, a leading social
polling forum acquired by the Tribune Company, where he secured distribution and
content partnerships with several major media properties.
Gerken has also served as vice president of business development for Net Effect
Systems, which was later acquired by Ask Jeeves, and then as COO of Ask Jeeves’
operations in the UK & Ireland. Gerken began his business career as a strategy consultant
with Price Waterhouse serving large clients in the entertainment & media industries.
Gerken holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in engineering from the University of Michigan
and Caltech, respectively, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Chris has been a business development, marketing and sales professional for more
than 20 years, working with start-ups, growth stage organizations and brands to
maximize the results of their digital marketing, PR and revenue generation activities
through the use of content and technology. He has worked with dozens of leading
organizations including, ACS (a Xerox Company), CarMax, City National Bank, Ebyline.com,
Equities.com, iPressroom.com, the Los Angeles Opera, Target Corporation, Trend Micro,
and Yahoo! among many others.
A film school grad with a business and entrepreneurial passion, Chris founded multiple
companies over the last 20 years, beginning with Big Productions, a rap music video
production company in San Francisco. A writer and storyteller, Chris also has a
background in fashion, automotive, financial services, media, and technology. It
is this combination of skills that enable Chris to help companies build long lasting
customer relationships that translate into results. He lectures frequently at UCLA,
Cal State University Northridge and at numerous conference and events on strategies
and tactics for integrating the web and social communications into marketing and