About TOK

Tom O’Keefe is based in Boston, MA and is the Twitterer behind BostonTweet, VP of Business Development for Sayagle, founder of Bizak and c0-founder of infoMedMD.

BostonTweet was created by Tom O’Keefe, and developed by SJCallan, as a way to create awareness for local business in a down economy. Tom developed BostonTweet in November 2008 when the financial markets were at a precipitous decline and his two former startups had become worthless after the crash. Fearing that Boston would become a 1929 ghost town, O’Keefe created BostonTweet to make sure everyone knew that our favorite restaurants and bars were still open and needed our business for survival. Needing a very economical platform to promote local business, Twitter was hands down the best application to talk about everything Boston.

Sayagle – is the first location-based social networking marketplace that allows users to collaborate, connect and communicate with friends and merchants, anytime, anywhere

Bizak is a business network which computes the profitability and valuation of internet startups into comparative benchmarks.  Launched on May 1, 2008, Bizak is fully owned and financed by TOKiBiz, Inc./Tom O’Keefe.

infoMedMD is an intelligent healthcare application which through a series of questions provides you with personalized medical information specific to you and your symptoms.  infoMedMD currently has 30+ medical symptoms listed and anticipates over 200 by 2009.  Launched in July 2008, infoMedMD is a TOKiBiz partnership jointly owned by both Tom O’Keefe and Dr. Joseph Bentivegna.

O’Keefe is the former founder of WiredAlumni.com, Inc. (1999) and Research Connect, Inc. (2003), which he sold in 2007 to Technology Alliances, Inc.

WiredAlumni.com was one of the first online networks catering to the college alumni market.  From 1999 to 2001 WiredAlumni.com grew to over 180 alumni communities with close to 10,000 registered users.  WA implemented many of the early technologies of networking, alumni connections and online communications that have become very popular with today’s social networks.

Research Connect is an online market research portal that connects the investment community with leading research papers.  During O’Keefe’s ownership (2003-2007) RC grew to over 30,000 pages and 5,000 daily visitors.  With 80 signed independent researchers, Research Connect contained over 7,000 research reports both for sale and for free.  Research Connect, Inc. was sold in May 2007 to Technology Alliances, Inc.

From 1996 to 2003 O’Keefe was a financial equity analyst at Thomson/First Call (now Thomson Reuters). At First Call, O’Keefe worked closely with the leading financial media outlets to establish the First Call estimate (EPS) as the leading financial benchmark.  A lot of the foundation for the Bizak benchmarks (EPV) came from Tom’s 7 years experience at First Call.

Previous to First Call, O’Keefe had additional financial experience at both Fidelity Investments and the Boston Stock Exchange.  In 1995 O’Keefe graduated from Boston College with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science.  Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, O’Keefe is now a resident of Brookline, MA.

Media Inquiries

Members of the media can contact Tom O’Keefe at 617-947-8071 for commentary on BostonTweet, Sayagle, Twitter, internet startups, Web 2.0, Health 2.0, & internet businesses – if you don’t see it listed call me anyway.

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