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Toby Ruckert - Unified Inbox. San Francisco, CA, US

Toby Ruckert

Founding CEO | Unified Inbox

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Global Entrepreneur & Musician




As a serial entrepreneur, I'm passionate about spotting problems and needs, then putting together the right people to provide the related solutions.

After successfully founding various online businesses and running them from across the globe, I realized the importance for smarter tools to ensure that international teams could communicate and collaborate, and regain control of their lives.

The result is a "Unified Inbox" which can be described as the missing link between communication and collaboration, adressing the international phenomenon of "information overload".


I studied piano at university in Germany (you can find one my CDs here: before immigrating to New Zealand in 2003.


Some of my core strengths are thinking outside the box and inter-cultural communications. I like to solve big problems that may affect many people.


If I find time, I blog on - I'm also writing a startup book for young entrepreneurs that seems to take forever :-)

I've been a keynote speaker at international events and on a wide variety of topics.

With my wife I started the Baleno Charitable Foundation to provide various health & wellness related initiatives with a global perspective.


• Creating Vision & Ventures
• StartUps & Entrepreneurship
• Strategic Coaching & Mentoring
• Speaking & Presentation Engagements
• Intercultural Competence & Team Building
• General Management in Europe and Asia Pacific
• Combining Music and Yogic principles with Innovation

Industry Expertise (3)


Information Technology and Services

Social Media

Areas of Expertise (3)




Education (1)

University of Stuttgart: Piano 2001

Testimonials (4)

Theni Kuppusamy, Senior Conference Executive at Singapore Exhibition Services | Singapore Exhibition Services

Toby is a regular speaker at CommunicAsia Summit. He does a great job in getting the attendees engaged and his presentations are thought provoking. He is also one who meets deadlines and does not make me go chasing after him for any information that I might need.

Rainer Paul, Corporate Engineering | Mannheim Business School

Toby Ruckert held a presentation and coaching about Entrepreneurship with the title "Entrepreneurship - Sailing through international waters" on the 13th of July for the Entrepreneurship Club of Mannheim Business School. The feedback of the group of alumnis, friends and students of the MBA Programmes was excellent, thus I am glad to recommend Toby Ruckert. It was a pleasure to hear the insights of his life and experience as an entrepreneur. We had very interesting discussions during the session. Thank you again Toby for beeing in Mannheim and making this event more successful!

Dilip Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Saltmarch Media | Business Technology Summit

Tobias presented at the Business Technology Summit 2009 on strategies to counter the information overload conundrum. The results were stunning, and the audience appreciated Tobias as much for his mastery of communication strategies and his approach of training. We've only got great feedback!!

Barnabas Soon, Marketing Manager | Conferenz

Toby spoke at our ICT Outsourcing Strategy & Contract Performance Masterclass with only a week's notice and helped provide a very important international perspective of ICT outsourcing. His extremely timely session explained the challenges of managing staff and stakeholder buy-in when outsourcing software development to overseas vendors. Toby's presentation was very well received by our delegates and I would certainly recommend him to speak at other ICT events particularly if you're looking for a entreprenurial 'international start-up' perspective.

Event Appearances (9)

Information Overload Strategies

CommunicAsia 2012  Singapore

Strategies to counter the Information Overload Conundrum

Business Technology Summit  Bangalore

International E-Commerce Strategies

International E-Commerce Summit  Frankfurt

Mastering Communication in Outsourcing & Offshoring

ICT Outsourcing Strategy  Auckland

International E-Commerce (Keynote)

The National E-Commerce Conference (Jordan Government)  Amman

Entrepreneurship - Sailing through international waters

Mannheim Business School  Mannheim

Email Management

International E-Commerce Forum  Wiesbaden

Best practices in email management and information overload strategies

IMCNZ  Auckland

Social Business Strategies

The Internet Show Asia  Singapore




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