Posts tagged “iContact”
Ryan Allis, who co-founded email marketing firm iContact and sold it recently, is now based in San Francisco and is recruiting for a new venture that focuses on "organizing the world's human relationships."
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp, a veteran entrepreneur and inventor himself, chats with Ryan Allis, a Carolina Alumnus and co-founder of iContact, about building successful new companies in a video blog.
The co-founder and CEO of the Morrisville-based company leaves the firm Tuesday afternoon, says he now wants to seek an MBA and launch a new career as an investor.
Rick Rudman, chief executive officer of Vocus which bought iContact for $169 million last month and laid off 65 people this week, says job cuts were anticipated from the start of negotiations. Founders Ryan Allis and Aaron Houghton acknowledge that pre-acquisition talks discussed "duplications."
Aaron Houghton, who stepped down as chairman of iContact last month when the company was acquired by Vocus, did not expect Vocus to cut a third of the iContact work force in Morrisville. "It's fair to say that my understanding was different about what would happen," Houghton says.
Aaron Houghton and Ryan Allis had pledged stock to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in 2003. When they sold iContact, the "exit" meant a nice payday for CED, too.
CEO of the Morrisville-based company will stay with Maryland-based Vocus and lead the iContact division. All employees are retained, but its chairman is leaving. Vocus is a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software.
In the news: Visilink's LED wireless; MercuryGate grows; Salix drug trial; Furiex cuts losses; iContact donations; Software Toolbox update
Local tech briefs: Cary-based Visilink unveils LED-based wireless; Cary firm MercuryGate expands to Asia; Salix launches new drug trial; Furiex cuts its losses; iContact donates $200,000; Charlotte firm updates automation software.
iContact tracks the Giants and Patriots in use of Twitter ahead of the Super Bowl and declares the AFC champs are No. 1.
While it's never a one-size-fits-all approach, as we see here, the common takeaway remains that social media presence can lead to increased engagement and a return on investment," iContact says.
Institutions and businesses are rushing to prevent their good names from falling into the hands of the pornography industry. Over the past two months, they have snapped up tens of thousands of ".xxx" website names that could be exploited by the adult entertainment business.
TEDx, a locally organized event, is set for Saturday. It's a spinoff of Technology, Entertainment, Design events that date back to 1984 with the goal of building a better world.
Twelve companies will make pitches about why job seekers should work for them at "Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" in Durham on Thursday.
From sleeping on futons and deferring salaries to make ends meet to the importance of creating socially responsible businesses to struggling to find access to capital, three North Carolina entrepreneurs under 30 share their experiences at the recent Governor's Entrepreneurship Summit.
The Durham-based company lands backing from Madison River Ventures, IDEA Fund partners and angel investor Greg Cangialosi.
Nearly 40 Triangle area executives huddle with a committee of the White House Jobs Council focused on entrepreneurship. After more than an hour of discussion, several execs praised the discussion was helpful.
In an attempt to lure more buyers, the Raleigh-based company is expanding from a trial version to a free version of its e-mail and social marketing suite.