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Movable Ink Raises $11 Million

As you may have read today in TechCrunchBusiness Insider, and PandoDaily, Movable Ink just announced a $11 million raise in a round led by Intel Capital.

It seems like yesterday, but in October 2010 – just two and a half years ago – Michael Nutt and I were bouncing around email-centric product ideas after a decade of having built web-based products. Email? Isn’t that a passé form of communication in a real-time, Tweeted, Facebooked, Instagrammed world? It turns out that email is far more exciting than we could ever have imagined.

Email is a ubiquitous communication standard – a garden with no walls – and the connective tissue that drives engagement with websites, mobile apps, and social media. But it is also a channel that had been under-explored by digital innovators. While the web, mobile, and social media marketing had been moving at a real-time pace, email – potentially the most impactful marketing channel – wasn’t keeping up with this speed.

When we discovered a way to deliver content inside an email in a live fashion, we didn’t anticipate it evolving so quickly into a full-fledged Agile Email Marketing platform that over 120 global brands have now come to depend upon. Our investors and customers believed in our vision and continue to bet on this huge area of innovation. We wouldn’t be here without them, and for that I am forever grateful.

The $11 million raised in our Series B will go towards building out a more comprehensive vision for the future. We now have the resources to tackle a very ambitious product roadmap, expand our presence into international markets, and continue to attract the brightest minds to a world-class team executing on the vision of Agile Email Marketing. Most importantly, we will remain laser-focused on delighting our customers by helping them, in turn, delight theirs: Great marketing adapts to the consumer and shines a spotlight on the best facets of a brand and its products.

Movable Ink is eager to move the marketing industry in a positive direction, at the speed of real-time. Thanks again for all of your support.

Sincerely,

Vivek Sharma
Co-Founder & CEO, Movable Ink

Movable Ink Appoints Industry Expert Matthew Potter as VP of UK and EMEA

Today we announced that industry expert Matthew Potter has joined the company as Vice President of UK and EMEA. Based in London, Potter is charged with leading Movable Ink’s growth in the region through strategic sales, partnership, and customer success initiatives.

Potter brings deep industry experience and expertise to his new role. Prior to joining Movable Ink, he had spent 10 years at Experian Marketing Services and was one of the founding members of Experian CheetahMail in the UK. Potter’s progressive experience at Experian included senior leadership roles in client services, product marketing, and strategy.

“I believe that the world of marketing is changing, and that email marketing in particular is ripe for innovation,” said Potter. “What attracted me to Movable Ink was its vision of the future of email marketing, its cutting-edge technology, and the traction it’s seeing with brands of global scale.”

Movable Ink has seen increased overseas demand for its platform in recent months, and has signed agreements to power Agile Email Marketing campaigns for leading UK and EMEA-based organizations, including Barclays, Emirates, Lastminute.com, Playfish, and others.

“We are thrilled to have an executive of Matt’s caliber join the team to lead our continued growth in the UK and EMEA,” said Vivek Sharma, co-founder and CEO, Movable Ink. “Matt will be instrumental in educating the market on how Movable Ink can help organizations conduct email marketing more efficiently and effectively through the use of agile communications that adapt to the recipient in real-time.”

Full press release available here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10635508.htm