ContactUs.com Announces Seed Funding from PeopleFund; Launches Customer Acquisition and Lead Management Tools for Small Businesses
ContactUs.com, Inc. (www.contactus.com) announced today completion of its seed financing, led by PeopleFund and founders, Brad Seiler and Howard Yeh.
ContactUs.com operates a suite of online marketing tools called ContactUs for small businesses to create easy-to-configure contact forms and lead management solutions for their website and wherever they have a web presence.
The company is using the additional funding to build out the capabilities, features and UI of ContactUs, as well as to begin sales & marketing.
Founded in November 2012, ContactUs.com was funded initially by founders, Brad Seiler and Howard Yeh, both of whom have built successful, profitable companies in online lead-generation and performance marketing. Brad Seiler is the founder of boberdoo LLC, an automation and distribution software company serving online lead generators. Howard Yeh was previously co-founder and COO of BrokersWeb, Inc., a performance marketing company that was twice named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies before its sale in 2011.
ContactUs.com combines front-end form experiences to generate more customer prospects with back-end lead management tools to convert more sales. The product suite delivers advanced functionality used by sophisticated online marketers, including: conversion-optimized form designs, form customization, integrated business info, mobile forms, lead nurturing, phone leads, appointment requests, source attribution, push notifications and lead qualification. Implemented with a few lines of code, ContactUs is simple enough for non-technical business owners to integrate easily onto their own websites.
The company offers a free version of ContactUs for website, mobile and Facebook. It also has aWordPress contact form plugin for websites powered by the popular WordPress content management system. ContactUs.com offers premium packages enabling businesses to generate phone leads, accept appointment requests, receive SMS notifications, qualify leads and remove ContactUs.com branding.
"Our goal is to turn website 'Contact Us' forms into better outlets for generating new customers. We chose this opportunity because the capabilities of standard 'Contact Us' forms are still primitive today. We believe a focused application, built by experienced online marketers, can better serve businesses aiming to acquire new web and mobile customers," said Brad Seiler, co-founder of ContactUs.com.
"The capabilities of the founders, along with ContactUs.com's business model, convinced us of a big opportunity," said Matias de Tezanos, founder of PeopleFund. "We believe in Brad and Howard as entrepreneurs and operators, and their track records speak to their abilities to execute on their vision for the company."
About ContactUs.com, Inc.
ContactUs.com is an online marketing company providing customer acquisition and prospect management solutions for businesses to generate more new sales from their online profiles. The product is centered on ContactUs, an easy-to-configure website contact tool for businesses to generate online and phone-based leads. ContactUs is designed to increase contact rate to mobile, Facebook, WordPress, and any other site where businesses control their web presence. Inquiries and leads from ContactUs flow into ContactUs.com's proprietary web-based lead system, which provides marketing tools to get notified of, track and respond to new leads, plus manage/nurture existing leads. ContactUs.com offers business clients with premium features to generate more customers, including: appointment requests, phone leads, lead qualification, 3rd-party software integrations, advanced analytics and premium designs. For more information, visitwww.contactus.com.
PeopleFund is a closely-held investment company aimed at funding entrepreneurs from around the world to accelerate the growth of their fun, beneficial, scalable, profitable and sustainable companies. PeopleFund was founded by proven and successful serial entrepreneurs and is supplemented by an experienced support team. For more information, visit www.peoplefund.com.