DailyTekk has long been a fan of Contactually, the startup that brings you better relationship management in your email, ever since we discovered them while researching resources to feature in a roundup titled 50 Ways to Make Email More Productive and Enjoyable. I’m sure glad we asked Zvi, the CEO and co-founder, to tell us about his startup journey. Has anyone else out there turned a door into a desk?
The contactually team originally worked on a door setup on two sawhorses as their incubator had run out of normal desks!
Prior to Contactually, I was running a software development firm. Like most services businesses, all of my clients came via referrals. I knew how important it was to keep these relationships warm, but I was so focused on the top of my inbox, I would never be able to tend to these crucial opportunities. After trying every CRM and contact manager, I know there was an opportunity to build a product that fit this need. One of the first things I did was, as myself and my co-founder are engineers by trade, we brought on a third co-founder who immersed himself in customer development, which definitely contributed to our initial buzz.
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