This month's startup has co-developed this segment. Jonathan Mall not only
co-founded recommend.to but is also a local director for Best of X - Hamburg.
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The Recommend.to referral widget integrates on your business website. The widget helps acquiring new customers by incentivizing existing customers to recommend your business. Recommendation Incentives are automatically optimized by an artificial intelligence and we automate the whole referral process, from tracking to payments.
Recommend.to - The smartest referral widget
Big-Data driven referral marketing. Problem: What incentive should I offer? Solution: Individualized campaigns based on Personas. Result: Optimal Cost-Benefit balance and access to customer Persona data.
Extole.com / Invitereferrals.com / Friendbuy.com / Leaddyno.com
- Less Intelligent (no data driven optimization),
- More Expensive (you pay for otherwise free shares),
- No Lock-in-Factor (detailed user profiles, growing in value)
How the founders met
Our current Team came together at the beginning of 2015. Christian and René have built FastBill.com and FastBill-Automatic.com together while Jonathan and David are working together for over than 4 months.
Dr. Jonathan Mall (CEO) has a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and former Chief Data Scientist in an IBM Big Data Venture. While being the data brain behind Recommend.to’s cognitive modelling technology he is also interested in creating authentic relationships with clients and partners for long term business success.
David Richter (CTO) is an experienced developer who has built scalable online businesses. As a Serial Entrepreneur, he has repeatedly proven the ability to quickly create and iterate software prototypes for customer satisfaction. He is data driven and ready to lead a development team to finish projects on time and budget.
René Maudrich (CPO) is a seasoned product developer who has built two successful SaaS products (FastBill & FastBill Automatic). He is focused on building intuitive UX and making beautiful design an integral part of every screen and feature. As a stakeholder and advisor, he has a keen eye on our product market fit and product development.
Christian Häfner (CMO) is the creative marketing force behind FastBill who is continuously finding techniques that work on a local and small scale until they are ready to be scaled effectively and internationally. After successfully bootstrapping FastBill on a tight marketing budget, he can now quickly see what works and supports Recommend.to’s global marketing strategy.
Company founded: month/year
- Closing Seed Round / Closed Beta is live
- 10 LOIs of customer
- Partner LOIs (Jimdo & Bitrix)
- 400+ Beta Signups
Total team size (incl. founders / senior team)
Total capital raised to date
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Link to Pitchdeck:
Link: Proof of Concept - Showcase at FastBill