Today I’m thrilled to announce that FullContact has acquired Profoundis, a fabulous member of the startup community in Kerala, India that provides technology-enabled human-verified data research.
Profoundis is an inspiring entrepreneurial story. The company was founded in 2012 by a group of enterprising technology professionals who were classmates at the College of Engineering, Chengannur, Kerala. They funded the company throughker a group of angel investors. Profoundis was the first company from Kerala to get selected to the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator program, and one of only three companies to get selected for ‘Start-Up Chile’, an initiative by the Chilean Government in 2013.
Earlier this year, we had a chance to visit them in Kerala and we quickly discovered that the Profoundis team is simply amazing.
Their kindness, intelligence, work ethic, and shared values align perfectly with everything that FullContact is about – being awesome with people! As we dug into the business, it quickly became obvious that forging a much deeper relationship with their team was a no-brainer.
We settled on the terms within a matter of hours and were off to the races.
The addition of Profoundis to the FullContact portfolio will enable us add even more value to all of our customers, regardless of how they interact with us. Together we can further accelerate the growth of FullContact as we continue to build the world’s most powerful, fully-connected contact management platform for professionals and businesses.
We are excited to welcome the 70-person Profoundis team into the FullContact family and to have a base of operations in Kerala!
This acquisition wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing work that teams on both sides put into it.
SO THANK YOU!
Thank you for your tireless drive to succeed.
Thank you for the long hours.
Thank you for the conference calls in the middle of the night.
But most importantly, thank you for being a part of this journey.
We are building a rocket ship and it’s awesome to have all of you aboard.