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What if you could email or IM a question to a group of any size... 5, 50 or 500 people... and get back a single, organized result instead of a blizzard of responses?
What if it worked for any circle you belong to, online or offline? youth sports, volunteer organizations, school groups, clubs, churches, social networks, political campaigns, alumni professional organizations... even ad-hoc groups at work or with customers?
What if it made your existing email and instant messaging accounts more organized - without downloading anything or doing anything differently?
What if nobody in the group had to download anything, sign up or register to see the results?
What if it was 100% FREE?
John Payne (CEO):
John Payne is the CEO of CircleUp, Inc. and brings 20 years of experience in markets focused on consumer and small business Internet applications, enterprise software, Internet security, wireless communications and handheld technologies. In addition to his role at CircleUp, John also serves as the chairman of Breach Security and SimpleAir Holdings.
CircleUp is John’s fourth startup as a founder or co-founder. His extensive management experience includes serving as CEO of two public software companies including Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP), where he led multiple private and public financings including the company’s $65 million IPO and $365 million secondary offering. Prior to CircleUp, John served as CEO of Concentrate, Inc., an interim management consulting company which services early stage technology ompanies and their investors in jumpstart
and turnaround situations, and sat on information security company Preventsys’ board until
its recent acquisition by McAfee (NYSE: MFE). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics
from the University of California, Irvine and is the inventor of numerous issued and pending
United States patents in the areas of wireless Internet broadcasting, regulatory and
corporate compliance and network security.