MailChimp started out as a web development company back in April 2000, building web sites and applications for hundreds of clients around the globe. Then in 2001, we found some of our clients were having trouble sending email newsletters to their customers. We listened to the problems they were having and decided to build our own application to help solve their problems. We programmed a simple tool that included everything our clients needed and nothing they didn't. We made it so unbelievably simple, a monkey could use it.
Mark Armstrong (CEO):
Mark and Ben were students who worked together at Georgia Tech's IMAGINE Multimedia Lab, then later went on to work at Cox Interactive Media, where they eventually met Dan. With the "Nerdy Trinity" finally complete, they formed a web development company called The Rocket Science Group in Atlanta, Georgia.