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Punchbowl is a technology company that builds products for the celebrations market. We create best-in-class party planning and digital greeting card solutions for events and life milestones. We believe that the details matter, products should be easy to use, and design separates great products from good ones. We’re proud to have received widespread acclaim and industry recognition. In addition to coverage in leading lifestyle, technology and business press, we’ve been honored with numerous awards and accolades. More than 30 million people a year use our products, and the company has seen exponential revenue growth over the past three years. Learn more at http://www.punchbowl.com/company
Formerly of Adobe Systems and Bose Corporation, Matt Douglas has 12+ years in product management and marketing with expertise in software product development. At Adobe, Matt was responsible for Adobe Premiere where he grew revenue from $15M to $50M in four years. At Bose, he was a senior manager in the professional division where he led a hardware and software product team. Matt has a degree in music from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill. Matt's favorite reason to party is Groundhog Day--he and his wife held their 10th annual Groundhog Day party in 2006.
Sean Conta has an engineering background with a focus towards user experience. He has developed software user interfaces and written technical documentation for products ranging from Siebel CRM applications to professional acoustic software for Bose Corporation. He also has expertise in web design and interaction including content and interface development for Zildjian Cymbals. Sean holds a music business degree from the Berklee College of Music and an engineering degree from Brown University. His favorite reason to party is New Years Eve.
MyPunchbowl.com has a large revenue opportunity. Our business is based on a number of different revenue sources including targeted advertising, revenue sharing on supplies and merchandise, and affiliate revenue through booking partners. In addition, we believe our core software is an attractive package to license to key brands in the event and party industry.
MyPunchbowl has comprehensive planning features, providing hosts and guests with an easy to use website for every stage of a party. The developers of MyPunchbowl have created an innovative workflow-based user interface and comprehensive features that are best suited for party hosts.
Other sites focus on casual get-togethers or public event listings. Only MyPunchbowl.com is focused on helping hosts and guests have the best party experience possible. For sophisticated parties or events, MyPunchbowl is the best product to enable people to be the world's greatest host.