Sendspark Raises $300,000 to Help Businesses Drive Email Engagement with Personalized Videos.

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Company officially launches, relocates to San Antonio and will use pre-seed capital to build out sales, customer success and ramp up product development.

Sendspark, a video outreach platform, announced today that it closed $300,000 in Pre-Seed funding. The round of fundraising was led by Active Capital, and participants include Venture for America.

Sendspark founders, Brandon Escalante and Bethany Stachenfeld, are both San Antonio transplants. They met each other and Pat Matthews while all working for Filestack. After Brandon and Bethany spent a year in St. Paul, MN, working at VidGrid they returned to San Antonio to start Sendspark amid the city’s growing tech ecosystem.

“We considered other cities like San Francisco and Austin, but decided to base Sendspark in San Antonio to be near the innovative businesses here,” says Bethany Stachenfeld, a co-founder of Sendspark. “Our vision is to build a fantastic product around the needs of our customers and then scale it worldwide.”

Sendspark enables businesses to create videos for new and existing customers. Personalized video increases email engagement up to 300%, but the process of creating, hosting, and sharing videos through email is currently too disjointed, time consuming, and expensive for most sales and customer success teams to take advantage of.

I’ve been working with Brandon and Bethany for the last 4 years in different capacities,” says Pat Matthews, founder and CEO of Active Capital. “They have proven themselves to be talented and tenacious… I believe in what they are doing 100%.”

Sendspark has 120 users, including Mailgun, Chargify, Keen.io, and Jungle Disk. With Sendspark, users can create personalized videos for their buyers in minutes. The platform includes:

  • A web-based video recorder
  • Customizable video landing pages with your logo, brand colors, and call-to-action
  • Video thumbnails that can be personalized with your buyers’ name and logo
  • Quick send through email, text, or a public URL
  • Video analytics

Through using the platform, businesses can drive immediate engagement and build long lasting customer relationships. “Customer experience is the new battleground in business, especially for companies looking to compete in crowded markets,” says Alberto Pina, co-founder and CEO of Braustin Mobile Homes. “Sendspark allows our team to deliver a superior experience for our customers by personalizing our communication with them and really bringing a human element to their home buying journey.”

To sign up for Sendspark or book a demo, please visit https://sendspark.com or email hello@sendspark.com.

ABOUT SENDSPARK
Sendspark was founded in Jan 2019 to help businesses engage with customers through video. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Sendspark is a video outreach platform for businesses to record and send personalized videos to buyers over email. With the platform, users can record videos from their browser, customize video landing pages, and share videos through email or a public URL. To learn more, visit https://sendspark.com.

ABOUT ACTIVE CAPITAL
Active Capital is a venture firm designed to lead seed rounds for B2B SaaS companies. The firm is founded by Pat Matthews, co-founder and former CEO of Webmail.us, a B2B SaaS company that was ranked #217 on the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in America and sold to Rackspace in 2007. Active Capital is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and invests in B2B SaaS companies in cities across America. To learn more, please visit http://www.activecapital.com

ABOUT VENTURE FOR AMERICA
Venture For America is creating economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs. For more information on Venture For America, please visit: http://www.ventureforamerica.org.

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