Shift posted an articleRedbrick acquires Leadpages as the fourth company in its growing portfolio. see more
Over 40,000 small businesses use Leadpages to generate leads and increase sales
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 2, 2020 -- Today Redbrick announced the acquisition of Leadpages. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Leadpages is a marketing-focused, no-code website builder enabling entrepreneurs and small-business marketers to easily build and publish websites with a focus on generating leads and transforming clicks into customers. The acquisition marks the addition of another digital company to Redbrick’s growing portfolio, bringing Redbrick’s annual revenue run rate to $80M CAD in 2020.
Over the last seven years, Leadpages has successfully closed Series A and Series B funding rounds, raising $11M USD in 2014 and $27M USD in 2015. The platform currently has over 40,000 users with annual revenue of $18M USD.
“Entrepreneurs and small businesses need support, not only easily building user-friendly websites, but also converting website visits to sales, and Leadpages has a proven track record of helping clients successfully accelerate their growth,” said Tobyn Sowden, CEO of Redbrick. “Redbrick is thrilled to welcome Leadpages to our family, and we are committed to working alongside their team to continue offering current and future customers innovative, straightforward approaches to growing their businesses online.”
With the acquisition, Leadpages will operate under the Redbrick portfolio and shared-services model with their 40-person team continuing to operate out of Minnesota.
“The Leadpages team looks forward to this new phase of growth under the Redbrick portfolio, and we will work alongside them to guide our team and loyal customers throughout this transition,” said Jason Heath, General Manager of Leadpages. “With the executive support and digital marketing expertise of the diverse Redbrick team, we will be able to help even more entrepreneurs and small businesses build appealing, results-focused websites.”
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Redbrick is the parent organization to a portfolio of digital companies. Creating disruptive businesses that grow through strategic product development, results-driven marketing and a model of shared services and strategic executive oversight, Redbrick and its operating companies—Assembly, Shift, Rebase, and newly acquired Leadpages—excel at innovating their industries and getting in front of the very people who want their products.
Founded in 2011, the Victoria, B.C.-based company was recently ranked 5th Fastest-Growing Company in Canada, and 2nd in Software by PROFIT 500. For more information, visit https://rdbrck.com.
Based in Minneapolis, Leadpages is a marketing-focused, no-code website builder that helps digital marketers connect with an audience, generate leads, and close sales online. Leadpages' subscription-based customers have access to drag-and-drop web publishing as well as a suite of conversion-focused digital marketing tools including websites and landing pages. Distinguished by best-in-class tech support and built-in conversion guidance, Leadpages is a three-time Inc. 500 company. For more information, visit https://leadpages.net.
ArticleVictoria’s high-tech community has raised $300,000 to help tackle the issue of local food security. see more
Source: Times Colonist
Tech sector steps up for Mustard Seed
Victoria’s high-tech community has raised $300,000 to help tackle the issue of local food security.
During its annual awards show June 14, investor and former chair of the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council, Rasool Rayani, challenged the full-house audience to pledge money to the cause. They raised $200,000 on the spot.
The money was combined with $100,000 from the Victoria Foundation, which will be given to the Mustard Seed Street Church to further develop its Food Security Distribution Centre.
The centre, on Viewfield Road in Esquimalt, currently brings in about 1,815 kilograms of rescued produce each day and is part of the Food Share Network, a partnership of 50 organizations that operate food security programs in Greater Victoria.
The Mustard Seed estimates more than 35,000 people in Greater Victoria seek a reliable source of food every month.
Dan Gunn, chief executive of VIATEC, said raising that kind of money within minutes is just a small example of the local industry’s generosity.
During the VIATEC awards more than 20 individuals and companies stepped up to fund the large donation. They were: Redbrick Technologies, Checkfront, Kixeye, Kano, Rumble, Scott and Jessica Lake, StarFish Medical, RingPartner, FamilySparks, Mark Longo, Stuart Bowness, Gord Macdougall, RaceRocks, Telmediq, Royal Roads University, FreshWorks Studio, Watershed, Quimper, VIATEC and the Victoria Foundation.
Anyone wanting to donate: victoriafoundation.bc.ca/make-a-donation.