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Ambassador

Customer referral tracking and management for any business getAmbassador.com

What's the big idea?

Ambassador gives any company the tools to turbo-charge their referral program, turning their customers into brand Ambassadors.

Use Ambassador to easily create, track & manage custom incentives that drive referrals and evangelize your users. It’s as simple as pasting a javascript snippet or can be seamlessly integrated via API.

Integrate Ambassador into the existing applications you already use, including Salesforce, Sendgrid, MailChimp, Sailthru, PayPal and Dwolla.

Describe the nearest player in your field.

extole.com - they are a substantial player in the field, have raised >$20mm and we’re still beating them for accounts.

How are you different from that player?

We’re moving faster than them, providing a better product and customer support.

How's the world different with your idea in it?

Always sunny.

Why are you the one to run with this idea?

Because nobody will work harder.

There have been 4 replies to this page

  1. Alex Golovin

    Hi Jeff. Great Idea! What Law School did you go to and do you personally build software or do you have a team that works together on the software portion?

  2. Dante Chua

    Based on compete.com extole.com has an approximate average of 200,000 unique visitors per month as opposed to getambassador.com which was even to low report.

    It’s all about perspective.  I do not know why this one got 50k an initial funding right away compared to other ones that got 5k.  If it is in terms of potential,  in one year it could have already became viral or got have gotten a tremendous traffic. 

    It’s like kabongo.com and creativebyline.com that got a substantial funding from other sources and from GrandAngels…  no sustainable organic traffic.

  3. Jeff Epstein

    Owner

    @Dante - most of the 5k funding are for ideas just getting started.  We have almost 500 paying customers are hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.  That is more than perspective, although I suppose you can’t find that data on compete.com

     

  4. Dante Chua

    @Jeff If that’s the case then 50k may be a good deal for StartGarden but you may still need to find ways to tremendously increase your web traffic,  This is just my opinion ...  this kind of service can easily be duplicated and some big companies will just do this service by themselves.  I had seen so many referral and web promotions start-ups on the web they just come and go.  Good Luck !

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This idea was funded by Start Garden staff endorsement on August 30, 2012.

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