Social media firm ReadyPulse names CEO, scores first financing

ReadyPulse — a social media firm founded by former Microsoft and Amazon employees Srinivas Penumaka, T Vinod Gupta and Mihir Vaidya — has scored a new round of cash and named Dennis O’Malley as CEO. The funding was led by Moxie Software, with ReadyPulse moving to the company’s Bellevue office. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed…. Read More


Startup Spotlight: ReadyPulse turns Twitter, Facebook followers into ‘brand advocates’

There’s no shortage of folks developing tools to help companies make sense out of social networking chatter. Last year, Salesforce.com gobbled up Radian6 for up to $326 million, while other Seattle upstarts such as Prosodic, Simply Measured and Visible Technologies also are attacking the opportunity. Nonetheless, despite the competition, ReadyPulse — founded by former Microsoft… Read More