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HarQen Inc.

A next-generation voice platform, HarQen turns today's disposable conversations into findable, actionable voice assets for the enterprise.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 14
  • Website

Company Summary

Powered by our enterprise-grade Voice Management platform, HarQen's API and application suite helps capture, organize, and distribute conversations. Our marquee application, Voice Advantage, is an automated phone interview process used by recruiting industry leaders Adecco and Randstad to increase their placement rates by as much as 36% year/year. Our latest application, Symposia, brings HarQen's conversation management to all conference calls.


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    E. Kelly Fitzsimmons

    After the sale of her fourth company, Kelly Fitzsimmons leveraged the proceeds to found Comic Wonder/HarQen in October 2006. Under her leadership, HarQen assembled a top tier team and launched the first Comic Wonder product in December 2007, Voice Advantage in March 2008 and the HarQen platform in 2009. Prior to HarQen, Kelly founded, led and sold several companies generating positive returns to investors at Sun Tzu Security and Neohapsis. She re

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    Pehr Anderson
    VP Platform Technology

    At 22-years-old Pehr had almost completed a degree at MIT. He dropped out and started NBX Corporation to make an IP-based phone system that used Ethernet to carry voice calls. When Pehr and his co-founders sold NBX to 3Com Corp. for $90 million in 1999, he returned to MIT and finished a BS and MS in computer science and electrical engineering. Upon moving to Wisconsin, he became the executive director of Silicon Pastures, the first angel network

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    Jeff Fitzsimmons
    Co-founder/VP Product Marketing

    Prior to joining HarQen, Jeff was the chief creative officer for Caffeine Communications—a marketing and public relations firm specializing in guerrilla, grassroots and downright crazy PR company for large international clients. At Caffeine, Jeff managed world-class brand initiatives for large international companies including Sony Playstation, Rainbow Play Systems, Harley‐Davidson and InterContinental hotels.

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    Marc Della Torre
    VP Business Development

    Prior to joining HarQen, Marc lead sales and business development for JAJAH from late 2006. Marc transformed JAJAH's free consumer VoIP telephony service into a profitable carrier-friendly cloud telephony service generating over $30m annually, which resulted in the $207m acquisition by Telefonica in January 2010. Prior to JAJAH, Marc lead the VeriSign mobile merchant services team which created the value which PayPal pursued via the 2005 acquisit

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    Ane Ohm

    Ane joined HarQen in 2010 and she also serves as Vice President and President-Elect for the Bread of Healing Clinic, a free clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ane was recognized as 2010 Woman Manager of the Year by Women in Management, Fox Cities chapter. In prior positions, Ane was President of LaserNet, Inc., a statement print/mail company, and Vice President at Pinstripe, Inc., where she played an instrumental role in the company’s rapid growth i


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    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
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Previous Investors

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    Phenomonelle Angel Fund, Golden Seeds
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    Wisconsin Investment Partners, Capital Midwest Fund
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    Women Angels, Silicon Pastures