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Kachingle is bundle marketing for web & mobile apps, giving users a compelling reason to start paying, and app vendors a big revenue uplift.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2009
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Kachingle is disrupting and replacing the Freemium business model by enabling App vendors to sell bundles of Apps for an irresistibly low monthly price, moving more of their free users to paying subscribers. This increase in conversion rates will drive App vendor revenues up 2x-5x. Subscribers and app vendors can build their own customized bundles. Our first App vendor, Avira, has 100 million users, and many SMB app vendors are also joining.


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    Fred Dewey
    CEO / Co-Founder

    Fred Dewey is an engineering and sales executive from Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard, who was an early key employee at Portal Software as its Worldwide VP of Sales Engineering, and was instrumental in driving the company’s revenue growth from $1 million to $300 million per year in just 5 years. Before becoming CEO of Kachingle, he was CEO of Complemar Partners, a New York-based internet marketing and fulfillment house.

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    Cynthia Typaldos
    President / Founder

    Cynthia Typaldos is a serial entrepreneur & visionary marketing executive, who is originally from Bank of America & Sun Microsystems. Kachingle is her third startup. GolfWeb, which broke new ground in the mid-90’s by creating one of the first online communities, was sold to CBS Sports. RealCommunities, an early social media company, also exited successfully. Kachingle, virtual bundling, & usage-based micropayments were all invented by her.

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    Frank Spies
    CTO and co-founder

    Frank Spies is the technical engine of Kachingle. Originally from Sun Microsystems, this is the third startup where he has architected and led the implementation of a complex dynamic database-driven web platform. He also was a senior architect at NVIDIA, where he was in charge of making sure that all the layers from chips to apps were properly integrated. He has a broad knowledge of software and hardware engineering and architecture.


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    Steve Osborn
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    Mengel Metzger Barr

Previous Investors

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    Jens Horstmann
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    Todd Johnson