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MailChannels applies big data techniques to outbound email traffic to identify and stop abuse and improve email delivery.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Software
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded March 2004
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

MailChannels helps ISPs and hosting providers get their customers' email delivered reliably by identifying and stopping compromised accounts from sending spam. Clients include Rackspace Hosting, Bluehost, UK2 Group, and SherWeb. Our new cloud solution provides reliable email delivery to the masses, starting at $50/month.


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    Ken Simpson

    Ken first experienced the excitement and magic of software when his father brought home one of the first IBM PCs in 1980, teaching him how to write simple programs in BASIC. Since then, he has combined his passion for software with entrepreneurism, founding or participating as an early-stage employee in four successful startups in a broad range of technical areas. Ken has a 1st Class Honors degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara and SFU.

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    Eric Winsborrow

    As Vice President, Product Marketing at McAfee, Eric was responsible for Go To Market for McAfee's product and solution family, including strategy, positioning, pricing, channel enablement, and tools. In 20 years, Eric has had leadership roles at numerous highly successful companies in Silicon Valley and in the Pacific Northwest. Eric is presently CEO of Zanttz, a security venture founded by former executives from Cisco, McAfee, Symantec, Mantech

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    Malcolm Collings

    Principal of Aeolus Projects Limited, a
    strategic marketing consulting practice in Vancouver, Mr. Collings
    specializes in advising early stage companies seeking to commercialize
    high technology products in the Internet and Communications space. His
    experience is primarily in dealing with multi-faceted, long-term
    projects such as select marketing or financial strategies to properly
    position businesses. A graduate of the University of Western

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    Sridhar Kakkillaya
    Pre-Sales Engineer

    Having recently obtained an MBA
    from the UBC Sauder School of Business, Sridhar has a background in engineering large enterprise networks and spent three years with Infosys in Bangalore. At MailChannels, Sridhar is responsible for technical pre-sales, and post-sales support.

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    Desmond Liao
    Director of Marketing

    Desmond is responsible for demand generation and marketing communications. Previously, he held positions at Hoggan & Associates, a leading public relations agency representing clients such as SAP Business Objects and Electronic Arts Canada.

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    Mike Smith
    Director of Development

    Mike leads the company’s engineering team,
    and is an experienced manager and talented developer in his
    own right. Mike was an early employee and Senior Developer at ActiveState, where he worked on
    a range of products for enterprise customers.

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    Scott McKay
    Sr Software Developer

    Previously with SAP Business
    Objects, where he worked on cloud applications as part of a rigorously managed development team, Scott has a BA Sc in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia.


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    Ian Muirhead, Watson Goepel
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    Smythe Ratcliffe

Previous Investors

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    Seattle Alliance of Angels
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    Western Universities Technology Investment Fund
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    Bellingham Angels