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Optyn makes marketing simple by giving merchants an automated and affordable email communication platform to acquire and engage customers

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Optyn optimizes the marketing relationship between merchants and consumers. It helps merchants identify and focus on the reasons they need to communicate with their customers; and then allows them to create, schedule and send marketing emails in less than 2 minutes. Optyn is perfect for the small business owner or manager that doesn't have the time or marketing expertise to spend hours on campaigns.


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    Alen Malkoc
    Co-founder, CEO

    Alen built and successfully exited two internet startups (Dealster and Chitown Deals). In addition, Alen owned and operated Dana Café and Chicago Street Cup. He knows technology startups and lived through the pain of email marketing as a small business owner.

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    Louis Morales
    Co-founder, COO

    Lou started and managed businesses for Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Barclays Bank and First Data. Lou also co-founded Dealster with Alen, which was acquired in 2012.

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    Gaurav Gaglani
    Co-founder, CTO

    Gaurav earned his M.S. in software engineering from DePaul University. He co-founded a software services company, managed 5 to 20 person development teams and worked on projects that included PepBoys and early stage startups.