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Plexus Engine

Plexus Engine discovers key influencers & experts on any topic online. Today, for marketing & PR; tomorrow, for the whole business world.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Plexus Engine discovers & tracks key experts & influencers on any topic online. Today, when marketing & PR people need to discover who to engage with, they Google & hop from link to link. We've built tech that discovers influencers faster & better than ever before by analyzing the connections between people. Once we have the people and the data on a topic, there are all sorts of useful things we do with it for a wide variety of B2B customers.


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    Marshall Kirkpatrick

    Marshall Kirkpatrick is a data hacker & former tech journalist. He was the first hired writer at Tech Crunch, co-editor at ReadWriteWeb & a consultant to companies large and small. Plexus Engine was born from Marshall's consulting practice and is now his full time job. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and co-founder Mikalina Kirkpatrick.

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    Mikalina Kikrpatrick
    Operations and Product Manager

    Mikalina Kirkpatrick has a diverse background that includes natural foods retail management, book selling, and biology. She has been working with Plexus Engine for over a year and a half, managing product development and operations. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and cofounder Marshall Kirkpatrick.

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    Tyler Gillies
    Lead Developer

    Tyler Gillies is a self-taught programmer who worked at as Staff Hacker for two years. He has contributed to numerous open-source projects and has been written all the code that powers the Plexus Engine algorithms.


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    Steve Davis, Davis Wright Tremaine
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    Jeff Liebert

Previous Investors

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    Jay Baer, angel investor and leading social media marketing consultant
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    Tiger Logic Corporation