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PrestoBox

PrestoBox is an online software company and the world's first automated brand in a box.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website prestobox.com

Company Summary

PrestoBox automates branding services for small businesses – converting an expensive and cumbersome process to an easy and affordable one. Our patent-pending technology uses a sophisticated engine to magically determine the right colors, fonts, images and brand personalities for our customers. We’re currently selling logos, business cards, websites, analytics and hosting – with plans for additional one-off and subscription model products.

Team

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    Elicia Putnam
    CEO

    Elicia ran a branding agency for 12 years helping small businesses brand and market themselves. She developed a deep understanding of the power of branding to transform small businesses and increase sales – sometimes as much as 2-3x. Elicia is an experienced angel investor who has been actively involved with a host of angel groups including the Oregon Angel Fund, Angel Oregon, and Portland Angel Network. Elicia attended Stanford University for un

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    Sara Conte
    COO

    Sara knows what it takes to build a successful business. She’s spent 15 years building them – from start-ups to international corporations. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Sara has worked at JP Morgan, Boston Consulting Group, and a private equity company where she helped grow companies from zero to $250M. During the first Internet boom, Sara was involved in several small technology ventures. Sara has also been an active early-stage invest

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    Clay Givens
    Lead Engineer

    Clay sharpened his developer chops at tech giants like Yahoo, Hewlett Packard, and HotJobs over the past 12 years where he focused on quality assurance and technical support. Clay is a huge advocate of Open Source, cloud-based computing and is fluent in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, HTML, Java Script, Perl scrips, bash scripting, PHP, Apache configuration, Linux configuration, C, C++, Java, Oracle, MySql, and database scripting. Clay knows how to build on

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    Bryan Capitano
    Technology Director

    Bryan has headed up a regionally recognized web design and Internet technology firm for the past 13 years. Bryan has designed sites for MSN, Nike, Tillamook Cheese, Portland Art Museum, in addition to designing sites for many small businesses. Bryan ensures the technology and design teams at PrestoBox are working together in tandem

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    Michael Verdine
    Chief Creative Officer

    Michael has gained national acclaim for his branding and design work for Nike, adidas, Levi’s, Old Navy, Gerber, and Burton. Michael has worked as creative director at top design firms including Opolis Design (which he co-owns), Cahan & Associates, Tolleson Design, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. He’s also worked as in-house creative director at Nike ACG. Michael has applied his high-level talent and strategic capabilities to PrestoBox’s crea

Advisors

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    Jon Summers, White & Summers
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Peter Buss, KS & Co
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Internal Funding - Founders
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    Portland Seed Fund
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