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PrintEco Inc.

PrintEco is a free software plug-in for MS Office and web browsers that optimizes content to save paper & ink when you print, automatically.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

PrintEco provides free, easy-to-use software that helps users eliminate wasteful printing by optimizing content to save paper & ink. This is important because it saves time and money while helping users be more environmentally friendly. Anyone with Microsoft Office or a browser can use PrintEco, and we currently have over 100,000 downloads in 65 countries. We earn revenue from brands who target our audience and help keep PrintEco free!


  • Arpan 20home
    Chief Executive Officer

    Arpan got the entrepreneurial bug after founding a web design business while earning an accounting degree at UIUC. During internships at Baxter and PwC, Arpan realized that wasteful printing was a massive problem, and founded PrintEco with a few classmates in order to solve it! As CEO, Arpan is responsible for the strategic direction of PrintEco, as well as making sure we continue to innovate and deliver value to our customers and stakeholders.

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    Tom Patterson
    Chief Technology Officer

    Tom spent his early career developing financial software and web applications to help businesses analyze their investment portfolios, combining database integration with web development and design. In 2010 he co-founded PrintEco and managed a team of several developers while building a PrintEco prototype. He continues to oversee all technical aspects of the company, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from UIUC.

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    Jared Melnyk
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Jared founded his first company while earning a finance degree from UIUC, and then worked for 6 years in sales with a boutique professional liability insurance broker. Jared was the organization's top sales performer and was promoted to VP before departing to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Since joining PrintEco in 2012, Jared delivers a customer-focused approach to its sales, marketing and product development initiatives.


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    Bart Loethen (
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    Marc Paquette (

Previous Investors

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    Serra Ventures LLC
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    Illinois Ventures