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The leader in start to finish party planning and digital greeting cards

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary is the one-stop site that helps smart moms and savvy professionals celebrate special occasions, milestone events, and holidays. Punchbowl offers a modern, effortless way to plan an unforgettable celebration with start to finish party planning. In addition, the site offers digital greeting cards that have the look and feel of a traditional paper card.


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    Matt Douglas

    Matt Douglas has 15+ years in product management and marketing with expertise in software product development. At Adobe, Matt was responsible for Adobe Premiere where he grew revenue from $15M to $50M in four years. At Bose, he was a senior manager in the professional division where he led a hardware and software product team. Matt has a degree in music from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.

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    Blake Carlson

    As Punchbowl’s CTO, Blake Carlson puts his passion for Ruby on Rails to use to develop innovative web technology. Prior to leading the development effort on Punchbowl, Blake worked at TotalView Technologies creating software tools for multi-threaded/multi-process high performance computing applications. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa, and hails from West Des Moines.

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    Sean Conta

    Sean Conta has an engineering background with a focus towards user experience. He has developed software user interfaces and written technical documentation for products ranging from Siebel CRM applications to professional acoustic software for Bose Corporation. He also has expertise in web design and interaction including content and interface development for Zildjian Cymbals. Sean holds a music business degree from the Berklee College of Music.


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    Gesmer Updegrove
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    Matrix Financial

Previous Investors

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    Intel Capital
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    Contour Venture Partners