OutboundEngine in the News

Not to brag, but we’re pretty noteworthy.
Anthony P. Lee, TechCrunch

"Their small business customers trust the service so much that they rarely even log into the software."

"OutboundEngine cranks your email marketing to 11."

Craig C. Rowe, Inman

"It automates the delivery of timely, tailored emails, as well as social media and contact marketing programs. "

Elaine Godfrey, Inc 500

"No matter how strong your relationship is with your customers, your emails are still fighting for precious inbox attention. "

Branndon Stewart, Entrepreneur

"The cloud space is hot. OutboundEngine leverages the cloud to help professionals with email and social media campaigns."

Tom Taulli, Forbes

March 20, 2017 | By Brent Wistrom

OutboundEngine Announces Acquisition of ReadyChat

Austin has a strong lineup of marketing technology companies that help other businesses –large and small — save money. The tech typically doesn’t get as much love as B2C startups that everyone and their grandparents can relate to. But, when it comes to generating funding and revenue, these SaaS startups have been crushing. Read more…

March 20, 2017 | By lalorek

OutboundEngine Completes Acquisition of ReadyChat

OutboundEngine, which makes an online marketing platform for small business owners, on Monday announced it has completed its acquisition of Toronto-based Readychat, a web-based live chat service for real estate and mortgage companies. Read more…

October 31, 2016 | By Kelly Jackson

The Top 100 Digital Tech Employers in Austin

Built In Austin proudly presents the 2016 list of the Top 100 Digital Technology Companies in Austin, ranking the digital players of our community according to local, full-time employee count. Read more…

October 24, 2016 | By Adam Beeson

The Best Marketing Automation Software According to G2 Crowd Fall 2016 Rankings

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Fall 2016 Marketing Automation Software Grid℠ report to help businesses make the best marketing automation technology decision. Read more…

September 21, 2016 | By SFGate

The Best Social Media Monitoring Software According to G2 Crowd Fall 2016 Rankings

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Fall 2016 Social Media Monitoring Software Grid report to help businesses make the best social media monitoring technology buying decision. Read more…

September 19, 2016 | By PRNewswire

Velocify Expands Outbound Email, Call Sequencing to Help Salespeople Engage with More Contacts and Accounts

Velocify, a leading sales acceleration platform, today released the latest version of its native Salesforce solution, Velocify Pulse, Read more…

August 25, 2016 | By Dustin DeMeritt

Building Relationships, Giving Back: How One Mortgage Company is Changing the Conversation

Yoga Wednesdays, community service projects and Cinco de Mayo celebrations aren’t typically things that come to mind Read more…

August 24, 2016 | By FinSMEs

Venture Capital, S3 Ventures Closes Sixth Fund, at $75M

S3 Ventures, an Austin, Texas-based early, expansion and growth stage venture capital firm, closed its sixth fund, at $75m. Read more…

August 24, 2016 | By Will Anderson

Austin VC firm has $75M to invest in tech startups

S3 Ventures has raised $75 million to invest in software and medical technology companies in Texas. The Austin-based venture capital firm recently closed its latest round and aims to invest in three to four companies annually, Read more…

August 17, 2016 | By Drew Kerr

OutboundEngine Ranks No. 95 on 2016 Inc. 5000 List, Announces Key Hire

Inc. magazine today ranked OutboundEngine No. 95 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s Read more…

August 17, 2016 | By Will Anderson

See where Austin businesses ended up on the Inc. 5000

OutboundEngine Inc. led the way for Austin companies on this year’s Inc. magazine list of the country’s fastest-growing businesses. The online marketer reported $9.7 million in 2015 revenue, up more than 3,000 percent since 2012, good for No. 95 in the United States. Read more…

August 17, 2016 | By Kelly Jackson

4 local tech companies make this year’s Inc. 500 list

Wednesday morning, Inc. 5000 released their 2016 rankings of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, with Austin tech companies claiming four spots in the top 500. The list ranked companies based on a three-year revenue growth rate, Read more…

August 2, 2016 | By Emerson Dameron

15 Austin AdTech startups you should know

Technology has changed almost everything about advertising, but culture, people, and storytelling remain as much a pillar as it was in the Mad Men era. Austin’s booming tech scene, cultural diversity, rich creative community, Read more…

July 19, 2016 | By Laura Lorek

Austin Startups Attract $152 Million in Venture Capital During Second Quarter

Austin is still doing well when it comes to attracting venture capital investment into its technology startups. During the second quarter, venture capitalists invested $152 million in 24 deals in Austin, Read more…

July 15, 2016 | By Melissa Repko

Capital gains: Austin doubles DFW in latest startup investment figures

Dallas-Fort Worth attracted $72.6 million in venture capital during the second quarter of 2016. That puts local startups on track to raise more investment dollars this year than they have in the past two. Read more…

May 4, 2016 | By Venture Capital

NMP, Harmony Partners Join $16M Series C for OutboundEngine

OutboundEngine, an automated marketing platform that helps small business owners uncover the best sales opportunities in their networks, announced today that it has closed a $16 million Series C funding Read more…

May 4, 2016 | By UK Reuters

Outboundengine, Inc says it has sold $15 mln in equity financing – SEC filing

Outboundengine, Inc discloses in Form D with U.S. SEC that the total offering amount was for $15 million – SEC filing Source Read more…

May 4, 2016 | By Texas Tech Pulse

OutboundEngine Finds $16M More

Austin-based OutboundEngine, which develops automated marketing software for the small business market, has raised $16M more in a Series C funding. Read more…

May 4, 2016 | By Techrockies

OutboundEngine Plans Hiring In Scottsdale After Funding Round

OutboundEngine, a developer of automated marketing software tools for the small business market, said it has plans to expand in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more…

May 4, 2016 | By Businesswire

OutboundEngine Secures $16 Million in Series C Funding to Automate SMB Marketing

OutboundEngine, an automated marketing platform that helps small business owners uncover the best sales opportunities in their networks, announced today that it has closed a $16 million Series C funding round led by Austin-based S3 Ventures Read more…

August 14, 2015 | By Brent Wistrom

OutboundEngine Found a Fast-Growth Niche Marketing for Independent Professionals

Lawyers, realtors and insurance agents share a common problem. Their success often hinges on their ability to market themselves. But, because they work independently, very few can find enough time to do it well. Read more…

August 12, 2015 | By Tessa McLean

90 Austin companies make U.S. ‘fastest growing’ list

Today, Inc released their annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. Read more…

August 12, 2015 | By Elaine Godfrey

The Fastest-Growing Companies in Austin

An incubator for innovative minds and a hotspot for creative types, Austin places prominently in the eyes of young college grads, which has surely helped this Southwestern city become a beacon for fast-growing companies.. Read more…

August 12, 2015

OutboundEngine Ranked Among the Fastest Growing Companies in America

Our annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Read more…

August 10, 2015 | By Branndon Stewart, OutboundEngine CEO

5 Ways Content Marketing Helps Insurance Agents with Referrals

Lawyers, realtors and insurance agents share a common problem. Their success often hinges on their ability to market themselves. But, because they work independently, very few can find enough time to do it well. Read more…

August 4, 2015 | By Elyse Kent

From graffiti to giant legos, these are 3 Austin tech companies putting a spin on large office spaces 

Austin tech companies are known for having innovative and collaborative office spaces — no matter what the size. These Austin companies have over 100 employees in their offices, and they’ve got some of the most creative spaces around. Read more…

July 8, 2015 | By Austin Business Journal Staff

Nice medical benefits, ample vacation make OutboundEngine a Best Place to Work

Amazing, open, fun, competitive, and structured for growth and opportunity. Read more…

July 2, 2015 | By Craig C. Rowe

OutboundEngine cranks up your email marketing to 11

Social media archives and an activity stream make this platform stand out. Read more…

June 26, 2015 | By Colin Pope

Austin’s Best Places to Work for 2015: 70 companies with amazing perks and happy employees

Seventy winners were ranked and honored. Ranks are based on anonymous surveys submitted by employees. At least 95 percent of a company’s workforce had to respond to the surveys to be considered. In the end, these companies had the best buy-in from employees: Read more…

June 18, 2015 | By Amy Swinderman

3 simple rules for diving into email marketing

So you’ve decided to dive into the world of effective email marketing. Do you know what you’re getting into? OutboundEngine is a personalized email marketing service that can put your marketing efforts on “autopilot” by sending out bimonthly emails and social media posts a few times a month for a modest fee, but there are still some best practices for how to use this powerful business and networking tool. Read more…

June 5, 2015 | By Christopher Calnan

OutboundEngine revs up growth with new products, marketing shift and expansion

After years of tweaking its business model, OutboundEngine Inc. is positioning itself to go into overdrive. The Austin company’s latest shift is the launch of a separate five-person enterprise sales group to target larger customers. The addition came just weeks after opening an Arizona office. Read more…

May 22, 2015 | By Rohit Roy

OutboundEngine Launches Enterprise Sales Team to Better Serve Larger Organizations

OutboundEngine, the 100 percent done-for-you email, social media and content marketing platform, today announced it has developed an enterprise sales team to better serve larger organizations looking to deliver tailored content to customers via their websites, email and social media platforms. Read more…

May 14, 2015 | By Elyse Kent

The Top 100 Tech Companies in Austin

We are excited to recognize Austin’s top 100 tech employers. These digital companies have driven the city’s talented workforce to new heights and economic growth by creating over 42,000 jobs. Read more…

May 13, 2015 | By Branndon Stewart, OutboundEngine CEO

9 Simple Email Hacks to Increase Open Rates

There is a reason email marketing has been around for so long — it works, if done correctly. No matter how strong your relationship is with your customers, your emails are still fighting for precious inbox attention. It only takes about three to four seconds for a person to decide whether an email is worth opening, so it’s crucial to capture your receiver’s attention quickly. Read more…

April 30, 2015 | By Ronald Barba

41 Startups Share How They Motivate Their Teams

“Motivating your employees to do their best work is about making them feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves, which is why we try to instill a special and infectious energy in our culture.” Read more…

April 19, 2015 | By Anthony P. Lee

Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing 

We call it the Do-It-For-Me Revolution, or “DIFM” for short. DIFM is more than software. DIFM combines technology automation with specialized labor to deliver a complete solution to a business problem. It’s as much about people-powered customer service as it is about code-powered efficiency. DIFM is sweeping the consumer world and will do the same for the business world. Read more…

April 15, 2015 | By Hayle Ringle

Austin marketing company hiring for new Scottsdale office

Austin-based marketing company OutboundEngine has opened an office in Scottsdale and has plans to hire at least 30 employees by the end of the year. This is the first office outside of Austin for the email, social media and content marketing automation company. Read more…

April 10, 2015 | By Dees Stribling

Scottsdale: Tech Magnet

Tech’s an up-and-coming industry in Phoenix, and Old Town Scottsdale is on the leading edge of being a local tech mecca, JLL’s Trevor Pratt tells us. He repped the latest tech company to come to Scottsdale, OutboundEngine, which has just moved in at 4110 N Scottsdale Rd in Old Town. Read more…

March 12, 2015 | By Laura Lorek

OutboundEngine Moves to New Digs in Downtown Austin

OutboundEngine Thursday announced it has moved into larger office space in downtown Austin. The Austin-based startup, which launched its email, social media and content marketing platform in 2012, late last year closed on $11 million in venture capital. Read more…

March 12, 2015 | By Chad Swiatecki

New downtown space lets OutboundEngine continue growth

OutboundEngine Inc., an Austin-based social media and content marketing platform, has combined its operations into a new downtown office building at the corner of Fifth and Lavaca streets Read more…

March 12, 2015 | By Christine Parizo

Is it ever acceptable to ban customers on Facebook?

Banning someone from posting on a company’s Facebook page should be used as a last resort, according to Travis Balinas, product marketing manager at OutboundEngine. Read more…

March 2, 2015 | By Chris Crum

Should Photos Sill Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy?

OutboundEngine Director of Marketing Andrew Szatan and CEO Branndon Stewart have some thoughts about this mentality, which they shared with WebProNews. Read more…

February 17, 2015 | By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

8 Lead Generation Strategies That Will Boost Your Sales

The world is full of millions – make that billions – of potential customers for your products or services. But how do you find and reach your target audience, without spending (or wasting) too much time, money and resources? Read more…

January 20, 2015 | By Chris Crum

How SMBS Can Deal with Facebook’s News Feed Changes

We spoke with Branndon Stewart, founder and CEO of online marketing firm OutboundEngine, about what the changes really mean for SMBs. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Lori Hawkins

Austin-based OutboundEngine raises $11 million

An Austin startup that helps small businesses automate their marketing efforts has raised $11 million to continue its growth. OutboundEngine said it will use the money to double its workforce, accelerate product development and break into new markets. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Dan Primack

Term Sheet 

OutboundEngine, an Austin, Texas-based social marketing platform, has raised $11 million in Series B funding. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Zoran Basich

The Daily Startup

OutboundEngine said it closed an $11 million Series B financing for its marketing technology aimed at small and midsize businesses. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Barry Levine


OutboundEngine gears up with $11M to drive more small-biz marketing

Small-to-medium-sized-businesses (SMBs) are a huge market, but they have two prerequisites for cloud-based tools. They can’t be expensive, and they can’t be too complex. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Alastair Goldfisher

Marketing automation startup OutboundEngine raises $11 mln

OutboundEngine, which provides email and social media marketing services for small businesses, has raised an $11 million Series B round that was led by Silverton Partners. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Christopher Calnan

OutboundEngine in Austin raises $11M to expand staff, refine its software

An Austin startup that helps small businesses automate their marketing efforts has raised $11 million to continue its growth. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Lori Hawkins

Austin-based OutboundEngine Raises $11 million

OutboundEngine Inc., a marketing software maker, has completed an $11 million Series B round of funding. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Angela Shah

Automated Marketing Software Nets Austin’s OutboundEngine $11M

OutboundEngine, which makes marketing and business development software, has raised $11 million in a Series B round. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By Texas TechPulse

OutboundEngine Raises $11M For Marketing Automation

Austin-based OutboundEngine, which develops a platform which helps small and medium sized businesses execute email, social media, and content marketing campaigns, has raised $11M in a Series B funding round. Read more…

December 11, 2014 | By FinSMEs

OUTBOUNDENGINE CLOSES $11M SERIES B FUNDING

OutboundEngine, an Austin, Texas-based email, social media and content marketing platform, closed an $11m Series B funding. Read more…

November 17, 2014

Top Workplaces 2014

Our hometown newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman recently recognized OutboundEngine as one of the best workplaces in town! Read more…

May 20, 2014 | By Austin Business Journal

2014 Best Places to Work in Austin 

OutboundEngine has just been named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Austin! This is the second year in a row that we’ve received this award and the first time in the medium business category (51-250 employees). Read more…

May 4, 2014 | By Red Herring

2014 Red Herring North America: Finalist

We were announced as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Finalist for “leveraging game-changing technology and services.” Read more…

April 21, 2014 | By FullContact

OutboundEngine: Marketing Automation Redefined and on Steroids

The team at FullContact says “The hybrid nature of OutboundEngine is gutsy, and impressive.” We’re honored! Read more…

December 9, 2013 | By Mattermark

Fastest Growing Startups in Austin

Mattermark released a list of the fastest growing startups in Austin, TX. We were pleased to see that OutboundEngine was ranked 5th on this top 7 list! Read more…

May 2, 2013 | By Sarah Drake

Austin’s 65 Best Places to Work

The 2013 list of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas has been released, and OutboundEngine made the cut! Read more…

April 30, 2013 | Lead411

Hottest Austin Company Awardees Announced by Lead411

Lead411 has recognized OutboundEngine as one of the hottest technology companies in Austin. Read more…

March 5, 2013 | By Julie Huls

Why Austin is tech’s new destination of choice

Silicon Valley is still the gold standard for tech entrepreneurship. However, Austin is now emerging as a new destination of choice for tech startups as well as larger enterprise companies. Read more…

January 8, 2013 | By Jason Hahn

Q&A With OutboundEngine: Small Businesses, Social as a Service, Warm Leads, Trends in 2013

Jason Hahn of DMConfidential interviews Branndon Stewart, Founder and CEO of OutboundEngine. Read more…

January 2, 2013 | by Tom Taulli

Startup Success: Think Like a Quarterback

When looking at investments, Floodgate’s Mike Maples Jr. looks for founders who act like quarterbacks. Did you know OutboundEngine Founder & CEO Branndon Stewart played QB at Texas A&M? Read more…

December 19, 2012 | Press Release

OutboundEngine Launches New Marketing Platform for SMBs

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – Dec 19, 2012) – OutboundEngine, the platform enabling independent professionals to nurture their customer relationships through automated, customized email and social media Read more…

December 12, 2012 | by Tom Taulli

How to Build a Successful Cloud Company

The cloud space is hot. Just look at this year’s IPOs like ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) and Workday (NYSE:WDAY). So how can you get a piece of the action? See what Branndon Stewart, Founder & CEO of OutboundEngine, has to say. Read more…

November 22, 2012 | by Connie Guglielmo

Giving Thanks For All That Tech

A year ago today, I was standing in the middle of the island in Times Square in New York, snapping pictures on my smartphone of my son’s high school marching band and then emailing them to family and friends back in California within seconds. Read more…

November 21, 2012 | by Susan Kuchinskas

Venture Capitalists’ Dollars Flow Into Ad Tech

Venture capitalists are hot for advertising technology and digital media startups, but not because they’re sexy. It’s because they help marketing perform better and let marketers do more with less, a very old-school value.. Read more…

November 14, 2012 | by Lori Hawkins

Austin startup OutboundEngine raises $1.6 million for expansion

E-mail marketing startup OutboundEngine has raised $1.6 million to expand its software development and marketing efforts. The Austin company received the funding from Austin Ventures, Floodgate, Silverton Partners and angel investor Joshua Baer. Read more…

November 14, 2012 | by Christopher Calnan

OutboundEngine completes $1.6M financing

OutboundEngine Inc. has completed a $1.6 million Series A round of financing. The Austin-based company developed a platform designed to enable users to manage customer relationships through email and social media. Read more…

November 14, 2012 | Press Release

OutboundEngine Launches, Secures $1.6 M in Series A Funding

AUSTIN, TX—November 14, 2012—OutboundEngine, the platform enabling independent professionals to nurture their customer relationships through automated, customized email and social media services, announces a $1.6M Series A. Read more…

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