As Infusionsoft's CEO, Clate leads the company's vision, strategy and growth. His entrepreneurial spirit sparked early in his career and evolved into the software industry while he was at About.com. From there, Clate co-founded Infusionsoft with brothers Scott and Eric Martineau as a way to give small businesses a leg up with smart marketing automation tools designed just for them. His passion for helping small businesses grow is the driving force behind the company's success.
I’m very pleased to announce that Infusionsoft has hired Brent Stumme as our CFO. After more than two years of searching, I’m thrilled with the match we found. You might be asking yourself, “Why did it take so long to find the right person?” and “Why should I care?” (more…)
A cornerstone of the 2013 Spring Release is Infusionsoft ID, a new way for you to log into and connect all of your Infusionsoft related applications, such as the Campaign Marketplace and Sync for Gmail, with a single email address and password. (more…)
InfusionCon 2013 is less than three weeks away and I can’t wait! The anticipation is building for our largest sales and marketing conference for small businesses yet … it’s like Christmas in March.
Our first InfusionCon was held in a rented training room next to our offices at the time. We had about 35 people who came together to share ideas and learn best practices in building their business. Every year since, the conference has become better and better. Every year I remember its modest beginnings and how much it has grown. Last year, we hit ‘sold-out’ status with 1,400 attendees (at a venue that was probably better suited for 1,250 people). This year, we’re expecting over 2,000 enthusiastic small business owners to attend InfusionCon 2013.
Today is a big day for Infusionsoft and our small business customers. I’m thrilled to announce that we have acquired GroSocial, a social media marketing software company. You can read the press release announcing the deal and you can sign up for the webinar where we’ll demo the two products together. (more…)
I always love this time of year. It’s the time when we take stock of the previous year, look ahead to this one and set goals and key milestones for success. Last year, I shared my predictions for our company and I’m happy to report all of those came true. In similar fashion, I’d like to share with you my top predictions for Infusionsoft in 2013. (more…)
At Infusionsoft, we’re up to something big. We’re building a company that’s built to last. Today is a big day on the road to fulfilling our purpose to help small businesses succeed.
I’m pleased to announce Infusionsoft has secured $54 million in growth capital financing from Goldman Sachs. This is super-exciting news for our customers, partners and employees. We’ll put this investment to good use, fueling our product development, accelerating marketing and sales, and growing our partner and education programs in the U.S. and internationally. This ultimately means we will reach more small businesses around the globe and enable them to succeed with our all-in-one sales and marketing software, services and education. (more…)
I was honored when the ASU Venture Catalyst asked me to be a keynote speaker at their Techiepalooza event. The event brought together several hundred members of the Phoenix entrepreneurial and tech community for education and networking. Right away, I knew what topic I wanted to speak about. (more…)
If you’ve followed Infusionsoft for any period of time, you know we’re huge proponents of culture. Our culture is an incredible competitive advantage for us, enabling us to hire the best people who make a great impact on our customers and the company. We have been named one of the best companies to work for in Arizona for six straight years. And last year, we were named #15 on the list of Best Companies to Work for in America. (more…)
When I tell people Infusionsoft’s purpose is to help small businesses succeed, I generally get approving nods from the audience. Whether I’m talking to an individual or a group, there is a sense of agreement, a feeling that as we talk about “small businesses,” we are speaking the same language.
Our conversation feels so warm and fuzzy: baseball, small business, apple pie and America. But as the conversation progresses, red flags of miscommunication start to go up. (more…)