Radian6's Brian Dunphy Joins Atlantic Canadian Startup OneLobby

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Brian Dunphy, the first employee of Radian6—a startup that sold for $326 million to Salesforce last year in what was 2011's most significant tech acquisition in Canada—has joined Jordan Smith's new startup, OneLobby, according to the Financial Post.

Brian wasn't technically an original co-founder of Radian6, but the trio managed Radian6 by themselves for a while, working out of a Tim Hortons in Fredricton. In hindsight, most consider him to be the third co-founder and a very integral component of that huge success story.

A evidently talented software engineer, Brian has decided to apply his skills to Jordan's OneLobby, which is developing social networking software for the conference industry. In a nutshell, OneLobby wants to create a platform that better links conference attendees, organizers, and presenters—before, during, and after an event.

Expected to launch in early 2013, OneLobby has thus far raised $200,000 from investors and is seeking at least $500,000 more. With Brian on board, it shouldn't be difficult; he helped raise $1.4 million for MedRunner leveraging his Radian6 street cred.

“Investors say the number one thing they look for when investing is a team. This is one of the best startup teams I can think of in Atlantic Canada right now,” Permjot Valia, an England-based angel who has invested in 30 startups, including five in Atlantic Canada, told the Financial Post. “I’m thrilled with my investment. The valuation is obviously going to go up because you now have this very talented team. When I invested it was a bit riskier than it is now.”

Company:
Radian6
Website:
http://radian6.com
Location:
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Radian6 provides the leading social media monitoring and engagement platform for marketing, communications and customer support professionals. The company’s new Engagement Console enables brands and agencies to monitor all forms of social media, with real-time results, and engage as a team through unique workflow features for tagging, classifying, and assigning of posts. Analysis widgets on the Radian6 dashboard... more

Company:
OneLobby
Website:
http://www.onelobby.com
Location:
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

The conference and network discovery platform. Connect to your hit-list of attendees before the conference even starts. Leverage the conference connections you have to find new relationships and opportunities. Avoid the confusion. Make more sense of the conference sessions, sponsors, social events and more. Find new conferences. Find out where your connections are, why they are there, and who they are connecting... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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