Rapidly Growing Canadian Startup Wants to Change the Face of Investor Relations

David Duggan incorporated Viral Network in January 2011 with one client onboard and just two employees. Eighteen months later, Duggan has grown his client list 27 times over and has 10 employees working out of their head office in downtown Vancouver, with five more working out of New Jersey in the US.

David has combined sophisticated technologies with cutting-edge online communication strategies and an expert team and added in a load of industry knowledge and hutzpah all with one goal in mind: "to change the way investor relations is done today."

“What makes us unique is our ability to grow a company's investor following organically in the form of email subscribers and social media followers by using the most pioneering strategies on the web, as well as linking them to our network of over 50,000 investors worldwide,” explains Duggan. “Since the web is such a huge information resource, it’s natural for investors in today’s market to research their investment decisions online. We’ve made it a goal to pinpoint everywhere online that an investor can go to either research or talk about stocks.”

“We are able to track all of this through our analytics and show how our efforts and technology are directly impacting our client’s online presence and sale of shares through a number of different tools," adds Grady Flint, the Canadian startup's chief technology officer. "In the online space we track views, mentions, sentiment, reach, growth and overall presence. Using these analytics we are able to make educated recommendations, better than anyone else in the industry. The information that we make accessible online to interested investors on a public company opportunity is unsurpassed by anyone else because it is real time data.”

Duggan says he and his team ensure that Viral Network and all of its services evolve "almost daily" in order to stay ahead of everyone else on behalf of both their clients and their investor contacts. 

He summarizes: “Viral News was born so that our clients’ messages could be communicated as effectively and efficiently as possible. We, and the companies who will follow our lead, will put an end to the boiler rooms.”

Photo: Viral Network

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