SilkStart secures Angel round and launches with Vancouver Board of Trade

Posted by Rob Lewis

According to Vancouver-based startup SilkStart, there are over 2 million membership-driven organizations and associations in North America. My guess is that there is more, but a market of 2 million prospects is a great place to start.

SilkStart is a membership management platform that helps organizations get more happy members and sell out more events. SilkStart makes it easy for anyone to create an online membership community while eliminating the pain to do any costly back-office work.

Competition in the membership management space is fierce with incumbents like YourMembership and Tendenci charging thousands of dollars to help organizations reduce operational and marketing costs. :-|

North of the border Toronto's Wild Apricot promises "Member Management Magic" but SilkStart still sees a huge opportunity in the space.

SilkStart's mission is to revitalize associations and membership organizations around the world. SilkStart believes that a well-equipped association can change the world by empowering its members and volunteers to easily communicate and connect with one another to make a difference.

Looks like they're well on their way locally with the Vancouver Board of Trade and Small Business BC signing on as early customers.

SilkStart was co-founded by Daniel Chu and Michael Coughlin and recently secured a Angel round from Vik Khanna and Pankaj Agarwal.

Company:
Vancouver Board of Trade
Website:
http://www.boardoftrade.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

For more than 100 years, The Vancouver Board of Trade has helped businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper. Our mission is to work in the enlightened interest of our members to promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel. The Board strives to enable and empower its members to succeed, grow and prosper in the global economy. The Board believes... more

Company:
SilkStart
Website:
http://www.silkstart.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SilkStart is a rapidly growing technology company making industry-recognized SaaS (Software as a Service) software for membership organizations to grow and succeed – it combines the latest social networking technology for better member engagement and the simplest user interface for easier management. Our team is fun, fast-paced, hard-working, and positively competitive. We are committed to exceed our clients’... more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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