About.me Acquired by Broadly Page 1 February 21, 2019

As summarized in an article on TechCrunch:  Personal homepage startup About.me has been acquired by Oakland-based startup Broadly. About.me founder and True Ventures partner Tony Conrad  called the deal “definitely a meeting of the minds,” as About.me has been more recently focused on helping people and companies showcase their professional talents and skills, while Broadly  creates tools that help small […]

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Small Business Technology Leader Broadly Acquires about.me Page 1 February 21, 2019

Acquisition Deepens Broadly’s Product Suite and Expands Company’s Talent Bench Oakland, Calif., February 21, 2019 – Broadly, the leading mobile-first productivity platform for small businesses, today announced it has acquired about.me, the web profile platform that enables people and companies to easily showcase their professional accomplishments, skills, and experience. “Our goal is to help on-the-go, […]

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5 Business Lessons I Learned From My Dad the Roofer Page 1 November 30, 2018

As published in an article for Entrepreneur Magazine by Josh Melick: My childhood summers were like those of most kids whose parents work for themselves: we went to work too. My dad, a roofer and contractor, was constantly working — finishing a job, starting a new one, trying to get more customers. As I was learning […]

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Tech Adoption Summit 2018: Some New Perspective on the SMB Landscape Page 1 November 12, 2018

As summarized in an article for LSA Insider by Leslie Hobbs: Bob Yakominich – Broadly’s Vice President of Sales and a veteran of American Express, Zip and CitySearch, among others – joined the Tech Adoption Summit to share some perspective. Unlike enterprise companies, SMB owners wear many different hats — they work both in the business and on the business, […]

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Tech Adoption Summit 2018: What Does the C in CRM Stand For? Page 1 November 9, 2018

As summarized in an article for LSA Insider by Leslie Hobbs: Enterprise companies manage relationships. Small and local businesses have relationships — and they hinge on being able to track and understand conversations. That was a key point of Broadly CEO and Co-founder Josh Melick’s Headline Talk during LSA’s Tech Adoption Summit 2018. Melick went on to say that innovators often forget that […]

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CIECA Adds Broadly as Corporate Member Page 1 November 8, 2018

As summarized in Body Shop Business:  The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that Broadly has joined CIECA as a corporate member. Founded in 2013, Broadly assists thousands of small businesses grow their reputation online through better reviews and better communication with their end customers. “Broadly is excited to join CIECA as we are heavily focused on […]

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Broadly Raises $10M to Fuel Product Development and Accelerate Hiring Page 1 September 26, 2018

Funding Round Reflects Demand for Cloud-Based Communication Tools that Empower Local Businesses to Connect with Consumers Oakland, Calif., Sept. 26th, 2018 – Broadly, the leading mobile-first chat platform for local businesses, today announced it has raised a $10M Series B round, co-led by original investor Foundry Group and new partner Calibrate Ventures. They are joined […]

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SF Business Times: Broadly makes customer online reviews easy for small businesses Page 1 September 14, 2018

As summarized in an article by Nathan Falstreau with the San Francisco Business Times: For small businesses, navigating social media and online review sites can seem daunting. Broadly aims to bridge the gap via an online and mobile app that helps streamline customer reviews and communication through webchats. “We help with getting customer reviews online […]

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