- Michael Sharkey, Peter Sharkey, Chris Sharkey
- San Francisco, CA
- Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Lead Generation, Marketing Automation, Blogging Platforms, Email Marketing, E-Commerce, CRM, Web Development, Software
- Autopilot is a platform for marketers that anyone can use to drive top line revenue.
Autopilot was founded in late 2011 by three brothers from Australia. Between the brothers they have created several successful startups including Stayz.com (which recently sold to HomeAway for $220m). The founders first encountered problems with "centralized marketing solutions" when running their own startups and during time spent consulting to the mid-market & enterprise. With first generation "centralized solutions", marketers are often tied to a system admin or IT to operate marketing automation technology. This restricts execution, increases cost of ownership, and frustrates marketers who are required to become highly technical to complete even the most simple tasks.
Autopilot addresses this problem with an end-to-end marketing automation solution anyone can use, empowering marketing teams to market more and close more, without the reliance or bottlenecks of a centralized solution. Every part of a company is marketing: from welcome emails, to web pages, to nurturing, to renewals, to support. It's happening in a de-centralized way. Autopilot allows everyone in your organization to adopt smarter marketing for the age of context, automation and intelligence.
The founders have been joined by a leadership team who bring operational experience from companies such as Salesforce, Oracle, Apple, Yammer and Box.net. The company is venture backed from experienced and notable investors including Southern Cross Venture Partners, Terry & Katrina Garnett and Tim Draper.
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