FullContact targets spring 2013 for open beta and release

FullContact, one of the standouts of Denver's startup community, will begin an open beta of its contact-management app for individuals and businesses a bit later than previously expected.
In an email to potential users, CEO Bart Lorang explains: "In recent months, we've piloted our app with a small group of early testers. They’ve given us great feedback, and we’ve learned an immense amount. In the end, we decided we needed to improve a few things before we launch." Previously slated for release in January 2013, the open beta is now expected to begin in March or April 2013. There are currently about 50,000 users participating in a private beta.
"Starting in a month or two, we'll be inviting beta users in waves," writes Lorang. "A few months later, we’ll release FullContact to the general public."
"There’s a reason why no one has solved this before," adds Lorang. "Contact management is a complex problem, and the proliferation of social networks and cloud silos -- email, CRMs, support desk apps, email marketing apps, accounting apps -- has only made the problem worse. FullContact is solving this problem by providing you a ridiculously smart address book in the cloud."
FullContact is a 2011 graduate of TechStars in Boulder. The company opened offices in Denver after the program and has raised $8.5 million in venture capital from Foundry and other investors.
Launched in 2011, FullContact's API is currently in use by the developer community. "Hundreds of thousands" of users signed up for the open beta, according to Lorang's email.

Contact Confluence Denver Innovation & Jobs News Editor Eric Peterson with tips and leads for future stories at eric@confluence-denver.com.
Enjoy this story? Sign up for free solutions-based reporting in your inbox each week.

Read more articles by Eric Peterson.

Eric is a Denver-based tech writer and guidebook wiz. Contact him here.
Signup for Email Alerts

Related Company