LoDo's FullContact hiring 12 in 2013, readying contact management system release

More than doubling its staff since 2011, FullContact is about “20 folks and growing,” says CEO Bart Lorang.

“In another year, we'll have added about a dozen employees," Lorang says. 
With about 50,000 users now in a private beta, the public release of FullContact's contact-management systems is slated for January.  It is currently available to developers as an API that mines the company's database of 250 million contacts.
“If you're like me, you've got contact data everywhere and it's a mess,” Lorang says. “FullContact brings all your contacts into one place, enriches the data, validates and verifies it and pushes it out to where it needs to be.”
The enterprise release integrates with the various address books in Microsoft, ZenDesk and Salesforce software and consolidates them into one tidy interface. 
It's not all virtual, because contact management is still pretty linked to paper.

“You literally can take a photo of business cards and we have actual human beings looking at it and entering it,” Lorang says.
A 2011 TechStars graduate, FullContact closed on a $7 million Series B round in July 2012 led by Foundry Group, after closing on a $1.5 million round in 2011.
Lorang, who famously gives his employees $7,500 for their vacations if they unplug from the web and their assorted gadgets, just took advantage of his own benefit package.

“I just got back from my honeymoon,” he says. “I unplugged for two weeks in Bora Bora.”
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