CEO & PresidentIgnitePost - Robotically handwritten notes
Member Since March 2014
Arian Radmand is the CEO & Founder of IgnitePost.com, a handwritten mail service that enables businesses to develop deeper relationships with customers & prospects. IgnitePost does this by combining software and robotics to allow businesses to send real pen & ink letters that are indistinguishable from human handwriting. We believe authentic, personalized communication is the key to more sales and happier customers. Prior to IgnitePost, Arian was CoFounder at CoachUp, Inc. CoachUp is the nation's leading sports coaching company. We raised $15M in venture-capital, built the category leading brand, were fortunate enough to partner with 2X NBA Champion & MVP Stephen Curry as our lead spokesman, and made the Inc 5000 list in 2018. For this, Arian was a Forbes 30 Under 30 Award Winner in 2015. Before founding CoachUp, Arian worked at Lime Brokerage as a Senior Software Architect where he was responsible for overseeing the architecture design, implementation, and launch of Lime Brokerage’s control channel for its Citrius Trading Platform. He holds a patent for this system, which is the fastest automated trading system on the planet. Before Lime Brokerage, he got his start in software development by working at EMC as a SPEA QA Test case automation engineer. Arian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University. In his free time, Arian is an avid sailor, skier, and pilot.
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IgnitePost - Robotically handwritten notes
IgnitePost is a handwritten mail service that enables businesses to develop deeper relationships with customers & prospects. We do this by combining software and robotics to send real pen & ink letters that are indistinguishable from human handwriting. We believe authentic, personalized communication is the key to more sales and happier customers. We are all now subjected to 120 emails and over 5,000 digital ads, EVERY DAY— which is not only a problem for people, but also a huge challenge for companies, who struggle to earn genuine consideration in a digitally saturated world. But there is hope. People still open physical mail. Even better, they open EVERY piece of handwritten mail. So we combined a B2B campaign management software solution with robots that write handwritten notes. In addition to using real pen & ink, our technology uses variable penmanship to produce notes that are indistinguishable from real human handwriting. The result is a far more effective marketing channel with true ROI accountability. Our service yields response rates that are 30X higher than email and 10X higher than direct mail. Since launching, we’ve worked with brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 businesses (customers such as ClassPass, First Republic Bank, TruEnergy, AthenaHealth, Sotheby's, and Northwestern Mutual).