Tag Archive: Alain Chuard

  1. Kass
    by Angie Chang

    Is It Time To Rethink The Stigma For Tech Companies Led By Couples?

    Two other recent acquisitions by companies led by couples: Kush sold to Smule, and Yell bought Moonfruit.

    By Liz Gannes (Writer, AllThingsD)

    Romantically involved tech company co-founders are having a good year.

    In the past four months of big-ticket tech exits, Wildfire, co-founded and led by the engaged couple Victoria Ransom (CEO) and Alain Chuard (head of product management), was bought by Google for at least $250 million; Michael (CEO) and Kass (COO) Lazerow’s Buddy Media sold to Salesforce for $745 million-plus; and LinkedIn purchased married couple Rashmi Sinha (CEO) and Jon Boutelle (CTO)’s SlideShare for $119 million.

  2. victoria-ransom
    by Angie Chang

    Founding CEO Victoria Ransom And Wildfire Interactive Team Join Google In $250M Acquisition

    Google beefs up their social efforts with acquisition of social marketing startup Wildfire Interactive today.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Google declared on its blog today that they will be “sparking better conversation with Wildfire”, announcing the acquisition of social marketing startup Wildfire Interactive today. Wildfire was co-founded by Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard (both pictured).

    In an interview, Victoria talked about growing up on a farm in New Zealand “in the middle of nowhere”. She caught the entrepreneurship bug and in the midst of her second or third company, she realized that even as a business person without technical skills, she wanted to create an online platform to scale the social media marketing efforts for everyone. Wildfire Interactive was born.