Friday, 22 July 2011

Dealised set to go global with digital brains board

Dealised, a leading group-buying platform which partners with organisations such as the NHS and the Telegraph, today announced it has appointed well-known mobile industry executive Jonathan Marchbank to lead the global expansion drive as CEO.

Marchbank has been COO of Virgin US, CEO for Virgin Mobile in Asia and Australia and previously held role at Telstra and Nokia.
Dealised set to go global with digital brains boardIt has also named Christian Lindstrom, as European VP.  Lindstrom is a veteran online entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in the technology and media industries and has worked for companies including Swapit and, the Skype founders’ online video venture.
“Dealised partners in Australia and Scandinavia have already beaten Groupon and Living Social in their local markets. With our platform and services, partners quickly create and manage regular offers for their customers, maintaining revenue and relationships at risk from Groupon-like clones. We are busy repeating that successful formula in other markets,” noted Mr Marchbank

The Dealised board already features some high profile digital and technology heavyweights, including chairman Tony Faure, the founder of Yahoo! Australia & NZ, and former CEO of ninemsn; Phil Morle, director and co-founder and the former CTO of Kazaa, and also current co-founder of Pollenizer; former Sausage Software executive director Adrian Van Zyl.
Last week Dealised announced it secured £3.5m in Series A funding to accelerate the global roll-out of its combined marketing and technology platform and develop mobile group-buying solutions.
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About Dealised Pty Ltd
Dealised is an Australian-based company offering a group-buying technology services platform. Dealised partners – media, telecommunication firms, retailers and others – use the platform to diversify and increase revenue, and strengthen customer relationships.

The business and platform began in Australia in 2009, powering a business called Spreets, now Australia’s leading group-buying player. In 2010 Yahoo bought Spreets exclusively for their Australia and New Zealand business (Yahoo7). The company’s technology and expertise was retained and is now offered as a Dealised package to companies around the world. Dealised is powering millions of dollars in deals each month in 15 countries and in over 100 cities.

The team behind Dealised are pioneers in the group-buying and social commerce industry globally, with backgrounds in digital media, e-commerce and mobile. Investors include Sydney start-up incubator Pollenizer, SingTel Innov8, a wholly owned subsidiary of the SingTel Group and Yuuwa Capital based in Perth, Western Australia, as well as individual investors.

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