12 Email Automation Platform Success Stories [2022]

12 Email Automation Platform Success Stories [2022]
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a email automation platform:

1. COLDINBOX ($420K/year)

Arthur Backouche (from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) started COLDINBOX over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$35K / month
Team
2 founders / 0 employees
Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Case Study

Hello Starter Story readers! Mohamed Hassen Mami and I, Arthur Backouche, built an amazing tool to send bulk invitations on Linkedin with Personalized messages: Coldinbox.

  • On my side, I’m a Digital Marketing Manager based in Sydney, Australia, and my journey is to evangelizing brands on the Internet.

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2. Dux-Soup ($4.8M/year)

Will van der Sanden (from Amsterdam) started Dux-Soup over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$400K / month
Team
1 founders / 20 employees

Case Study

I’m Will van der Sanden, Founder, and CEO of Dux-Soup. Dux-Soup helps business owners and sales & marketing professionals accelerate business growth by generating more leads with LinkedIn.

We are one of the longest established LinkedIn automation providers and have earned a strong reputation for our speed at bringing new features to market and our highly responsive customer support service – which our users appreciate.

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3. lemlist ($1.2M/year)

Guillaume Moubeche (from Paris, Ile-de-France, France) started lemlist over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
3 founders / 19 employees
Location
Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Case Study

Lemlist is a cold-email automation platform that allows getting more replies to your sales prospecting emails thanks to automation and ultra personalization!

We started working on lemlist early 2018 and we’re now at the $600,000 ARR mark (September 2019). We have 8,000+ customers worldwide and we’re growing at 30% Month over Month growth rate!

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4. Parseur ($480K/year)

Sylvestre Dupont (from Singapore) started Parseur over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sylvestre Dupont and I’m the co-founder of Parseur, a data extraction tool. My official title is CEO, while my co-founder Sylvain is the CTO. We're only a 3-person company, so those titles might be a little over the top though. I’m currently based in the lovely island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, and Sylvain is located in Grenoble, the capital of the French Alps.

Launched in 2017, Parseur’s revenue has grown to over $40k per month. We’re 100 percent bootstrapped, with no outside investment.

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5. Bluetick.io ($42K/year)

Thijs Kranenburg (from Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) started Bluetick.io over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$3.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Case Study

Hi everyone. My name is Mike Taber and I’m the founder of Bluetick.io. We’re a self-funded SaaS app that helps salespeople, customer success reps and busy founders close the loop with their customers using sequences of automated email follow ups.

I wasted several years of my life trying to get my last product off the ground, only to eventually pull the plug because it wasn’t going anywhere. I wanted to be reasonably sure this was going to work so I spent almost three months talking to prospective customers and validating the idea. By the end of that process, I had collected enough prepayments that on paper, I had over $1,000 MRR without having written a single line of code.

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6. Acumbamail ($1.02M/year)

Ignacio Arriaga (from Castile-La Mancha, Spain) started Acumbamail over 9 years ago.

Revenue
$85K / month
Team
3 founders / 7 employees
Location
Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Case Study

My name is Ignacio Arriaga, and I’m one of the founders of Acumbamail, a Spanish based start-up. Acumbamail is an email marketing software, which allows also send massive SMS. We also offer an SMTP service for the clients who need to config transactional emails, and a bunch of integrations with other SaaS like Magento, PrestaShop or Shopify. We always try to improve our product with new features like email marketing automation, that was implemented last year, or a landing page editor that we expect to launch in the next months.

Acumbamail was founded in 2013 among by three partners, and now we are 8 employees, we have $85,000 per month average revenue, and the company was acquired in 2018 by MailUp Group.

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7. CLOSEM ($216K/year)

Richard Miles (from Las Vegas, NV, USA) started CLOSEM over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$18K / month
Team
2 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

I’m Richard Miles, along with Laura Betterly, one of the two co-founders of CLOSEM. We developed a super-easy-to-learn-and-use software tool that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners automate the time-consuming work of following up with leads, prospects, and customers and increasing sales.

At the same time, we do get as much, if not more, satisfaction from hearing “your support is fantastic” or “we made $7,000 in our first week” or “I got my first campaign going in 20 minutes.” Or this one, which came in while I was writing this: “Thank you again for the product, I just got deposits for 7 new cities from 2 leads yesterday!”

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8. Taximail ($1.44M/year)

Phaiboon Trikanjananun (from Bangkok, Thailand) started Taximail over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$120K / month
Team
1 founders / 60 employees

Case Study

Hi guys! My name is Phaiboon Trikanjananun and I’m the founder of Taximail, an email marketing, and automation platform. It is effective and suitable for all types of businesses. We are a Thailand-based service provider that delivers campaigns, newsletters, promotions, and benefits to more than 5,000 reputable organizations in Thailand. We have a global reach of customers and proudly keep on growing.

Taximail has grown tremendously since its inception. We are serving large-scale enterprises and SMEs.

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9. GreenRope ($1.92M/year)

Lars Helgeson (from San Diego, California, USA) started GreenRope over 14 years ago.

Revenue
$160K / month
Team
1 founders / 15 employees
Location
San Diego, California, USA

Case Study

My name is Lars Helgeson and I am the founder of GreenRope, a CRM and marketing automation platform. Our company started in 2000 as an email marketing SaaS and in 2008 decided to focus on the challenges that businesses face in managing sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.

GreenRope has over 1,000 customers in over 20 countries, ranging from startups to universities and municipalities.

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10. Electric Sauce ($90K/year)

Sean Gee and Sean Barnett (from Houston, TX, USA) started Electric Sauce over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$7.5K / month
Team
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hey, we’re the Sean’s - Sean Gee and Sean Barnett. We started Electric Sauce, which is a data-driven, retention-focused, email marketing agency. Well, micro-agency since it’s just the two of us. But we like to think of ourselves as the sauce that businesses need to enhance their revenue and build loyal customers. Who doesn’t love some sauce on their food? We’re the digital sauce.

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11. Market Hero ($3.96M/year)

Who Is Alex Becker? Alex Becker is an American internet entrepreneur, SEO guru, motivational speaker, and author. Becker is best known for founding the business email platform ‘Market Hero’ and the SEO software developing company ‘Source Wave Marketing.’ He’s also famous for his YouTube videos and Shopify training programs, which mainly focus on entrepreneurship and

Alex Becker (from Fort Worth, TX, USA) started Market Hero over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$330K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Alex Becker founded Market Hero in 2019. The company is an authority in both marketing education and consulting.

  • Alex is an internet entrepreneur, SEO expert, motivational speaker, and writer from the United States. He has an estimated net worth of $15 million and is a YouTube personality, speaker, author, and internet business owner.

  • His company Market Hero is a provider of marketing optimization software. The goal of this company is to support small businesses in connecting with their target audiences. Plus it also helps them track results to significantly improve the return on investment (ROI) of their marketing.

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12. Nureply ($48K/year)

Onur Genes (from Ankara, Turkey) started Nureply 5 months ago.

Revenue
$4K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hello, I am Onur Geneş and I am the founder of Nureply. Before entering the SaaS world I had a Software Development Agency called epistio. It is still functioning but I wanted to get away from service businesses to make a SaaS product.

Today I am helping SaaS and agency owners to make more money only using emails and nothing else. Nureply makes $4,000 per month in the 4th month, and I am just starting!

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