Today we’re announcing that we’ve acquired Drip. Drip is a world-class marketing automation and email platform.
If you want the details (well, at least some of them), here’s the full press release. (I was going to assert that we “aqui-partnered with” Drip, but the last thing we all need is another made-up word from the startup world.)
A lot of people don’t know this, but the company that eventually became Leadpages started out selling marketing training and services.
We’re very different these days, and it’s been years since I’ve taught a marketing course. (Even at our annual conference, Converted, I didn’t teach marketing and instead spoke about our future product roadmap.)
Here’s the story of …
How I Became an Entrepreneur (the First Time)
At the age of 15, a friend and I raised $120,000 to start a software company. Around the same time, I left home, moved a few hours away, began my “adult life” and spent every waking hour on that company.
I was too young for that. Way too young.
It’s often easy to tell a cohesive story about what happens when things go right. When things don’t go according to plan, the story starts getting a little more complicated.