We’re a team of industry pioneers focused on making social media an everyday growth tool for small businesses.
Founded and backed by some of the brightest minds in local, the Closely team is building better ways to help small business time- and cost-effectively step up their game in social marketing.
Today, over 70% of SMBs identify themselves as DIY social marketers. In 2016, Borrell highlighted Social Media Management as the highest growth digital marketing segment at a 2020 annual spend of $22B.
We think long and hard about what DIY really means, and we talk - all the time - to the 100K small businesses who have registered into Perch and personalized the product for their own businesses.
We’re building out the front-end of Social Media Management with simple everyday live marketing for small business owners and managers.
Check out our CEO’s opinion piece on DIY and small businesses, to see what drives our product direction.
The Closely team hails from innovative companies like Mapquest, Jabber, Netscape, Quark, ReadyTalk and Local Matters.
Closely has been funded by a world class group of venture and seed investors that deeply understand our market space.
Joe Del Guercio
Steadfast Venture Capital
Former CEO, Examiner.com and former executive, AOL Digital Cities
Former VP, AOL Web Services and CTO of AOL Digital Cities
Founder/CEO of Tidemark, former EIR Greylock
Head, Google News + Social Products
Angel Investor and former senior executive with Excite and Netcom
Chairman and founder, The Kelsey Group
Founder, The Morey Group, co-founder and CMO, Vehix.com
Former HIBU CMO and President, SuperPages.com
Co-founder and Senior Partner, Galvanize.it Ventures
Angel Investor and Founder, Rollyo and Addictomatic
Former GM AOL Local, CEO Brighthub
Founder & CEO, Trip.com
Former GM, Small Business Marketing Tools, Intuit and CEO of Rewarder.com
Leading international online media holding company, led by Michael Oschmann
Founder/CEO, Inspirato, Co-founder Exclusive Resorts
Former HIBU Global CIO
Angel Investor, former AOL local executive
Former CEO/founder, HIBU USA, Yellowbook