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Mark Cuban backs Boston startup Chargify

July 26, 2011
Mark Cuban backs Boston startup Chargify

Chargify LLC, a two-year-old Needham, Mass. startup developing billing software for small and midsize businesses (SMB), announced Tuesday it has received an undisclosed angel investment from Mark Cuban, owner of basketball’s NBA champions, the Dallas Mavericks .

The amount of the funding from Cuban – who made his…



Chargify Passes 550 Paying Customers, Gets Backing from Mark Cuban

July 26, 2011
Chargify Passes 550 Paying Customers, Gets Backing from Mark Cuban

Needham based Grasshopper Group the makers of billing and subscription manger Chargify, have just passed a big milestone and attracted the interest of a very high profile angel investor. In a blog post on the Chargify blog, the company announced that they now have over 550 paying customers…



How I Infuriated Customers—by Asking Them to Pay

May 19, 2011
How I Infuriated Customers—by Asking Them to Pay

By David Hauser, Founder and CEO, Chargify, Needham, Massachusetts

Last year my startup, Chargify, which provides online billing services, made a major mistake: We made some much-needed changes to our pricing structure, but we moved too fast and didn’t adequately prepare our customers. The response was loud and…



Why we chose Chargify for our billing service

March 9, 2011
Why we chose Chargify for our billing service

I’ve been approached by a number of business owners and budding software entrepreneurs about how we handle customer billing for zobuno.com and our form builder service.  While every business is unique, and every situation is different, we found Chargify to provide the best value to our customers…



Why Freemium Isn’t Free

February 16, 2011
Why Freemium Isn’t Free

Several years ago when the word “cloud” was more associated with weather than the Internet, there was an online storage company called X Drive. It was a good product. Users loved it. In 2005, the company was acquired by AOL – which shut the site down in 2008.…



Referral Platform Zferral Acquires SaaS App Store Cloudomatic

February 2, 2011
Referral Platform Zferral Acquires SaaS App Store Cloudomatic

Web-based affiliate management system and “incentive engine” Zferral has bought SaaS web app storeCloudomatic for cash and equity. Cloudomatic was founded by OnSwipe co-founders Jason Baptiste andAndres Barreto, who will continue on as advisors. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed.

Says Barreto,

“There…



The Top 10 Best Ways to Fail as an Entrepreneur

January 31, 2011
The Top 10 Best Ways to Fail as an Entrepreneur

True or false: If you haven’t failed miserably as an entrepreneur, then you’re simply not trying hard enough.

If you answered false, you’re not a true entrepreneur. Failure indicates that you’re stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Embracing those “failures” as learning opportunities — and not…



Case Study: How to Raise Prices

January 26, 2011
Case Study: How to Raise Prices

Chargify’s clients were happy — as long as they didn’t have to pay. But when prices went up, the goodwill went away.


Like many entrepreneurs, the guys behind the online-billing start-up Chargify often fantasized about generating buzz on some of the tech world’s most popular websites.…



SMB Tech Roundup: Data Security, Résumé Clichés and Onward to 2011

December 19, 2010
SMB Tech Roundup: Data Security, Résumé Clichés and Onward to 2011

On Tuesday, LinkedIn decided to sit us all down for an honest heart-to-heart. The buzz words we’ve been using in our LinkedIn profiles, they told us, are a bit much. The company released a list of 10 phrases that are overused across millions of profiles, such as “innovative,”…



Use Advanced Recurring Subscriptions on Wufoo Forms with Chargify Payment Integration

December 14, 2010
Use Advanced Recurring Subscriptions on Wufoo Forms with Chargify Payment Integration

Hey, hey friends! We are delighted to announce that we’ve just put the finishing touches on a new payment integration with Chargify.com. Now you can setup and access fairly advanced recurring payment subscriptions like assigning one price on initial submission and charging a different amount for monthly (or…



Chargify Simplifies Recurring Billing

December 6, 2010
Chargify Simplifies Recurring Billing

Jonathan Kay from Grasshopper Group was in my interview to tell their Chargify product that let you easily build recurring billing system into your application.

Hello Mr. Kay, great to meet you. You are a Ambassador of Buzz at Grasshopper Group and one of your products…



Chargify Becomes TrustCommerce Referral Partner

November 24, 2010
Chargify Becomes TrustCommerce Referral Partner

IRVINE, California, November 22, 2010 — TrustCommerce, leading provider of comprehensive payment processing and risk management solutions, is pleased to announce Chargify, a billing and subscription system, has become a TrustCommerce referral partner.

“We greatly value our referral partner relationships,” says Rob Caulfield, TrustCommerce, CEO. “The speed and ease of…



Webpulp.tv’s Interview with Chargify’s CEO Lance Walley

October 14, 2010
Webpulp.tv’s Interview with Chargify’s CEO Lance Walley

I interviewed Lance Walley about his company Chargify. We also touched on several related topics like merchant accounts, online payment, credit card billing, and PCI compliance.

(We have included some notes from the show below along with the video. To Read the rest of the show notes you can visit…



How I Set Up and Sold a Product Using Unbounce, Wufoo and Chargify

September 22, 2010
How I Set Up and Sold a Product Using Unbounce, Wufoo and Chargify

I’m going to show you how I concepted and built not one, but two recurring revenue products in one evening using Unbounce, Wufoo and Chargify – and I never wrote a single line of code.  And the results were unreal.

I am not a programmer.  I wish I was, but…



Welcome Chargify To Our Family of Integrations

August 10, 2010
Welcome Chargify To Our Family of Integrations

The latest update to the Formstack form builder is something not seen to our end users, we switched our internal billing system from a “rolled-our-own” system to using Chargify. Chargify describes itself as “the easiest way to start collecting subscription credit card payments from your customers.” and we…



Chargify Takes Care of Your Recurring Billing System Needs

July 29, 2010
Chargify Takes Care of Your Recurring Billing System Needs

With the tag line “Build Your Business, Not Your Billing System”, Chargify’s mission is to simplify recurring billing for SaaS and Web 2.0 companies, allowing them to grow their business more quickly. Much more than a simple payment system, the product allows businesses to access customer insights, revenue, signups,…



Recurring Billing For Web Apps

July 27, 2010
Recurring Billing For Web Apps

Increasingly web application developers and entrepreneurs are turning to the “Software As A Service” (SaaS) model to monetize their products.
Together with this growth has come the need for reliable recurring billing systems and in turn a number of enterprising folks have built said solutions and fittingly used…



The Serial Entrepreneur Behind Chargify And Engine Yard

July 16, 2010
The Serial Entrepreneur Behind Chargify And Engine Yard

When I read this line in Lance Walley’s LinkedIn profile about a previous startup, I knew he’d be the kind of frank interviewee you’d need to hear: The system worked very well, but frankly, the world didn’t seem to care :-(

In this interview, you’ll hear the stories behind many…



Startup Watch: Five You Should Follow

June 29, 2010
Startup Watch: Five You Should Follow

As part of each week’s Startup Report, Mass High Tech highlights five startup companies, and their business goals, that are profiled in the New England Tech Directory. With each week’s Startup Watch, Mass High Tech will choose the weekly featured companies by soliciting nominations through a poll of 10 companies,…



Structure 2010: Amazon’s CTO Says the Cloud Has Arrived

June 23, 2010
Structure 2010: Amazon’s CTO Says the Cloud Has Arrived

Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology officer, said at GigaOM’s Structure conference this morning that the biggest change in cloud computing over the past year is that “we went from talk to action.” In 2009 and before, he said, many companies were considering implementing cloud services, or were doing…



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