Twitter: @Contactually
Facebook: Contactually
Founders: Zvi Band, Tony Cappaert, Jeff Carbonella


Contactually is a lightweight Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool that aggregates a user's emails and social networks into a new address book, analyzes the user's conversation history for each relationship, and prompts the user via email to follow up with crucial messages and contacts. Users control how often they want to receive the prompts, which are by default sent each morning with tasks to complete, and once in the evening with details on new contacts. [1] While Contactually can function as a full CRM Solution, it was originally designed to supplement rather than replace enterprise CRM and can integrate with users' current CRM. [2]


Based in Washington D.C., Contactually was founded on October 2011 by Zvi Band, Tony Cappaert and Jeff Carbonella. Currently, Contactually has over 7,500 clients in 100 countries, and $3.5 million in seed funding. [15]  The startup debuted its product at 500 Startups' Demo day in January 2012, and received its initial funding of $50, 000 from the incubator prior to the additional investors.  In 2013, the company announced its partnership and integration with, Salesforce’s task management platform. [8]  On November 4, 2014, Contactually secured $2 million in additional seed money on top of the $1.5 million from 2013, bringing a total of $3.5 million in seed funding. Investors include Boston Seed, Nine Point Capital, 500 Startups, Middlebridge Partners, Middleland Capital, and several undisclosed angel investors. [14]

Funding rounds

Funding RoundDatePaper AmountInvestors
SeedNovember 4, 2014$3.5 millionNine Point Capital, Boston Seed, 500 Startup, Middlebridge Partners, Middleland Capital


  1. Sarah Perez "Contactually Launches Lightweight CRM Tool that Works Right In Your Inbox" TechCrunch January 5, 2012

  2. Ryan Lawler "The best and brightest from 500 Startups' third demo day" GigaOM January 25, 2012

  3. Carl Pierre "DC Tech Represents in Mountain View as 500 Startups Demo Day Kicks Off on Day Two" InTheCapital January 27, 2012

  4. John Brandon "Tech Trends: Tools for Managing Contacts" Inc Magazine October 31, 2012

  5. Carl Pierre "The Next DC Tech Meetup Will Be One for the Records" InTheCapital February 14, 2012

  6. Carl Pierre "Zvi Band to HIghlight MetroSprout's First Round Table Discussion Series" InTheCapital May 2, 2012

  7. Sarah Shanfield "Ten Best Headlines, 6 Things They Don't Teach You in Design School and More..." InTheCapital May 10, 2012

  8. Brian "Contactually Raises $1 Million Seed Round from Point Nine Capital, Boston Seed Capital and 500 Startups" InTheCapital March 7, 2013

  9. Robin Wauters "Social CRM startup Contactually lands $1m from Point Nine Capital, 500 Startups and others" The Next Web March 6, 2013

  10. Whitney Pipkin "Contactually adds employees to manage demand" Elevation DC March 28, 2014

  11. Allyson Jacob "Contactually team growing as fast as your inbox" Elevation DC April 17, 2014

  12. Will Schmidt "Zvi Band: The Key to Successful Networking is Practice and Effort" Tech Cocktail July 25, 2014

  13. Allyson Jacob "CRM platform Contactually raises an additional $2M" Elevation DC November 4, 2014 

  14. Jordan Novet "Contactually, your secret tool for killing it in sales, takes $2M" VentureBeat November 4, 2014

  15. Eric Hal Schwartz "Contactually Raises Another $2 Million o Fuel Rapid Growth" InTheCapital November 4, 2014

  16. Eric Hal Schwartz " A Closer Look at the 50 on Fire Finalists in Tech" November 18, 2014