How TheDataBank Avoided A Race To The Bottom



Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 9.21.24 AMBy Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

“CEO Chris Hanson and Mark Paquette, the chief technology officer of TheDataBank, never planned to get rich when they formed a software firm 20 years ago that would link nonprofits and progressive political causes with ­supporters over the then-emerging internet.

Hanson, 59, a veteran marketer, and Paquette, 60, an electrical engineer and technologist, raised $250,000 from several minority owners. They built a company that has posted subscription-based revenue of up to $1.5 million
annually and a good living for up to 15 employees.”

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