A little insight into PunchTab

PunchTab provides the only platform that offers both immediately customizable, multi-channel programs and out-of-the-box solutions.

Founded in January 2011, PunchTab is a multi-channel loyalty and engagement platform that enables agencies, brands and enterprise organizations to incentivize user behavior and drive business success. PunchTab’s customers use the company’s flexible solutions to deepen audience engagement and build awareness by leveraging everything from social sharing and UGC and awareness campaigns to sophisticated B2E and B2B programs. PunchTab offers both an out-of-the-box product and a fully customizable, white-labeled solutions that can reward any action with virtual, social and real-world rewards.

Based in Silicon Valley and led by YouSendIt founders Ranjith Kumaran and early YouSendIt engineer Mehdi Ait Ofkur, PunchTab is funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership, CrunchFund, Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman.

01/2011

Birthday

$5.2M

Total Funding

16,500

Active Programs

3 Billion

Points Earned

Meet the PunchTab Team

  • Read Ranjith’s Bio

    Ranjith Kumaran

    Founder

    Ranjith previously co-founded YouSendIt.com where he led products, raised money and acquired a couple of companies. He plans to do more of the same at PunchTab.

    Ranjith can be reached at ranjith@punchtab.com

  • Read Mehdi’s Bio

    Mehdi Ait Oufkir

    Founder

    Mehdi was an early member of the team that scaled YouSendIt.com to 18 million registered users. He went on to found JellyDo.com and now runs product development at PunchTab.

    Mehdi can be reached at mehdi@punchtab.com

  • Read Ben’s Bio

    Ben Oertel

    Cookie Monster

    Young Benjamin is a French developer who only works for giant cookies and coffee. He is constantly experimenting with new web technologies and frameworks. Constantly.

    Ben can be reached at ben@punchtab.com

  • Read Arthur’s Bio

    Arthur Rio

    Driver

    True or False: Arthur has mastered the arts of developing for Facebook (among other platforms), measuring the results of every feature he builds, and rink hockey.

    Arthur can be reached at arthur@punchtab.com

  • Read Raj’s Bio

    Raj Lenin

    Engineer

    Raj brings more than 17 years of experience in domains as varied as SaaS, Virtualization and Enterprise Software to the team. The first thing we've asked him to work on is a really cute widget (UPDATE: well it looks like he wrapped that one up pretty quickly...).

    Raj can be reached at raj@punchtab.com

  • Read Robyn’s Bio

    Robyn Hannah

    Socializer

    A communications and PR executive, Robyn heads up PR, brand marketing, social, and anything else requiring words. When not crafting messaging or blogs posts, she plays text message Cyrano for friends in need.

    Robyn is maniacal about the San Francisco Giants, 80’s rock, and is morally opposed to dressing down. She can be found at cocktail parties, relaying Bleacher Report news and quoting Jim Rome sound bites.

    Robyn can be reached at robyn@punchtab.com

  • Read Chris’ Bio

    Chris Basey

    Pixelwrangler

    During his design career Chris has worked at companies like Six Apart, venture funds like fbFund, and with Hollywood celebrities. Before joining PunchTab he co-founded a couple of companies and his own design firm, Co:Media Design, where he found his true calling: invoicing.

    Chris can be reached at chris@punchtab.com

  • Read Ben’s Bio

    Ben Nichols

    Alchemist

    While many claim to be tech rockstars, Ben is an actual tech rockstar (singer for the wedding band The Real Unoriginals). He just hangs out at PunchTab in between gigs. Prior to joining he did mobile development and ran mobile development teams for 8 years. Ben also co-founded a games company, Metanima, where his focus was on mobile. Ready to guess what he does at PunchTab? (He sings of course!)

    Ben can be reached at bgn@punchtab.com

  • Read Angela’s Bio

    Angela Sanfilippo

    Superwoman

    Angela is a marketing and communications executive with a passion for digital marketing. Obsessive about data and analytics, she’s never met a spreadsheet she didn't like. When she’s not measuring metrics or chatting about conversion strategies, Angela serves as PunchTab’s resident Superwoman where she users her powers to drive successful brand engagement for PunchTab clients.

    She’s got a weakness for dogs and trying to be in 2 places at once.

    Angela can be reached at angela@punchtab.com

  • Read Ahsan’s Bio

    Ahsan Malik

    Consigliere

    Ahsan heads up our business functions including finance, legal, HR, partnerships, and (most importantly) our March Madness pool. He dreams of spreadsheets, board decks, and NDAs- and is only mildly perturbed by this. Ahsan spent time in venture capital and investment banking and even has an MBA. Despite all that, we still love him.

    In his spare time, Ahsan is likely obsessing over injury reports and schedules of Bay Area sports teams or working on his +36.4 golf handicap.

    Ahsan can be reached at ahsan@punchtab.com

  • Read François’s Bio

    François Gaudin

    Engineer

    Developer and architect Francois Gaudin "Hood", comes to PunchTab from a fancy French engineering school where he learned to be Master of Puppets and of the Coding Universe, and a guitar hero as well. He writes a Python Developer blog, likes sushi and refuses to shave his beard. When he is not coding he can usually be found listening to his favorite Metal bands like Opeth or The Ocean.

    François can be reached at francois@punchtab.com

  • Read Zoé’s Bio

    Zoé Armbruster

    Advocate

    Zoé originally joined the PunchTab marketing team, then got poached by sales and she really loves her job. Over the years she’s worked for fashion designers you can't afford and on the sets of TV shows. She now lives behind a laptop, but Zoé is originally from Paris, loves yoga & fashion, and is an avid music fan. She holds a B.S degree from Studio Berçot in Paris, France. The French guys in engineering like her shoes...

    Zoé can be reached at zoe@punchtab.com

  • Read Azam’s Bio

    Azam Malik

    Designasaurus

    Azam designs things at PunchTab. He has fancy pencils and erasers that help him sketch out client-thrilling mockups.

    When he’s not busy trying to make clients happy, he enjoys laughing at people, roaming the Bay Area, breakfast foods, and coffee. When his multi-tasking game is tight, he enjoys those things in his non-free time, too.

    He also respects a well-constructed sandwich.

    Azam can be reached at azam@punchtab.com

  • Read Halit’s Bio

    Halit Berisha

    Champion

    As a pioneer member of the PunchTab East Coast sales team, Halit calls the Big Apple home. And while we never see him in the office, we often hear his voice on speakerphone and Skype, helping customers find the solutions.

    Halit calls soccer, football, and he love to play it. For now he settles for watching matches but he’s got big plans to be in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

    Halit can be reached at halit@punchtab.com

  • Read Kenneth’s Bio

    Kenneth Yang

    Navigator

    For the last 20 years, Ken/Kenny/Kenneth has been working in tech, accumulating miles, platinum status, and mini soaps.

    Ken project manages, lawyers, assembles Ikea furniture and plays stand-in office dad. He does a whole lot of other stuff that we can’t quite explain. But we know this: Stuff gets done.

    Ken can be reached at ken@punchtab.com

  • Read Jason’s Bio

    Jason Vargas

    Superman

    Jason’s eclectic sale background includes selling textbooks door-to-door in the hot Midwest summer. He’s since moved (way) up the ladder, adding enterprise software and mobile development sales to his Linkedin resume.

    At PunchTab Jason works his magic with insides sales, funnels, and pipelines. When he’s not making friends and streamlining processes, he’s been known to throw one-man, ear-bud dance parties at his desk. It’s as awkward as it sounds.

    Jason can be reached at jason@punchtab.com

  • Read Yang’s Bio

    Yang Shu

    Zombiewalker

    PunchTab developer, Yang, has his passion for learning, coding, and singing. (Ask, he'll sing for you.) He works on client projects with relentless energy and laughs easier than anyone else in the office. When he's not at his desk, Yang is a huge fan of all things zombi and Taiwanese rock band, Mayday. He never misses a PunchTab team happy hour and we're pretty sure he should be tested for Mensa.

    One day Yang will go on a month-long road trip that may or may not include a portable DVD player and the entire catalog of Natalie Portman movies.

    Yang can be reached at yangs@punchtab.com

  • Read Lisa’s Bio

    Lisa Callanan

    Superstar

    After years in ad agencies and TV and radio sales, Lisa joined us to share PunchTab with the Midwest. She now braves Chicago winters to deliver marketing dreams-come-true for clients. She’s also a champion cab hailer.

    Super Mom and huge Chicago Sports Fan, Lisa loves hanging out with her husband and kids. Don’t be fooled by her friendly disposition- Lisa is a competitor. She somehow finds time to play sports and coach volleyball.

    Lisa can be reached at lisa@punchtab.com

  • Read Sarah’s Bio

    Sarah Hill

    Paramedic

    Often referred to as the nicest person EVER, Sarah wrangles spreadsheets and timelines to get projects out the door in tip-top shape. She also serves as the much-needed PunchTab den mother.

    When not in front of a computer, she can be found engaged in the futile pursuit of trying to grow vegetables in the foggiest part of San Francisco.

    Sarah can be reached at sarah@punchtab.com

  • Read Erin’s Bio

    Erin Lish

    Doodler

    Uber-creative Erin loves all things design and has a passion for making the world more aesthetically pleasing. At PunchTab she creates gush-worthy infographics, pretty white-papers and makes these really good peanut butter, chocolate pretzel things.

    Before joining PunchTab Erin did freelance design, specializing in stationery and illustration. She makes wedding invites that are so beautiful, you’ll want to get married twice.

    Erin can be reached at erin@punchtab.com

  • Read Alicia’s Bio

    Alicia Molnar

    Cheerleader

    We cannot express how totally enthusiastic, positive, and excited Alicia is about EVERYTHING. Holding down the fort in New York, Alicia is a 15 year sales veteran, serving as PunchTab's cheerleader- and never has a title been more appropriate. With unstoppable energy, Alicia advocates for client needs, thinking outside-the-box to develop winning programs for her customers.

    Alicia has also been known to bring snacks from Melissa's Cupcakes or Crumbs to demos- which is pretty much reason alone to schedule a meeting.

    Alicia can be reached at alicia@punchtab.com

  • Read Jessica’s Bio

    Jessica Banagis

    Handler

    Intern turned inside sales, Ohio transplant Jes is has been moving up the PunchTab food chain while she balances grad school (Industrial Organized Psychology... whuuuut?!) and learning to navigate Bay Area traffic. She's got a solid background in retail sales but misses nothing about the mall... other than the easy access to Ben and Jerry's.

    Jes is highly organized, super kind, and sometimes dresses like Marty McFly.

    Jessica can be reached at jessica@punchtab.com

  • Read Scott’s Bio

    Scott Hughes

    Ambassador

    Sports car driver turned Prius owner, Scott serves as PunchTab's Ambassador, offering hope to brands across the world.

    Scott joins PunchTab with an impressive LinkedIn page, a penchant for creating entertaining Power Point presentations, and a passion for building awesome un-salesy, sales teams. (You know what we're talking about.)

    When Scott is not helping customers find the perfect solution, he's hanging with his wife, his girls, and his boys. (The boys are dogs.)

    Scott can be reached at scott@punchtab.com

  • Read Le Wolf’s Bio

    Le Wolf

    Wolf

    Le Wolf cannot be reached. Le Wolf will reach you. And when he does, don’t call him a dog.