CircleBuilder has recently landed some large accounts from the Catholic Church, allowing the Franklin-based start-up to leverage the new business for more growth.
offers Yahoo Groups-like services to churches and faith-based organizations. Many of these organizations lack any type of comprehensive online presence. Its technology allows a church's members to interact, share ideas, and even raise money in the 21st century.
It launched an online presence for WorldPriest
, a Catholic organization, last month and is getting ready to launch IsMySocialNetwork.com later this summer, along with other projects. "We are getting ready to launch more Catholic organizations," says Howard Brown
, CEO of CircleBuilder
The five-year-old firm got its start providing similar services to people of the Jewish faith
. It moved onto religious organizations of the Christian faith shortly after that and locked down $2 million in venture capital investment in 2010. The company has now expanded to taking on some non-religious work, providing online communities for other secular organizations. It also recently switched development teams, bringing on three new developers.
"It took a little while but it's really starting to take off," Brown says.
Source: Howard Brown, CEO of CircleBuilder
Writer: Jon Zemke
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