Ottawa software firm InitLive acquired by U.S. company

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Ottawa software company InitLive has been acquired by Indianapolis-based Bloomerang, the firms announced earlier this month.

InitLive develops software for managing and scheduling volunteer event staff for non-profit organizations. According to its LinkedIn profile, the company has seven employees. 

InitLive was founded in 2013 by longtime tech executive Debbie Pinard and her daughter Melissa. The Kanata-based firm’s main previous investor was Wesley Clover International, which is backed by billionaire tech entrepreneur Terry Matthews. 

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Tech founder and investor Chris Courneya – best known in Ottawa as the co-founder and former CEO of prairieFyre Software – was named the company’s chief executive in 2018

“Our focus at InitLive has been on delivering great volunteer experiences, streamlining workforce interactions, and creating intuitive mission impact reporting – all while maximizing revenues through volunteer donations,” Melissa Pinard said in a statement.

“I believe this acquisition puts us in a great position to continue offering a world-class volunteer management solution, while also expanding our reach and the benefit we can provide to the non-profit sector as a whole.”

Bloomerang specializes in software that helps thousands of non-profit organizations manage their donor networks. The firm said InitLive’s “robust volunteer management solution” will add new capabilities to its platform. 

“Many non-profits rely on the generosity of people through donations or time, and unfortunately they are stuck with managing these resources manually or with tools that are not integrated,” Bloomerang CEO Dennis Fois said in a statement. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome InitLive into the Bloomerang platform so we can more effectively address two essential pillars non-profits need to deliver their missions – donors and volunteers.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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