The Info List - Daryl Hatton

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Daryl Hatton (born December 18, 1961) is a Canadian-born entrepreneur and businessman, best known for being the founder of the crowdfunding platform FundRazr
and being a part of Optio Software Inc's IPO.[1][2]


1 Early life and education 2 NovaSoft, Pacific Genesys Development Inc and Optio Software 3 ConnectionPoint Systems and FundRazr 4 Awards 5 Other involvements 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Hatton was born December 18, 1961 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He grew up in Regina and attended Campbell Collegiate until 1979. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
in 1979 and attended the University of Victoria
University of Victoria
and specialized in computer engineering.[3] NovaSoft, Pacific Genesys Development Inc and Optio Software[edit] Daryl Hatton found his first company Novasoft in 1988. The company created database software for clients such as BC Gas and United Oilseed Products. He found his second company Pacific Genesys Development Inc in 1990. The company launched a document automation product and was acquired by Optio Software in 1993.[4] Hatton then participated in Optio's IPO on NASDAQ
in 1999 as the company's CTO.[5] Optio was acquired by Bottomline Technologies Ltd in 2008 and Hatton left the company shortly after.[6] ConnectionPoint Systems and FundRazr[edit] Hatton received the initial inspiration for FundRazr
during his stint as a children's Lacrosse
head coach. He had difficulty collecting team fees from each team member, so he decided to try the request through Facebook. The collection was a success and Hatton had realized that social media had become a fundraising tool.[7] Building on the idea, Hatton found social commerce systems company ConnectionPoint Systems Inc. in September 2008. The company's flagship product, FundRazr
was subsequently launched in 2009.[8] Currently, FundRazr
has raised $35-million in the last three years, and $20-million of that in the last year.[9] The company has established strategic partnerships with several major brands such as PayPal, Fox TV, DC Entertainment, and Save the Children.[10][11][12] Awards[edit]

2013 UK Trade and Investment
UK Trade and Investment
Global Competition Winner, FundRazr[13] 2013 BCTIA
Technology Impact Award - Most Promising Start-up, FundRazr[14] 2013 Vancouver Social Media Award - Best Social Media Campaign, FundRazr
(non-profit)[15] 2013 CrowdfundBeat - Crowdfunder of the Year[16]

Other involvements[edit] Hatton also serves as advisors and partners to various companies and organizations such as:

PayPal: Partner, member of the PayPal
Developer’s Council[17] Backstage Technologies: Director, Advisor[18] TalentClick: Advisor[19] CrowdSource.org: CAP Council[20] National Crowdfunding
Association of Canada: Ambassador[21]


^ [OpenInsider], 8 November 2013. ^ Ivor Tossell, “ FundRazr
pushes crowdfunding to next level with social platform”, The Globe and Mail, 7 October 2013. ^ [ClassMates], 8 November 2013. ^ [Hot Stocked], 13 November 2013. ^ NASDAQ, 06 December 1999. ^ Staff,"Bottomline buying optio software for 45m", Boston Business Journal, 03 March 2008. ^ Lisa Levesque,"Spotlight on Business: FundRazr", [Kickit Digital], 18 September 2013. ^ Knowlton Thomas,"LPV9 pre-coverage: An interview with Daryl Hatton of FundRazr", [TechVibes], 14 June 2010. ^ Ivor Tossell, “ FundRazr
pushes crowdfunding to next level with social platform”, The Globe and Mail, 7 October 2013. ^ “Charity donations and fundraising come to the iPhone® and Facebook
courtesy of PayPal, innovative Canadian companies and leading Canadian non-profit organizations”, PayPal, 26 August 2010. ^ Kate Cox, “Gaming Provocateur Aiming to Raise $1 Million for Humanitarian Aid”, Kotaku, 27 March 2012 ^ “ FundRazr
Wins TV Show Nod”, Yahoo!, 12 September 2013. ^ <"Canadian innovation heads to the UK", GOV.UK,12 July 2013[permanent dead link] ^ <Cassandra Leger, " FundRazr
Platform Named Most Promising Startup At The Technology Impact Awards", Right Startups ,10 July 2013 Archived 19 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ^ <Sumari MacLeod, "http://www.techvibes.com/blog/the-good-and-the-bad-of-the-2013-vancouver-social-media-awards-2013-04-01", Techvibes ,1 April 2013 ^ <"2013 CrowdFunder of The Year FundRazr’s Daryl Hatton", Crowdfund Beat ,January 2014 ^ <"Crowdfunding's Final Frontier - Extraterrestrial exploration Powered by FundRazr", The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
,27 June 2013 ^ <"BackStage Technologies", [Buzzsparks.org] ,25 December 2010 ^ <"Advisor", [TalentClick] ,17 November 2013 ^ <"CROWDFUNDING ACCREDITATION FOR PLATFORM STANDARDS", [Crowdfunding.org] ,17 November 2013 ^ <Craig Asano, " Daryl Hatton and Bret Conkin of FundRazr
Join National Crowdfunding
Association of Canada’s Ambassador Program", [NCFA] ,31 October 2013

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