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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.

CONTENTS

* 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

Hatton was born December 18, 1961 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina , Saskatchewan
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 .

NOVASOFT, PACIFIC GENESYS DEVELOPMENT INC AND OPTIO SOFTWARE

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. Hatton then participated in Optio's IPO on NASDAQ
NASDAQ
in 1999 as the company's CTO . Optio was acquired by Bottomline Technologies Ltd in 2008 and Hatton left the company shortly after.

CONNECTIONPOINT SYSTEMS AND FUNDRAZR

Hatton received the initial inspiration for FundRazr during his stint as a children's Lacrosse
Lacrosse
head coach. He had difficulty collecting team fees from each team member, so he decided to try the request through Facebook
Facebook
. The collection was a success and Hatton had realized that social media had become a fundraising tool.

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. Currently, FundRazr has raised $35-million in the last three years, and $20-million of that in the last year. The company has established strategic partnerships with several major brands such as PayPal
PayPal
, Fox TV , DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment
, and Save the Children
Save the Children
.

AWARDS

* 2013