Here is an article that appeared in the Arizona Republic newspaper yesterday. The story is about the 20th anniversary of the introduction of ACT!
It certainly is neat to see the product that I created celebrate a milestone like this. Made me feel much older!! I have not been involved with the product since we sold it to Sage Software of Newcastle England. People ask me if I miss it? Surprisingly, I don't. Maybe it is because I sold it twice. Once to Symantec in 1993. We bought it back in 1999 then sold ACT! and SalesLogix to Sage. It was fun while it lasted but I was happy to move on to other things.
I particularly have enjoyed consulting for both Infusion Software and Freshbrew. Infusion is a CRM product that competes with my two old products. That is a lot of fun. Freshbrew is another very cool company that is bringing a slick new product to market later this year.
I love to work with startups. I have been consulting a few companies the past several months. It allows me to do the really fun part of startups without having to do the stuff that is really hard work. I am always looking for a few more clients that I can help. Mostly, I find I can help companies that are in the early stage like Freshbrew or companies that have gotten some traction and are looking to take it to new levels like Infusion. Especially where the company needs to raise Venture Capital money but doesn't really know how. That is something I know a lot about. And that is really fun stuff.