Eric has co-founded many South African tech companies such as the incuBeta group (Click2Customers, TrafficSynergy and Yola) and springleap. His latest venture helps organisations constructively engage with their customers and employees - evly.com). He was included in Mail&Guardian's "Top 200 young people to lunch with", and Old Mutual's "Top 36 young entrepreneurs". Follow @EricEdelstein on Twitter.
Eric Edelstein is a Financial Analyst turned Serial Internet Entrepreneur, and occasional Angel Investor.
He has co-founded many of South Africa's largest Internet marketing and product companies such as the incuBeta group (Click2Customers, TrafficSynergy and Yola) and the CrowdTech group (springleap and evly).
His latest Internet Startup provides software for organisations looking to constructively engage with their customers and employees - evly.com
Eric is passionate about all types of online marketing, but especially search marketing (pay per click and search engine optimisation), affiliate marketing and social media marketing.
He is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but spent the first half of 2011 living in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
He speaks regularly at tech conferences, (he was president of the Ernst & Young Toastmasters club in Cape Town in 2010, and has achieved the "Competent Communicator" level in Toastmasters International) and writes for business and technology media.
Eric was included in Mail & Guardian's "Top 200 young people to have lunch with", and Old Mutual's "Top 36 South African young entrepreneurs".
Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, Internet Marketing (Media Buying, SEO, PPC, Social Media, email, viral & other Digital Marketing), Business Development, Negotiation, Rainmaker, Internet Startup's, Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking
[Eric Edelstein] "Social is not just a bolt-on marketing channel. It will have true business-wide impact," says Accenture's Tech Vision Report for 2012. The impact is already there to see: In the United States, Facebook has become the dominant tool for communication to such an extent that universities have stopped issuing email addresses to their students, and marketers are using sentiment analysis conducted in online forums and Twitter feeds to inform product development.
Wow - BizCommunity has come a LONG way in the last few years. I haven't been on for awhile, and got sent a link to an article. THREE HOURS later & I'm still looking at the different sections. Congrats to the whole team for some amazing content.