Larry Kim, Founder
Larry Kim founded WordStream in 2007. He bootstrapped the company by providing internet consulting services while funding/managing a team of engineers and marketers to develop and sell software for search engine marketing automation. In August of 2008 he secured a $4M Series A investment from Sigma Partners and later in 2010, a $6M Series B investment led by Egan Managed Partners. Today WordStream is a multi-million-dollar company with over 2,000 customers across dozens of industries.
Larry was voted the most influential PPC expert in 2015, 2014 and 2013 according to the PPC Hero Blog. In 2015 Larry also won Search Marketer of the Year Awards from the US Search Awards and Search Engine Land. Previously he and won a spot in the ClickZ Digital Marketing Hall of Fame and Small Business Influencer Award. He was also the top columnist for all of Search Engine Land in 2013 and is the Most Influential Search Engine Marketer of 2014 and most retweeted SEM according to 3QDigital.
Larry still serves on WordStream's board of directors, but has moved on to other adventures, now serving as CEO at a new startup venture.
You can find all of Larry Kim's blog posts here.