Think beyond Paywalls

  • Build Loyalty and Traffic

    Think airline miles model. Offer users points for generating traffic, subscribing, activating online account, or anything you feel is worth rewarding! Encourage users to check your website for content to share before going anywhere else.

  • Offer Rewards Advertising

    Build strong value in points by offering partner rewards. Great News: Partner Rewards is a new advertising opportunity for you! Bring your coupons business online and build new rewards advertisers.

  • Increase Subscriptions Too

    Enable users to redeem points to access premium content markup within pages. Entice subscriptions as an alternative to using points. Discoverability of content from Google or Facebook is unaffected.

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About Us

Backed by members of the team that helped build the now pervasive security and trust infrastructure on the Internet, Laudd is a Cupertino, CA based startup revolutionizing content monetization and social media marketing.

Laudd helps websites increase their social traffic and social buzz by offering users points when content they share generates traffic back to the website. Users can securely redeem points for custom rewards offered by the website. Users can also use points to access premium content items within pages. Premium content items are marked as such by the website or automatically marked by Laudd.

The cloud based Laudd service can be fully customized and branded, and can be integrated with the website’s own user management system. It integrates with the website using simple HTML / JavaScript tags and does not require any complex backend integration.

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  • Atul Tulshibagwale Founder
    Serial entrepreneur. Innovator in internet security and identity.

    Atul Tulshibagwale started Laudd, Inc. in 2013 with the goal of creating a digital content monetization system that will enable large numbers of high-quality content providers become highly profitable. Atul’s previous successes include being co-founder and CEO of Trustgenix, Inc. an Internet identity startup acquired by HP, an early team member of VeriSign, Inc. where he helped define new products and standards in widespread use on the Internet today, co-founder and CEO of LinguaNext, Inc. which is now a venture funded startup, and founding team member of Entevo, Inc., which was acquired by BindView. Atul is also a co-inventor in landmark patents including “Digital Receipt for a Transaction” and “Router for Managing Trust Relationships”.

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  • John Heltzel VP, Business Development
    Habitual multitasker. Technology adoption pioneer.

    With more than eighteen years of experience working with startups as well as large organizations, John leads Laudd's business development strategy and execution. At Los Altos Advisors, John has worked with several startups on the business development and partnering fronts. Prior to Los Altos Advisors, John was Vice President of Business Development at NearbyNow, a location based mobile search company backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Norwest Venture Partners. During his tenure, he led the worldwide strategic and business development efforts, including negotiating partnerships with Google, Yahoo, Shopzilla and retailers worldwide. In addition to his experience in e-commerce, online advertising, and mobile, John has built and managed teams to initiate, grow and close sales, strategic alliances and channel partnerships with Software as a Service, security software and payment services. Earlier in his career, he worked in corporate and business development for Zix Corporation, Entrust, SkyTel, and Silicon Graphics. John has a BA in International Economics and an MBA from UCLA.

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  • John Temple Advisor
    News industry leader. President - Audience and Products, First Look Media. Former Managing Editor of the Washington Post.

    John Temple is the President – Audience and Products at First Look Media. Earlier, John was a senior fellow with the John S Knight Journalism Fellowships program at Stanford University. He accepted the appointment after serving as a managing editor at The Washington Post, where he oversaw the newsroom’s digital operations as well as all departments serving Washington-area readers. Before joining the Post, he was the founding editor of a subscription-based news organization in Honolulu. Temple was first editor and then editor and general manager of Honolulu Civil Beat, a pioneering local journalism initiative launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Temple has straddled both the editorial and business sides in a number of news organizations, including at the Rocky Mountain News, where he was editor, president and publisher for many years before the paper closed in 2009. The paper won its first four Pulitzer Prizes under his leadership. He also has worked in a corporate role as VP/News of the newspaper division of the E.W. Scripps Co. (SSP) and led start-ups within Scripps, such as and He has a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University, which has recognized his professional accomplishments with induction into the Medill School of Journalism’s Hall of Achievement.

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  • Justin Ferrell Advisor
    Digital news innovator. Journalist at heart. Fellowships Director at the D.School at Stanford University.

    Justin Ferrell is the Director of Fellowships at the Institute of Design at Stanford — aka “the”. He joined the to redesign and lead its fellowship program, a creative leadership accelerator for mid-career professionals with the potential to launch emergent systems. Acareer journalist specializing in organizational behavior and design, Justin worked for seven years at The Washington Post, most recently as the director of digital, mobile & new product design. He brought mobile designers and programmers into the newsroom, and enabled collaborative teams of reporters, editors and developers to create groundbreaking work. Also a prolific visual storyteller, Justin designed several award-winning projects — including the investigative series “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He has spoken on creative culture and user-centered design in many venues, from the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin to Education City in Doha, Qatar. Justin also teaches executive education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and his consulting clients have included IDEO and Citi Ventures, among others. He has led many innovation workshops, including sessions for Alfa, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Humana, Nokia, PepsiCo, SAP, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Read more about the fellowships program at

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  • Arn Schaeffer Advisor
    Dread Pirate Roberts, Retired. Former EVP of Engineering at VeriSign

    Arn's career in the software industry started with him as a software engineer at a variety of companies in Silicon Valley including HP, IntelliCorp and Apple. His career continued with him managing engineering teams Apple Computer and Taligent. He culminated his career as a very early member of the executive team at VeriSign - as EVP of Engineering and Production Operations. He earned a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business with a concentration in finance, real estate and high tech ventures. Arn continues to advise early stage companies on technology, management, planning and operations.

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