On August 31st, 2015, Perseus acquired Zurple. With the acquisition, co-founder and CEO of Zurple, Ryan Owen, will step down from his position but will continue on as a consultant. Ryan Whitlock, current CEO of Z57, Inc., a Perseus company, will also take over as CEO of Zurple.
“I’m excited for Zurple to become part of the Perseus family,” said Ryan Owen. “Perseus is the largest growth company in real estate technology today. They demonstrated a firm commitment to our customers, our employees and our product, and I’m confident this acquisition will only advance the company.”
“We continue to invest in new products and services in the residential real estate industry”, said Dexter Salna, President of Perseus. “Our acquisition of Zurple is an ideal partnership to continue to grow our real estate presence.”
Zurple provides thousands of Realtors with a robust marketing automation platform. In August of 2013, the Inc. 5000 ranked Zurple the 33rd fastest growing company in America. In 2014 Zillow selected Zurple as 1 of 2 launch partners for its Tech Connect Technology Integration Partnership program. Ryan Owen and Tom Owen co-founded Zurple in 2009, along with early investors Kate Sappenfield and Benny Chan.
Perseus is a provider of software solutions to a number of vertical markets. Perseus acquires, manages, and builds software businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical software solutions. Perseus companies seek to become leaders in their markets by improving their operations, growing through organic initiatives, and seeking acquisitions that can strengthen their market position.