About us

Why ReferralHero?

The most powerful marketing is personal recommendation.

Something magical happens when people naturally refer your business to their friends via word-of-mouth. Research has shown over and over again that referred customers cost less to acquire, spend more and stay longer with you.

Yet, most companies rely on inefficient marketing channels to attracts new customers, such as advertising (expensive and complicated), content marketing (slow) or do nothing at all because they think that referral marketing is the game of the big guys and they can't afford it.

So we set out to build something simple, something elegant, something that everybody can use... a tool that makes it easy to grow your business through referrals.

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Our story

We are a UK based company with a simple vision: enable companies of any size to acquire customers in a sustainable way.

We launched in January 2016 and celebrated our first 1 million subscribers milestone after just 5 months.

By February 2016 we had been "hunted" on Product Hunt and ended up as best product in the Tech category where we are still TOP 20 of all time.

In August 2016 we launched our first API. The goal was to enable developers to embed a referral mechanism onto their web and mobile apps, leveraging our technology and infrastructure that already handles hundreds of thousands of signups every day.

In December 2016 through to January 2017 we announced two new products: Viral Sweepstake and Viral Lead Magnet.

ReferralHero now proudly powers the referral campaigns of over 6,000 companies and have generated over 22 Million leads.