The eMail & MarTech Hub

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TRIPOLIS is an email and martech company providing unique, personalized, relevant communication at high volume – XL scale. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with business and implementation partners around the world and a dedicated software development center in Vietnam. With our Open eMail and MarTech Hub we enable to scout, source and connect best-of-breed marketing technologies and data-driven solutions for a broad variety of industry segments. We’re able to offer solutions for every high volume (XL-large) delivery operation, regardless of whether these are more legacy- or innovation-centric or geared toward suite or niche solutions. We’re enabling our customers to provide dynamic content that is truly one on one – always!

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Our purpose

As people, we’ve all experienced the frustration of receiving emails and messages that are not relevant – causing irritation and interruption. We all wonder why these messages are not tailored to our unique wishes and context. Marketers feel compromised by the technology they have at hand, sending out messages that don’t connect with people on a very fundamental level – let alone facilitate dialogue. Marketers must operate technology that’s simply not capable of integrating legacy, innovation and data silos. Marketers desperately want to take their profession to the next level, but they just don’t know how. Customer obsession turns into a lip service – a utopia. At TRIPOLIS, we’re on a mission to bring best-of-breed email and martech execution power at high volume (XL scale) to the land of broken marketing promises, delivering dynamic content for real people – not personas.

Our clients and Partners

TRIPOLIS is providing its technology solution to over 2,500 certified-users, as part of an extended network of local and global marketing delivery partners. The company has built a solid base in areas such as ecommerce, travel, leisure, retail, automotive, banking, and insurance and financial services, among others. TRIPOLIS has earned the trust of clients and partners, to whom email and marketing tech delivery and innovation are paramount. The list is a “Who’s Who” of successful global and local, large and mid-sized brands, delivery and tech providers such as Vodafone, Coca Cola, Volvo, Peugeot, Manpower, Travix, addtofavorites, eMatters, The Valley, Yourzine, Amazon, Salesforce, Magento, Microsoft and many more.

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Our story

TRIPOLIS was founded in 1999 by a group of Dutch internet entrepreneurs, who were building companies in the marketing technology domain. Their focus from day one was to evangelize the possibilities of email and bring solid marketing technology services to the market. One of their founding principles was to use best-of-breed software and build their own proprietary technology, following a hybrid strategy, because nobody else was providing the right solution. Driven by high demand, the company became expert in high-volume (XL-scale) email messaging, as customers were specifically lacking tech and integration capabilities in this demanding field, since core and mission-critical content messaging are often overlooked and underserved. In 2006, the company took the next step by offering its XL-scale email and marketing technology to a wide range of partners by moving to a licensing model as an ISV (independent software vendor). First, the company became the de-facto email tech platform provider in the Netherlands, and this success was then replicated in the UK, Germany, Spain, North America, and South America. By 2013, after years of solid growth, the company decided to build its own marketing automation suite, but such an ambitious suite had a short life, and quickly the company continued to its formal successful hybrid strategy, driven by 3 market insights:

-Marketing Suite Hype versus Best-of-Breed Reality
-Data Abundance Hype versus Data Obesitas Reality
-Personas Hype versus Real People Reality

Clients wanted to continue to focus on XL-scale email delivery in combination with solving very specific challenges. They were charmed by marketing automation suite vendors, but most realized that one marketing automation vendor couldn’t deliver everything—regardless of the promises made. The adventure of Tripolis building it’s own marketing automation suite turned-out to have a productive side-effect: a whole range of newly developed in-house engines were now available to the market. The company continued with an “enhanced” hybrid strategy, covering aspects such as personalization, real-time processing, multi-channel delivery, and data integration and management.

The team

Leadership team

  • Bram Smits
    Bram Smits CEO
  • Conrad Hagemans
    Conrad Hagemans Country Director NL
  • Harald Walker
    Harald Walker Architect Dialogue
  • Michael van Etteryk
    Michael van Etteryk CTO
  • Pauline Swart
    Pauline Swart Country Director LATAM
  • Remco Groen
    Remco Groen COO

Team Tripolis

  • Anh Nguyen
    Anh Nguyen Office Manager
  • Bram Heijliger
    Bram Heijliger Business Development Manager NL
  • Charlotte Rombach
    Charlotte Rombach Content Marketeer
  • Cong Phan
    Cong Phan Senior Full Stack Engineer
  • Cuong Huynh
    Cuong Huynh Full Stack Engineer
  • Dung Nguyen
    Dung Nguyen QA Engineer
  • Gabriel Delfino
    Gabriel Delfino Customer Support LATAM
  • Gerhard Fleischer
    Gerhard Fleischer General Manager Germany
  • Heleen van Haaften
    Heleen van Haaften Finance Manager
  • Huong Pham
    Huong Pham Senior QA Engineer
  • Lam Khuong
    Lam Khuong Senior Frontend Engineer
  • Lautaro Dubois
    Lautaro Dubois Accountmanager LATAM
  • Menno Knol
    Menno Knol Developer
  • Michiel Broomans
    Michiel Broomans Content Marketeer
  • Mimo Argam
    Mimo Argam Project Manager
  • Nhan Nguyen
    Nhan Nguyen Full Stack Engineer
  • Phuc Nguyen
    Phuc Nguyen Senior QA Engineer
  • Sjoerd Engelblik
    Sjoerd Engelblik Project Manager
  • Sjoerd Willems
    Sjoerd Willems Technical Support
  • Spiderman
    Spiderman Web Developer
  • Tabitha Richtersz
    Tabitha Richtersz Content Marketeer
  • Tam Nguyen
    Tam Nguyen Senior Java Engineer
  • Than Van
    Than Van Full Stack Engineer
  • Thien Tran
    Thien Tran Senior DevOps Engineer
  • Tinh Ngo
    Tinh Ngo Senior Full Stack Engineer
  • TJ Marsé
    TJ Marsé Business Development Manager USA
  • Willem Meijer
    Willem Meijer Technical Support
  • Wouter Giskes
    Wouter Giskes Technical Support

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