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About Mailchimp

Mailchimp is an email and marketing automations platform for growing businesses. We empower millions of customers around the world to start and grow their businesses with world-class marketing technology, award-winning customer support, and inspiring content. Mailchimp puts data-backed recommendations at the heart of your marketing, so you can find and engage customers across email, social media, landing pages, and advertising—automatically and with the power of AI. In 2021, Mailchimp was acquired by Intuit.

Founder story

More than two decades ago, Ben Chestnut and Dan Kurzius started a web design agency called the Rocket Science Group. Their focus was on big, corporate clients, but on the side, they created a delightful email marketing service for small businesses.

Mailchimp was designed as an alternative to the oversized, expensive email software of the early 2000s. Founded in Atlanta in 2001, it offered small business owners access to many of the same digital marketing advantages that their much larger competitors enjoyed, powering their success and enabling them to grow.

In the years that followed, Mailchimp continued to deliver results for budding entrepreneurs. But just as those original customers continued to grow, so did Mailchimp, evolving its product offerings to serve companies and marketing teams of all sizes and skill levels. In 2021, Mailchimp was acquired by Intuit, a company with a long track record of driving small business success and solving customer problems. Today, we continue to empower the underdog and strive to be the business partner we wish we had way back in the beginning.


Intuit Mailchimp strives to create a culture that empowers a humble, creative, and independent workforce. We are passionate about our small business customers and believe that collaboration and creativity are powerful tools to help them make their dreams a reality.

We love how each new hire adds to our culture. And, we’re hiring.

We believe that what makes us different makes us stronger. Building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization is good for our teams, our customers, and our community. We empower each other to bring unique perspectives and experiences to work, and we continually seek new ways to do so.

Corporate citizenship

We believe that big change can start small, especially when you Give Where You Live. There are more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. alone, with the vast majority operating on an annual budget of less than $1 million. Small organizations that are embedded in their communities often have a positive and lasting impact for their cause and the people they serve, many providing critical services in lower-income communities. We know running a small business or nonprofit is challenging on its own, and these organizations were hit hard by a decrease in donations in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

In a world full of big issues, small world changers need a champion. That’s why Mailchimp has invested more than $15 million to help small and medium sized organizations get started and grow.

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