Ottawa’s Pixelera, an L-SPARK Incubator Company, has Merged with

Ottawa, Canada – May 3, 2016; Ottawa based software founders, Stephen and Michael Foley, have merged their 19 year tech consultancy, Pixelera with, a member based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.

“The L-SPARK network of mentors and entrepreneurs have helped to facilitate this merger in order to narrow our focus on a vertical that we have deep domain knowledge and experience in. is an accumulation of our years of experience building and delivering member based software to North American organizations including Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, Natural Gas Vehicles of America and the Ottawa Dental Society,” states Stephen Foley, CEO of

There are over two million member-based organizations in North America today. Increasingly member-based organizations are introducing new products and services to their members such as certification, online training, collaboration workspaces & job boards. fully integrates engagement, collaboration and self-service tools through one platform.

“After having used a distinctly complex fundraising software program for the past several years, we determined we must scale to our specific needs as a growing association, best fitting our membership and assist in our further growth. Instead of fundraising software, we needed an association management program that was clean, user-friendly for both the admin and our membership, housing all of our association’s tools under one roof,” states Carrie Ann Taylor, Operations Manager, International Nanny Association.

Witnessing customer frustration with the current state of software offerings for member based organizations, Stephen and Michael have reinvented the current state of member based software with Time and resources devoted to managing multiple software applications for membership renewals, event management, member engagement, eBlasting, payment processing, etc. have been replaced with this all in one tool., “takes care of all of our association management issues – membership, events, training, finances, reports, etc. The ease of sending eblasts to large groups without having to use an external program is amazing since all the emails and messages are all stored in each member’s profile. The support provided by the team has been remarkable and timely for someone who is not high tech,” – Linda Gauthier, Administration and Coordination at Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals.

The merger of Pixelera with comes under the guidance of L-SPARK mentors, led by Hans Galldin. Hans is a seasoned software executive, with years of experience at Unisys, Cognos and IBM. Hans has also served as President of software startup companies such as NVision, Skywave and Databeacon.

“After a deep technical examination of the product, we see great promise in as a SaaS product that can solve significant problems in the membership space. This all in one solution will disrupt legacy products such as Blackbaud based on the simplicity and ease of use of their member management tools,” – Hans Galldin, L-SPARK Embedded Executive for will continue to work with Hans and the rest of the L-SPARK team over the next two months in preparation for the June 22nd Canadian SaaS Showcase, an annual graduation event celebrating the achievements of L-SPARK’s Incubator and Accelerator cohorts.

About by Pixelera is a breakthrough online platform designed specifically for member-based organizations to help you grow membership, automate common data-driven tasks and strengthen member engagement. is designed, built and maintained by Pixelera: an award-winning technology company founded in 1997 by brothers Stephen and Michael Foley, previous recipients of the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well as the Ottawa Business Journal “Top 40 Under 40 Award. The outcome of having successfully served member-based organizations for over 19 years with web-design and web support, marks their accumulated know-how in this field combined into a powerful Association Management System.


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