The company formerly known as NewsCred has a new name and a new product: Welcome.
Co-founder and CEO Shafqat Islam explained that this follows a broader shift in the company’s strategy. While previously known as a content marketing business, Islam said NewsCred has been increasingly focused on building a broader software platform for marketers (a platform that it used itself).
Eventually, this led the company to sell its content services business to business journalism company Industry Dive and its owner Falfurrias Capital Partners over the summer. Now Welcome is officially unveiling its new brand, whcih it’s also using for its new marketing orchestration software.
“It’s not often not often that startups like ours get to close one chapter and open another chapter,” Islam said. “We kind