Wireless Rock Band gear to be made by Mad Catz Gentlemen, start your nüvis. Garmin''s new GPS line-up looks smashing Corsair''s nigh-invulnerable thumb drives hit 32GB Belkin''s RockStar allows 5 hipsters to listen to LCD Soundsystem simultaneously Alpine''s new GPS models sound nice, probably expensive Nvidia attacks the low-mid range with the 8800GS Rumor squished: Metal Gear Solid 4 not coming to 360, it''s final Asus crams a terabyte into its new laptop Pinnacle Video Transfer makes analog-to-digital transfer super easy Redfly announces a sub-sub-notebook to be shown at CES Sweet Nintendo DS mock-up, with carbon-fiber trim DIYers: add internal Bluetooth to your 4G iPod Mobile HDTV? Korea brings the future to you LG launches app store mostly for Asia DIY laser-controlled keyboard New BB Storm won''t have clicky touchscreen Chinese have knocked off the Kindle CrunchDeals: Kodak Zi6 for $99 Final Fantasy A+ OSes gone and very forgotten Indie Kindle author lands book deal Review: Morpheus Culinary Watch Interview: Greg Grunberg and August Trometer, founders of Yowza, action heroes Diet Coke/Mentos booby trap Chrome OS gets a second look by Gruber Sheet music for the Kindle: I''m so getting Memories from Cats Nothing comes between me and my $199 Calvin Klein USB sunglasses WebOS 1.1 coming with new apps The mystery of the public marketplace Getting to the root of the revenue multiple Who invests in hardware? Foundation: Episode 5 Nokia 5610 incoming with FCC''s blessing Girl gets a creepy counterculture note in box instead of iPod XBL accounts pwn3d, Microsoft does nothing WSU students will get discounted TiVos and be hooked for life Metal Slug 3 coming to XBLA in T-Minus 5 days Robot portrait artist to replace the French entirely Nikon D60 to replace D40x, still has a booty lens mount Pantech''s "Romantic Wave" - a good phone for your significant other Hairy DIY mouse responds to your caress Samsung''s got a 31-inch OLED display for you Hollywood to go bankrupt archiving films digitally Vaporware 2007: The tech that should have been Tired of viral marketing? Want to punch Judd Apatow? Green machines from MIT''s Product Engineering Processes T-t-t-talking ''bout my copyright morality generation gap Wii Opera SDK released to the public; time to customize your Nin-ternet GPS unit speaks to you in your own sexy* voice Touchscreen Blackberry: Myth or Legend?
漂流瓶终于彻底拜拜 微信7.0.4新版体验
微信漂流瓶被玩坏了 聊聊漂流瓶里那些事
微信关闭漂流瓶 它曾经满足了我们对世界的好奇
微信暂停漂流瓶功能:对色情内容零容忍
[视频]惠普Chromebook x360 14 G1评测:搭载Chrome OS的商务变形本
特斯拉:北京客户可三年免息融资购车并免费租赁车牌
借贷宝:停止催收百名裸条女大学生 未满23岁将不得借贷
京东白条多地频现盗刷 消费者遭催收公司“逼债”
借款野蛮催收行为将被规范 真是几家欢喜几家愁
为规范网贷催收 上海互金协会发行业倡议书
腾讯解释为什么微信没有夜间模式 真相你相信吗?
一张发行8年的微信唱片:只收录了4首歌曲


漂流瓶终于彻底拜拜 微信7.0.4新版体验
微信漂流瓶被玩坏了 聊聊漂流瓶里那些事
微信关闭漂流瓶 它曾经满足了我们对世界的好奇
微信暂停漂流瓶功能:对色情内容零容忍
[视频]惠普Chromebook x360 14 G1评测:搭载Chrome OS的商务变形本
特斯拉:北京客户可三年免息融资购车并免费租赁车牌
借贷宝:停止催收百名裸条女大学生 未满23岁将不得借贷
京东白条多地频现盗刷 消费者遭催收公司“逼债”
借款野蛮催收行为将被规范 真是几家欢喜几家愁
为规范网贷催收 上海互金协会发行业倡议书
腾讯解释为什么微信没有夜间模式 真相你相信吗?
一张发行8年的微信唱片:只收录了4首歌曲


Showpad Closes Additional $8.5M For Its Mobile-First Software To Enable Sales Reps To Be More Productive
StPad为其移动第一软件关闭额外8.5亿美元,使销售代表更具生产力。

当前位置: 艾金森 > 门户 > 新闻

点击量 11
编辑: 1   作者: Techcrunch   时间: 2018/11/13 12:31:19  

Showpad, the Belgium and San Francisco-based startup that provides mobile-first software to help support sales teams with up-to-date information and the materials they need to close more sales, has raised an additional $8.5 million in funding. Investment comes from Dawn Capital, who led the round, along with previous investor Hummingbird Ventures.

Interestingly, the company says it's already?seeing $4.5 million in annual recurring revenue, so this injection of cash is a classic example of 'stepping on the gas' as Showpad looks to accelerate growth in the U.S. and Europe. This will include opening an office in London and investing "more in sales and marketing", as well as "accelerating the delivery of the startup's product roadmap," co-founder and CEO Pieterjan Bouten tells me.

Founded in 2011, Showpad is another company riding the consumerisation of?enterprise software trend, this time with mobile, tablet and web apps, underpinned by its cloud platform for hosting sales content uploaded by marketing and other sales support staff - with the idea being to make it easy for sales teams to have all the necessary sales & marketing info on tap when they’re in front of prospective customers.

Additional functionality includes caching/offline access for when sales reps are out on the road, push notifications to communicate with sales staff via in-app broadcasts, and usage analytics so that marketing people can better understand what sales materials are actually being used in the wild.

Explaining the problem Showpad has set out to solve, Bouten says that "sales and marketing alignment in B2B is broken, costing companies billions of dollars every year." In practice, this can be something as straightforward as marketing staff not being able to ensure that all sales reps are equipped with the latest and most up-to-date materials, such as presentations, product sheets and price lists, meaning they lack control. Or that sales reps simply have a hard time locating the correct marketing material, or don't bother using it at all.

"Up to 7 hours a week is lost looking for the right materials," says Bouten. "Marketing has no insight on what is happening in the sales process. What happens during and after sales interactions is a blind spot. With Showpad, our customers have a solution."

The ultimate aim being to "shorten sales cycles, close more business and accelerate their sales," he adds.

To that end, Showpad claims more than 500 customers, both SMEs and "big business customers from a range of industries". These include iXerox, Intel, Schneider, Wyndham, and Audi. The startup also expects to grow to more than $10 million in annual recurring revenue in 2015.