SlideRocket, a startup that helps create online presentations, has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by Azure Capital Partners with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners participating. This new round of funding brings SlideRocket’s total funding to $7 million. The company also announced that Chuck Dietrich, former General Manager and Vice President at Salesforce.com, has joined the company as CEO.
SlideRocket is an online presentation application that produces media rich slideshows that rival PowerPoint presentations. SlideRocket says it will use the funding to grow the company by adding more hires and help continue innovation of the product.
SlideRocket took the beta label off last fall and added collaboration tools to let users share slides and other assets between presentations and turn on a conference mode similar to WebEx, allowing users on different computers to view the same presentation simultaneously.