sales

  • Immediately Is An Email App For Sales Reps That Tracks When Messages Are Read

    Immediately Is An Email App For Sales Reps That Tracks When Messages Are Read

    SquareOne, an email startup that launched its iOS app for organizing messages earlier this year, has now pivoted to become Immediately, an email app designed with the needs of sales reps in mind. The new app, which is currently live on the web and on iPhone, is an email client application offering features like reminders, templates, scheduling and Salesforce sync, as well as the ability to… Read More

  • Azalead Ends Cold Calls By Telling You Which Company Visited Your Site

    Azalead Ends Cold Calls By Telling You Which Company Visited Your Site

    Imagine how many people end up on your company’s website looking for more information about your B2B product and never call you. These visitors are incredibly useful leads for your sales team, but you just don’t know them. Meet Azalead, a French startup that tells you which company recently visited your website and sends you alerts in real time. Read More

  • Gold Dealer Drops Credit Card Payments For Bitcoin

    Gold Dealer Drops Credit Card Payments For Bitcoin

    The world of gold bullion sales is often peopled by the odd and interesting. Joseph Castillo is one of the latter. The owner of Agora Commodities, his company now only accepts Bitcoin for online sales, a move that has reduced fraud and improved his service. Castillo talked to Coindesk about his decision, saying that “What we had to do to protect ourselves against card fraud, we no… Read More

  • LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”

    LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”

    LinkedIn is fleshing out its tools for salesepople today with a new version of its Sales Navigator. The biggest difference — the Sales Navigator is now a standalone product, rather than an additional set of features on the main LinkedIn site. Vice President of Sales Solution Mike Derezin and Group Product Manager Sachin Rekhi walked me through the new product last week. The idea… Read More

  • Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool Clari Raises $20M More To Widen Its Big Data Net

    Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool Clari Raises $20M More To Widen Its Big Data Net

    It was just in April that Clari — a mobile-first sales tool that uses data science and predictive analytics to help sales people do their jobs — emerged from stealth with $6 million in backing from Sequoia. Today the company is announcing another funding milestone: a Series B round of $20 million. Andy Byrne, the company’s founder and CEO, says Clari plans to use the funds… Read More

  • Tesla Wins Back The Right To Sell Direct To Consumers In New Jersey

    Tesla Wins Back The Right To Sell Direct To Consumers In New Jersey

    Electric car company Tesla can now once again sell cars direct to consumers in New Jersey (via Engadget), after a ban earlier this year based on an old (and mostly irrelevant in this case) law enabled Governor Chris Christie to bow to pressure from local auto dealers to get sales of Elon Musk’s magical future cars put on hold. Read More

  • ShopDrop Alerts You To Local Sales From Major Retailers To Small Boutiques

    ShopDrop Alerts You To Local Sales From Major Retailers To Small Boutiques

    A new shopping and sale finder app called ShopDrop, also the Audience Choice winner from our recent TechCrunch NYC pitch-off, is now live on the iTunes App Store. Today the service helps users, mainly New Yorkers, find nearby sales, both at larger retailers and smaller boutiques, but the company plans to expand its coverage to more major cities in the future. At launch, ShopDrop’s… Read More

  • SalesPredict Lands $4.1M In Series A Funding

    SalesPredict Lands $4.1M In Series A Funding

    SalesPredict, a company that helps sales teams find the best customers using predictive analytics, announced $4.1M in Series A funding today. The chief funders in this deal are Yandex and KGC Capital. SalesPredict CEO Yaron Zakai-Or says the two-year-old company was started by himself and Kira Radinsky, who is chief technology officer. The two had previously worked together for several… Read More

  • Clari, A Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool, Comes Out Of Stealth With $6M From Sequoia

    Clari, A Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool, Comes Out Of Stealth With $6M From Sequoia

    CRM behemoths like Salesforce and Oracle, and more mature startups like Domo, have made some significant inroads into mobile and specifically apps for mobile salespeople, but a new startup believes that its streamlined, mobile-first solution can do it better. Clari, a mobile-first sales productivity tool that leverages real-time big data analytics to help salespeople do business, is emerging… Read More

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