SugarCRM

  • Sugar CRM Raises $40M From Goldman Sachs To Drive Growth In Asia and International Markets

    Sugar CRM Raises $40M From Goldman Sachs To Drive Growth In Asia and International Markets

    SugarCRM has raised $40 million from Goldman Sachs to help finance its growth, especially in Asia where the company gets a substantial percentage of its business. The company has now raised $119 million since 2004 when it received $2 million from Draper, Fisher Jurvetson. Read More

  • We Made Every SugarCRM Employee A Salesperson – Here’s How You Can, Too

    We Made Every SugarCRM Employee A Salesperson – Here’s How You Can, Too

    Editor’s note: Clint Oram is the CTO and co-founder of SugarCRM. I have worked with companies that considered its customers to be obstacles to avoid or ignore: “If only we didn’t have to deal with those pesky, complaining, customers,” they’d say, “we’d have time to do really great work.” Any company whose employees still cling to the… Read More

  • NEA Leads $33M Round In CRM Developer And Salesforce Competitor SugarCRM

    NEA Leads $33M Round In CRM Developer And Salesforce Competitor SugarCRM

    SugarCRM, a provider of commercial open source CRM software, has completed a $33 million equity and debt financing round. We’re told around $14 million of the round was equity financing. The investment round was led by New Enterprise Associates and includes participation from new investors Silicon Valley Bank and Gold Hill Capital as well as the company’s current investors… Read More

  • SugarCRM Deploys Budget Friendly CRM Sugar Express on the Sugar Open Cloud

    SugarCRM Deploys Budget Friendly CRM Sugar Express on the Sugar Open Cloud

    SugarCRM, a provider of commercial open source CRM software, has launched Sugar Express, a low-cost, on-demand CRM that runs on SugarCRM’s global on-demand computing platform – the Sugar Open Cloud. Like Sugar CRM’s other products, Sugar Express delivers sales, marketing and support features, complete with Sugar Plug-Ins for Microsoft Office and access to SugarCRM… Read More

  • SugarCRM's John Roberts on the Open Cloud

    SugarCRM's John Roberts on the Open Cloud

    SugarCRM has gone from 3 developers, 154 members, and 396 downloads of its open source customer relationship management software in June 2004 to 40 engineers, 450,000 users, 5.2 million downloads, and the key metric: 55,000 active systems. As co-founder and CEO John Roberts delivered the opening keynote at the SugurCon 2009 developer conference in San Francisco, he showed the growth in a series… Read More

  • Deals: SugarCRM Gets $14.5 Million, Ice.com Gets $47 Million

    Deals: SugarCRM Gets $14.5 Million, Ice.com Gets $47 Million

    Open source CRM software provider SugarCRM has closed $14.5 million Series D in a round that included original investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, New Enterprise Associates and Walden International. SugarCRM started as open source project on Sourceforge, and the company still maintains a fully open source version. Its revenue relies on professional editions and through the provision of support. Read More