sales

  • Crunch Report | Cyber Monday Results

    WeWork buys Meetup, Airbnb now lets you split the bill and the financial results from Cyber Monday. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Meural raises $5 million and brings Canvas to over 100 stores

    Meural raises $5 million and brings Canvas to over 100 stores

    Digital art technology company Meural has raised a $5 million Series A round of funding, led by Corigin Ventures and with participation from Netgear, Resolute Venture Partners and assorted angels. The $5 million in fresh funds accompanies the news that Meural will now be distributing its Canvas in retail stores across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France and the Netherlands. Read More

  • Why Samsung doesn’t beat Apple where it matters Crunch Network

    Why Samsung doesn’t beat Apple where it matters

    Samsung’s competition with Apple is on premium phone ($400+) market share, and Apple is crushing Samsung in this market. Why do consumers with discretionary spending still prefer Apple in such large numbers? The reason is not the product. Read More

  • Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

    Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

    Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful) idea. This year at Disrupt Berlin we’ll be joined by Zoe Adamovicz of… Read More

  • Apttus scores $55M as it closes in on an IPO

    Apttus scores $55M as it closes in on an IPO

    Apttus, the unicorn quote-to-cash vendor built on the Salesforce platform, announced a $55 million round, which is likely its final private investment on the way to an IPO. While CEO Kirk Krappe wouldn’t definitively confirm the company was going public, he did say that today’s round was about gaining the confidence of future investors. “We decided we needed a certain amount… Read More

  • Gong, an AI-based language tool to help sales and customer service reps, nabs $20M

    Gong, an AI-based language tool to help sales and customer service reps, nabs $20M

    As artificial intelligence continues its spread into all aspects of computing, many believe that it will be the next big frontier in CRM. Today a startup called Gong.io underscores that trend: the Israeli startup, which has built a tool that uses natural language processing and machine learning to help train and suggest information to sales people and other customer service reps, has raised… Read More

  • Is Whole Foods a healthy option for Amazon? Crunch Network

    Is Whole Foods a healthy option for Amazon?

    Over the past few years we’ve seen Amazon testing new ways of getting groceries in consumers fridges, with Amazon Fresh, Amazon Fresh Pickup, drone delivery, and Amazon Go. As I look back with this acquisition, I can’t help to think, “Were they just preparing for this the whole time or did they realize they couldn’t do it alone?” Read More

  • Highspot raises $15 million to perfect your sales pitch

    Highspot raises $15 million to perfect your sales pitch

    Salespeople have a lot of things to sell and the latest technology can help them sell even more. Do you think you have the perfect pitch? Highspot will tell you if you’re wrong. Or at least that’s their pitch. Highspot’s software analyzes various communications with prospective clients, including presentations, case studies and training videos. Then it provides data about… Read More

  • Alabama-based Shipt raises $40 million to challenge dominant grocery delivery startups

    Alabama-based Shipt raises $40 million to challenge dominant grocery delivery startups

    Shipt, the Birmingham, Ala.-based online grocery delivery marketplace, has raised another $40 million in its quest to rise above its southeastern roots to become the dominant grocery delivery brand in the U.S. From its home southeast, Shipt is challenging companies like Instacart, Amazon, and Google with a strategy that had, to date, ignored many of the biggest coastal cities in the U.S. Read More

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