Portfolio August 30, 2012

Clearslide’s Series B


Really happy to announce ClearSlide’s Series B funding today, led by Byron Deeter @ Bessemer, with enthusiastic participation from us at Greylock and Aydin at Felicis.

It’s been a ton of fun to be involved with ClearSlide since our initial investment a little over a year ago. Al & Jim have put together a company that’s quickly changing how sales people work, how they communicate, and how they close business. Awesome team, awesome vision, and things have been humming there. It’s awesome to have Byron & the team at Bessemer involved — they’ve been involved in building some amazing SaaS businesses, and have already made a big difference for ClearSlide.

Also fantastic to finally announce that John Jack has joined the board — he was previously the CEO of Fortify and brings a ton of background to the table.

ClearSlide isn’t the flashiest name around (yet!) because they’re really been focused on building products that sales professionals love — but you should really watch this space, because they’ve got a big vision and big plans.

Al & Jim are wonderful founders, and have been a real joy to work with. Congratulations on the new raise!