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Sales Prospecting Software Leader KiteDesk Completes $6M Funding Round

KiteDesk Positioned to Be Platform of Choice for Sales Development TAMPA, FL and SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 8, 2016) – KiteDesk, the maker of smart sales prospecting software, announced the earlier completion of a $6 million funding round in Q4 with $2M of new capital, led by Armada and Imlay Investments.   Momentum behind the KiteDesk brand is strong: Over 400% growth in customers, revenue year-over-year; Quarter-over-Quarter growth of 158% in Q1; Introduction of the new product, KiteDesk FIND in Q4; and Doubling of team size the last six months as KiteDesk scales operations. “We are incredibly humbled to serve sales teams at this exciting time,” said Sean Burke, KiteDesk CEO. “Using KiteDesk provides leverage for sales development–truly enabling high-growth lead generation. Our own rapid growth over the past year demonstrates that our vision of bringing account-based prospecting to sales teams is spot-on.” Named as “An Exciter” by FindYourCloud, an evidence-based software and market analysis service, KiteDesk FIND ranks in the Top 5 in overall satisfaction for a sales SaaS product. Through this funding, KiteDesk will be able to further strengthen its position as tool of choice for Sales Development teams, while accelerating its product plans into additional tools that help SDR’s do their jobs more efficiently and effectively than ever before. “We repeatedly see sales organizations put KiteDesk at the heart of their lead generation process,” said Eric...

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Sales Prospecting Software Leader KiteDesk Debuts Two New Products

“KiteDesk bridges the gap between a company’s Marketing Automation platform and their CRM,” said Burke. “It’s an entirely new space for sales organizations, one that integrates marketing thinking around the Ideal Customer you’re targeting. We’re arming sales reps with smart tools to crush top-of-the-funnel growth in semi-automated ways.”

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KiteDesk Doubles Down on Sales Prospecting Audience with Newest Release

New Prospecting Toolbar Enables Instantaneous Sales Lead Generation   TAMPA, FL and SAN DIEGO, CA (November 10, 2015) – KiteDesk, the maker of smart sales prospecting software for sharp salespeople, today announced the availability of new features aimed directly at inside sales teams, including a Prospecting Toolbar, enhanced Call Recording features, and a new Insights Dashboard for tracking all lead generation activity. “We serve the sales professionals who know that fanatical prospecting leads to results,” said Sean Burke, CEO of KiteDesk. “But sales prospecting is hard–even for vendors who sell prospecting software. We’re doubling down on our core strategy at a time when others are withdrawing from the playing field.” The KiteDesk Prospecting Toolbar is automatic, appearing in the user’s browser when a search starts on professional social media sites. Then the prospector simply hits +Add All and an instant Lead List is created within KiteDesk, or pushed directly into a CRM such as Salesforce. “Sales teams that regularly spend hours prospecting—especially on social media sites —just got a turbo-boost,” said Burke. “We’ve engineered  a better way to reduce the time and toil it takes to find the right prospect and engage effectively—KiteDesk just put that goal within grasp.” Additionally, Search on the toolbar provides pinpoint accuracy within site search results. This means that sales prospectors can create and combine unique search parameters for startlingly precise results. The prospector...

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KiteDesk Adds Key SaaS Veterans to Management Team

New CMO, CSO Join Fast-Growing Startup TAMPA, FL and SAN DIEGO, CA ( October 21, 2015) – KiteDesk, creator of smarter sales prospecting software for sharp salespeople, today announced key personnel moves, adding Eric Quanstrom as CMO and Richard Fuller as CSO to the fast-growing startup’s management team. “We’re delighted to have attracted the caliber of leader we’ve added in Eric and Richard,” said Sean Burke, KiteDesk CEO. “They both possess amazing startup chops and more importantly–an intense focus on serving our sales audience.” Quanstrom, most recently CMO for SaaS sales companies Pipeliner CRM and Nimble, brings a wealth of ideas to the newly-created Chief Marketing Officer post. “When I saw what KiteDesk was doing for outbound sales teams–in many cases 2X-5X qualified leads per rep, by creating a better sales prospecting tool than any I’ve seen–I knew I had to jump aboard,” said Quanstrom. The task of building a leading sales team for a company dedicated to helping outbound-driven sales organizations proved an irresistible challenge to Fuller, who has held sales leadership roles with Oracle, TenFold and VersionOne. “Despite being an overused cliche, we are truly drinking our own champagne by using KiteDesk–as our tool really energizes sales, creating more quality leads for each team member,” said Fuller, the company’s new Chief Sales Officer. “I’m really excited for Sales Leaders that have teams using KiteDesk because now they...

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KiteDesk Launches Comprehensive Sales Productivity Suite to Help B2B Organizations Sell More, Faster

Designed Specifically for Busy Sales Professionals, KiteDesk Makes Common Sales Tasks Around Prospecting, Connecting and Closing up to 70 Percent Faster CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Apr 21, 2015) – KiteDesk, a complete sales productivity suite for busy B2B sales professionals, has launched an expansive new suite of services to help sales teams prospect, connect and sell at unprecedented levels of speed, productivity and success. Backed by more than $4 million in funding from angel investors, the new KiteDesk platform has been receiving rave reviews from beta customers and sales industry leaders alike. The breakthrough platform is launching officially this week at the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Leadership Summit in Chicago. “So many critical aspects of successful selling take far too much time, leading some sales professionals to spend as little as 30 percent of their time actively selling,” said Sean Burke, CEO of KiteDesk. “KiteDesk accelerates the velocity of selling by automating, bundling and consolidating key tasks around prospecting, connecting, nurturing and closing deals — all in one platform.” KiteDesk is the first complete productivity tool for B2B sales professionals, cutting through the clutter and distractions to get sales reps back to selling. “You can tell this platform was built for salespeople, by salespeople,” said Jeff Zelaya, head of sales for Triblio. The sales productivity platform features four key areas of productivity: Prospect: B2B sales reps spend...

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