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 Quanstrom, KiteDesk Chief Marketing Officer. “Then, we see them double or triple the number of qualified meetings with targeted prospects. It’s simple– inside sales teams simply add KiteDesk and watch their pipelines fill up.”
KiteDesk was founded by CTO Jared Rodriguez and VP of Products Jack Kennedy in 2011– both of whom were part of the executive team at TradeX, still the largest startup sale in the southeastern United States when acquired by Ariba in 2000. The management team’s breadth and depth of experience, as well as a track record for historic exits lends itself to being a company positioned for breakout growth.
KiteDesk’s products provide smart sales prospecting software for growth organizations. As the first lead generation system to combine an on-demand Chrome Extension, Web App and clickable Kite icons, we help salespeople dramatically decrease the amount of time spent generating qualified meetings.
KiteDesk is a venture-backed, privately-held company headquartered in Tampa, with offices in San Francisco and San Diego. To learn more, please visit www.KiteDesk.com or connect with us on Facebook or @KiteDesk.