ClearSlide snags $50M to make sales pitches easier — and smarter


Gigaom

Even if you’re not sure what a “sales engagement platform” is you’ve got to be a little impressed that ClearSlide, which offers one, just netted $50 million in new Series C funding. The Social+Capital Partnership led the round with additional contributions from Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Felicis Ventures.

ClearSlide co-founders Al Lieb (right) and Jim Benton. ClearSlide co-founders Al Lieb (right) and Jim Benton.

So back to sales engagement. the idea here is for sales people to be able to share presentations and collaborate on them without resorting to Webex(s csco) or GoToMeeting(s ctrx) and to garner analytics about who views the presentations, for how long, etc.

As I wrote 18 months ago when ClearSlide netted $28 million in Series B money (total funding now stands at $90 million):

ClearSlide … has developed technology that allows sales people to easily share documents via a single URL and use the same URL to initiate phone or…

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