Sales Enablement & marketing orchestration platform Seismic acquired Lessonly

The most recent B2B Sales Enablement SaaS acquisition I tracked on my overview with 725 line items (export available) was:

22-Sep-2021, @LevelJumpS leveljump.io from Toronto, Ontario, Canada formerly Lurniture was acquired by Salesforce.

19-Aug-2021, Sentinel Capital Partners, private equity firm that invests in lower mid market companies, sold Corporate Visions Inc. corporatevisions.com @corpv a sales & marketing enablement company in the US, to The Riverside Company. The terms were not disclosed.

16-Aug-2021, sales enablement & marketing orchestration platform Seismic @SeismicSoftware acquired Lessonly @Lessonly a provider of sales training, coaching, & enablement solutions. [Obie acquired by Lessonly 29-Jul-2021.]

With this acquisition, the company will provide sellers the access to marketing & sales content as well as coaching plans, learning programs, & practice scenarios in one location. In addition to the acquisition, the company has also closed a $170M Series G funding bringing the company’s valuation to $3B.

$3Bn USD as the valuation for one single vendor in such a saturated market, which by the way is not a winner takes all market!

$3Bn USD is pretty close to the size of the entire Sales Enablement software market in 2021, if you left out revenue I always like to add to account for alternatives (instead of only focusing on competitors, also looking at alternatives).

This blog (turning 13 years old in 2022) had more visits in 2020 than in any year from 2013 on. Spikes in Google search traffic for the term Sales Enablement (even compared to MarTech) seem to be a trend worldwide, but cannot be observed in the USA.

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Please note: The first ones are not in order of revenue!

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add Highspot USD $200M Series E funding round, 22-Feb-2021 & 19-Aug-2021, Seismic $170M Series G funding bringing the company’s valuation to $3B

Link 16-Aug-2021 Seismic raises USD $170M

Link 22-Feb-2021 Highspot raises USD $200M

13-Jan-2022, Highspot, a sales enablement platform that increases the performance of sales teams, raised $248M in Series F funding. Highspot’s post-money valuation is now $3.5Bn, which has quadrupled in the past two years. The company’s total funding is now $648M. New investors B Capital Group & D1 Capital Partners led the round with participation from existing investors: ICONIQ Growth, Madrona Venture Group, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire, & Tiger Global Management.

23-Aug-2021, Bigtincan acquired Brainshark, Inc. (Sales Readiness solutions for training, coaching & onboarding: Solutions for course authoring, course content creation, 1:1 video coaching with AI-scoring, & readiness scorecards to help customers train, coach, & assess the buyer-readiness of customer-facing teams incl. frontline sellers, field marketing, & support.)

5-Aug-2021, Mindtickle, which provides a “sales readiness” platform for enterprises, announced it has closed a $100M series E funding round led by SoftBank, with participation from Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan, NewView Capital, & Qualcomm Ventures. The funds, which bring the company’s total raised to $281M at a $1.2Bn post-money valuation, will be used to expand Mindtickle’s sales enablement, revenue operations, & training teams.

3-Jun-2021, Enterprise sales enablement platform Gong.io raised $250M Series E funding valuing it $7.25Bn. More than 3x its previous valuation $2.2Bn [Raised $584M in total]. 46% of b2b sales reps list lead quantity & quality as their top challenge. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 60% of b2b sales orgs will transition from experience- & intuition-based selling to data-driven selling, merging their sales process, sales applications, sales data, & sales analytics into a single operational practice.

Please check the following numbers for yourself. I took them from this post from 4-May-2020: EBITDA margins in SaaS are terrible

The vendors with the most acquisitions:

Microsoft Office / Metaverse / Teams / SharePoint / Dynamics / Yammer / Skype / LinkedIn (PointDrive) sold SlideShare 13
Bigtincan: Contondo, FatStax, Zunos, Veelo (mobilepaks) Asdeq Labs, XINN, Agnitio A/S, ClearSlide (SlideRocket), VoiceVibes, Vidinoti, Brainshark 13
Salesforce CRM CMS / Sites / Content / Chatter / Quip / Einstein / AppExchange / Trailhead / Slack / LevelJump formerly known as Lurniture 13
Showpad (LearnCore, LIA, Voicefox, Hickup, Taptera) 7
SAP (Callidus, iCentera, Litmos LMS, Emarsys, Signavio signavio.com) CRM, CPQ, CLM 7
Seismic (SAVO, KnowledgeTree, Zensight, Percolate, Grapevine6, Lessonly [Obie acquired by Lessonly 29-Jul-2021] 8
Upland: Altify, Kapost, RO|innovation, Qvidian (Sant & Kadient), BlueVenn, Objectif Lune Inc. objectiflune.com @objlune  7
Adobe Experience Cloud / Marketo / ToutApp 4
Conga (Octiv [formerly TinderBox]) acquired by Apttus apttus.com owned by Thoma Bravo 4
ZoomInfo Technologies (acquired by DiscoverOrg) acquired TellWise, Clickagy AI, Komiko 4
Mediafly (Alinean / iPresent / Presentify / InsightSquared [acquired Olono Olono.ai]) 4
Aurea, Inc. an ESW Capital Group Company (Jive Software / XANT, Inc. XANT.ai [now once again insidesales.com] PLAYBOOKS) 3
Dropbox / Metaverse (HelloSign hellosign.com, DocSend docsend.com) 2
Episerver Inc. (Insite Software acquired Storyworks Ondemand / Storyworks1. Optimizely acquired Insite optimizely.com/insite/ Sep-2020, Episerver [Acquired by Insight Partners] acquired Optimizely In Bid To Drive ‘Experimentation’) 4
Gong.io (Vayo, ONDiGO) 2
NICE nice.com @NICELtd NICE Ltd / NICE Systems Ltd. (ContentEngine / MindTouch @MindTouch) 2

German b2b Sales Enablement software vendors

Looking for the global list? Export here. My list of German Sales Enablement software vendors (Sales Enablement solution, marketing content management, sales knowledge management) & agencies / consulting firms from Germany, as of 21-Jun-2022:

1sales.io 1sales.io @1sales_io CRM Software for sales orgs – ready in under 60 seconds. crunchbase.com/organization/1sales Bielefeld, NRW, Germany

2Viz 2VizCon 2viz.io 2vizcon.com business productivity through AI-driven enterprise apps. Develop platform independent enterprise apps in marketing, sales, communication, learning. Transform your sales strategy with impactful sales enablement applications to sell more. Marketing Enablement: Stage your brands, marketing messaging & content on a mobile platform. Combine fragmented technology stacks to create one integrated technology, one connected platform, one productive team. 2VizCon GmbH, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany & Kingston, Greater London, UK

Atos atos.net @atosFrance. Screen Shot 2022-01-07 at 8.24.08 amFeb-2007 Axway axway.com @Axway acquired Atos’s B2B software business in Germany. Unify was acquired by Atos for €340M, 3-Nov-2015. Atos announced that the Circuit solution will sunset December 2022.

BizSphere is was a suite of Sales Enablement software solutions for global enterprises with a complex portfolio [of products, services, & solutions] and large sales force / channel partners. The team responsible for the user interface & core concepts moved on to MING Labs (see below). Germany (See salesenablement.wordpress.com/tag/bizsphere/)

Canto canto.com @canto Digital Sales Enablement: Digital asset management empowers your sales team by improving efficiency & creating new business opportunities. A DAM system makes media files available where you need them, any time. Sales reps never need to worry if they’re carrying all the relevant documents & presentations when meeting clients – all important sales collateral are accessible from their mobile device, laptop/tablet with fast, meta data-driven search & preview capabilities. Content is always up-to-date & ready to use. Social DAM features make digital collaboration easier & faster than ever. Build .ppt decks from pre-approved slides that are guaranteed to have the latest version. With Cumulus & DAM you can do that & more. Germany & San Francisco, US

Screen Shot 2021-08-01 at 3.47.43 pmcenshare censhare.com @censhare universal content management platform. Lets you connect with your audiences. Centralizes & automates your content so you can market on any channel & in any language. Spend less time on content admin & more on what really matters: Creating engaging content & unique customer experiences. Through central management & global sharing, you can remove the stifling complexity of working with multiple systems. This empowers your staff with the freedom to create & transform content to suit each & every audience. Everything runs on the same platform using powerful semantic database & search technology. So your teams can quickly create, find & work with the digital assets they need to plan, tailor & deliver targeted, timely messages. censhare GmbH, Munich, Germany

Ciara GmbH getciara.com @getciara all-in-one conversation assistant who brings all your skills together, focuses on work so you can focus on results, & levels up your game. Virtual assistant exclusively for inside sales reps / inside sales teams. Provides them with interactive guides, proven playbooks, & smart objection handling, helping them to structure their phone conversations & increase their success & productivity. With the best questions & best answers during your sales calls Ciara makes you an inside sales rockstar – right away. Outside sales is still around, but compared to inside sales it is trending down. Ciara will be able to understand a conversation in full & will provide real-time sales enablement skills to inside sales reps. Sales professionals spend just 34% of their time selling. They spend the rest of their time with data entry, quote generation, & other tasks. And these tasks keep them away from customers. The Ciara platform is being driven by the success of AI & real-time communications currently used by virtual assistants. With the playbook in place, reps can answer customer questions on competition, pricing, & new product capabilities quickly. The more you use it, the better it gets by using deep learning from daily interactions. Inside sales is growing because of the way consumers & businesses now interact with technology. When someone wants to buy a product or service, the first thing they do is search for it online. By the time they have made the decision to buy, they have all the information they need. In most cases, they make the first contact. Whether it is through email, chat or a phone call, this contact is made to an inside sales rep. How the rep responds will dictate if the customer is going to move forward with the purchase. This highlights the importance of proper training & having the right tools in place. Founded Date: 2019. Munich, Germany

Combionic combionic.com Germany/Switzerland based. Combionic collaboration software connects people, processes, & information in context & across applications. Enabling sales people & partner organizations with a slide library. Drag & drop slides to a plug-in right within Microsoft PowerPoint to have all the context/tags captured automatically & the slides are already uploaded / available in the cloud based slide library which works great for accessing/generating on the fly from tablets.

ComX ComX.io “ComX.io AI for Sales” Helps with growing B2B businesses with complex sales cycles & dependence on booking sales meetings. Helps to create a predictable meeting pipeline by using language processing to find your own message-market fit. Use ComX technology to determine the priority, as well as the probability, of each prospect closing. Commercial Excellence GmbH. Berlin, Germany. Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA. South Africa

Screen Shot 2021-08-01 at 10.06.43 amDemodesk demodesk.com @demodesk customer meeting platform for sales & success teams / revenue teams. Provides real-time sales coaching, increase sales efficiency, & engage customers at scale. 100% online. Win more deals, faster: The Intelligent Customer Meeting Platform that helps you increase sales velocity & drive more revenue. Automates non-selling tasks & enables sellers in real-time. Drive revenue, cut down on ramp time, increase quota attainment, & boost sales productivity. Integrates with your CRM, calendar, & the rest of your sales stack to help you automate manual tasks & scale your process. Playbooks & Battlecards: Your real-time sales assistant. Automatically load the perfect playbook into every meeting – slides, web apps, talk tracks & battle cards on the spot. Automatically load the perfect slides, websites & speaker notes into every customer meeting. Handle objections in real-time: Easily navigate sales objections & answer critical questions with battle cards. Instantly have all the content & guidance you need available during every customer call. Personalize pitches without the effort: Automatically customize every pitch with dynamic tokens – personalize content & recall the right data into all your meetings. Ensure that everyone can quickly access the most up-to-date sales content. Always know your team has a unified sales narrative with team playbooks. The right content at the right time: Manage & sync your sales collateral with the tools you use to automate meeting prep & to start every meeting with all the right content. Demodesk GmbH, Munich, Germany. Demodesk Inc, San Francisco, CA, USA. London, UK

Emarsys emarsys.com @emarsys Austria, 1-Oct-2020: SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) acquired retail marketing automation & personalisation platform, Emarsys, for an undisclosed sum, a deal designed to build out its customer experience offering. Emarsys provides a cloud-based omnichannel customer engagement platform with functionality for personalising customer interactions across email, mobile, social, SMS & the Web at scale. Now SAP owns Callidus, iCentera, Litmos LMS, Emarsys, & their own CRM, CPQ, CLM, etc.

Screen Shot 2021-05-24 at 8.16.03 pmemlen emlen.io @emlen_io rethinking the way content is distributed & experienced. Enables Sales & Marketing teams to use B2B content as Sales Assets & create Content Experiences. Content Management, Distribution & Intelligence in a single tool. Content Hub: Central content management. Whitepapers, blog posts, articles, case studies, videos – all Content Pieces in a central content Hub – 24/7. Search with Meta Tags. Content Intelligence: Always the right Content. Content creation aided by AI technology. Smart suggestions for each target audience based on meta data. Berlin / Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany

Highspot highspot.com @highspot sales engagement platform providing visibility & insight across the sales cycle. End-to-end platform that closes the loop between marketing, sales & the customer providing real-time alerts & predictive analytics on all your business content. Increase seller effectiveness, improve sales management visibility to best practices, & deliver insights to marketing to produce content that drives engagement & revenue. Optimize how your marketing & sales teams use content to effectively engage customers & drive revenue. In September 2019, the company introduced its SmartPage technology, giving go-to-market teams guidance alongside content so they can have effective customer conversations. Seattle, WA, USA. 5-May-2020, announced the launch of its Austria, Germany & Switzerland (DACH) operations, headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

inboundli inbound.li @inboundli Content curation platform. A curation platform that automates content search & distribution. We use AI to help multiply content output on key marketing channels. Berlin, Germany. Halifax Data Labs, Inc., Halifax, NS, Canada. Out of business since 2019? Website down since Mar-2021.

https://www.minerics.com/minerics minerics.com startup founded 2018; seems out of business in 2021. Allows companies to embrace their full innovation potential by automating the management of ideas with natural language processing & machine learning. Thanks to instant feedback on ideas, we help making every employee an innovator. Share & manage content with others: Share documents, videos & other multimedia content with your recipients without worrying about file size. Just send them a link & they can experience your content directly in your custom branded experience hub. This allows you to control how your content is experienced & know what content actually works. Enables sales & marketing to use account based marketing & achieve their revenue goals. Stuttgart, Germany

https://minglabs.comMING Labs minglabs.com @minglabs User Experience Design company: Design & Development for mobile responsive websites or mobile apps. Also Portfolio & Marketing Consulting. The team was behind the user interface of BizSphere (see above) & Combionic’s slide library (see above). Berlin / Munich, Germany &  Singapore & Shanghai, China based.

Paperless paperless.io all-in-one document workflow. Paperless helps you to create, customize & send documents to get them filled and signed in no time. Transform existing files to interactive Paperless documents: Upgrade to professional looking documents & online forms in seconds – no coding required. Better document lifecycles: Save time & reduce errors by automating the entire document workflow. Collaborative by design: Adjust documents in real-time. Together. Whether your teams are colocated, distributed, or fully remote, Paperless provides an engaging, intuitive, in-person collaboration experience with multiple options for real-time or asynchronous teamwork on all documents. Setup approval workflows with ease: Ensures all documents are error-free & ready to be sent. Simply designate a set of approvers who will review & approve the document before sending. Negotiate with one clear history: Collaborate & negotiate with clients in real-time. Make revisions, keep all versions of the document organized and easy to access from anywhere. Paperless documents got security built in: All documents are cryptographically signed, locked & protected from modifications & come with court-admissible audit trails. Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Pitch pitch.com @Pitch Pitch Software GmbH. Open platform for presentations & content collaboration. Improve the way presentations are crafted & knowledge is shared. Presentation tool & platform for students, teachers, creatives, managers, startups & teams everywhere. With Slack & Front transforming business communication, Airtable & Coda disrupting Excel, & Sketch & Framer on a mission to break Photoshop’s monopoly, we saw innovation & thoughtful design resetting expectations & reimagining the user experience of complex business software. Yet, even with this shift, presentation tools haven’t kept pace with technology; we believe there needs to be something new, different & substantially better. Founded Jan-2018. Now $22.7M funding: Index Ventures, BlueYard, Slack Fund, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, Framer CEO Koen Bok, Elastic Co-Founder Simon Willnauer, Datadog CEO Olivier Pomel, Wunderlist-backer Frank Thelen & Metalab Founder Andrew Wilkinson. Their founding team created Wunderlist. $1M in revenue annually & competes with Prezi, Powtoon, & Slidebean. Berlin, Germany

Screen Shot 2021-10-22 at 9.41.05 amQuestmate questmate.com @QuestmateApp No Code. Making work simple, rewarding & consistent. Define a specific reward / incentive to be paid out / accessed right at the end of the workflow / job / task. In that sense almost a “No Code Smart Contract”. Engaging Workflows. For teams of any type, size & mission. Team onboarding, training, tasks, etc. The simplicity of to-do lists 9G7dlbJj_400x400with straightforward guidance & powerful integrations of external systems & applications. Enabling you to build empowering workflows that connect the what to the how. Also perfect for Customer Onboarding, Staff Onboarding & Surveys. Register for BETA access. German founder based in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Full disclosure: I’m an angel investor in Questmate + also from Germany based in Sydney)

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Qymatix Solutions qymatix.de @Qymatix Cloud technology that combines data models for machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), & HTML5 data visualisation for ERP & CRM systems. Maximise customer lifetime value with predictive sales analytics from Qymatix AI. Helping B2B companies transform sales data into insights that support profitable growth. The AI-based Qymatix Predictive Sales Software provides analytics for cross-selling, churn risk & pricing in traditional & digital channels. CROSS-SELLING: Use ML & AI to predict B2B cross-sell & up-sell. Predictive sales analytics software enables sales managers in B2B to perform cross-selling, churn prevention & pricing analytics in one click. Karlsruhe, Germany

SafeRoom saferoom.io @saferoomchat SafeRoom by DRC Inc. Darkroom Communications Inc. is the company behind SafeRoom, a SaaS platform that provides secure messaging for businesses. Secure Messaging for Business. Trusted Smart Communication. A communication app for corporations, SMBs & teams. SECURE & EPHEMERAL TEAM MESSAGING. Why rely on iMessage or WhatsApp for team communication? Designed for businesses, confidential by default. All messaging content is double-encrypted using a military-grade AES-256 bit end-to-end encryption. San Francisco, CA, USA & Mexico City, México. Development in Germany, German founders.

SalesMods m3esolutions.com @M3E_Solutions designed to integrate all kind of customized additional modules (Mods – Micro Apps) for your specific needs. Cross-functional alignment by optimizing processes & user satisfaction in different departments (Sales, Marketing, Production, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.). PRODUCT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (PIM): Designed to integrate easily multiple information from internal (ERP, CRM…) & external databases in innovative interactive product sell sheets. DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT (DAM): Facilitate, accelerate & optimize your client visit – thanks to a unique automatic personalization of all sales relevant information for every commercial. Access on/offline to all your presentations, documents, video, catalogues, promotions, etc. Smart Content: personalized automatic updates. A Sales Engagement 4.0 tool. PDF to download. Paris, France. German founder.

SaleSphere part of mVISE AG mvise.de salesphere.com @SaleSphere_App SaaS product: mobile sales & field service solution. Digitises existing field work processes & simplifies administrative procedures. Quick access to relevant information & media – simplifies the presentation of product offers. Integrations: Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics (CRM), SAP (CRM), Pipedrive, SugarCRM, Vtiger, SAP Business By Design, Adobe Marketo, Citrix GoToWebinar. HQ in Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany. Additional offices: Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich & Bonn; Germany

SAP (see CallidusCloud above) SAP the German enterprise software giant announced it acquired CallidusCloud for $2.4Bn Jan 29, 2018. (Callidus Software Inc. had purchased iCentera) SAP had also made an investment in SAVO, but SAVO was acquired by Seismic May 8, 2018. Signavio signavio.com @signavio (now part of SAP) WALLDORF, Germany. 5-Mar-2021, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced it completed the acquisition of Signavio (in the enterprise business process intelligence & process management space). Signavio’s products become part of SAP’s Business Process Intelligence portfolio & complement SAP’s process transformation portfolio. “With Signavio now an official part of our business process intelligence unit, we can help companies quickly understand, improve, transform & manage their business processes at scale.” SIGNAVIO COLLABORATION HUB: Harness the wisdom of the crowd, & transform the way you work together. Discover A New Way To Work: Business processes & decisions are the foundation on which your organization is built. Signavio Collaboration Hub & Live Insights acts as a single source of truth, giving employees across your organization a transparent meeting point to combine their work & expertise. Manage your process content across the entire Signavio Business Transformation Suite. Streamline presentations & provide easy-to-understand updates to your stakeholders. View any & all process content in a clear & simple way. Drive initiatives across your organisation by ensuring everyone is on the same page. PROCESS MINING FOR SALESFORCE: Get the story behind your sales cycle with game-changing insights to supercharge your sales. FACTUAL INSIGHTS DRIVE EFFECTIVE SALES: Signavio Process Intelligence for Salesforce app: Analyze your sales performance over multiple dimensions, & compare the effectiveness of your sales teams across regions, market segments or product lines. Who is doing better than the rest, how are they doing it, & then apply those lessons across your whole organization. Turn your best salesperson into every salesperson. Hidden within your sales cycle are habits, risks & process behaviors that can have a dramatic effect on your bottom line. Process Intelligence for Salesforce: See visually, how your sales process is actually being executed. See every action & interaction over time, from the moment leads enter the top of your funnel through to deal closure. Refine your sales methodology, focusing entirely on excellence across the end-to-end sales cycle. Monitor & identify inefficiencies, duplication, or wasted steps within your sales cycle: The whole picture of how your sales have performed over time, not just a single point in time like traditional business intelligence. Taking this historical view is crucial to understanding how to improve the way you’re selling & continuously upskill your sales team. Signavio ANZ PTY LTD, Melbourne VIC 3008, Australia & Signavio UK Ltd., London NW1 6JJ, UK & elsewhere & Berlin, Germany

Showpad showpad.com @showpad empowering sales & marketing to engage buyers with training & coaching software & innovative content solutions. Makes content easy to find, present, share & measure. Empowers businesses to deliver their content to the right audience at the right time with the most intuitive & robust content platform. Sales & marketing teams work better together to engage with audiences, advance conversations, inspire loyalty & accelerate the business. 5-Jun-2018, Showpad (around since 2011) acquired LearnCore (provider of sales training & coaching software) to deliver an integrated Sales Enablement platform: Sales content, engagement, training & coaching. LearnCore & Showpad’s combined platform will leverage data analytics & artificial intelligence to optimize investment in content, deliver relevant content recommendations for sales, & improve the skills of sales teams through personalized training & coaching at scale. Showpad expanded its operations with new offices in Amsterdam, Munich, & Chicago. The combined company will have 350 employees globally. 14-Nov-2018, Showpad sales enablement platform for sellers, acquired meeting intelligence software Voicefox to help with seller productivity, buyer engagement/experience. By recording, transcribing & analyzing business conversations, it gives sales managers the ability to understand & validate what’s happening in the field. Armed with this intelligence, sales managers can more effectively & scalably coach their teams. Chicago, IL, US

Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 11.59.29 amSofon Solutions sofon.com @SofonSoftware @SofonDE Sofon Guided Solutions: Supplier of innovative standard software for Guided Selling. Sofon Deutschland GmbH, Moers, Germany. Sofon B.V., Eindhoven, Nederland. 5-Oct-2021, Revalize revalizesoftware.com @revalize a TA Associates portfolio company, acquired Sofon, a Netherlands-based provider of pricing software. Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 12.04.47 pmRevalize, Jacksonville, FL, USA (sector-specific revenue operations software for manufacturers, their distributors & their specifiers) announced the expansion of its geographic footprint & solution portfolio through the acquisition of Sofon, Netherlands-based provider of Guided Selling & CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) software solutions. This combination will expand Revalize’s ability to provide revenue operations & CPQ solutions across industry verticals & geographies.

iWud4-UI_400x400Staffbase staffbase.com/en/ @StaffbaseHQ Staffbase GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany. Provider of digital solutions for internal communications / internal communications platform to unite companies & their employees behind a common purpose. 30-Nov-2021, acquisition of Valo Solutions valosolutions.com @ValoSolutionsHQ Helsinki, FinlandScreen Shot 2021-12-07 at 5.04.25 pm, provider of intranets & workplace solutions for Microsoft 365, SharePoint, & Microsoft Teams. The acquisition adds to their support of employee communications teams that work within the Microsoft 365 environment. Given Microsoft 365 is central to most digital workplace strategies, Staffbase & Valo unite to make a difference in the way people experience work by providing an employee communication & engagement platform for Microsoft 365 users. Transparent internal communication & great employee experience leads to improved employee well-being, motivation, & efficient workflow. From content creation to sharing, design, & measurement, the joint offering will empower organizations to deliver timely, impactful communication to their employees anywhere, anytime, on any device. Elevate communication & employee experience across all major internal comms channels, including intranets, SharePoint, Teams, employee apps, email, & digital signage. Valo is a partner for premium add-ons to Microsoft Viva, Teams, & SharePoint. Potential to leverage Microsoft Viva, Teams, & SharePoint for internal communicators. Via Staffbase App, Staffbase Email, & Staffbase Valo, they offer three separate entry points & together, they form an employee Communication Platform.

SwissVBS swissvbs.com a bts company @btsgroupab (BTS is a public company traded at the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm under the symbol BTS b) Designed from the ground up to meet the needs of enterprise B2B sales teams: SET (Sales Enablement Tool) is a marketing & sales app that aligns salespeople to their organization & empowers them to meaningfully showcase their products & services to clients. Push up-to-date organizational messaging to sales representatives simply & quickly. Gain insight into sales activity & customer engagement. Align learning content to the point-of-sale – bringing learning closer to performance. Access to the latest product information in a client-ready format. Customize & share content to meet specific customer needs – both during & after the sale. Access relevant just-in-time training, tied to the client interaction. St Gallen, Switzerland. Toronto, Canada. Munich, Germany.

tchop tchop.io @tchopit mobile communication hub: Combines content + community in your own branded app. Combine news + content with social media features in your own native apps, where you control the customer relationship. Sales Support App: For SMB, big sales teams or organizations. Power your sales support process with one app: Communication within a sales organization is as critical as sales support. Put in place & optimize the right types & levels of information & support. Sales reps are most effective when they have flexible access to content, can simply & efficiently prepare for appointments & are part of an organization that provides them with helpful services throughout the sales process. No better engagement platform than mobile devices: Sales teams use mobile apps to stay in touch, to access critical info & to exchange information & experiences quickly. Visual branding central to every marketing & sales strategy: Fully customizable apps in the look&feel of your brand, logo, colors. Content that supports sales: Within your sales organization you have different kinds of target groups with different information needs based on products, accounts or other criteria: A flexible structure of channels & mixes, which enables you to dynamically fulfill those needs within one single branded app. Built-in user management allows to connect users to channels & create custom content & service feeds for each target group or part of your organization. tchop GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Templafy templafy.com @Templafy manage, dynamically update & share business templates & brand assets throughout your organization, from anywhere & from any device. “Employees now know that they are always using the latest version of the templates & everything is completely integrated into the Office package.” Distribute the latest company templates & assets instantly & directly to the employees who need them available, right where they work. Governance resides in the central admin interface. Entire document ecosystems are centrally controlled, & global distribution takes just a click – with no need for IT involvement. All available company content is approved by your in-house experts & made available directly in the apps employees use. $9.8M in revenue annually & competes with HotDocs, Sparx Systems, & PandaDoc. Copenhagen, Denmark & Berlin, Germany. Acquired Napp (See Napp) on 18-May-2020.

Screen Shot 2022-06-20 at 2.25.13 pmValuecase valuecase.de @valuecase End-to-end customer engagement for B2B sales teams. “A Selling Experience Buyers Love”: Become the most buyer-centric sales team by working alongside your B2B prospects in a single personalised space. Align on key milestones & set joint goals to close the deal. Handover to customer success seamlessly. The relationship between sellers & buyers changed dramatically. We aim to redefine B2B purchasing, just as Salesforce & HubSpot have transformed the market over the last 20 years. We rethink how B2B sales organizations engage with buyers, helping them to increase their conversion rates & build long-lasting relationships. Our vision at Valuecase is to host every B2B buyer-seller relationship. Hamburg, Germany. Valucase GmbH

Vuframe vuframe.com @Vuframe VUFRAME sales enablement platform that helps you present your products using 3D, augmented & virtual reality. Provides web-based platform to create enriched, sharable Augmented & Virtual Reality experiences & apps online – on any device. Ingest many types of files & online content & publish it once to many types of devices & formats. Simultaneously supports 3D, AR & VR and offers a great on-boarding with lots of templates & examples. It is not a gimmick – you benefit from real-world use-cases. Pay as you go for their off-the-rack templates which neither require tech or coding resources nor R&D effort or risk for the user. Vuframe GmbH. Regensburg, Germany

Xara Group xara.com @XaraGroup smart document creator. Helping companies work & design smarter. A document creator that helps businesses bring their brand, stories & results to life. Berlin, Germany

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