REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CrankWheel, a screen sharing SaaS startup from Iceland is headed towards a huge growth eruption onto global markets as they have recently won the Deloitte Fast50 Rising Star competition, a Vodafone-sponsored startup award.
By attending tech events of the magnitude of SLUSH, the company is quickly gaining international recognition as a leading innovator in what seems to be an already established market. CrankWheel provides screen sharing that works every time, on any device, and it proves to be what sales professionals badly need. CrankWheel's users are highly dependent on the use of phone calls to talk to customers (eg. telesales and inside sales departments).
Business wants reliable, online sales presentation software. According to a study by CrankWheel, 73% of sales professionals use Screen Sharing software that's not reliable enough, yet still a very important product for 95% of them.
While it may not be the next Webex yet, CrankWheel's commitment to making sure its software works every time, on any device, may very well be enough to reinvent the wheel and become the go-to screen sharing software for sales professionals around the world.
CrankWheel was established early 2015 by its founders, Jói Sigurdsson and Gilsi Sigvaldason. They were looking to make use of real time communications solutions in customer relations. Jói had experience leading technical projects from working in Google in Canada, and noticed that sales and services are typically done over the phone. Gilsi has worked as a salesman for over 15 years, spending endless hours on the phone.
Once established, the company quickly took off. The CrankWheel team was reassured about their product's massive potential when enterprises like Iceland's 2016 bank of the year- Íslandsbanki, Salesgenie, A division of Infogroup, Inc, Hertz and close to 1000 licences across the European yellow pages industry quickly coming on board.
Natural client growth tripled within two years and helped to establish CrankWheel as an international startup with hundreds of new users signing up each week. Today it's available in 9 languages, with Japanese gaining significant traction.
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