By focusing on delivering the best user experience for a very specific customer segment, ProsperWorks has grown its seven-figure revenue by 504% year over year (YOY) and attracted 63,000 businesses to date.
"Somewhere along the way, CRMs became really complex and hard to use," said Jon Lee, co-founder and CEO of ProsperWorks. "Our goal has always been to build a CRM that teams actually love using. We've accomplished this by seamlessly integrating with Google Apps, eliminating painful data entry, and automating tedious tasks. This new funding allows us to continue to delight our users with intuitive features that make them love every interaction with their CRM so they can effortlessly sell more."
ProsperWorks is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing community of more than five million businesses powered by Google Apps.
"Modern enterprise software is as easy to use as consumer apps. With incumbents still offering clunky products of decades past, the CRM market is ripe for disruption," said Ben Fu, General Partner at Next World Capital. "There's also a tremendous opportunity to grow alongside Google Apps, which is rapidly becoming the de facto choice for fast growing businesses."
ProsperWorks will also be tapping Next World Capital, its lead investor, and Devoteam, the largest IT systems integrator in Europe, to expand internationally. Ben Fu will be joining ProsperWorks' Board of Directors to assist with European expansion -- the second largest market behind the U.S. by total IT spend.
Anshu Sharma, Venture Partner at Storm Ventures and former VP of Product Management at Salesforce, adds: "In all these years of working with CRM customers, it was always clear that the end user's needs were underserved. Users want a CRM that fits into their email-centric life, simplifies the sales process and helps them close more deals. With ProsperWorks committing to being the best CRM inside Google Apps, we now have a tool that salespeople can fall in love with."
This round of financing brings ProsperWorks' total funding to $34 million.
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ProsperWorks helps companies sell more by offering a modern CRM that solves the adoption problems facing today's antiquated CRM systems. ProsperWorks works seamlessly with Google Apps, deploys quickly with minimal training and removes the burden of inefficient data entry.
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About Next World Capital
Next World Capital (NWC) is an international early-revenue stage venture capital firm investing in leading enterprise technology companies. The firm takes a focused, thematic approach with deep experience in enterprise tech and specialized skills to help companies ramp during this rapid-growth period. NWC leads investments and focuses on U.S. companies with the potential to become global category leaders, including investments in Zuora, DataStax, Origami Logic, Datameer, BrightRoll (acquired by Yahoo!), NexGen Storage (acquired by Fusion-io), and DynamicOps (acquired by VMware). The firm is the only U.S. VC operating a comprehensive European Expansion Platform with strategy, sales, and business development to help its companies access and grow in Europe. Based in San Francisco, NWC has additional offices in London and Paris. For more information, go to Nextworldcap.com or follow NWC on Twitter: @NextWorldCap.
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