SEATTLE, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Outreach, the leading sales acceleration platform, today announced it was named a Rising Star leading the sales technology category in the cloud sector, as part of the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100: Rising Stars are recognized as the innovative and promising young companies in each of their respective categories.
"Recognition as a Forbes Rising Star speaks volumes about our company culture which is rooted in being one with the customer and moving faster than anyone else to get that done," said Manuel Medina, CEO and co-founder of Outreach. "This approach has resulted in a platform that transforms how sales teams communicate and engage with prospects. We believe there is a massive opportunity to bring a higher level of sophistication to the sales process so teams can focus on what they do best – close deals." A short video of Manuel Medina sharing his perspective on the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list can be found here.
Outreach provides a sales acceleration platform that increases the efficiency of sales workflows and provides performance insights to improve the effectiveness of the sales process. Customers such as CenturyLink, DocuSign and Zillow rely on Outreach to reach more leads and drive engagement throughout the sales cycle.
"Cloud computing is understood to be the future of the trillion-dollar software industry," said Byron Deeter, a leading cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. "The Forbes Cloud 100: Rising Stars represent some of the most promising up-and-comers in each of their respective categories. As the cloud continues to revolutionize business, category-by-category, we are excited to highlight the potential of these Rising Stars."
The first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 list profiles the world's top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution, plus twenty Rising Stars within the field. One Rising Star company was chosen as a category stand-out in each of the twenty categories: Analytics, Content Management, Customer Feedback, Cyber Security, Data Infrastructure, Design, Developer Platform, Education, Enterprise Mobile, Finance, Healthcare, HR, Industry Software, Information Services, IT Operations, Marketing Automation, Network Security, Nonprofit, Productivity, Sales.
The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 and Rising Stars were selected by a panel of judges representing leading public cloud companies, using qualitative and quantitative data submitted by nominees, along with publically available third-party data sources.
Every Rising Star company named to the Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 is recognized online by Forbes, and Forbes' partners Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. The Rising Stars also receive physical awards and digital badges signifying their inclusion on this exclusive list, as well as an invitation to the celebratory Cloud 100 Awards Dinner, hosted in San Francisco by Forbes, Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.
To view the full list of winners, please visit www.forbes.com/cloud100. The list will also appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.
Outreach is the first data-driven platform for business sales communication, helping sales teams to achieve a 3x increase in lead-to-opportunity conversions. With enterprise-grade bidirectional CRM integration, best-in-class safety and security features, deep activity analytics, and predictive communication intelligence, Outreach is the only communication platform that can help you execute and manage a sales teams entire communication workflow. Successful businesses excel at creating repeatable and scalable processes throughout their organization and thousands of businesses worldwide use Outreach to create sustainable sales success. Outreach is privately held and investors include Trinity Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, Mayfield, MHS Capital and Floodgate. To learn more, please visit outreach.io.
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