SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ProsperWorks, the developer of Simple CRM for Google Apps, today announced the completion of its Series A financing for $7.5 million, led by True Ventures and joined by existing investors Bloomberg Beta, Crunchfund and other high-profile angel investors. This new investment brings ProsperWorks' funding to $10 million, which will be used for ongoing development and innovation of the first fully-integrated Google-based CRM solution.
"ProsperWorks has completely rethought the CRM experience by tightly integrating their solution within the apps that growing companies already use and are familiar with," said Phil Black, a founder at True Ventures. "They are striking a balance between the sales management and deep insight capabilities of big-brand CRM offerings, without the big-budget implementation costs."
ProsperWorks removes the inefficiencies associated with CRM by reducing the time wasted entering data and switching between applications. ProsperWorks focuses everything within Google Apps: aggregating and organizing customer data, tracking leads, prompting for follow-up, and delivering real-time insights into the sales pipeline for strategic business forecasting. Developed with Google for Work, the fastest-growing Cloud-based productivity suite, ProsperWorks requires no complicated installation, no lengthy training and automatically loads data from Google accounts – making CRM gains instantaneous.
"CRM has become a four-letter word, with employees having to constantly feed the system, taking their valuable time away from closing the deals they're meant to be focused on," said Jon Lee, CEO and co-founder of ProsperWorks. "ProsperWorks was specifically created to enable employees to work smarter and faster by automating mundane tasks, intelligently organizing customer data and prompting sales actions – all within Google's familiar interface."
One of the first apps to adopt Google's Material Design language, ProsperWorks delivers a seamless user experience across all platforms with no jarring switches or unfamiliar application interfaces. And, by automatically tracking, logging and organizing client contact information, correspondence and events, ProsperWorks provides unparalleled intelligence and efficiencies to the sales process.
"We think the tools you use for work should be as easy to use as the ones you use at home. This is why we're excited to see a company taking the same approach with CRM," said Apoorv Saxena, Product Manager, Google for Work.
"ProsperWorks helps us easily track deals through the sales pipeline, providing visibility on how we can become more efficient in closing deals. Their CRM tool is intuitive and integrates seamlessly with Google Apps and Gmail, with almost no start-up time," added Clarissa Shen, Vice President, Business Development at Udacity.
Benefits of the ProsperWorks Simple CRM platform include:
- Chrome extension for Gmail, enabling users to respond to customers, manage tasks and speed through lead lists from the comfort of their inbox;
- Zero-touch data entry with Google Apps, linking email messages, files, and calendar events to contacts and opportunities without extra steps or tedious manual work;
- Task synchronization with Google Calendar for automated task due date reminders;
- Elegant and easy-to-use interface based on Google's Material Design language for UI familiarity and instant accessibility;
- Real-time business intelligence insights for sales forecasting;
- Visual drag-and-drop pipeline for simplified report reviews, organization and tracking;
- Accessible on PC, tablet and mobile for both Android and iOS devices
ProsperWorks is a Google for Work Partner, helping companies drive innovation and realize their full sales potential using CRM. Founded by entrepreneurs – Jon Lee, Kelly Cheng and Andrew Hu – for entrepreneurs, ProsperWorks solves the sales challenges facing growing businesses by offering fully functional and populated CRM that is synced with Gmail, Calendar, Tasks, Events, Drive, Docs, while removing the burden of complicated installations, lengthy training sessions and inefficient data entry. Visit www.prosperworks.com. Follow the company at http://www.prosperworks.com/blog, @ProsperWorks and www.facebook.com/ProsperWorks.