March 21, 2018

Company Updates

The Smart Money is on AI, But You Already Knew That

Andy Byrne

Andy Byrne

Andy Byrne
Andy Byrne

CEO, Clari

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Today I’m thrilled to announce we raised $35 million in a Series C financing, led by Tenaya Capital.

Fresh off a phenomenal year in which we tripled our customer base and racked up industry accolades from the likes of Gartner, G2 Crowd, and more, Clari continues to crush goals and drive innovation in AI for sales -- driving predictable sales execution and forecasting, from opportunity to close.

Tenaya Capital, together with Thomvest Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures and early investors Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, and Northgate, are committing new capital in this oversubscribed round to help us bring next-generation AI-based products to market.

But, this isn’t about us.

This is about the AI wave, making headway across hundreds of sales organizations, both large and small. This is about the thousands of sales teams that now leverage AI every day to sell, close and forecast with Clari, in a more predictable way. This is about the visionary CROs and heads of sales, who were first to recognize the competitive advantage of the Clari platform, quickly empowering their teams to leverage AI to accelerate revenue.

Sudheesh Nair, President at Nutanix said: “As a growing global business, we wanted a more efficient and predictable sales process and enhanced visibility into our pipeline. Our entire sales organization and executive team turn to Clari every day for valuable insights and analytics that show both where we’re going and how to get there.”

As Dave Woolwine, Vice President of North America Sales at Fuze puts it: "Clari gives me new visibility I never had -- around deal health, forecast accuracy, and reps' activities towards their goals. For the first time, I’m able to understand the status of my business without having to bother my managers and reps, and take away from valuable selling time."

The AI is real, and it’s becoming the secret weapon of the world’s most successful sales teams.

Of course, leveraging AI and machine learning for sales is just the beginning. The applications for artificial intelligence across the entire organization — including other revenue-generating workflows in marketing, finance and customer success — are virtually unlimited.

It’s an exciting time for the industry, and Clari is uniquely poised to harness the vast untapped potential of AI to make it easier for teams responsible for revenue generation across the enterprise to operate more efficiently and more effectively.

If you want to meet with me, Venkat Rangan (CTO) and Kurt Leafstrand (VP of Products), send me an email directly and let’s talk.


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