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ClearSlide Acquires Crunched to Expand Leadership in Sales Engagement


July 2, 2013 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

ClearSlide (www.clearslide.com), provider of the leading sales engagement platform, today announced the acquisition of Crunched. With Crunched, ClearSlide expands its customer footprint and solution that enables companies to increase sales team productivity, enhance sales management effectiveness, and strengthen sales and marketing content. The acquisition has been approved and closed, effective immediately.

ClearSlide has seen tremendous growth and momentum over the past year. In 2012, ClearSlide tripled its revenues and its customer base. In March 2013, ClearSlide completed the acquisition of presentation innovator SlideRocket.

"ClearSlide continues to extend our leadership in sales engagement, continuously acquiring new customers and rolling out innovative features," said Al Lieb, CEO of ClearSlide. "Bringing ClearSlide and Crunched together will result in a more robust platform for customers. We're excited to welcome the customers and employees of Crunched to the ClearSlide family."

Founded in 2010, Crunched was funded by First Round Capital, Accel Partners, Nextview Ventures and AOL Ventures. Crunched has had a mission to build a smart and simple platform to make it easy to connect with customers. Crunched invested its resources in building its technology, including an online presentation capability, screen sharing, tracking and analytics.

"ClearSlide and Crunched pioneered the way sales engages customers, on the phone, in-person and in web meetings. Together, we can innovate more rapidly for our customers and remain the clear leader in the category we created," said Sean Black, CEO and founder of Crunched.

Over the next 90 days, Crunched customers and prospects will be invited to upgrade to the ClearSlide sales engagement platform at: www.clearslide.com.

About ClearSlide
ClearSlide is the leading sales engagement platform that empowers sales teams to engage customers and close more business. ClearSlide improves customer-facing interactions (web, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for both sellers and sales leaders. As a result, customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger customer-facing messaging. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Rackspace, Thompson Reuters, LinkedIn, AOL and Lexis Nexis.

Read more on the ClearSlide blog: http://blog.clearslide.com/

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