ClearSlide Acquires SlideRocket to Expand its Rich Presentation Capabilities for Sales TeamsSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — March 5, 2013— ClearSlide, provider of the leading sales engagement platform, today announced the acquisition of SlideRocket from VMware, Inc. By integrating SlideRocket's breakthrough presentation innovations into ClearSlide, ClearSlide will further enable sales teams to engage customers more effectively and close more business. The acquisition has been approved and closed, effective immediately.
Founded in 2006 and with more than one million users, SlideRocket reinvented presentations by adding interactive capabilities like video, audio, rich media, and analytics in a hosted platform to elevate storytelling and deliver tangible results.
“ClearSlide is excited to extend the SlideRocket content creation capabilities to sales teams who need to communicate with interactive media to their customers and accelerate the sales cycle. We're thrilled to welcome the SlideRocket team, customers and extended community to the ClearSlide family,” shared Al Lieb, CEO of ClearSlide.
“SlideRocket has always been focused on helping teams communicate ideas more effectively,” said Chuck Dietrich, vice president and general manager, VMware. “Bringing SlideRocket's creative presentation production capabilities to the ClearSlide platform gives our collective customers much more power through the full sales process, from content creation to closing the deal.”
With the acquisition of SlideRocket, ClearSlide is committed to providing continuity for current SlideRocket customers. Over time, the SlideRocket rich media features will be integrated into the ClearSlide platform, so that customers will have access to one simple and powerful solution for engaging prospects and customers. Additionally, presentation analytics information will be integrated so that sales leaders will have quantifiable data on the effectiveness of content and its impact on the sales cycle.
About ClearSlideClearSlide is the leading sales engagement platform that empowers sales teams with the confidence to engage customers and close more business. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Rackspace, The Wall Street Journal, LinkedIn, and CA Technologies.
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