In 2012, we started a “Sales-as-a-Service” business called ElasticSales. Our vision was to build the sales infrastructure necessary to empower companies around the world to scale their sales efforts. We opened an office, hired top sales talent, and signed up clients within the first few weeks.
Next, we searched the market for the best technologies available. Unfortunately, we came back disappointed. Existing solutions seemed to be focused on turning sales professionals into data entry specialists. None of them showed any understanding of the needs of a sales person when it came to their job and daily workflow.
After a lot of frustration we decided to fix the problem instead of complaining about it.
We started developing our own internal sales application. During that time our sales people generated millions of dollars in sales for hundreds of venture backed Silicon Valley startups using our secret sales sauce: Close.
We knew we were sitting on something special when we got more and more demand from other people who wanted to use our internal software, so in January 2013 we released Close to the world.
Today, we're 40+ team members from around the world—supporting and coaching thousands of customers to growth every single day.
With 15 years of sales experience combined with 20 years in tech, no other team is better equipped to help salespeople all over the world sell smarter.
We see our values as the compass that guides all decisions, big or small, made at Close. They are a set of living concepts specific to our organization and intended to give each team member the agency to better navigate their decisions:
1. Build a house you want to live in
Examine long-term thinking & action
2. No BS
Practice transparency and honesty, especially when it’s hard
3. Invest in each other
Build successful relationships with your coworkers and customers
4. Discipline equals freedom
Keep your word to yourself and others
5. Strive for greatness
Constantly challenge yourself and others
Ready for a new challenge? We’re looking to make our team even more awesome. If you get excited about SaaS and sales, let's chat.
Being a part of the Close team means:
Curious about the behind-the-scenes of how we build Close?
Check out The Making of Close Blog