This startup just bootstraps past $2 million annual recurring revenue; now raises $3 million seed round to accelerate growth
Chili Piper, an enterprise software startup that just bootstrapped past $2 million annual recurring revenue, has attracted a $3 million seed round led by Flashpoint Venture Capital. The fresh round will enable the company to support development of new solutions focused on “Buyer Enablement” – enabling businesses to help their buyers, extending its highly successful scheduling platform used by companies worldwide.
Founded three years ago by Alina Vandenberghe, Ivan Dyachenko, and Nicolas Vandenberghe, Chili Piper is reinventing buyer engagement by enabling companies to book or connect prospects in real time from web forms. Chili Piper helps qualified leads automatically book a meeting or start a phone call right after they fill out a form on their website. Its scheduling platform is used by Square, Intuit, Twilio and more than 300 thought-leading companies for multiple use cases, from connecting prospects to sales reps instantly upon submitting a form to automating their on-boarding process. Chili Piper is a fully distributed company leveraging global talent with employees in 17 cities in 8 countries.
“As investors in many early-stage technology companies in Eastern and Central Europe, and Israel, we’re impressed with Chili Piper’s fast growth rate and incredible capital efficiency,” said Mihaly Szalontay at Flashpoint Venture Capital. “We share the firm’s global vision for customer and talent acquisition and we’re well positioned to assist with their recruiting efforts in Central and Eastern Europe.”
Chili Piper’s CEO and Co-Founder is veteran startup expert Nicolas Vandenberghe, who previously launched and sold three tech companies. “Our Concierge solution for web forms has helped our customers double their inbound conversion rates,” stated Vandenberghe. “We see many more opportunities to improve Seller-Buyer interactions. We’re thrilled to partner with Flashpoint to secure the right engineering talent to achieve our goals.”
Chili Piper’s innovative scheduling platform boosts buyer engagement by allowing qualified leads to automatically book a meeting or call after filling out a site’s contact form. The solution automates the complex scheduling process across teams and departments to provide buyers with the best possible experience.