Bravado emerges from stealth with $12M in funding for a professional network for sales
With the influx of sales automation technology and the focus of quantity over quality, buyers are become increasingly frustrated with the pushy tactics (cold calls, email spam barrage) employed by B2B sales teams; thus, making it harder for quality salespeople to break through the noise and articulate their value prop to buyers. Enter Bravado, a professional community building the future of sales. The community is powered by referrals and reputation, not cold calls and spammy emails.
Today, Bravado emerged from stealth with $12M in funding, including a $8.5M Series A round led by Redpoint. Other principal investors include Freestyle Capital, Village Global, Precursor Ventures, Kindred Ventures and Kevin Mahaffey. Bravado is a community for sales professionals centered around premium content, community events, and its sales mentorship program.
Founded by Sahil Mansuri, the San Francisco Bay Area-based Bravado has been operating in stealth since 2017, and now has more than 1,000 companies’ sales teams as members on the platform, including the likes of Salesforce, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Slack, WeWork, Uber, Oracle, and IBM.
Bravado is the first verticalized professional network for sales. Sales professionals use Bravado to build their credibility and reputation via customer testimonials. We also offer professional development and training programs, a mentorship program to build the first pre-professional path to sales, and host non-alcohol-centric events where sales professionals can network and meet one another.