This week, we announced the investment from Goldman Sachs to the tune of $54 million. With the big news, came a big reaction from users, partners and media from all over wondering what will come next for Infusionsoft.
First and foremost, thank you for your continuous support! Though this venture capital investment was not the objective, it’s certainly a (big) step towards achieving our mission of creating and dominating the market of all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses, with 100,000 customers worldwide. We’ll use the funds to improve our software development, sales, marketing and partner programs domestically and internationally.
Listed below are highlights and reactions to the news from across the web. You’re welcome to share this with your networks and friends, too. The full press release on the announcement is available here and we’re happy to answer any questions you might have.
Customer & Partner Feedback
“Infusionsoft is extraordinarily affordable… we can’t see doing business WITHOUT it. If you are selling a product or service that consumers want then this company helps put your marketing on steroids.” –Ben Glass
“Congrats! That’s massive FUEL to expand the mission. Keep on rockin’!” –Chris Brisson
“As a partner and proud supporter of your CRM, I could not be happier for you.” –Zach Smith
“Why do I like Infusionsoft so much? They enable small businesses to be competitive against companies with more resources. Pretty neat.” –Jonathan Thompson
“Congrats Infusionsoft!!! There isn’t a higher quality investment bank than Goldman Sachs and this speaks volumes to Wall Street’s belief in Infusionsoft.” –Thomas von Ahn
“Congrats to the whole Infusionsoft team! It’s great to see a group that is so clearly passionate about what they do.” –Kevin Ring
“Woohoo! As a happy customer for over 1.5 years, I’m stoked. ” –Adam Metz
TechCrunch: Infusionsoft Raises $54M From Goldman Sachs To Scale Sales And Marketing Automation Platform For Small Business
VentureBeat: Infusionsoft gets $54M to help small businesses compete with heavyweights
GigaOm: Infusionsoft rakes in $54M to automate marketing for small businesses
ZDNet: Goldman Sachs finances cloud-based integrated marketing platform
CMSWire: Infusionsoft Nets Big Investment for Small Business Marketing Automation
AZ Tech Beat: Infusionsoft Receives $54 Million Investment From Goldman Sachs
Phoenix Business Journal: Infusionsoft gets $54M venture investment from Goldman Sachs
Small Biz Technology: Goldman Sachs Leads $54 Million Investment In Infusionsoft
Small Business Trends: Infusionsoft Gets Funding: Goal is to Transform the Way Small Businesses Market and Sell
For more coverage and news, visit the Infusionsoft Newsroom.
@infusionsoft congrats to the entire team. Big day. Looking forward to the future.
— shane ridley (@shane_ridley) January 7, 2013
WOW! Here’s big news: @infusionsoft gets $54 million investment from Goldman Sachs smallbiztechnology.com/archive/2013/0…via @ramonray
— Anita Campbell (@smallbiztrends) January 7, 2013
@joemanna – want MY reaction? Awesome!
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) January 12, 2013
congrats to the folks at @infusionsoft for the big news today!
— Brent Leary (@BrentLeary) January 7, 2013
Wow, excited to be on home page of @infusionsoft on day they announce $54M in VC funding. Love you guys! ow.ly/gBpBg
— Pamela Slim (@pamslim) January 7, 2013
Congrats to @infusionsoft co-founders & @asu alums Clate Mask & Scott Martineau on Goldman Sachs investment! insft.co/117I4FJ
— ASU Alumni (@ASU_Alumni) January 7, 2013
CONGRATS! We are fans (and customers) :-)@infusionsoft Raises $54M From Goldman Sachs techcrunch.com/2013/01/07/inf… via @techcrunch
— Bettina Bennett (@chiefmaverick) January 7, 2013
The reason @infusionsoft got a $54m investment is because they make business easier. Lesson: Want success? Get simple.
— Dave Thackeray (@DaveThackeray) January 7, 2013
This is why I’m Glad to be an @infusionsoft user!Thanks to @seangreeley for introducing me & for @maskmansurf help!infusionsoft.com/news/press-rel…
— Barney Kuntze (@barneykuntzephf) January 7, 2013
“@infusionsoft Secures $54MM from Goldman Sachs for Long-Term Growth — insft.co/117I4FJ” // congrats to a very innovative company
— Debra Avery (@jazzpastord) January 7, 2013
Congrats to my friends at @infusionsoft on closing their investment ($54MM) – onwards and upwards!
— Chris Conrey (@conrey) January 7, 2013
Goldman Sachs Leads $54 Million Investment in @infusionsoft – bit.ly/SfyRbP#whyaz #chandler <– congrats to our friends
— Derek Neighbors (@dneighbors) January 7, 2013
Congrats to friends at @infusionsoft on their $54mm investment. You can help a lot of small businesses succeed with that amount of cash!
— Chris Widner (@chriswidner) January 7, 2013
Well done @infusionsoft ! $54m in funding! Boom! mjk.im/UHcLQm
— Matthew Kimberley (@mjkimberley) January 8, 2013
Again, thank you everyone for your support on our announcement. We have a lot of work ahead of us so we can continue to follow through on our purpose of helping small businesses succeed. We could even help you; sign up for a personalized demo to learn more.
Stay tuned to our blog so we can take you along with us in our journey of growth and success.
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