Salesforce.com announced today that they plan to acquire Palo Alto based Relationship Intelligence start-up, RelateIQ.
Like Datahug, RelateIQ takes a smarter approach to managing relationships by leveraging insights captured from communications with customers and prospects.
RelateIQ now join the Salesforce.com family with an impressive price tag of $390M. The acquisition follows on from a series of investments from top Silicon Valley VCs over the past two years.
At Datahug, we are super-excited to hear the news. Congrats to all involved – Steve Loughlin (CEO), DJ Patil and all the team! It’s always exciting to see other companies proving value for customers and becoming acquisition targets for the giants of CRM.
After investing four years building our platform and growing our customer base, we have seen how the intersection of big data and old-fashioned relationship building can accelerate sales cycles and reveal new opportunities for organizations.
We look forward to continuing to build our partnership with Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Sugar CRM and others across the CRM ecosystem. And we hope that you will stay tuned to our social media and blog for more exciting announcements and customer success stories.