The Lowdown: San Francisco-based ClearSlide just nabbed $11 million in Series A funding to continue to build around its cloud-based business communications platform. Led by Evite co-founder Al Lieb, CEO, and seasoned sales executive Jim Benton, COO, the company focuses on helping sales teams close business. First, sales teams upload their sales collateral into ClearSlide, including presentations, PDFs, videos, interactive Web pages and other information. Sales can now deliver this content via different communication methods, including phone calls, e-mails and in-person presentations. ClearSlide, founded in 2009, also collects analytics on how sales teams and customers interact with the content, helping sales reps know how to focus their time and enabling management to gain better insight into their team's activities.