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InsideSales: Overnight Success In A Decade

CEO: David Elkington

While InsideSales has been around for 11 years, the Provo, Utah-based software vendor completed its Series A round only in 2012. In the past year, the company has shot toward the stratosphere after blowing away Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at Dreamforce in October.

Having recently completed a $60 million funding round that values the company somewhere near $1.5 billion, InsideSales can boast the unlikely pairing of software behemoths Salesforce and Microsoft leading the investment charge.

The company, which used its first decade in business as a chance to accumulate mountains of useful data on customer buying habits, is now an ascending force in the exploding predictive analytics market.

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