Sunday, April 16, 2006

Congrats to Jigsaw

Jigsaw Data, which has created a database of sales contact information, celebrated their series C financing on Friday afternoon. Myself and several of my colleagues at Cryptine Networks had the pleasure of attending their party and celebrating with them. Congratulations Jigsaw!

Jigsaw has had some negative press from TechCrunch recently, but I believe they are a great company with a great concept led by great people. Jigsaw has mapped the corporate hierarchy of nearly every major corporation in the United States. Jigsaw is a great service for startups because unlike Hoovers, Jigsaw allows salespeople to view the hierarchy before purchasing the contact info. Thus, the salesman can determine whether or not s/he should be calling on an engineer, manager, director, or VP based on who else works in the organization, which makes both the purchase and the time spent on the phone more efficient for everyone involved. For any startup looking to generate its first couple of sales, subscribing to Jigsaw for targeted sales prospects is easily the best $25 investment any founder can make.

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