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Salesforce is buying MapAnything, a startup that raised over $84 million

Salesforce announced today it’s buying another company built on its platform. This moment it’s MapAnything, which, as the name implies, helps companies build venue-based workflows, something that could come in user-friendly for sales or service calls.

The companies did not reveal the selling price, and Salesforce didn’t have anything to add beyond a brief press release announcing the deal.

“The addition of MapAnything to Salesforce will aid the world’s leading brands accurately plan: how many people they need, where to put them, how to make them as productive as viable, how to track what’s being done in real moment and what they can learn to enhance going forward,” Salesforce wrote in the statement announcing the deal.

It was a logical acquisition on many steps. In addition to being built on the Salesforce platform, the product was sold through the Salesforce AppExchange, and over the years MapAnything has been a salesforce SI Partner, an isv Premier Partner, according the company.

“Salesforce’s pending acquisition of MapAnything comes at a critical moment for brands. Customer Experience is rapidly overtaking price as the leading reason companies triumph in the mart. Leading companies like MillerCoors, Michelin, Unilever, Synchrony Financial and Mohawk Industries have all seen how venue-enabled field sales and service professionals can focus on the right activities against the right customers, improving their productivity, and allowing them to provide value in every interaction,” company co-founder and CEO John Stewart wrote in a blog post announcing the deal.

MapAnything boasts 1,900 customers in total, and that is likely to grow substantially once it officially becomes part of the Salesforce family later this year.

MapAnything was founded in 2009, so it’s been around long enough to lift more than $84 million, according to Crunchbase. Last year, we covered the company’s $33.1 million successions B circular, which was led by Columbus Nova.

At the moment of the funding CEO John Stewart told me that his company’s products present venue data more logically on a map instead of in a table. “Our Core product helps users (most often field-based sales or service workers) visualize their data on a map, interact with it to ride productivity, and then use geolocation services like our mobile app or complex routing to determine the right cadence to meet them,” Stewart told me last year.

It raised an extra $42.5 million last November. Investors included General Motors Ventures and (unsurprisingly) Salesforce Ventures.


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