SlideRocket, the first and only complete online presentation solution, today announced it received $5 million in Series B funding and that Chuck Dietrich, a former General Manager & Vice President at salesforce.com, has joined the company as CEO. The financing round was led by Azure Capital Partners; General Partner Ray Carey will take a board seat with the company. Other investors include Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, which led SlideRocket’s Series A funding. Also announced today, SlideRocket Co-Founder Mitch Grasso will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer.
The company provides premium communication tools through innovative and compelling software-as-a-service to let you present the right message, to the right audience, at the right time. SlideRocket gives everyone the power to make great presentations, communicate effectively with colleagues, impress customers and captivate audiences. SlideRocket launched to the public in November 2008.
“We live online, yet presentations - the most common sales and marketing tools - are still limited by the confines of 20-year old unconnected desktop software," said Chuck Dietrich, CEO, SlideRocket. "SlideRocket has rewritten the rules and represents a revolution in presentations and collaboration. SlideRocket allows customers to create rich and dynamic slides that can be shared, managed and monitored online. It improves the way businesses communicate and engage customers.”
"After a long time of searching the collaboration and Software-as-a-Service market for a great company to invest in, we found SlideRocket," said Ray Carey, General Partner, Azure Capital Partners. "SlideRocket is a solid company with a compelling vision around transforming traditional static content into dynamic trackable online presentations that can be embedded or shared live or asynchronously. As these markets continue to expand SlideRocket is poised with new financing and management to take full advantage of this growing opportunity and we are happy to join them in doing so."