SlideRocket Blog

Some Very Exciting SlideRocket News!

By Tracy Frey on July 21, 2009

Today is a very exciting day in the life of our young company.  We are super excited to announce that we recently closed a second round of Venture Capital financing, which is being led by Azure Capital Partners.  They are joining our already fantastic investors, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and we are just thrilled to have them on board.  Ray Carey will be joining Mitchell Kertzman on our Board of Directors, and we look forward to their combined wisdom as we move forward.

We are very excited to apply this new round of financing to help us grow our business and realize our vision of transforming the way the world thinks about presentations.  Truly, this would not have been possible without all of you, so thank you all very much for all your excitement and feedback – we really, really appreciate it. Please keep it coming! We have lots of cool ideas for upcoming features and enhancements, and we’d love to add yours to the mix.

But, that’s not all the news of the day. At the same time, we have also added a very important member to our team.  Chuck Dietrich, who was formerly a General Manager & Vice President at salesforce.com, has joined SlideRocket as CEO.  Mitch Grasso, our fearless Co-Founder and rockstar product visionary, will be assuming the role of CTO.  We are all thrilled to have Chuck on board; his nine years at salesforce.com have given him deep industry experience that will help us take SlideRocket to the next level.  Plus, he’s a pretty awesome guy to hang out with. You all should come visit us sometime, and play with the SlideRocket crew! We’d love to have you. (Just let us know first…)

Like I said, it’s a big day for us!  Pretty exciting news, eh? If you’d like to read more details about it all, please feel free to read the full press release.  And, as always, to stay on top of all the latest from SideRocket, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and YouTube.