How San Francisco-based ClearSlide Landed _28M in Venture Capital from Bessemer Venture Partners by shuzhou


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 How San Francisco-based ClearSlide Landed $28M in Venture
          Capital from Bessemer Venture Partners
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(August 24, 2012, New York) As reported by Peter Delevett from Mercury News, Al Lieb founded ClearSlide
to help companies close more deals. He's not doing too bad himself. On Wednesday, the San Francisco startup
will announce a $28 million funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. It's ClearSlide's second big
infusion of venture capital in the past 11 months. What were ClearSlide’s key of success? To know the answers,
join Venture Capital Happy Hour (, on Tuesday September 4, 6:00pm, by R.
Adam Smith, Founder & CEO, Circle Peak Capital.

ClearSlide offers corporate sales teams a cloud-based platform to communicate with their customers and
prospects in-person, on the phone or via email. Lieb, who previously co-founded Evite, calls his new company
an alternative to PowerPoint and Web conferencing tools such as GoToMeeting.

Sales teams can upload slide presentations, videos and other collateral to the platform, which also helps analyze
data on which content proves most effective with customers.

ClearSlide, whose customers include CareerBuilder, Expedia and The Weather Channel, last September
announced its first round of venture capital, an $11 million haul led by Greylock Partners and Felicis Ventures.
Both firms participated in the latest round as well.

Lieb, in a statement, said the new funding will let him ramp up hiring and open new offices. "We see a huge
opportunity before us," he said.

R. Adam Smith is an experienced investor and advisor to small and middle market private companies, with
approximately 20 years of experience in private equity and mergers & acquisitions at leading private investment
and advisory institutions, including Caxton-Iseman Capital, Castle Harlan, Inc., Salomon Brothers and Lehman
Brothers. Prior to forming Circle Peak, Mr. Smith served in principal capacities at two leading private equity
firms based in New York City, Caxton-Iseman Capital LLC and Castle Harlan, Inc., each with over $2 billion in
managed equity capital. At these firms, he worked directly with senior management teams and institutional
limited partners, co-investors, and lenders in the acquisition and growth of $25 million to $1 billion companies
in food, beverage, restaurant, distribution, industrial, and asset management sectors. Mr. Smith has been
involved in control-stake private investments collectively representing approximately $1.5 billion in sales, $200
million in EBITDA, and $400 million in equity commitments.

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