Copper vs Pipedrive
Last updated: November 13, 2020
Copper is a cloud-based, cross-platform CRM that seamlessly integrates with Gmail, Google Drive and the rest of the Google Apps suite.
Sales pipeline software that gets you organized. Helps you focus on the right deals, so easy to use that salespeople just love it. Great for small teams. A simple and visual sales pipeline tool that teams love to use
Copper vs Pipedrive in our news:
2020 - Sales CRM Pipedrive becomes unicorn
Pipedrive, the sales CRM tool for small and medium-sized businesses, is the latest European company to reach unicorn status. The company has taken a majority investment from U.S. enterprise software-focused private equity firm Vista Equity Partners and is now valued at $1.5 billion dollars. Pipedrive’s calling card has always been that it is sales software designed to serve first and foremost the needs of sales people, not their managers — built by sales people, for sales people, if you like — but has since matured into a more comprehensive CRM platform play also spanning marketing. Pipedrive claims 95,000 companies use its software.
2017 - G Suite-centric CRM service ProsperWorks raised $53M to take on Pipedrive
ProsperWorks, a service that offers a set of Google-centric CRM tools has raised a $53 million Series C round. ProsperWorks has long seen it as its mission to make CRM systems easy to use and to help the companies that adopt its system to get value out of its service. Unlike Pipedrive, the general idea here is to integrate deeply with Google’s G Suite and to make the service look and feel like a Google product. This also means that its users don’t feel like they are constantly switching context as they move between their different productivity applications. ProsperWorks plans to use the new funding to double its engineering team to accelerate its product development and to enhance its service with new solutions for specific verticals. In addition, the team is also looking at expanding internationally. What’s maybe most important for current users, though, is that the company plans a full redesign.
2017 - Pipedrive CRM gets $17M. Beware Trello
Pipedrive, a CRM platform designed to help SMBs sell more, has closed $17 million in Series B funding. Pipedrive says will use the new capital to develop its product and tech, grow its partner ecosystem, and for global marketing. Pipedrive says it now has more than 30,000 paying small business customers from more than 140 countries, making it a genuine contender against more established players in the CRM space for SMB. Its calling card has always been that it is sales software designed to serve first and foremost the needs of sales people not their managers but has since matured into a more comprehensive CRM platform play. This has seen Pipedrive integrate with 50-plus online software solutions, adding more each month. These include various business tools such as Google Apps, Trello, Zapier, Mailchimp, Yesware, and Pandadoc.
2016 - Google-centric CRM ProsperWorks raised $24M
ProsperWorks, a cross-platform customer relationship management (CRM) service that plugs into the Google for Work platform, has raised a $24 million. The company plans to use the new capital to invest into its technology and to grow its sales and marketing team. The funding comes at an interesting time for enterprise companies that sit on top of Google’s productivity suite. Google’s renewed interest in the enterprise means that (assuming Google’s plans work out) the platform will continue to grow. If that happens, it can only mean good things for the businesses in its ecosystem. Being so closely tied to Google comes with some risks, though. Google could release its own deeply integrated CRM solution, for example.
2015 - Cloud-Based CRM Pipedrive gets $9 Million funding
SaaS CRM Pipedrive that helps small companies manage and increase sales, has closed $9 million Series A round. Targeting small to medium sized businesses, and used by a number of tech companies, including Fortumo, Postmates, FalconSocial, and Blippar, Pipedrive aims to fix the broken CRM/sales software experience. Specifically, it says that CRM solutions typically require far too much data entry and have poorly defined workflows, resulting in software that nobody likes using and, ultimately, lost sales. Instead its SaaS takes a more visual approach with a dashboard that shows deals in a pipeline from an initial contact, to contract negotiations to done deals. Pipedrive counts competitors as Zoho CRM, Base, Capsule, Insightly and PipelineDeals. Meanwhile, everyone in the CRM market competes with Salesforce at the high end and with the humble spreadsheet at the low end.