Getting public recognition for the work we've done building Showpad has never been a driving factor for us. We remain principly driven to build a great company and help our customers solve the challenges they experience aligning sales and marketing teams. That said, we were encouraged to see the Economist publish an article featuring Showpad. Why, you might ask?
As a Belgian-originated startup that has experienced impressive growth in the last few years, Showpad is proud to be acknowledged as an example of how European venture capital can work in sync with European innovation for other entrepreneurs. Not only because it's important for these entrepreneurs to get access to capital, but also because it's essential for job creation and future innovation on the “old continent”.
As the Economist article points out, it's essential for European startups to light the way for European economic stability in the future. We've experienced incredible growth, growing exponentially year over year, expanding to serve more than 750 customers worldwide. Today, Showpad empowers more than 100,000 sales reps to hold impactful conversations with their prospects, using high value content from their marketing and sales enablement teams. We hope that many other European startups will take up the mantle with us and lead the way for the next generation of European startup success. If you haven't had a chance, read the full Economist article here.
For those interested in learning more, my co-founder, Louis Jonckheere, will speak about Showpad’s success in the context of European start-up growth at the European Innovation Day on Monday, September 21st in Mountain View, CA.