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Attio desires to construct the CRM for the Airtable technology

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Meet Attio, a brand new CRM for people who find themselves acquainted with trendy collaboration instruments, comparable to Airtable, Notion and Zapier. The startup desires to create a product that may maintain all necessary details about your prospects, suppliers and companions, however that can also be versatile with the intention to set up, view and manipulate knowledge simply.

Attio raised a $7.7 million seed spherical led by Level 9 with participation from Balderton Capital and Headline. Ardour Capital, who was already an investor within the firm, in addition to a number of angel traders, additionally participated within the spherical. Enterprise angels embody Entrance co-founder and CEO Mathilde Collin, Loom co-founder and CTO Vinay Hiremath, Loom and Hyper co-founder Sahed Khan and Certainly co-founder Paul Forster.

That’s an extended listing of traders and it shouldn’t come as a shock once you take a look at the background of the founder. Attio’s co-founder and CEO Nicolas Sharp earlier labored for Ardour Capital as an affiliate after which created Attio with Alexander Christie. He spent a variety of time engaged on the agency’s deal move course of.

“We expect that there’s one thing unimaginable taking place in enterprise software program normally and likewise in CRM specifically,” Sharp advised me. He talked about Airtable and Notion as inspiration. “It permits prospects to construct no matter they need.”

“We now have that factor taking place on one hand, which is fascinating by itself. On the CRM market, now we have this paradigm shift of this new manner of promoting issues. It’s now all about fostering relationships by way of completely different channels,” he added.

In different phrases, CRM software program is not restricted to gross sales groups. Now, many individuals working for firm A work together with completely different folks at firm B. It turns into onerous to maintain observe of what’s occurring once you don’t have a single level of contact.

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Attio pulls knowledge out of your present instruments. If you arrange your account, you import your staff’s contacts. You may also sync electronic mail conversations with the CRM platform. You’ll be able to select between two sharing ranges — metadata solely, or topic strains and metadata. And, after all, you may as well sync your calendar.

After that, Attio routinely enriches your knowledge with extra info from third-party sources, comparable to Twitter, LinkedIn and Fb. You’ll be able to view a timeline of your organization’s current interactions with a selected contact. You may also search for a corporation and look at all people you understand at that firm.

It will get notably fascinating once you begin constructing collections. A group is a listing of contacts for a selected mission. For example, you may create a set with all of your traders, one other assortment along with your gross sales funnel, one other assortment with reporters you understand, and so on.

There are a number of methods to view a set. Like in Airtable, you may select so as to add knowledge utilizing a spreadsheet-like interface with rows and columns. You’ll be able to add columns with new attributes which are related to your assortment.

However you may as well swap to kanban view and transfer contacts from one column to a different. There’s additionally a calendar view. Every view is customizable with filters and a sorting standards.

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Attio has been designed like most software-as-a-service instruments, which signifies that it really works properly as a staff. You’ll be able to view current exercise within the exercise tab, you may create duties and add notes to start out engaged on a mission as a staff.

The corporate has round 120 paid prospects, comparable to groups working for Coca-Cola, Supercell, Saltpay, Causal and Upfront Ventures. What’s fascinating is that Attio isn’t the one ‘new CRM’ attempting to reinvent this software program class. Different firms embody People, which I’ve lately profiled, 4Degrees and Affinity.

When Sharp began interested by the product, the aggressive panorama was completely different. “On the time, Notion was simply getting began. We noticed folks constructing new spreadsheets, new note-taking apps. And nobody was making use of these rules to CRM and that class,” he mentioned. It’s going to be fascinating to comply with this house to see the way it evolves. As for patrons, they now have a ton of choices when deciding on their CRM platform.

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