LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Accompany, an intelligent virtual chief of staff with $40.6 million in funding from Charles River Ventures (CRV), Cowboy Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, and Ignition Partners, today announced that it is expanding its beta program to cover the United Kingdom. Users in the UK are encouraged to request an invite via Accompany.com and join the likes of AMD Board Member Nora Denzel; Splunk Chairman Godfrey Sullivan; BareMinerals Founder Leslie Blodgett; and numerous other C-suite executives, VPs, venture capitalists, professors, founders, and board members of private and public companies already using the app. Accompany’s Amy Chang spoke about the launch on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in London today:
“We’re excited to start serving users in the United Kingdom, and we look forward to getting UK professionals prepped for their meetings in minutes”
“We’re excited to start serving users in the United Kingdom, and we look forward to getting UK professionals prepped for their meetings in minutes,” said Chang, CEO and co-founder at Accompany.
Available on iOS, web, and as a Gmail extension, Accompany benefits professionals of every level by acting as a chief of staff, curating and intelligently managing their network and relationships. Accompany integrates with the user’s email, contacts, calendars, and social and professional feeds, and scours millions of publicly available sources to provide detailed briefings on meeting participants, real-time news alerts about contacts and companies, and comprehensive company profiles.
“We’ve been working tirelessly to make sure our data platform is ready for this expansion of our beta program,” said Matthias Ruhl, CTO at Accompany. “Feedback from early beta users has played a crucial role in the app’s continued development so we’re very excited to get the product into more people’s hands.”
Accompany’s founding team includes CEO Chang, who led Google Analytics to achieve coverage on 70 percent of the entire web and serves on the boards of Cisco and Splunk; CTO Ruhl, an MIT CS PhD and large-scale systems design expert who helped push the Google Analytics backend beyond 900,000 requests per second; and CFO Ryan McDonough, who served as Marc Andreessen’s CFO at Ning and played an instrumental role in the company’s sale.
“Accompany has fast become one of the most important, intelligent apps on my phone and a key source of information in my inbox,” said Paul Cheesbrough, CTO at News Corp. “It provides me with unique and indispensable insight throughout the day and it’s also a place where I now store and manage my professional network.”
Accompany is hiring! Visit the company’s career page at www.accompany.com/careers.
Accompany (accompany.com) is a relationship intelligence platform for professionals. With the Accompany mobile app, web-based product, and Gmail extension professionals enjoy everything they need to know about everyone who is important to them, anytime they need it. Founded in 2013, Accompany is headquartered in Los Altos, California and backed by Charles River Ventures (CRV), Cowboy Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, and Ignition Partners.