CapLinked’s Private Investing Platform Expands at Rapid Pace, Surpasses $1 Billion in Total Deal Volume

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Private investment platform for companies and investors debuts new CRM tools.

CapLinked, the social platform for private investing, announces exponential growth of its platform with over $1 billion now available in potential investment activity. In addition, the company has seen a 160% increase in users since Jan 1 2011, with a total of 5500 dealmakers, investors and entrepreneurs now on the platform. This news comes on the heels of CapLinked’s angel funding totaling $900k, led by PayPal alums Peter Thiel, Dave McClure, Joe Lonsdale and Aman Verjee as well as David Anderson of 7th Rig.

“This rapid growth shows that investors and businesses need a platform to connect – and it is happening now on CapLinked, the LinkedIn-meets-Salesforce for private investing,” said Eric Jackson, CEO of CapLinked and former PayPal Vice President. “In addition, our new CRM tools will help identify potential deals, share information and get the right deals done faster.”

The first wave of deals are now beginning to close on CapLinked. Web startup CritiqueIt and film production firm Peninsula Entertainment are among the first companies to raise capital on the platform.

“We started CapLinked because private investing is a trillion dollar a year business that is still using old, inefficient technology. Private companies have been stuck in the 1995 email-and-spreadsheet mindset for too long,” said CapLinked COO Christopher Grey. “Our mission is to bring innovation in the form of social, cloud based, secure software to the world of private investment. We wantto give investors, advisors, and companies the tools they need to better manage making connections and handling deal flow, due diligence, closings, and company reporting.”

New Deal-Sharing CRM Tools Help Companies Get Deals Done
CapLinked also debuts today new CRM (customer relationship management) tools to make it easier for companies and investors to share private deals and company updates with key contacts. Key upgrades include:

  •     Importing and tagging contacts for sharing deals and sending company updates
  •     Creating user-defined tags (e.g., "tech angels” or “bio-tech investors”) for contacts and notes that make it easier to manage sharing private deals and company updates
  •     Syncing with Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail
  •     Searching and browsing companies and people on CapLinked by industry, role (e.g. investors, advisor, company officer), name, or key word

For more information about CapLinked and the new deal-sharing tools, visit http://www.caplinked.com.

About CapLinked
Caplinked is LinkedIn-meets-Salesforce for private investment. When it comes to connecting companies, advisors, and investors, CapLinked performs like LinkedIn by tapping the power of the expanded social graph to make it easier, safer, and more efficient for people to find each other and build relationships. When it comes to making private investments, CapLinked functions like Salesforce to securely manage the process of capital raising, due diligence, closings, and company reporting.

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