Infer Named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

Predictive Leader Powers Smarter Sales and Marketing by Pinpointing Buying Signals

SiriusDecisions 2015 Summit

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--Infer Inc., a leading provider of predictive applications that help companies win more customers, today announced it has been included in Gartner Inc.’s list of “Cool Vendors” in the “Cool Vendors in Tech Go-to-Market, 2015i” report. Vendors selected for this report are considered innovative, impactful and intriguing in providing applications that optimize technology marketing, sales or channel management.

“This year’s Cool Vendors help sales, marketing and channel practitioners at technology and service providers improve effectiveness and productivity,” said Todd Berkowitz, Research Director, Tiffani Bova, VP Distinguished Analyst, and Mark Paine, Research Director at Gartner. “Leaders in these disciplines should consider their software-as-a-service-based applications to complement investments in CRM tools.”

This designation from Gartner follows a quarter of remarkable product innovation at Infer. The company recently expanded its Infer Lenses solution to help companies accelerate growth in new markets, as well as its behavior scoring solution that predicts which prospects will convert in the next three weeks.

“Since day one, Infer has been on a mission to help businesses fuel hyper-growth, and it’s exciting to see more and more companies embrace our predictive applications in pursuit of this goal,” said Vik Singh, co-founder and CEO of Infer. “We’re operating in a world with zettabytes of data. Rather than feel encumbered by all that information, forward-looking marketers and salespeople are leveraging the power of predictive to make sense of it and capitalize on it in order to perfect their go-to-market timing, targeting and messaging.”

Infer’s predictive-as-a-service applications produce key predictions throughout the customer journey, helping companies achieve significant lifts in sales win rates, marketing lead conversions, average deal sizes, recurring revenues and customer satisfaction. Using predictive analytics and advanced machine learning, Infer’s fit models determine if someone is a fit to buy a certain product, and its state-of-the-art behavioral models identify imminent buyers with unprecedented accuracy.

Since the company’s launch just two years ago, it has signed an impressive roster of customers – including AdRoll, Cloudera, Concur, New Relic, Nitro, Optimizely, Tableau, Xactly, Zendesk and Zenefits – and grown its team of top-caliber engineers, data scientists and customer success managers tenfold. Infer also received an honorable mention earlier this year on ZDnet’s prestigious CRM Watchlist.

To learn more, visit Infer’s booth during next month’s SiriusDecisions Summit in Nashville, Tennessee from May 12-15, or contact Infer to schedule a demo.

About Infer

Founded in 2010, Infer delivers predictive business applications that help companies win more customers. It leverages proven data science to rapidly model the untapped data sitting in enterprises, along with thousands of external signals from the web. Customers include several large businesses and numerous high growth companies like AdRoll, Cloudera, Concur, New Relic, Nitro, Tableau, Xactly and Zendesk. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Infer is funded by leading investors, including Redpoint Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital Partnership, Sutter Hill Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners.

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i Gartner “Cool Vendors in Tech Go-to-Market, 2015” by Todd Berkowitz, Tiffani Bova and Mark Paine, April 13, 2015


Infer Inc.
Freya Waldern, 415-399-0181

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Infer Inc., a leading provider of predictive applications that help companies win more customers, today announced it has been included in Gartner Inc.’s list of “Cool Vendors.”


Infer Inc.
Freya Waldern, 415-399-0181