Highspot Raises $9.6M


Highspot, a company that provides a cloud-based sales engagement platform, has closed a $9.6 million Series A financing round, including the conversion of the existing seed notes, led by Madrona Venture Group.

Highspot was founded by a group of former senior executives at Microsoft. CEO Wahbe was corporate vice president for the Server and Tools Division; VP product Oliver Sharp served as general manager of Strategy for the Server and Tools Division; VP engineering Scot Gellock was general manager of Engineering for Identity and Networking Services of the Windows Azure platform; and chief architect David Wortendyke was a partner architect for Windows Azure.

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