The New Way
A new technology has emerged to help revenue teams automate all of the processes, messages and user actions that need to happen before, during, and after a meeting.
From capturing, qualifying, and routing leads, to simplified scheduling, preparation, follow-up, and reporting. Meeting Lifecycle Automation is helping revenue teams increase their productivity and convert more pipeline.
Help our customers be successful.
Help our prospects get the right information and make the right decision whether or not it includes our products.
Help our team members reach their full potential.
The software landscape has exploded. There are dozens of solutions for each problem. We want to be different. We come up with new angles on existing problems or invent better solutions to meet certain goals.
Then we turn these ideas into beautiful, smart software.
The key to job satisfaction is Autonomy & Control. As Steve Jobs famously said, “It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
With Control comes Ownership: each team member should own their results and, within the constraints of what’s possible, do whatever it takes to meet their goals.
In the current economic times, there are many options to earn a living. Nobody should get stuck in a boring job - life is too short.
Our team members can work from wherever they want in the world, as long as they show up on our weekly all hands meeting on Zoom.
*Photo from first company trip to India
Alina and I started Chili Piper in 2016. We did not stumble upon a brilliant idea or fall in love with calendars.
Alina was building cool consumer apps at a Fortune 500 company, I was running Sales for a $2B telecom startup, but we both had the same complaint: the Enterprise Software apps we were required to use were dinosaurs, stuck in old ways of thinking.
We had a thesis: a tidal wave was about to happen, the Digitalization of Sales — what is called “Revenue Acceleration Software” today. We wanted to lead that movement.
But where could we get started?
As we were talking to potential customers about pain points, Stephanie Ouadah at Fivestars asked for help with her round robin distribution of meetings:
Alina rolled her eyes, “I didn’t leave a job designing systems for the school district of Los Angeles to spend my time on this little problem.” We almost declined.
Just like the dozens of investors who turned down Calendly in the early days, we initially underestimated the importance of MEETINGS in the revenue process.
Luckily, we agreed to help Stephanie, and the hundreds of revenue teams that followed, solve their ever growing challenges around meetings. The rest is history.
Co-founder and CEO