We wrote about the competition in this blog post, and are now extremely pleased to announce we won our category and took 3rd place overall! Here’s the official press release, more fun behind-the-scenes action coming soon:
Paris, June 5 2015. Evercontact, the cloud service that intelligently mines contacts hidden in email and shares and updates them automatically, is a winner in the World Cup Tech Challenge 2015. Organized by SVForum (Sillicon Valley Forum), the competition that rewarded the most innovative startups in 7 categories at an event that took place on June 4th at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View. Currently in the Bay Area as part of the immersion program initiated by ubi i/o and supported by Business France and BPI France, Evercontact came in 1st place in the Enterprise Software category.
Already adopted by over 100,000 users, Evercontact is the only fully automated cloud service that accurately and effortlessly mines and updates contact information otherwise left unused in email (Gmail, Google for Work, Outlook, Office 365) and then shares new and updated contacts to a team’s address book or CRM (Salesforce, Dynamics, Highrise or Zoho).
It does this by identifying, extracting and then comparing the information in email signatures to a person or company’s contact database. The value is clear for a professional’s individual use or even more importantly as a collaborative tool to share team contacts. Using a “Big Data” approach to linguistic technology, Evercontact has already analyzed over 1 billion emails and created and updated more than 300 million contacts for its user base.
“We are very proud to receive this honor and we are even more pleased that the distinguished jury members understood and validated the unique strength of our service and its potential market. We have continuously strived to spread the word about our technology and to expand our client base because Evercontact solves a major problem for everyone who uses email, in other words, billions of people.” affirmed Philippe Laval, CEO and founder of Evercontact. “This recognition in Silicon Valley is a huge boost for our future!”
Evercontact is a cloud service that mines missing contacts in emails, allows them to be shared with collaborators and keeps CRMs and address books automatically up to date without any effort. So far, the company has analyzed over 1 billion emails and created and updated more than 300 million user contacts. By automating the tedious and often neglected task of creating, sharing and updating contacts, Evercontact has saved its clients over 1 million hours of work.