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Salesforce Ventures invests in Astound Commerce global development

03/ 07/ 2019

Service IT-company with development centers in Ukraine Astound Commerce announces strategic investments from Salesforce Ventures and in-depth cooperation between the two partners. This decision aims to expand the company’s presence on the markets of North and Latin America, the EU and the Middle East, as well as increase the share of Astound projects in the overall Salesforce ecosystem.

Astound Commerce focuses on creating quality ecommerce solutions for clients in the retail sector through partnership with leading enterprise commerce platforms. One of such partners is the world’s leader of CRM and ecommerce solutions – Salesforce, whose products are used by over 150 thousands companies globally. Nearly 70% of projects for foreign customers are implemented by Astound by means of Salesforce cloud platforms – Commerce Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Community Cloud and Service Cloud and this number keeps growing.

By expanding expertise in digital strategy, technology, digital marketing and customer experience, last year Astound Commerce received the status of Platinum Consulting Partner of Salesforce Commerce Cloud. This year the leader in cloud-solutions has confirmed long-term intentions to collaborate with the company by investing in Astound from its Corporate Fund Salesforce Ventures. This decision means further expansion of Astound Commerce to other locations and comprehensive work with customers on existing markets in the US, Latin America and Europe.

Igor Gorin, Founder and CEO of Astound Commerce noted, “Astound and Salesforce see enormous opportunity for cross-cloud implementations that link marketing, commerce, sales and support, and they are looking to trusted partners like Astound to make that a reality. The marketplace needs it, everyone is talking about it, and we’re going to make it happen. We are working with Salesforce to be a marketplace leader in this space.”

Darja Gornitska, General Manager of Astound Commerce Ukraine added, “As of today Astound Commerce actively develops by attracting new clients and conquering new markets. Expanding business, the company also invests in the growth of engineering centers in four countries. Salesforce Ventures’ investment in the company will enhance further growth of Astound by expanding the service package and offering more sophisticated integrated ecommerce solutions on the market.”

In addition to Astound Commerce, the Salesforce Ventures portfolio includes such well-known companies as Docker, Evernote, IFTTT, Stripe, Quip, SurveyMonkey, Twilio, Box.com, Dropbox, DocuSign, MongoDB, Zoom, Hubspot and many others.

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Astound Commerce is a global IT-company that provides a full cycle of ecommerce solutions (consultancy, UX prototype creation, creative design, technical development, testing, marketing and 24/7/365 service support) for well known brands. Among Astound Commerce clients there are L’Oreal, Under Armor, Crocs, Mothercare, Adidas, Jimmy Choo, Puma and others. Astound Commerce was founded in 2000 in San Francisco and currently has seven engineering centers in four countries. In Ukraine the company is represented by five development offices in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Uzhhorod, Vinnytsia and Lutsk. More information is on the site: www.astoundcommerce.com.

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Salesforce Ventures is a global investment division in Salesforce that has invested in 300 companies in 20 countries over the past 10 years. In 2018, the company completed a record-breaking 95 investment deals outside of California. Among famous brands in the investment division’s portfolio are such companies like Docker, Evernote, IFTTT, Stripe, Quip, SurveyMonkey, Twilio, Box.com, Dropbox, DocuSign, MongoDB, Zoom, Hubspot and others. More details about Salesforce Ventures on the official website: https://www.salesforce.com/company/ventures/portfolio/

For additional information please contact Liudmyla Shevchenko, Communication Specialist in Astound Commerce l.shevchenko@astoundcommerce.com

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