Bengaluru, March 19, 2018 – B2B Saas Platform CustomerSuccessBox has raised $1mn in pre-Series A funding led by pi Ventures with participation from Axilor Ventures. The funding will use for growth hacking and product improvement as per the information mentioned in the press release.
CustomerSuccessBox is a customer success platform which helps B2B SaaS companies to grow their recurring revenue. It applies Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to automate customer onboarding, product usage analysis, and user communication. Thus enabling success managers to deliver a superior customer onboarding experience, retain customers, drive, upsell and improve Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) and Lifetime Value (LTV) for SaaS businesses.
Founded in 2016 by Puneet Kataria (CEO) and Amritpal Singh (CTO), CustomerSuccessBox is used by global B2B software companies including XebiaLabs, WizIQ, Synup, and WoowUp. Its patent-pending technology has processed over 30 million data points from over 100,000 end users to calculate Account Health Scores.
Puneet Kataria, Founder & CEO, CustomerSuccessBox, says, “B2B SaaS businesses bleed, churn and struggle with customer retention. Customer churn is the biggest blocker of growth, it’s like trying to fill up a leaky bucket. B2B SaaS and subscription businesses cannot continue to operate with the old ‘reactive’ support model. CustomerSuccessBox was built from a clear need for a solution which could deliver ‘proactive’ customer success”.
Gartner predicts that by 2020, more than 80% of software providers will have shifted to subscription-based business models. And as per the latest The Subscription Economy Index™(SEI) study, SaaS businesses suffer from 27% annual customer churn on an average. However, companies pioneering in customer success are able to achieve up to 129% MRR retention rates. It’s this gap that CustomerSuccessBox aims to bridge.
“The focus of SaaS companies has shifted from customer acquisition to reducing churn. The founding team’s extensive understanding of the customer success space has helped build a world-class product which we have no doubt can help SaaS companies retain customers. The product is a natural fit for AI and ML to automatically calculate customer health,” said Abhishek Surendran Partner at pi Ventures.