6Sense,Which uses Artificial Intelligence to Power Account Engagement, has Raised $125 million

6Sense | April 06, 2021

6Sense, an account engagement startup, announced today the completion of a $125 million series D fundraising round led by D1 Capital Partners, valuing the firm at $2.1 billion post-money. According to 6Sense, the investment will support the company's growth and product strategies, especially in the areas of machine next-best-action prediction, data analytics, and AI-powered orchestration capability.

Until engaging with sales teams, business-to-business customers are usually 57 percent of the way to a purchase decision. Furthermore, only 23% of executives are confident in the pace at which they obtain accurate observations.

In 2013, five entrepreneurs — Amanda Kahlow, Dustin Chang, Premal Shah, Shan Moriah, and Viral Bajaria — cofounded 6Sense, motivated by the belief that AI could play a role in helping close the transaction.

6Sense's product collects intent signals from known and unknown channels, such as the internet, to create customer segments based on account, behavioral intent, or a combination of the two. With machine learning-based fit ratings, 6Sense recognizes contacts and builds out tailored customer lists, assisting in the prioritization of outreach sales activities and increasing conversions. In response to sales prospects' demands, the platform also initiates marketing communications through apps such as Marketo and Eloqua. Furthermore, it allows salespeople to communicate with purchasing teams through multichannel, multitouch campaigns.

Because of its ability to better target customer communications, automation is now regarded as essential by marketers to increase campaign outreach. Email automation campaigns are among the top three strategies used by advertisers to boost efficiency, according to a new HubSpot report. Besides, according to Salesforce, 67% of sales leaders used a marketing automation platform in 2017.

The platform of 6Sense is driven by a demand graph, which catches signals and automatically links them to sales prospects. Every day, algorithms ingest historical intent data to recreate account-based buyer journeys for any given company, while also tracking the demand graph and evaluating changes in intent to score hundreds of millions of accounts and individuals.

Segment Performance Reports and Custom Talking Points are two new features from 6Sense that allow marketers to analyze trends in account interaction and development through the purchasing stages and provide driven discussion points focused on customer intent, position, and fit. Next Best Actions was introduced in February 2020, and it uses AI to provide custom development leaders with a prioritized list of actions to involve purchasing teams within a specific account.

6Sense competes with ZoomInfo to some extent. Demandbase, which has raised over $150 million in capital from high-profile investors, as well as Lattice Engines and Leadspace, are other startups in the segment.

According to Forrester, investment in marketing automation systems will increase "vigorously" over the next few years, hitting $25.1 billion annually by 2023, up from $11.4 billion in 2017. According to estimates, 55 percent of marketing decision-makers plan to boost their investment in marketing technologies, including AI and machine learning, with one-fifth expecting an increase of 10% or more.


Account-based marketing has its roots in the 1990s, when B2C and B2B companies alike began to realize the need for more personalized marketing. In 1993, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers published their landmark The One-to-One Future, which forecasted the movement from mass marketing to the more 1:1 marketing that we know today...

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Demandbase | December 16, 2021

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6sense | May 13, 2022

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6sense | February 10, 2022

6sense, the leading platform for B2B organizations generating predictable revenue, today announced it has been named to G2's 2022 Best Software Awards. 6sense is the top-ranking ABM/ABX platform named to the Best Marketing Products list for 2022. This accolade follows 6sense's December 2021 honor as a Leader across 11 categories in the G2 Winter 2022 Grid Report, including recognition as the number one Account-Based Advertising solution for the fifth consecutive reporting period. These awards, based on feedback from thousands of B2B software buyers and users on G2, recognize the top software choices used by teams. Its annual Best Software List ranks the world's best software companies and products based on authentic, timely reviews from real users. "We're honored to be recognized by customers using 6sense to transform their go-to-market strategy," said Jason Zintak, CEO of 6sense. "We're honored to be recognized by customers using 6sense to transform their go-to-market strategy," said Jason Zintak, CEO of 6sense. "Our mission is to transform the way organizations create, manage and convert pipeline to revenue and that requires a willingness to change. And change requires advocates, champions and evangelists. This recognition is for all the forward-thinking leaders achieving predictable revenue growth with 6sense in the RevTech Revolution." G2 releases their list of best software companies annually to recognize leaders in product performance and user satisfaction. Their annual best of software lists are based on data from more than one million authentic, verified customer reviews written and published between January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021. Highlights from verified customer feedback on the G2 platform: "Our annual Best Software List aims to guide buyers on their purchasing decisions, knowing they can trust in the credibility and objectivity of our scoring algorithms. We applaud those companies named to our 2022 list, as they've earned the satisfaction among their customers as well as an impressive market presence," said Godard Abel, co-founder and CEO, G2. "6sense is transforming account based marketing and selling. This is what marketers and sellers have been waiting for. Accurate insights and predictions and all the actions you need to orchestrate your end-to-end revenue strategy." "Fuel ABM and your tech stack with 6sense. 6sense has allowed our team to completely REVolutionize your marketing and sales team's processes for B2B marketing. With 6sense your marketing team will be directly supporting the sales team by surfacing in-marketing accounts and helping qualify them and build new pipeline." "6sense enables a modern way to rationalize and manage outreach. My job requires me to cover many different accounts that can be difficult to organize, but 6Sense allows me to prioritize certain accounts based on the intent that a company is exhibiting." About 6sense The 6sense Account Engagement Platform helps B2B organizations achieve predictable revenue growth by putting the power of AI, big data, and machine learning behind every member of the revenue team. 6sense uncovers anonymous buying behavior, prioritizes accounts for sales and marketing, and enables them to engage resistant buying teams with personalized, multi-channel, multi-touch campaigns. 6sense helps revenue teams know everything they need to know about their buyers so they can easily do anything needed to generate more opportunities, increase deal size, get into opportunities sooner, and compete and win more often. Visit 6sense.com for more information.

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Account-based marketing has its roots in the 1990s, when B2C and B2B companies alike began to realize the need for more personalized marketing. In 1993, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers published their landmark The One-to-One Future, which forecasted the movement from mass marketing to the more 1:1 marketing that we know today...