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Ocean.io Raises $7M to Scale Its Business

Ocean.io | January 17, 2022

Ocean.io Raises $7M
On January 14, Ocean.io, a B2B data platform, announced that it raised $7 million from Peak Investments and existing investors to build strong thought-leadership and expand its presence in current and new markets.

Ocean.io is a Copenhagen-based martech start-up that uses artificial intelligence to help enterprises identify lucrative business targets. As more and more businesses are adopting account-based marketing to grow their revenue. The start-up aims to make ABM intelligent and accurate for its customers by using artificial intelligence and data collected from over 300 million web pages, public databases, and company registries.

“Ocean.io’s machine learning algorithm uses a customer’s actual commercial performance data from their CRM to identify ideal customer profiles, and then searches for matching companies (in terms of work) in Ocean’s database,” Ocean.io CEO Michael Heiberg told Venturebeat. “The company populates this database using machine learning and natural language processing. It crawls hundreds of millions of web pages and synthesizes that data into a single, normalized dataset of the entire market.”

“Our competition makes you start with a blank sheet, and then return only what you ask for. Ocean.io also uses machine learning and natural language processing to identify similar companies, instead of generic industry codes. The result is exponentially more accurate industry categorization, making for zero-waste sales and marketing target lists. The traditional industry codes that our competition relies on to determine what a company actually does are too broad to be useful in the age of account-based marketing and ever-increasing expectations for personalization,” the CEO said.

The investment will facilitate Ocean.io to scale its go-to-market model and grow its presence in the United States and Europe. Its revenue grew by seven times in 2021, and it plans to remain on the same trajectory in 2022. Its current revenue rate is $6 million.

“Our investors have seen the traction we are gaining, including a doubling of client numbers every two months. Every existing investor was involved in the latest funding round, showing the confidence in our capabilities and impact. This investment will help us to grow faster and help our customers as they grow exponentially within their markets,” Heiberg added.

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ZoomInfo Launches New Account-Based Marketing Platform, MarketingOS

ZoomInfo | February 09, 2022

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MarketingOS also features an in-market predictive score that ranks where prospects are in their buying journeys, informing how and when marketers should engage with prospects based on their ranking and helping them to prioritize their outbound efforts on prospects who are most likely to convert. Additionally, MarketingOS gives teams ongoing monitoring of their entire universe of prospect and customer accounts, helps them cleanse and manage their marketing database effectively, and surfaces the best audiences based on fit, intent, and engagement. With ZoomInfo’s unparalleled contact data and intelligence, hyper-targeted campaigns can engage high-value accounts and buyers based on ideal customer criteria using 300-plus company attributes that reveal timely business needs and insights. About ZoomInfo ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) is a leader in modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence for more than 25,000 companies worldwide. 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Folloze, repliCMO | June 15, 2022

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6sense | April 21, 2022

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Momentum and ITSMA Invest in Learning & Development with Enhanced Talent and Expanded Offerings

Momentum, the global growth consultancy | May 20, 2022

Momentum, the global growth consultancy and pioneer of account-based marketing (ABM), has enhanced its learning and development programs with two new hires and an increased focus on training programs. Guy Phillips, Global Director of Learning & Development (L&D) has re-joined Momentum based in the UK, and Paige Johnson, CPTM, Head of L&D, will be leading global service development efforts from the US. These strategic hires allow Momentum to centralize the delivery of its world-class training programs. Since acquiring ITSMA in July 2021, Momentum has made strategic investments to enhance the learning experiences that ITSMA delivers, including ABM Certification and Mentoring. To date, thousands of B2B marketers have participated in ITSMA's rigorous ABM training, and the number of ITSMA certified ABM leaders will surpass 500 this summer. Guy Phillips is a mentor and educator who is passionate about spreading the ABM philosophy through learning and development. In his new role at Momentum, he will lead the development of new offerings, deliver custom and public training, and oversee a growing team. He brings more than 30 years of experience to this role, having led Consulting at Momentum from 2017-2021 before spending a year developing enterprise ABM approaches at Autodesk. Guy's career began with online and offline media companies, he has optimized the customer journey at a number of large, well-known companies, and he has worked for a number of brand-name agencies, including Momentum, where he developed audience engagement strategies for B2B technology companies. Paige Johnson will bring rigor and orchestration to Momentum's training offerings. She will focus on overall learning content and pathways as well as product development, own the logistics of public training courses, and facilitate custom ABM and marketing courses within the US. Paige is an expert in L&D who has spent the majority of her career in the healthcare and technology industries, where she facilitated organizational change, led L&D programs, and coached teams and individuals with an intentional focus on alignment and achievement of organizational goals as well as performance through talent activation. "I'm thrilled to have Guy and Paige on board to help us take our learning and development programs to the next level. The demand for training, particularly in ABM, continues to skyrocket, as organizations see real business value in partnering marketing more closely with sales to drive strategic relationships that help build the brand over the long-term and deliver sustainable results." Rob Leavitt, Senior Vice President, Advisory & Training Momentum is seeing increased demand for ABM training and certification, as organizations recognize the business opportunities of treating accounts as a market of one. The company is also expanding its L&D capacity to help organizations retain talent, enable their marketing teams, build the skills necessary to drive business growth in a digital environment. The new offerings added to the training portfolio will focus on ways to embed ABM within the entire organization and will enable B2B marketers to more clearly define their career progression.

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