Kushal Shah Wants to Destroy Cold Calling -- Meet O Funnel, a Windows Azure Accelerator Startup
On June 21, the Windows Azure Accelerator powered by TechStars will showcase a number of startups for its Seattle Demo Day. we will be there. To prepare you all for it, we are going to be showing off some of the startups ahead of time.
Here's one of them, a startup called OFunnel, which hopes to fully automate the lead generation and sales process, putting to bed forever the arduous task of developing sales from the cold call process.
We asked founder Kushal Shah a few questions about his experience.
How did you know you were ready to join the Microsoft Accelerator?
Kushal Shah: We had an idea and demonstrated the ability to execute. So we knew that with the right mentorship and guidance we could take our startup through its next stage of validation and growth. The Microsoft Accelerator provided us that opportunity with its awesome program. As we further talked to accelerator alumni and their experience, we knew this is the exact kind of expertise and help we need at our startup.
What do you hope to give your customers in three months?
Kushal Shah: We want to automate the lead generation process for B2B sales. From identifying the customers to talk to and get them plugged in right conversations and introductions, we want to ensure that our customers are not making cold calls anymore. In this 3 months, we are specifically focused on Marketing Technology Services.
Stay tuned for more information about the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Demo Day on June 21. You can follow us at Microsoft Bizspark on Facebook. Or, you can join the Microsoft Accelerator Facebook page for details.