Accompany Press Release August 2016

Chief of Staff App Accompany Exits Alpha, Opens Beta Program

Users Can Now Invite Contacts and Beta Registration is Open to All

LOS ALTOS, California (August 3, 2016) – Accompany, an intelligent virtual chief of staff with $20.6 million in funding from ICONIQ CapitalCharles River Ventures (CRV) and Cowboy Ventures, today announced that it is launching its beta program. Accompany has started accepting beta registrations and users can now invite friends. The beta launch concludes a closed alpha program of users like AMD Board Member Nora Denzel; Cowboy Venture’s Aileen Lee; Splunk Chairman Godfrey Sullivan; Dunkin’ Brands Director Irene Chang Britt; BareMinerals Founder Leslie Blodgett and numerous other C-suite executives, VPs, venture capitalists, professors, founders, and board members of private and public companies.

 

“We are so excited to show people this product that’s been three years in the making,” said Amy Chang, CEO and co-founder of Accompany. “We’ve spent the last year building out our data platform and executing on a tight feedback loop with our very vocal alpha testers. We’re ready to get you effortlessly prepped for all your meetings”

 

Accompany’s iOS app and Web-based applications benefit professionals of every level by acting as a chief of staff, curating and intelligently managing their network and relationships. Accompany integrates with the user’s email, contacts, social, professional feeds, and calendars and scours millions of publicly available sources to provide detailed briefings on meeting participants, real-time news alerts about contacts and companies, and comprehensive company profiles.

 

“What Amy and the team have built is incredible,” said Devdutt Yellurkar, general partner at CRV, board member and first investor in Accompany. “When the Accompany team first came to us, we saw an opportunity to be a part of a fundamental change in how people network. The virtual chief of staff experience Accompany delivered has vastly exceeded our expectations.”

 

Accompany’s founding team includes Chang, who led Google Analytics to achieve coverage on 70 percent of the entire Web and serves on the board of Splunk; CTO Matthias Ruhl, an MIT CS PhD and large-scale systems design expert who helped push the Google Analytics backend beyond 900,000 requests per second; and CFO Ryan McDonough, who served as Marc Andreessen’s CFO at Ning and played an instrumental role in the company’s sale.

 

“The talent needed to pull something like this off cannot be understated,” said Lorrie Norrington, Colgate-Palmolive Board Director and Advisor to Accompany. “The team at Accompany has delivered a product that allows me to spend two hours less on prep every single day. I get to take that time back. This is a game changer.”

 

Accompany is hiring! Visit the company’s career page at https://www.accompany.com/jobs.

About Accompany

Accompany (accompany.com) is a relationship intelligence platform for professionals. With the Accompany mobile app and Web-based product, professionals enjoy everything they need to know about everyone who is important to them, anytime they need it. Founded in 2013, Accompany is headquartered in Los Altos, California and backed by ICONIQ Capital, CRV and Cowboy Ventures.

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