May 3rd, 2013
Taking off: Glider launches at TechCrunch Disrupt NY and announces $1 million in funding led by True Ventures
Portland’s Glider had a big week. The Portland Seed Fund and TechStars Seattle alum took to the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage on Monday—standing in front of judges like Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer—to reveal the product they’ve been building. But that’s not all they revealed.
In addition to opening up access to the Glider platform, the company also announced that it had secured $1 million in funding led by True Ventures. And—if you’ll permit my digression—that’s a truly interesting part of the story. For Portland.
This marks True’s third bet on Portland startups. Their portfolio also includes Portland startup powerhouses Puppet Labs and Urban Airship. It also marks a third win for TechStars here in town, with TechStars alums Cloudability and Vizify charting similar success. Long story short, Glider is in good company. And helping to put Portland on the startup map.
So what does Glider do? Well…
As many of you are painfully aware, most companies collaborate on contracts in massive “Reply All” email chains. It’s a process that quickly gets messy. Especially when your dealing with manager approvals, multiple document revisions, negotiations, customer approvals, and signatures.
We’re on a mission to make managing this process drop-dead simple. Users can seamlessly share documents, request manager approvals, and get signatures from people both inside and outside their company. Glider shortens the time it takes to close contracts and keeps teams working together seamlessly.
If you want to get the story, firsthand, scroll to the bottom of the TechCrunch post to see cofounder and CEO Eli Rubel giving his pitch at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013.
For more on the company or to sign up to try it, visit Glider.