Node, a San Francisco, CA-based intelligence platform focused on people and companies, raised $16.3m in funding.
The funding includes a new $10.8m Series A funding round led by Avalon Ventures with participation from existing investors Mark Cuban, NEA, and Canaan Partners and new investors GREE, Inc., Industry Ventures and Michael Stark – the co-founder of Crosslink Ventures.
Other investors include Gartner-owned CEB Ventures, Bee Partners and Sway Ventures.
Backers included entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
Founded by CEO Falon Fatemi, Node leverages proprietary artificial intelligence technology to automatically deliver relevant and timely information about people and companies to help customers understand who they should engage with and why.
In stealth mode for the past 18 months, Node is currently focused on enabling more effective customer discovery for sales and marketing teams. Its relationship graph includes over half a billion rich profiles of people and companies, each with insights that can be leveraged to engage the right people, at the right time, and with the right message, enabling discovery of the next markets of opportunity.
It has a native integration with Salesforce.
The company is already working with thousands of salespeople and marketers at companies like BlueJeans Network, Periscope Data, Pagerduty, Outreach.io, and others.