KG Charles-Harris is a serial entrepreneur whose current startup, Quarrio, is involved in big data using AI.
As longtime readers know, KG writes here whenever he has time, which he hasn’t had much of lately. His most recent post on leadership was a two-parter (you can read it here and here in case you missed it).
Today, I need to share some great news about KG and his startup Quarrio. (KG would be writing this, but he’s sick.)
Quarrio is a business intelligence product built on top of Salesforces’ platform.
What we do is Business Intelligence for Salesforce. How we do it is quite a bit different. With Quarrio we make it simple to analyze Salesforce by using conversations. We help you understand what’s happening to your opportunities, leads, accounts – just about anything in Salesforce — by simply having conversations.
Simply put, you ask questions in plain English and immediately answers in plain English, along with graphs, charts, etc., if apropos.
That ability will be a little slice of heaven for anyone who needs to get information from the dashboard.
Now for the great news.
The new space, called the Salesforce Incubator, finally opened on Wednesday. Located in San Francisco’s SOMA district, where a lot of startups open shop these days, Salesforce Incubator will house 14 startups for the next 5 months for free.
And Quarrio is one of the chosen!
“Freemium” isn’t a winning strategy for enterprise software, as Dropbox can attest.
In general, incubators are useful, but, for an enterprise startup using Salesforce’s platform, the focus, connections and access of the Salesforce incubator are unparalleled.
Obviously, it will be an intense five months.
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