Droplr recently raised another $400,000 to grow its team and accelerate its outbound sales efforts, says Gray Skinner, the Bend startup’s CEO. Gray described the round as a bridge between Droplr’s initial seed round (which was about $850,000) and a potential Series A.

“We’re planning to grow our team from 10 to 15, and do more outbound sales to the thousands of companies we haven’t gone after before,” he says.

This recent round was lead by Bend-based Cascade Angels, who invested another $150,000 in the startup. Inspiration Ventures, out of Burlingame, Calif., invested $100,000. Seven Peaks Ventures, also from Bend, and a group of individuals from Nashville filled out the rest.

The company makes sharing screen shots and files easier. Earlier this year, the startup announced an integration with Slack to do just that. Most recently, Gray says the startup has forged a partnership with Cisco. Droplr is building an integration for Cisco’s own communication platform, Spark, and then looking to pursue channel sales via relationships with Cisco’s enterprise clients.

“(Cisco’s) clients have the same needs as many of the teams we already serve, but they’re a hundred times bigger,” Gray says. “It’s a great opportunity for for us.”

Other news from Droplr: They recently moved offices, and are now located across the street from the 1001 Tech Center. And the company hired a vp of sales, Chris Scotch, who brings 12 years of enterprise sales and startup experience.

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Part of the Droplr team at Tumalo Falls: Nicole Pressprich; Levi Nunnink; Harrison Sanford; Nick Bernard and Gray Skinner.

 

Kelly Kearsley

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