CEO at Clearbit
Alex founded Clearbit from his apartment in 2014. He likes his tea hot and Earl Grey.
We recently crossed two big milestones, 1000 customers and 100,000 daily active users across our products. While this is a significant moment for us, I have to admit to feeling a touch of nostalgia as I remember jumping for joy when our first customer signed up a little over two years ago. At the time the company consisted of me working out of my bedroom. When we added a sales team they made calls from the laundry room. Fast forward to today, and we have a team of 17 working out of a beautiful
Clearbit was founded on a powerful idea: that we can catalyze innovation by creating simple building blocks. The first stage of the plan was our APIs [https://clearbit.com/docs]. By abstracting person & company data behind simple interfaces, you can build some powerful tools. We've already seen thousands of companies do just that - Segment [https://segment.com], for example, combined two of our APIs to automatically email qualified companies who visit their site. The second stage is the Clearb
Adding a Chat widget to your site is a great way of interacting with potential customers, answering questions, and closing deals. We've been experimenting with using Drift [http://drift.com] on Clearbit's main site to do just that and the results have been great, but with one catch. We were finding the volume of chat messages was too much for our team, and there was a lot of noise for little signal. Essentially we were getting bogged down dealing with a lot of unqualified customers. So we de
I'm pleased to announce we've shipped our #1 most requested feature, Google Inbox support. Now you can use Clearbit Connect [https://connect.clearbit.com] in Google's latest email client–simply refresh and you're good to go. As in Gmail, we'll display a contextual sidebar by every thread showing you information about the person & company you're communicating with. You can also use our prospector feature to find almost any business email address. Over 70,000 of you use Connect every day, and w
Often, our customers have one-off non-recurring needs for email & domain Enrichment. Since our plans have always been month-to-month, up to now the answer has been to sign up for a month of Enrichment - not exactly optimum. Today, we've launched Batch Enrichment. If you sign into your Clearbit dashboard [https://clearbit.com/batch] you'll notice a new Batch option in the menu. Batch allows users to upload a CSV of emails or domains to Batch, pay a one-off charge, and download a CSV list of enri
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