Nicolas Vandenberghe began his career selling newspapers in the streets of Paris in high school, studied Maths at Ecole Polytechnique and then received his MBA from Stanford GSB. He started and sold 3 tech companies with up to 65 employees and $11M in revenues, and also ran sales for a $2B telecom firm negotiating billion-dollar deals with companies like Google. Most recently in 2016, he co-founded his 4th startup and presently is the CEO of the SaaS firm Chili Piper – a pioneer in Buyer Enablement. The company is fully distributed – leveraging global talent with employees in 28 cities in 12 countries. Its scheduling platform is used by Intuit, Square, Twilio and more than 300+ companies worldwide for multiple use cases, from connecting prospects to sales reps instantly upon submitting a form to automating their on-boarding process. Nicolas bootstrapped Chili Piper past $2M ARR before attracting $3M in seed funding in 2019.
What makes Nicolas an expert?
Bootstrapped Chili Piper passed $2 Million ARR before taking any VC money. He is a 3x Serial entrepreneur, including having sold his 2nd startup, Redact, to Microsoft.
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