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Episode 81

Timo Rein

Co-Founder of Pipedrive, the Sales Management Software.

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Timo Rein is the co-founder and President of Pipedrive, a simple and visual sales pipeline tool that teams love to use. Timo has a background in sales but always found that existing sales management tools weren’t very helpful. So he and his co-founders set out to build Pipedrive. Timo shares how they got into AngelPad, raised angel and seed funding, acquired their first customers, grew the team, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Timo
  • Learn how Timo got involved in tech startups
  • Learn more about how Timo and his co-founders started Pipedrive
  • Learn more about how Pipedrive raised over $13.4M in funding
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Timo Rein is the co-founder and President of Pipedrive, a simple and visual sales pipeline tool that teams love to use.

Timo has a background in sales but always found that existing sales management tools weren’t very helpful. So he and his co-founders set out to build Pipedrive.

Timo shares how they got into AngelPad, raised angel and seed funding, acquired their first customers, grew the team, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Timo got involved in startups.
  • What motivated Timo to start Pipedrive.
  • How they got into AngelPad and how to raise financing.
  • How to close more deals.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:32
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

4:41
You’re currently the co-founder & President of Pipedrive. For those who might not know about Pipedrive, can you tell us a bit about it and what motivated you to start it?

9:23
Pipedrive was part of AngelPad - what was this experience like?

11:41
Pipedrive has raised over $12.4M dollars. What was this process like for you and do you have any insights you can share with other entrepreneurs?

25:02
Do you have any tips or insights on sales and how to close more deals?

31:30
What’s next for Pipedrive this year?

33:56
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

35:19
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Timo Rein on Twitter
Pipedrive on Twitter
Pipedrive on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

New Common Denominator of Success
Cracking The Sales Management Code

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