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South Africa’s Skynamo expands to Atlanta after $30 million investment

by Maija Ehlinger

Atlanta’s newest SaaS company is ready to make waves in how outside sales teams operate.

Skynamo, a South African-based technology company, has picked The Battery Atlanta for its North American headquarters after hiring Georgia Tech grad Stan Deak as General Manager. 

Skynamo’s platform is designed to streamline issues outside sales teams have when trying to run desktop software while traveling. 

Leveraging a mobile first, cloud-based approach, Skynamo helps sales teams keep customer data secure while still accessing it anywhere, even offline. 

Inside sales teams typically have access to a variety of SaaS platforms to help them hit targets. “We believe field sales / outside sales teams have literally been left out in the cold by the SaaS industry,” Skyamo’s CMO, an Atlanta native and Georgia State alun, Julian Diaz told Hypepotamus.

“If a company has a team of outside sales reps visiting an existing customer base on a regular basis to replenish stock or sell them new products, they will benefit greatly from Skynamo’s field sales platform,” Diaz said. 

But Skynamo also believes their technology will transform the entire sales cycle for companies. “We want to make the outside sales team the heroes of the business by putting into their hands all of the features and information they need to move from being order-takers to trusted advisors to their customers,” Diaz continued. 

“And where Sales Managers and business owners have been blind to what’s been happening in the field, Skynamo’s built-in GPS technology now gives them a real-time view of their outside sales team’s activity, e.g. routes driven, customers visited, time spent with customers.” 

Skynamo’s Atlanta expansion comes after securing a $30 million investment from Five Elms Capital earlier this year. The team credits the area’s wealth of tech talent and quality of life as the reason for selecting Atlanta. 

While the Atlanta-based team will start at just four, they are hopeful about hiring as many as 30 new people as demand increases.

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