I am constantly on the lookout for new ways entrepreneurs are trying to connect employers and job seekers.
Recently two new marketplaces for sales professionals have come to light. Both have funding.
First up is Bravado, a “professional network for B2B sales“, just announced $26 million in Series B funding led by Tiger Global. The round included community participation from 250 Chief Revenue Officers and VPs of Sales, along with prominent angels like Zynga founder Mark Pincus, Lenny Rachitsky and the Airbnb alumni syndicate.
Founded in 2017 by sales leader turned CEO Sahil Mansuri, Bravado now has over 200,000 Members across 72 countries. Members gain access to a private community to get advice from top sales professionals, build their seller portfolio, and access a career marketplace to find their next role and ensure fair compensation. Bravado’s mission is to help sales professionals be wildly successful via a suite of free resources to level up their career.
“Sales is the most critical function at every company, because they generate revenue and talk to customers. Yet sales hiring and training are stuck in the era of Boiler Room and Glengarry Glen Ross,” said Sahil Mansuri, Founder and CEO of Bravado. “Bravado offers every modern seller the network, professional development, and talent marketplace to help them level up their career.”Sahil Mansuri
Bravado says its community has exploded after the pandemic, when sales professionals were looking for an alternative to the in-person sales floor where reps trade tips and learn from the best.
Sales pros get to cerate a Bravado Seller Portfolio …built as a way for sales professionals to showcase their industry expertise, products they are experts in, customers they have worked with, and testimonials vouching for their trustworthiness. With the Bravado Seller Portfolio, salespeople can now proudly highlight their sales accomplishments in a modern, beautiful format and own their comprehensive professional identity.
SellX is the second startup. It’s a sales platform & talent marketplace connecting companies with a top notch remote sales force to drive revenue, launched today.
Built for companies looking to scale faster and more efficiently, SellX provides access to premium, on-demand sales talent who are empowered to work with anyone, anywhere.
“SellX is solving the ongoing sales talent shortage in the workforce by leveraging a rapidly-growing pool of skilled remote workers who can be hired on demand. We’ve built the fastest, easiest and ‘smartest’ way for a company to scale a top remote sales team and grow their revenue,” stated Dean Glas, CEO SellX.Dean Glas
I recently interviewed their CEO on my podcast. Give it a watch. Platforms like these are part of the future job board world.