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Customer Success pros should be experts first; remarkable likeability comes second

April 12, 2017

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Through a self-described “wacky, weird path” to customer success, Helen Calvin has become an absolute leader in the profession. Currently the SVP of Customer Success at Jellyvision, she has used her unique background to create a non-traditional approach to hiring, building and scaling her team. In this 30-minute Synap podcast episode, she describes her process for building an effective CS team.

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The Opening Bell 4/10/17: HR Management Solutions & Emotional Investing

April 10, 2017

Jellyvision is a Chicago company that has tried it’s hand at many different things – first it was video games, now its HR management solutions. Steve and Amanda Lannert (CEO of Jellyvision)  sat down to talk about the success that has resulted from the shift, and the huge 20 million dollar round of funding that came this past month.

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Why is Jellyvision such a money magnet?

March 21, 2017

There’s no question now. Updata Partners, an investment fund from Washington, D.C., just spent $20 million to get a piece of the action, buying out some early, unnamed Jellyvision investors and employees. The Chicago tech company is profitable, moreover, and doesn’t need the money for growth, says CEO Amanda Lannert.

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Jellyvision Lands $20M, But It ‘Doesn’t Plan to Get All Weird About It’

March 21, 2017

Jellyvision, one of Chicago’s longest-running tech successes and king of funny press releases, has raised $20 million in new funding.

The investment comes from private equity firm Updata, and it will be used to reward longtime employees and seed investors that were looking for liquidity. Jellyvision is profitable and employs more than 350 people.

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Jellyvision raises $20 million after a long, strange pivot

March 21, 2017

Jellyvision, a Chicago-based maker of an employee communications platform called ALEX, today announced that it has raised $20 million in growth equity funding from Updata Partners. Existing shareholders include Jackson Square Ventures.

PR pros, take notice: Not only did the related press release try to be funny, it succeeded. Highlights:

  • Jellyvision is a 100-year-old tech company, give or take 85 years.
  • Following the tragic death of the CD-ROM software market, the company pivoted.
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People on the Move: Jessica Watts

March 6, 2017

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Jellyvision announced it has promoted Jessica Watts, age 28, to Vice President of Sales. In her role, Jessica will oversee new business growth and will be responsible for creating an awesome experience for customers while implementing numbers-driven, high-quality processes to redefine sales.

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