Startups are hot: just turn your head and two new ones have popped up, trying to change the world one big idea at a time. But it's not hard for these young companies to lose focus. Too much administration and paperwork, not finding the right like-minded people, and all the while invoices keep flowing in: it gets difficult to see the forest for the trees.
Luckily, plenty of tools exist to help companies cope. Unfortunately, startups don't always have the financial resources to invest in expensive software licenses. Although they benefit a company in the long term, they're hardly a startup's primary concern.
We've barely outgrown the startup phase ourselves, so we know these growing pains all too well. We also believe firmly in young businesses and would like to help them grow successfully. That's why we've launched our brand new…
Teamleader for Startups Program
As a backdrop for the new launch, we chose tech conference Web Summit in Dublin, the perfect spot to get in contact with lots and lots of buzzing startups.
So what are the ins and outs of this program? Who's it for, what's it do? To get some answers, we went knocking on the door of Clarissa Steinhöfel, Teamleader's Startup Program Manager.
Hi Clarissa! So, what criteria does my startup have to meet?
- your tech startup should be less than 3 years old
- you’ve raised less than 1M EUR in funding
- you generate less than 0.5M EUR in revenue (and if you don’t, congrats!)
- your startup is your sole profession
- your startup is awesome
What phase should my startup be in?
No matter if you’ve just launched your product and are ready for your first clients, or if you’ve built a solid service and want to grow your network - TL helps you keep it professional from the start. And if your startup is in scale phase or you’ve got your workflow already set up, TL’s integrations let you run things your way - while giving you the missing link.
How can Teamleader help my startup?
We offer a solution for the entire flow from quote-to-cash: so instead of using separate stand-alone tools that are not only expensive, but also lead to a lot of duplicate data (and recurring headaches), Teamleader unifies CRM, invoicing and project planning in one user-friendly and affordable cloud based solution.
From tracking incoming leads and converting them into customers; to creating and following up on offers and invoices; to finally managing full project life-cycles, keeping track of milestones, tasks, meetings, calls and support tickets - TL makes your life easier, so you can focus on what matters: your business.
There are so many CRM tools – why Teamleader?
Because Teamleader is intuitive. Because Teamleader helps you work smarter. Because Teamleader is affordable, and because the team behind it knows the challenges startups face.
Isn't CRM and project planning something for stuffy corporations and small businesses?
While stuffy corporations and startups couldn’t be more far apart, they share a common pet peeve: administrative tasks. When you’re a startup working on bringing your product to market, you should be prepared for all the growing pains of a fast growing company. You’ll quickly have more and more things keeping you from doing what you love: create, revolutionize, innovate. Trust us, we’ve been there, we’ve done that, we’ve gotten the t-shirt.
My startup is quickly moving forward. Won't I outgrow Teamleader?
Teamleader is built to grow with you - and the Startup Program allows for that. So don’t worry if you hire more people for your team, we’ve granted free access to all our modules for up to 10 users.
My startup already pays for Teamleader. Will I be missing out?
Not at all! There's nothing but good news here: if your startup meets all of the aforementioned criteria, you can still participate in the program, even if you're already a customer. All the modules you're not yet paying for, can be activated for free for 6 months. The same rules apply: you can add up to 10 users if you keep growing. Plus, as an existing customer, you can always count on our live support.
But don't take Clarissa's word for it. See for yourself at startups.teamleader.eu.