SugarCRM secures $40M in funding from Goldman Sachs

Summary:The enterprise CRM company also said it added approximately 600 new customers during the second quarter.


SugarCRM has completed a major round funding, drawing in approximately $40 million from Goldman Sachs.

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Piper Jaffray & Co. served as financial advisor to SugarCRM during the fundraising round.

Goldman Sachs Antoine Munfa has also been appointed to SugarCRM's Board of Directors.

The enterprise software company didn't offer specifics as to what the latest cash grab will go to, with the exception of global expansion.

The good news apparently doesn't stop there for the enterprise CRM player.

As of the second quarter of 2013, SugarCRM reported that it has experienced at least "15 consecutive quarters of growth" with annual recurring revenue up by more than 30 percent year-over-year.

Furthermore, SugarCRM added 600 new customers over the same three-month period, including microphones manufacturers Sennheiser and U.K. primary care software provider Egton Medical Information Systems.

However, still no word about that rumored IPO .

Topics: Social Enterprise, Collaboration, Enterprise Software, Tech Industry, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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