ToutApp, an intelligent email solution for sales teams to increase sales through email campaigns, tracking and analytics was added to our list of portfolio in 2011 and since then it raised a total funding of $21.48M including Series A and B rounds. Tawheed Kader, ToutApp’s founder was approached by Steve Lucas, CEO of Marketo, a marketing automation solution and finally Marketo acquired ToutApp to combine their forces and create a next generation customer engagement platform. This acquisition is quite natural and makes more sense for both companies because 61% of ToutApp’s customers already use Marketo for their marketing automation needs.
The price for the acquisition could not be learned, but sources told Fortune it would not produce a significant return for investors. The company had to “right size” some of its operations last year. The company’s annual revenue is between $5 million and $10 million in annual revenue and growing. ToutApp management will stay on after the acquisition.
Marketo CEO Steve Lucas, who joined the company in October, tells Fortune he approached ToutApp about a deal four months ago. The company plans to unveil the acquisition on Monday as part of a new “engagement platform” it will launch at its Marketing Nation Summit.
Lucas says this deal will “bridge the gap” between Marketo’s existing marketing technology offerings and ToutApp’s sales technology.
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