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December 11, 2014 07:30 ET

Grow Inc. Raises $1.5M to Launch Simple Business Intelligence Dashboards for Entrepreneurs

Pre-Built Dashboards Empower Entrepreneurs and Their Teams to Analyze Business Metrics in Real-Time

PROVO, UT--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2014) - Grow Inc., a cloud-based software service, today announced its launch out of beta, providing entrepreneurs with customizable business intelligence (BI) dashboards to help track key metrics in real-time. Grow comes with a library of pre-built KPIs and customers can populate charts, tables and graphs with data imported from their own spreadsheets and third-party integrations like QuickBooks, MailChimp, Salesforce, Twitter, Instagram and many more. Try it free at http://www.grow.com.

Additionally, the Provo-based company announced it has raised $1.5 million in Seed funding from Kickstart Seed Fund, Pelion Ventures, and Aaron Skonnard of Pluralsight among others.

"Grow has a compelling value proposition for small and medium businesses," said Gavin Christensen, managing partner at Kickstart Seed Fund. "Grow gives growing companies the best of both worlds: an elegant user interface that brings internal and external metrics together in a single view, combined with a flexible pricing model that works for entrepreneurs."

By focusing on serving companies that have between 10 and 200 employees, Grow is able to reach a previously underserved market that until now, did not have an efficient, easy and affordable tool that allowed SMBs to see all of their key metrics one place. In an effort to truly meet the needs of any small business, Grow can also create custom integrations for any internal data source or external application with a public API.

"Spreadsheets and other business intelligence dashboards don't work for entrepreneurs," said Rob Nelson, founder and CEO at Grow. "Spreadsheets are always out of date and enterprise dashboard products are too expensive and difficult to implement. Grow fills this gap."

Rob founded Grow from frustrations with the inefficiencies of reporting with Excel spreadsheets, and the myriad of ad hoc tools SMBs typically try to employ for reporting. Rob had built basic business dashboards in Excel to track KPIs, but the data took so long to collect, the dashboard was often out of date.

"Grow gives us a simple way to keep our key metrics front and center -- and we didn't have to spend a bunch of development cycles building out a custom solution. Our whole team rallies around the metrics we track in Grow and it focuses our work every day." said Nate Quigley, founder and CEO of Chatbooks, Inc.

With Grow's software, entrepreneurs can distill the information they need from blocks of data and share that data with team members, in real-time. Key features include:

  • Simple Set Up: Grow's BI dashboard is easy-to-use, users can select the metrics they need from Grow's library of services, drag in their own data sources or spreadsheets, and then customize the dashboard and move things where they want them -- all in a matter of minutes
  • SaaS Integrations: Grow pulls data from sources like Quickbooks, Salesforce, Dropbox and more, and integrates all the data into one easily accessible dashboard
  • Private and Secure: All data is transmitted over the Internet via SSL encryption; any data imported is behind Grow's secure firewall, so users never have to open a port
  • Pre-Built KPIs and Metrics: Grow has built 100+ pre-built metric templates so users can easily drag and drop the data they want into their dashboard
  • Social Listening: Grow provides simple analytics to help interpret social data alongside financial metrics

Starting today, Grow is available to all SMBs and those interested can sign up for a 14-day free trial. Pricing ranges from 1 user/$39 a month to 100 users/$899 a month and is broken down into four tiers: Starter/1 dashboard, Business/5 dashboards, Professional/25 dashboards and Enterprise/unlimited dashboards.

About Grow, Inc.

Grow is a cloud-based software service that gives entrepreneurs beautiful business dashboards that track their key metrics, inspire their teams and make better decisions. Grow's library of data connections allows you to build a real-time dashboard in minutes, not months. Only Grow gives small businesses a simple way to see all of their key performance indicators (KPIs) in one place -- both internal data from spreadsheets and databases, and data from third-party apps like QuickBooks, Salesforce and Zendesk. Knowing the score helps leaders gain confidence and teams perform at a higher level because they know what it will take to win. For more information about Grow, visit http://www.grow.com.

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