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Working B2B Sales Leads? Five Stats to Consider in 2020

If you are looking to have more success working b2b sales leads and ultimately closing more deals in 2020, here are some interesting statistics to be aware of, along with suggestions in light of these facts.

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1.) Most buyers want to talk about pricing and see how the product works on the first call, while only one in four want to talk about goals, authority and timeline. {HubSpot}

A Look Back at Some of the Largest Tech Funding Rounds of 2019

.As 2019 comes to a close, I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at some of the largest tech funding news of the year, to help think about future business trends.

 

In summary, industries such as banking and logistics & transportation, which have been long been mired in legacy technology and ways of doing business, seem poised to see dramatic changes over the coming years, as evidenced by the significant investment in some of the companies mentioned below. 

Flexport: $1 billion

In February, Flexport announced a $1 billion dollar Series D funding round led by Softbank's Vision Fund. The company's technology platform helps companies ship goods around the world.

Mean Series A Funding Round Reaches Record $14 Million

The mean Series A funding round in the U.S. has reached $13.96 million for the first time.  After reviewing nearly 600 Series A rounds since the beginning of 2019, the Average A round beginning the year was about 20% less than the new high just reached. Let's look at a few factors fueling the continued rise.