WittyParrot is a Cloud-based knowledge automation, collaboration and communication platform that helps companies to speak with one voice.
We are deeply interested in solving the problems common to both small and large companies and individuals in communicating consistently and responsively.
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WittyParrot has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Bangalore, India.
Co-founders Rajesh Setty and Anil Jwalanna met about five years ago when they were working for iCharts, a company founded by Raj. Later on, Anil took up another opportunity and become the CEO of Pushpoint Mobile. Their friendship however continued.
During his more than a decade of experience as a technology leader, Anil had seen that one of the key drivers in building a successful sales organization was the way in which sales reps communicated with customers and prospects.
"People who thrive in sales are those who deliver the most personalized and effortless experience to their customers. They understand what their customers need and provide them with the right information at the right time. Finding the right information can be challenging as it is often spread across multiple sources but if you are able to empower your sales reps with all the information they need and in a way that can be easily personalized, you've perfected the formula of building a world class sales team"
Rajesh had envisioned a product to capture and reuse frequently used communication snippets but had tried and failed several times at building it. Both founders started exchanging notes and one particular meeting intended as a brief coffee chat to discuss the topic, resulted extending into hours. There was clearly an overlap of ideas and before the meeting ended, Anil and Rajesh decided to embark on this project, to see where it would take them. And so WittyParrot was born.
"The goal when we started was simple; we wanted to find a way to get everyone access to the right information easily and to communicate using the same language"
Fast forward to early 2013. WittyParrot was one of the chosen 20 startups (amongst more than thousand entries) that got selected to present at the prestigious LAUNCH conference. The positive remarks and the interest received from the eminent judges reaffirmed to the team that they were onto something meaningful.
What you see in the Launch video is the early version of the product. After the launch, the team gave close to 300 demos as they continued to evolve the product. "Our friends say that we are stretching the notion of "customer development" to its limits. We don't know about that but it is clear to us that we learned heck of a lot during a total 600+ demos over the last nineteen months. We wouldn't have it any other way.
The founders knew that for a product to be adopted by salespeople it had to add value to the salesperson's day, and it had to be very simple or they wouldn't use it.
"The starting point for our design was that salespeople know how to do a search in Google and they know how to send email. We did not want to build an email add-on or a browser plug-in because of upgrade and compatibility issues. We wanted drag and drop to work 100% seamlessly with Web, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word or any Email application. And while this was a challenging problem, when you look at the Witty Widget, I think we have solved just that. Salespeople can enter a query to find relevant information; select the information they want and simply drag it into their application to use it."
Over the last three years, WittyParrot has evolved in design and functionality and is being used today actively by sales, talent acquisition, marketing and customer support teams.
"It seems like a long journey if we count the days (and nights) that have been put in by our team but we feel like our journey has just begun and we are excited about it."