Co-founder and CEOChili Piper
Member Since November 2021
Nicolas Vandenberghe is the co-founder and CEO of Chili Piper, a SaaS platform helping B2B companies double their inbound conversion rates. Nicolas and his co-founder and wife Alina bootstrapped Chili Piper and passed $2M in annual recurring revenue before attracting $3M in seed funding in 2019. This year’s $33 million B round brought the company’s total financing to $54 million. Today, Chili Piper is used by Spotify, Airbnb, Shopify, Intuit, Square, Twilio, RingCentral and more than 1000+ companies worldwide for multiple use cases, from connecting qualified web visitors to sales representatives instantly to managing subsequent customer meetings. Since its founding in 2016, the SaaS platform has thrived with a 100% remote work culture. Nicolas is a four-time serial entrepreneur, in diverse verticals from consumer software to biometrics. One of his companies, Delean Vision, later acquired by Morpho SAS, provided a breakthrough face recognition technology now used in border control all over the world. Nicolas held both the CIO and VP Sales positions at Telecom startup LightSquared, where he negotiated billion-dollar deals with companies like Google. He is also the founder and CEO of KosmoTime, a smart calendar. A native of Paris, Nicolas has an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the prestigious French institution Ecole Polytechnique.
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At Chili Piper, we make meetings happen. Founded in 2016, Chili Piper is the only complete Meeting Lifecycle Automation platform built for teams. We replaced the tedious process of emailing back and forth to schedule a meeting with 1-click scheduling. Unlike booking links, Chili Piper suggests times for you to meet, improving both the amount of leads you receive, and the number of meetings held. For Sales, Chili Piper uses smart rules to qualify and distribute leads to the right reps in real time. We also allow companies to automate lead handoff between SDR to AE, and make it easy to book meetings from marketing campaigns and events. Companies like Square, Twilio, QuickBooks Intuit, Spotify, and Forrester use Chili Piper to create an amazing experience for their leads and customers.