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How to explain an AI SDR platform

How to explain an AI SDR platform | Jesper and Loredana Qvist - Salestools | The Simplifier Podcast

Welcome to another enriching episode of The Simplifier Podcast. Today, your host, Daniel Deaconu, sits down with Jesper and Loredana Qvist, the brains behind Salestools, to delve deep into their journey, insights, and expertise in sales automation. This episode is packed with valuable information for SaaS founders eager to master the art of effective messaging and positioning.

Jesper and Loredana Qvist embarked on their entrepreneurial journey in 2014. Following the successful sale of their CRM system, they identified a critical gap in the market: the need to access LinkedIn data efficiently. This gap led them to create the first LinkedIn automation tool, birthing a new sales acceleration and automation category. They wrote millions of lines of code to build their initial product, which evolved to encompass a team of 30 engineers. They achieved an impressive milestone of $1 million in recurring revenue within just eight months, all while bootstrapping.

What does Salestools do?

The core mission for Salestools was to simplify sales processes and provide substantial value to sales and go-to-market teams. By maintaining a close rapport with their customers and continually refining their sales processes, they achieved remarkable results, including a 45% reply rate on outbound emails. This intrinsic customer-centric approach and the constant evolution of their product allowed Salestools to expand significantly. In 2018, they introduced a feature to track individuals visiting company websites, further enhancing the intelligence-gathering for sales teams.

The primary focus of Salestools has always been on serving enterprise customers due to the high value these clients bring. Instead of venturing into the broader market, they concentrated on building a niche product to set the standard in sales acceleration and automation. Daniel seeks clarification on what sales tools encompass and how they fit into the larger platform. Jesper and Loredana explain that their sales tools aim to integrate multiple workflows, target 90% of potential markets not reached by inbound efforts, and leverage AI-generated models and instant alerts to enhance engagement with potential leads.

The conversation highlighted Salestools’ automation capability, which allows for real-time responses and follow-ups, replicating a salesperson’s efficiency within minutes. This automation assists both SDRs and account executives, thereby driving increased meetings, reducing manual work, and enhancing the predictability of the sales process. The platform’s ability to run multiple campaigns simultaneously on a global scale showcases its far-reaching potential and efficiency.

The right message for sales automation software

Towards the end of the episode, the discussion steers towards creating compelling and clear messaging for Salestools’ marketing. Daniel emphasizes the importance of articulating the outcomes and value of the product rather than just its features. Jesper and Loredana contribute by suggesting potential headlines such as “AI SDR for Email, LinkedIn, Unlimited Scale,” highlighting the need to focus on clarity over creativity in their hero section. Trust is another focal point, where the importance of showcasing customer testimonials and social proof is stressed to build credibility.

In targeting personas, they discuss ideal candidates for their outbound platform—VPs of sales, business development managers, CMOs, business owners, and founders who actively use the platform. Jesper and Loredana emphasize targeting B2B companies with at least five salespeople and discuss the pain points of using multiple tools for outbound processes. Addressing these challenges and demonstrating tangible results is critical for potential customers’ engagement.

The episode concludes with a unanimous agreement on the necessity of precise positioning for early-stage founders to secure their market niche. Daniel wraps up with a warm thank you to Jesper and Loredana, acknowledging the valuable insights shared and the significant work accomplished by Salestools.

Podcast Host & Guest(s)

Daniel Deaconu


Daniel Deaconu

Founder @ The Simplifier
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Founder @ The Simplifier

Daniel Deaconu is the founder of The Simplifier and the Host of The Simplifier Podcast. His mission is to help SaaS B2B founders find the right brand messaging. He focuses on turning complexity into clarity, guiding founders to communicate effectively with their audience.
Loredana Qvist


Loredana Qvist

Co-founder & CEO @ Salestools

Co-founder & CEO

Loredana Qvist is the co-founder & CEO at Salestools, formerly known as Demand. She excels in sales and marketing, driving business growth and innovation. Her work with advanced sales tools has significantly boosted the company's success.

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