About

Smarter Relationship Management

Apps to connect with the people that matter most.

Professional relationships form every day. They are the lifeblood of business and critical to our success. They grow and evolve. Some are steady and with you for a lifetime, others last only for a fleeting moment as they fly by in a Tweet or an email. A few start at work and become personal or vice-versa. And who is important today will be different next week or next year.

As technology has evolved and the number of ways we communicate has expanded, our networks have grown beyond what we can possibly keep track of on our own. We may have tens of thousands of contacts squirreled away in email and social feeds. And, at work we meet at least one new person per day. Double or triple that if you are in sales or any client-facing role.

Unfortunately all of the important stuff about our relationships — our "relationship gold" is trapped. It's trapped in our email, meetings, phone calls, notes, documents and our work software too — and spread across a dozen apps or more. Leaving us with lots of manual work to stitch it together in a meaningful way. And no easy way to keep on top of it all without a roomful of assistants briefing you on what you need to know today, reminding you where you left off and when to follow-up.

Cloze is a step forward. Beyond the old address book that, even as an app, is just a collection of names and numbers. Beyond empty boxes like CRM that view people only as transactions that can be "won" or "lost". We founded Cloze to unlock your "relationship gold". We’ve designed Cloze to be automatic and smart. It eliminates the busy-work you hate and brings data science to your relationships to give you an edge and make your day a little less hectic.

We build products to help you focus on the people that matter.

Cheers,
Dan and Alex

Name

Cloze is a familiar word for teachers. A cloze exercise is a fill-in-the-blank test where words have been removed and the student is asked to insert the missing words. With information spread across so many sources it often feels like we are mentally trying to fill in the blanks just to get a complete picture of our contacts in one place. Cloze is also a nod to closing -- the satisfaction we get when we close out a task or when we win the big deal ("always be closing").

Investors

Cloze is a venture-backed company based in Cambridge, MA. We are funded by our friends at Greylock Partners, Kepha Partners, and NextView Ventures. We were founded in February 2012.

We're Hiring

We are looking for engineers that can work on anything. We move fast. We do stuff no one else has done. Expertise in node.js, Cassandra, Hadoop, html5, and jquery is required. Interested? Get in touch.

Connect with us

Interested in learning more about what we’re up to? Connect with us here, @cloze, or @circulateit.