Hello, I’m Tim, the CEO of Owler, and I want to let you know about some exciting new changes we’re making to Owler today that could impact your experience.
We’ve grown… a lot!
Over the last eight years, our incredible Owler community has grown to over 2.8 million members, many of whom use Owler every day for prospecting, supporting customers, investing, job hunting, and just about every other use you can think of.
We now track over 13 million companies, receive 500,000 new contributions from the community each month, and deliver updates to nearly 3 million members every day. Owler has been 100% free during this exciting time of exponential growth, and we hope you’ve gotten the most out of it!
Owler is evolving
The time has come for Owler to evolve, and today we are launching a new vision for the company, a fresh update to the Owler brand, and two new products to help members access the insights we provide: Owler Plus and Owler Pro. These two new products are paid plans that offer additional functionality above our free plan, to address our customers’ diverse needs and budgets. They are the result of hundreds of conversations with members of the community just like you.
Owler Plus – for Executives & Marketers
Owler Plus is built specifically for Marketers, Founders and Executives at companies who want to monitor their own company (both internally and externally), as well as track their competitors, top clients, partners, and the broader industry. Owler Plus allows you to customize the alerts you receive, and choose exactly what kinds of news and announcements are most relevant to your business– including product announcements, IPOs, key hires, conference sponsorships, new offices, and more.
Owler Pro – for Sales
Owler Pro is built for high-velocity Sales and Customer Success teams who track hundreds of companies every day. Owler Pro allows you to dynamically sync Owler with your CRM in order to track news for all of your active prospects and customers. Did a prospect just open a new office and now might now be a good time to reach out? Or did a long-time customer just go through a round of layoffs that you should be aware of? Rather than manually setting up and then constantly updating Google Alerts, Owler Pro notifies you immediately about important changes with your Salesforce Leads, Opportunities and Accounts as they evolve, without you having to do anything!
The all-new Owler Basic (our Free product)
For anyone new to Owler, we are also introducing a new free Basic plan for all members signing up for the first time today onward. If you already have an Owler account, you can skip to the next section! From today forward, anyone who signs up for a new Owler Basic account can follow up to 5 companies, access 3 news event triggers (funding, acquisition, and leadership change), and view 10 unique company profiles each month.
What does this mean for existing members?
We care about the Owler community. If you’re already an Owler member, nothing is changing for you today. You will continue to enjoy the same great features and access the original platform as you always have. That said, as a legacy member, you won’t have access to any of the new features we’ve included in the new Owler Basic, Owler Plus and Owler Pro, including the news feed and news trigger events. You also won’t be able to enjoy any new features we launch in the future, such as advanced search or custom keyword search. We hope you’ll consider upgrading to one of our paid plans, and to sweeten the deal we have a surprise for the first 10,000 people at checkout. Click here to review and compare the plans, then click “sign up” to go to the checkout. You’ll need to be logged in to your Owler account to access the surprise.
If you have any questions, please visit our support center.
Thanks for your trust and support,