PointDrive was a start up created in Chicago, Il. around 2014. I had the great pleasure to work on even before it was a “thing”. We started off as Fippex, a portal designed to track interactions with documents and files. But our founder (a sales guy by nature) saw a need to get this tracking information directly into sales folks hands.
Think of it like this, you are in sales, you talk to 50 people a week and share all kinds of information in email or some other way and then BOOM, you have NO idea if they read, viewed, shared or any of that information.
That is where PointDrive came in!
We created a way to package up things like Docs, PDF’s, URLs, Images and Video into a single presentation. This enabled sales people to send out these “pre-packaged” sales desks and get insights on what recipient read or watched and so on. Sales professionals could now quickly and intelligently follow up and close deals faster.
In 2016 PointDrive (now known as SmartLinks) was purchased by LinkedIn.