Brainbase has announced two new key hires to propel company growth on the heels of an $8 million Series A financing round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Nosara Capital.
Gautam Godse has joined Brainbase as senior vice president, product, and Henri Kroosmann has joined as vice president, engineering.
"Our team is thrilled to have Gautam and Henri join Brainbase to help lead product and engineering at such an important inflection point for the company," says Nate Cavanaugh, co-founder and chief executive officer, Brainbase. "With their added experience, we look forward to continuing to build the market-leading software platform for companies that own IP."
Godse was formerly vice president, product at LegalZoom, and Kroosmann was formerly an engineering manager at Pipedrive.
Godse will oversee the expansion of Brainbase's product offerings to further help brands manage and monetize their intellectual property. Kroosmann will oversee day-to-day engineering at Brainbase, including product optimization, recruiting and positioning the company for long-term platform scalability.
"There is a tremendous opportunity to modernize the intellectual property space using advanced machine learning and AI techniques,” says Godse. “Brainbase is poised to provide a seamless experience for companies that own, manage and monetize their IP. I am excited to join the team and start building these new product experiences in the legal tech industry."
In Godse's role as vice president, product, LegalZoom, he was responsible for their entire product catalog: business formations, estate planning and IP products. Some of his key accomplishments were increasing revenue for business formation products by 30 percent in his first year, rebuilding new product flows for top-selling products and increasing conversion rates by 20 percent.
At Pipedrive, Kroosmann redefined ways of working and executing to restructure the entire software development process to ensure better focus, collaboration and scalability for development teams. In addition to managing twenty revenue-focused engineers to support growth, sales, customer success, customer support and partnerships teams, Kroosmann also ran multiple single and cross-site internal hackathons to allow new ideas and prototypes to be built by anyone in the company.
"It's exciting to see how founders from the U.S. and Estonia have come together and are building something innovative," says Kroosmann. "With their energy, drive and company leadership, you have a start-up with great potential. I want to use my experience to take the company to the next level in terms of quality, scalability and performance. Learning from the rest of the Brainbase team is truly a unique opportunity and I'm very excited to start."
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