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Does Goldman Sachs Investment in CarltonOne Signal New Interest in Enterprise Engagement Technology?

CarltonOneCarltonOne is one of only a few players in the enterprise technology space offering the ability to power engagement across all stakeholders on a single platform. Will the backing of Goldman Sachs shine a bigger spotlight on a nascent yet proven technology enabling organizations of any size to harmonize the interests of stakeholders on a common purpose, goals, and objectives?

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Reflecting the tendency of companies to silo the engagement of customers from employees, distribution and supply chain managers, and communities, many organizations use multiple technology platforms to engage their various stakeholders.  Will the emergence of a more holistic approach to engaging stakeholders across the enterprise and the backing of a leading asset management company burst this technology category into the forefront?
This investment will give the world a chance to find out. Toronto’s CarltonOneCarltonOne says it will use the investment resources to “propel its engagement and ecommerce business to the next stage of growth across 185 countries.” The company says “this investment sets the stage to significantly accelerate CarltonOne as a cornerstone platform provider to the global engagement, loyalty, channel incentive and rewards marketplace,” making it the undeniable leader in enterprise engagement technology.
NandaSays Harsh Nanda, Managing Director and Head of Technology Private Equity within Goldman Sachs Asset Management“As a leading player in the rewards and recognition industry with a global footprint and strong reputation built over the past 15 years, CarltonOne is well-positioned to capture the secular growth in engagement and incentive. We are thrilled to be partnering with an incredible team and work together to help propel the industry forward."
Since its launch 15 years ago, CarltonOne reports that it has built the most comprehensive stakeholder engagement technology “trusted by some of the world’s largest organizations and brands to create employee recognition, sales and channel incentive, customer loyalty and rewards programs. Operating in over 185 countries, CarltonOne programs inspire 14 million customers globally,” including customers, employees, and supply chain partners. By incorporating donations to environmental organizations into every point issued, the company has long demonstrated a commitment to both the environmental and people aspects of stakeholder management.
Rob Purdy“This is the start of an exciting next chapter at CarltonOne,” says Rob Purdy, Founder and CEO. “I’d like to firstly thank every CarltonOne employee who has helped build our company to where it is today. Goldman Sachs Asset Management sees the incredible potential of both our people and our platform. They will help us double down on growth with their significant global network and resources.”
Along with the launch of the new CarltonOne engagement and ecommerce platform, the company is poised to accelerate expansion into new markets, making it even easier for partners to create and scale engagement and ecommerce programs globally.
“The growth pathway for CarltonOne is clear: enhance our products, multiply our sales and marketing efforts and deepen our existing partner relationships,” says Purdy.


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