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How to identify prospects who move to a new company

How to use Job Change Detection to identify my prospects who move to a new company

Here is the story. You are the new Head of Sales in a company. You open the CRM, and everything seems outdated. Contact had been there for five years. But it’s a goldmine! There are past users in these contacts, and instead of contacting cold people, you can get warm people who already know you and are easier to convert as customers.

But they now move to other companies !! So how can you identify them?

Here is how to proceed.


Identify specific people in a list of companies

Finding contacts within a list of companies

Here is the story. You have a list of companies that could be a good fit for your prospection.

Maybe because they use a specific technology, perhaps because they raised money recently, or they go to the same trade show as you.
In each of these companies, you need to identify people working at a specific job title; why not sales or recruiters? Or even you want to target by seniority and find the Head of, the CXO, and the SVP.
You can do it with Datagma, not by visiting each profile individually but by submitting your whole file, clapping your hands, and seeing it enriched in less than 2 minutes.

Here is how to proceed.


Enrich LinkedIn Data with mobile phone numbers

How to massively enrich LinkedIn Data with mobile phone numbers

Here is the story. You successfully scrape some LinkedIn Data using Evaboot, Captain Data, Phantombuster, TexAu, or the tools you are usually using.

Now you need to enrich this data with some Mobile Phone Numbers.
You can do it with Datagma, not by visiting each profile individually, but by submitting your whole file, clapping your hands, and seeing it enriched in less than 2 minutes.

Here is how to proceed.


How to use find specific employees in a list of companies

A lot of people come to see me with the same problem. “I have a list of websites, and I need to identify the CEO for each company on my list.”

It’s difficult to identify them, but what’s more difficult is to find their contact details.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just find the email address or phone number of any top executive in any company that uses a specific technology?

In this article, I’m going to show you how you can find contact details of all the executives in a company that uses a particular software or tool. But this method can be used for any list of companies.

There are 3 steps to the process:

  1. Find a list of target companies or accounts using a particular technology
  2. Identify relevant people in those companies
  3. Find their email addresses

Let’s begin with step 1. (If you already have your list, you can directly go to step 2)

Step 1: Find a list of target companies or accounts using a particular technology.

Let’s say you work at a SaaS company which has a tool for marketers to manage their social media, and your pricing starts at $199 per month, and goes all the way up to $999 per month.

A good way to generate leads for you might be to find companies that use a similar product to solve a similar problem.

Or maybe, your product team has built a product integration with another tool like HubSpot. And you want to find out companies that are using HubSpot.

So how’d you do that?

Here at Datagma we are using BuiltWith, even if tons of tools exist.

BuiltWith has a list of 38000+ tools and technologies that it monitors for over a whopping 250 million websites. It is much bigger than Datanyze and is much easier to get started.

On searching for companies using HubSpot, it found a total of 711,065 websites, out of which 227,348 were live at that time.

Over 480,000 websites had used HubSpot at some point.

You can start with Builtwith for $295 a month with basic features, but I recommend using the Pro version with unlimited access for $495 a month.

A list of companies using HubSpot – BuiltWith

BuiltWith Plans & Pricing



Step 2: Identify relevant people in those companies

Now, it’s time to head over to Datagma and search for people in these companies.

In this article I want to test a new interactive format. Click on the blue dot to go to the next step:

More info about the score:

Each lead has been provided with two types of scores:

  1. Role Score
  2. Company Score


Role Score: 

A role score is an estimate of confidence in the role you are looking for. For example, you are looking for a Head of Sales, but a VP of Sales or Sales Director are also the roles that you might be interested in.

There can also be different Head of Sales for different regions or countries where the role score is quite useful.

A CEO of a smaller firm might use the title Founder or Owner or Director and these are all scored closer to 1, if you are looking for contact with the CEO title.

A role score identifies other roles that are similar to the one you’re looking for, and gives you an idea of other roles that you may want to look at.


Company Score:

Let’s say you are interested in contacting the Head of Sales at Syntel, but in this data, you found a profile who works at Atos Syntel. They might be the same companies, or they might not be.

Our algorithm gives a score to companies that might actually be similar to what you’re searching for.

In this case, the algorithm gave a company score of 0.75 to this contact.

Anything above 0.5 is worth giving a second thought. In this case, we did a quick google search to find out the relation between Atos Syntel and Syntel.

And we found out that Syntel was actually bought by Atos, and now they’re the same company.

Our algorithm understands each company with several names and gives you a company confidence score.

Now that you have a list of 10 contacts for each target company that have profiles or titles similar to or exactly what you’re looking for, the next step is to find their email addresses.


Step 3: Find their email addresses

You can use the filtering option in your spreadsheet to sort contacts by their company score or role score, and find their email address using Datagma File Upload.

Click the File Upload icon on the left-side pane, then choose Find Email option.

Upload your file (in .csv or Excel formats) and verify the field mapping identified by the tool.

For the purpose of finding email addresses, it is sufficient to confirm mapping of Full Name and Company Name fields.



Once you do that, the tool will give you the email addresses of your list in less than 2 minutes.

You can export this file into CSV or XLSX formats as well.

There you go.

Now you have a list of contacts with their email address, for your prospecting or outreach campaigns.

If you are prospecting or outreaching for your business, Datagma helps you with:

  1. Identifying the right contacts (and similar profiles)
  2. Finding their email addresses (and also phone & company details if needed) to contact.

Go ahead and give it a try.




Boost your outreach to recently funded companies for free (before everyone else finds out!)

Are you a blogger or a journalist who writes about recently funded companies? or a B2B company looking to reach out to startups who’ve been funded recently? Are you looking for a new job, or you might be an executive search firm trying to help startup founders build their team.

Then you might be scouring through Techcrunch and other startup media to find out about newly funded startups, right?
By the time you read about a startup that you want to contact, find their decision-makers, and contact them, everyone in your industry has already contacted them.

In the game of outreach, timing is everything. If you don’t connect with somebody when they need your product or service, converting the client can take weeks or months.

What if you could find out about recently funded companies before everybody else and get their contact details as well in real-time? You’d feel more powerful than before, right?


That’s where Datagma comes in!

Datagma has built a new tool that lets you find out all the recently funded startups in any country in real-time. And because we are an enrichment tool, we integrated our powerful search engine to also provide you with the email addresses and the mobile phone numbers of their employees, as well as their Linkedin profile. And it’s completely free (for the first 1000 users only)!


Recently Funded Companies Database

Datagma’s bot reads more than 80 000 finance and tech news article everyday and thanks to our natural langage processing technology we are able to extract from these articles information about company that are being funded recently before it is widely available to everyone. We can also extract more information about the funding such as the investor name, investment amount, date of investment, etc.

Thanks to our crawling technology, you get more company details such as URL, logo, description, location, industry, employee count, founding year, etc. You can also get personal contact information of the employees such as their email address, phone number and Linkedin profile. We’ll talk about it in the next section.

The database is very flexible so you can filter data to get what you want or use sorting to get the priority order. Here are some use cases:


How to find all the companies who have raised $10 million and above in the past one week?

Step 1: Filter the “Funding Date” and select “is” and “one week ago”

Step 2: Sort the table by “Funding Amount” (Z -> A)

How to find all the companies who have raised funds in New York in the last quarter?

Step 1: Filter the “Funding Date” and select “is” and “one month ago”

Step 2: Filter the “Country” and select “is” and “New York”

There’s so much more that you can do with this database. Another example is if you’re a startup trying to raise funds, you can filter companies based on your sector and see who invested in that sector the most. Contact those investors with your pitch.

I highly recommend you to play around with it and see how you can get so much useful information in just a few minutes.


Our unfair advantage – verified emails only

Datagma is the most accurate email finder tool in the market that provides verified, professional emails only. We have integrated our powerful contact search engine with this database to provide you with the email addresses (and phone numbers) of the key people in these companies. 

All our emails are verified with a deliverability rate of 95% across all industries and markets. And that you can’t get from any other tool … certainly not for free!

Most of these “recently funded companies” databases do not provide any contact information or they just provide you with the generic company email or phone number, which is completely useless.

But our funding database provides you with accurate emails that get delivered and phone numbers that get picked up by the founders. And this database is updated daily.


With our database, you can get email addresses of anyone who works in that company with the click of a button and that differentiates this database from any other out there.

3 ways to connect with the founders of recently funded startups

Using this list, you can connect with the founders of companies that are recently funded in three ways:


  1. Send them an email: Get free, verified email addresses of any C-LEVEL in the company. Reach out to them personally with how you can help them or send them a personalized email that’s short and to the point.
  2. Connect on Linkedin: You can also get the linkedin profiles of all the people in a company and reach out to them via Linkedin message. You can use a LinkedIn automation tool or not. Keep your message short and concise. You can also refer to the emails that you had sent them.
  3. Call them on their direct dial phone number: With Datagma’s mobile phone search, you can get direct dials of any founder or employee. If you have something really useful for them that they should hear about, do not hesitate to call them and let them know after you’ve sent them an email or contacted them on Linkedin.

There you go! Use these methods to find recently funded companies and connect with their co-founders.


Recently Funded Companies List – Who should use it?

If you’re wondering what you can do with this database and whether or not you need this, think of it as a list of companies that have received a large amount of cash which they are going to spend over the next couple of weeks or months to buy new tools, service, hire people and build their infrastructure.


    • Are you a blogger or a journalist looking to interview the founders of startups, these are your potential interviewees. They are also looking to promote their startups so reach out first before they are everywhere.
    • Are you a B2B company and are selling your services or products to startups, then this database is your goldmine.
    • Are you an executive search company? Recently funded startups are going to hire their new Sales Director or CIO or Marketing Head. Reach out and help them.
    • Are you a MarTech tool? How can you help these companies grow by using your tool? Let them know.
    • Are you a real estate agent? Well, these growing companies need a larger office next month. Can you find one before your competitors do? Connect with them
    • Are you looking for a job at a growing startup. ? If yes you can literally go through this database and reach out to the founders directly, before they publish a job announcement and start getting hundreds of CVs.


And you can access this database for free (for the first 1000 users only! Sign up now here).

Please use this database to get a head-start over everyone else in reaching out to these startups in an easy and most seamless manner. Remember not to spam and take the time to learn about these companies and reach out with your personalized request. 

To access the database, just sign up to a free Datagma account and you can get the whole database of recently funded startups and their decision-makers’ email addresses and phone numbers  for free. We are offering this service to the first 1000 users for free so don’t wait any longer.

How to automate B2B lead prioritization with Datagma and Zapier

At Datagma, every time someone fills a form (sign up form, newsletter form…), he is sent to our CRM, Intercom.

We created a Zapier automation that will trigger every time a new user appears on Intercom (and so on Datagma): We automatically find all the details about him and his company. Then, based on the criteria defined in Zapier, we assign a score to him.

If the score is high enough, we trigger an alert on Slack to help us engage him as soon as possible.

How you can priorize lead by leveraging Datagma data

If you’re getting tons of B2B leads and sign ups but can’t follow up with every lead, you need to prioritize your leads.

The problem is that not all leads are equal and not everyone will become your customer. Prioritizing your leads can save you a ton of time and wasted efforts on bad leads or cold leads so that you can focus on the right leads.

Lead prioritization is a method to score and rank your leads based on certain criteria or actions they take, and help you define how valuable a lead is to your business. If you have created an ICP or Ideal Client Profile in your business, then you have already finished the hardest part of automating your lead prioritization.

In this article, we will show you how you can automatically prioritize any lead that comes into your CRM by connecting Datagma through a Zapier integration.

You can do this with any CRM such as Intercom, Pipedrive, Hubspot or even if you have a basic Google spreadsheet as your CRM.

In this lead prioritization process, we want to do 4 steps:

  • Step 1: Identify lead in Intercom and add the trigger
  • Step 2: Enrich the lead using Datagma
  • Step 3: Prioritize and filter the leads
  • Step 4: Get lead notification on Slack with enriched data

To set up this integration, head over to Zapier and find the Zap for your CRM. We’ll use Intercom for the purpose of this article, but you are free to use any other CRM.

Step 1: Identify lead in Intercom and add the trigger

Connect to your Intercom account and select the trigger as “New user” for intercom. This will trigger the zap when a new user is created on Intercom.

This step will be triggered as soon as there’s a new user which could be a newsletter subscriber or somebody who downloaded a whitepaper.

Step 2: Enrich the lead using Datagma

Find and connect to the Datagma app in Zapier.

Next, select the event: “Find Person or Company”.

This event will find over 75 data points related to the lead and the company such as contact name, LinkedIn profile, Seniority, Job Title, direct dial, their company name, size, company phone, address, technologies used, funding amounts, Alexa Rank, Advertising Platform, traffic sources, exact number of employees, etc.
Enriching your data using Datagma is the key to prioritizing your leads. Once you have all the information about a lead, you can give them a score and take action on the high priority leads.

Next, select the data field that you already have and want to enrich. If you already have their email address, you can use just that to enrich the data. Otherwise, you will need to contact name and their Company Name both to find the rest of the data.

In this case, we are going to input the contact name and company name to enrich our file.

You now may select various options based on what information you want to enrich. For example, in order to get the financial information of the company, you can select the “Full Company” option.

To get the LinkedIn information of the company where your contact works, select the “Company Premium” option.

Step 3: Prioritize and filter the leads

Now that you have enriched data using Datagma and have a lot more data about your lead, you can select the criteria to prioritize leads.

To do this, we will use the app called “Filter by Zapier”.

In this step, we are going to add criteria for filtering out the leads that we don’t want to take action on and only allow leads that fulfill the criteria.

If you already know your Ideal Client Profile (ICP), this step should be easy. Otherwise, take some time to define who the right leads are for your business.

Just to give you an example, we want to be notified when a lead is either an owner or a C-level executive in a SaaS CRM company.

To do this, we are going to say continue if only:
the company has a CRM tag attached to it and the contact is an executive
OR the company has a SaaS tag attached to it and the contact is an executive
OR the company has a CRM tag attached to it and the contact is the Owner.

You can see how we configured it below:

In order to keep this easy, we are showing you a simple filter but feel free to create filters with several criteria such as:
Filter leads from anyone in a company that raised $10M
Filter leads whose role is Marketing and company size is more than 50 employees
Filter leads who is VP Sales in a company with more than 50 employees and uses Intercom tool

Step 4: Get lead notification on Slack with enriched data

In this step, we are simply going to send all the required information of the filtered leads as a message on Slack. For that, select the action “Send Channel Message”.

Next, select the Slack account and the channel where you want the notifications. We selected the “general” channel for this example but you can create a private channel for your leads, if you want to limit access to only a few people in your company.

Last thing to do is create a custom message template which will be sent to your Slack channel with the relevant information.

Here you can add as much information as you want depending on what action you want to take after a lead arrives in your Slack channel.

For example, if you want to send them a LinkedIn connection request, add the LinkedIn URL of the lead in the message itself.

Add a phone number, if you want to contact them immediately. And if you want to know which technologies their website is using, you can add that in the message itself.

Take some time to really decide what information will be useful for you to see with your lead notification.

Remember to test and review at each step so that you don’t encounter any problems later on.

If everything works fine and you can see the lead data in the Zapier, you can turn on the zap.

This is how the message will appear in your Slack.

If you get a ton of leads and do not want to spend hours following up with all of them, you need to prioritize your leads. Use this process to prioritize leads based on your ICP and filter out the low-priority leads so that you can focus on converting high-priority leads.

Secret Linkedin Automation: Send LinkedIn connection request to new sign-ups



At Datagma, every time someone fills a form (sign up form, newsletter form…), he is sent to our CRM, Intercom.

We created a Zapier automation that will trigger every time a new user appears on Intercom (and so on Datagma): We automatically find his LinkedIn URL, and then we send a connection request through Lemlist.


Why engage your user on linkedIn ?

In this article, you will learn a new LinkedIn automation growth hack that we (and thanks to our API hundreds of high-growth SaaS companies) use to engage new sign-up users and close more sales.

But first, why engage new users ?

Because acquiring leads and free users is hard. And if you are like most SaaS companies, you are spending a big chunk of your marketing budget on acquiring new users. However, as they say, “leads and free users do not pay the (server) bills”.

To convert leads into paid users, you create product demos. Product demos improve conversions by 20-50% for most B2B SaaS companies. Product demos can also shorten your onboarding process.

Although time consuming, individual product demos are so important because they are personal, you can answer any doubts and objections your lead might have regarding the product, and by giving a demo, you have already shown how to use the product “successfully”.

With product demos, when you help your leads figure out a way to solve their problem, they want to reciprocate by becoming a paid user.

Especially if your LTV (Customer Lifetime Value) or ACV (Average Contract Value) is more than $1000, a product demo is one of the most powerful tools in your sales process. One of your KPIs or conversion goals should be to maximize the product demos.

At this point, if you don’t have a product demo for your SaaS, this should be your priority. But if you have a product demo, ask yourself how you can increase your demo requests by 10% or 20%.


To optimize your demo conversions, you need to understand why your leads are not asking for a demo. 

  • Do they understand your product well enough? 
  • Do they understand the goals they are trying to achieve with your product?
  • Are they familiar with your user experience? 
  • What questions do they have that you can answer at this stage?
  • Why should they see a demo before jumping straight into your product?


A lot of times, leads don’t feel the need to request a demo because of 4 reasons:

  1. They believe they can figure out how to use your product on their own
  2. They believe that your product should be easy to use and shouldn’t need a demo
  3. They are not sure if your product will solve their problem so they don’t want to spend time learning about your product
  4. They believe that product demos calls are sales calls 
  5. Most product demos are boring – often walking leads through the features, rather than solving the problem they have


At this stage, rather than selling your product, you should sell your demo. You want your leads and prospects to realize that a product demo is critical to solving their problem.


Three steps to increasing product demo requests using this secret Linkedin automation hack

A great way to increase your product demo requests is to reach out to your newsletter subscribers or leads personally on Linkedin.

Why does that work? Because nobody’s expecting it. That’s right!

When you show a demo request form as part of onboarding, at that point you are stopping users from doing their job they wanted to do in the first place i.e. to solve their problem by using your product.

So when you reach out to them on Linkedin with a personal message, they feel like you care about their success. You are also putting a face to your company. Before that, they didn’t know who to talk to if they had any issues or needed help. 

Reaching out to every subscriber might feel like a lot of work, but with this secret Linkedin automation workflow, you can do that at scale while still personalizing your messages.

Note that this is not an approach to cold email to a list of professionals or other email automation most marketers use.

These are your leads and subscribers who have engaged with your product or brand and these people have shown interest in your product. They already know about your product or service, so half the battle is over. 

Your job is to show them that you are here to understand their use case and their problems, that you care and that you want them to be successful with your product.


Ready to learn this secret?

Here’s how you can automate your Linkedin outreach to subscribers and convert more sales by increasing product demos requests. There are 3 steps to the process.


  • Step 1: Add subscriber to your CRM as a contact (Intercom)
  • Step 2: Find their Linkedin profile URL using a data enrichment tool (Datagma)
  • Step 3: Send a Linkedin connection request and a message using a Linkedin automation tool (Lemlist)

You might have noticed that each step uses a different tool – a CRM, a data enrichment tool and a Linkedin automation tool. In order to make this whole process completely automated, we are going to use Zapier.


This is how the process looks like in a Zapier workflow:



Let’s have a deeper look into each step.


Step 1: Add new sign ups to your CRM


When someone subscribes to your newsletter or downloads a whitepaper, they fill out a form and give you their email address and maybe, their name and company.

If you created the form using your CRM, then you don’t need to do anything. The contact details of the subscriber are already in your CRM.

But if your form is separate from the CRM, then you need to use tools like Zapier or Integromat to add the details to your CRM or you may already have an API to connect both the form and the CRM.

We use Intercom in our company so we’re going to take that as an example, but you can use any CRM you like as long as they have a Zapier integration or a Zapier app available. You can check a list of Zapier apps here.

The important thing to note here is that it’s best to tag your contact with the right entry point or the source such as newsletter, whitepaper, lead, etc. depending on how that contact was created.

When you have a new user or a contact in the CRM, the Zapier workflow is triggered. At this step, it will pull all the information from your CRM, including the email address, names, tags, etc.


Step 2: Find their Linkedin profile URL using Datagma


The next step of this workflow is to find the Linkedin profile URL of the contact using Datagma. You can find all the details about Datagma’s integrations on Zapier here.

Datagma is a data enrichment tool that can find over 100+ data points about a contact and their company just from their email address or their name and company name.

Create a Datagma account first in order to use this automation.

Since you already have the email address (and possibly their names and company name) of your subscribers or leads, Zapier will feed this information to Datagma and pull out all the key data that you need for launching your Linkedin connection request campaign including the Linkedin profile URL, of course.

Using leads’ names and company names will give you a higher accuracy than using their email addresses so when possible, use that.

It is important to know that before you set up the Zapier workflow, you need to create a campaign in the Linkedin automation tool (Lemlist, in this case) which will be used as an action in Zapier.


Step 3: Send a Linkedin connection request and a message using a Linkedin automation tool


Now that you have the contact’s Linkedin URL thanks to Datagma’s data enrichment tool, the last step is to send a Linkedin connection request via Lemlist.

Create a Lemlist account first in order to use this automation. 

Lemlist’s Linkedin automation campaign will simply pick up the Linkedin URL of each contact and send a connection request. Use variables such as first name, company names on Lemlist to personalize your emails. 

If you want to further personalize your emails, you can use the tags to create an “icebreaker” like: “I noticed that you subscribed to our newsletter” or “Did you like the whitepaper we wrote on…”.

Once you have created the campaign, you can now integrate Lemlist with Zapier. You can also check all of Lemlist’s integrations on Zapier here.


Now that you understand each step clearly, here’s how to set it up.


How to setup this Linkedin automation step by step


Step 1: Create a campaign on Lemlist

Head over to your Lemlist account and sign up. Click on “New Campaign” and add name to your campaign. 

Next, choose how you want to import the leads. There are several options to import leads viz. from a .cave file, from LinkedIn, from CRM or manually, etc. In this case, select “From Zapier” because you are going to use Zapier automation to feed leads information to Lemlist.

Then, you will be asked if you want to enrich your leads from Lemlist. You can skip this step or hit “No, thank you” because you already have enriched the leads from Datagma.

Do you want to synchronize your updated leads to a CRM? Select “yes”, if you want to feed the campaign details to your CRM like intercom or Hubspot. Otherwise, select “No”

Next, select the schedule at which you want to send this campaign. Do you want to send connection requests only on specific days? You can choose it here.


In this case, we want to reach out to people every day, weekends included.

Next, select the frequency of the campaign. If you have hundreds of leads or subscribers per day, select a short interval of 2-5 minutes. However, if you only have less than 100-150 subscribers each day, you can select an 8-10 minutes interval.


If you select 2 minutes, the automation will send a connection request to the leads 3-4 minutes after a lead signs up because the first 2 steps of the Zapier workflow are near-instant.


Next, create the sequence and select “Linkedin Invite Only” campaign.

Fill out your message in step 2 with a waiting delay of 1-2 days.

Personalize your message based on the lead magnet a lead downloaded. This is the step where you need to be creative and engaging with your leads.


Remember they have engaged with your product and they already know and value your product. Your job is to offer help in their journey of using your product without being sales-y.


Step 2: Connect and add Intercom and Datagma apps in the Zapier workflow


Search for Intercom and Datagma apps in the Zapier and create the first step of the workflow. Select the trigger as “New lead” for intercom and the action on Datagma as “Find Person or Company”. Hit “Try it”


This step will be triggered as soon as there’s a new lead or a subscriber added to a particular list in Intercom.

Step 3: Fill out the Datagma fields in Zapier


In this step, you are adding necessary information to the Datagma app i.e. Name and Company.

Step 4: Connect Lemlist and add it to the Zapier workflow


Search for the Lemlist app and connect to it. You will be asked to enter a login and password which you can find in your Lemlist settings.

Once connected and logged into the right account, fill up the information required viz. email address, campaign on Lemlist to launch.

Next, select “Person Basic Linkedin URL” to add the Linkedin URL in your Lemlist campaign.

Hit “Save and Launch” to run the Zapier workflow.


This is it. Now you have a fully automated way of contacting any of your leads or newsletter subscribers on Linkedin without doing anything manually.


Send out your messages and increase your product demo requests and close more clients. And if you do it, let us know how many demos you were able to close using this little growth hack!


Happy “demo-ing”!