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NextBillion.ai Announces the Appointment of Michael Cottle as Global VP of Sales and Customer Success

Michael Cottle

Mountain View, California, July 13, 2021: NextBillion.ai is excited to announce that Michael Cottle is joining the organization as Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Success.

Michael has over 20 years of experience leading worldwide sales operations at tech companies, with over 15 of those years specifically within the geospatial industry. He is also the Founder and Advisor to Code Foundation.org — a non-profit organization enabling computer programming and digital design skills for underserved students.

Michael has built extensive expertise in the mapping space with stints at companies such as Telenav, Mapbox, Bestmile, RideCell, Apple, and deCarta. He dedicated a decade of his career to deCarta as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales, until they were acquired by Uber Technologies in 2015. In this role, he was responsible for managing a global sales team and expanding the organization’s geospatial/mapping/routing platform and navigation toolkit.

deCarta’s customers and partners included Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Samsung, Inrix, T-Mobile, Telenav, GM OnStar, Ford Sync, FullPower MotionX, Navteq/Here, TomTom, and Sensis/Telstra.

“It’s a great boost to have Michael on board with us,” remarked Ajay Bulusu, Co-founder, NextBillion.ai. “We’re in a critical phase of growth and expansion now, so his mastery of making an impact in international markets is exactly what the organization needs to take the next step forward. I’m confident that we’ve found the right person to help us accelerate our mission to revolutionize how enterprises across the world perceive, manage, and utilize geospatial data.”

“I’m happy to be a part of the NextBillion.ai team and can’t wait to dive right in,” said Michael Cottle. “Through my many years selling geospatial solutions to organizations across the world, I came to see the need for a highly customized mapping platform that caters specifically to enterprise requirements. In NextBillion.ai, I’ve finally found a company that’s focused on solving these problems.”

About NextBillion.ai

NextBillion.ai is an industry-leading spatial data platform that delivers high-performance, highly modular and configurable map and location data solutions to enterprise customers. Headquartered in Singapore with employees in the US and India, NextBillion.ai is backed by Falcon Edge Capital, Lightspeed India Partners and M12. NextBillion.ai was the Grand Winner of Startup Singapore Slingshot 2020, SG:D Techblazer Silver Winner, 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit Winner in the Software category, and recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in Asia-Pacific in 2021. For more information, please visit www.nextbillion.ai.

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