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Zendesk Named Official Help Desk of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011

September 7, 2011

Zendesk to Donate Free Subscriptions to TechCrunch Startup Alley Participants, Will Launch Major New Product Offering and Will Raise Funds Toward $1 Million Pledge to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -– September 7, 2011 –- Zendesk, the proven cloud-based help desk software provider, has been named the official help desk of TechCrunch Disrupt. The conference will be held in San Francisco from September 12th to 14th and is the premier event for disruptive companies and technologies.

“We are thrilled to be the official help desk for TechCrunch Disrupt,” said Zack Urlocker, COO of Zendesk. “Our rapid growth has been built on delivering disruptive products, and it’s great to be able to at this conference to help those startups who are just getting started.”

Currently, more than 10,000 Zendesk customers, including Adobe, MSNBC, Sony, OpenTable and Groupon trust Zendesk with their most valuable assets: their customers, partners and employees.

Zendesk also announced today it is donating free annual subscriptions of Zendesk Plus+ to all participants in TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley. This is part of the new Zendesk Loves Startups program ( that provides free Zendesk subscriptions through more than a dozen business and technology incubators worldwide.

“Zendesk has long recognized that customer service is an integral part of any company’s success,” said Mikkel Svane, CEO of Zendesk. “One thing that truly differentiates companies, from startups to global organizations, is the ability to deliver superior customer service. With the Zendesk Loves Startups program, Zendesk is helping young companies attain this competitive advantage at no cost.”

Finally, the company announced that it will unveil a significant new product offering at TechCrunch Disrupt and will launch activities around it that will raise funds towards Zendesk’s $1 million pledge to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital which was announced on August 31, 2011.

To learn more about TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011, visit

About Zendesk

Zendesk is the leading provider of proven, cloud-based help desk software. For growing organizations, Zendesk is the fastest way to enable great customer service. More than 25,000 Zendesk customers, including Adobe, MSNBC, Sony, OpenTable and Groupon, trust Zendesk with their most valuable assets: their customers, partners, and employees. Founded in 2007, Zendesk is funded by Charles River

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