These deepened partnerships will accelerate our technology innovation and deliver significant benefits to our customers.

The predictive analytics world, and the Utah startup scene in general, just got that much meatier.

Provo-based InsideSales.com, which provides predictive data to enhance sales, recently raised $60 million in a round led by Salesforce Ventures. Microsoft also participated in the round, along with existing investors Polaris Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Hummer Winblad, U.S. Venture Partners and Zetta Venture Partner.

InsideSales.com has already raised eyebrows with its recent valuation north of $1 billion, and the current funding round only serves to enhance that. And more money means a quicker advancement of Neuralytics, the predictive self-learning engine helping InsideSales.com take over the analytics world.

“The power of data science is becoming a mission-critical part of every business,” CEO Dave Elkington said in a statement. “Neuralytics, our predictive analytics platform, is at the heart of this movement, providing measurable and immediate revenue impact for our customers. These deepened partnerships will accelerate our technology innovation and deliver significant benefits to our customers.”

Published 3/18/2015