MessageBird, an Amsterdam startup that provides cloud communications for enterprises, has raised a staggering €50,1 million ($60M) Series A round led by Silicon Valley-based Accel with a “significant participation” from Skype-founder Niklas Zennström’s Atomico based in London. Accelerator Y Combinator acted as a co-investor in this round. “This investment will help us grow our teams around the world, raise brand awareness on a global scale, and strengthen our balance sheet to ensure we continue to be a reliable partner for large enterprises,” CEO and founder Robert Vis stated.
Optimize company-customer interaction
The Amsterdam-founded company offers SMS, Chat, and Voice APIs to optimize company-customer interactions, making contact easier, more efficient, and more accessible. The reportedly profitable company boasts clients such as Uber, Heineken, Foodora, Adidas, Flixbus, and Lufthansa as its customers. Messagebird claims it serves 15,000 customers that connects them to 7 billion phones worldwide.