MessageBird, $ 60 million to simplify telecommunications for businesses around the world

by bold-lichterman

The amount

The Dutch start-up MessageBird, which is developing a cloud-based telecommunications platform, has just raised $ 60 million. The operation was led by Accel with the support of the London fund Atomico and the American accelerator Y Combinator.

The market

Founded in 2011 by Robert Vis, MessageBird has developed a cloud-based telecommunications platform with technology that enables businesses around the world to make phone calls, send and receive SMS in an easy way. The technology of the Dutch company reaches 7 billion mobile phones in 146 countries around the world. To guarantee optimum quality of exchanges, the start-up works with 220 operators on an international scale.

MessageBird has more than 15,000 corporate clients, such as Uber, Huawei, Heineken, Levi’s and Telegram. In its business segment, the Amsterdam-based company has to face players such as Twilio, Nexmo and Blackberry.

The objectives of the Start-up

This funding round should enable MessageBird to strengthen its workforce and assess acquisition opportunities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

MessageBird: the key data

Founder: Robert Vis
Creation: 2011
The head office : Amsterdam
Activity: cloud telecommunications platform
Funding: $ 60 million in October 2017