Urban Airship secures $25m in funding to accelerate global growth

Digital growth company Urban Airship has announced it has completed a $25m (£18.9m) Series F funding round. The firm, which already operates at financial break-even, is planning on using the funds to accelerate its global sales, marketing, custommer success and product innovation.

The funding was led by Foundry Group, with additional participation from existing investors including True Ventures, August Capiptal, Intel Capital, Verizon Ventures, QuestMark Partners and Franklin Park Associates.

Alongside the funding announcement, the company revealed it has now delivered more than 2 trillion messages. Its new Digital Growth Platform enables businesses to tightly target and coordinate messages sent across any channel, including apps, websites, mobile wallets, email, SMS and more. Marketers are able to integrate their existing systems, databases or analytics tools into the platform, or use Urban Airships native channel for outreach.

“Digital channels are proliferating at an astonishing pace – from yesterdays wearables to this years voice assistants and next years driverless cars,” said Brett Caine, CEO and president of Urban Airship. “Our open platform enables businesses to set new standards for customer experience by delivering the right information at the right time to any channel – including channels that havent even been invented yet.”

“Urban Airship is battle-tested by many of the worlds largest enterprises and now rapid product advancements are bringing its expertise in customer engagement and real-time data to every channel serving todays modern CMO,” said Chris Moody, partner at Foundry Group. “Foundry Group and True Ventures have been investors since the earliest rounds at Urban Airship. From senior leadership and product innovation to customer support, it is clear that Urban Airship has the most comprehensive offering today.”