Drift is a software company offering a conversational marketing platform that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2015 by David Cancel and Elias Torres. The company offers chat bots capable of automating company sales funnels by answering common questions, starting conversations with potential clients, and route qualified leads to the appropriate sales representatives. Notable companies using Drift include: Mindbody, MongoDB, Zenefits, Dyn, AdRoll, Vidyard, Okta, and Symantec.
On January 15, 2015 Drift completed their series A funding round with $15 million in funding from CRV.
On September 26, 2017 Drift completed their series B funding round with $32 million in funding from Sequoia Capital (lead investor), General Catalyst and CRV. The company plans on using their series B funding to expand its sales and marketing team by hiring more employees, and to also open an office in San Francisco, California.
On April 17, 2018 Drift completed their series C funding round with $60 million in funding from Sequoia Capital (lead investor), General Catalyst, and CRV. At the time of raising their series C funding Drift had approximately 100,000 clients. The company plans on using their series C funding to increase the size of their teams working in Boston, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California.
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