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SendBird

SendBird is a messaging API for mobile applications and websites founded by Harry Kim, John S. Kim and Brandon Y. Jeon.

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Timeline

May 6, 2019
SendBird raises a $50,000,000 series B round from Tiger Global Management.
May 2019
SendBird raises a $50,000,000 series B round from API, ICONIQ Capital and Tiger Global Management.
February 19, 2019
Series B

$52m Series B led by Iconiq Capital.

February 2019
SendBird raises a $52,000,000 series B round from August Capital, FundersClub, ICONIQ Capital, Shasta Ventures and Y Combinator.
December 19, 2017
SendBird raises a $16,000,000 series A round from Shasta Ventures.
July 24, 2013
SendBird raises a $1,270,000 seed round from Capstone Partners.

Funding rounds

People

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Ace Bowers

Employee

Alexander Jeziorek

Employee

Andi Aliko

Employee

Brandon Y. Jeon

Founder

Chris Martellotti

Employee

Daniel Kim

Employee

Harry Kim

Founder

Jeongjin Ku

Employee

Jihye Kim

Employee

John S. Kim

Founder

Kevin Mahaffey

Investor

Leslie Moniz

Employee

Lucia Rodriguez Mata

Employee

Mark Lee

Employee

Matt Esh

Investor

Mike Firmage

Investor

Nicolas Dessaigne

Investor

Sandy Kory

Investor

Sophia Collier

Investor

Yaekyum Lee

Employee

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AlleyWatch
April 11, 2021
AlleyWatch
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April 6, 2021
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Ingrid Lunden
April 6, 2021
TechCrunch
Messaging is the medium these days, and today a startup that has built an API to help others build text and video interactivity into their services is announcing a big round to continue scaling its business. Sendbird, a popular provider of chat, video and other interactive services to the likes of Reddit, Hinge, Paytm, Delivery [...]
Ron Miller
March 26, 2020
TechCrunch
SendBird has built a highly successful business with a chat API, but the company never intended to stop there, and today it announced it was adding voice and video capabilities to its communications platform. "We're creating more of an interaction platform to allow not just text messaging, but also voice calling and video recording capabilities [...]
Frederic Lardinois
March 3, 2020
TechCrunch
SendBird is announcing a major update to its chat API for web and mobile today. With this, SendBird is adding numerous new features to its service that will make it easier for its customers to moderate images, build custom moderation tools for their specific needs and add reactions and delivery receipts to their chat interfaces. [...]
Ron Miller
May 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Sendbird, a startup that enables developers to add messaging to their apps with a couple of lines of code, announced a secondary Series B investment of $50 million today. This additional funding comes on top of the $52 million, the company raised in February. The new money was led by Tiger Global Management with significant [...]
Ron Miller
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TechCrunch
SendBird, a San Francisco area startup, helps developers add messaging to their apps with a couple of lines of code. It's an idea similar to Stripe for payments or Twilio for communications. Today, the company announced a $52 million Series B investment. The round was led by Iconiq Capital. E...
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