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Aircall secures $29M to reinvent the business phone

MAY 16, 2018

We're delighted to share the announcement today that Balderton portfolio company Aircall has raised $29 million in Series B funding, led by Draper Esprit. Balderton is participating in this round, alongside NextWorld Capital, eFounders, Newfund and other existing investors, bringing total funding to $40.5 million to-date. 

Aircall will use the new funds to accelerate the buildout of its cloud-based phone system, including seamless integrations into all the software tools used by modern businesses. Aircall will also dedicate portions of the funds to acquire top talent to supplement its growing teams in both the U.S. and Europe.

Since our first investment in 2015, it’s been clear that Aircall is addressing a major need for the modern business. They have the potential to be a transformative business and we can’t wait to see the next chapter in their growth

Bernard Liautaud, Managing Partner at Balderton Capital

Bernard Liautaud and Olivier Pailhes at the Balderton CEO Collective, 2018

Since its inception in 2014, thousands of businesses have turned to Aircall to improve their communications. Aircall replaces outdated systems with a collaborative and efficient platform that provides relevant customer data and agent-facing tools at the onset of every call.

Aircall aims to empower businesses to connect with their customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways. Most recently, the company launched Aircall Now to enable voice calling within business messenger platforms, improving millions of monthly conversations.

 

Teams are increasingly looking for efficiency and productivity gains made possible by integrating your phone into the SaaS tools your business is already using

Olivier Pailhes, CEO of Aircall

Aircall has enjoyed rapid expansion through strategic partnerships and strong customer adoption. The platform has quickly grown from handling thousands of calls to millions of calls daily and is expanding to business teams worldwide.

Read more about the announcement on Aircall's blog.

Read the story on Techcrunch.

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