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The Complete List of 12 Messaging Unicorns

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The number of successful companies in the Messaging industry and worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Particularly when a lot of these companies were only founded within the last 5 years or so.

That’s why we decided to put together this list of 12 Messaging companies that have achieved the Unicorn status.

12 Messaging Unicorns Companies

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Discord

Discord

Discord is the only Free and Secure All-in-one Voice+Text+Video App designed for gamers that’s trusted by over 38 million gamers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.00

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Jason Citron, Stanislav Vishnevskiy

  • Industries:

    Communities, Messaging, Social Network, Software, Video Chat

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $979.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    14

  • Number of investors:

    28

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Attentive

Attentive

Attentive is a mobile messaging platform that provides marketing automation, social media engagement, and ecommerce solutions for innovative organizations.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.99

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Hoboken

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Andrew Jones, Brian Long, Ethan Lo

  • Industries:

    Marketing Automation, Messaging, Mobile, Personalization, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $864.52M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Clubhouse

Clubhouse

Clubhouse is the first audio-based social network that delivers newsworthy content to users spontaneously.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Paul Davison, Rohan Seth

  • Industries:

    Apps, Messaging, Mobile Apps, Social

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $110.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    12

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MessageBird

MessageBird

MessageBird is a cloud communications platform that seamlessly integrates high-quality messaging, voice and video, reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.80

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Adriaan Mol, Robert Vis

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Messaging, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,100.12M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Podium

Podium

Podium is a customer communication platform for businesses who interact with customers on a local level. It’s designed to help them communicate directly with their customers through e-newsletters and answering their questions, comments and suggestions in real time.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    April 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Lehi

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Dennis Steele, Eric Rea

  • Industries:

    Collaboration, Consumer Reviews, Messaging, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $422.22M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Medable

Medable

Medable is transforming clinical research and predictive medicine by creating a platform powered by patient generated data.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.10

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Palo Alto

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    James Sas, Michelle Longmire, Perry Robinson, Tim Smith

  • Industries:

    Medical Device, Messaging, Pharmaceutical

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $533.75M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    12

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GupShup

GupShup

Gupshup is the original community platform that allows people to share short messages with their friends and family, in real time, from their phone or browser.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2004

  • Founders:

    Beerud Sheth, Dr Milind R Agarwal, Rakesh Mathur

  • Industries:

    CRM, Information Technology, Messaging

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $387.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Intercom

Intercom

Intercom is a customer engagement platform that helps you build better relationships with your target audience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.28

    B (

    March 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Ciaran Lee, David Barrett, Des Traynor

  • Industries:

    Apps, CRM, Customer Service, Marketing Automation, Messaging, SaaS, Sales Automation, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $350.71M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    35

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TangoMe

TangoMe

Tango Live provides a live mobile video platform to connect businesses and individuals with their followers and customers. As a global leader, they work with some of the world’s most recognizable names including Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Sharpie, and more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    March 2014

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Mountain View

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Eric Setton, Uri Raz

  • Industries:

    Android, Apps, iOS, Messaging, Mobile, Social Network, Video Streaming

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $613.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Sendbird

Sendbird

Sendbird is a provider of messaging-as-a-service APIs for mobile apps, websites and other platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.05

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Mateo

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Brandon Y Jeon, Forest Lee, Harry Kim, John S. Kim

  • Industries:

    Developer APIs, Messaging, Mobile, Video Chat

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $219.64M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    21

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Maimai

Maimai

Maimai provides a professional, high-quality service as a career and social-networking platform with the aim of helping the professional development of students.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Fan Lin

  • Industries:

    Apps, Enterprise Software, Internet, Messaging

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $300.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    4

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Infobip

Infobip

Infobip is a simple and affordable platform for businesses to communicate with their customers in real time across multiple channels.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Croatia

  • City:

    Vodnjan

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Izabel Jelenic, Roberto Kutic, Silvio Kutic

  • Industries:

    Enterprise Software, Internet of Things, Messaging, Mobile Apps, SaaS, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $800.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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