SendBird

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SendBird is a company providing messaging SDK and chat API for mobile apps and websites. It enables direct messaging, group chats, as well as open channels. The company offers a range of features including spam flood protection, auto-translation, bot interface and so on. It allows users to structure and track messages, as well as monitor and moderate chat rooms using moderation tools. SendBird chat API is intended for use across marketplaces, on-demand services, gaming, live streaming, digital health, and communities.

TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQSan Mateo, CA, US
Websitesendbird.com
Employee Ratings4.4

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)252
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at SendBird

John S. Kim

John S. Kim

Co-founder, CEO
Forest Lee

Forest Lee

Co-founder & Head of Design
Harry Kim

Harry Kim

Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Joe Pagano

Joe Pagano

Chief Financial Officer
Jin Ku

Jin Ku

CTO
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SendBird Office Locations

SendBird has offices in San Mateo, Bengaluru, Singapore, Seoul and in 1 other location
San Mateo, CA, US (HQ)
400 1st Ave
Bengaluru, IN
Block L, Embassy TechVillage, Outer Ring Rd, Devarabisanahalli, Bellandur
Seoul, KR
17f, 514 Seolleung-ro, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu
Singapore, SG
182 Cecil St
London, GB
16 Great Chapel St, Soho
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SendBird Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2013

SendBird total Funding

$120.7 m

SendBird latest funding size

$102 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

SendBird investors

SendBird's latest funding round in May 2019 was reported to be $102 m. In total, SendBird has raised $120.7 m
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SendBird Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Roundee.ioApril 01, 2020

SendBird Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

D

65/100

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SendBird Online and Social Media Presence

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SendBird Company Culture

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    90/100

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SendBird News and Updates

SendBird adds video and voice to its API platform as in-app communications surge

As the coronavirus outbreak drives app-based communications, SendBird has announced that it is expanding its API platform to voice and video calls.

SendBird adds voice and video to popular chat API

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 …

SendBird closes $102 million round for its chat and messaging API platform

SendBird, which enables developers to integrate chat and messaging features into their apps, has closed its series B round at $102 million.

Sendbird snags additional $50M for messaging API tool, as it extends Series B to $102M

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 Ma…

SendBird raises $52 million so developers can add messaging and chat features to their apps

SendBird has raised $52 million in a series B round of funding to help developers add messaging and chat features to their apps.

SendBird Blogs

Safety in numbers? The challenges of trust, privacy, and moderation for high growth online communities

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Clubhouse, the new kid on the social media block. The […] The post Safety in numbers? The challenges of trust, privacy, and moderation for high growth online communities appeared first on Sendbird.

Goodbye Twilio Programmable Chat? The writing is on the wall with this latest announcement

Twilio has announced end of life for their Programmable Chat, absorbing their dedicated chat product into their Conversations API. This […] The post Goodbye Twilio Programmable Chat? The writing is on the wall with this latest announcement appeared first on Sendbird.

How Sendbird halved test runtime and dramatically improved test success rate

Summary Code quality and delivery speed are two of the most important goals for the Sendbird SDK team. To achieve […] The post How Sendbird halved test runtime and dramatically improved test success rate appeared first on Sendbird.

Case study: Bridging the communication gap with integrated messaging for KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin creates modern technology that improves the safety, efficiency, and profitability of businesses that keep our economy moving. The company’s […] The post Case study: Bridging the communication gap with integrated messaging for KeepTruckin appeared first on Sendbird.

Virgin Mobile UAE keeps customers engaged with on-demand mobile support using Sendbird Desk

Virgin Mobile UAE is part of one of the most recognized telecommunication brands. The brand services customers across the United […] The post Virgin Mobile UAE keeps customers engaged with on-demand mobile support using Sendbird Desk appeared first on Sendbird.

Case study: Building relationships in a socially distanced world with Hinge

Get to know Hinge Hinge is a popular dating app aiming to help people truly connect and build meaningful connections. […] The post Case study: Building relationships in a socially distanced world with Hinge appeared first on Sendbird.
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SendBird Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SendBird founded?

    SendBird was founded in 2013.

  • Who are SendBird key executives?

    SendBird's key executives are John S. Kim, Forest Lee and Harry Kim.

  • How many employees does SendBird have?

    SendBird has 252 employees.

  • Who are SendBird competitors?

    Competitors of SendBird include PubNub, Stream and Plivo.

  • Where is SendBird headquarters?

    SendBird headquarters is located at 400 1st Ave, San Mateo.

  • Where are SendBird offices?

    SendBird has offices in San Mateo, Bengaluru, Singapore, Seoul and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does SendBird have?

    SendBird has 5 offices.