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 Ratings4.6

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Employees (est.) (May 2022)348(+2%)
Job Openings27
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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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, Singapore, Seoul and London
San Mateo, CA, US (HQ)
400 1st Ave
San Mateo, CA, US
3 E 3rd Ave #200
Seoul, KR
17f, 514 Seolleung-ro, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu
Singapore, SG
182 Cecil St
London, GB
S Technologies Ltd, 2 Stephen St
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SendBird Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2013

SendBird total Funding

$220.7 m

SendBird latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

SendBird investors

SendBird's latest funding round in April 2021 was reported to be $100 m. In total, SendBird has raised $220.7 m
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SendBird Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Roundee.ioApril 01, 2020

SendBird Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

80/100

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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 API enables group voice and video calls for any app

Sendbird has launched a new API that allows developers to enable group voice and video calls in their own applications.

Sendbird raises $100M at a $1B+ valuation, says 150M+ users now interact using its chat and video APIs

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 R…

Sendbird secures $100M to help businesses add chat, voice, and video calling to their apps

Sendbird, a platform that businesses use to add messaging, voice, and video chat functionality into their apps, has raised $100 million.

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.
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SendBird Blogs

How to become a unicorn: The Sendbird story of reaching $1B

Sendbird CEO John Kim recently sat down with Traction and Boast.ai to discuss the philosophies and approaches that helped Sendbird […] The post How to become a unicorn: The Sendbird story of reaching $1B appeared first on Sendbird.

Is it time to ditch SMS for critical customer messages?

Like most internet users, you have probably received phishing emails and smishing SMS messages from malicious actors pretending to be […] The post Is it time to ditch SMS for critical customer messages? appeared first on Sendbird.

Is mobile clienteling the future of luxury retail?

The number of online shoppers in the US is expected to hit 291.2 million by 2025. Amazon has already shown […] The post Is mobile clienteling the future of luxury retail? appeared first on Sendbird.

The future of customer conversations for travel and hospitality brands

A high-value customer is trying to book a suite at your resort… and you make them click through menus, fill […] The post The future of customer conversations for travel and hospitality brands appeared first on Sendbird.

How to implement content moderation for in-app chat with the Sendbird Platform SDK

In online chat, it’s difficult to predict with certainty the messages that users send. Therefore, it’s ideal to monitor and […] The post How to implement content moderation for in-app chat with the Sendbird Platform SDK appeared first on Sendbird.

Keep agents informed & productive with Admin Notifications for Sendbird Desk

We’re happy to announce a new feature for Sendbird Desk that streamlines internal communication between admins and agents to boost […] The post Keep agents informed & productive with Admin Notifications for Sendbird Desk 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 348 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, Singapore, Seoul and London.

  • How many offices does SendBird have?

    SendBird has 5 offices.