Attentive's 2019 Year in Review

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Dec 20, 2019
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From employee & client growth to Series B funding and new industry partnerships, we’re taking a look back at 2019 to celebrate a successful year at Attentive.

As we close out 2019, we’re taking time to reflect on the past year. 2019 was a year of rapid growth for Attentive, and we’re thrilled at the progress our team has made and the results we’ve delivered for our clients. We’re grateful for everyone who has helped us get to where we are today—including our clients, team members, partners, investors—and could not be more excited to continue our growth in 2020.

Attentive 2019 by the numbers

228% employee growth and 4 new office suites on 5th Avenue

A milestone we are extremely proud of is all of the amazing people we added to our team in 2019. To continue to build and improve our industry-leading mobile messaging platform, we grew our Engineering team by 256%. Our entire organization grew by 228%, with additions across all teams, from Product and Marketing to Sales and Recruiting.

Not only did we add team members to our headquarters in New York City, resulting in four new office suites on 5th Avenue, but we also added employees in new locations: Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, and Indianapolis. (And we aren’t stopping here! If you’re interested in a career at Attentive, check out our current openings.)

“It’s been incredible to see our team expand this year. We’ve hired extremely talented people to help Attentive continue to scale,” said Sean McDermott, Chief People Officer at Attentive. “We’re focused on listening to our employees to make sure Attentive is a great place to work. This year, we’ve done surveys and implemented their feedback, like adding more company & team activities, plus a monthly health & fitness stipend.”

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$40 million Series B funding

Over the last few years, Attentive’s rapid growth has been fueled by increasing demand from brands for a more effective way to communicate with mobile-first audiences. On the heels of this growth, we raised a $40 million Series B led by Sequoia, with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Eniac Ventures, and NextView Ventures, and new investors IVP and High Alpha (a venture fund led by Scott Dorsey, former CEO & Co-Founder of Exact Target).

“Our mission is to build a communications channel that is thoughtful, authentic, and addresses the needs of organizations, brands, and consumers,” said Brian Long, Co-Founder and CEO at Attentive. “This funding will allow us to further scale our existing operations and continue to meet market demand.”

347% client growth and 80+ industry partners

Over the last year, we’ve experienced 347% client growth. More than 500 brands and organizations now rely on Attentive to send mobile messages, driving millions of dollars in revenue and creating more personal & seamless interactions with mobile subscribers.

To ensure we’re supporting our clients the best we can, we’ve partnered with over 80 technology solutions (and counting), including agencies, e-commerce platforms, customer service providers, and more.

“Attentive quickly established itself as the leader in the mobile messaging software space,” said Harry Heymann, who joined Attentive earlier this year as CTO. “Throughout 2019, the Engineering team has successfully scaled the platform and infrastructure to align with the rapid client growth we’ve experienced. We can’t wait to continue to scale that success.”

We are so grateful for all we accomplished this year, and here’s to a successful 2020!

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