Bandwidth.com, a North Carolina-based provider of Internet and VoIP services to small and medium sized businesses, has raised just south of $20.5 million in equity funding according to this regulatory filing.
That deal will lead to a combined entity with projected 2011 revenue exceeding $100 million, the companies said at the time the acquisition was announced.
Bandwidth.com provides millions of phone numbers annually and billions of minutes of calls for over 6,000 business customers in the U.S., including Skype, Pinger, Yext, and IfByPhone. For small and medium sized businesses, Bandwidth also provides integrated office phone systems, smartphones, as well as business-grade Internet connectivity.
The company’s recently launched Google Voice competitor Phonebooth is a VoIP service for individuals and small businesses that provides users with a free local phone number that can be forwarded to any cell phone and landline.
It also offers voicemail transcriptions, and an auto attendant feature that allows users to route callers to different employees.
From what I can gather, this is Bandwidth.com’s first round of institutional venture financing, even though the company was originally established back in 1999.
Bandwidth is one of the largest telecom companies in the nation, helping over 500 wholesale customers and thousands of enterprise accounts leverage communications as a tool for innovation. The company was founded in 1999 as a reseller of connectivity solutions, getting into the voice business when it recognized a need for more nimble voice solutions. The company helped pioneer the concept of SIP trunking in 2006 and added 9-1-1 into its portfolio with the acquisition of dash Carrier...