Today’s big news in Dublin tech: Intercom announced it has raised $35 million in its Series C round, bringing its total funding to $66 million.
The announcement was made by CEO and co-founder Eoghan McCabe via the Intercom blog, in what might best be described as a suitably novel fashion… Graphic novel, that is.
Via The Irish Independent: ‘The company is one of a number of breakout tech firms to emerge from Dublin’s technology ecosystem in recent years. Investors include Iconiq Capital, which manages funds from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey. It also represents LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. The company had previously raised over €5m in initial funding from investors which included ex-Twitter founder Biz Stone.’
Via TechCrunch: ‘While Intercom is headquartered in San Francisco, McCabe said all of the company’s research and development happens in Dublin, Ireland. R&D makes up half of Intercom’s headcount, and he said that will remain true as he doubles the size of 140-person company over the next year — it’s important to for Intercom to be “a product-first and a product-oriented company.”’
Naturally, Twitter is ablaze:
— Brian Caulfield (@BrianCVC) August 26, 2015
— David Scanlon (@dscanlon) August 26, 2015