Hiya is pleased to announce that we’ve raised $18M in Series A funding, giving us the ability to expand and provide a better phone experience globally! The round was led by Balderton Capital, Europe’s leading early stage venture investor, with participation from Nautilus Venture Partners and Lumia. We are also excited to welcome Balderton partner, Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, an early executive at Uber and Dropbox, who will be joining Hiya’s board.
As one of the fastest growing mobile startups in the world, Hiya is revolutionizing the way people make and receive phone calls. The phone app has remain unchanged since the smartphone launched over a decade ago. Hiya is fixing this through innovations designed to finally make the phone experience a great one. We make this happen by partnering globally with leading carriers and smartphone OEMs, including Samsung and AT&T. Despite being a startup, we are already making a big impact for our almost 20 million monthly active users in 196 countries (that’s all of them!).
Our new funding will be used for domestic and international expansion, with a significant portion invested in supporting and expanding Hiya’s AI and machine learning product roadmap, as well as growing our data and engineering teams. We have big plans ahead of us, and in order to grow, we need to also grow our team. We are planning on doubling our headcount – from 50 people currently to more than 100 in the coming year. We have a solid business model, we are already generating significant revenues, and now we can say that our backers include some of the world’s leading investors! Interested? Learn more here.