Talkdesk has announced $143 million in series C funding from a combination of new and existing investors. The amount raised, and the company’s valuation of more than $3 billion, reflects both investor confidence in Talkdesk’s business and the strategic role that superior customer experience plays among top global brands.
New investors participating in this latest round include Franklin Templeton, Willoughby Capital, Skip Capital, Lead Edge Capital and Top Tier Capital Partners, along with existing partners Viking Global Investors and Threshold Ventures. In total, Talkdesk has raised $268 million over its funding rounds, strengthening its leadership position in the contact center as a service (CCaaS) marketplace and solidifying the role of customer experience as a strategic differentiator for enterprises.
This latest investment follows a year of continued global growth, product development and market leadership for Talkdesk. Over the past 12 months Talkdesk has introduced more than 600 product innovations to the market including Talkdesk 20-in-20, an ambitious release program to lead the contact center industry by starting 2020 with 20 product introductions in the first 20 weeks.
The new funding will allow Talkdesk to capitalize on its current momentum and continue its global growth. The company plans to increase research and development spending and to invest in go-to-market, sales, marketing and channel development as Talkdesk continues to expand up-market.