August 27, 2021
The software startup just announced that they’ve secured $2.5M in a seed round led by Mercury, Atento Capital, and Cortado Ventures. Respond Flow steers users through the complexities of mass text message compliance to avoid fines and confidently connect with their customers. Using their platform, they empower organizations to connect with their customers and build authentic relationships.
We’ve been lucky to watch Respond Flow grow from a hard-working team of four at Basecamp, to a well-oiled machine, raising millions of dollars in funding and scaling their team at the Incubator. Oh, and they set up shop at Camp II somewhere in the middle of that. As one of the first companies to move into our newest location, we've really watched each other grow. If you want to hear more about how Respond Flow came to be and meet the founders, you can check out the blog we wrote about them last year!
So, why is Respond Flow so successful? It’s pretty simple. They found a niche in the market, and they jumped on it. Respond Flow is one of the only platforms that can lift the burden of SMS compliance off of small-medium size businesses. There are more rules than you can imagine around SMS marketing, and Respond Flow has it figured out. They streamline the process so that other businesses can send personal and trustworthy test messages, without the stress of ever-changing regulations that often result in massive fines or even a total shut down.
And we’re not just hyping up our members because we like them- Respond Flow has the stats to back it up. Because of their 97% delivery rate, Respond Flow has landed huge clients like the Oklahoma City Thunder and Sysco, and they’re not stopping now! Respond Flow plans to use the $2.5M investment to focus on growing their development and sales teams, with the goal of creating a larger footprint in Tulsa.
And the cherry on top is that Atento Capital and Cortado Ventures, two of the venture capitalists leading the seed round, are neighbors with Respond Flow at the Incubator! There are few things cooler for us to see than our member companies making valuable connections within our community that result in huge growth for their startups.
We couldn't be more proud of our friends at Respond Flow for their ability to adapt and grow throughout the challenges of the past year, and we're so glad they chose to grow with us!