Expedition leads €20m investment in Batch
London and Paris, 21st of October 2021
Batch, the mobile-first CRM platform has secured €20m of funding led by Expedition Growth Capital (“Expedition”) alongside Orange Ventures. After six years of bootstrapped growth, the Company has chosen to raise capital and accelerate its ambitious growth plan.
Founded in 2015 by Simon Dawlat and Antoine Guénard, Batch’s team have built a push notification market leader. Their technology is present on 99% of French mobile phones and handles 400 billion messages for its 300 enterprise clients, including Oui.sncf, LVMH, and Société Générale.
Expedition is delighted to be partnering with Simon, Antoine and their team at this exciting stage of the Company’s development. Batch’s culture has been at the heart of its success to date and Expedition’s investment will fund investments to protect this great asset as the company scales. The funds will also fuel the founders’ ambitions to build a European category champion, with a full featured mobile-first marketing automation platform.
Expedition identified Batch as the best of breed, mobile-first complement to the predominant enterprise CRM and Marketing platforms of Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, Adobe and Microsoft. Batch’s customers were effusive about both the technical strength and business user orientation of Batch. Batch allows marketing professionals to run sophisticated, highly targeted, mobile and desktop push campaigns at scale, adding tremendous value to email-centric CRM and marketing platforms.
Batch has developed a reputation for excellence serving the most demanding enterprise customers in its home market of France. Like many of Expedition’s portfolio companies, Batch has achieved this impressive market position without raising outside capital, and is now ready to realise a broader ambition of category leadership. We are proud to be Batch’s partner on this journey.