Draper Esprit backs Aircall in £10m deal

Draper Esprit has announced a £10m investment in Aircall, a French cloud-based call centre software business.

The London-headquartered venture capital firm led on a Series B funding round that brought Aircall’s total investment to around £30m to date.

The new eight-figure funding will accelerate the buildout of Aircall’s cloud-based phone system, including integrations with existing software used by businesses.The company will also make senior hires both in Europe and the US.

Aircall offers instant phone numbers across more than 40 countries. Its collaborative phone app lets teams share and follow up calls, and can connect to any CRM or customer support tool.

Draper Esprit CEO Simon Cook said: “We look forward to partnering with the Aircall team to help the company grow and develop its transformative technology further.

“With over 3,000 business customers worldwide, they have quickly established themselves as one of the fastest growing cloud-based phone systems in the market and we are very excited to be supporting Aircall on the next stage of its growth journey.”

“Our investment in Aircall adds to Draper Esprit’s significant momentum this year, with recent investments in Ledger and Revolut, along with new commitments to European seed funds Join Capital and Icebreaker.”

Draper Esprit backs Aircall in £10m deal

By Draper Esprit16 May 2018