And now for some additional proof that you can build an impactful technology company out of Europe even when your target audience is basically ‘other developers’, and without raising tons of funding:
And yet Pusher has only raised a modest amount of seed funding – the last round dating back more than 4 years ago – from investors like Eileen Burbidge / Passion Capital, prominent American investor Bill Lee (Tesla, SpaceX, Yammer, HootSuite etc.) and the founders of Heroku.
Pusher CEO and co-founder, Max Williams, comments in a blog post:
“Users demand a satisfying, realtime experience to the standard of Facebook, Google and co. They don’t care if you’re a startup, a large corporate or based somewhere that makes hiring the best developers challenging. We started Pusher to provide that focused expertise to all companies and level the playing field for the realtime web.”
Williams tells Tech.eu that Pusher is adding ‘hundreds of paying customers’ a month and is on course to send half trillion messages every month in the near future.