- Acquired by Proofpoint on August 24, 2016
- Total Equity Funding
- $126.1M in 13 Rounds from 11 Investors
- New York, NY
- Return Path offers companies with a data platform, SaaS-based products, and professional services to promote and protect their brands.
- Matt Blumberg, Eric Kirby, George Bilbrey, Jack Sinclair
- Security, SaaS, Email, Messaging
Return Path is a global data solutions provider that offers companies with a data platform, SaaS-based products, and professional services to promote and protect their brands. Return Path’s portfolio of solutions includes email optimization: a solution that ensures deliverability of emails and maximizes revenue from email marketing campaigns with the use of its products such as certifications, inbox monitor, reputation monitor, inbox insight, inbox preview, email client monitor, and more; email fraud protection: a solution that helps to find, mitigate, and prevent cyber threats using DMARC implementation, proactive blocking, advanced threat intelligence, mail stream categorization, data integration, dashboards, cloud services, and more; and consumer insight: a solution that provides in-depth visibility into consumer behavior in real-time, based on the category, product, and SKU level of purchases.
Strategy Mapper, Frequency Finder, and Subject Line Optimizer are apps developed to optimize the performance of email marketing campaigns.
Return Path was founded by Eric Kirby, Jack Sinclair, George Bilbrey, and Matt Blumberg in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, United States with offices in Denver, Sunnyvale, Austin, Indianapolis, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Hamburg, Sydney, and Sao Paulo.
Funding Rounds (13) - $126.1MUpdate
|Date||Amount / Round||Valuation||Lead Investor||Investors|
|Dec, 2014||$35M / Private Equity||—||Vista Equity Partners||6|
|Jul, 2014||$5M / Convertible Note||—||—||0|
|Oct, 2013||$6.8M / Series G||—||—||3|
|Jun, 2013||$29M / Private Equity||—||—||0|
|Jan, 2012||$1.63M / Venture||—||—||0|
|Aug, 2011||$11M / Venture||—||—||0|
|Jul, 2009||$5.5M / Venture||—||—||0|
|Jan, 2009||$6M / Series E||—||—||5|
|Nov, 2008||$10M / Series E||—||Union Square Ventures||1|
|Dec, 2005||$4.25M / Venture||—||—||0|
|May, 2004||$2M / Venture||—||—||0|
|Feb, 2003||$3.42M / Venture||—||—||0|
|Jan, 2002||$6.5M / Venture||—||—||0|
Current Team (12)Update
|Jul 16, 2016||TechCrunch - The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn|
|Jun 21, 2016||The Drum - We miss you: reactiving your email marketing campaigns for B2B|
|Jun 6, 2016||Business Wire - Return Path Empowers Marketers to Diagnose and Solve Email Deliverability Issues|
|May 31, 2016||PRWeb Sitemap - Return Path Reveals Top Email Trends of the Future|
|May 25, 2016||A VC - Vacation Policy|
|May 20, 2016||Marketing Land - Here’s how the presidential email campaigns are shaping up|
|May 16, 2016||SEC - UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION|
|May 12, 2016||Only Once – Matt Blumberg - Book Short: Scrum ptious|
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