About us

Pusher makes delightful realtime APIs that enable developers all around the world to quickly add communication and collaboration features to their apps. Our core product, Channels, enables developers to easily create features like in-app notifications, activity streams, real-time dashboards, live trackers and much more.

We’ve come a long way

Pusher has been one of the key players in the developer tools market since 2011. The company started its journey by providing real-time infrastructure to developers all around the world and is now providing specialised solutions for the most common relatime developer challenges. Pusher released its first specialised product in public beta, Chatkit, in November 2017: a Chat API solution that makes it easy for developers to add cloud-hosted messaging services to their mobile and web apps.

Pusher was at the forefront of the PaaS revolution that focused on developers as customers, providing them with an amazing developer experience. Built by developers for developers.

Our founder and CEO is Max Williams. In 2011, we received $1MM in seed funding from backers like Eileen Burbidge at Passion Capital, Bill Lee (Tesla, SpaceX, Yammer, HootSuite) and the founders of Heroku. In 2016 we received $2.5M of venture debt from Saas Capital and in 2018 $8M from Balderton Capital and Heavybit.

We have over 250,000 developer customers across 170 countries. Innovative companies like the New York Times, Lyft, InVision, Mailchimp and many more trust Channels in production in their stack. Every month, we send more than 800 billion messages to 9 billion devices across the world.

History of Pusher

2010
Pusher is created
2011
$1M seed funding
2013
Our first Xmas party
2015
Free plan expanded to 1.4mil notifications/week
2015
12 people
2016
$2.5M venture debt funding
2016
32 people
2016
Clusters in Europe and APAC launched
2017
Cluster in India launched
2017
50 people
2017
Chatkit in Public Beta
2018
$8M series A funding
2018
New office in San Francisco
2018
Pusher Beams is launched

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