Segment (company)

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Segment (formerly known as Segment.io) is an American customer data infrastructure company based in San Francisco, California. Its software allows enterprises to combine the collection of data from their customers, whether through a mobile app, by e-mail or in a store. Segment was founded in 2011 and accepted into Y Combinator in the same year.[1] The company raised $284 million in venture capital for a $1.5 billion valuation, Notable investors include Accel, Alphabet Inc's GV, Meritech Capital Partners, Thrive Capital, and e.ventures.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Segment is reported to have more than 20,000 customers,[3] including IBM, TravelPerk, Levi’s, New Relic, GAP, Time magazine, Trivago, Hotel Tonight, and Atlassian.[3][9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. "From Show HN to Series D". Segment Blog. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  2. "Startup Segment Is Worth $1.5 Billion, Thanks to Companies' Troves of Customer Data". Bloomberg. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "How Segment survived its brush with death to become a customer data infrastructure unicorn". VentureBeat. 4 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  4. "Ahead of GDPR, Segment sees growing pushback against third-party data sharing". ZDNet. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  5. "Segment's US$175m cash injection highlights rapid rise of customer data platforms". CMO. IDG Communications. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  6. "The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017". Forbes. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  7. "Term Sheet — Wednesday, October 8". Fortune. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  8. "Segment picks up $175M, hits unicorn valuation". PitchBook. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  9. "Travel management startup updates data infrastructure to improve engagement analytics". Computer Weekly. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  10. "Segment to open EMEA headquarters in Dublin and create 100 jobs". Silicon Republic. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  11. "Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests". TechCrunch. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2019.


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