Airship is an American company that provides marketing and branding services. Airship allows companies to generate custom messages to consumers via push notifications, SMS messaging, and similar, and provides customer analytics services.
In 2009, Airship was founded by Steven Osborn, Scott Kveton, Adam Lowry, and Michael Richardson. The company received $1.1 million in Series A funding in February 2010, and then received $5.4 million in Series B funding in November of the same year. On November 5, 2011 Airship received $15.1 million in Series C funding from Salesforce.com, Intel, and Verizon, among others.
In 2011, Airship acquired SimpleGeo on October 31, 2011. SimpleGeo developed toolsets allowing developers to more easily create location aware mobile applications and had partnered with Airship to combine software and services shortly before their acquisition. Airship discontinued SimpleGeo services on March 31, 2012.
In December 2012, Airship acquired Tello, another True Ventures-backed startup. Airship acquired Tello in an all-stock deal in order to integrate PassTools, Tello's Apple Passbook management product, into its current offering.
On February 6, 2013 the company announced additional funding of $25 million from Foundry Group, Intel Capital, True Ventures and Verizon. In October 2014 the company announced another $12.1 million in Series D funding from existing investors. In February 2015 the company picked up an additional $9 million in venture funding, bringing total funding to $67.6 million. In June 2018 the company completed an F round of funding at $25 million led by Foundry Group.
Highest paying job titles at Urban Airship include Finance Business Partner, IT Infrastructure Manager, and IT Specialist