Today, BIGfish client Ring, inventor of the smart doorbell, announced the company raised $28 million in Series B funding to further its mission of reducing crime in communities. Sir Richard Branson (yes – the Sir Richard Branson), Shea Ventures and American Family Insurance led the round. True Ventures, Upfront and multiple angels, including Sky Dayton, also participated.
Hot on the heels of this exciting funding announcement was an influx of incredible press coverage secured by BIGfish; check it out below:
BetaBoston: Babson alum raises $28 million for a smart doorbell
Boston Business Journal: Babson grad’s ‘smart doorbell’ startup gets funding from Richard Branson, others
Boston Business Journal: Five things you need to know today, including the disruption of the doorbell
Business Insider: This guy turned his failure on ‘Shark Tank’ into a $28 million investment from Richard Branson
Fortune: Meet the connected doorbell company that just scored Richard Branson as an investor
Fortune Term Sheet: Venture Capital Deals
Gizmag: Ring Video Doorbell brings the peephole to your smartphone
Inc.: After This Entrepreneur Got Nothing On ‘Shark Tank,’ Richard Branson Wrote Him a Check
LA Business Journal: Ring opens door to investor Richard Branson
LA Times: Richard Branson’s latest investment: Santa Monica company making video doorbells
PE HUB: Branson backs smart doorbell maker Ring
Philadelphia Business Journal: 5 things to know and a Shark Tank reject gets $28M from Richard Branson
Silicon Republic: Richard Branson investing in IoT? That has a nice Ring to it
VentureBeat: Ding dong: Richard Branson leads $28M funding round into smart doorbell startup Ring
VentureWire: Virgin’s Branson Backs Video Doorbell Maker Ring
Wall Street Journal: The Daily Startup: Virgin’s Branson Backs Ring’s Smart Doorbell
Xconomy: Ring Lands $28,000,000 Series B Financing Round
Congrats on an impressive round of funding, Ring, and on some equally as impressive press! Make sure you follow @ring_labs on Twitter for the company’s latest news and updates.
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