Gupshup was founded in 2004 by Beerud Sheth, Dr Milind R Agarwal, and Rakesh Mathur. Following a $240 million funding round in 2021, Sheth told reporters that ""we want to build relationships with these large investors because they can help us in a future IPO.""
Gupshup is a conversational messaging platform that provides messaging tools to businesses. Additionally, the company offers an SMS-based social network for consumers. The company made 5 acquisitions between 2021 and 2022, including of Active.ai and OneDirect. Gupshup has raised more than $450 million in venture capital funding from investors such as Fidelity Management, Tiger Global, and White Oak Global Advisors. The company was valued at $1.4 billion in after Tiger Global contributed $100 million in fresh capital in 2021.
These comments should not be interpreted to mean that the company is formally pursuing or foregoing an IPO.