Robert Vis, Founder and CEO, MessageBird
Robert Vis is the founder and CEO of MessageBIrd, the Amsterdam and San Francisco-based cloud communications platform offering a suite of APIs that enable developers and enterprises to communicate with customers in virtually every corner of the planet. Bootstrapped since its founding, MessageBird closed the largest-ever early stage investment into a European software company in late 2017 ($60m led by US-based Accel and UK-based Atomico). Today. MessageBird is trusted by over 15,000 customers, from rapidly-growing disruptors to innovative enterprises, Uber, Hello Fresh, SAP and Lufthansa Airlines. The company maintains offices in Amsterdam, San Francisco, London, Hamburg, Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore. Prior to MessageBird, Robert was the founder of ZayPay, a mobile payments company that allowed 1.5 billion users to pay for goods on their mobile phone bills in 50+ countries. Robert sold ZayPay (to Mobile Interactive Group, later Velti, now mGage).