Teckst, a NYC-based service that enables two-way text messaging for customer service teams, raised $2.5m in funding.
Backers included Composite Capital, Gaingels, Kernel Capital, and Zelkova Ventures and angels Walter Burr, Adam Press, Dan Porter, and Kevin Mahaffey.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth and expansion into new markets.
Founded by Matt Tumbleson and Ji Young Choi, Teckst operates a service that allows consumers to send two-way texts to businesses they often need to reach, such as airlines, cable providers and e-commerce retailers.
Teckst integrates with Desk.com, Help Scout, Oracle, Salesforce Service Cloud, SugarCRM, and Zendesk ro reache an audience of more than 6 billion mobile devices.
In just a few months since launching out of stealth mode, the service is generating demand from mid-market early adopters and enterprises including BarkBox, JackThreads, Luxe and Memebox.