SparkPost, a Columbia, Md.-based email sending and optimization platform, secured a $180m growth investment.
Backers included LLR Partners, NewSpring Capital and PNC Bank.
The company intends to use the funds for product innovation.
Led by Rich Harris, CEO, SparkPost provides an email optimization platform which allows senders to reach the inbox with solutions to help them plan, execute and optimize their email programs. The SparkPost platform is powered by a large data network, a team of email experts to help brands elevate every aspect of their email program, and a security and compliance posture to support even the most regulated industries. Users included The New York Times, Zillow, Adobe and Booking.com.